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Be Warned! Windows 10 May 2020 Update Can Potentially Render Your PC Useless

Be Warned! Windows 10 May 2020 Update Can Potentially Render Your PC Useless

Microsoft has confirmed this update may potentially cause some issues with your PC after the update. That risk, in the critical times of work from home, is perhaps not the best idea.

  • Last Updated: May 31, 2020, 10:06 AM IST

There is a lot broken with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. As it is, this latest update, which bumps up your PC to Windows 10 2004 version, does bring significant new features as well as performance tweaks for all compatible PCs. However, you might just want to hold off for a while because Microsoft has confirmed this update may potentially cause some issues with your PC after the update. That risk, in the critical times of work from home, is perhaps not the best idea.

So, here is what it is. The Windows 10 May 2020 Update does reportedly cause issues with certain Nvidia display adapters, breaks the Always On, Always Connected functionality with some network adapters and causes restarts including those in the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Conexant and Synaptics audio devices may not work well, the ability to connect with more than one Bluetooth device may be broken, variable display refresh rates with Intel graphics may not work and the functionality of certain Thunderbolt docks may be restricted. Microsoft has also confirmed that PCs that take advantage of the Fast Start option, will have trouble installing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update—users will need to manually restart their PCs for the update to be completely installed.

These issues crop up even after Microsoft took additional steps to ensure your PC is compatible with the update and also verify if all functionality will work after the update. Microsoft has also restricted the roll-out of the update to those who manually Check for Updates, instead of installing it automatically to PCs—at least that is for the time being.

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update bundles the new Edge browser, which is well placed to compete with Google Chrome, and rolls it out by default for all users. There are performance improvements across the board, updates to Your Phone and Cortana apps as well as more powerful virtual desktops. The Task Manager gets new features as well, with the GPU Temperature data now available for compatible hardware. The Swift Pair for Bluetooth accessories has been further simplified. The Settings app gets some design changes, while Windows Hello biometric authentication for compatible PCs adds a new layer of security for your data.

Microsoft has also depreciated or reduced the functionality of certain features in Windows 10. This includes the scaled back Cortana virtual assistant, Snipping Tool which is replaced by Snip & Sketch, OneSync Service which now has an alternative built into Outlook, MyPeople app and Windows to Go, to name a few. Some of these features, apps and options might still be around, but the writing seems to be on the wall for most of these and may be removed in subsequent software updates.




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Here is How to Download The Windows 10 May 2020 Update on Your PC, Laptop or Windows Tablet

Here is How to Download The Windows 10 May 2020 Update on Your PC, Laptop or Windows Tablet

In case your Windows Update does not list the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or the Windows 10 2004 update, you can also manually download this update.

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  • Last Updated: May 28, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is now finally rolling out for PCs globally. This is a pretty major update in the Windows 10 update cycle, with significant changes under-the-hood adding new functionality and performance fixes for apps as well as across the board. The Windows 10 May 2020 update will bump up the Windows 10 version on your PC to 2004. You can download the Windows 10 May 2020 Update in two different ways, on any Windows 10 desktop, laptop, convertible or tablet.

The first method that you should try is the trusted Windows Update. For this, click on the Start Menu on your Windows computer desktop (the Windows icon on the bottom left of the screen) and open the Settings app. Here, click on the Update & Security option and then select Windows Update. Here, you may need to click on Check for Updates, in case Windows 10 hasn’t already done the search for you just yet. The Windows 10 2004 version should be listed here for download. You can go ahead and download this update from here. The installation size varies from PC to PC, and the download time will depend a lot on your internet speeds.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update-2

In case your Windows Update does not list the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or the Windows 10 2004 update, you can also manually download this file. It can be done by going to Microsoft.com and selecting Windows 10 -> How to Get Windows 10 from the options bar on the top of the screen. You will see the Check for Updates option on the web page, along with other purchase options for Windows 10. Select the former and it will take you to a support page for Windows 10. Here are multiple troubleshooting steps for Windows Update in general, but what stands out is the option to “Get the Windows 10 May 2020 Update”. Click on this and it takes you to another support page which lets you manually download something known as the Update Assistant. Once that assistant is downloaded (it’s around 10MB in size), simply run it and it’ll detect which version of Windows 10 you are running and whether the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or the Windows 10 2004 update, is compatible with your computing device. If yes, you can proceed to download it from here.

