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Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

Update: An earlier version of this story reported that Capossela was interviewed by Softpedia. While Softpedia was reported elsewhere as originating the story, the actual interview was done by Windows Weekly. ExtremeTech regrets the error. From mid-2015 to 2016, Microsoft ...

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Don’t buy the Windows Store version of Infinite Warfare if you want to play with other people

For years, it’s been nearly a given that the Xbox, Sony, and PC versions of a game all use separate servers, with their own playerbases. While there have been a handful of exceptions, most games segment each console and PCs ...

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New York City police now issued smartphones featuring… Windows Phone?

New York City has begun equipping its police officers with smartphones for tracking 911 calls and remotely accessing databases of criminal activity. In and of itself, this isn’t terribly surprising. Smartphones excel at these type of functions, and the NYPD ...

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Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Microsoft has taken a great deal of flak over the last 14 months for the various decisions it made when rolling out Windows 10. From increasingly pushy upgrade offers, and default program resets to ongoing problems with the Windows Store ...

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Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam

Quantum Break’s troubled PC launch on the Windows 10 Store may not have been Gears of War Ultimate Edition-levels of bad, but it was far from ideal. A massive 27GB patch in May alleviated some problems, but feedback from sites ...

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Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link. That might seem surprising, given our own ...

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Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will destroy Steam gradually using Windows 10

Ever since Microsoft announced it would launch the Windows Store as part of Windows 8, it’s drawn criticism from certain quarters. Gabe Newell’s entire Steam OS was a reaction against Windows — and an attempt to make certain that Microsoft’s ...

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ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows?

It’s the last weekend before Microsoft releases Windows 10, which means that any of you planning to take advantage of the new operating system had best be moving to do so soon. Come July 29, the new operating system will ...

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Microsoft will adjust malware-like upgrade policy for Windows 10 following outcry

For most of the past year, Microsoft has largely refused to change controversial Windows 10 policies, no matter how unhappy a vocal minority of users were over the company’s new strategy. Telemetry tracking, mandatory updates that combine security and non-security ...

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Windows 10 will receive an Anniversary Update with Linux support, Xbox One compatibility, and more

Update: An earlier version of this post implied that games would be among the Universal Windows applications that would run on either the Xbox One or PC. This is incorrect, the new capability refers to applications, not game titles. Microsoft’s ...

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