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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Build 19045.2301 for the Release Preview Channel, released on Nov. 10, 2022.

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Rising cloud revenue helps soften Microsoft’s growth slowdown

Ongoing macroeconomic factors coupled with the continued decline in personal PC sales has caused Microsoft’s revenue growth to slump.

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Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock can simplify your security and save you time across both Android and ChromeOS. Are you taking advantage of all it has to offer?

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PC sales fall off a cliff

The sale of personal computers, which surged as companies turned to hybrid and remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, fell sharply in the third quarter. The release of Windows 11 and its first annual update seemed to have no effect....

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If the PC market is in decline, how's Apple faring?

IDC observes a 40.2% increase in Apple’s Q3 marketshare, Canalys sees this up just 1.3% — and Gartner reckons the company saw its share fall 15.6%. At least one set of assumptions is incorrect.

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Coming in Windows 11 22H2, a change of update cadence?

While Microsoft has yet to confirm it officially, the software maker is expected to soon announce not only new features for Windows 11 but also a change in how often it rolls out new versions.

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Why Apple's October event matters to business

It might be just another Mac and iPad launch, but Apple continues to show the strength of its coherent mobile and PC strategy.

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Decline in PC and tablet shipments will continue through 2023, says IDC

The pessimistic outlook is due to inflation, the weakening global economy, and a surge in buying over the past two years.

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Android, ChromeOS, and the future of app discovery

Hardly anyone's noticing, but something incredibly interesting is shaping up at the intersection of Google's Android and ChromeOS platforms.

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ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for ChromeOS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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17 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

Old PCs can find new life with Google ChromeOS Flex

Do you have Macs and PCs from the last ten years running outdated OSes or gathering dust? Want to use them with a modern, safe operating system? It's time to check out Google ChromeOS Flex.

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Gartner predicts PC shipments to fall by 9.5% this year

Due to a perfect storm of geopolitics and high inflation, global shipments of PCs, tablets and phones are all in decline, according to Gartner’s latest forecasts.

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The killer calendar app your Chromebook's been missing

Got Chrome OS? Get ready for a massive productivity upgrade.

Chromebooks: Desktops you can trust to be there

When a PC goes south, there’s often little you can do to get back to work. With a Chromebook, if one fails, you just get another one, and you’re back in business.

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Want a good Windows experience? Focus first on hardware

There are a variety of versions of Windows 10 and 11 available, and picking the right one depends on your security needs. But first, don’t skimp on hardware.

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Printer setup problems? There’s got to be a better way.

It’s not always easy to get a printer connected to your network and working reliably. So why are printer makers complicating things now by requiring smartphone apps to even get started?

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PC sales start to slow after two years of pandemic-driven growth

After two years of explosive growth, global PC shipments are starting to slow, according to IDC.

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