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Follow Winaero on Telegram

Follow Winaero on Telegram

I am happy to announce that Winaero content is now accessible via Telegram! If you are a user of Telegram Messenger, you might find it useful and convenient to read our articles and news there.

Beware: Meltdown/Spectre CPU Microcode Update Causes Reboots on All Intel Processors

Beware: Meltdown/Spectre CPU Microcode Update Causes Reboots on All Intel Processors

Recently, Intel released CPU microcode updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Later, it was discovered that the update was causing unexpected reboots on Broadwell and Haswell systems. Newer research from Intel shows that Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake-based platforms are all affected by the bugged update and spontaneously reboot.

Decorate your Windows 10 for Christmas and New Year

Decorate your Windows 10 for Christmas and New Year

It's right time to decorate your Windows 10 Desktop for celebration of Christmas and the upcoming New Year. Most people decorate their houses with a Christmas Tree, illuminated sleighs, snowmen, and other figures. If you also want to get your PC in the Christmas celebration, we have a set of very special goodies for you.

Microsoft is bringing HoloLens to 29 new markets

Microsoft is bringing HoloLens to 29 new markets

A new blog post by Microsoft reveals that the Redmond software giant is bringing HoloLens to  29 additional markets starting today. That means HoloLens is now available in 39 markets, up from the 10 markets it was available in. The product continues to be targeted at developers and businesses.

Winaero goes HTTPS

Winaero goes HTTPS

Here is good news for all Winaero readers. Finally, I have switched the website to https. Here are some details.

The list of Twitter hotkeys (Web Site Keyboard Shortcuts)

The list of Twitter hotkeys (Web Site Keyboard Shortcuts)

Twitter is a very popular social network which almost everyone uses these days. It needs no introduction. If you are posting tweets using its website from your PC, you might be interested in learning its hotkeys. Learning Twitter hotkeys will save your time and speed up your posting.

Microsoft to hold a Windows Cloud-focused event in May 2017

Microsoft to hold a Windows Cloud-focused event in May 2017

Microsoft was expected to hold a Surface-centered event this April: originally, rumors suggested that we may see the mysterious Surface Phone for the first time, but later that plan was abandoned; the event should've been a place where Microsoft was going to announce new Surface tablets and notebooks. But it seems like this plan has changed too. Microsoft still hasn't said anything about it to the press, but thanks to the new report from ZDnet we now know, that the company will hold a different event about Windows 10 Cloud a few days before Build 2017 starts in early May. New Surface devices may still appear though.

The List of Special Character ALT Codes

The List of Special Character ALT Codes

As you may already know, you can type extra characters from the Unicode standard which are not present on the keyboard. Almost all apps today support special characters which can be entered with the ALT key and some special combination of digits. Using the proper ALT key sequence, you can type the trademark symbol, the degree symbol, the copyright sign, various currency icons and so on. Here is the list of the most commonly required characters and their ALT codes.