Windows’ built-in antivirus tool can run in a secure sandbox

Antivirus programs, by their nature, introduce a degree of risk. Since they have to scan malicious data to stop attacks (and thus need extensive permissions), a piece of malware that exploits antivirus flaws can typically run with impunity. That could be much more difficult if you’re using Windows 10’s built-in safeguards, though. Microsoft is gradually […]

Microsoft says it fixed a Windows 10 update bug that deleted folders

Last week the October 2018 update for Windows 10 had barely arrived before Microsoft was forced to pause its rollout, as a few users complained of missing files. Now Microsoft says it has identified and fixed the problem, which was related to a feature called “Known Folder Redirection (KFR)” and an attempt to remove extra […]

Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 update bug

Microsoft has pledged to rescue those all-important personal files that its most recent Windows 10 update contrived to consume. The company was forced to halt the rollout of its October 2018 upgrades when users started complaining that their documents, music and images were disappearing. According to Dona Sarkar, who runs the Windows Insider Program, users […]

Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update

Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound. (credit: MS Windows) Earlier this week, Microsoft started distributing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, to Windows users who manually checked for updates. The company has now halted that rollout after many reports that installing the update […]

25 Essential Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know Now

If you are using windows regularly, then this blog will definitely increase your productivity. Compiled below is an exclusive list of windows keyboard shortcuts that will help you breeze through your daily work. You might know some of them, but there are certainly some hidden gems that you wouldn’t have heard of before. Once you […]

Microsoft suspends development of touch-friendly Office apps for Windows

Enlarge (credit: Nicole Klauss) Microsoft has stopped developing new features for the touch-friendly Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, reports the Verge. Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile first made their debut with Windows 8.1. Their significance is twofold: they have a user interface that’s designed to be touch-friendly, and they’re built using Microsoft’s […]

Microsoft unifying search across Bing, Office, and Windows

Enlarge / Even searches on Bing will show organizational results, in a section above the regular Web results. (credit: Microsoft) (credit: Joanna Bourne / Flickr) Microsoft is shaking up the search boxes found in Bing, Office, Windows, Teams, and everywhere else it shows up in productivity apps. Under the common banner “Microsoft Search” the plan […]

Over 700 children fell out of windows to their deaths this year, ombudsman claims

Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has revealed shocking statistics of fatal incidents involving children and proposed to develop a nationwide program to boost children’s safety in public places. Read more At the Monday press-conference summing up the results of the nationwide Childhood Safety campaign, ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova said that 492 children died in accidents during […]

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews ahead of October 2018 Update

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. The first build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release next month, and the second is from the 19H1 branch, which, as its name indicates, will arrive in the first half of next year. This year, […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with promise of Tencent games compatibility

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Tencent games compatibility promise and five bug fixes. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release in October. The company is also releasing builds from the 19H1 branch, which, as its name indicates, will […]