Samsung confirms issues with red tinted display on Galaxy S8 – works on update (0)
Posted at 21 April 2017 18:43 CEST

Owners of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 complain about a red-tinted display. The Korean electronics giant first asked users to correcting colour display settings but has now decided to release a software update to fix the issue.


Microsoft to add new features to Windows 10 each March and September (0)
Posted at 21 April 2017 18:25 CEST

Microsoft will release feature updates for Windows 10 twice a year, in March and September. The company hopes that a predictable roadmap makes it easier for enterprises to switch to its latest operating system.


Mozilla ends support for Firefox on Windows Vista and XP (0)
Posted at 20 April 2017 17:54 CEST

Mozilla has released Firefox 53 which marks the end of support for Windows XP and Vista and 32-bit versions of MacOS and Linux on systems with CPUs older than a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron CPU. Firefox users on Windows XP and Vista will be automatically updated to Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR).


Microsoft warns for new type of Java malware (0)
Posted at 20 April 2017 17:38 CEST

Microsoft warns for a new type of Java malware that uses new methods to circumvent antivirus software. The malware is distributed through emails with an .rar or zip file attached. Inside these files the actual malcious Java file resides. Most emails are written in Portuguese or English, and appear to contain notifications for billing, payment, pension, or other financial alerts.


DVDFab announces new device: DVDFab Movie Server (0)
Posted at 19 April 2017 18:24 CEST

DVFab today announced a new product called DVDFab Movie server. The device can be connected to the same home network (wireless or through a cable) as a computer running DVDFab 10 and then serve as a companion to manage and playback video content.


Hack makes it possible to run Windows 7 on Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen CPUs (0)
Posted at 19 April 2017 18:01 CEST

A developer has found a way to make the latest generation AMD and Intel CPUs run under Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft previously announced that the latest generation AMD and Intel CPUs such as Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen processors would only be officially supported in Windows 10.


Google warns Chrome users more than 250 million times per month for malicious websites (0)
Posted at 18 April 2017 18:02 CEST

Google warns its Chrome users more than 250 million times per month for websites that contain malware, deceptive phishing sites or other dangerous pages, according to the company on its blog. The browser uses to Google Safe Browsing to protect users.


Princeton University Researchers Produce Powerful Ad-Blocker (0)
Posted at 14 April 2017 23:55 CEST

A new type of ad-blocker has surfaced, designed by a team of researchers from Princeton and Stanford universities.  This is a unique solution that is very effective and passed tests on fifty sites that attempt to stop ad blockers, and managed to defeat Facebook ads that were previously immune to ad blocking techniques. Since US […]


Microsoft’s April security roll-up blocks Windows update in 7 & 8.1 for new CPUs (0)
Posted at 14 April 2017 01:19 CEST

Once the April security update or rull-up is installed, Windows will refuse to check for updates or install standalone updates. Instead it will periodically display a message saying that the processor is not supported.


Toshiba announces 8TB enterprise capacity SATA3 HDDs (0)
Posted at 13 April 2017 00:08 CEST

Its new 3.5″ SATA3 MG05 series is targeted at cloud services such as IoT, claiming increased throughput and rated life span over its previous MG04 series.


Microsoft patches actively targeted zero-day Word vulnerability (0)
Posted at 12 April 2017 01:05 CEST

A new previously undetected zero-day vulnerability in Word is actively being targeted by e-mail scanners, mainly affecting organisations in Australia. This exploit gives the infection a significant benefit over macro based infections.


Hackers Release ‘NSA Malware’ (0)
Posted at 10 April 2017 22:39 CEST

Shadow Brokers release alleged ‘NSA Malware’


Portugal Passes Legislation to Restrict DRM (0)
Posted at 10 April 2017 21:53 CEST

Since 2004, Portuguese citizens have not been allowed to circumvent DRM placed on creative works.  This is about to change, as legislation has been approved which restricts the use of DRM on any creative works in the public domain or produced by public entities.  This new bill will allow decryption and copying of other works […]


Windows 10 Creators Update first released to newer computers (0)
Posted at 31 March 2017 17:41 CEST

Microsoft will start to roll-out the Windows 10 Creators Update to newer computers first. The roll-out officially starts on the 11th of April but users who can’t wait can use the Windows Upgrade Assistant from the 5th of April to update to the Creators Update early.


Broadcom offers $18 billion for Toshiba’s NAND memory manufacturing division (0)
Posted at 31 March 2017 14:09 CEST

The American private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and chip manufacturer Broadcom have made a bid of about $17,8 billion on Toshiba’s NAND memory manufacturing division.


Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in ‘Microsoft Edition’ as well (0)
Posted at 30 March 2017 18:19 CEST

Microsoft today announced it will sell customized versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The software giant will sell the phones only in its brick and mortar stores in the United States. The phones come with customizations from Microsoft that are applied when the device is unboxed and connected to Wifi inside the store.


Toshiba’s shareholders agree to split of NAND division (0)
Posted at 30 March 2017 17:46 CEST

Toshiba’s shareholders have agreed to split-off the company’s NAND manufacturing division. The Japanese multinational wants to sell the division to cover for its nuclear division which filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday.


Microsoft officially announces Windows 10 Creators Update and Mixed Reality headsets (0)
Posted at 29 March 2017 18:23 CEST

Microsoft today officially announced that the Creators Update for Windows 10 will be gradually rolled out to users from the 11th of April. Yesterday a tool appeared online that allowed users to update before the official released but the company pulled it today.


Microsoft Security Essentials outperforms many paid antivirus scanners in latest AV-Test tests (0)
Posted at 29 March 2017 17:46 CEST

Microsoft Security Essentials impressed in the latest test of the well known German AV-Test. Microsoft’s free antivirus software performed better than many paid antivirus scanners and internet security suites.


Free tool allows upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update before official release (0)
Posted at 28 March 2017 18:20 CEST

Microsoft has made a tool available that allows users to update their computer to the Creators Update, the latest Windows 10 version that is expected to be officially released on the 11th of April.


Intel launches 3D XPoint powered Optane Memory caching drives for consumers (0)
Posted at 28 March 2017 17:52 CEST

After the launch of Optane SSDs for data centers, Intel has now launched its first Optane Memory for consumers. The drives are meant for caching and come in capacities of 16GB and 32GB which cost $44 and $77 respectively.


Irish Three customer gets €3880.72 bill for tethering its unlimited plan (0)
Posted at 27 March 2017 22:14 CEST

A Three Ireland customer who tried to tether its unlimited data plan with a laptop got hit with a hefty €3880.72 bill. Three would only reduce it by 50% as a good-will gesture.


Microsoft sued for data loss and damage to PC due to Windows 10 upgrade (0)
Posted at 27 March 2017 17:47 CEST

A class of American Windows 7 users have sued Microsoft because the free upgrade to Windows 10 resulted in data loss and damage to the computer. The users claim the damaged forced them to buy a new computer or pay for repairs.


Zero-day leak in Windows actively attacked through malicious advertisements (0)
Posted at 24 March 2017 23:05 CEST

Antivirus company Trend Micro reports that a zero-day leak in Windows, that was patched this month, has been actively attacked with malcious advertisements in July last year. The vulnerability, that was reported to Microsoft in September last year, allows an attacker to access information about files on the victim’s computer.


FedEx Office gives users $5 discount to enable Adobe Flash plugin in browser (0)
Posted at 24 March 2017 21:02 CEST

The American FedEx Office stores give customers who don’t have the Adobe Flash plugin installed, or who have it disabled, a $5 discount on print orders. When purchasing prints from the store the Flash Player is required to complete the order.


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