Windows 10 2004: This is last preview before May general availability, says Microsoft

Microsoft has released what should be the final preview build of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka Windows 10 20H1/2004. 

Microsoft had thought Build 19041.207, released on April 16, would be the final build before it released the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to manufacturers and general users. Microsoft is expected to release it this month.

But now the new build 19041.208 is being released to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. 

“We made the decision to take in one more fix we felt was important to have before making the May 2020 Update generally available,” said Brandon LeBlanc, senior program manager for the Windows Insider Program

“We believe that Build 19041.208 is the new final build and still plan on continuing to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence.”

Microsoft has previously said

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How to easily move your photos from Facebook to Google Photos

Sharing isn’t easy. It’s difficult to move photos from one social network to another or storage. Now, Facebook and Google have made it simple to copy your Facebook photos to Google Photos. This is the first fruit of an open-source project, the Data Transfer Project, to make it much easier to trade photos and other data among the Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter platforms. 

The objective is to make it easier for you, the user, to control your data. Once completed, if you get sick and tired of Facebook, you can grab all your photos, messages, and files and transfer them to say Microsoft OneDrive.

When I say “your” data, I mean just that. When you transfer photos or videos, you can only copy over those that you’ve put on Facebook. With this new tool, you can’t transfer down images of yourself that others have posted. 


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5G on the ropes as Covid-19 set to land $51bn blow on global mobile services industry

A study from analyst Omdia has presented a bleak near-term future for the telecoms industry amid the Covid-19 crisis, with annual mobile services revenue forecast to drop by 4.1% at the end of this year, compared with the end of 2019.

Even though mobile services are part of critical infrastructure, they are not immune to the shock of the pandemic, said Omdia, and if its latest forecast is realised, it would mean that worldwide mobile communications services market revenue will total $749.7bn at the end of 2020, $51bn less than was predicted for the industry earlier this year. The final revenue for 2019 was $781.5bn.

“Mobile phone companies around the world are experiencing usage spikes as more countries encourage or enforce social distancing and work-from-home rules to slow the spread of Covid-19,” said Mike Roberts, research director at Omdia. “However, the spikes aren’t enough to overcome the impact of the

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