Was Your iPhone X Built Illegally By Teens Working Overtime At Foxconn?

Apple and its supplier Foxconn allegedly employed teenaged Chinese students to assemble the iPhone X for up to 11 hours a day, according to a report Tuesday by the Financial Times.

The revelation comes after numerous reports pointed to production issues causing delays for the iPhone X. Apple released the newest iPhone on Nov. 3 and has been ramping up production of the device to meet consumers’ demands this holiday season.

Six high school students, ranging from ages 17 to 19, said they worked 11-hour days to assemble the iPhone X at a factory in Zhengzhou, China, according to the report. The long hours are considered illegal overtime for student interns in China.

The students that spoke out were part of a group of 3,000 from the Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School. They were sent to work at the factory run by Foxconn Technology Group, an Apple supplier, in September. The students were reportedly told that their three-month time at the facility was required “work experience” that was needed for them to graduate.

“We are being forced by our school to work here,” an 18-year-old student who assembled up to 1,200 iPhone X cameras per day told the Financial Times. “The work has nothing to do with our studies.”

Apple admitted it found “instances of student interns working overtime at a supplier facility in China”, and said “we’ve confirmed the students worked voluntarily, were compensated and provided benefits, but they should not have been allowed to work overtime,” according to the report. While Apple has a 60-hour workweek limit for suppliers, with at least one rest day every week, the students were supposed to have a 40-hour cap.

Meanwhile, Foxconn said that “all work was voluntary and compensated appropriately, [but] the interns did work overtime in violation of our policy,” which prohibits student interns from working more than 40 hours a week.

Apple and Foxconn said they were taking remedial action.

The supplier said the internship program was “carried out in co-operation with local governments and a number of vocational schools in China.” The facility usually hires students annually for the months before iPhone launches and during the holidays. The additional students boost the factory’s employee numbers from 100,000 to 300,000, building up to 200,000 iPhones a day. However, with the launch of the iPhone X, there was bigger need for seasonal employees.

Apple released three iPhones this year, the iPhone 8, iPhone Plus and the iPhone X. The smartphone comes with a TrueDepth camera system that supports the iPhone X’s main feature, the Face ID, as well as Animoji. The 64GB iPhone X version is priced at $999, while the 256GB model has a $1,149 starting price. With the release of the iPhone X, Apple is predicting a strong holiday season. The company said a few weeks ago during its latest earnings call that it expects the fiscal 2018 first quarter to be its biggest quarter yet.

This isn’t the first time Apple is under fire over labor. In 2012, another report by the New York Times also detailed poor work conditions at factories overseas, which included explosions at the facilities that make iPhones and iPads. At the time Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an internal note: “We will continue to dig deeper, and we will undoubtedly find more issues. What we will not do — and never have done — is stand still or turn a blind eye to problems in our supply chain. On this you have my word.”

In 2014, a BBC documentary showed poor work conditions in a Pegatron factory near Shanghai. At the time Cook and senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams said in an internal email they were “deeply offended by the suggestion that Apple would break a promise to the workers in our supply chain or mislead our customers in any way.”

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Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers were accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers. No Social Security numbers, credit card details, trip location info or other data were taken, Uber said.

At the time of the incident, Uber was negotiating with U.S. regulators investigating separate claims of privacy violations. Uber now says it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken. Instead, the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. Uber said it believes the information was never used but declined to disclose the identities of the attackers.

“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over as chief executive officer in September, said in an emailed statement. “We are changing the way we do business.”

Hackers have successfully infiltrated numerous companies in recent years. The Uber breach, while large, is dwarfed by those at Yahoo, MySpace, Target Corp., Anthem Inc. and Equifax Inc. What’s more alarming are the extreme measures Uber took to hide the attack. The breach is the latest explosive scandal Khosrowshahi inherits from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick.

Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder and former CEO, learned of the hack in November 2016, a month after it took place, the company said. Uber had just settled a lawsuit with the New York attorney general over data security disclosures and was in the process of negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission over the handling of consumer data. Kalanick declined to comment on the hack.

