WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) – The Washington National Cathedral removed Confederate flags from Civil War-themed stained glass windows, the church said.
Kevin Eckstrom, the cathedral’s chief communications officer, said this week two small pieces of glass, each depicting the Confederate battle flags, were replaced several weeks ago by panes of glass in a solid red or blue color.
Last night Microsoft released KB 3194496, the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607. Those who are able to install it find that their build number (type winver in the Cortana search box) stands at 14393.222.
AT LEAST 42 National Health Service (NHS) trusts in the UK still run Microsoft’s now-defunct Windows XP operating system.
Motherboard filed Freedom of Information requests with more than 70 NHS hospital trusts asking how many Windows XP machines they use. 48 replied within the allotted time, and a whopping 42 of them admitted that they still use the operating system that reached end-of-life status in April 2014.
I’m writing this paragraph in Word for Windows on Windows 10. The process is as smooth as you’d expect on PC hardware built for Windows, with no hesitation or freezing, and all the features are enabled. But I’m not using a Windows PC; I’m using a three-year-old MacBook Air. And I haven’t had to give over the Air entirely to Windows. Instead, I’m running Windows 10 and its apps concurrently with the brand-new macOS Sierra. For instance, the Windows version of Word is running in its own window, right alongside open Mac apps, including Apple Mail and Safari.
Among the new features that Microsoft rolled out with last month’s Anniversary Update to Windows 10 is an app called Quick Assist — a remote-access tool that is especially designed to work with Windows 10 systems. As you likely know, remote-access applications allow two computers to connect over the internet so that a person at one of them can remotely control the other. In this way, the person controlling the computer remotely can diagnose or fix a problem with it — for example, by running an anti-malware program or uninstalling a troublesome hardware driver.
Despite notable advancements in speech-recognition technology and voice input, and the popularity of tablets, the humble PC continues to be the workhorse device of choice for many workers around the world. And whether you’re an office-bound professional slouched behind a desktop PC, or a globetrotting executives armed with the latest ultrabook, the “physical” hardware keyboard continues to play a crucial role in productivity.