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  1. Microsoft release new Surface Pro 7 firmware updates with Surface Pen improvements, more Today Microsoft released new system updates for all Surface Pro 7 devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903 or greater. These updates will improve graphics and Surface Pen performance. Find the full changelog below. Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update Intel Corporation – Display – Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics –
  2. Surface Duo gets February Android security patch and other improvements It's only been a few weeks since Microsoft rolled out a software update for the Surface Duo, since the December and January updates got pushed back and ended up releasing at the end of last month. Now, it's time for the February update, and it comes with the usual monthly Android security patch, in addition to some other improvements. This week, Microsoft released the Surface Duo in Europe, and that means the update is rolling out to users in both markets. While the updates in the U.S.
  3. AMD-based Surface Laptop 3 updates improve graphics and stability It's once again time for a new batch of updates to make their way to Surface devices, specifically the Surface Laptop 3 with AMD chipsets. Microsoft is rolling out a set of driver and firmware updates that improve the overall stability and performance of the device, just a week after similar updates were rolled out to the Intel variants. As a reminder, AMD processors are found in the consumer variants of the Surface Laptop 3 15-inch, while the 13.5-inch models and business variants of the lap
  4. Surface Laptop Go receives February 2021 firmware update Microsoft has released the February 2021 firmware Update for Surface Laptop Go. The update includes audio performance improvements, improved integration between system services and stability, improved Bluetooth stability, Wi-Fi stability improvement, security updates, and more. You can read the full official changelog below. SURFACE LAPTOP GO FEBRUARY UPDATE CHANGELOG Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update
  5. Microsoft fixes PowerPoint crashes in Office February updates Microsoft released the February 2021 non-security Microsoft Office updates with improvements and fixes for issues and crashes impacting Windows Installer (MSI) editions of Office 2016, Office 2013, and Office 2010 products. Multiple updates (KB4493164, KB4493169, and KB4493179) have been released to address issues that may lead to a PowerPoint crash when opening documents containing diagrams. KB4493190 fixes another issue that causes Outlook reminders to behave unpredictably on system
  6. Microsoft rolling out new driver and firmware updates for the Surface Laptop 3 Microsoft has released a set of driver and firmware updates for the Surface Laptop 3. The updates are rolling out for devices sporting Intel processors, which are Ice Lake parts that are housed in the 13.5-inch variant and the 15-inch variant sold to business users. The Laptop 3 comes in both Intel and AMD flavors. The latter ships in the consumer-focused 15-inch version. As for the updates themselves, it is a modest one with a bunch of Intel-specific fixes that focus on the secu
  7. Surface Duo begins receiving its first firmware update for 2021 Microsoft is rolling out a new firmware update for the Surface Duo, making it the first update in over two months. While the firm had been serving monthly updates for the dual-screened Android device, it skipped the December update owing to the holidays and reportedly due to a tricky bug. Today’s release brings with it a bunch of improvements along with the December and January Android security patches. What it does not bring is the Android 11 update, of which there is no information from the company.
  8. Surface Pro 7+ gets its first round of firmware and driver updates Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 7+ a couple of weeks ago, being a relatively small upgrade over the existing Surface Pro 7. Now, the company has added the device to the Surface update history page, and there's already a set of firmware and driver updates available. The updates are dated back to January 20, but the changelog has only now been posted, so we get an idea of the improvements included with them. This batch includes four different updates, but they're mostly focused on address
  9. Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 18363.1350, 17763.1728 - here's what's new After taking December off from releasing optional Windows 10 cumulative updates, Microsoft is back. Today, the team is releasing its preview updates for Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1809. There was also one released for version 20H2, but that's just for Windows Insiders right now. If you're on Windows 10 version 1909, you're going to get KB4598298, bringing the build number to 18363.1350. Normally, this update would be for version 1903 as well, but that version is unsup
  10. Microsoft releases new Surface Pro 7 system updates to improve system stability Over the last weekend, Microsoft releases new system updates for all Surface Pro 7 devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903 or greater. These updates will improve overall system stability. Find the full change log below. Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update Intel – SoftwareComponent – Intel® iCLS Client – Software components
  11. Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 19042.746, 18363.1316 - here's what's new Today is the second Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means. It's Patch Tuesday, so as long as you're on a supported version of Windows, you're getting an update today. And if you're not on a supported version, well, you should be. For consumers, that includes Windows 10 version 1909 and up, and if you're on something earlier, Windows Update should be trying to push you to something newer. If you're on Windows 10 version 20H2 or 2004, you're going to get KB4598242, bri
  12. Microsoft releases firmware and driver updates for Surface Laptop and Pro devices As part of the regular updates for its Surface devices, Microsoft is rolling out a bunch of firmware updates to the Surface Laptop 1, Laptop 2, Pro 5, and Pro 6 devices. The updates are rolling out to devices running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) or newer and bring a bunch of audio, reliability, and other improvements. The first-gen Surface Laptop updates mostly bring audio performance and playback improvements, in addition to the general system updat
  13. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18363.1237, 17763.1613 with more fixes Just after releasing out-of-band optional updates for supported Windows 10 versions, Microsoft has released additional preview updates for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, and 1909. However, unlike the earlier updates that fixed issues with Kerberos authentication – which could only be manually downloaded –, these updates will be offered through Windows Update as optional updates. There are a bunch of bug fixes, with highlights including fixes for an issue with USB 3.0 hubs
