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Windows 10 update: The complete guide for businesses of every size

Windows 10 update: The complete guide for businesses of every size

Whether you are responsible for a single Windows 10 PC or thousands of enterprise PCs, your challenges for managing updates are the same. Your goals are to install security updates promptly, manage feature updates intelligently, and prevent unexpected restarts from cutting into productivity.

4 hours ago by Ed Bott

FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a service," keeps rewriting the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know. [Updated June 2020]

4 hours ago by Ed Bott

MSI GE66 Raider

MSI GE66 Raider

The new 15.6-inch GE66 Raider features the latest CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics and an ultrafast 300Hz display powered by a massive 99.9 Whr battery.

April 2, 2020 by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

A brief history of Microsoft's Surface: Missteps and successes

A brief history of Microsoft's Surface: Missteps and successes

Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.

September 26, 2019 by Ed Bott

How Microsoft lost its monopoly in web browsers

How Microsoft lost its monopoly in web browsers

At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.

August 23, 2019 by Ed Bott

Windows 10 apps: Which are worth keeping? Which ones should you dump?

Windows 10 apps: Which are worth keeping? Which ones should you dump?

Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.

April 22, 2019 by Ed Bott

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The new features that matter most

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The new features that matter most

Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)

April 4, 2019 by Ed Bott

The ultimate MacBook accessory: The Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub

The ultimate MacBook accessory: The Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub

If you're an owner of a newer MacBook, then you'll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn't mean that you need to buy new accessories. What you need is the Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Not that this will also work with Windows PCs that have a USB-C port, as well as Chromebooks and smartphones and tablets kitted out with USB-C.

January 16, 2019 by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

16 Cortana shortcuts, secrets, and power tips

16 Cortana shortcuts, secrets, and power tips

The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.

April 14, 2018 by Ed Bott

Whatever happened to Cortana?

Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-powered personal assistant, was supposed to be Windows 10’s answer to Siri and Alexa. But Cortana’s changed lately. Ed Bott explains what’s new and why Microsoft is making this change. Read more: https://zd.net/3hlXGQS

June 12, 2020 by Karen Roby