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Windows 10 Home patch lets you turn off automatic app updates

Cumulative Update 5 for Windows 10 Home corrects an issue that made it impossible to disable automatic app updates through the Windows Store.

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The glaring issue the Windows Store needs to fix if Fable Legends isn't coming to Steam

Microsoft making Microsoft-published games like Fable Legends exclusive to Microsoft's digital storefront isn't an issue. Storage space is.

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Windows 10 build 10532 is here, with revamped menus and a few big bugs

Hope you weren't using Windows Hello. Or 64-bit Chrome. Both of those are broken in this build. But at least you can send your feedback straight to Twitter.

Google Chrome's notifications won't support Windows 10's Action Center

Google has valid reasons for Chrome to not support Action Center, but it's still the latest blow in a longstanding feud with Microsoft.

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New app solves Windows 10's failure to hide the taskbar in Tablet Mode

Windows 10 is a great OS, but tablet users looking for a little extra screen space are stymied by the taskbar's refusal to fully disappear. Enter a new third-party utility.

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Four weeks after launch, Windows 10 is already on 75 million PCs and tablets

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer is having the desired effect, as uptake outpaces earlier versions.


Cheat sheet! Microsoft releases printable Windows 10 key shortcut list

This handy guide lists every Windows key shortcut in Windows 10. It’s ready to print or view offline--and we made it better.

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VMware adds Windows 10 and enhanced graphics support to its virtual machine software

VMware has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products with support for Windows 10 and more.


Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones

Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform.

Torrent trackers freak out over perceived Windows 10 anti-piracy measures

Based on extremely thin evidence, several private torrent trackers believe Microsoft is setting up for a big piracy crackdown in Windows 10.

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20 years later, Windows 10 follows in Windows 95’s footsteps

With Windows 95, Microsoft began the PC’s shift from software platform to communications tool, while introducing several features that persist today.

Windows through the ages

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Testing suggests that not even identical twins can dupe Windows Hello

If The Australian's testing is any indication, you shouldn't have to worry too much about your evil twin or doppelgänger unlocking your PC using Windows Hello.

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Microsoft won't provide full release notes for most Windows 10 updates

Only major patches will get full-fledged release notes, according to Microsoft.

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In the future, 'Hey Cortana' will actually wake up your Windows 10 PC

Intel is helping enable "wake on voice" technology via a special low-power state and audio technology built into Skylake and Windows 10 PCs.