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The Windows 10 May 2020 Update bundles the new Edge browser, which is well placed to compete with Google Chrome, and rolls it out by default for all users. There are performance improvements across the board, updates to Your Phone and Cortana apps as well as more powerful virtual desktops. The Task Manager gets new features as well, with the GPU Temperature data now available for compatible hardware. The Swift Pair for Bluetooth accessories has been further simplified. The Settings app gets some design changes, while Windows Hello biometric authentication for compatible PCs adds a new layer of security for your data.




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Don't Want Windows 10 May 2020 Update For Your PC Just Yet? Here is How to Pause Windows Updates

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(Image: Microsoft)

That trepidation may be for good reason. The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users.

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  • Last Updated: May 28, 2020, 9:58 AM IST

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is now finally rolling out for PCs. This is the major update in the Windows 10 update cycle, with significant changes under-the-hood as well as in terms of adding new functionality and performance fixes for apps and in general across the board. The Windows 10 May 2020 update will bump up the Windows 10 version on your PC to 2004. The new Edge browser, which is well placed to compete with Google Chrome, is now being rolled out for all users as part of this update. There are performance improvements across the board, updates to Your Phone and Cortana apps as well as more powerful virtual desktops. The Task Manager gets new features as well, with the GPU Temperature data now available for compatible hardware. The Swift Pair for bluetooth accessories has been further simplified. The Settings app gets some design changes, while Windows Hello biometric authentication for compatible PCs adds a new layer of security for your data.

If however, you are working from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic and don’t want to take any risks with any possible broken functionality on your PC because of a Windows update, there is a way to pause the download and install of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update for a while. And that trepidation may be with good reason. The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users. With the new update on the horizon, you might want to hang on for a while and not update—just to see what feedback the new update gets from other users who do. You can pause updates from downloading and installing on your Windows 10 PC for up to 7 days at a time or select a time frame up to 35 days to stay update-free. Here is how to do it.

Click on the Windows 10 icon on the bottom left of the screen to open the start menu. Here, select the Settings menu, which opens a new app window. Here, either scroll down to find Windows Update or search for it. This opens the update page, which shows the list of pending updates if any, and the download as well as install status for each of these. Look a bit further down on this page, and you will see the “Pause Updates for 7 days” option. This is the ticket. You can select this option to pause the automatic download and install of the Windows 10 updates for up to a week at a time, and you need to keep repeating it for the paused situation to continue.

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If you want a bit more freedom in terms of selecting the window in which you don’t want Windows 10 to update, you must scroll a bit further down on the Windows Update page and select the Advanced option. This takes you to a further set of options, and here you can select a date up to 35 days from that time, to keep Windows Update from doing any automatic installations.

Recently, Windows 10 users have had bad luck with the updates rolled out for their PCs. Over the past couple of months, we have had the KB4554364 update and the KB4549951 update for instance, which saw users reporting on Microsoft’s own community forums about errors with the installation, some report serious performance hit, some say critical apps are no longer working while some report the updates broke Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality. This can be a big problem for people working from home right now and have a PC or laptop they rely on extensively right now to get work done.




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Windows 10 May 2020 Update is Now Live: The Big Changes Version 2004 Brings to Your Computer

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is Now Live: The Big Changes Version 2004 Brings to Your Computer

Microsoft Edge web browser, which now runs on Chromium, is being distributed with this update. That means anyone who still hadn’t updated Edge on their PCs will get the new and more powerful web browser by default.

  • Last Updated: May 28, 2020, 9:38 AM IST

The much-awaited Windows 10 May 2020 update is now available for download via the Windows Update on all compatible Windows 10 computing devices. This is a pretty big update, not just in terms of the bug fixes and new features, but also gets significant under-the-hood changes. The Windows 10 May 2020 update will bump up the Windows 10 version on your PC to 2004, from perhaps Windows 10 1909 that you may already be using. Microsoft is also talking about improvements to what they call the ‘go-to’ apps as millions around the world are working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You can now check for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update and download from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update.

Microsoft Edge web browser, which now runs on Chromium, is being distributed with this update. That means anyone who still hadn’t updated Edge on their PCs will get the new and more powerful web browser by default. Microsoft also says that there are memory improvements that land now—the latest version of Edge on the Windows 10 May 2020 update uses up to 27% lesser RAM than before. If nothing else, this is just another nudge to get you to switch from the resource hungry Google Chrome web browser, which is also based on the same Chromium innards.

