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Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrives soon, so it's time to discuss what's new – and think about why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard, Credential Guard, and Application Guard, Windows uses virtualization to provide unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4464218 (OS Build 17134.286), released Sept. 17, 2018.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 5 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17763, released on Sept. 18, 2018.

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SharePoint Workflows go belly-up when you install the September .Net Security Only patch

Another major bug in this month’s patches, officially acknowledged, affects the Security Only .Net patch KB 4457916, for Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2. Install that patch and any defined Sharepoint Workflows will fail to run.

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How enterprises can control iOS update bandwidth demands

Businesses with high numbers of iPhone users often see a spike in network activity when a new version of iOS ships, which can affect performance. Here's how to handle it.

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FAQ: Microsoft ups Windows 10 support to 30 months

Microsoft earlier this month suddenly announced that support for some versions of Windows 10 would last 30 months. Here's how that decision shakes out for users.

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Top 35 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages.

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Here are Apple's macOS Mojave and iOS 12 release dates

Computerworld had predicted the days on which both OSes would be rolled out this month. Both estimates were off by one day.

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Error 0x8000FFFF in Win7? Phantom patch for Win10 1803? There’s a solution.

Two very different installation oddities that have surfaced since Patch Tuesday have a similar source. Beware the insidious (and poorly understood) Servicing Stack Update. Remember: SSU before LCU except after C or if it sounds like...

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Firefox calls it quits on antiquated Windows XP, Vista

Mozilla has ended browser security updates for the outdated versions of Windows; the only Top 5 browser still supporting Windows XP is Opera.

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Time to turn off Windows Automatic Update and brace for impact

Patch Tuesday hits tomorrow. Maybe it’ll be benign, as it was in August. Maybe, as in July, the rolled out offal will break everything in sight. You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?'

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Microsoft plans to sell post-2020 support for Windows 7

The developer agreed to offer 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' for three years beyond the operating system's January 2020 retirement date.

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How to fix six Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is a lot better than its predecessor, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

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The end of an era for Google hardware

This summer, we say farewell to a pair of legendary Google device lines that played pivotal roles in shaping Android, Chrome OS, and the company's current trajectory.

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Get caught up on your July and August Windows/Office patches

Many of you skipped the July patches, and for good reason — they were a mess. Now, finally, it looks as if the combined July and August patches are relatively stable, as long as you avoid the Intel microcode fiasco. Here’s how to...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 marches on, but pace may be a problem

Migration watch: Windows 10 in August continued to gain ground in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular version of Windows in October.

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