Sullivan spearheaded the response to the hack last year, a spokesman told Bloomberg. Sullivan, a onetime federal prosecutor who joined Uber in 2015 from Facebook Inc., has been at the center of much of the decision-making that has come back to bite Uber this year. Bloomberg reported last month that the board commissioned an investigation into the activities of Sullivan’s security team. This project, conducted by an outside law firm, discovered the hack and the ensuing cover-up, Uber said.

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Here’s how the hack went down: Two attackers accessed a private GitHub coding site used by Uber software engineers and then used login credentials they obtained there to access data stored on an Amazon Web Services account that handled computing tasks for the company. From there, the hackers discovered an archive of rider and driver information. Later, they emailed Uber asking for money, according to the company.

A patchwork of state and federal laws require companies to alert people and government agencies when sensitive data breaches occur. Uber said it was obligated to report the hack of driver’s license information and failed to do so.

“At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized access by the individuals.,” Khosrowshahi said. “We also implemented security measures to restrict access to and strengthen controls on our cloud-based storage accounts.”

Uber has earned a reputation for flouting regulations in areas where it has operated since its founding in 2009. The U.S. has opened at least five criminal probes into possible bribes, illicit software, questionable pricing schemes and theft of a competitor’s intellectual property, people familiar with the matters have said. The San Francisco-based company also faces dozens of civil suits. London and other governments have taken steps toward banning the service, citing what they say is reckless behavior by Uber.

In January 2016, the New York attorney general fined Uber $20,000 for failing to promptly disclose an earlier data breach in 2014. After last year’s cyberattack, the company was negotiating with the FTC on a privacy settlement even as it haggled with the hackers on containing the breach, Uber said. The company finally agreed to the FTC settlement three months ago, without admitting wrongdoing and before telling the agency about last year’s attack.

The new CEO said his goal is to change Uber’s ways. Uber said it informed New York’s attorney general and the FTC about the October 2016 hack for the first time on Tuesday. Khosrowshahi asked for the resignation of Sullivan and fired Craig Clark, a senior lawyer who reported to Sullivan. The men didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

The company said its investigation found that Salle Yoo, the outgoing chief legal officer who has been scrutinized for her responses to other matters, hadn’t been told about the incident. Her replacement, Tony West, will start at Uber on Wednesday and has been briefed on the cyberattack.

Kalanick was ousted as CEO in June under pressure from investors, who said he put the company at legal risk. He remains on the board and recently filled two seats he controlled.

“While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes,” Khosrowshahi said in the emailed statement.

Uber said it has hired Matt Olsen, a former general counsel at the National Security Agency and director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as an adviser. He will help the company restructure its security teams. Uber hired Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm owned by FireEye Inc., to investigate the hack.

The company plans to release a statement to customers saying it has seen “no evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident.” Uber said it will provide drivers whose licenses were compromised with free credit protection monitoring and identity theft protection.

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REVIEW: Microsoft’s newest laptop is a powerful alternative to any of Apple’s MacBooks or iPads


Microsoft Surface Book 2Testing out the Surface Book 2.Caroline

Microsoft’s original Surface Book was my favorite computer.

It may have been the company’s first-ever laptop, but when I tested it last year a few months after it debuted, I immediately liked it better than any of Apple’s MacBooks that I’d ever used.

I now have a new favorite computer, and it’s the successor to my old favorite — it’s Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2. I’ve been testing one since Monday, and I’m already ready ready to declare that it now is probably the best computer I’ve ever used.

The new device, which goes on sale Thursday with a starting price of $1,499, has a better screen and offers longer battery life than the original. Its hardware is more powerful, and its design is a little more refined.

You can get the new Surface Book with a 15-inch display as well as with the 13.5-inch screen of the original. As you could with the first Surface Book, you can separate the screen of the Surface Book 2 from its keyboard and use it as a full-blown tablet, making the device a great alternative to an iPad or an Android tablet.

