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    Microsoft's new patent imagines a magnetic USB-C port for future Surface devices

    Microsoft’s Surface line of devices hasn’t been the quickest to adopt USB-C in comparison to other OEMs that manufacture premium PCs. While devices like the Surface Book 2, Surface Go and the Surface Studio 2 debuted with the universal port, they serve different purposes on each device and still...
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    Windows 10 Hide Edge Button in IE11

    Open the local Group Policy Editor. Windows logo keyboard key + R and type gpedit.msc hit enter or click OK. In the left navigation pane, navigate to: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components/Internet Explorer\Internet Settings\Advanced Settings\Browsing\ In the right...
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    Microsoft is alerting Chrome and Firefox users that Edge is the 'safer' option

    Remember those intrusive notifications reported back in August that alerted you Google Chrome is draining your battery faster than Edge? Well, they're back. This time Microsoft is using Edge to grab attention from users who choose alternative browsers, promoting Edge as the 'safer' option. In...
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    Microsoft Edge and IE11 to block websites using SHA-1 certificates next year

    SHA-1 is a hashing algorithm that has been used extensively since it was published in 1995, however, it is no longer considered secure. It was deemed vulnerable to attacks from well-funded adversaries back in 2005 and was replaced by SHA-2 and SHA-3 which are considerably more secure hashing...
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    Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL flagship is again available for £299.99 in the UK

    Last month, Microsoft reduced the cost of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in the UK, its third permanent price cut on the two Windows 10 Mobile flagships this year. Its range-topping 950 XL dropped in price by 15%, falling to £339; given that the device was originally listed at £549.99 a year ago, that...
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    Microsoft Surface keyboard and mouse suggest AIO Surface PC is on the way

    Rumors circling around were accurate: Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Surface event is taking place October 26. Expect to see the Surface keyboard and mouse to be unveiled, along with at least one all-in-one Surface-branded PC. There will also be plenty of announcements relating to Windows 10 and...
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    Microsoft adds H.264/AVC support for Edge browser's RTC in latest Windows 10 Insider Preview

    Microsoft has recently added H.264/AVC support for its Edge browser's Real Time Communications (RTC) stack feature for the latest Windows 10 preview build 14352. This is a part of the RTC stack roadmap update, which was announced back in April. The update according to the company helps "enable...
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    Microsoft testing a tool to make it easier to clean install Windows 10

    According to a posting over on the Microsoft Answers support forums, the company is currently testing a way for people to be able to clean install Windows 10 easily using a tool. Jason, Program Manager on the Windows Insider Engineering team posted the following last Friday: The posting also...
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    Microsoft confirms 64-bit version of Windows 10 Mobile is on the way

    The version of Windows 10 Mobile available today is 32-bit, but Microsoft quietly confirmed today that a 64-bit version is in development for its smartphones - and we may not have to wait too much longer for its arrival. The information was revealed in a feature that Microsoft published today...
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    Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 11099 for PCs to Fast

    Last month, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 11082 for PCs, its first to emerge from the Redstone development branch. Today, it's launching its first new PC preview build of the year for Insiders on the Fast ring. Windows 10 Insider Preview build 11099 is rolling out now, and...
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    Microsofts Band 2 gets a discount in the UK

    Two months ago to the day, Microsoft unveiled a new generation of hardware, including new Lumia and Surface devices, as well as the Band 2. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Band 2 is a wearable device with a keen focus on health and fitness - but many were surprised when...
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    Windows 10 Check for Updates in Windows 10

    Windows 10 will periodically check for updates and install them automatically by default, however it is sometimes desirable to manually check for new updates. For example, if you have not used your computer for a long time and would otherwise be far behind with security updates. If you'd like...
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    Windows 10 Threshold 2 update coming in November

    Since Microsoft adopted a faster paced update cadence for Windows 10, we've seen a flurry of cumulative updates and new Insider preview builds that have mostly focused on bug fixes and general performance enhancements. A report is now suggesting that the first major feature update, being dubbed...
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