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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5022360 Preview, released on Jan. 23, 2023.

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Desktop tweaks in Windows can be fun, but watch out for risks

There have been various ways of customizing the Windows desktop over the years — remember Windows Vista gadgets? But make sure you keep security in mind.

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How Microsoft is helping Ukraine’s cyberwar against Russia

Microsoft's efforts to aid Ukraine aren't just altruistic; by fending off Russian cyberattacks, the company is helping its customers, too.

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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 KB5019275, released on Jan. 19, 2023.

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Microsoft exec: AI will reinvent Windows user experience, define ‘our time’

At least one Microsoft executive has made it clear artificial intelligence will continue to play a big role in future Windows features.

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iCloud for Windows: What is it (and how do you use it)?

Apple continues to improve its iCloud app for Windows, which works hard to bridge the gap between both platform ecosystems.

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Winget: The best way to keep Windows apps updated

The winget command, which taps into the Windows Package Manager service, makes it a breeze to keep applications up to date in Windows 10 or 11. Here’s how to use it.

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Good-bye, Windows 7

Microsoft's popular operating system aged out of support this month. And while it still has many fans, it's time to move on.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Patch now to address critical Windows zero-day flaw

January’s Patch Tuesday update fixes 98 flaws, including a critical zero-day vulnerability in Windows. Be prepared for a significant testing and engineering effort.

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Microsoft finally ends Windows 7 and 8.x support

With even extended support now expired for Windows 7 and 8, the era of non-cloud-connected operating systems has come to an end.

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PC sales fell hard in 2022

Fears of a recession, global inflation, and higher interest rates all contributed to a precipitous drop in desktop and laptop sales in 2022, with the largest decline coming in the last quarter of the year.

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How to buy PCs for your enterprise

IT has several judgments to make in deciding which Windows PCs — and other business computers like Macs and Chromebooks — should make up its computing fleet. Most aren’t about the PCs themselves.

From AI to cloud-native – is your organisation future-ready?

Microsoft teases Windows 12 at CES 2023

During the AMD keynote at this week’s big tech show, a Microsoft exec hinted about an AI-powered version of Windows that could arrive later this decade.

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It’s 2023 — time for new Windows hardware?

If the new year means a new Windows laptop, you’ll want to choose smartly. Here’s what to keep in mind if it’s time to upgrade.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 and 11 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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The trials and tribulations of Microsoft’s KB5012170 patch

Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out an update to Secure Boot in Windows systems. It's at best a mixed blessing that can do more harm than good for many users.

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Patch Tuesday: Two zero-day flaws in Windows need immediate attention

The December Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft fixes 59 flaws, including two zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows that need to be addressed right away.

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