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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H2 and 20H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds 18362.10014 & 18362.10015 for 19H2, released on Aug. 19, 2019.

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6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

Software isn't the only area that's evolving in the Chrome OS universe right now.

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Installing Windows 7 from a backup? You need a BitLocker patch right away

Whether you’re installing Win7 from backup on bare metal or on a VM, watch out for a missing patch. On Friday, Microsoft issued a hidden advisory saying you need to run bcdboot.exe and get the SHA-2 patch KB 3133977 – a BitLocker fix...

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Will Apple launch iPhone on Sept. 10?

Hidden code in iOS 13 hints at a new iPhone launch – right on time.

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Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever

Microsoft has made it clear that it wants companies to embrace Windows 10 Enterprise, leaving the lesser Pro version in the dust. Gartner analyst Stephen Kleynhans sees no reason that will change.

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31 always useful Apple productivity tips

These should help you get more from your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch.

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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

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Flying for business? Don’t take (some models) of 15-inch MacBook Pro

The Federal Aviation Authority has banned certain model 15-inch MacBook Pros from flights...

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Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

When it comes to Windows, what's old is new again. The next update to Windows 10 will amount to little more than tweaks and improvements to May's Windows 10 1903.

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Windows 10: Answers to your most important questions | TECH(talk)

Computerworld’s Windows expert, Preston Gralla, and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer questions about Windows 10 and discuss how the operating system is still evolving.

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MacStadium announces cloud-based Mac IaaS for developers

Kubernetes-compatible virtualization layer for Macs in the cloud...

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Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

With its FastTrack assistance program, the company will work with customers migrating from Windows 7, either Enterprise or Professional, or Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Professional, to Windows 10 Enterprise.

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It’s the Monday before Patch Tuesday – make sure Windows Auto Update is off

Traditionally, August finds Microsoft in a mid-summer lull, with lots of folks on vacation and more than the usual chances of surprising screw-ups from second-string staff. It’s an excellent month to sit on the sidelines and see what...

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Apple announces a new iPhone (and you can’t have it)

The pre-jailbroken iPhone for security researchers is a hit at Black Hat 2019.

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At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC

The Epyc/Ryzen-powered Microsoft Virtual PC solution demo was the first time I saw the Microsoft Virtual PC functioning – and it was awesome. Cloud-based virtual PC instances are the future of the PC, and apparently, it’s coming...

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The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

Chrome OS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance.

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How to collaborate on files and folders with iCloud

How to use Catalina Macs, iOS 13 and iCloud to collaborate on files and projects

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