Tag Archives: Windows

Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft offered Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10 back when the operating system was released. In fact, Microsoft was so insistent people take the free upgrade it came under fire for essentially tricking people into installing it. The official free upgrade offer has been over for more than a year, but now Microsoft is ending the final workaround that let you get Windows 10 by telling a little white lie. The ongoing free ...

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Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Encryption keeps our personal information safe, whether it’s stored on a smartphone or in the cloud. However, encryption can also ruin your day if you pick up some ransomware on the internet. These nasty bits of code will lock down your computer and encrypt your files. Only by paying an often exorbitant Bitcoin ransom will you be able to decrypt the data. Ransomware attacks have become widespread in recent years, and most of the target ...

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Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Cheating is a problem in virtually every online game. While it takes different forms depending on the title in question, I’ve seen farm bots in World of Warcraft and League of Legends and encountered everyone’s favorite: People who use cheats in FPS games to shoot through walls, fire perfect shots from across the map, and/or one-shot everyone in sight with a perfect headshot. Many companies periodically smash these players with a banhammer, but it’s a ...

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Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Cheating is a problem in virtually every online game. While it takes different forms depending on the title in question, I’ve seen farm bots in World of Warcraft and League of Legends and encountered everyone’s favorite: People who use cheats in FPS games to shoot through walls, fire perfect shots from across the map, and/or one-shot everyone in sight with a perfect headshot. Many companies periodically smash these players with a banhammer, but it’s a ...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Leaves Up to 30GB in Installation Files

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update (FCU) dropped earlier this week, to generally positive reviews. The new OS version isn’t a radical change from the previous Creators Update, but it does introduce some new features and improvements to Edge, OneDrive, GPU monitoring, battery meters, and more. One potential niggle, however, is that the OS apparently has a bloated footprint, and leaves up to 30GB of data behind it when finished, BetaNews reports. We recommend taking this with a ...

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Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Microsoft demoed a number of ARM-based system running Windows 10 on a Snapdragon 820 processor. The company promised this new breed of machine would be vastly different from the Windows RT debacle that killed its plans for a separate ARM-derived computer market. This week, the company shared additional details on the upcoming products and their hardware plans. These new ARM systems will run on Snapdragon 835, they’ll emulate x86 instructions to ensure cross-compatibility, ...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Launches With Mixed Reality, Edge, OneDrive Upgrades

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has released the new Fall Creators Update, the latest in major upgrades for Windows 10. Many of the additions this time around are fairly small; the company’s twice-yearly cadence for features requires frequent small updates as opposed to major changes. Still, there are some improvements and new capabilities worth discussing. First of all, Windows 10 now supports mixed reality, which is the company’s combined name for augmented reality and virtual reality. It’s not a ...

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Microsoft’s Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft was off to a good start with Windows 10 early on by offering free upgrades to anyone on older versions of the platform. It burned a lot of that goodwill with its heavy-handed attempts to get everyone to upgrade. Perhaps that made everyone hyper-conscious of Microsoft’s update approach, because a relatively minor app update recently sparked a torrent of negative reviews in the Microsoft Store. You know people have to be upset when they’re ...

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Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has thus far been extremely flexible with Windows 10 pricing. It offered the update for free to users for months, and even after that there were ways to get the upgrade at no cost if you knew where to go. When the OS is still struggling to gain market share, increasing the price seems like a bad idea, but that’s just what Microsoft seems to be planning. A new edition of Windows 10 called ...

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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has finally acknowledged for good what the rest of us have known for some time. Windows 10 Mobile has bought the farm, kicked the bucket, left the building, and passed on. Said in that particular order, it makes it sound as if the OS is perhaps enjoying a well-deserved retirement after some years delivering rural mail to an ever-shrinking customer base. In corporate speak, of course, things are not so expressive. In a recent ...

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