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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 19035 for 20H1, released on Dec. 4, 2019.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 hits late wall, stalls

With support for Windows 7 ending in January, the push to upgrade to Windows 10 continues. But the pace of Win10 adoptions stalled in November.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: November patches behave themselves – with a few exceptions

After all the calisthenics required by the October 2019 patches, November gave us a much-deserved break. Although Win10 1909 has some lingering problems, other versions– Win7, 8.1, Win10 1803, 1809, and 1903 – saw relatively few...

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Apple’s Pro Display XDR sets the bar for pro displays

And it suggests the importance of creative industries to Apple’s wider plans.

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Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'

Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark.

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How to get the most out of your Chromebook

If you have a Chromebook, you probably know there isn't a lot to figure out when you first start using it. You sign in with your Google account and you're pretty much good to go. But there's plenty of tips and shortcuts you might not...

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12 Mac tips for Thanksgiving

I thought U.S. readers might enjoy a dozen useful Mac tips to while away a little time today between the turkey and the pie.

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Crash coarse

Shouldn’t plumbing and electrical systems be kept separate?

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Time-Machine Tuesday: A non-smashing success

And another manager who’s unclear on the concept.

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Preparing for the dual/foldable screen step to our AR future

We are moving from single-screen devices to unlimited screen devices with some interesting intermediate steps, including foldable screens, head-mounted displays and even contact lenses.

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Shake and bake

And I helped!

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Microsoft and Apple are better together

A new Office 365 feature shows one way in which the Apple/Microsoft partnership helps you get things done.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Microsoft goes very small for Windows 10 1909's 'On' switch

The latest version of Windows relies on an 'enablement package' to turn on features that transform Windows 10 1903 into 1909. Microsoft now calls that move a pilot program.

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Apple's OS development teams are going to 'Build Different'

The latest war on bugs should be good news for every Apple user, with iOS 14 set to deliver stability for the rest of us in 2020.

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Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

It's never easy figuring out what Microsoft is up to when it comes to its plans for Windows 10. But the way it's handled updates in 2019 could point to what it plans to do in 2020 and beyond.

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Security lessons from a Mac-only fintech company

Build America Mutual, a leading U.S. municipal bond insurer, is an all Apple shop. And even though macOS and iOS are generally secure, threats to the platforms continue to rise.

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Up close with CastAway, the Chrome OS add-on for your phone

A new crowdfunded product promises to attach a tiny functioning Chromebook onto your phone. I sit down with the device's creator to learn more.

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