There are updates across the board. The Task Manager gets new features as well, with the GPU Temperature data now available for compatible hardware. The Swift Pair for bluetooth accessories has been further simplified. The Settings app gets some design changes, while Windows Hello biometric authentication for compatible PCs adds a new layer of security for your data.

The Cortana assistant has been updated with a new chat-based interface where you can either speak or type your requests. The new and updated interface can be accessed from the Windows 10 taskbar and there are now quick searches for weather, news and more.

If you prefer to not pick up your Android phone and respond to calls as well as messages from the PC itself, the Your Phone app has been given the newer powers you probably were waiting for. Microsoft says will now be able to place, receive, or text reply to your incoming phone calls directly on your PC without having your Android phone right next to you. The Your Phone app also lets you send or receive texts, check new notifications and access the photo gallery on your Android phone, for instance, on the PC itself.

The biggest under-the-hood change to the May 2020 Update is the inclusion of the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), with a custom-built Linux kernel. This should help improve the performance of Microsoft’s Linux subsystem in Windows.

If you are someone who juggles with a lot of apps, the updated Virtual Desktops feature should be quite useful in organizing open apps and switching between them. This is very similar to the multiple desktop functionality that Apple macOS Catalina also has for Mac computing devices and allows you to keep certain apps in different windows to reduce the clutter. These virtual desktops can also be renamed in Windows 10.




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Windows 10 May Get a Big Update Soon: Here is How to Pause if You Don’t Want Anything to Break

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(Image: Microsoft)

The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users.

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  • Last Updated: May 25, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

This week could be an important one for Windows 10 users. Microsoft is set to release the biggest update for Windows 10 PCs for far this year, and it is expected to be rolled out this week. It is expected that the Windows 10 May 2020 update, as it is known, will bring the new Chromium-based Edge web browser, end of support for 32-bit versions, new icons for system apps such as Explorer, improvements for graphics performance and the ability to reinstall Windows 10 from the cloud, among other things. That’s all fantastic news but hang on for a moment.

The recent history of Windows 10 updates doesn’t exactly infuse a lot of confidence, considering its broken critical functionality, including internet connectivity for a lot of users. With the new update on the horizon, you might want to hang on for a while and not update—just to see what feedback the new update gets from other users who do. You can pause updates from downloading and installing on your Windows 10 PC for up to 7 days at a time or select a time frame up to 35 days to stay update-free. Here is how to do it.

Click on the Windows 10 icon on the bottom left of the screen to open the start menu. Here, select the Settings menu, which opens a new app window. Here, either scroll down to find Windows Update or search for it. This opens the update page, which shows the list of pending updates if any, and the download as well as install status for each of these. Look a bit further down on this page, and you will see the “Pause Updates for 7 days” option. This is the ticket. You can select this option to pause the automatic download and install of the Windows 10 updates for up to a week at a time, and you need to keep repeating it for the paused situation to continue.

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If you want a bit more freedom in terms of selecting the window in which you don’t want Windows 10 to update, you must scroll a bit further down on the Windows Update page and select the Advanced option. This takes you to a further set of options, and here you can select a date up to 35 days from that time, to keep Windows Update from doing any automatic installations.

Just recently, Windows 10 users have had bad luck with the updates rolled out for their PCs. Over the past couple of months, we have had the KB4554364 update and the KB4549951 update for instance, which saw users reporting on Microsoft’s own community forums about errors with the installation, some report serious performance hit, some say critical apps are no longer working while some report the updates broke Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality. This can be a big problem for people working from home right now and have a PC or laptop they rely on extensively right now to get work done.




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Work From Home Buying Guide: Best Laptops Under Rs 40,000 With Windows 10 & Chrome OS

E-commerce is open again. This means you can now order from Amazon and Flipkart and the orders will be delivered to you in all parts of the country, except in containment zones. This must come as a great relief for those who suddenly shifted to the world from home routine ahead of the lockdown to flatten the COVID curve, a few weeks ago. Chances are, you may not have had a good laptop or PC at home, for it perhaps wasn’t really a critical requirement thus far. But now, you can buy a new laptop or PC to rock the work from home situation, and not be bogged down by an aging and sluggish PC, a bad keyboard, a cracked screen or something you were simply bored of. It is also expected that work from home will be quite a regular thing for a lot of workers in a lot of companies, which means you should be armed with a good computing device.

