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The next major Windows 10 update is about to launch. Here’s how to get it now

Microsoft is getting the May 2021 Update, the next major version of Windows 10, ready for release, pushing it out to Release Preview Windows Insiders.
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How to maximize your productivity in Windows 10

There are a lot of great tools built into Windows 10 that can help you maximize your productivity. Here's a look at some of the most useful ones.
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Microsoft is phasing out the default Office font. Here’s what could replace it

Microsoft wants to change the default font across all of its Microsoft 365 apps and is asking for the public's help in picking one of five new designs.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Book and Flex2 Alpha offer QLED screens at a budget price

Alongside the standard Galaxy Book, also hitting store shelves soon for those on a budget is the refreshed Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha. 
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Samsung’s new Odyssey gaming laptop comes with brand new Nvidia GPU

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Book Odyssey, a unique laptop for gamers, complete with H-series processors, and the RTX 3050 Ti Max Q GPU.
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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro vs. Galaxy Book Pro 360: All the differences

Samsung has announced two laptops: The Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro 360. They're similar, but there are some important distinctions to know about.
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Dell’s new Latitude Detachable outdoes the Surface Pro in more ways than one

Available now starting at $1,550, Dell's latest Windows 10 tablet sports slim bezel and has Intel's 11th-generation processors under the hood.
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This new Windows 10 feature promises better battery life and less fan noise

Now in beta testing with Windows Insiders is a Windows 10 feature that promises to make Windows 10 more efficient.
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7 things you didn’t know your Chromebook could do

From checking your Chromebook performance to running Windows through Chrome Remote Desktop, here are seven things you didn't know you could do with Chromebooks.
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Researchers find a scary data vulnerability in Apple’s AirDrop

Hackers can tap into AirDrop to get your phone number or email. This issue has been known since 2019 and has yet to be acknowledged by Apple.
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Microsoft just made your Windows 10 Taskbar a lot more useful

Windows 10's newest feature is News and Interests. A part of the Taskbar, it is designed to help you take a glance at all the information that matters most.
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The iMac Fusion Drive is finally dead — good riddance

Now that Apple is replacing the 21.5 inch iMac with the new 24-inch M1 powered iMac, the fusion drive is gone forever in favor of solid-state drives.
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The Windows 10 app store could get a major update that includes Win32 support

A new Windows 10 app store could deliver major design changes and also solve the app gap problems that developers and Windows users have long complained about.
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New Windows 10 update could be causing games to become unplayable

Certain gamers are complaining of stuttering and other bugs that could make certain games unplayable after installing the April Windows 10 update
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Microsoft Edge’s new Performance Mode could make it a more powerful web browser

Microsoft Edge is getting a performance boost feature that will optimize the browser for higher-end hardware.

The most common Google Hangouts problems and how to fix them

Having trouble making or receiving calls? Can't send a message on Google Hangouts? Hangouts has undergone some big changes. Here's what you need to know.
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Microsoft Edge’s new Kids Mode is the must-have feature it’s been missing

The latest version of Microsoft Edge is bringing yet another exclusive feature, designed to help keep kids safe online when web browsing.
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M1 MacBooks can now run Windows 10 up to 30% faster than Intel Macs

Version 16.5 of Parallels now lets Mac users enjoy a seamless Windows 10 on ARM experience on Apple's newest Macs with the M1 silicon.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 vs. Surface Laptop 3: Everything new

Microsoft has announced a new version of the Surface Laptop. The Surface Laptop 4 brings some small but significant steps over the Surface Laptop 3.
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Microsoft just teased an incoming Surface product drop, and says to ‘stay tuned’

By way of a tweet featuring Panos Panay, Microsoft just teased an upcoming Surface event, and advised people to stay tuned for more information.
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7 things you didn’t know you could do in Windows 10

Some of the best Windows 10 features might be hidden right under your nose. Here's a look at 7 of those features that you might not know about.
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Asus’ new VivoBook Flip 14 comes with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 and starts at just $600

The latest Vivobook Flip 14 models come with options for AMD's Ryzen 5000 processors, offering plenty of power for both work and play.
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Microsoft officially announces Build 2021, and the stakes are high

Microsoft has just confirmed the dates for its all-virtual Build 2021 developer conference as May 25 to 27, according to a report from ZDNet.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 vs. Dell XPS 13

The Surface Pro 7 is our favorite Windows 2-in-1, and the Dell XPS 13 is our favorite Windows laptop.
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Apple reveals dates for online-only WWDC 2021, promising ‘unique insights’

Now officially set for June 7 through June 11, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be a free-to-attend online event for all developers. 
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Apple MacBook Air (2018) vs. Huawei MateBook 13 (2019)

If you want a premium slim and light laptop, there are two good options: The 2019 Huawei MateBook 13 and the 2018 Apple MacBook Air. We compare the two.
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How to use Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

In this guide, we'll show you how to use the Sandbox feature in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise to keep your computer safe from sketchy software and apps.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ vs. Surface Pro 7: The differences you need to know

Surface Pro 7+ is a refresh of the Surface Pro 7, but if you must have the greatest from Microsoft, here's a look at some differences between models.
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Windows 10 is at a standstill. Here’s what it needs to learn from Chromebooks

With Chrome OS recently surpassing MacOS as the second-most-used operating system in world, there are a lot of lessons to be learned by Microsoft.
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The Windows 10 File Explorer is about to look very different

Microsoft started testing new modern folder icons for photos, desktop, documents, music, and more. The icons replace the ones leftover from Windows 8.1 
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Windows 10X has reportedly been pushed back to later in 2021

After rumors indicated Windows 10X could arrive this spring, it's now looking as though Microsoft might not be ready to release the OS until later this year.
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Leaked code all but confirms that new M-series iMacs could launch soon

Thanks to some leaked code, there's a chance that an unreleased Apple iMac with an ARM-based processor could already be in the wild somewhere.
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Nvidia RTX 3080 seekers could face shortages through July

A new report indicates that shortages of Nvidia's latest GPUs might go on until at least the summer or July at the earliest, contrary to what Nvidia claims.
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Latest Windows Update is causing blue screen of death issues with some printers

Some users who have installed March's monthly Windows 10 cumulative update are reporting that they have subsequently not been able to print properly.