All told, the changes from the first Surface Book to the Surface Book 2 are evolutionary, not revolutionary. But, hey, sometimes there’s no improving on a classic. And even without any big changes, it’s still a better alternative than a MacBook Pro or an iPad Pro. 

When I tested the Surface Book last year, I liked it so much I wanted to give it a hug. I have the same feeling about the Surface Book 2. Oh yeah, it’s that good.

Here’s what you need to know about the Surface Book 2 and why I like it so much:

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First and foremost, the thing to know about the Surface Book 2 is it’s laptop.

First and foremost, the thing to know about the Surface Book 2 is it's laptop.

Me with the Surface Book 2.Caroline Cakebread/Business Insider

That may seem obvious, but it’s important to distinguish the Surface Book 2 from Microsoft’s flagship Surface Pro, which is a tablet that can be used like a laptop, but has trouble actually staying on your lap.

Design-wise, the Surface Book 2 is all business, with a squared-off metal look.

Design-wise, the Surface Book 2 is all business, with a squared-off metal look.

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It doesn’t look all that different from the original Surface Book.

It doesn't look all that different from the original Surface Book.

The original Surface Book.Melia Robinson/Business Insider

Could you tell the difference? Me either.

Still, I really, really loved the original Surface Book, so the fact that the new one looks like it isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

There is one noticeable difference if you put the old and new side-by-side.

There is one noticeable difference if you put the old and new side-by-side.

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You can get the Surface Book 2 with a bigger screen. Microsoft is offering the new device with a 15-inch display. You can can also get it with a 13.5-inch screen, the same size that was in the original.

The company has also upgraded the screen. On the Surface Book 2’s display, colors are clear and crisp. It’s ideal for viewing photos, watching videos, or playing games.

The Surface Book 2 is a premium device.

The Surface Book 2 is a premium device.

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It has premium specs — and a premium price. The Surface Book 2 starts at $1,499 for the base 13.5-inch model. But the fully tricked-out 15-inch version I tested costs a whopping $3,299.

Of course you get a highly capable machine for that. I didn’t get a chance to test this, but the Surface Book 2 I used is supposed to be powerful enough to support at least some virtual reality headsets.

As a laptop, it’s pretty great.

As a laptop, it's pretty great.

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The keyboard is comfortable, and the trackpad is almost as responsive as those on Apple’s MacBook.

But its headline feature is its ability to turn into a tablet.

But its headline feature is its ability to turn into a tablet.

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Click a button, and POW, the screen separates from the keyboard. Just like with the original Surface Book, you can use the new device’s display by itself.

But this feature works a little bit better on the new device. The hinge on the new model seems just a little sturdier than that on the original, and the screen is a smidge faster to detach.

It’s crazy!

It's crazy!

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That gives you three main ways to use the Surface Book 2. Like a regular laptop …

That gives you three main ways to use the Surface Book 2. Like a regular laptop ...

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As a surprisingly lightweight and quiet tablet …

As a surprisingly lightweight and quiet tablet ...

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The tablet mode is a nice perk, but it’s not the main reason to get a Surface Book 2. If you don’t already use a tablet in your daily routine, I’m not sure the Surface Book 2 will change your habits.

But if you need a scratchpad for notes, or if you’re in the middle of reading a really long article, that ability to turn it into a tablet can be useful.

Something that is kind of a bummer, though, is that the Surface Book 2 doesn’t come with the Surface Pen stylus that I’m using here, which can be helpful when you’re using the device as a tablet. You’ll have to spend another $99 to get a Surface Pen if you don’t already have one sitting around.

… or in a hybrid mode, with the screen folded back on itself.

... or in a hybrid mode, with the screen folded back on itself.

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The advantage to folding back the keyboard rather than detaching it is that it has an extra battery. Microsoft says that the tablet portion by itself will last five hours on a charge if what you are doing with it is streaming video through its Edge web browser. With the screen and keyboard connected, the whole system will last about 17 hours under the same conditions, according to the company.