Do not make the same mistake again of thinking the smartphone can be a PC replacement, because when it really comes down to it, you will need a laptop to get genuine work done. Here are some of the best budget laptops, some running Windows 10 and some Google Chromebook options, which you must add to your arsenal of work from home tools. So that this purchase remains light on your pocket, we are looking at laptops under the Rs 40,000 price point—to get the perfect blend between performance and longevity without breaking the bank. Plus, they should look good too.

HP Chromebook x360 - 12b-ca0006tu

HP Chromebook x360 – 12b-ca0006tu

Around Rs32,990

The biggest advantage of the Google Chrome OS software for computing devices is the sheer simplicity of everything. It is incorrect to assume that you must be locked into the Google ecosystem to be able to use a Chromebook—the variety of apps available for the Chrome OS is as wide as Android phones. That is why the full-fledged Play Store is also available on the Chromebooks. Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps? The Spotify app? Video streaming apps. You name it, and the whole wide world of productivity, utility and entertainment apps are available. For any Android phone user, the switch could prove to be close to seamless—and that is a genuine value addition. In fact, this works brilliantly with the Intel Celeron N4000 processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and a card slot if you wish to use that for adding more storage space. What’s most interesting is the square-is aspect ratio of the 12-inch display, and the hinge allows it to be folded all the way back into a sort of a tablet mode. Windows machines have never performed as well on this sort of hardware.

Dell Inspiron 14 5490

Dell Inspiron 14 5490

Around Rs 35,585

This started out with a price tag above the Rs 40,000 mark but price corrections have now pushed this beneath that virtual ceiling we have for this buying advice. That means you get the newer 10th generation Intel Core i3-10110U processor with 4GB RAM and a fast 512GB SSD. There is a 14-inch Full HD display which should do well for most productivity and entertainment tasks. The keyboard is not backlit though—perhaps you need to keep that in mind in case working in a dimly lit room is your thing. Dell’s ExpressCharge Boost tops up a fully discharged battery to 35% in 20 minutes and up to 80% in 60 minutes—great if you need to splash and dash. Then there is the Dell Mobile Connect app which pairs your iPhone or Android smartphone with your laptop, which mirrors most things from your phone on the laptop itself, thereby reducing distractions.

Lenovo IdeaPad 330

Lenovo IdeaPad 330

Around Rs 19,990

If you really are on a strict budget, the Lenovo IdeaPad 330 (model number: 330-15IKB) could be a steady enough pick. Do not expect this to be powerful or do anything more than basic computing, but what you get is a comfortable 15.6-inch HD display. This runs an Intel Celeron processor, along with 4GB RAM. There is a 1TB hard drive, and these basic specs are really all you should expect at this price. While there are many similarly priced laptops that don’t give you a preloaded Windows 10 operating system, this one does—and that is very important. A keyboard that is well laid out and the build quality doesn’t really betray its budget price tag.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-43

Acer Aspire 5 A515-43

Around Rs 38,369

This started out in life with a price tag around Rs 50,000 and that means you get specifications which are quite powerful. This runs the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U quad-core processor (for some reason, many potential laptop buyers still have a bit of mistrust towards AMD machines). This has 4GB of RAM to get Windows 10 and your apps purring along. What should also make a difference is the 512GB SSD, which will speed up performance. You get a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. The keyboard isn’t backlit. The laptop weighs around 1.8kg. You should probably also consider this if you are taken in by the large screen goodness of the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 (model number 81W800FXIN).

Lenovo IdeaPad S145

Lenovo IdeaPad S145

Around Rs 35,010

We are specifically talking about the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 (model number 81W800FXIN) which runs the Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It looks like it means business and has the sort of serious personality that most good productivity centric machines have. This is ideal if you prefer large displays—this has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen for you to work on. Not the lightest, tipping the scales at 1.85kg, but that’s the compromise for a large screen laptop. You will quite like the keyboard, which has the sort of inspiration from the more expensive ThinkPad laptops, which make these genuinely good to type on. Lenovo also doesn’t clutter Windows 10 too much by preloading apps, which should also be good in the long run.

