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New Windows 11 Media Player build offers video playback enhancements and an improved library experience

Great news for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel today, as in addition to a new Windows 11 build, there’s also an updated version of the new Media Player available to install.

This new release offers some new features, and also improves performance for users with very large media libraries.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22598 with lots of welcome fixes

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Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel today not only get a new build to play around with but also new ISO files to allow for a clean install.

In Build 22598, Microsoft is trying out auto-launching of the Get Started app with some Insiders, and testers in China on Lenovo PCs will now be able to update to the latest builds once more after they were briefly blocked.

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Microsoft Word, or MS Word, is a word processor developed by Microsoft. Although Word is one of the office productivity applications included in the Microsoft Office suite, it can also be purchased as a standalone product.

MS Word enables you to create, edit, and save professional documents, among other helpful features. Anyone who wants to get better at working with Word will be able to put their MS Word knowledge to use with this practical guide.

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Windows 11 Build 22593 arrives with loads of important fixes

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There was no new Windows 11 build for Insiders last week, but Microsoft is back to its usual release schedule this Wednesday and once again the latest flight is being made available to both the Dev and Beta Channels.

This means that Build 22593 doesn’t have any of the more experimental new features typically found in Dev Channel builds, but it does come with some changes and improvements, as well as a huge number of fixes. Insiders can also easily switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel, should they wish to.

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Avast making changes to CCleaner to ensure user programs don't get accidentally deleted in the future

We reported on Monday that popular Avast-owned system cleaning tool CCleaner had uninstalled most of a user’s programs without permission.

The reason for this was down to how CCleaner’s uninstaller works, and in normal circumstances wouldn’t cause a problem. However, to its credit, Avast is now working on an update to ensure this situation doesn’t happen to anyone else in the future.

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Privacy-focused Linux distro Tails 5 Beta now available for download with many critical security bug fixes

If you’re worried about your privacy, there’s plenty you can do to secure it. Tails, The Amnesiac Incognito Live System, is a live Linux-based operating system that you can boot into on any computer. Once running it can be used to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging chats.

Today, the developers release a beta version of Tails 5.0, and this is the first version of the distro based on Debian 11 (Bullseye). It offers new versions of most of the software included in Tails, as well as some important usability improvements.

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Microsoft reveals new features coming to Windows 11 -- including tabs in File Explorer

Today, at an event to showcase how Microsoft is developing new experiences to "enhance the way we work today, and in the future", the software giant gave us a look at some of the new features coming to Windows 11 in the near future.

While much of the presentation was about business, specifically hybrid working, Microsoft did cover experiences for consumers.

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CCleaner uninstalled most of a user's programs without permission [Updated]

CCleaner has had a few issues over the years since Avast acquired the popular system cleaning program from Piriform back in 2017.

Issues we’ve reported on in the past here include buggy bundled software, malware, pop-up ads, and unwelcome privacy changes. Today a user on Reddit reports that the tool uninstalled most of his software without his knowledge.

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Microsoft's Your Phone app gets a name change and a makeover

Microsoft first launched Your Phone three years ago, allowing Android users to access their text messages and photos on a computer, as well as run Android apps and make and receive calls in Windows.

Today, the software giant announces the app has a new name, and a new interface with an updated design for Windows 11.

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Privacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Business Guide is your guide to understanding what "privacy" really means in a corporate environment: how privacy is different from cybersecurity, why privacy is essential for your business, and how to build privacy protections into your overall cybersecurity plan.

First, author Chris Moschovitis walks you through our evolving definitions of privacy, from the ancient world all the way to the General Law on Data Protection (GDPR).  He then explains -- in friendly, accessible language -- how to orient your preexisting cybersecurity program toward privacy, and how to make sure your systems are compliant with current regulations.

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Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 11's growth stalls dramatically

After enjoying a couple of months of stellar usage growth which saw Windows 11 double its share, putting it on close to 20 percent of PCs, the new operating system had a nightmare March.

AdDuplex’s report for the current month -- still presented in the Ukraine flag colors of blue and yellow --  will make for shocking reading for Microsoft and for fans of the new operating system.

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All-new PlayStation Plus arriving in June with a choice of three membership levels

Sony launched PlayStation Plus back in 2010, and the popular console subscription service is about to get a major makeover.

PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now will be merged into an all-new PlayStation Plus with three membership tiers designed to suit all budgets -- PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Premium.

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DevOps is a set of best practices enabling operations and development teams to work together to produce higher-quality work and, among other things, quicker releases.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22581, offers testers a rare chance to switch channels

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It’s Wednesday, which typically means a new Windows 11 build for Insiders in the Dev Channel, but today's flight, Build 22581, is being made available for those in the Beta Channel as well, giving those users the opportunity to at last try out new features, such as Live Captions, Start folders, the redesigned Task Manager, and the tablet optimized taskbar.

The fact that both Dev and Beta testers are receiving the same build means that Insiders will now have the rare chance to switch Channels, should they wish to. Dev Channel releases have become much more experimental recently, which won’t suit everyone.

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