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Windows 10 now supports wireless file transfers to and from Samsung phones

by Steve Dent, Engadget

File sizes are limited 512MB, however.

Getting photos or files from your computer to your phone can turn into a USB cable and email dance, but Microsoft and Samsung now have a better way. The latest Windows 10 Insider build allows you to simply drag and drop files over WiFi to and from any supported Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S10 or S20, as spotted by SamMobile.

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Windows 10 Hits 1 Billion Users, Teases New UI

by Justin Herrick, PC Magazine

Check out some entirely new design elements in Microsoft’s video celebrating the milestone for Windows 10.

Windows 10 just achieved a huge milestone: 1 billion users. It didn’t earn a blog post, but Microsoft’s Panos Panay shared a video that celebrates the milestone and offers a glimpse at the future of the operating system.

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Microsoft says hackers are attacking Windows users with a new unpatched bug

by Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch

Microsoft  says attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed security vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10.

But the software giant said there is currently no patch for the vulnerability.

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Windows 10 upgrade failed? Use these 5 tools to find the problem and fix it fast

by Ed Bott, ZDNet

Most Windows 10 upgrades and feature updates succeed without incident. But if you’re encountering problems, especially with an older PC, use these tools and techniques to figure out what’s going wrong.

As more and more people worldwide begin working from home, I’m seeing a renewed interest in upgrades to Windows 10. That older PC that’s been gathering dust in the back of the closet will probably run Windows 10 just fine, and a steady stream of reports from my readers confirm that Microsoft is continuing to allow free upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

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Microsoft takes down botnet that infected nine million devices

by Rob Thubron, TechSpot

Necurs was one of the largest botnets ever.

What just happened? Microsoft has revealed it was part of a team that took down the Necurs botnet. The network had infected over nine million devices worldwide, making it one of the world’s largest botnets. It was used to send malware-packed spam emails, steal login details, deliver ransomware, and more.

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