HP Notebook - 15s-du0093tu

HP Notebook – 15s-du0093tu

Around Rs38,990

And this price point, you get multiple laptops running the older generation Intel Core processors as well as some Celeron versions. However, this HP Notebook – 15s-du0093tu should hold up well with the Intel Core i3-8145U processor, with 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. What you get is a 15-inch Full HD display, Windows 10 preloaded and six months of 25GB bundled Dropbox storage. This weighs 1.74kg and is 19.9mm thick. You also get a fingerprint sensor as an added authentication layer to keep your data safe. The HP Fast Charge feature charges a fully discharged laptop battery to 50% in 45 minutes, which should be handy in case you need to get stuff done in a hurry and don’t have access to power at the time. Oh, and the keyboard is backlit too.



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Microsoft Surface Hub 2S With 4K+ Multi Touch Display, Windows 10 Launched in India

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 (Pic Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 (Pic Source: Microsoft)

The digital whiteboard, meeting platform, and teamwork collaborative computing device designed for the modern workplace is priced at Rs 11,89,999.

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  • Last Updated: May 19, 2020, 1:30 PM IST

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of its collaboration device Surface Hub 2S in India. The all-in-one digital whiteboard, meeting platform, and teamwork collaborative computing device designed for the modern workplace is priced at Rs 11,89,999, which includes a Surface Hub 2 Camera and a Surface Hub 2 Pen.

The product will be available via authorised Hub resellers, Microsoft said, adding that the Steelcase Roam mobile stand priced at Rs 1,17,500 is also available via these authorised outlets. The 4K+ 50-inch multi-touch display offers a canvas to co-create with the pen and touch experience, and the highest resolution compared to any device in its class. It is 40 percent lighter, and offers 50 percent faster graphics performance than the original Surface Hub, Microsoft said. As an elegant, portable, and interactive device, Surface Hub 2S harnesses the full power of Microsoft — Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Microsoft Whiteboard, and the intelligent cloud — to unlock productivity.

“We’ve expanded our Surface family to include not just devices designed for individuals, but also devices purpose-built for teams. In view of the current environment and more teams working remotely, the Surface Hub 2S seamlessly blends into any workspace,” Rajiv Sodhi, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft India. “For businesses looking to bridge the gap and address different workstyles, the Surface Hub 2S is the perfect addition to enhance productivity, and as a boost to turn innovative ideas to reality,” said Sodhi.

Surface Hub 2S gives teams the flexibility to come together wherever they work best. It takes something that has long been a fixture in the conference room — the shared screen — and transforms it into a mobile computer, built for teams. Surface Hub 2S also features the thinnest edge and smallest bezels in its class, integrating seamlessly into any office environment. In fact, its display is 60 percent thinner than its predecessor, claimed the company.




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Thunderspy Flaw on Windows PCs Can't be Patched, Putting Millions at Risk

The Thunderbolt port in your Windows PC, be it a desktop or a laptop, is most likely your favourite since it offers significantly faster data transfers. However, it also happens to be the reason why your PC, and millions of others around the world bought before 2019, are at risk to a physical vulnerability. Using this, hackers can bypass any software-based security restriction on your device, and in turn, gain access to your entire computer’s data load. The flaw, found by Dutch security researcher Bjorn Ruytenberg of the Eindhoven University of Technology, and reported by Wired, is being called Thunderspy. Why should you care? Because, your PC is highly likely to have this flaw too.

Before you get exceedingly alarmed, relax a bit. Thunderspy is, fortunately, not linked to the network connectivity chops of PCs. As a result, it does not have a network exploit that can be executed by hackers remotely. What Thunderspy essentially does is exploit the performance benefit of Thunderbolt ports, which offer faster data transfer rates by virtue of deeper level memory access, among other things. Through his research exploit, Ruytenberg was able to fully bypass a PC’s security layers and gain access to data stored in the PC — hence making this an alarming vulnerability for so many devices to have.

There is only one, small respite — to use this, hackers will need to have physical access to the device, a screwdriver and at least about 10 minutes of time without being detected. As Ruytenberg showed, the process required him to unscrew the back plate of a laptop, attach an SPI programmer device to the Thunderbolt controller chip, and reprogramme the firmware by fully turning off the security settings of Thunderbolt. He then reattached the backplate, and plugged in an Akitio PCIe expansion box to the Thunderbolt port to completely bypass the lockscreen of a PC, therefore getting full access to a computer and all of its data.

