Windows 10 2004: This new build brings a monster list of fixes

After last week’s epic list of fixes for Windows 10 20H2, Microsoft has released an equally massive roster of fixes for Windows 10 version 2004. 

The cumulative non-security preview update KB4571744 arrived a little later than expected and bumps up Windows 10 version 2004 to build number 19041.488. 

Microsoft lists 72 bullet points describing bug fixes and quality improvements arriving to Windows 10 version 2004. Users who don’t install the preview update will get the improvements in next week’s mandatory Patch Tuesday security update. 

SEE: Cheat sheet: Windows 10 PowerToys (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

This preview update addresses some of the same issues fixed in the update for 20H2, such as ActiveX content not loading, a blurry sign in screen, and an issue with Start menu apps and tiles in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. 

Other fixes address apps with custom content malfunctioning, missing fonts, a bug preventing users from

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The best cheap laptops for $350 or less in 2020


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Not everyone wants to pay thousands of dollars for a new laptop.

Some are happy with cheap and cheerful systems that just get the job done without bells and whistles or fancy branding. Here are a handful of Windows 10 laptops, all priced under $320, and are perfect for most day-to-day tasks.

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Great all-rounder

ASUS VivoBook 15.6-inch

A cheap and cheerful workhorse which is deal for back-to-school because it is fully compatible with Google Classroom.

  • 15.6-inch FHD display with NanoEdge bezel display allowing for an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio
  • AMD R3-3200U processor
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM 
  • 128GB M.2 SSD storage
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode
  • Fingerprint reader


$299 at Walmart


Rugged enough for students

Dell Chromebook 11 3100

This is a Chromebook designed to last. It’s been rigorously tested to the MIL-STD standards, and it can survive 5,000 free-fall drops and 30-inch micro

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Verizon advances 5G network security

Communications giant Verizon has revealed that a series of trials carried out by its network security engineers have proven successful in protecting its 5G infrastructure against security threats and in advancing security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Verizon’s 5G network.

Even as it noted that the advent of 5G wireless communications constitutes a new era of network connectivity that will revolutionise many aspects of commerce and our personal lives, the operator said that along with new technology comes the need for new security measures.

“As the design and deployment of networks becomes more complicated and the capabilities of networks allow for much more robust systems, securing those networks is the highest priority,” said Srini Kalapala, vice-president of network planning for Verizon. 

“Not only has our network team built our 5G network with industry-leading security, but our team is anticipating and planning for future security issues

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it will investigate competition between Google and Apple's app stores and how they use and share data (Tegan Jones/Gizmodo Australia)


Tegan Jones / Gizmodo Australia:

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it will investigate competition between Google and Apple’s app stores and how they use and share data  —  Two teenagers are posing with their Samsung Galaxy S4 (left) and iPhone 4 smartphones.  —  Apple and Google have been copping quite … … Read More