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Windows Spring Creators Update becomes April Update

Microsoft really can’t do things simply. A landing page in the company’s Edge browser has all but confirmed a leak from last week that the next big update for Windows 10 will be the ‘April 2018 Update’. Windows Latest pointed out that this page now appears in Edge when Windows 10 has …

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Microsoft reveals cause of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delay

Last week, Microsoft was supposed to be launching its big Spring Creators Update for Windows 10. The operative word there being supposed, because if you’re on a Windows device you might have noticed there’s been no such update. Well, according to Windows Central, the developers discovered that the update, which …

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Microsoft shifts focus to Edge

Microsoft is internally putting a greater emphasis on its Edge web browser and moving resources away from Windows 10 app development. According to a report from Thurrott.com, the decision comes in the wake of last week’s restructuring. The biggest talking point from that restructure was that for the first time since …

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A new reality

Microsoft turned heads with HoloLens in 2016, but with the launch of its mixed reality platform, James Guion, UK Windows category manager, tells Jonathan Easton about the tech’s bright future How has the reaction been to the platform and do you feel it has had a strong launch? It’s been …

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Opinion: Rejuvenated ‘Locky’ ransomware is exploiting an old Windows DDE weakness

A long-term vulnerability in Windows is being exploited by a newly-designed version of the infamous Locky ransomware that has been wreaking havoc over the last 18 months. It is a vulnerability that Microsoft has publicly stated it will not address, making the attack undetectable using traditional cyber security software. The …

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Microsoft looks to AI to fight malware

Microsoft is heading into uncharted territory in its next big security update: artificial intelligence. In a blog post, Microsoft said that the upcoming Creators Update will give Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection a boost by using the company’s cloud-based services to create an AI anti-virus to make it more effective at tackling …

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Windows 10S won’t let you change the default web browser

Microsoft yesterday launched the new eagerly-awaited Windows Surface Laptop and alongside it comes a new iteration of the company’s operating system – Windows 10S. While this is all terrifically exciting, some people are upset that the largely unpopular Edge web browser and Bing search enine will be set as the unchangeable defaults. …

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Smartphones see ‘closest ever quarter’ as Blackberry drops off the radar

It might have taken eight quarters, but Apple now sits atop of the smartphone pile with Samsung close behind. The gap between the two is so slim that says research firm Gartner says that the fourth quarter of 2016 was the closest ever between the two. Overall the smartphone market …

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Microsoft joins the anti-Flash camp

Microsoft has indicated that it will join the likes of Apple and Google in the universal crackdown on Adobe Flash. The company announced on Wednesday that Microsoft Edge will be changed in the forthcoming Windows 10 Creator’s Update to not load Flash whenever possible. Instead it will give a prompt …

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