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Microsoft has postponed the ‘death day’ of the most unique mobile OS of history. The Windows 10 Mobile will be killed off the next year, on Jan 14, 2020. It was a memorable journey tbh. My first Lumia & Windows Phone 8. I got my first smartphone in the year 2013-14 ish when Nokia was […]

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Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has postponed the ‘death day’ of the most unique mobile OS of history. The Windows 10 Mobile will be killed off the next year, on Jan 14, 2020. It was a memorable journey tbh.

My first Lumia & Windows Phone 8.

I got my first smartphone in the year 2013-14 ish when Nokia was still the owner of the Lumia brand. Man, that brand was superb. a cool looking UI, smooth operation, gorgeous animations, etc.

My first phone, smartphone, was the Lumia 525, a slightly upgraded version of Lumia 520. Before that, I used to rock aN Asha 311, which came with Symbian40OS, which was not actually a Symbian OS as seen in most of the Nokia smartphones. It was actually a JAVA based OS.

The difference between the two is the RAM. However, most of the specs were the same. a good old Snapdragon S4 Processor. The Lumia 525 has 1GB RAM, and I am telling you it was way better in performance than TouchWiz UI back then.

Windows Phone 8 was the best ever OS back then in my opinion. In fact, most Lumia owners would say that even today.

Then came the Windows Phone 8.1, a new, completely new OS upgrade.

Windows Phone 8.1 & My second Lumia

With the coming of Windows Phone 8.1, new features came, some good changes to UI and rest were the same. Then came the concept of GDR updates. I don’t recall it to be GDR, correct me if I am wrong. The GDR updates were actually the name of updates bringing new features and improvement to the OS.

It did come to my Lumia 525, but it wasn’t that good. Eventually, it was the last update to the Lumia 525. Yeah, the updates policy sucked those days.

However, it wasn’t done at that time. And then came the bang.

Nokia was sold off to Microsoft for $7.4 billion. And we were at the mercy of Microsoft. By the time all these things happened, Microsoft was already testing Windows 10 Mobile. Initially, they said that most Lumias will support it. However, things changed. Preview versions were good, worked perfectly fine on my 525. But then, after 2 previews, Microsoft decided to drop all old generation Lumias from getting upgrades.

And then, I decided to get a new Lumia. Microsoft launched the Lumia 640XL, the year it purchased the Nokia hardware division. and then, things began to degrade, pretty badly.

Windows 10 Mobile, fewer developers, low count of apps & conflicts.

Then Windows 10 Mobile came. Damn that UI was so lit. The fluent design was on its initial stage back then. Windows 10 Mobile came with pretty handy features like Cortana, It was launched side by side of the desktop version. So UWP was also pretty new, and this resulted in lower counts of apps.

Initially, devs weren’t ready to develop apps for Windows 10 mobile, because of its lower userbase. back then it only occupied somewhat 3% of the total market shares.

Popular apps like Chrome were still missing, and Google decided that they will not support the OS somehow. It was due to some conflicts between Microsoft and Google.

But with the upcoming updates, things started to break, at least for me. The phone started responding slowly. The camera was almost dead quality. No new Apps, Even facebook launched its apps later on as UWP, but they were garbage because they were somehow the ports of the Android/iOS version.

Yeah, back then Microsoft did release porting bridges for Both iOS and Android. but only a few of the apps were ported, and Android Bridge was later dropped in the next few weeks.

Since less number of apps started haunting the Windows 10 Mobile store, people started abandoning the platform. Even I did. I got my first Samsung smartphone back then with Android Marshmallow. It was the Galaxy J7 Prime. All this happened in the year 2016.

Since then, I have seen so much decline in the W10M platform. Even after a year, Microsoft called it a failed project and called off the development and production of new Lumias.

Death of Lumia – Windows 10 Mobile is next.

Lumia was officially dead. Now Microsoft kept on supporting Windows 10 Mobile till the Anniversary update. After that, Microsoft just gave up on it. Till now only cumulative updates came. This December the Windows 10 Mobile got its last update before December 10th, which was initially the original End Of Support date for the OS, but Microsoft delayed the date to January, 14th 2020.

And last year, My Lumia 640 XL died as well.

This was an interesting journey. We saw so many interesting smartphones. The camera beast – Lumia 1020, came with a Xeon flash and 41 MP Carl Zeiss optics, was considered a camera beast. It was also the successor of the good old Nokia PureView 808.

