How to choose the right Windows 10 preview and update channels

How to choose the right Windows 10 preview and update channels Once upon a time, making a choice about how you updated Windows was easy: Let Microsoft decide. The company had a release cycle, and you went along for the ride. Those days seem so quaint now. Today there are multiple “channels” to choose […]

Waarom ‘clocks en cores’ niet meer volstaan voor moderne datacenter workloads

Waarom ‘clocks en cores’ niet meer volstaan voor moderne datacenter workloads Langer dan medeoprichter van Intel Gordon Moore kon vermoeden, bepaalde de Wet van Moore het ontwikkelingsritme in de wereld van halfgeleiders, en daarmee van pc’s tot datacenters. Anno 2020 is echter niet meer alleen het aantal transistors en daarmee rekenkernen dat er past […]

Apple's Silicon Macs promise screaming performance

Apple’s Silicon Macs promise screaming performance Promising Apple Silicon Mac performance benchmarks have appeared on Geekbench as developers begin to speed test these new Macs. It appears they already run as fast as some Windows devices. The best is yet to come This data doesn’t tell the whole story. For example, we know these Macs […]

Apple Watch's planned handwashing reminder feature? I don't trust it

Apple Watch’s planned handwashing reminder feature? I don’t trust it When Apple rolled out its planned changes for iOS 14 and its companion WatchOS 7– both are expected to be available for download in mid-September – it included a variety of interesting tweaks. Two stood out as especially interesting: a COVID-friendly Watch handwashing app […]

Microsoft shuts down retail chain, takes $450M charge

Microsoft shuts down retail chain, takes 0M charge Microsoft on Friday said it would close its chain of retail store and take a $450 million charge against earnings to account for the permanent shutterings. The stores – Microsoft had 82 worldwide, all but 10 of them located in the U.S. – have been padlocked […]

Waarom de nieuwe Dell XPS 13 vooral een fraaie laptop voor de CEO is

Waarom de nieuwe Dell XPS 13 vooral een fraaie laptop voor de CEO is De nieuwe XPS 13 past qua design goed in de traditie van de lijn. Het testmodel dat we kregen toegestuurd is namelijk klassiek aluminium-zilverkleurig van buiten en zwarte carbon/kunststof van binnen. Vorig jaar introduceerde Dell als optie een afwijkende vormgeving, […]

Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites ‘confusion’ Microsoft eliminated the ability to manually defer feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education, according to recently revised documentation. The company said it made the change in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka 2004, “to […]

Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo

Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo At AskWoody, we’ve been lamenting the sporadic lack of update deferral settings in Win10 version 2004 for some months. At times, the disappearance of the “feature” (version) deferral and “quality: (cumulative update) deferral settings in Advanced Updates appeared to be a beta/Insider build glitch, […]

WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari

WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari It will soon be possible for enterprise workers, partners and customers to casually access web-based sites and services using biometric ID, with Apple set to enable Face ID and Touch ID authentication in Safari, the company said at WWDC 2020. Time to toughen […]