WINDOWS 10 REDSTONE 5 BUILD 17661.1001

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Windows 10 Redstone 5, build 17661.1001 was released on May 5, 2018. Microsoft is now focused on developing the next milestone release of Windows for the fall of 2018. Screen Sketch is now an app. Acrylic is now in taskview Tabs can now be turned on or off when using Narrator Windows Defender is now …

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397.55 HOTFIX

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GeForce Driver 397.55 hotfix  was released May 3, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. This hotfix deals with some festering problems: GTX 1060 code 43 problem Netflix playback may occasionally stutter. Added support for Microsoft Surface Book notebooks. Windows …

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WINDOWS 10 GAME DEVELOPMENT FOR MOBILE

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Gaming on mobile machine has grown considerably. Integrated graphics from Intel have been comparatively weak for many years as their engineers ignored the problem for so long. Laptop vendors had to use discrete graphics for any kind of video performance. Then with Samsung R540 we noticed Intel has some rudimentary graphics. We also have the …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 FEATURES DROPPED

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Microsoft has remove some of the features seen in earlier versions of Windows.  Windows. 10 version 1803 has removed some unneeded components. The phone companion has found a niche with the Windows Hello security to lock down laptops when a person leaves for lunch etc . The Groove app will now only play music on …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803

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Windows 10 version 1803 has exhibited many issues with games on our machines. We test games with a clean install of 1803 to rule out any upgrade issues. Stutter and slow performance issues are known from Windows 10 version 1709 and while some fixes are present the issue remains. Best bet is to use in-game …

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SQUARE ENIX GIVES AWAY MINI NINJAS FREE

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Square Enix is a well known developer and publisher of games for the PC and console. Today they have grown to become a larger scale publisher so they have launched a new store to offer games. Steam is expensive for publishers to use so may publishers have established their own stores. Steam may be used …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803

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Windows 10 version 1803 was released on April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike. This version will be called the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update“. Windows 10 version 1803 is code named Redstone 4.  …

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FISCAL 2017

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Sadly the use of ad blocking seems to be rising. The banned page chronically is the top page view mainly as ad blocker users vainly attempt circumvent the security we use to protect the site. This site depends on ad revenue to pay the bills, which most understand,. The ads here are place as part …

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LOOT BOXES UNDER FIRE

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Loot boxes are starting to come under legal clouds after the Netherlands has ruled some types to be illegal. Now Belgium has also determined some loot boxes are harmful to children and to society. The Netherlands concluded in its report that several, but not all, of the games it investigated were indeed in violation of …

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INTEL X399 CHIPSET THIS FALL

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Intel is getting ready to replace the existing Skylake-X platform with a new Cascade-X X399 platform. There is also a X390 platform in the works as well. Intel openly admitted that market demand for the Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X has shifted to other Intel products. So Intel has said they will reach end-of-life status …

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WINDOWS 10 RELEASE DATE

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We now have the release date from MSFT for the version 1803. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 is the scheduled update date. This version will be called the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update“. The RTM version will be patched with a small update which bumps the build number up. Some speculation that the update rollup would …

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QUEST OF VIDHURAA

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Quest of Vidhuraa was released on April 27, 2018 by FirstSeed who also developed the game. Quest of Vidhuraa si a platform action game. Quest of Vidhuraa is a hard puzzle platformer with a relatively cute story. Run, jump and die Two Arenas : Forest, City 40 cruel levels Insane Toughness Original Soundtracks Gameplay is conventional …

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ZERO-K

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Zero-K was released on April 27, 2018 by Zero-K team who also developed the game. Zero-K is a conventional isometric strategy game. The game is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS. Zero-K is a RTS game set near the end of the universe. Manipulate the terrain, set things on fire, fight epic battles over land, …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4135051

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Windows update KB4135051 was released on April 27, 2018 for Windows 10 version 1803. This brings Windows 10 to build number up to 17134.5. Microsoft still has not fixed the problem with the Windows Update history which shows it as blank. Nothing from MSFT on the actual fixes included. The update is very small.  

AMAZON PRIME NOW $119

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Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership program in the US. During a recent earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said that Amazon Prime membership fees are getting ready to increase in the US. Starting on May 11, the cost of an annual membership will increase to $119 per year, up from $99 …

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