Windows 10 2004: These are the features we’re deprecating or dropping, says Microsoft

With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 2004, now released, Microsoft has detailed the Windows 10 features it’s no longer developing and features it’s removed. Features that are no longer under active development are those that Microsoft might remove in a future update. With every major Windows 10 release,…

Windows 10 2004: We’re already looking into these 10 issues, says Microsoft

Microsoft only began rolling out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 2004, to mainstream users yesterday, but the company is already investigating multiple issues. So far, Microsoft has listed 10 open investigations into a range of bugs affecting peripherals, Bluetooth, mouse input, and GPU driver and display issues. How…

Programming languages: Developers reveal what they love and loathe, and what pays best

Coding question-and-answer site Stack Overflow has released the results of its 2020 survey of nearly 65,000 developers, revealing their favorite and most dreaded programming languages, tools and frameworks. The survey shows that TypeScript, Microsoft’s superset of the widely-used JavaScript programming language, has overtaken Python as the second most beloved programming…

All the security features added in the Windows 10 May 2020 update

The Windows 10 May 2020 update, also known as Windows 10 2004, has started rolling out to users today. This new Windows 10 version comes with many new features, detailed in a previous ZDNet article, here, including the likes of a revamped Network Status page, the addition of GPU card…

Apple’s iPad Pro is a desktop PC, says ex-Microsoft exec

As if Michaelangelo had put it together. Screenshot by ZDNet I have uncontrolled admiration, bordering on hysteria, for those who can take a gadget and make it so much more than it appears. Even more admiration than I have for Apple, every time it insists that that the iPad Pro…

Logitech Zone Wired review: Business-certified USB headset perfect for your remote work or office experience

?Comfortable memory-foam ear pads ?Secure fitting headband ?High quality boom mic system ?Tangle-free braided cord ?USB-A and USB-C connection support ?Questionable center button on controller It’s been over two months since my engineering firm sent everyone home to work remotely, and most of the time, I have been using a…

Lenovo unveils Windows 10 Yoga Duet 2-in-1 and budget Android tablet with Alexa dock

Lenovo has released a high-end Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i along with a cheaper Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i, two new Windows 10 convertibles with detached Bluetooth keyboards and optional LTE. The Yoga Duet 7i is Lenovo’s first Yoga PC with a detachable, backlit Bluetooth keyboard. It features a 13-inch touchscreen with…

Microsoft warns about attacks with the PonyFinal ransomware

Microsoft’s security team has issued an advisory today warning organizations around the globe to deploy protections against a new strain of ransomware that has been in the wild over the past two months. “PonyFinal is a Java-based ransomware that is deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks,” Microsoft said in a series…

Microsoft continues its productivity-aide push with the new Cortana app for Windows 10 2004

Credit: Microsoft As Microsoft begins rolling out its Windows 10 2004/May 2020 Update, the company also will be delivering its new “Cortana experience” simultaneously. This new, separate Cortana app, available for Windows 10 starting with this feature update, is all about using natural language (voice or typing activated) to handle…

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2020 Update is starting to roll out to mainstream users

Credit: Microsoft Today, May 27, is the day. Microsoft finally is kicking off the process to roll Windows 10 2004, a k a the May 2020 Update, to mainstream users. The move comes a couple of weeks after Microsoft made the May 2020 Update available to developers. Given the development…