Early this year many Windows 10 users were alarmed to see that ads were popping up on their locks screens where no ads had been before. They were pretty, screensaver-like ads for Windows or Xbox games, but still ads. Unsurprisingly, people immediately called for a way to make them stop. Microsoft and third-party developers can use several avenues to push promotional material directly onto your desktop. But you are not defenseless. Yes, there is a solution to make those ads on Windows 10 go away, but you’ll have to make a visit to your settings.
More computers around the world could soon be enjoying the benefits of Windows 10 after Microsoft claimed to have fixed a major issue with its latest update.
Released last month, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was the first major update to Microsoft’s latest software version, but had caused many users to experience freezing issues after installing then there were issues with webcams and the latest to join the list was the breaking of PowerShell DSC. It almost seemed as if Microsoft was trying to stop people from using Windows 10.
If you’ve not been living under a rock you’re very likely to know Microsoft recently released a major Windows 10 Anniversary Update that tweaked and added a number of features, but the update came with a few problems. First, a number of Windows users complained of recurring system freezes, and now it looks like there is also an issue that is causing problems with a large number of USB-based webcams.
Two weeks after Microsoft delivered the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 for PCs, tablets, HoloLens, and IoT, the firm has begun the roll out on Windows phones too.
“The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has begun rolling out for Windows 10 Mobile,” Microsoft’s Michael Fortin reveals in an addendum to an August 2 blog post about the Anniversary Update launch. “The Anniversary Update includes additional features and improvements for your Windows 10 phone.”
I’m a big fan of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It is the biggest upgrade of Windows 10 since it launched one year ago and brings some great new features. But unfortunately it is also causing many users very serious problems…
Almost one year to the day that Windows 10 first landed on July 29, 2015, its biggest update – Anniversary Edition – is now landing on PCs everywhere.
It brings with it a host of new features relating to Cortana, using a Bluetooth pen, Microsoft’s Edge browser and Windows Hello. Not everything is quite in place just yet – so don’t expect to be buying Xbox Play Anywhere games using your device’s fingerprint scanner just yet – but there’s still plenty of cool tricks that you can try.
Microsoft released Windows 10 in the summer of 2015, but unlike previous versions of the operating system, it was meant to be the “final” version of Windows, updated into perpetuity. Now, the company is preparing its first major update available to everyone on August 2.
We spent a few days messing around with all the new stuff in the final update, officially dubbed Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. Although it’s not a wholesale overhaul, it definitely brings along a few new tricks you’re going to want. Here are five of the best new features.