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Microsoft hit with lawsuit as Windows 10 'destroyed data'

Microsoft has been hit with a class action lawsuit instigated by a group of Windows 10 users who claim the operating system "destroyed" their data and caused damage to their PCs. It stems from Microsoft's aggressive attempts to get people to upgrade.

Row over 'very limited' Linux PCs escalates in Munich

Munich - A dispute has erupted in Munich over the city's plans to revert back to Microsoft Windows-based computers after years of using Linux. The city's head of IT has now said there's no need to switch, insisting the unpopular Linux machines are working fine.

You can now run Windows 98 on a homemade smartwatch

An electronics enthusiast has demonstrated a homemade smartwatch that runs Windows 98, an almost two decade-old operating system built for desktop PCs. The functioning touchscreen watch is powered by a Raspberry Pi microcomputer.

Future Windows updates will be smaller and faster to install

Microsoft has announced changes coming to the way in which future Windows updates install that will make the process faster, easier and more controllable. Update downloads will be around 35% smaller, reducing download times and saving data.

Microsoft is making a big change to how Windows 10 does updates

Since the launch of Windows 10, one of the biggest user complaints has been around how it handles updates to the operating system — namely, how it sometimes will download new upgrades on its own, requiring a restart.

Google discloses third 'high severity' Windows bug

Google has publicly detailed another "high severity" vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows, escalating a divide between its research and Microsoft's responses. Google has recently disclosed several major flaws, only for Microsoft to seemingly ignore them.

Microsoft confirms another big Windows update for this year

Microsoft has confirmed it will launch a second major update for Windows 10 this year after the Creators Update in April. Currently in development as "Redstone 3," the update is expected to usher in Windows' new "Project NEON" design language.

Energy collecting windows edge closer to reality

Imagine if the windows in your home were able to collect energy and covert this into power to run your heating or home appliances, leading to annual energy cost savings. Such a technological feat is becoming closer. We take a look at the latest research.

Samsung phones will soon unlock your Windows PC for you

Samsung is preparing an update to its Samsung Flow app that will let you unlock your Windows computer using the fingerprint scanner on your phone. The long-awaited functionality considerably expands the app's usefulness, opening it to millions of people.

Microsoft: We 'fully expect' to keep building Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has again stressed its commitment to supporting its almost non-existent mobile platform, Windows 10 Mobile. The company said it "expects" to keep doing so indefinitely. The statement comes as analysts announce market share has fallen to 0.3%.

Microsoft postpones release of critical Windows bug fix to March

Microsoft has announced it's delaying its regular Patch Tuesday Windows security updates by an entire month. The unprecedented decision will leave customers at risk of attack for longer. The update includes a fix for a critical zero-day file sharing flaw.

One of the oldest kinds of Windows malware is now targeting Macs

There's a longstanding myth that Mac computers don't get viruses — or, at the very least, malware makers don't target Macs as much as they do Windows.

Windows 10 lets you pop video into a picture-in-picture player

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 feature likely to be an instant hit with multitaskers. You can pop video out into a small picture-in-picture window that floats above other apps, keeping the content in view. It also works with messaging clients.

Microsoft planning new Windows 10 desktop called 'Andromeda'

Microsoft is said to be working on a new Windows 10 desktop experience that will form part of its efforts to create a "composable shell." Detailed this week, the new desktop is meant to unify different device families, including PCs and smartphones.

Microsoft could bring Xbox 360 games to Windows PCs

Microsoft's Head of Xbox has suggested the company could bring Xbox 360 games to Windows computers in the future. Xbox 360 backwards compatibility is a core feature of the Xbox One, making its extension to Windows 10 a potential future possibility.

Cloud computing innovation coming for Windows

Microsoft, busy on developing a new version of Windows 10, will not be happy that designs for new platform have been leaked online. The key update is a cloud-based competitor to Google's cloud-based ChromeOS.

Microsoft Edge tries to be the cutting edge with new features

Microsoft Edge is getting several new features with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update designed to enhance productivity and entertainment. Microsoft is aiming to attract new users to the browser in a bid to reverse its falling market share.

Ex-Mozilla employee: 'Don't buy antivirus software'

A former Mozilla employee has spoken out about the dangers of using third-party antivirus software on Windows computers. He claims the programs do not necessarily protect your PC and can house serious vulnerabilities themselves.

Microsoft developing new 'Cloud Shell' to 'modernize Windows'

Microsoft is said to be building a new Windows shell dubbed Cloud Shell. It's meant to be a lightweight version of Windows that modernises the platform but its exact purpose is unknown. It may be related to its recently-leaked CSHELL work.

Windows 10's new Game Mode optimises your PC to boost performance

Microsoft has introduced Game Mode, a new feature coming to Windows 10 with the upcoming Creators Update that will improve gaming performance. Part of a wider upgrade of Windows 10's gaming capabilities, it's designed to make the most of your hardware.

Vivaldi calls on Microsoft to 'do the right thing' about Edge

The creators of Vivaldi, the new browser that's a spiritual successor to Opera, have called on Microsoft to "do the right thing" over its aggressive promotion of Windows 10's Edge. The company's CEO said it's too complicated to change the default browser.

Microsoft, Google battle it out in the playground over school PCs

Microsoft and Google have each announced new rival laptops aimed at classroom customers. Education is increasingly becoming a new frontier of technology and Google's Chromebooks have rapidly developed into a credible threat to Windows machines.

Microsoft unveils new Windows Security Center to protect your PC

Microsoft has announced a new Windows utility that gives you an at-a-glance overview of your computer's health and security. The Windows Defender Security Center can manage third-party antivirus software as well as Windows' built-in protection.

Microsoft postpones launch of Windows 10 'My People' feature

Microsoft has announced it is postponing the launch of Windows 10's upcoming "My People" feature. My People aims to make it easier to connect with your friends and colleagues by placing shortcuts to their profiles on the Windows taskbar.

Windows 10 to get new 'adaptive' shell that works on every device

Microsoft is developing a new "adaptive" shell for Windows 10 that will unify interface experiences and remove the divide between PCs, phones and other kinds of device. The company plans to build a "universal" shell for a single Windows 10.

Microsoft to add e-books to the Windows Store this spring

Microsoft is planning to open its own bookstore, according to leaked screenshots of an upcoming Windows Store update published this week. Launching with the Windows 10 Creators Update, you'll be able to purchase e-books directly from Windows.

Microsoft waves an 'early goodbye' to Windows 7

Microsoft has suggested Windows 7 is no longer a secure or supported operating system in a blog post today. The company said it's waving an "early goodbye" to the much-loved platform, even though support actually ends in 2020.

Microsoft's Project NEON Windows 10 overhaul leaks to the world

The first screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 UI overhaul, Project NEON, have been published online. The interface looks very different to the current release version, although it's meant to be an "incremental" upgrade that adds polish.

Windows computers knocked offline by broken update

Computer users have been left unable to connect to the Internet after an automatic Windows update broke a critical networking component. Microsoft confirmed some people have experienced "difficulties" since the routine patch was released.

Microsoft hints at the Surface Phone with new Windows 10 for ARM

Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 desktop can now run on the ARM-based processors used in mobile devices. The development hints at the emergence of a new class of devices capable of powering smartphone and desktop experiences.
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