This week's Windows updates fix critical 'wormable' flaws but may also break Visual Basic apps, macros, and scripts. What should you do?
Four years after its launch, Windows 10 has gone from being a curiosity to owning a solid majority of the Windows desktop market. But Microsoft still has a tough challenge on its hands convincing Windows 7 holdouts to migrate.
Of the 93 vulnerabilities Microsoft patched today, 29 are rated Critical and 64 are rated Important in severity.
Microsoft warns of BlueKeep II & III. Says they're wormable, just like the original BlueKeep vulnerability.
Is your PC or Mac feeling old and tired? Here are two ways to inject new life into an aging computer.
A clean install is the ultimate troubleshooting technique, but it's also the best way to repurpose a device you no longer need or to get a fresh start. By my count, there are four ways to do a clean install. Here are the pros and cons of each.
Microsoft is adding some minor new features to its latest Windows 10 19H2 test builds, but only some Slow Ring testers will see them right off the bat. Here's why.
Microsoft details a nasty and apparently completely unexpected side-effect of using RDP in its Hyper-V virtualization software.
Microsoft's latest Fast Ring test build for Windows 10 adds a few minor updates and brings the standalone Cortana app and updated Calculator app to more testers.
Microsoft may soon deliver one of the most highly demanded improvements for Teams: a Linux client.
Microsoft's new command-line tool, Terminal, gets its biggest update ever.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 updates scheduled for next Patch Tuesday will disable VBScript in Internet Explorer 11.
The bottom line is that you probably need more RAM than you think you can get away with!
He also says Microsoft rules the Windows antivirus world, with Defender on over half a billion PCs.
Microsoft releases a new preview build showing off improvements to its new snipping tool.
A clean install is the perfect way to get a fresh start with a Windows PC. Use this checklist to make sure you take care of the small details that make a big difference in productivity
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.
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.)
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.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
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.
macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
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.
Make the operating system work for you and your device.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
While many are switching to Mac to break free of Windows, some of us still need to have access to the operating system to run specific applications or to carry out testing and development. Whatever your reason for wanting to run Windows 10 on your Mac, you have a number of options available to you.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Windows 10 comes with a whole bunch of helpful apps. Unfortunately, some of them aren't as powerful as you might like. Fear not, for we have 15 power tools that will help you supercharge your Windows install.
Sometimes, Windows can be very frustrating. These are my 15 go-to tools for eliminating annoyances.
The bottom line is that you probably need more RAM than you think you can get away with! Read more: https://zd.net/33uWRhI
Are you finding that the battery in your Windows laptop isn't lasting as long as it used to? Here how to tell if it is getting worn. Read more: https://zd.net/2LJzPxh
Windows 10 preview shows signs of Windows OS separating from the shell in line with Microsoft's modular plans.
Microsoft unveils a new Apple iCloud for Windows app that integrates with Windows 10 File Explorer.
Microsoft has improved the scalability of its ION bitcoin blockchain-based distributed identity system. But it's still early days.
With the end of support for Windows 7 looming, four tech chiefs share their tips for making the switch to Windows 10.
Microsoft aims to cut the hassle of arranging meetings for Office 365 users with AI email and calendar suggestions. Read more: https://zd.net/2FZDSC1
Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. Read more: https://zd.net/2HLtL6f
TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with ZDNet's Steve Ranger about the latest happenings regarding the shift to Windows 10 as the clock continues ticking on Windows 7. Read more: https://zd.net/2OkJj1c
Update Intel Windows graphics drivers, and stop using Intel Matrix Storage Manager and USB 3.0 Creator Utility.
Microsoft offers Windows 10 users a look at how they use data to improve the quality of Windows 10 updates.
In its annual security intelligence report, Microsoft offers up its top tips for blocking out hackers.
Eight Windows 10 apps removed from the Microsoft Store after getting caught mining Monero behind users' backs.