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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft is coming up on its self-imposed deadline to launch the Fall Creators Update, which has an estimated delivery date in September. Given this relatively short time frame, we’d have expected Windows 10 Insider builds to be feature-complete by now, and we’ve covered what some of those features are and what benefits they’ll offer. Microsoft, however, seems to have other ideas. The new Build 16251 contains several new features and capabilities debuting for the first time. First off, there’s a new option to sync Android devices and Windows 10 PCs, ...

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MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will do a great many things, including asking you to review your privacy settings every 15 minutes until it comes out later this year. As part of the update, Microsoft will be rolling some functions into different ones, and wholly eliminating others. Some moves are expected, like moving the Reading List into Edge. The company is also removing the last fossilized remains of Outlook Express. But other changes are perhaps less obvious: to wit, Microsoft is deprecating Paint in the Fall Creators Update, and may remove ...

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Emirates and FlyDubai are getting together as profits fall

What are the world’s best airlines? The next time you book an Emirates flight, you may end up on low-cost rival FlyDubai. The two Dubai state-owned airlines have announced an “extensive partnership agreement” that stops short of a merger but will allow them to issue tickets for each other, coordinate schedules and launch new routes. “Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth,” Emirates and FlyDubai said in a statement on Monday. The partnership is due ...

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'Walking Dead' stuntman dies after fall on set

John Bernecker, a stunt performer for the popular AMC television series “The Walking Dead,” died Friday after a fall on the show’s set in Georgia. AMC spoke publicly about the incident on Saturday, saying the network is “deeply saddened” by Bernecker’s death. “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John’s family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time,” the network said in a statement. The death was deemed an accident caused by blunt force trauma to the head, according to Coweta County ...

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Microsoft ‘Autopilot’ Management Tools to Debut in Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has evidently decided to deploy a new strategy for talking about its Fall Creators Update. Instead of revealing all of its information in one go, we’re seeing data trickle out in blog posts and direct communication. The company unveiled a new service, dubbed Autopilot, which can deploy a full suite of productivity software from the cloud, rather than dealing with standard image installation tools. Here’s how Microsoft describes its service. (It begins by noting that getting a new PC should be a “magical experience for an employee,” which makes ...

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

When we covered Microsoft’s new plans for a new GPU analysis tool last week as part of the Fall Creator’s Update, we had some questions about how the tool would function and what information it would present. We’ve since spoken to a Microsoft spokesperson with some knowledge of the situation who was willing to share some additional information on how the tool will work and what it can do. First, last week, we questioned whether the GPU would report total memory requested (which is what tools like GPU-Z do) or actually ...

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

When we covered Microsoft’s new plans for a new GPU analysis tool last week as part of the Fall Creator’s Update, we had some questions about how the tool would function and what information it would present. We’ve since spoken to a Microsoft spokesperson with some knowledge of the situation who was willing to share some additional information on how the tool will work and what it can do. First, last week, we questioned whether the GPU would report total memory requested (which is what tools like GPU-Z do) or actually ...

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

When we covered Microsoft’s new plans for a new GPU analysis tool last week as part of the Fall Creator’s Update, we had some questions about how the tool would function and what information it would present. We’ve since spoken to a Microsoft spokesperson with some knowledge of the situation who was willing to share some additional information on how the tool will work and what it can do. First, last week, we questioned whether the GPU would report total memory requested (which is what tools like GPU-Z do) or actually ...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

Microsoft’s Creators Update may have dropped just a few months ago, but the company is already hard at work on the next iteration of its Windows 10 operating system, dubbed the Fall Creators Update. (Seriously, guys, hire somebody for the product name division). There’s a number of new capabilities baked into the update, but we’re going to focus on two of the gaming-centric ones in particular. First, Microsoft is adding the ability for the OS to map GPU utilization and total memory, in much the same way as it can ...

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Powerball and Mega Millions players may fall victim to Illinois budget crisis

What happens when you win the lottery? If the state can’t pay, you can’t play. Illinois lottery officials are warning that if the state legislature doesn’t pass a budget before June 28, they will halt Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales in the state. Without a budget, there’s no money earmarked to pay lottery winners. Illinois is years into a fiscal crunch, and this isn’t the first time budget gridlock has thrown a wrench into its lottery. In 2015, the state government had to issue IOUs to players who landed ...

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