Lumia 1320, and Lumia 1520 were the first phablets. The Lumia 1520 was the flagship hardware back then. The Lumia 2520 was the first tablet with Windows RT OS.

With Windows 10, we saw the coming 950 and 950XL. but that was it.

I made some good techie friends back then, all thanks to Lumia. And yes, I am still in contact with them.

You were good. You will be remembered as a brave, fallen soldier, who fought with all its might till the end.

Bye Lumia and Windows 10 Mobile.

Get our app here -> Play Store

Also Read: No Penta-Camera is coming with Galaxy S11+ according to the leaks.

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File Manager will have a new look, and this is pretty clean. https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/14/file-manager-will-have-a-new-look-and-this-is-pretty-clean/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/14/file-manager-will-have-a-new-look-and-this-is-pretty-clean/#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:15:35 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37679 File Manager

File Manager is a life savior feature on the Windows Platform. Other than some overpriced systems *ahem* Windows has given users complete rights to manage their files and other things on the system. But, the manager on Windows has this current design for quite a long time. The dark mode did come but on a […]

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File Manager

File Manager is a life savior feature on the Windows Platform. Other than some overpriced systems *ahem* Windows has given users complete rights to manage their files and other things on the system. But, the manager on Windows has this current design for quite a long time. The dark mode did come but on a later stage. The current design is the redesign of the File manager we used to see back in the days of Windows 7 and others.

But, do you know, that Microsoft is working on the Manager and converting it to a UWP App? UWP app is a Universal Windows Platform app, where apps have similar designs and code available cross-platform. Cross-Platform here refers to the system running Windows 10 or its variants, like Xbox or a normal PC.

Do note, the file manager looks similar to the Windows 10 Mobile File Manager.

This is the new design. However, it is kept hidden as of now, due to obvious reasons.

  1. It is not fully featured. Most of the basic things are still missing.
  2. Still in testing mode, obviously.

But thanks to a reddit user, you can now enable this on your system with a single line of code.

Pre-requisite

As long as you ave a Windows 10 system with the latest build installed, you are good to go.

Procedure

Pretty straight forward. Just copy the command below, and paste it on any File Manager window’s address bar

shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

Like this:

After you tap enter, you can see the new Manager.

You can pin the UWP File Manager on the taskbar for regular use as well. But you might regret the decision in the future, considering the fact that, this is going to take a long time to get completed.

Let us know, do you liked the UWP Manager, in the comments!

The reddit post is here!

Also, read: OnePlus 7 Pro getting the Android 10 right now!

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Windows 10X: An OS for upcoming dual-screen devices https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/windows-10x-an-os-for-upcoming-dual-screen-devices/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/windows-10x-an-os-for-upcoming-dual-screen-devices/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 17:57:54 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37581

On Wednesday, Microsoft revealed the Windows 10 X operating system, which is anticipated to be accessible in early 2020 with the latest dual-screen Surface Neo appliances. Windows 10 X is a component of Microsoft’s multi-year trip to alter and modulate Windows architecture, as we’ve seen with HoloLens 2, Surface Hub and Xbox. The OS is […]

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On Wednesday, Microsoft revealed the Windows 10 X operating system, which is anticipated to be accessible in early 2020 with the latest dual-screen Surface Neo appliances. Windows 10 X is a component of Microsoft’s multi-year trip to alter and modulate Windows architecture, as we’ve seen with HoloLens 2, Surface Hub and Xbox. The OS is specifically created for dual-screen devices, Microsoft executives said during an event in New York.

Windows 10X is the outcome of Microsoft’s job to make Windows 10 more modular so that operating system parts can be taken and used as required. As Microsoft informed us before today’s announcement, Windows 10X is fundamentally the continuation of the architecture modifications it made to Windows 10 that made it possible for the variants of HoloLens, Surface Hub and Xbox.

Carmen Zlateff, leader of the software experience on the Surface Neo, said,

“Our goal is to fuel a new era of mobile productivity and creativity across two screens,”

You can also expect to see a more touch-friendly Start menu in Windows 10X. That’s something that Microsoft has tried with the Windows 8 Start screen, but that application has been commonly detested, forcing the business to take back a more traditional Windows 10 menu. The 10X Start menu on the present version is more of a finger-friendly evolution. It’s not just a long list next to a few icons. The new Start menu will also shift seamlessly across both screens, which should avoid the problem you see on dual-monitor systems, where it usually lives awkwardly on one screen.

