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Windows 10's Redstone 3 update is going to arrive in September and Microsoft has confirmed it plans to release updates twice per year. Those releases are being planned for March and September of each year. Each will be supported for 18 months. Preview builds are coming out now.
In order to save your battery life, Microsoft is adding a background app throttling feature to Windows 10. The feature has appeared in preview build 16176 and it may be able to save up to 11% of battery usage. Your computer must be running an Intel 6th gen processor.
The latest NSA exploits revealed by The Shadow Brokers that pertain to Windows have been patched, says Microsoft. Within hours of the hacking group revealing a range of vulnerabilities, Microsoft responded by noting the vulnerabilities had already been addressed.
Microsoft is officially ending its support for Windows Vista today. The operating system is only being used by 0.72% of the desktop market, indicating the end of support won't be highly problematic. However, that market share still covers up to 10 million people.
Microsoft has announced the Spring Sale, a week-long event that'll include discounts on Windows apps, Xbox games, videos, music, and more. The event is running from April 11 to April 17. Among the discounted items is software like Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.
Offline streaming is now included in the Netflix app for Windows 10. It's been possible to download videos for later viewing on Android and iOS since late 2016, and now that ability has come to Windows. Only certain parts of the Netflix library are available.
The top operating system among internet users is no longer Windows. Instead, data from Statcounter indicates Android has become the most popular OS, accounting for 37.93% of activity during March 2017. That was barely just ahead of Microsoft Windows' 37.91%.
Just days after the German police in Hamburg purchased 900 Lumia smartphones at the cost of €100,000, Microsoft has decided to remove all Lumia smartphones from its online store in the United Kingdom. Currently, there are only two choices left if you want to purchase a Windows
The United States Army has ordered a massive number of rugged Windows 10 tablets. The Global Combat Support System (GCSS-Army) branch of the Army put in an order for 9,783 Getac F110 G3 tablets with docking stations. The device was put through a lot of testing.
Microsoft's support for Windows Vista is rapidly coming to an end. The operating system will no longer be supported come April 11, which means those who are still on the platform will stop getting security updates, non-security updates, and assisted support options.
Microsoft has launched a preview of Playable Ads, a new format that lets people try a Windows 10 app before actually downloading it. The format is similar to Google's Instant Apps, which give people a chance to run Android software without an installation.
Windows update downloads after the Creators Update this year are going to be noticeably smaller. The new Unified Update Platform will be available to retail users with the Creators Update and it'll shrink the size of future downloads by about 35 on average.
Acer will release a mixed reality headset for the Windows Holographic platform this month for developers. Microsoft announced the upcoming availability of the system, which will end up functioning as the main development unit for the Holographic platform.
One of the changes coming to Windows 10 with the Creators Update is the ability to block any desktop app installations. According to MSPowerUser, the latest preview build has an option for only allowing app installations if they originate from the Windows Store.
The European Union still has concerns about Windows 10's privacy practices despite Microsoft making efforts to address the issue. Microsoft has faced criticism from the EU since 2016 and it is making adjustments in response. Privacy-related changes are in the Creators Update.
As announced last year, Microsoft will discontinue older Skype clients since it is working on a modern architecture that won't be supported on previous versions. The VoIP platform will soon offer more advanced features, so if you have old version, make sure to update until
Earlier today at the BETT Show in London, Dell announced new devices aimed at education for K-12 students worldwide. The new laptops are designed specifically to enhance the learning process, and also have improved durability to withstand the daily rigors of use by students.
A couple new Windows 10 laptops have been introduced by Toshiba. Both the Portege X30 and Tecra X40 have thin and light designs, with the latter featuring a thin bezel. Toshiba says these models are the "latest examples" of its ability to effectively use a thin/light form factor.
Microsoft is going to begin selling eBooks through the Windows 10 Store, according to a leak posted by MSPowerUser. The leak includes multiple images showing eBook content on the Windows store, suggesting there will soon be a dedicated tab for books.