Those numbers seem inflated, based on my experience. In my tests, the whole system together got around 7 hours of battery life. But I wasn’t just streaming videos in Edge, either. Instead, I was running Google’s Chrome browser — a notorious battery hog — with lots of tabs open, and I played some games on it.

Your mileage will vary depending on how you use the Surface Book 2. But if you actually get 17 hours of use out of the device, please let me know how you did it.

On higher-end versions of the Surface Book 2 — those with Intel’s i7 chip — you have another reason to keep the keyboard attached. It houses those models’ dedicated graphics chip.

The Surface Book 2 runs Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.

The Surface Book 2 runs Windows 10, Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system.

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That means that even if you’re using the Surface Book as a tablet, you can still run full Windows programs. Microsoft has done a lot of good work making Windows 10 work equally well whether you’re using it with a touchscreen tablet or with a traditional laptop.

It was powerful enough to play modern games like “Cuphead.”

It was powerful enough to play modern games like "Cuphead."

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And it even did a decent job of running the visually-stunning “Forza Motorsport 7.”

And it even did a decent job of running the visually-stunning "Forza Motorsport 7."

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Unfortunately, the Surface Book 2 didn’t improve my driving. As you can see, I’m about to go off the road in this screenshot.

The Surface Book 2 comes with plenty of ports.

The Surface Book 2 comes with plenty of ports.

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It has two full-size USB ports, one of the newer, smaller USB-C ports, and an SD card slot, as well as a Surface charging port.

USB-C is a rising standard in tech. It’s reversible, meaning there’s no wrong way to plug it in, which is a big plus over standard USB. The Surface Book 2’s USB-C port is designed to allow you to plug in accessories such as monitors or projectors.

According to Microsoft, you can also use the Surface Book 2’s USB-C port to charge the device. But it will do so very slowly.

And it’s better than the competition, whether Apple’s MacBooks …

And it's better than the competition, whether Apple's MacBooks ...

Apple’s MacBook Pro with a touch bar.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

While the Surface Book 2 is a tablet and a laptop all in one, Apple’s MacBooks are just laptops. They don’t have touchscreens and their displays can’t be separated from their keyboards.

The closest Apple has come to offering a touchscreen in its notebooks is the touch-sensitive bar it places above the keyboard on some models of the MacBook Pro.

… or its iPad Pros.

... or its iPad Pros.

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The iPad Pro is great, but you’re limited to the apps you’ll find in Apple’s App Store. The Surface Book 2 is both more powerful and offers a wider range of software.

But the Surface Book 2 has a few drawbacks — most notably its size and weight.

But the Surface Book 2 has a few drawbacks — most notably its size and weight.

Caroline Cakebread/Business Insider

The Surface Book 2 is kind of thick. That’s a pretty standard-sized coffee cup, for reference.

It’s also pretty hefty. At 4.2 pounds, it’s significantly heavier than both the MacBook Pro, which weighs in at 3.02 pounds, and the iPad Pro, which weighs just 1.05-pounds.

Those are the Surface Book 2’s biggest shortcomings. If you want something thin and light, it’s not for you.

It also has one annoying design feature.

It also has one annoying design feature.

Caroline Cakebread/Business Insider

The magnets the Surface Book 2 uses to stay shut are positioned such that my metal watch band sometimes catches on them as I type.

Obviously, not everyone will have this problem. But for me, it was annoying.

It’s also pretty pricey, so you may want to look at another Surface device.

It's also pretty pricey, so you may want to look at another Surface device.

The Surface Laptop.Melia Robinson/Business Insider

If the Surface Book 2 is out of your price range, take a look at the Surface Laptop, which is a student-targeted computer that balances power and portability.

At $999, the Laptop’s base price is $500 less than the Surface Book 2. It’s also slimmer and lighter, but it’s built with the same attention to detail.

But overall, I love the Surface Book 2.

But overall, I love the Surface Book 2.