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Windows 1.11 inspired by Stranger Things is on Store https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/07/06/windows-1-11-inspired-by-stranger-things-is-on-store/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/07/06/windows-1-11-inspired-by-stranger-things-is-on-store/#respond Sat, 06 Jul 2019 17:04:01 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=36292 Windows 1.11

Getting inspired from Stranger Things Season 3, Microsoft finally launched the Windows 1.11 as an App to Windows 10. The App is a massive 775MB, in contrast to the fact that Windows 1.0 was around 680KB in size. Actually, it is not an OS, but a Game which runs like an OS on the App. […]

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Windows 1.11

Getting inspired from Stranger Things Season 3, Microsoft finally launched the Windows 1.11 as an App to Windows 10. The App is a massive 775MB, in contrast to the fact that Windows 1.0 was around 680KB in size.

Actually, it is not an OS, but a Game which runs like an OS on the App.

Here is what the description actually reads:

Experience 1985 nostalgia with a special edition Windows 10 PC app inspired by Windows 1.0—but one that’s been taken over by the Upside Down from Stranger Things. Explore the mysteries and secrets plaguing Hawkins, unlock unique show content and easter eggs, and play retro games and puzzles—all building off Stranger Things 3. Join Eleven, Steve, Dustin and gang as they seek to save Hawkins and the world. Embrace the 80s and grab your hairspray, because it’s basically the raddest show companion experience ever. But fair warning: beware the Mind Flayer. Download the Windows 1.11 app today. Best of luck!

However, if you try searching the app right now, you will not find it. The App is currently available in the USA only.

If you want to try the app, head to the Microsoft store, or just click down here.

Source: MSPoweruser

Also, Read: Google Pixel 4 might come with a rear telephoto camera

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Windows Terminal is available as a preview https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/06/23/windows-terminal-is-available-as-a-preview/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/06/23/windows-terminal-is-available-as-a-preview/#respond Sun, 23 Jun 2019 17:30:19 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=36173 Windows Terminal

Microsoft first disclosed its new command line application for Windows, named Windows Terminal, at Build not long ago. It’s a central hub where you can get to the customary cmd line, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). While devs have the option to utilize the Windows Terminal from the code from on GitHub. […]

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Windows Terminal

Microsoft first disclosed its new command line application for Windows, named Windows Terminal, at Build not long ago. It’s a central hub where you can get to the customary cmd line, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). While devs have the option to utilize the Windows Terminal from the code from on GitHub. Microsoft is presently releasing a simple installer through the Windows Store today.

The Windows Terminal application incorporates multiple tab support, along with full-on customization for devs who need to change the Terminal looks.

You’ll have to alter a JSON document to get to the majority of the customization option at the present time. As for now, this early preview isn’t fully functional.

Microsoft has a few guidelines on the best way to modify your settings and key bindings in the JSON file. And you can even change the background picture.

Windows Terminal will likewise bolster full GPU-based content rendering and even emoticon. Microsoft introduced the emoticon support with a video at Build, and the content rendering is DirectX-based so it will show normal content characters, glyphs, and images that are accessible on your PC.

Microsoft is likewise taking a shot by introducing the full Linux Kernel to Windows 10. This is to improve the execution of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). You can download it promptly from the Windows Store if you want to have a hands-on on the app.

Also, Read: Huawei Announces three more new smartphones in between trade war

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Windows 10 May Update Rolls Out Slowly https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/06/04/windows-10-may-update-rolls-out-slowly/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/06/04/windows-10-may-update-rolls-out-slowly/#respond Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:53:40 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=36031 Windows 10 May update

Windows 10 May Update is rolling out slowly as Microsoft wants to be careful about monitoring the progress of the May 2019 Update, according to some fresh figures. The news came from AdDuplex, a company that monitors Windows 10 adoption on machines that run its ads. AdDuplux found that in the first week of the […]

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Windows 10 May update

Windows 10 May Update is rolling out slowly as Microsoft wants to be careful about monitoring the progress of the May 2019 Update, according to some fresh figures.

The news came from AdDuplex, a company that monitors Windows 10 adoption on machines that run its ads. AdDuplux found that in the first week of the May 2019 Update’s release, the upgrade made its way onto only 1.4% of PCs.

This indicates that Microsoft is indeed being really careful about this update. Microsoft tested this update for much longer to make sure everything is alright.

Let’s hope not another disaster happens like the October 2018 update which caused a lot of bugs to Windows 10 devices.

