Windows 10 on 500 million monthly active devices
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Up 200 million on a year ago


At its Build developer conference, Microsoft has told the assorted throngs and riff-raff that Windows 10 has now passed 500 million monthly active devices.

Microsoft's fifth-generation Surface could be ARM-based
Published in Notebooks


First time since Surface 2 in 2013

Last week we wrote that Qualcomm is preparing to release a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook by the end of 2017, ending three and a half years of x86 dominance that has proliferated the industry since the discontinuation of Windows RT in late 2013.

Windows 10 Creators Update on 10 percent of updated PCs
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Out of ten vendors, Microsoft and MSI lead the pack

According to the latest report from AdDuplex, which collects statistics from Windows 10 machines, only 10 percent of eligible PCs have the Creators Update (version 1703) installed, while 82.1 percent are on the Anniversary Update (version 1607) released last summer.

Microsoft changes Windows update programme
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Two feature updates a year

Software King of the World, Microsoft, is making a few changes to how it will service Windows, Office 365 ProPlus and System Center Configuration Manager.

Patch for Win 7 dinosaurs who want modern chips
Published in Processors


Windows 7 shall still rule the earth

Software King of the World, Microsoft has made it clear that it does not want users of Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge CPUs using Windows 7.

Windows 10 feature extends battery life
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:56

Windows 10 feature extends battery life


Per-app CPU throttling now available for beta testers

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a new operating system wide power savings feature for Windows 10 that claims to reduce notebook battery consumption by around 11 percent on devices equipped with Skylake and Kaby Lake processors.

World famous photographer abandons his Macs
Published in Notebooks


Apple is dead to me


World-famous photographer, artist, writer and adventurer Trey Ratcliff has shocked the Tame Apple Press by saying the fruity-cargo cult was “dead to him” after treating its creative customers so badly.

Multi-GPU Vulkan will not be just for Windows
Published in Graphics


Headed for Linux too 

Vulkan graphics API was supposed to be cross-platform and fix the issue of DirectX 12 only being available on Windows 10.

AMD denies Ryzen Windows 10 problems
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:57

AMD denies Ryzen Windows 10 problems


No need for a patch


AMD has denied that Windows 10's thread scheduler is responsible for lower than expected highly-threaded performance scores on its latest Ryzen processor family.

Windows 10 will stop randomly re-booting on updates
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Changes to updates


Software King of the World, Microsoft, is finally making some changes to the way Windows Updates are applied to Windows 10 PCs.