Caroline Cakebread/Business Insider

It’s pricey, sure. But it’s also both a powerhouse and a joy to use. To quote the great sage Ferris Bueller, once again: If you have the means, I highly recommend it.


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Dear Google: Integrate Android and Chrome OS, or stop making $1,000 Chromebooks

By Luke Larsen — Posted on November 13, 2017 11:23 am


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We weren’t there in the meetings where Chromebooks were green-lit, but we can imagine they started as a bit of an experiment. The first ones were around $400, made of plastic, and ran nothing except the Chrome browser. With these limitations in place, Chromebooks began to find an audience. Owners realized they didn’t need to spend over a thousand dollars to write emails and watch Netflix – and they loved it.

Google has stitched Android and Chrome OS together with scissors, glue, and tape.

Now, six years later, Google has introduced the Pixelbook. It’s a beautiful 2-in-1 that seems confused about why it exists. On the outside, it’s a product that screams “MacBook competitor,” accompanied by a $1,000 price point and snazzy design pulled from the Pixel smartphones.

The Pixelbook isn’t targeting the same audience other Chromebooks are. Like Apple and Microsoft, Google wants people to buy the Pixelbook not just because they need a computer, but because they want a Google product. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, that same mindset led to the iPhone and the Surface Pro, devices that altered the future of computing.

Unfortunately, the Pixelbook is not as revolutionary.

The messy mash-up

Before the Pixelbook’s announcement, we were sure the next laptop made by Google would integrate Android and Chrome OS. The company had already added access to the Google Play Store to many Chromebooks, so it seems a natural evolution. After the success of the Pixel smartphones, we thought Google’s next device would be a mainstream 2-in-1 laptop that everyone would want. Google was even rumored to be developing a new operating system to handle the form factor of the Pixelbook.

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However, it only takes a few minutes of using the Pixelbook to realize the problem inherent in its existence. With the Pixelbook, Google has stitched Android and Chrome OS together with scissors, glue, and tape, instead of weaving them together as a single fabric. Running Android apps on the Pixelbook feels akin to running an illegal NES ROM in an emulator. Some of the apps are full of glitches and sizing issues, some of which are leftovers from the Android tablet days. You need only look down at your taskbar and see duplicates of the same app — one from the Play Store, and one from the Chrome Web Store — to see the problem.

Google Assistant and the Pixelbook Pen make the problem worse, not better. They highlight the messy melding of the two operating systems, and make the user experience downright confusing. It’s hard to predict what’ll happen when you touch the screen with the Pen, or summon Google Assistant. The response can depend on what you’re using, and doesn’t inspire the confidence. The Chrome browser doesn’t work well with the pen, but Android apps usually do. With Assistant, though, it’s Android apps that see the cold shoulder, while the Pen is often trouble-free. When a manufacturer makes both the hardware and the software, it’s fair to expect a certain amount of integration – and that’s what the Pixelbook lacks.

Google, pick a direction – and stick with it

Rumor have circulated about a new Google operating system, code-named Andromeda, that’s meant to combine Android and Chrome OS together. It was said to be scheduled for release in 2017. It’s not hard to imagine Google preparing Andromeda to be released with the Pixelbook, only to squash it altogether, as reports indicated earlier this summer.

Now, the rumors have changed, and suggest Google’s working on a new operating system known internally as Fuchsia. Nothing is official yet, but we do know it ditches the Linux-microkernel that Chrome OS is based on in favor of a new, homebrewed microkernel called Magenta. According to Google documentation, Magenta is made for “modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors, non-trivial amounts of RAM, with arbitrary peripherals doing open-ended computation.”

Whatever Fuchsia’s capabilities, Google must decide the type of company it wants to be. If it wants to continue as the open-source, affordable alternative to Apple and Microsoft, it should stop trying to sell $1,000 Chromebooks. If it wants to be a serious competitor in the laptop and 2-in-1 space, it’s time for the company to build a decisive, fully-baked solution to the awkward gap between Android and Chrome OS.