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Windows 10 20H1 Build 18898 is Now Rolling Out to Fast Ring Insiders https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/05/18/windows-10-20h1-build-18898-is-now-rolling-out-to-fast-ring-insiders/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/05/18/windows-10-20h1-build-18898-is-now-rolling-out-to-fast-ring-insiders/#respond Sat, 18 May 2019 16:04:27 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=35894 Windows 10 19H2

Windows 10 20H1 has got another Fast Ring update. This time, it adds a feature to show disk types in the Task Manager Performance tab. Other things in the update include the usual bug fixes and known issues. What’s new Disk type now visible in Task Manager Performance tab: A small, but perhaps convenient change […]

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Windows 10 19H2

Windows 10 20H1 has got another Fast Ring update. This time, it adds a feature to show disk types in the Task Manager Performance tab. Other things in the update include the usual bug fixes and known issues.

What’s new

  • Disk type now visible in Task Manager Performance tab: A small, but perhaps convenient change — you’ll now be able to see the disk type (e.g. SSD) for each disk listed in Task Manager’s performance tab. This is particularly helpful in cases where you have multiple disks listed so you can differentiate between them.

Task Manager 20H1

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue resulting in a high hitting DWM crash in recent builds.
  • We fixed a pcshell.dll issue in recent builds resulting in a high hitting explorer.exe crash.
  • We fixed an issue where updated Japanese IME settings would be never applied in certain desktop bridge apps, which could result in prediction candidates being shown even after they’d been disabled in the IME settings. For those who’ve already been impacted by this, you’ll need to reset the app Settings > Apps > <select the app> > Advanced Options > Reset before you see the results of this fix.

Known Issues

  • There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.
  • Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
  • If you use remote desktop to connect to an enhanced session VM, taskbar search results will not be visible (just a dark area) until you restart searchui.exe.
  • We’re investigating reports that on certain devices if fast startup is enabled, night light doesn’t turn on until after a restart. (Note: The problem will occur on a “cold” reboot or power off / power on. To work around if night light doesn’t turn on, use Start > Power > Restart.)
  • There’s a noticeable lag when dragging the emoji and dictation panels.
  • Tamper Protection may be turned off in Windows Security after updating to this build. You can turn it back on.
  • Some features on Start Menu and in All apps are not localized in languages such as FR-FR, RU-RU, and ZH-CN.
  • In the Ease of Access settings, selecting a color filter may not take effect right away unless color filters option is turned off and back on again.
  • The IME candidate window for East Asian IMEs (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and the Japanese IME) may not open sometimes. We are investigating the issue. In the meantime, going to Task Manager and ending the “WindowsInternal.ComposableShell.Experiences.TextInput.InputApp.exe” task from the from the Details tab should unblock you if you experience this issue.
  • We are aware of an issue with the Bopomofo IME where the character width is suddenly changed to Full width from Half width and are investigating.

Known issues for Developers

  • If you install builds from the Fast ring and switch to either the Slow ring or the Release Preview ring, optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

That was it for this update. If you want to check out more information, you can head out to Windows Blog. 

Keep following us for more updates.

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Is It Possible to Recover Overwritten Files from the Hard Disk Drive? https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/04/11/is-it-possible-to-recover-overwritten-files-from-the-hard-disk-drive/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/04/11/is-it-possible-to-recover-overwritten-files-from-the-hard-disk-drive/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:12:36 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=35505

The magnetic domains on HDD invisible process and remove all stored data in the location. However, the residual physical traces with changes in magnetization of forces and similar technologies. In addition, the hard drive recovery data successfully through privacy.  It is one of the best processes including the technical way known to the public that […]

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The magnetic domains on HDD invisible process and remove all stored data in the location. However, the residual physical traces with changes in magnetization of forces and similar technologies. In addition, the hard drive recovery data successfully through privacy.  It is one of the best processes including the technical way known to the public that can restore overwritten data.  Sometimes, the free software is available for each and every operating system to use of recover deleted files from your hard drive. Moreover, the setup of your files may exist with your backup. The overwritten magnetic domains on the hdd recovery process of physically remove information previously stored in the location. It also requires the use of a magnetic force microscope or similar technologies. For instance, there are different data and use lots of way to the public and restore the overwritten data.