  14. Windows 10 microcode updates to fix new Intel CPU security issues Microsoft has released a number of new Intel microcode updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system that address recently discovered security flaws in Intel processors. Microcode updates are released by Intel to provide Microsoft with patches that either fix security flaws outright or at least mitigate them if fixing is not possible. The latest vulnerability in Intel processors was discovered by researchers from the University of Graz and the University of Birmingham. The researchers named
  15. 0Patch promises to provide security updates for out-of-support Office 2010 Support for Microsoft Office 2010 ended in October 2020. Microsoft released a last batch of security updates for Office 2010 on the October 13, 2020 Patch Day before it changed the status of the application to unsupported. Not all Office 2010 customers will stop using the software program, and it is possible that Office 2010 vulnerabilities will be detected in the future that could leave the systems open to attacks targeting unpatched vulnerabilities. Microsoft does not offer a
  16. Microsoft rolls out updates for Surface Book 3, Laptop 3, and Pro 7 A handful of Microsoft's Surface devices are getting a slew of driver and firmware updates this week, including the Surface Laptop 3, Book 3, and Pro 7. All of the devices getting updates are powered by Intel Ice Lake processors, and a few of the updates appear to be the same across the different devices. Starting with the Surface Book 3, which launched earlier this year, the updates address a few different areas, including wireless communications, audio, and the display. Here's the full lis
  17. Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 19042.610, 19041.610 - here's what's new It's not uncommon for Microsoft to release optional cumulative updates for various versions of Windows 10 throughout the month, and one of them is being released today. If you're on one of the latest versions of Windows 10, you've got an update waiting for you. Specifically, the update is KB4580364, and it's available for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 2004, bringing the build number to 19042.610 and 19041.610, respectively. You can manually download it here, and these are
  18. In a first, researchers extract secret key used to encrypt Intel CPU code Hackers can now reverse engineer updates or write their own custom firmware. Enlarge Intel 78 with 60 posters participating Researchers have extracted the secret key that encrypts updates to an assortment of Intel CPUs, a feat that could have wide-ranging consequences for the way the chips are used and, possibly, the way they’re secured. The key makes it possible to decrypt the microcode updates Intel provides to fix
  19. Google's October updates for Pixel devices fix swipe-up gesture bug and more As is the case every month, Google has begun rolling out the monthly security patch for supported Pixel devices for this month. The search giant has also released the Android Security Bulletin to document all the bugs and vulnerabilities addressed and fixed as part of the October 2020 patch. The list of patches includes a bunch of high-severity vulnerabilities in the various components in the OS, details of which are provided in the bulletin. In addition to these fixes th
  20. Microsoft Patch Alert: September 2020 The September patches kicked up a bit of dust, but things look pretty stable now. I’m still skeptical of Windows 10 version 2004, but it’s getting closer to stable. Give it another month. Thinkstock/Microsoft What September’s patching frenzy lacked in fireworks, it more than compensated for in volume – and belligerence. Server 2016 hiccups on Security Options. Win10 version 2004 surprises – Lenovo still hasn’t fixed its Blue Screen-inducing Biometric Security setting; the TRIM function still tr
  21. Apple releases iOS 14.0.1 with default app setting fix If this was a normal year, we'd all have been downloading iOS 14 yesterday, and waiting to pick up our iPhone 12 devices tomorrow. But it's not a normal year, the iPhone 12 is delayed from its normal timeframe, and Apple didn't have to tie iOS 14 to its release, so it actually released the OS last week. Now, the first bug fix updates are rolling out in the form of iOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, watchOS 7.0.1, tvOS 14.0.1, and macOS 10.15.7 Catalina. The iOS and iPadOS updates do fix a key issue. i
  22. Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 18363.1110, 17763.1490 - here's what's new Patch Tuesday was only last week, but that can only mean one thing: it's time for more patches. Indeed, it's time for what Microsoft calls C week updates, since Microsoft uses letters to indicate the week of the month. C and D week updates are always optional, so you have to explicitly opt into taking them. The updates arriving today are for Windows 10 versions 1909, 1903, and 1809, which are three of the four supported versions of the OS for consumers. If you're on ve
  23. Microsoft will bundle updates to streamline patching Microsoft plans to change how it delivers updates to some parts of Windows 10, saying the new bundling tactic will end confusion and streamline the OS's regular refreshes. Stadtratte / Getty Images Microsoft this week changed how it will deliver updates to the parts of Windows 10 that receive and install files from Windows Update, claiming that a new bundling approach will eliminate confusion and streamline the OS's regular refreshes. Up to now, Microsoft
  24. Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19041.508, 18363.1082 - here's what's new Today is the second Tuesday of the month, making it Patch Tuesday. And that means that all supported versions of Windows are getting updates. For Windows 10, that still means all versions except for one, version 1511. For those that are on the latest version of Windows 10, version 2004, and also for Insiders on 20H2, you'll get KB4571756, bringing the build number to 19041.508 and 19042.508, respectively. You can manually download it here, and these are the highlights:
  25. Microsoft releases new Intel microcode updates for all supported Windows 10 versions Microsoft has released new Intel microcode updates for all supported Windows 10 versions that revise mitigation for four Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) threats. The updates are being made available via the Update Catalog for all users. However, users running certain versions of Intel’s processors will receive the updates through Windows Update. Microcode updates are aimed at patching hardware vulnerabilities that require not only a software fix, but also f
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