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Windows 10 is a constant work in progress—Microsoft ditched the practice of pushing out monolithic upgrades and instead committed to releasing two major feature upgrades each year (and of course it maintains month security patches on the second Tuesday of every month, known as Patch Tuesday). One of the features that is headed to a future build of Windows 10 is the ability to uninstall a handful of native apps. Well, sort of. This is currently being tested in the Windows Insider program as part of the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 release, which is the first of two major updates scheduled for this year. As currently being tested, Microsoft's native Paint, Notepad, and WordPard programs are optional... Read more...
Back in December, Microsoft came under fire for what many called "deceptive" ads within its Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 that promoted Outlook for smartphones. Users took issue not only with the fact that they were seeing ads in a product that they had already paid for -- Windows 10 -- and the fact that there was no way to remove them. Today, we're learning that Microsoft's penchant for ads is switching to focus on an unloved and relatively obscure member of the apps included by default with Windows 10: WordPad. WordPad lives within this kind of weird "no man's land" between the no frills plain text editor that is Notepad, and a more full-featured document processor like Microsoft... Read more...