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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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Microsoft returns to Mac browser market after 16 years with 'Chromium-ed' Edge

The developer has released the first public preview of its revamped Edge browser for macOS, with a more stable version coming 'soon.'

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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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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The update – aimed at stopping the spread of WannaCry-like malware on PCs running the outdated OS – must be manually downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.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 revives once-dead Paint with new keyboard controls and accessibility enhancements

Microsoft's classic Paint program was left for dead, but the Windows 10 May 2019 Update revives the software with new accessibility features.

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Microsoft urges Windows customers to patch wormable RDP flaw

A newly found vulnerability allows remote exploits using the Remote Desktop Protocol to gain full access to systems with no authentication.

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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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Microsoft issues a rare Windows XP patch to combat a virulent WannaCry-like exploit in older OS versions

Windows 7 and various Windows Server operating systems also require a critical security update to combat this Remote Desktop Services exploit.

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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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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Meet ConceptD, Acer's new PCs for creators

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop

With Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, a full Linux kernel running in Windows, and Google's pledge that all future Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, 2019 is the year of Linux on the desktop.

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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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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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Amazon's Alexa app for Windows now listens for wake words, just like an Echo Dot

Amazon has upgraded its Alexa Windows 10 app to always listen for your commands via a wake word.

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