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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    500 million machines are now running Windows 10

    Microsoft is announcing today that 500 million active machines are now running Windows 10. The latest statistic comes almost 8 months after the company revealed 400 million devices were running Windows 10. Microsoft revealed its latest Windows 10 figures just as the software maker starts its...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates every March and September

    Microsoft revealed last year that it was planning two major Windows 10 updates for 2017. After shipping its Creators Update recently, the next major release will arrive in September. Microsoft is now committing to what it calls a “predictable twice-per-year” feature release schedule for Windows...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 really collects

    Microsoft has been responding to Windows 10 privacy concerns for nearly two years now, and it appears the company has finally got the message and is prepared to act. Starting today, Microsoft is updating its privacy statement and publishing information about the data it collects as part of...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows Vista Still Exists, But Will No Longer Have Microsoft Support April 11

    Are you out there, Windows Vista users? If so, prepare yourself for the end: Microsoft will be pulling support for the operating system on April 11, sending it to wherever poorly received software goes when it dies. Microsoft has provided 10 years of support for the operating system, but the...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft is bringing Cortana to fridges, toasters, and thermostats

    Microsoft is planning to allow fridges, toasters, thermostats, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices to access Cortana. The software giant is bringing Cortana to IoT devices with its Windows 10 Creators Update, due in March next year. ZDNet spotted a presentation about the plans at...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft: Google has put our customers at potential risk

    On October 21, Google informed Microsoft's security team of a zero-day vulnerability. Google says that the vulnerability in the Windows kernel is being actively exploited in the wild by attackers. Yesterday, a little over a week after telling Microsoft and before a patch has been released...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google just disclosed a major Windows bug — and Microsoft isn’t happy

    Today, Google’s Threat Analysis group disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows in a public post on the company’s security blog. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — but it’s serious enough to be...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft’s new Paint 3D app is now available to download and test

    Microsoft unveiled its revamped and modernized Paint app for Windows 10 earlier today. It's designed to make 3D object creation easy across devices with a regular mouse and keyboard, touchscreens, and stylus input. Microsoft is now letting Windows Insiders test out an early version of Paint 3D...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    400 million machines are now running Windows 10

    Microsoft is revealing today that 400 million active machines are now running Windows 10. The latest update on usage comes just three months after the software maker revealed 350 million devices were running Windows 10 back in June. While Microsoft claims the adoption rate of Windows 10 is 115...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft slammed over 'blatant disregard' for Windows 10 user privacy

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has slammed Microsoft for its "blatant disregard" for user privacy with Windows 10 and has called on the company to formally acknowledge that its update program was flawed. In a damning editorial published on 17 August, EFF staff member Amul Kalia blasts...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    What to expect when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installs itself on your computer

    Nobody ever accused Microsoft (MSFT) of having consistent naming sequences. Let’s see: Windows versions have been named, in order, 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. And today, there’s a new version: Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Why use three syllables when 10 will do...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft says it has two big Windows 10 updates planned for 2017

    Microsoft only started rolling out Windows 10's Anniversary Update this week, but it's already discussing future updates for the operating system. A new blog post detailing update changes for IT professionals sheds some light on Microsoft's plans for Windows 10. "This will be our last feature...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft's war against Chrome battery life now includes Windows 10 notifications

    Microsoft decided to target Google's Chrome browser back in June with a new campaign designed to highlight how bad the browser is for your laptop battery life. While Microsoft's marketing effort was initially limited to a YouTube video and associated website, the software maker has started to...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To: Download the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    Earlier today Microsoft began the roll out of the second major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, but it will not be available immediately to everyone as this update needs to reach over 350 million people. Now, with that being said, there are ways around just waiting for this upgrade...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features

    In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10’s first birthday. It has been a busy year that has seen a number of Windows 10 updates with new features and improvements, but the biggest one is arriving on August 2nd. Microsoft’s free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 includes...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    One Step Closer to the Final Build of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    This past week we looked closely at Windows 10 Build 14393 when it was released and the remaining known issues in this build to determine if it was the final code Microsoft would be releasing publicly on 02 August as the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. When they moved build 14393 to the Slow...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    French watchdog blasts Microsoft over Windows 10's privacy failings

    A French regulatory body has blasted Microsoft over Windows 10's habit of hoovering up plentiful user data, giving Redmond a deadline in which the firm must do something about it. This warning comes from the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), which has issued an...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft steps up legal pressure against Windows 10 pirates

    Microsoft last week continued its campaign to quash software pirates when it filed the fifth lawsuit in as many months accusing unidentified individuals with illegally activating more than 1,000 copies of Windows, including the newest Windows 10, and Office. The suit was filed in a Seattle...
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Important Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly Charge

    For months Microsoft has been describing Windows 10 “as a service” and now we know why. Microsoft is going to introduce a monthly subscription fee for Windows 10 usage… That cost will be $7 per user per month but the good news is it only applies to enterprises, for now. The new pricing tier...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft extends timeline for Windows 10 to hit 1 billion users

    Back in April 2015, Microsoft made the bold claim that its new operating system, Windows 10, would be running on 1 billion devices by 2018. Today, the company is revising the timeline. In a statement obtained by ZDNet, Windows marketed head Yusef Medhi says the poor performance of its mobile...