Windows 10 Fixes for the Anniversary Update

There are many good reasons to update and upgrade to Windows 10 with its respective Anniversary Update, including new features in Cortana, Windows Ink, and others. But as expected, there were still some system bugs that ticked users off quite a bit like the occasional system crash, and users freezing up when logging in. Good news: Microsoft has patched the freezing problem in an auto-update that came out August 31st. Users still experiencing the issue and can’t log in to download the update, there are two workarounds. If you have a second administrator account, log in with that to install

What You Need to Know about Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the release of Windows 10 to the public. As many would have expected, there would be updates, but most of them are only minor. Here’s what you need to know when August 2 hits (at least, the major stuff):   Security Features Let’s face it, hackers like to find vulnerabilities on computers to steal user data, especially on PCs. At the same time, if you think about it, at least a good portion (70 to 80 percent) of the market runs on Windows, so it comes as no surprise hackers want

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft is announcing today that it plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Microsoft’s deal to acquire the work-focused social networking giant is an all-cash transaction, and it will value LinkedIn’s shares at $196 each. Microsoft says LinkedIn will retain its own brand and independence, and existing CEO Jeff Weiner will remain and report directly to Satya Nadella. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on

This is the Xbox One S

E3’s worst-kept secret is official. Do you have your best shocked face ready? Microsoft just announced a slimmer Xbox One, the Xbox One S. Okay, so the surprise was kinda ruined by a month of leaks, culminating in a picture of the thing finding its way into the wild yesterday morning. But at least now that it’s official, we know exactly why Microsoft thinks you should buy a new Xbox. The big-ticket item is 4K support. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to play games in crazy high-res, but if you have a fancy TV it’ll provide plenty of

Microsoft has just what VR needs

Someone needs to civilize the Wild West of virtual reality. In a move we should have seen coming from a mile away, Microsoft announced that it will be opening up the Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens, to other companies. Those partners will be able to build AR headsets like HoloLens, full-fledged VR headsets like the HTC Vive, as well as components powering those devices. It’s similar to Microsoft’s original approach to PCs with Windows — build the operating system and let others go wild with hardware — as well as its push for new form-factors with the Surface. With