How to Confirm Data:

The recovered by data recovery software is considered overwritten the files. Of course, there are different data recovery tools and use the lots of techniques must be produced the different results. The complete format can perform the data recovery and also understand. In the main factor, the best and particular drive should be confirming the drive is empty. On another process, it is very safe and secures the random access of recovered the user data as well as the files are created filled with random data by the secure erase utility.

Hard Drives Store Information:  Hard disk drives are stored magnetically and also the power required maintaining the stored information. The hard drive recovery software, like Disk Drill,  directional magnetization of domains as it is available for directions and subsequently represents the values. However, the help of recover the overwritten files and get the data recovery solutions. There are different types of working files such as

Step 1. Recover Overwritten Files Using System Restore:

First of all, recovering your files system and point of using the System Restore is very efficient to recover overwritten files on it.

  • Searching the system restore
  • Next, click the result
  • Select the data and use infection appearance
  • Then, you can follow the instructions how to recover overwritten files

Step2. Retrieve overwritten files from the Previous Version

The Previous Versions of the backup and recovery process and used to windows restore the modified, damaged, formatted and many more. Moreover, it also available to restore the Previous Version of data

  • Select the properties
  • Open the Previous Version tab
  • Then, choose the latest version
  • Now, the Restore to back overwritten files

The data recovery software is trying to not guaranteed in the overwritten files can always be retrieved. In addition, many professional expect how to recover unsaved word document on windows 10 and find out recovery files. It is the complete process of different ways to manage the file system and create the table revealing the exact location of data. Moreover, the hard drive is also certain files of locations the operating system then uses to locate the files and also together with the pieces of large files. Moreover, many changes of magnetization potentially to allows to require the use of recover data successfully

Computer files system:

The restore previous version of excel file typically only the information stored the Computer file system and long to delete the actual file. In addition, the operating system can store the new files which consult the table and also available space. Moreover, the location of the deleted files should write new data over the old data and includes the delete data.

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What is DRM and why does it interest you? https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/04/02/what-is-drm-and-why-does-it-interest-you/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/04/02/what-is-drm-and-why-does-it-interest-you/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:51:13 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=35398

The acronym DRM (Digital Rights Management) does not bring good impressions to users. And if you’ve already bought digital content like eBooks, music or movies on the Internet you’ve probably had contact with DRM. Understand now why getting to know this concept is important to you. Of course you can skip this and start using […]

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The acronym DRM (Digital Rights Management) does not bring good impressions to users. And if you’ve already bought digital content like eBooks, music or movies on the Internet you’ve probably had contact with DRM. Understand now why getting to know this concept is important to you. Of course you can skip this and start using DRM removal tool but getting a new knowledge is always good.

What is DRM?

DRM is a digital content access control that implements restrictions on the use, copying and manipulation of the content in question. The purpose for which it was created is to protect the copyrights of such content.

Through DRM the copyright owner can control what you can do and how. For example, you can control how many copies of content you can simultaneously use, on what systems you can use it, and so on. DRM is most commonly used in books (eBooks), music and videos / movies sold in digital format, DVDs and also in smartphones (as is the case of the Apple iPhone).

You can see DRM in action when buying, for example, an eBook at most of the online stores we have today, such as Amazon, iBookstore, Culture Bookstore, etc. You get a file that contains the book you bought, but you can’t open it in any eBook reader or even lend it to your friends. Also, in most cases you can’t print it.

The DRM is generally viewed negatively

For those who were accustomed to using analogue media (such as older CDs, videotapes, and paper books) the use of digital media with DRM brings unwanted control. Before, you could loan your paper book to a friend. He would read and then return you. You could rip your CD, put the files on your MP3 player, the computer, borrow the CD to your friend, etc.

In the case of digital media with DRM, only you can use that content, and only the way the company releases it. For example, if you bought a DRM eBook, read it and liked it, you can’t lend that book to your friend (unless the bookstore / store / publisher somehow provides this functionality). If you copy the file to your friend, it will not be able to open it because of DRM.

You don’t have the content you buy in digital format

However, you do not have the content you buy in digital format. It is true! The eBook is not yours, so you can’t do with it what you want. Just read the terms of use of online stores, software, etc.

The nightmare of DRM

DRM was created to stop piracy, but in practice who it harms the most, in my opinion, is the honest user who buys digital content. I want to make it clear that I do not approve piracy, and in my opinion the copyright holder has the right to protect his work against copying and illegal use. But the way DRM was implemented more annoys the user than the pirate.

Is it possible to remove DRM from digital content?

