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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4556799, released May 12, 2020.

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Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update delivers little tweaks that add up to... well, not a lot

There’s no reason we can see to rush out and install the Windows 10 version 2004 upgrade.

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Check to make sure you have Windows updates paused

Patch Tuesday is here. While we aren’t expecting any big surprises, it would behoove you to ensure that Windows has been set to wait until the dust clears. Yes, you have to patch eventually. No, you don’t have to patch immediately.

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From Surface to Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3: The evolution continues

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface, the portable landscape was a much different place. Now, with the the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3, Microsoft can be proud of how its hardware has evolved.

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Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

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The most interesting Android question of the year

Hint: It has nothing to do with Google — not directly, anyway.

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Odd problems remain unresolved, but get the April Windows and Office patches installed

In spite of persistent reports of pesky problems with April’s updates, there doesn’t seem to be a single point of pain. You need to watch out for the long-documented 'missing' data/zapped desktop bug, and it’s possible your printers...

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Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

It's going to be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.

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The Galaxy Chromebook and the problem with promises

A timely reminder that words only carry so much weight when it comes to technology.

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The coronavirus will change Windows forever

And that’s partly because it’s making it easier for Microsoft to head in a direction it was already taking.

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Apple's new 13-in. MacBook Pro gets Magic Keyboard

Apple is getting on with business, introducing a faster 13-in. MacBook Pro model now equipped with the revised Magic Keyboard.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

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

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Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

IT admins can now use the G Suite console to secure G Suite accounts on Windows 10 using Google's anti-hijacking and suspicious-login-detection technologies.

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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.

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All eyes on looming iMac redesign

Will the next iMac design show the future of Apple hardware design, after Jony Ive?

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Cumulative Update bugs spur Microsoft to call for help. Where’s the telemetry when we need it?

The recent round of complaints about bugs in KB 4549951, this month’s Win10 version 1903 and 1909 cumulative update, have prompted a request from Microsoft to sound off. That’s great. But you have to wonder why we’re sending Microsoft...

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Many reported problems with this month’s Win10 Cumulative Update, but few patterns

The Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 Patch Tuesday patch for this month, KB 4549951, has drawn lots of criticism (and more than a few clickbaity headlines) for bugs and crashes. We’re seeing a reappearance of the old race...

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How to use Windows 10’s Quick Assist app for remote PC support

A remote access tool that's built into Windows 10 makes it easy to help a colleague, friend or family member with their PC.

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Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.

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Windows 10's pandemic support extension: What it means

As Microsoft has lengthened support times for various versions of Windows 10, it's set up a calendar for later this year that will create a pile-up of deadlines for itself – and users.

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