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Per-app permissions coming to Windows 10

12 days ago   |   By Liliputing

When you install a Windows Store app that may want access to location information from your PC, you'll be prompted to grant or deny location access. But starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft plans to add a whole bunch of other permissions. The move is part of an effort to give users [...]
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Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 adds new and expanded privacy settings

Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 adds new and expanded privacy settings

12 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 is set to give users better control over their privacy, including the option to restrict individual apps from accessing the camera and microphone.
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Where we stand with this month's Windows and Office security patches

12 days ago   |   By Computerworld

September's retinue of Microsoft patches includes one very important .NET fix that blocks a security hole brought to life when you open an RTF file in Word . It's only been seen, so far, in a spear phishing Russian-language RTF document, apparently generated by NEODYMIUM, allegedly used by a nation-state to snoop on a Russian-speaking target. If that describes your situation, you're in a world of hurt, for many reasons beyond a humble booby-trapped RTF file.
The Win10 Creators Update cumulative update, KB 4038788 , brings Win10 1703 up to build 15063.608. It contains 25 security patches as...
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Windows 10 will give you more control over app permissions

12 days ago   |   By Engadget

Microsoft is aware that there are still concerns about Windows 10's privacy, and it's trying to put some of them to bed with the Fall Creators Update. As part of a post detailing the imminent update's privacy improvements, the software giant has rev...
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Windows 10 build 16362 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring

Windows 10 build 16362 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring

12 days ago   |   By Windows Central

A new PC build for Insiders in the Skip Ahead ring is rolling out now, bringing with it new enhancements and changes for Redstone 4.
Microsoft is rolling out its second Redstone 4 Insider Preview build to Insiders on PC in the Fast ring today. The build in question is 16362, and is packing a few new noteworthy changes and enhancements. Let's see what's new.
What's new?
Improved Boot Experience
Use sign-in info to apply settings after a restart or update: Building on our work seen in Build 16251, if you stay on the lock screen for a few seconds before signing in, you will now see your lock...
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Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 16362 released, here's what's new

12 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 Redstone 4 to Windows Insiders in Skip Ahead. The company is today pushing build 16362 via Windows Update to those part of Skip Ahead in the Windows Insider program's Fast Ring. The build includes some new features, but they aren't major at all. As per usual, [...]
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Here's what's fixed and improved in Windows 10 Build 16362

12 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Today, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build, 16362, is being released to Windows Insiders in Skip Ahead - which means this is a Redstone 4 build. The build includes two new features, but it also includes lots of improvements and bug fixes. Microsoft [...]
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Microsoft needs to leverage partnerships, eSIM and edge computing to position ultramobile PCs

Microsoft needs to leverage partnerships, eSIM and edge computing to position ultramobile PCs

12 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Microsoft seems to be positioning its mobile efforts for a category-defining full Windows 10 ultramobile PC with phone capabilities. But how will Microsoft and its partners position and market ultramobile PCs if they become a reality?
The existence of Microsoft's mobile strategy is debatable . One fact is certain, however, Microsoft needs a mobile device to ensure present and future personal computing relevance.
Smartphones are at the center of technologies that are shaping the future computing landscape. Without a mobile device, Microsoft is solidifying its position as a non-participant...
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More than 330 million Windows 10 users are actively using Microsoft Edge

12 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Microsoft today announced that the company's default browser in Windows 10 is being used by more than 330 million users. Microsoft Edge was being used on 150 million active devices back at last year's Microsoft Edge Web Summit in April. Today at this year's Microsoft Edge Web Summit, Microsoft announced the new 330 million figure. [...]
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Feedback Hub update adds Language Community integration for Skip Ahead Insiders

Feedback Hub update adds Language Community integration for Skip Ahead Insiders

12 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Skip Ahead Insiders are getting an early look at some new features coming to the Feedback Hub.
Microsoft has started rolling out an updated version of the Feedback Hub app to Windows Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring .
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Should Windows 10 Power Users Shut Off Windows Update?

Should Windows 10 Power Users Shut Off Windows Update?

12 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Windows 10 users can still 'opt-out' of updates by turning Windows Update off altogether. Can you get away with doing so, without risking major security problems?
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Forget Windows 10 S - Microsoft needs a true 'lite' version of Windows

Forget Windows 10 S - Microsoft needs a true 'lite' version of Windows

12 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Chrome OS is fast, clean and, most important, lightweight. Windows 10 S is... the same old Windows 10 with a virtual app block. Microsoft can, and should, do better.
If Microsoft wants to get serious about competing with Google in the education market, it needs a version of Windows 10 that isn't just Windows 10 Pro with a virtual block on installing programs from outside the Store. Windows 10 S, while a nice idea, is not a true Chrome OS competitor. Microsoft needs a real, lightweight version of Windows 10 that removes the bloatware of Win32 and focuses primarily on being a web-first...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company had the chance to buy Minecraft...

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Twitter just explained why it won't block Trump for tweets that North Korea...

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