In most cases, it is possible to remove DRM from digital content, and there are several applications that do this in music files, movies, eBooks, smartphones (also known as jailbreak), etc. If you work on Windows, you should use the suitable one like DRmare DRM Audio Converter for Windows.

But there is a great deal of controversy surrounding this subject. Most websites that sell digital content make it clear in terms of usage that the user can’t remove the DRM from the files. In addition, the use of the file from which the DRM was removed may be characterized as piracy or copyright infringement, depending on the circumstances of this use (you need to study the laws of your locality in this regard). If you live in the United States, the mere removal of DRM is already characterized as an infraction, as there is a law against it.

Therefore, however well-intentioned the person may be, they may be breaking any law by removing DRM and using the unlocked files, especially if you distribute them, be careful with that.

Concluding …

The fact is that DRM can’t be effective in its goal, which is to inhibit piracy. Who wants to pirate, ends up getting illegal access to digital content in one way or another. But DRM really bothers the honest user, and in my opinion may even discourage the adoption of digital content.

 

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Windows Insider – Build 18342 Now Available for Slow Ring https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/02/27/windows-insider-build-18342-now-available-for-slow-ring/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/02/27/windows-insider-build-18342-now-available-for-slow-ring/#respond Wed, 27 Feb 2019 21:34:00 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=35171 Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft’s 19H1 build, the 18342, is now available for slow ring Insiders as well. Do note that PCs with the language ZH-CN will not receive this update due to an issue that’s causing many common Chinese games to crash on launch. What’s New in Build 18342:   Improving Gaming on Windows 10 With today’s new […]

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Windows 10 19H2

Microsoft’s 19H1 build, the 18342, is now available for slow ring Insiders as well. Do note that PCs with the language ZH-CN will not receive this update due to an issue that’s causing many common Chinese games to crash on launch.

What’s New in Build 18342:

 

Improving Gaming on Windows 10

With today’s new build (Build 18342), Microsoft has some fixes that Microsoft can’t wait to have folks try out: the game now runs correctly with parental controls enabled, and the install process is more stable (including a fix for the game being stuck in “Pending” instead of downloading).

  • If you have already tried State of Decay and everything worked: Microsoft would appreciate you uninstalling State of Decay and then trying the install again, to make sure everything still works.
  • If you have already tried State of Decay and something didn’t work: please try again and see if your issue has been addressed. If not, it would help Microsoft a lot if you let Microsoft know using the Feedback Hub in Windows (instructions here in this post). Even if you already sent feedback on the issue before, it’s very helpful to know that it’s still happening on a new version of Windows.
  • If you were not able to get a slot for State of Decay: Microsoft is opened up more slots now, so just go to the Xbox Insider hub and click Insider content to join. NOTE: Microsoft is still limiting availability as Microsoft rolls out, so Microsoft recommend joining right away. If you miss out this time, don’t worry, Microsoft will be adding more again soon!
  • If you are trying State of Decay for the first time: just do the following:
    1. Install the Xbox Insider Hub app on the PC you’ll be fighting on.
    2. Sign in to the Xbox Insider Hub with your Gamertag. If you don’t have a Gamertag, see instructions.
    3. Select Insider Content in the upper left.
    4. Scroll to the bottom and select the Windows Gaming program (in the System section).
    5. Join the program.
    6. Follow the instructions in the previous post, skipping any steps you’ve already completed above.

If you see any problems downloading or installing the game, or if important functionality like game saving isn’t working, please be sure to use the Feedback Hub to tell Microsoft.

Linux Files inside of File Explorer

Microsoft added the ability for users to access Linux files in a WSL distro from Windows. These files can be accessed through the command line, and also Windows apps, like File Explorer, VSCode, etc. can interact with these files. Access your files by navigating to \\wsl$\<distro_name>, or see a list of running distributions by navigating to \\wsl$. You can learn more about this here.