Until then, the Pixelbook – and all other premium Chromebooks – will feel like prototypes shoved out the door too soon.

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Microsoft And LinkedIn Just Made Resume Writing A Lot Less Tedious With ‘Resume Assistant’ For Word

Every job search begins with a necessary evil: crafting the perfect resume. Well, maybe not perfect, but at least decent. Either way, figuring out what to put in and where can be quite difficult. There’s simply too much information that must be condensed in a single blank page.

Thankfully, Microsoft is making it a little less painful.

Introducing Resume Assistant For Microsoft Word

The company’s acquisition of LinkedIn has finally borne fruit in the form of “Resume Assistant,” a new feature coming to Microsoft Word that’ll help users type up a suitable resume.

It will automatically detect when a person is creating one and begins offering suggestions or tips on how to make the resume better. Tips and suggestions will come from LinkedIn, of course, which is perfect since it boasts a vast network of job openings and resumes.

The assistant will even let users see how others describe themselves. What’s more, it’ll also indicate which skills and strengths most employers are looking for in an applicant.

The assistant will also show job openings that match the user’s resume directly from within Word, which puts them in contact with recruiters and employers.

“With this integration, you’ll get the inspiration and resources to craft a compelling resume directly within Microsoft Word, and you’ll see relevant job opportunities on LinkedIn that are personalized for you,” LinkedIn said in a blog post.

How It Works

Starting is easy. After inputting the desired role and industry, LinkedIn will pull insights from millions of member profiles to show how professionals with similar roles in that field describe the work they do. In addition, Resume Assistant will also show which skill sets they have, at which point users would be able to promptly add those skills to their resume.

Resume Assistant Rollout

Resume Assistant will be rolling out to Office 365 Insiders beginning this week and will become available to non-Insiders “in the coming months.” It will first roll out to users living in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, UK, and the United States.

“Microsoft and LinkedIn are committed to empowering professionals — both in their current jobs and over the course of their career — with innovative new tools that bring together the world’s largest professional cloud with the world’s largest professional network,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

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Microsoft brings muted tabs, quick sharing in new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

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We’ve all had it happen to us: You’ve got about 20 tabs open in your internet browser, and one of them begins to play the sound of an obnoxious video.

The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build brings a number of helpful fixes, including the ability to mute individual tabs in Microsoft Edge, as well as something called “Near Share.” As detailed in the official Windows Blog, Build 17035 also makes a long list of tweaks to things like settings, keyboards, and the Start menu.

With the rising profile of video content on the web, it’s more important than ever to have the ability to mute particular tabs in your browser. To perform the function, just right click on the problem tab (hint: it’s probably the one with a volume symbol next to the title). From there, just skip down to Mute tab and give it a click. It’s a feature that’s been in Safari and Chrome for a while, so it’s good to see Microsoft bring it to Edge.

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The other (somewhat) significant update to Windows 10 is the aforementioned “Near Share.” This one is a bit more complicated — and will only work if both your computer and the computer your sharing with have Bluetooth support (of course, both computers will also need to have the newest build installed). Near Share is essentially a new “quick action” that lets you quickly share something on your screen with another person without having to exit out of the application.

To use it, you’ve got to first have the quick actions setting turned on — it can be found in Notifications & Actions in the Settings menu. From there, you’ll find the Share icon in a number of first-party Microsoft apps, including Edge, Photos, and File Explorer.

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Other small tweaks worth mentioning include an update to typing in Japanese, the addition of text suggestion on hardware keyboards, and Sound setting getting moved from Control Panel to the new Settings menu.

Windows 10 gets two big updates each year: the Creators Update in the spring and Fall Creators Update in the fall. The Fall Creators Update from the this past fall included a shift in design called the “Fluent Design System,” as well as updates to how your smartphone relates to your Windows PC. But in between the big releases, we get sneak peeks into what Microsoft is doing in the form of Inside Preview Builds, such as the one described above. Although anyone can become an “Insider,” this is beta software that comes with its own risks at installation.

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