Windows 10 May Get Some New Useful Features

This spring, Windows 10 users will be treated to a raft of exciting new features. Currently, the company’s massive test group of Windows Insiders is enjoying playing with them, but they’ll be available to everyone in the early part of next year. Here are a few of the goodies you have to look forward to: Windows Dark Recent research has …

Virtualization Making It Safer To Open EXE Files On Windows

Microsoft recently announced an addition to Windows 10 that should make the lives of Enterprise and power users a whole lot easier. Running an unknown, untrusted .exe file on your machine can be an event that fills you with dread. The best case, of course, is that everything turns out fine.  Worst case, the file you thought was going to …

Microsoft May Be Replacing Their Edge Browser

Three years ago, Microsoft decided to retire their beleaguered Internet Explorer browser.  It was a disaster, riddled with critical security flaws and technologically far behind Chrome and Firefox.  The company vowed to do better, so they started fresh and introduced Microsoft Edge. It was designed to compete head to head with the big name browsers that have dominated the web …

Windows 10 Will Notify Users When Apps Use Their Microphone

In recent months, security researchers have unearthed all sorts of new hardware vulnerabilities.  Several of them allow hackers to quietly assume control of your PC’s built-in camera or microphone, giving them the ability to spy on you and invade your privacy at will. Normally this is accomplished when a hacker can trick you into downloading what you believe to be …

Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up deleting some user files and sparked a completely justified outrage.  The company pulled the update back, taking it offline so more people wouldn’t be impacted. Then they recently re-released it, this time, without the file deletions. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the …

Microsoft Fixes October Windows 10 Update

As you probably heard, Microsoft’s October update of Windows 10 was a bit of a disaster.  Sure, it updated your OS, but unfortunately for many users, it also deleted a variety of files. This prompted outrage from the company’s massive user base. Things would have been bad enough if the calamitous October update had been an isolated mis-step. Unfortunately, the …

Are Banner Ads Coming To Some Windows 10 Apps Soon?

Given how unpopular ads are, you wouldn’t think that Microsoft would be experimenting with ways of displaying more of them. Unfortunately, that’s the direction the company is headed. Currently, members of the Windows Insiders test group can see ad banners in both the Mail and Calendar apps.   Microsoft already allows third-party ads in Outlook.com for non-Office 365 subscribers, Microsoft …

Latest Windows 10 Update Causing Audio Issues

Microsoft hasn’t been terribly impressive lately when it comes to Windows 10 updates.  In fact, it’s fair to say that they’ve been a complete mess.  Just recently, they’ve issued updates that have deleted user files and caused crashes after creating incompatibilities with keyboard drivers. Now, (courtesy of the most recent Windows 10 update), many users are reporting that they’ve got …

New Windows 10 Update Pulled For Unintended Data Deletion 

Microsoft is having problems, and those problems are spilling out onto the company’s massive user base.  In a highly unusual move, the company pulled its latest Windows 10 update after receiving numerous complaints from users about missing files. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the company has had problems with updates to their OS.  Back in April, the company delayed …