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Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

A leaked build from MSPowerUser shows how Microsoft plans to plug the last remaining hole in its content library: ebooks.

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A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

Microsoft's patent for a foldable phone/tablet is approved, suggesting Microsoft still has mobile aspirations. But the patent dates from 2014, a time when the company's mobile fortunes were more favorable than they are now.

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Performance-boosting Game Mode discovered in new Windows 10 preview build, confirmed by Microsoft

An early version of Windows 10's expected Game Mode has made an appearance in Build 15007, and Microsoft executives have confirmed it will formally roll out soon.

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EFF warily applauds the Windows 10 Creators Update's privacy concessions

Recent concessions by Microsoft in the data its Windows 10 "phones home" to company servers won cautious praise from one critic this week.

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Microsoft improves Cortana, Edge and Mobile in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007, Microsoft's second build in a week, adds improvements both functional (in Edge, Cortana, and Mobile) and aesthetic (a new themes section in the Store).

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The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 into the wild on January 9, an absolutely massive update that makes changes both large and small to your PC. Here are the most notable improvements.

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Your Windows 10 PC may soon lock itself when you walk away

The latest Windows 10 build has a new security feature called Dynamic Lock that may automatically lock your PC when you're not there.

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Microsoft releases one of its smallest monthly security patch bundles ever

Microsoft has released one of its smallest monthly patch bundles ever, with only three vulnerabilities fixed across its entire product portfolio.

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Windows 10's privacy settings will be simpler but more limited with Creators' Update

Microsoft said Tuesday that it's launched a simplified privacy dashboard for Windows 10 users. It also plans changes to the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update that will adjust the level of privacy controls, though not always to the benefit of users.

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Microsoft’s dropped a huge Windows 10 Preview Build 15002 ahead of the Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 contains numerous updates that you'll notice immediately, including new Start folders, Microsoft Edge upgrades, and suggested Cortana commands...and that just scratches the surface.

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Microsoft is retiring the Blue Screen of Death for some users

Microsoft is turning the BSOD into a GSOD for users of its Windows 10 beta.

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Microsoft will let some users take a time out on Windows 10 updates

Microsoft is giving users some more control over Windows 10 updates, with a new beta build of its operating system released Monday.

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Battle lines drawn as Chromebooks, Windows PCs renew rivalry at CES

Microsoft wants a go-to Chromebook competitor, and it may be getting a few in upcoming Windows 10 PCs with ARM chips.

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Windows 10 Creators Update will have a Game Mode that shifts resources to gameplay

Game Mode, hidden within the upcoming Build 14997 of Windows 10, looks like it will prioritize resources to enhance gameplay—a welcome turnaround after years of neglecting PC gaming.

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Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs

Start your new computer off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.