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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Broke Countless Webcams, Here's How To Fix It

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has reportedly broken millions of webcams. If your webcam has been affected, there’s a workaround to get it back if you don’t mind tweaking your registry a bit.


Microsoft Officially Open Sources PowerShell, Releases Linux Build

As we reported last month, the open-sourcing of Microsoft’s PowerShell appeared a done deal. Now, a month later, the company has made the whole thing official, publishing the source to GitHub, along with Linux and OS X flavoured binaries.


Did You Know About These 'Underused' Features Of Visual Studio?

No one person could ever hope to master every shortcut an expansive IDE such as Visual Studio has to offer. The best thing you can do is get a handle on the most useful ones, though “most useful” doesn’t mean “well-known”, as Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman highlights.


Windows Updates May Reinstall Bundled Apps That You Uninstalled

Windows: Windows 10 is mostly a step up from previous versions, but it also comes with a bunch of annoyances. For example, all of the bundled apps that Microsoft includes with it. Or the fact that some users are seeing those apps re-installed after a big update.


Microsoft Releases Open Source Developer Toolkit For Windows Apps

Microsoft has launched its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Community Toolkit, aimed at simplifying common developer tasks to make it easier to create apps for Windows 10 devices. The toolkit is being developed as an open source project. Here’s what you need to know.


Minecraft For Windows 10 Now Supports VR With Oculus Rift

For those who have been itching to play Minecraft in virtual reality (VR), you can now do so with Oculus Rift headsets through a free update to the game’s Windows 10 Edition beta. Here’s what you need to know.


Microsoft Merges Its Authenticator Apps Into One, Adds One-Button Approval

Android/iOS: Microsoft has had separate two-factor authenticator apps for its consumer and enterprise users for a while. Now, it’s combining the two into the new Microsoft Authenticator and adding a few new features while they’re at it.


Get A Head Start With Xamarin's Cross-Platform Tools With This Detailed Explainer

So, Xamarin is now bundled with Visual Studio and licensed in such a way that you can use it for whatever you like, but that doesn’t help the budding cross-platform developer get a handle on the “how”. If you’re looking for a head start, Microsoft has an excellent video just for you.


Microsoft Issues Five Critical Security Updates

Microsoft has issued patches for 34 security bugs that affected Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge and Office. These were rolled up into nine security bulletins, five of which were rated as critical. All of the critical bulletins concerned remote code execution which would allow hackers to take over vulnerable PCs. Here are the details.


The Best Note Taking Apps For Students

You spend a lot of time taking notes in university. You have several excellent options for doing so, and which works best for you depends a lot on your note taking style. It’s best to pick software and stick to it so you don’t to worry about moving stuff around later. Here’s how to make the right choice from the outset.


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