BetaNews: Windows 10’s Mail app is deleting Gmail users’ emails

BetaNews: Windows 10’s Mail app is deleting Gmail users’ emails. “The bug causes sent emails to be deleted, meaning there is no way to check past correspondence. While numerous people have used Microsoft Answers to report the issue, Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the problem. There are, however, a couple of workarounds you can try if you are affected.”

The Register: Wailing Wednesday follows Patch Tuesday as versions of Windows 10 stop playing nicely with plugged-in printers

The Register: Wailing Wednesday follows Patch Tuesday as versions of Windows 10 stop playing nicely with plugged-in printers . “Windows 10 users woke up to borked printers following the monthly Microsoft bugfix party, Patch Tuesday. The issues appear connected to KB4557957 and KB4560960 for Windows 10 2004 and 1903/1909 respectively.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server. “Earlier this week, Microsoft inadvertently released details of a critical vulnerability in the SMBv3 protocol in Windows 10 and Windows Server. While there was no fix available at the time, the company did provide suggestions about how to mitigate against attacks. With the information out in the wild, Microsoft was under pressure to get a patch released to customers — and now it has managed to produce such a fix.”

BetaNews: Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems

BetaNews: Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems. “Problematic updates for Windows 10 have become pretty common these days, and now it has happened again. Microsoft released the KB4532695 update last week to address problems with Explorer which were introduced by the November 2019 Update. But this update has itself been found to cause issues, with users complaining of BSoDs, audio problems and more.”

Lifehacker: How to Unlock Microsoft’s Free Graphing Calculator in Windows 10

Lifehacker: How to Unlock Microsoft’s Free Graphing Calculator in Windows 10. “While your math teacher (or your kid’s math teacher) might not let them lug a laptop into their calculus class, I still think it’s awesome that Microsoft is finally giving the good ol’ Windows Calculator a boost of geekiness. If you thought ‘Scientific’ mode was fun, you haven’t seen anything yet—coming soon, to Windows 10, is a full-fledged graphing calculator.”

Ars Technica: Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github

Ars Technica: Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github. “Less than a day after Microsoft disclosed one of the most critical Windows vulnerabilities ever, a security researcher has demonstrated how attackers can exploit it to cryptographically impersonate any website or server on the Internet.”

Bleeping Computer: Clop Ransomware Now Kills Windows 10 Apps and 3rd Party Tools

Bleeping Computer: Clop Ransomware Now Kills Windows 10 Apps and 3rd Party Tools. “The Clop Ransomware continues to evolve with a new and integrated process killer that targets some interesting processes belonging to Windows 10 apps, text editors, programming IDEs and languages, and office applications.”

BetaNews: Windows 7 users will still get updates to Microsoft Security Essentials when the OS is out of support

BetaNews: Windows 7 users will still get updates to Microsoft Security Essentials when the OS is out of support. “It’s now mere weeks until Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. When January 14, 2020 rolls around, the end date for support will have been reached, and Microsoft is keen for people to upgrade to Windows 10 to avoid having insecure computers that don’t receive updates. But not all security updates are being dropped. Having previously said that Microsoft Security Essentials would no longer receive updates when Windows 7 support ends, the company has indicated that updates will in fact continue to be released.”

BetaNews: You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free

BetaNews: You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free. “When Windows 10 first appeared, Microsoft made quite a fuss about that fact that while it was possible to upgrade for free, this was a time-limited offer. Many people rushed to upgrade because they felt the deadline was hanging over them like the sword of Damocles… but it seems that the deadline was not as pressing as Microsoft made out. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that more than five years after the launch of Windows 10, it is still possible to upgrade for free. So what’s going on?”

Neowin: Here’s what’s new in this month’s Patch Tuesday for Windows 7 and 8.1

Neowin: Here’s what’s new in this month’s Patch Tuesday for Windows 7 and 8.1. “It’s that time of the month again when every supported version of Windows gets an update with a bunch of fixes. This week, in addition to cumulative updates, we saw the release of the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. Windows 7 and 8.1 haven’t been forgotten just yet, and there’s a couple of updates for these older versions of the OS, too.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 still has problems with the Start menu and search even after the KB4522355 update

BetaNews: Windows 10 still has problems with the Start menu and search even after the KB4522355 update. “Last week Microsoft released KB4522355 proclaiming that it fixed issues with both the Start menu and search. Only it didn’t fix problems for everyone. Start menu problems remain, and some users are still unable to use the search facility.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Use vDOS to Run Old DOS Programs on Windows 10

Make Tech Easier: How to Use vDOS to Run Old DOS Programs on Windows 10. “If you’re feeling nostalgic for 8-bit games or need to run some old software, 32-bit Windows 10 doesn’t accommodate. Old DOS programs need a little extra to run on the newer, 64-bit version of Windows. You can use vDos to help you run old DOS software if you need to, although it isn’t a suitable option for gaming. Here’s how to use it.”