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Microsoft making it harder to turn off Cortana (0)
Posted at 26 July 2016 23:23 CEST

A new version of Windows 10 will soon be released to the general public.  It is called the Anniversary Update, and those who have been part of the Insider Program have already seen many of the new features that will come with this edition, including new controls in Settings for Cortana, the digital assistant that […]

Undo in Windows Explorer can silently hard delete files (0)
Posted at 26 July 2016 21:26 CEST

When copying files from external media such as a memory card, undoing the copy operation will hard delete the copied pictures even if the external media is no longer present.

Select Surface Pro 3 units suffering battery woes (0)
Posted at 26 July 2016 18:48 CEST

Microsoft’s darling device of 2014 seems to have hit another bump in the road, this time, affecting the physical state of the battery.

Yahoo!, meet Verizon: Verizon buys Yahoo’s core business (1)
Posted at 26 July 2016 01:02 CEST

In a move that quite a few folks weren’t expecting, Verizon (Verizon Communications Inc.) has bought the core business of Yahoo (Yahoo! Inc.). Being that the company with the purple logo had established itself as a advertising & media company, the purchase makes a bit of sense. Yahoo had been struggling to adjust to what […]

EFF suing US government regarding restrictions on decryption (4)
Posted at 22 July 2016 17:03 CEST

Ever since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was enacted in the US back in 1998, it has been illegal to break or bypass encryption or other types of digital rights management placed on most types of media, software and even some hardware.  It is also illegal to distribute any tools that facilitate decryption, even […]

France issues formal warning to Microsoft regarding Windows 10 (2)
Posted at 21 July 2016 06:04 CEST

After many complaints about data collection in Windows 10, which has led to a series of investigations into Microsoft’s latest operating system, France’s National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has ordered Microsoft to come into compliance with the French Data Protection Act and they have been given only three months to do this.  Microsoft has been […]

BREAKING: KickAssTorrents down, site administrator arrested by Polish police (10)
Posted at 21 July 2016 03:29 CEST

The Polish police has arrested the presumed man behind the popular illegal torrent download site KickAssTorrents. The Polish police arrested the man at the request of the United States.

Seagate announces 10 TB HDD lineup for consumers (9)
Posted at 20 July 2016 22:58 CEST

Seagate has unveiled three different 10TB HDDs models, a drive for the desktop usage, one for NAS usage and one developed for video surveillance. All drives are only available in a 3.5″ form factor and feature Seagate’s MTC technology.

Popup on Windows 10 should convince Chrome users that Edge browser is better (4)
Posted at 20 July 2016 16:03 CEST

Microsoft tries to convince Chrome users on Windows 10 to switch to the Edge browser by showing them a popup stating Edge is better. The campaign seems to be another attempt from Microsoft to aggressively promote its own products.

Microsoft gives you free Dell laptop if it can’t upgrade your PC to Windows 10 (7)
Posted at 18 July 2016 20:07 CEST

Microsoft will give a free 15″ Dell Inspiron Notebook to anyone with a Windows 10 compatible computer on which Microsoft store technicians are unable to upgrade to the operating system. The move is another attempt to convince users to upgrade to the company’s latest OS.

Amazon Prime Instant Video now allows offline video on SD cards (3)
Posted at 18 July 2016 19:42 CEST

Amazon users in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria and Germany that are subscribed to Amazon Prime Instant Video can now store offline content on a SD card on Android tablets and smartphones.

Scientists develop atomic scale data storage – allows HDDs to contain 500x more data (7)
Posted at 18 July 2016 19:27 CEST

Scientists from the Dutch Technical University of Delft today announced they’ve developed the smallest hard disk drive ever. The disk has a density 500x higher than HDDs currently available, which means all books even written by humankind can fit on the HDD that’s the size of a stamp.

Windows 10 growth slower than Microsoft anticipated – 1 billion goal far away (3)
Posted at 15 July 2016 20:13 CEST

Microsoft expects that it won’t be able to achieve its self-imposed goal of 1 billion Windows 10 devices by 2018. The reason this likely won’t happen is mainly due disappointing Windows 10 Phone sales.

Maxthon browser caught sending personal data to Chinese server without user’s consent (14)
Posted at 15 July 2016 19:54 CEST

Web browser Maxthon has been caught sending detailed information from it users, such as their browsing history and other installed applications to the China based company that develops the software.

Microsoft’s Security Essentials last in real-world safe browsing test (3)
Posted at 15 July 2016 19:39 CEST

Microsoft Security Essentials scored the lowest protection rate in a monthly antivirus test from well known antivirus test lab AV-Comparatives. The antivirus software is one of the most popular free antivirus solutions but takes the last place in a test that should indicate how well antivirus products protect users against malicious links.

Microsoft: Edge browser is better than Firefox and Chrome in high quality video streaming (4)
Posted at 15 July 2016 18:16 CEST

Microsoft Edge is the best browser for streaming high quality video on Netflix. It’s the only browser that is able to display movies and series at 1080p. Chrome, Firefox and Opera are stuck at 720p.

Security experts: antivirus products become increasingly useless (12)
Posted at 14 July 2016 21:38 CEST

An interview from learns us that many security experts agree that antivirus software isn’t doing a good on protecting against today’s threats. Cybercriminals increasingly focus on social engineering and phishing and no longer on circumventing antivirus software.

Adobe releases 52 security updates for critical leaks in Flash Player (1)
Posted at 13 July 2016 16:16 CEST

Adobe has released a new version of Flash Player that fixes 52 vulnerabilities of which some allowed an attacker to take full control over the computer. Visiting a hacked or malicious website or viewing a malicious advertisement was sufficient to become a victim.

Microsoft patches zero-day vulnerabilities in Secure Boot and Windows (2)
Posted at 13 July 2016 16:05 CEST

Microsoft yesterday released 10 security updates for Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and Secure Boot that fix 49 vulnerabilities including 2 zero-day leaks. The patches are part of Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday.

“Verizon provides best prime-time Netflix streaming experience in the United States” (4)
Posted at 12 July 2016 22:13 CEST

Verizon provides the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience in the United States according to Netflix’s ISP Speed Index of this month.

Microsoft reports cheapest Windows 10 Enterprise edition will cost $7 per month (7)
Posted at 12 July 2016 21:23 CEST

Microsoft today announced that Windows Enterprise will become available in two subscription based versions, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5. The company reports that the E3 version will cost $7 per month per user, E5 pricing has not been disclosed yet.

Cisco finds vulnerability in Intel HD Graphics Driver that can crash your system (2)
Posted at 12 July 2016 20:29 CEST

Security researchers working for Cisco Talos have found a vulnerability the Intel HD Graphics driver that in the worst case allows arbitrary code execution by a local attacker.

Russian authorities seize servers of American VPN provider (0)
Posted at 12 July 2016 17:54 CEST

Russia based servers of American VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA), have been seized by the Russian authorities.

Declining PC market causes Seagate to layoff another 4,900 employees (2)
Posted at 12 July 2016 17:23 CEST

Hard disk drive manufacturer Seagate will not layoff 1,600 but 6,500 of its employees, about 14% of its entire workforce. The American technology company hopes to bring down its costs this way, which is needed due to lower demand of its products.

Privacy Shield: US companies now handle EU private data better – if they want (5)
Posted at 12 July 2016 15:30 CEST

Privacy Shield, a new agreement between the European Union and the United States comes in effect today and should better protect the privacy of European citizens who have private data stored on American servers. settings

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