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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is buggy on some hardware and it has been troublesome for quite a while now. Microsoft recently discovered a bug in Intel SSDs and the company has now acknowledged that a bug is also affecting devices that are equipped with Toshiba SSDs. The company is working with Toshiba and the fix will be deployed in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, Microsoft has blocked Windows 10 April 2018 Update on PCs with affected Toshiba SSDs. Microsoft confirmed that the PCs running Windows 10 April 2018 Update with Toshiba SSDs could see lower battery life and it might experience other issues. The PCs that are equipped with Toshiba SSDs could also notice degraded performance and similar issues after installing Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The bug only affects Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series, and Toshiba BG3 SSDs. As noted above, Microsoft and Toshiba are currently working together to identify the bug and the fix could be deployed soon. Microsoft is also blocking the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on such devices to avoid the widespread of the bug. There's more on OUR FORUM.

The Cloud Clipboard prototype was described about seven months ago by Rafael Rivera. A couple of days ago he tweeted about it once more, writing “BREAKSCLUSIVE: Cloud Clipboard is on track to landing in next WIP Fast build.” Windows Insiders from the Fast ring and the Skip Ahead ring have a reason to celebrate. Microsoft’s latest Insider build, Windows 10 Build 17666 (RS5) brings the highly anticipated Cloud Clipboard feature. This is excellent news because everyone was waiting for it since its preview last year at Build 2017. Why is this helpful? There’s a strong reason for which this feature was much awaited. The new Clipboard experience will turn out to be the handiest especially when users often paste the same content more times during a day. It’s also extremely useful when users want to paste something across more devices. All you need to do in order to access this heavenly experience which helps you save time is use WIN V keyboard shortcut... read more on our Forum

Some Microsoft enthusiasts create their very own concepts imagining Windows 10 features, and today it’s Windows XP's turn. It’s been more than four years since Windows 'XP' support officially came to an end. While Microsoft has stopped patching the old operating system and the company has also asked the users to upgrade to Windows 10, but it still remains one very popular choice for PC users across the world. A YouTuber has created a new concept titled “Windows 'XP' 2018 Edition Concept” which imagines the 16 years old platform with a whole new interface. The new Windows XP features a start menu from Windows 10 but the elements resemble the look and feel of the old OS. The conceptual Windows 'XP' features a modern looking user interface elements, and the taskbar has been also redesigned. Despite the modification, the concept still resembles the classic Windows 'XP' and it looks really nice. Follow this development on OUR FORUM.

We know the Internet of Things is going to take over the world within the next few years. It’s been around for a while, but we’re really starting to appreciate it. A big part of the reason for that is companies coming up with inventive ideas. Microsoft is doing their part to help out by letting them use Windows 10 IoT. You’ll be amazed by some of the things it’s helped create so far. We’re going to look at a few big ones right now, so you’ll know what to expect in the future. 1. Saving Water Before It Runs Out
We’re going to see massive water shortages in the next few decades. Not only are our reserves running out, but we also waste far too much water. Microsoft Research used Windows 10 IoT to come up with Farmbeats. It will tell farmers exactly how much water their plants need. The system lets them know how much fertilizer is required too. It narrows it down to individual plants, so it’s extremely easy to save water.
2. Processing A Customers Payment   read more on our Forum

We’ve been hearing a lot about the problems with the flickering screens of the Surface Pro 4 tablet and now it seems that Microsoft is ready to take action about it. Not only are they replacing faulty units, but also doing so even for units that are out of warranty. It was back in February when we learned that people were putting their Surface Pro 4 devices on ice, as a workaround to solve the devices’ problems. Putting the tablet in the freezer seemed to fix the screen flicker. It was only temporary, as 10 minutes in the fridge meant about half an hour of use without problems. Microsoft decided that the tons of forum threads and Reddit complaints were enough and they’re acting on it. Microsoft decided that some units are simply not repairable and they’re going to replace units, even if they’re out of warranty. Still, no longer than 3 years have to have passed since the purchase. If you already spent money on repairs, you will be reimbursed. Of course, you will get a new Surface Pro 4 as a replacement, not the new last year model, as you probably imagined. Full details can be found on OUR FORUM.

Microsoft's twice-a-year feature updates are a greater burden on companies than the old upgrade-every-six-years pace businesses used to face, according to Gartner Research. Microsoft has given customers all kinds of reasons for why the faster release pace of Windows 10 is a great idea, from keeping pace as technology change accelerates to staying ahead of hackers by constantly improving security. What it's never spelled out is how much the rapid releases would cost users. In a recent report, Gartner Research put numbers to those costs, and concluded - spoiler alert! - that Microsoft's twice-annual feature updates were a greater burden on enterprises than the once-traditional upgrade-every-six-years tempo that businesses managed until 2015. The report described a tool Gartner offered to clients, the "Windows 10 Feature Update Cost Model," which lets enterprises estimate costs for tackling one or two such updates each year. The goal of the tool: to "model and plan your cost and labor requirements" for those transitions... read more on our Forum