Windows 10 included a password manager complete with massive password-stealing potential

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/17/windows-10-keeper-vulnerability/ Microsoft has been bundling a password manager that features a dangerous flaw with some versions of Windows 10, a Google security researcher has revealed. Tavis Ormandy noticed that his copy of Windows 10 included Keeper, which he had previously found to be injecting privileged … Read more

Windows 10 gets native OpenSSH client and server

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/windows-10-native-openssh-client-server/ It’s quite interesting to see just how far Microsoft has come since Satya Nadella became CEO. The company has gotten out of its comfort zone and made its products more appealing to a wider range of customers, embracing rival platforms and the open-source community. Having … Read more

Win an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition gaming console from Microsoft!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/microsoft-xbox-one-x-project-scorpio-edition-win/ The Xbox One X is the best gaming console on the market — from a raw power perspective, that is. Despite having lesser specs, many people would argue that the Nintendo Switch is the superior machine. Why? Mario and Zelda. After all, when it … Read more

Microsoft unveils the first Always Connected ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/always-connected-arm-powered-windows-10-pcs/ Today, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, Microsoft and Qualcomm officially unveiled the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops. These devices, referred to as Always Connected PCs, are always on, always connected (via LTE), and promise “incredible” battery life. How incredible? Well, depending on how … Read more

Get ‘Windows 10: All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition’ ($19 value) FREE for a limited time

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/get-windows-10-all-in-one-for-dummies-2nd-edition-19-value-free-for-a-limited-time/ Windows 10: All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes all the guidance you need to make the most of this latest update of Windows. This freshly updated resource cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know. It shows you how to set up multiple … Read more

Windows Update in Windows 7 starts throwing up 80248015 error

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/windows-7-windows-update-80248015-error/ Despite Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of Windows 10, Windows 7 remains staggeringly popular. A growing number of users are currently reporting an issue with Windows Update at the moment  — specifically error 80248015. The full error message reads: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, … Read more

Steam: Windows 7 now nearly three times more popular than Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/steam-windows-7-way-more-popular-than-windows-10/ While Windows 10 still lags behind Windows 7 in terms of market share, there’s one section of user that has embraced the new operating system since day one — gamers. That’s no surprise of course, as they like to run the latest and greatest … Read more

NetMarketShare: Windows 7 has been losing share faster than we thought

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/windows-7-losing-share-faster-than-thought/ Each month, analyst firm NetMarketShare releases numbers showing the state of the desktop operating system market, and we report on it. This month, it showed the gap between Windows 10 and Windows 7 narrowing significantly (although the two operating systems aren’t quite as close … Read more

Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview — stay in sync with your PC

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/microsoft-brings-edge-for-ios-and-android-out-of-preview-stay-in-sync-with-your-pc/ Microsoft has launched the first stable version of its web browser for mobile with the release of Edge for iOS 1.0 and Edge for Android 1.0. Both browsers are targeted at Windows users who have Edge as their default — the primary purpose of … Read more

StatCounter: Windows 10 fails to overtake Windows 7, but edges slightly closer

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/statcounter-windows-10-fails-to-overtake-windows-7-but-edges-slightly-closer/ When StatCounter released its operating system usage share figures last month it showed the gap between Windows 7 and Windows 10 had narrowed significantly. It looked, based on that data, as if the new operating system would overtake the old one during November, but … Read more

NetMarketShare: Windows 7 still well ahead of Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/netmarketshare-windows-7-still-well-ahead-of-windows-10/ According to the latest figures from NetMarketShare, Windows 10 is edging closer to Windows 7’s usage share, but it still has a way to go until it overtakes it. In October, Windows 10 saw its slowest growth in months, posting a gain of just … Read more

Windows 10 is now on 600 million active devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/windows-10-is-now-on-600-million-active-devices/ At 2015’s Build developer conference, Microsoft announced that it anticipated over 1 billion Windows 10 devices to be in consumers hands within 2 years, but thanks to the failure — and ultimate death — of Windows 10 Mobile, that was clearly never going to … Read more

Bad news for Windows 10 testers — you may not get access to all future features

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/bad-news-for-windows-10-testers/ Microsoft is working in earnest on the next feature update of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4. It’s already released a number of builds to Insiders in the Fast ring, and today the software giant revealed some of the big new features users can look … Read more

Fall Creators Update already on over 20 percent of Windows 10 PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/windows-10-fall-creators-update-on-over-20-percent/ Microsoft released the Creators Update for Windows 10 back in April, but it was a glacial, and at times problematic, rollout. A fortnight after the initial launch, Microsoft warned users to wait until they were offered it, rather than opting for a manual update, … Read more