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Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound. Just over a month since its initial release, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update widely available today. The update was withdrawn shortly after its initial release due to the discovery of a bug causing data loss. […]

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update still not released, running out of October

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? Peter Bright / Flickr Microsoft is making yet more fixes to Windows 10 build 17763, the build that has been blessed as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The update was initially published on the second Tuesday of the month, but within a few days, Microsoft had […]

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DRM for chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks fast Qi charging to certified chargers [Update]

Enlarge / The Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3. Ron Amadeo Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone is shipping out to the masses, and people hoping to take advantage of the new Qi wireless charging capabilities have run into a big surprise. For some unexplained reason, Google is locking out third-party Qi chargers from reaching the highest […]

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A new bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update could delete your files

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been on a rough path and things aren’t necessarily getting easier for Microsoft. In the latest set of issues, a new bug is impacting native Windows 10 zip file operations, potentially leading to overwritten files in some instances. This latest bug impacts just the native Windows 10 zip […]

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Microsoft starts testing fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft re-released the free Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders today. The company also introduced a new feature in the Feedback Hub that lets testers provide an indication of the severity of a given issue. Both are a direct response to users reporting some of their files were deleted after updating. Microsoft released […]

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data

Enlarge / Your precious documents, after installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. shaorang Microsoft has figured out why the Windows 10 October 2018 Update deleted data from some systems and produced a fixed version. The severity of the bug caused the company to cease distribution of the update last week; the fixed version is […]

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Microsoft delays launch of October 2018 update as it works on problems

After consumers reported a number of problems with the latest major update to Windows 10, Microsoft responded by preventing the October 2018 Update from being installed on some systems. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was available for download when it announced its new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface […]

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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. 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 is […]

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Microsoft halts Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft has halted the free Windows 10 October 2018 Update — Windows 10 build 17763, which brought Windows 10 to version 1809. The decision comes less than a week after the October 2 launch, after some users reported the update deleted files from their Documents folder. Like all Windows 10 updates, it was a gradual […]

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings DirectX ray tracing to gaming PCs

Use of ray tracing in the upcoming video game, Battlefield V. Today, October 2, marks a milestone for gamers everywhere thanks to Microsoft’s release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Along with a collection of other new features, the update brings the first public support for Microsoft’s DirectX ray tracing technology. Now, computers can […]

Photography

A.I. can now edit 200 photos at once, retouch skin with Photolemur update

Previous Next Skylum Skylum Who needs buttons to edit photos anyway? Photolemur, the artificially intelligent photo editor that edits photos with just a drag-and-drop, can now edit up to 200 images at a time, including retouching skin and whitening teeth. After becoming part of the Skylum family of photo software earlier this year, pre-orders for […]

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Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

Enlarge Peter Bright / Flickr The last few Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10 have offered few new features and have instead focused on fixing bugs. The latest build, released today, takes a step toward completion: it has changed the operating system’s version stamp. Until now, the previews have called themselves version 1803, the […]

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Microsoft finishes turning File Explorer dark in latest Windows update

If you typically work in low ambient lighting conditions, Microsoft’s latest Windows Insider Preview build will help ease eye strain. The most notable feature of Windows Insider Preview Build 17733 is a new dark mode for the Windows File Explorer, which replaces the typical white background of the File Explorer window for a black one. […]

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‘God of War’ New Game+ adds a steeper challenge to the game in a free update

Sony Santa Monica announced the God of War New Game+ release date. Players will be able to embark on Kratos and Atreus’ journey once again later this month when the new post-game mode arrives on August 20. The mode will be available to owners of the game as a free update for the title. The […]

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Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple’s firmware update led to a big improvement

Enlarge / The 2018 MacBook Pro from the front. Prospective buyers of the 2018 MacBook Pro were faced with a dilemma shortly after the device launched. Reports emerged that the machine experienced heavy throttling and wildly inconsistent performance under heavy, sustained load—especially when both the CPU and GPU were being taxed simultaneously. Early speculation suggested […]