Windows 10 password problems: Microsoft says it’s fixing bad ‘password amnesia’ bug

Microsoft says it has a workaround and is developing a fix for a bug in Windows 10 version 2004 that makes PCs forget the username and passwords for installed apps, including Outlook. 

Microsoft has posted a new support note about Outlook and other apps forgetting passwords after users installed Windows 10 version 2004, aka the May 2020 Update.

“After installing Windows 10 Version 2004 Build 19041.173 and related updates, you find that Outlook and other applications do not remember your password anymore,” Microsoft notes

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

That build was released in preview in April, and users have been complaining ever since about Windows 10 devices being unable to remember credentials after the upgrade. Microsoft points to a user complaint on its Answers forum from April

An owner of a Microsoft Surface Pro 5 said after upgrading to Windows 10 version 2004

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Best gifts for cooks: Tech gadgets for kitchen nerds

If we’ve learned anything from this pandemic, good food is good for the soul. This holiday season, treat your inner foodie to some professional-grade kitchen gadgets and tools so that you can make restaurant-quality meals in your own home.


Ultra-fast and super accurate, built for pros

If James Bond carried a cooking thermometer, it would probably the Thermapen MK4. Made in England, it is accurate within ±0.7 degrees F (±0.4 degrees C) and provides readings within two to three seconds. It has a backlit, auto-rotating display, with a motion sensor for wake mode and IP67 waterproof rating so you can wash it under the faucet, and it has a 3,000-hour battery life. If you do a barbecue or want to get that perfect reading on your steak, this is the thermometer to get.

More affordable option:


$99 at Amazon

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SK Telecom furthers Deutsche Telekom partnership to advance in-building 5G

SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have now entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture designed to provide innovations in 5G technology that will include advanced in-building 5G experiences and complete the development of an advanced 5G/LTE dual-mode repeater.

Each partner will hold 50% of the equity in the joint venture, to be based in Germany, in which the two companies will aim to develop advanced 5G in-building solutions and develop market opportunities starting with Europe. In the mid-to-long-term, they will also aim to evaluate opportunities to cooperate in the areas of augmented reality and virtual reality services, mobile edge computing (MEC) and the app market.

Putting forward the rationale for developing in-building solutions, the firms cited research showing that the global market for in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) is expected to be worth $10.33bn by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 10.1% between 2018 and 2023. Noting that

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British startup Hopin, which allows conference hosts to run gatherings online, raises $125M Series B co-led by IVP and Tiger Global at a $2B+ valuation (Ryan Browne/CNBC)


Ryan Browne / CNBC:

British startup Hopin, which allows conference hosts to run gatherings online, raises $125M Series B co-led by IVP and Tiger Global at a $2B+ valuation  —  – Britain’s Hopin announced Tuesday that it’s raised $125 million in a round of funding that values the firm at more than $2 billion.… Read More