Microsoft makes passwords optional for personal accounts

Microsoft has been pushing password-less experiences since 2015 when the company introduced Windows 10. The company offers Windows Hello as a better, more secure way to sign in into Windows, apps, and accounts. Also, Microsoft continuously tries to encourage users to opt for its Authenticator app for improved security. The main pitch is that regular passwords are insecure in the modern world and too easy to crack using various techniques. Also, many people tend to use a single password for many accounts, which further increases the risks of identity theft and data loss. Microsoft Authenticator and Windows Hello are safer, more reliable, and plain less annoying.

Windows is now blocking potentially unwanted apps by default

Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 2004, introduced a new potentially unwanted app protection in Microsoft Defender. Microsoft kept that setting off by default, allowing users to decide whether to use it or not. Now Microsoft announced that it is enabling potentially unwanted app protection for Windows 10, Windows 11, and Microsoft Edge users.

Windows 11 is already installed on 1% of all devices

AdDuplex has published a new stats regarding the usage share of various versions of Windows, which now also includes data on insider builds of Windows 11. Keep in mind that AdDuplex collects that data from 5000 applications using the AdDuplex SDK, so take it with a grain of salt. The actual numbers are probably slightly different, but the monthly reports from AdDuplex are the only data source to track the market share of Windows versions.

Microsoft announced Windows 365 – a Cloud PC streaming service

Microsoft today announced the Windows 365 cloud service at the Inspire conference. It will allow business customers to create Cloud PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11 (after its release). There, they can stream the OS to any device. In turn, users will be able to install any applications and features on Windows in the cloud and use them from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Windows Movie Maker: How to Use It to Edit Video Easily

Editing a video can be a need of any hour these days. People hunt for the best way to get the task done and end up possessing the tools that they shouldn’t have. We are here going to acquaint you if you aren’t with Windows Movie Maker. It is a built-in video editor for Windows7/8. There are lots of users who are happy with this and have created their impressive projects.

Enable Delete Confirmation in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when the user is deleting a file or a folder, there is no confirmation prompt appearing on the screen. Instead, the File Explorer app directly sends the selected objects to the Recycle Bin. If you are not happy with this behavior, you can change it. Here is how it can be done.