Screenshot of File Explorer showing Linux files.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • The new tamper protection setting in the Windows Security app protects your device by helping to prevent bad actors from tampering with the most important security settings. The setting is now on by default for Insider Preview builds.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox would not start on localized builds.
  • Microsoft has done some work to improve error reporting in Windows Sandbox. Now the error dialog includes the error code and a link to the Feedback Hub.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox was unexpectedly throwing an error due to referencing a deleted file under Windows.old.
  • Windows Sandbox now captures hotkeys in full screen.
  • Windows Sandbox now supports configuration files! These files allow users to configure some aspects of the sandbox, such as vGPU, networking and shared folders. A blog post to explain this new feature will be available here.
  • Microsoft improved the capabilities of the wsl.exe command line interface, by adding new features such as importing and exporting distros and consolidating existing features from wslconfig.exe, such as listing distros and setting defaults.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where if the Magnifier was enabled and set to docked mode, a machine would crash and reboot on sign-in creating a boot loop.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in build unable to log into WinRE with an admin account in the last couple of flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where if you unpinned groups from Start, apps might end up thinking their tiles were still pinned.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in being unable to re-arrange pinned folders in Start’s tile grid.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the text explaining the Downloads section of Storage Sense had unexpected characters in it.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Settings would sometimes crash when opening “Advanced Display Settings” from Display Settings.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where after changing an app’s audio endpoint, it might no longer follow master volume changes.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to add a drive to the list of folders to exclude when setting up Enhanced Search in Settings.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue with the Settings header at certain window sizes where long names might be truncated in the middle, rather than wrapping properly.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue from the previous flight where right-clicking the desktop would bring up a light colored context menu in the dark theme.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue impacting Emoji Panel and Clipboard History reliability.
  • Microsoft has made another fix to address reports of devices getting stuck with “Hibernating…” text on the screen on resume from hibernate.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could cause Windows login to forget the last logged on user, and instead would display the sign-in prompt for the default user from the list after dismissing the lock screen.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where an issue where some of the Real-Time Protection options for Malwarebytes Premium are not able to be turned on.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in Internet Explorer’s menu bar not always appearing if enabled.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in CDPUserSVC using an unexpectedly large amount of CPU for prolonged periods of time.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in DWM crashing frequently for some Insiders on the previous flight.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain games recently going into a black screen/not responding state if their resolution was lower than 1920*1080 and the game entered fullscreen.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in certain games no longer rendering UI updates (appearing visually stuck) after using Alt + Tab to quickly switch away and back to the game.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in significant video and audio lag when projecting videos from certain devices on recent builds.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where turning off Location from the Action Center might take multiple clicks to react.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in single Unicode character insertion failing for IMEs, the touch keyboard, and the Emoji Panel in certain types of edit controls recently.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the left and right arrows on the touch keyboard inserting 4 and 6, respectively, in certain languages.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where newly installed apps might not show up in search results.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the Search pane becoming truncated if launched after rotating the device orientation from horizontal to vertical.
  • Microsoft fixed a high impact issue resulting in a decrease in Start reliability in the last couple of flights.
  • Microsoft fixed a recent issue where if you hid the search icon in the taskbar, a number of win32 apps would unexpectedly redraw when opening the Start menu.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in unexpected flickering if you used a pen or touch in certain win32 apps to launch a second instance of the app when in tablet mode.
  • Have a need to create a file that starts with a dot? File Explorer will now allow you to rename a file to be something like “.gitignore” – previously there would be an error siting that you needed to provide a name.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer potentially hanging when trying to rename, delete, or move MKV files in the previous flight.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders not being able to open Cortana when in Tablet Mode.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar blinking if an AC adapter was attached when the device had less than 20% battery.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar disappearing for a second when dismissing Start/Cortana/Search on a secondary monitor.
  • We’re updating the name of the “Windows Light” theme to now be “Windows (light)”.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where Cortana’s icon on secondary monitors wouldn’t update colors after switching between light and dark theme.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where when using light theme + small icons + a vertical taskbar orientation, text written on the taskbar would stay white and thus wouldn’t be readable.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in open apps not being shown on the taskbar (but being visible in Alt + Tab).
  • Microsoft fixed an issue resulting in greys having an unexpected slight pinkish/purple-ish tinge on some devices in recent flights.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that could result in DWM crashing after enabling high contrast.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue in Ease of Access’s Cursor and pointer settings, mouse pointer size, and color are now retained on upgrade. There is a remaining issue with mouse pointer showing white color instead of the selected color after signing out and signing back in.
  • When using the Magnifier with larger pointers, it pans smoothly as the pointers change shape.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where navigation mode on Orbit display could not be changed.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the Narrator paused unexpectedly when reading through a PDF.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where users were unable to join or switch between Winds Insider rings.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue where the Windows Security app may show an unknown status for the Virus & threat protection area, or not refresh properly.

 

As always you can read known features and full changelog hereWindows 10 Insiders in the Fast Ring can download the update by Checking for Updates in Settings.

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