Interestingly, vulnerabilities linked to Thunderbolt ports are not particularly new, and its chipmaker, Intel, has been aware of the issues. In 2019, Intel released Kernel Direct Memory Access Protection for devices with Thunderbolt in order to protect the flaw. However, that has since seen limited adoption. Wired’s report states that only HP has accounted for Thunderbolt hacks with proprietary software, while a select few Lenovo laptops post 2019 also have Intel’s Kernal DMA Protection enabled. However, no laptops made by Dell, one of the biggest players in the PC space, featured the solution.

There is more to the Thunderbolt port-related vulnerability. Ruytenberg stated that if a hacker gets access to a Thunderbolt device that a user has plugged in to their PCs at some point and marked it as ‘trusted’, the hacker could simply read off a 64-bit code from the drive, copy it to a malicious drive, and use the latter to bypass the device lockscreen without needing to open the laptop’s back plate. As a result, while this may not immediately threaten the security of your PC, it may be a considerable threat to anyone working a sensitive job, and typically does multiple in-person meetings.

The vulnerability, as it so far seems, is not patchable by a software update since the issue lies with the Thunderbolt chip hardware. As a result, the only solution at hand for users is to go into your device’s BIOS, and turn off Thunderbolt entirely. While this would turn the port into a standard USB port, it would still be more secure than leaving your laptop open to a vulnerability that seemingly exists without a proper patch.



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Windows 10 May 2020 Update is Reportedly Getting Delayed Until End of the Month: Here's Why

If you are a Microsoft user, eagerly waiting for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, chances are that you will surely be left dismayed as the Redmond-based software giant is likely to delay the update until the very end of May. Although Microsoft is mum about the entire development and has not specified anything, and, if reports from reliable sources are to be believed, then the May 2020 update might be available on May 28.

The update was reportedly slated for May 12, otherwise called ‘Patch Tuesday’. However, it looks like that is not the case as the date has been pushed back owing to a zero-day security exploit that Microsoft wants to patch. Earlier this week, Microsoft also unveiled a new preview build of the May 2020 update to testers in the Release Preview ring, build 19041.28. Microsoft also said that build 19041.207 would be the final version of the upgrade as well.

Although you might have already marked your calendar in anticipation, which is also not advisable at this point of time, however, please note, that Microsoft won’t also be rolling out any new features to its May 2020 update and will tweak and fix some minor issues. Moreover, as it is supposed to be a biannual Windows 10 update, it is also likely, that Microsoft will roll this out in a phased process and not all at once. Therefore, even after the official release, no matter when it is announced, there are big chances that you may not get the Windows 10 May 2020 for some time. Hence, going forward, one hopes, that the update will come sooner than later and resolve the issues that need addressing as well.

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Microsoft Adds More Indian Languages to Its Translator: All The Details Here

Mircosoft India on Thursday announced that its ‘Microsoft Translator’ will now offer real-time translation in five additional languages — Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and Punjabi. This takes the total number of Indian languages supported to 10, including Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. With this, the service will now allow over 90 percent of Indians to access information and work in their native/preferred languages, making computing language-agnostic and more inclusive in the country.

“We have supported Indian languages in computing for over two decades, and more recently have made significant strides on machine translation across languages,” Sundar Srinivasan, General Manager, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd., said in a statement. “With this release, we are bringing in cutting edge machine learning tech to democratize access to information for everyone in India,” Srinivasan added.

According to the company, users can avail the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and Deep Neural Networks-enhanced, real-time translation in all these languages while using Bing and the Microsoft Translator website, as well as the Microsoft Translator App for Android, IOS and Windows. The app can recognise and translate languages from text, speech and even photos. Microsoft is also rolling out support for these languages in the Microsoft Office 365 and the Swiftkey keyboard.

For organisations of all sizes, Microsoft provides an application programming interface (APIs) on Azure that they can use in their products to conduct their business across the country and globally in different languages. Businesses can easily integrate the Microsoft Translator text translation API into their applications websites, tools, or any solution requiring multi-language support, including e-content translation, e-commerce product catalogues, product documentation and internal communication among others, the company said.