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Microsoft just made it easier to officially download Windows 11

Microsoft just released Windows 11 ISO files, making it easier to download and install the new operating system on compatible PCs.
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Microsoft to launch new flagship laptop this fall to replace the Surface Book

A new rumor suggests that Microsoft could end up replacing the Surface Book 4 with a new Surface Laptop model featuring RTX graphics.
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Why Chromebooks are still the go-to student laptop after a year of remote school

After a year of remote learning, Chromebooks are still a top choice for students over WIndows laptops and there are many reasons why.

How to disable Cortana

If you don't care for Cortana and prefer more data privacy, we'll show you exactly what to do. Here's how to disable Cortana for good or temporarily.
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This crucial Windows update finally fixes the PrintNightmare vulnerability

Microsoft has released yet another patch to correct issues with PrintNightmare by changing the default Point and Print driver installation and update behavior.
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Microsoft teases new Windows 11 feature, calling it a ‘game-changer’

Microsoft's Windows+Devices chief Panos Panay has just teased a new Focus Sessions feature for Windows 11, for those times when you need to relax.
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The best Windows 11 feature? Here’s what developers and fans voted for

A new Microsoft Poll has revealed what the best Windows 11 feature is. The results might surprise you.
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What is Windows 365 Cloud PC?

Microsoft is bringing Windows online with Windows 365 Cloud PC. Here's a look at who it is for, how you can use it and, why you might want to.

PrintNightmare isn’t over, as Windows is hit with another printing vulnerability

A cybersecurity researcher has found yet another bug in the Windows Print Spooler, continuing the saga of PrintNightmare.
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How to transfer files from PC to PC

Need to move a file or other document from one PC to another? We've got you covered with a guide looking at wired, wireless, cloud storage, and other methods.
Windows 11 updates are moving to once a year.

Microsoft just made testing out the new Windows 11 features easier

Microsoft just moved one of the most recent Windows 11 preview builds to the Windows Insider Beta Channel, making testing the operating system easier.
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The PDF reader in Microsoft Edge is getting a big update

Microsoft is updating the PDF reader in the Edge browser with a useful new feature to help you annotate PDFs and highlight sections that might be locked.
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Microsoft Teams will now protect you against phishing attacks

Microsoft Teams' new Safe Links feature will help ensure you're a step ahead of hackers and can stay safe when clicking URLs in channels, chats, and meetings.
Windows 11 on a tablet.

How to use Windows 11 Snap Groups

Snap Groups is one of the newest Windows 11 features to help boost productivity. Here's how to use Snap droups in Windows 11 to improve yours.
Laptop sitting on a desk showing Windows 11's built-in Microsoft Teams experience.

The latest Windows 11 build makes notifications more useful and less annoying

Microsoft has released the fourth major build of Windows 11, and it brings some changes to the Notification Center, background activity app notifications.
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New version of Microsoft Edge could save you from using bad passwords online

Microsoft Edge version 92 is bringing a new Password Health Dashboard that can help you determine the strength of your password or if it is leaked online.
Windows 11 updates are moving to once a year.

Windows 11 is cleaning up one of the messiest parts of Windows 10

In a big change from Windows 11, Microsoft is cleaning up the right-click menus in Windows 11 so you can accomplish common tasks more easily.
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Windows 11 is finally taking the Microsoft Store seriously

Microsoft has listed the new Edge Browser in the newly revamped Microsoft Store in Windows 11, showing it is getting serious with its apps.
Microsoft Edge browser open on a laptop.

Microsoft Edge to stop auto-playing videos by default

One of the pains of the internet is videos that autoplay on your webpage and Microsoft Edge version 92 will finally fix it by limiting it by default.
A person using the Surface Pro X.

The Surface Pro X vs. the M1 iPad Pro (2021)

The Surface Pro X and iPad Pro are both fantastic 2-in-1 devices. In this head-to-head, we see which is the best on portability, performance, and design.
A photo of the TikTok app running on a Windows 11 laptop

Sideloading Android apps in Windows 11 might be easier thanks to Amazon

You might still be able to sideload Android Apps in Windows 11 thanks to changes in the Amazon Appstore which will support the new Android App Bundle format.
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Researchers disclose vulnerability in Windows Hello facial recognition

A new research report shows that hackers can get around Windows Hello by using a certain type of hardware and eventually gain access to your PC.
A digital depiction of a laptop being hacked by a hacker.

Microsoft warns Windows users of another unpatched printing vulnerability

Microsoft is raising awareness of a new, unpatched printing vulnerability in Windows 10, requiring physical access to a Windows PC for hackers to leverage.
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Windows 10 21H2 will be the next big update to Windows 10

After a few weeks of rumors, Microsoft has officially announced Windows 10 21H2 as the next version of Windows 10, and the second update for the OS this year.
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Elgato Facecam is a new webcam designed just for content creators

Launching today is the Elgato Facecam, a Full HD 1080p webcam built from the ground up with tons of features designed just for content creators. 
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Microsoft resurrects Clippy for redesigned emoji in Windows

Microsoft is bringing back Clippy as the paperclip emoji across all of the Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Teams, and even PowerPoint.
A teenager in front of the Galaxy Chromebook Go.

Samsung’s sleek Galaxy Chromebook Go is now available for $300

Samsung's sleek and light 14-inch Galaxy Chromebook Go is now available for purchase at the affordable price of $300, and even cheaper with trade-in.
Surface with Windows 10

Happy sixth birthday, Windows 10: Looking at its past, present, and future

Windows 10 was released to manufacturing six years ago today, and it's been one big journey for Microsoft, helping shape where we are today with Windows 11.
A close-up of someone using Microsoft Teams on a laptop for a videoconference.

How collaborative apps are transforming Teams into something entirely new

A new set of collaborative Microsoft Teams apps are coming from market-leading partners like SAP C4C, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Workday.
Cloud PC in Windows 365 open side by side in a web browser.

Microsoft brings Windows to the cloud with Windows 365 Cloud PC

Microsoft is bringing Windows to the cloud with Windows 365, a new service that uses the power of the Microsoft Cloud to bring Windows to more enterprise users.
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Update your Windows PC now to fix this critical PrintNightmare security flaw

A serious security flaw known as Print Nightmare is impacting Windows, and Microsoft has issued a fix for it. Here's how you can update to stay safe.
Windows 11 is displayed on a laptop screen. The laptop is on a desk flanked by a task lamp and vase with flowers.

New Windows 11 build improves the Start Menu, makes experience ‘even better’

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 11, and it's all about making the Windows 11 experience better with improvements to the Start Menu.
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Microsoft could launch a cloud PC service next week

Microsoft could launch a new Cloud PC service next week that's designed to help users with thin clients run Microsoft 365 services like Office and Teams.
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Windows 11 vs. MacOS Monterey: Which is the better upgrade?

Windows 11 and MacOS Monterey are the latest and greatest operating systems, so we dove a bit deeper into both to look at the differences.