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Windows Time gets accuracy improvements and leap second support

Microsoft plans to integrate improvements in  the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems that improve the accuracy of time. The upcoming versions of Windows include compliant leap second support, a new time synchronization protocol called Precision Time Proto...

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Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

(credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was $30.1 billion (up 17 percent year-on-year), operating income was $10.4 billion (up 35 percent), net income was $8.8 billion (a rise of...

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Windows 10 will get better at telling time with new leap second support

Enlarge (credit: michael) One of the things that to me sums up the utter futility of existence and the inevitability of humanity's eventual extinction is the fact that the world is slowing down. About every 18 months or so, the Earth takes about a second longer to rotate on its axis, ever so slow...

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How to Fix Error Code 0xC0000225 in Windows 10

Seeing the 0xc0000225 error on Microsoft Windows 10 when you try to boot your PC? This common error is a huge pain because it prevents your PC from booting at all. Thankfully, you can usually fix this error with a bit of work. We’ll show you how to fix error code 0xc0000225 on Windows 10. What...

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Microsoft is making the Windows command line a lot better

The Windows 7 console didn't support VT codes, so it completely garbles the output of applications that depend on VT codes. The Windows 10 console, however, does support VT codes, making it much more capable. (credit: The Windows console) One of the sore points of the Windows command-line environ...

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The 3 Best Mac App Switchers for Jumping Between Apps and Windows

Most Mac users know that Cmd + Tab is the default way to switch applications in macOS. It lets you jump between apps without taking your hands off the keyboard. While this works fine, it isn’t perfect. The icons appear in order of last use, not alphabetical. And you can’t switch open tab...

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Integrate Chrome and Firefox browsing with Windows Timeline

Windows Timeline Support is a free browser extension for Chrome-based and Firefox-based web browsers that integrates the browsing history with Windows 10's Timeline feature. Microsoft introduced Timeline in Windows 10 version 1803 as a way for users to better keep track of activity on the system. Ti...

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Disable Windows 10 hiding scroll bars

One of the changes that Microsoft introduced in the company's Windows 10 operating system affected the appearance of scroll bars on the system. The default behavior hides scroll bars automatically in Windows. While that feature is limited to (mostly) Windows Store applications and not desktop apps,...

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How to Legally Download and Install Windows 7 OEM

Some people—for whatever reason—are still using Windows 7. If you own a computer running Windows 7 and would like to start afresh with a clean operating system, you’ll need a copy of the necessary installation files. Keep reading to find out how you can legally download and install...

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How to Edit the Spell Check Dictionary in Windows 10

Spell check is a blessing, but it’s not perfect. Because it can’t keep up with proper names and technology terms, we often add words to the spell check dictionary. But what if you accidentally add a typo to your Windows dictionary? You don’t want to leave it there, as it will cause...


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