• COMPUTERS
    Windows 10 Installation Settings Violate Local Laws, Say Brazil Prosecutors

    Federal prosecutors in Brazil asked a court on Wednesday to force Microsoft to change its default installation process for Windows 10, which they said violated several local laws by collecting user data without their “express consent.” Microsoft has faced criticism in the European Union and elsewhere about the installation settings of Windows 10 and users’ apparent lack of […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft Announces Windows 10 April 2018 Update Release Date

    Microsoft on Friday announced a new update for Windows 10 aimed at providing users more time to create, play, and work. This update will be available for download on April 30 and will roll out to Windows 10 PCs worldwide on May 8. It was previously called the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. The April update will have Timeline feature […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Windows 10 Getting ‘Ultimate Performance’ Scheme to Boost Speed, Preview Build Reveals

    HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17101 (RS4) includes new scheme The scheme called ‘Ultimate Performance’ eliminates micro-latencies Microsoft has also released Windows 10 RS5 build through Skip Ahead ring Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17101 “Redstone 4” (RS4) for Fast ring users, and Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17604 “Redstone 5” (RS5) […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    How to Enable Dictation for Voice Input on iPhone, Mac, Android, and Windows Devices

    HIGHLIGHTS All the major operating systems come with voice input features Voice typing on iOS provided the best balance of speed and accuracy In all cases, you’ll still need to edit the final document to fix errors The major operating systems – such as Windows and macOS for PCs, and Android and iOS for mobiles – come with voice to text inputs built-in […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Free Upgrades to Windows 10 to End on December 31, Microsoft Reveals

    If you use Microsoft’s accessibility features and want a free upgrade to Windows 10, better hurry up because Microsoft is closing this last deal on December 31. Microsoft mostly stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10 in July last year but users who use accessibility features, got an extension of that promo, a report in ZDNet said on Saturday. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft’s Near Share to Bring AirDrop-Like Experience to Windows 10

    HIGHLIGHTS Latest Windows 10 Insider Build includes Near Share feature The feature uses Bluetooth to enable wireless file transfer functionality The new Insider Preview build also has “Mute-a-Tab” option on Edge Attempting to counter Apple, Microsoft has built its own AirDrop alternative for Windows 10 which it calls “Near Share”. The new feature has started been in testing in […]

  • COMPUTERS
    New ARM-powered Windows laptops may come with ‘multi-day battery life’

    Microsoft will be launching its new laptop with a multi-day battery life. This ARM-powered laptop will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 systems-on-chip (SoC). It will support traditional desktop apps courtesy an emulator in Windows 10. During the Qualcomm summit in Hong Kong, Microsoft hinted at what to expect from the laptop. Qualcomm had earlier promised that […]

  • Microsoft Admits Windows Can Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software Under Certain Conditions

    HIGHLIGHTS Kaspersky filed complaint with EU earlier in June Microsoft says it offers Windows Insider to ensure compatibility It built Windows 10 feature to disable incompatible antivirus After coming under antitrust fire from Kaspersky in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware, Microsofthas attempted to clear the air by talking about its work on safety and security – namely […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Windows 10 ‘Controlled Folder Access’ to Provide Protection From Ransomware

    HIGHLIGHTS Certain apps can be allowed through the protection The new feature is seen in preview build version 16232 The new Exploit Protection feature is work-in-progress After WannaCry and Petya, it seems like Microsoft has realised the potential harm that ransomware can cause to its operating systems and its customers’ sensitive information. This might partly be the reason why the […]