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Are you looking to maximize your productivity during work-from-home? The COVID-19 outbreak has introduced potential challenges when it comes to ensuring increased productivity at home. Technology has solutions to everything.

 

SmartWindows is one feature-rich productivity software that enables you to work smart and not hard. We often spend plenty of time arranging apps on the desktop screen and opening up closed tabs on different browsers manually.

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September 2021 Patch Tuesday Update for Windows 10 is now available. Microsoft releases KB5005565 cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 as a mandatory update that solves a PowerShell bug and more.

 

KB5005565 is a critical update, rolling out to Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 bringing the builds number to 19041.1237, 19042.1237, and 19043.1237 respectively. For more information, and to download the offline installer for KB5005565, continue reading more.

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If you are using laptops in daily work and travel frequently for business meets, your laptop battery stands in a very vital role. It should give you a better battery backup so that you don't have to charge it every now and then.

 

Like all other electronics, your laptop battery also degrades over time and place you in a situation when you have to replace that battery to ensure that it provides you sufficient backup during your travel.

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A month after the release of Microsoft PowerToys 0.43 for Windows 10, Microsoft now came up with a new build. That's Microsoft PowerToys 0.45.0. This release is primarily centered around stability updates and optimizations, installer updates, general bug fixes, and accessibility improvements.

 

In this release, Microsoft worked extensively with the community to build an updated settings menu UI. This UI update takes advantage of the latest styling elements to provide users with a refreshed, modern experience navigating the various utilities and their settings.

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Do you know that Microsoft Edge (Chromium) allows you to stay protected against Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) while surfing the internet? If you are using Microsoft Edge (version 80.0.361.50 or later), you can block PUA downloads and associated resource URLs.

 

If you are concerned about potentially unwanted applications, in this article we will explain to you how you can protect your system against potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) using the latest version of Microsoft Edge.

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It's Patch Tuesday! Microsoft released a new cumulative update (KB5005033) for all supported Windows 10 versions as a mandatory update. The latest update brings a small list of fixes to resolve the Print Spooler PrintNightmare vulnerability.

 

KB5005033 is a critical update, rolling out to Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 bringing the builds number to 19041.1165, 19042.1165, and 19043.1165 respectively. For more information, and to download the offline installer for KB5005033, continue reading more.

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Microsoft PowerToys 0.41 was released more than a month ago and then it received some minor patches over the month. Now Microsoft released PowerToys 0.43, skipping version 0.42 to squash some major bugs affecting the application.

 

Microsoft said that the goal of the PowerToys 0.43 release is primarily focused on stability updates and optimizations, installer updates, general bug fixes, and accessibility improvements. Here's the complete changelog if you are interested in it.

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Windows 365 is a new cloud-based offering from Microsoft to offer you a Hybrid Windows for a hybrid world by combining the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of a PC. It is a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11.

 

Last month Microsoft announced Windows 365, and now it is generally available to all business and enterprise users. For more information about the Windows 365 offerings, continue reading further.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running native Linux binaries on Windows 10. Earlier, the Windows Insiders running Windows 10 Build 20262 or higher were able to easily install WSL on Windows 10 by entering a command-line option as a Windows PowerShell command.

 

Now, Microsoft has officially backported WSL to Windows 10 version 2004 and higher, which will make installing WSL on those builds much easier. Are you excited about this news? Continue reading further to learn how you can install WSL on Windows 10 by entering a single command.

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Microsoft released a new cumulative update (KB5004296) for Windows 10 version 21H1, Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 2004. As this came as an optional update, it won't be downloaded automatically. You will have to manually click on the "Download and Install" link from the Windows Update settings page.

 

The latest cumulative update (KB5004296) build includes performance improvements and bug fixes for Microsoft Windows 10. For a detailed list of improvements, and the offline installer, continue reading below.

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Microsoft officially announced Windows 365 Cloud PC, a new cloud-based offering from the company to offer you a Hybrid Windows for a hybrid world by combining the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of a PC.

 

Microsoft said that Windows 365 will come as a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11. For more information and its general availability, continue reading this post.

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If you are using Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, Microsoft released another update (KB5004237) this month to address several issues affecting Windows 10 systems. The last update (KB5004945) was released on July 6th to address a Windows Zero-day vulnerability called "PrintNightmare".

 

All users running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update), Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 must update their systems with this KB5004237 update by running Windows Update from the Settings app.

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If you are using Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, Microsoft released an emergency update (KB5004945) to address a Windows Zero-day vulnerability. This vulnerability is called as "PrintNightmare" and is being exploited by attackers to achieve local privileges and remote code execution through the Windows Print Spooler service.

 

All users running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update), Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 must update their systems with this KB5004945 update by running Windows Update from the Settings app.

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After the Microsoft PowerToys version 0.37 released last month, Microsoft today released PowerToys 0.41. The latest version of PowerToys adds a new feature that will keep your PC awake by overriding the power plan set in the Windows settings app.

 

This build also includes stability updates and optimizations, general bug fixes, accessibility improvements, and more. For a detailed list of improvements (changelog), continue reading further.

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After the announcement of Windows 11 made last night, everyone is very excited to grab the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft. Since then, people started checking the PC Health Check application to know whether their system is compatible with Windows 11, the next generation of Windows.

 

Though many people were happy seeing their device as Windows 11 compatible, a vast majority of the users were unhappy seeing the "This PC can't run Windows 11" error message even though they are running new generation systems meeting the minimum system requirements listed by Microsoft.

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Microsoft recently announced Windows 11, the next major update for Microsoft Windows operating system. The company also confirmed that Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to all eligible Windows 10 devices starting later this year.

 

Microsoft is working with the OEM partners to ship Windows 11 with the new devices. For more details on Windows 11 release, its availability, and minimum system requirements, continue reading this post further.

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Microsoft is rolling out a new Microsoft Edge build to the Edge Insiders in the Canary Channel. The latest build introduces Efficiency Mode to Microsoft Edge that has been designed to extend the battery life of your system by reducing resource usage.

 

When your laptop enters its battery saver mode, efficiency mode becomes active. To know more about this feature, and learn how to enable or disable the Efficiency Mode in Microsoft Edge, continue reading further.

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Microsoft Teams is getting another new feature in June 2021, which will be known as "Chat Bubbles". According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap (Feature ID: 65948), chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.

 

Microsoft said that the feature will be on by default, but if you find it distracting, can turn it off from the meetings menu by following the simple mentioned steps as below.

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Most of us are now accustomed to carrying our iPhones with us, and we will use them on many occasions. Once something goes wrong, we will possibly lose important files, especially when we haven’t backed up important files in time.

 

So, how can we get the lost data back? In this situation, we can ask a professional iOS data recovery tool for help. It is MobiKin Doctor for iOS, an all-in-one program to recover lost files from iOS devices. If you are curious about the details of this recovery tool, please go on to read this post. We will show you all that you want in the following.

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Who doesn't want a nice-looking desktop background on the computer screen? But what if your desktop goes black and shows the following error message when you navigate to the "Personalization" settings page on Windows 10: "Your background is currently turned off by Ease of Access settings".

 

If you face this error and unable to set your desktop background, you can easily fix it by tweaking the ease of access settings page on your Windows 10 system. Let's learn how to do it.

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