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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21322

At the tail end of last week, Microsoft released a Windows 10 Dev Channel build with the ability to paste content as plain text in clipboard history.

Today, the software giant rolls out another new flight for Insiders on the Dev Channel, although Build 21322 is mostly about fixes and general improvements.

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Get 'Office 2019 All-in-One For Dummies' ($24.00 value) FREE for a limited time

Knowing your way around Microsoft Office requires you to be part mathematician, part storyteller, and part graphic designer -- with some scheduling wizard and database architect sprinkled in. So what do you do if these talents don't come naturally to you? 

Fear not! Office 2019 All-in-One For Dummies fills in the gaps and helps you create easy-to-read Word documents, smash numbers in Excel, tell your tale with PowerPoint, and keep it all organized with Outlook. With additional books covering Access, OneNote, and common Office tasks, this is the only Office book you need on your shelf.

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This amazing iPadOS 15 design shows how Apple could revolutionize the iPad

Two years ago, Apple took the decision to create a slightly different version of iOS for its tablet range. iPadOS makes decent use of the additional real estate, with a new home screen and features that allow for multi-tasking and more ways to use Apple Pencil.

If you've ever wished that Apple would go a step further and really make full use of the iPad's larger screen and powerful internals, then take a look at this designer’s incredible vision for iPadOS 15.

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Kodi 19.0 'Matrix' Final arrives -- download it NOW

The Release Candidate for Kodi 19 was rolled out to testers a month ago and today the full, finished version becomes available for all platforms (except for the Windows Store build for Xbox which has been delayed).

Kodi 19.0 'Matrix' brings a wealth of changes, fixes and new features to the popular home theater software, including a visual makeover and significant improvements to playback.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21318 with new paste option in clipboard history

Earlier in the week, Microsoft officially announced the first Windows 10 feature update of the year -- 21H1 -- and made it available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel to test.

Today, the software giant releases Windows 10 Build 21318 (RS_PRERELEASE) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel (it’s also available for ARM64 devices).

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Windows 11 is the Microsoft operating system we need!

Although Microsoft is expected to begin giving Windows 10 a bit of a long-overdue redesign later in the year, the truth is that operating system has become a bit, well, boring. The last feature update, and the next one due out in he coming months (21H1), have made only minor tweaks to the OS.

Isn’t it time for a full, proper new version of Windows? Isn’t it time for Windows 11?

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Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' is free to watch on YouTube for 48 hours

Written and directed by Academy Award-Winner Aaron Sorkin -- whose writing credits also include The West Wing, A Few Good Men, The Newsroom, and Steve Jobs -- The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the story of the unfair trial that followed an uprising at the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago in 1968.

The film was released last year on Netflix and stars the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Keaton. It’s definitely worth a watch, and the good news is if you haven’t already seen it, and aren’t a Netflix subscriber, you can watch it for free on Netflix’s YouTube channel from Friday. Although you will need to be quick as it will only be available for 48 hours.

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Get 'Increasing Your Influence at Work All-in-One For Dummies' ($18 value) FREE for a limited time

Influence is a timeless topic for business leaders and others in positions of power, but the world has evolved to the point where everyone needs these skills. No matter your job, role, rank, or function, if you want to get things done you need to know how to influence up, down, across, and outside the organization.

Increasing Your Influence at Work All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to contribute more fully to important decisions, resolve conflicts more easily, lead and manage more effectively, and much more.

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Windows 10 21H1 is available for Beta testing -- here's how to get it now

The next feature update for Windows 10, 21H1, is rumored to be set to arrive later than usual this year, with reports claiming we could expect it as late as June.

Microsoft hasn’t said exactly when we’ll get it, but in a new post announcing the feature update it reveals it will be in the first half of the calendar year. More excitingly however, it’s making it available to "seekers" in the Beta Channel to test from now.

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Get 'Practical Linux Security Cookbook: Second Edition' ($35.99 value) FREE for a limited time

Over the last few years, system security has gained a lot of momentum and software professionals are focusing heavily on it.

Linux is often treated as a highly secure operating system. However, the reality is that Linux has its share of security flaws, and these security flaws allow attackers to get into your system and modify or even destroy your important data. But there’s no need to panic, since there are various mechanisms by which these flaws can be removed, and this book will help you learn about different types of Linux security to create a more secure Linux system.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21313, expands 'news and interests' to more markets, and kills off Edge Legacy

It’s been a while since Microsoft last released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build to the Dev Channel, and with the weekend looming you’d be forgiven for thinking there might be an even longer wait ahead.

Today, however, the software giant rolls out Build 21313 and it’s worth the wait.

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How to install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi

If you’re not familiar, Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is an open source C development environment from Microsoft. It is available for Windows, macOS and x64 Linux, and now you can run it on Raspberry Pi too.

The tool supports text editing, full web development (with JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js) and git source code control. It supports extensions too (although not all of them), so you can further expand its capabilities.

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Windows XP 2021 is everything Windows 10 should be

Later this year, Microsoft is expected to refresh the look of Windows 10 and native apps, introducing a number of long-overdue visual improvements, including rounded corners and new colors. For many people, the changes likely won’t go far enough, but it’s too early to pass judgment just yet.

When Windows XP first arrived back in 2001 it really shook things up with its revolutionary design and playful color scheme. If you were wondering how it might look if it was released today, we have the answer.

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The Internet Archive exists thanks to Ubuntu and the Linux communities

The Internet Archive is unquestionably one of the most useful sites on the web. The Wayback Machine makes it possible to find snapshots of most websites at any given point in their history, and the archive itself is also home to a wealth of books, magazines, games, software, movies and more.

You probably don’t give too much thought (or any thought for that matter) to the day-to-day running of the archive, but it relies on a long-term support server distribution of Ubuntu Linux and everything on its servers (with the possible exception of the JP2 compression library) is free and open-source software.

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Microsoft Viva is a new people-powered workplace inside Teams

A few days ago, we reported that Microsoft was going to be revealing what's next for Microsoft 365 and Teams.

Today, it's been as good as its word, taking the wraps off Microsoft Viva, a new Microsoft 365-powered platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights -- from anywhere you work.

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