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Why should I have to worry about whether it’s safe to update my Windows PCs?

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Windows 10 1903 arrives after stretch of extra testing

In the wake of last fall's Windows 10 rollout debacle, Microsoft put the follow-up version through additional testing. For enterprises, Windows 10 1903 is now ready for 'targeted deployment.'

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How to type kaomoji on your PC in Windows 10

Here's how to type kaomoji using the emoji keyboard within Microsoft's Windows 10.

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Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

After several underwhelming biannual feature updates, Microsoft has finally delivered a truly useful change in Windows 10 version 1903.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update is live—here's how to get it

Microsoft has made the Windows 10 May 2019 Update available for those who wish to update manually via Windows Update. It will roll out slowly to everyone else.

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it.

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Microsoft orphans Windows 10 1809, prepares to jump 1803 users straight to 1903

Windows 10 1809 – the ill-fated version initially launched last fall – powered just 29% of surveyed Windows 10 systems as of late April. It's a clear sign that Microsoft has largely stopped pushing 1809 to users.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, from installing

With the May 2019 feature update to Windows 10 (version 1903) almost ready to hit the fan, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft.

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Minecraft Earth busts out of the box as a Pokemon Go-inspired mobile AR game

Microsoft has announced Minecraft Earth, a new AR game for iPhones and Android phones that will be in limited beta this summer.

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Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended

The update – aimed at stopping the spread of WannaCry-like malware on PCs running the outdated OS – must be manually downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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Microsoft's popular Sculpt ergonomic keyboard and mouse bundle hasn't been this cheap in 2 years

Amazon is selling the popular Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic desktop wireless keyboard and mouse combo for $80.

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Windows 10's latest Insider preview gives Task Manager a simple, stellar storage enhancement

Windows Insider preview build 18898 tells you whether the storage disk you're looking at in Task Manager is an SSD or a hard drive. Finally!

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10 time-saving Windows tips and tricks that help you get stuff done faster

Every second spent fiddling with menus is a second wasted. These time-saving Windows tips and tricks can help streamline your workflow and get your time back.

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Coming to Windows 10: More browsers, not fewer

As the company transitions its Edge browser in Windows 10 to one that's Chromium based, it also plans to maintain support for IE11. For IT admins, the variety of browser iterations could get confusing.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The best hidden features

Windows 10's May 2019 Update offers many small and subtle improvements that are worth calling out. From display brightness to cursor boldness to GameBar tweaks, get the details here.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Build 18894 fixes a big problem with the May 2019 Update

Windows Search will now power File Explorer within Windows 10 Build 18894, apparently solving one of the issues with the May 2019 Update that's rolling out soon.

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How to use audio and video files in PowerPoint

PowerPoint supports a number of common audio and video formats. We'll go through the details and show you how to incorporate audio and video files into your presentation slides. 

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Microsoft revives PowerToys with open-source tools for Windows 10 power users

Microsoft's bringing back PowerToys as an open-source project on GitHub.

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Edge for Mac leaks; Beta build for Windows 10 quickly follows

Microsoft is in the midst of revamping the browser, which will soon be based on the same open-source Chromium technologies that run Google Chrome.

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Microsoft's Cortana concept demo portrays her as a smart, competent AI assistant for the office

In advance of Microsoft Build, Microsoft shows off what the company hopes its Cortana digital assistant will achieve. In Microsoft's vision, Cortana's all business.

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