Windows 10’s New Privacy Settings Still Raise Concerns, EU Watchdogs Say

European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system despite the US company announcing changes to the installation process. The watchdogs, a group made up of the EU’s 28 authorities responsible for enforcing data protection law, wrote to Microsoft last year expressing concerns…

Windows 10 Will Soon Let Users Block Desktop Apps From Installing

Microsoft will soon roll out Windows 10 Creators Update. Insider Preview builds so far have given us a fairly good look at all the features and improvements one can expect once the final build rolls out. The latest Preview build 15042 now reveals that the company is testing out a feature for Windows 10 that…

New Windows 10 build kills controversial password-sharing Wi-Fi Sense

When Microsoft announced Windows 10, it added a feature called Wi-Fi Sense that had previously debuted on the Windows Phone operating system. Wi-Fi Sense was a password-sharing option that allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with your friends and contacts in Skype, Outlook, and Facebook. Here’s how Microsoft described the featurelast year: “When you share…

Other browsers get the push as Microsoft makes Cortana Edge-only

One of the major moves Windows 10 made was to bring Cortana to the desktop – whether you wanted her there, or not – and now Microsoft has announced a big change to the way search works with its digital assistant on PC. From now on, when you use Cortana’s search box (bottom-left, on the…

Microsoft’s new Ink Workspace is less than you’d think from the headlines

As a long-time users of pen-and-stylus-based applications, I was very excited when I read the announcement of Microsoft’s new Ink Workspace in the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Edition preview build. I probably should have known better, since Microsoft has been trolling pen computing breakthroughs for over a decade, and has never delivered anything amazing other…

Clock Is Ticking for Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft last week announced that Windows 10 was running on 300 million PCs and reminded customers that its free upgrade offer would end July 29. After that date, the price to upgrade to Windows 10 Home will be US$119. “We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than…