Microsoft reverses its plan to separate Notepad out of the Windows 10 release cycle.
Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 and warns developers to stop using older versions.
Mozilla's Firefox VPN extension will cost $4.99 per month for now, but that could change in future.
Microsoft warns of 'laser' phishing attacks that are so well-crafted even techies can't spot them.
Microsoft's Project Verona involves creating a new language for "safe infrastructure programming" to be open-sourced soon.
The Surface Pro X is Microsoft's best-ever tablet hardware. But touch app stagnation hampers it from making a stronger run at the iPad Pro today and threatens to limit the potential of the Surface Neo next year.
Pick of the best $350-or-less budget laptops and convertibles.
Microsoft estimates a 5% failure rate for all devices that are attached to the Thunderbolt Dock.
Microsoft refines Windows Terminal ahead of its v1.0 release in April 2020.
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 20H1 test build (version 19033) is a near final release of the feature update that will be known as Windows 10 2004. On to the next test releases.
Microsoft promises developers its dual-screen Surface devices won't mean chucking out code.
After GhostHook and InfinityHook, we now have ByePg. No patch out yet.
The new Edge browser, built on the same open source code as Google Chrome, contains a new Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party trackers and, at the Strict setting, many ads. My tests show that one in four items blocked are from Google.
Don't worry about that strange 'G' app that's preventing you from shutting down Windows 10, explains Microsoft.
Slack accuses Microsoft of blatantly copying its promotional videos.
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.
A clean install is the perfect way to get a fresh start with a Windows PC. Use this checklist to make sure you take care of the small details that make a big difference in productivity
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're an owner of a newer MacBook, then you'll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn't mean that you need to buy new accessories. What you need is the Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Not that this will also work with Windows PCs that have a USB-C port, as well as Chromebooks and smartphones and tablets kitted out with USB-C.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
Make the operating system work for you and your device.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
While many are switching to Mac to break free of Windows, some of us still need to have access to the operating system to run specific applications or to carry out testing and development. Whatever your reason for wanting to run Windows 10 on your Mac, you have a number of options available to you.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Windows 10 comes with a whole bunch of helpful apps. Unfortunately, some of them aren't as powerful as you might like. Fear not, for we have 15 power tools that will help you supercharge your Windows install.
Slack accuses Microsoft of blatantly copying its promotional videos.
Microsoft is getting the November 2019 Update ready for release to the general public. Ed Bott explains what makes this update different from the feature updates you’ve come to dread. Read more: https://zd.net/2P1kysX
Microsoft reveals how it fine-tuned its new Surface lineup to improve automation and productivity in Office 365.
Steve Ranger explains that Microsoft has shown off some big new ideas for new devices, and they say a lot about how the company has changed. Read more: https://zd.net/2oJqcFo
The seven-year-old Surface line welcomes a slew of new and updated devices -- including a few surprises. Ed Bott walks us through the highlights. Read more: https://zd.net/2nK4rFf
Don’t want to be surprised by unexpected upgrades? Ed Bott explains the three strategies you can use. Read more: https://zd.net/2mhWJ4l
Microsoft poses threat to Germany's digital sovereignty, warns the study.
When it's time to buy a new portable PC, there's more to consider than just the standard specs. These are five features that can't be benchmarked but have an undeniable impact on productivity.
There’s more to the right hardware choice than speeds and feeds. Ed Bott shares some features from the latest generation of PCs that will make you more productive and less frustrated. Read more: https://zd.net/2A3S6y1
Nearly half of all PCs used in small businesses are running Windows 7 despite Microsoft's January 2020 deadline.
ZDNet's Steve Ranger tells Karen Roby that time is running out for Windows 7 but millions of PCs are still to be upgraded. Read more: https://zd.net/2Zvbvav
The bottom line is that you probably need more RAM than you think you can get away with! Read more: https://zd.net/33uWRhI
Are you finding that the battery in your Windows laptop isn't lasting as long as it used to? Here how to tell if it is getting worn. Read more: https://zd.net/2LJzPxh
Windows 10 preview shows signs of Windows OS separating from the shell in line with Microsoft's modular plans.