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Last Patch Tuesday update for Office 2013 makes Word to become unresponsive (1)
Posted at 12 February 2016 18:16 CET

A patch for Office 2013 released during Microsoft last Patch Tuesday causes Word to become unusable.

Cybercriminals sell Netflix accounts on black market – also tool called Netflix Generator (3)
Posted at 12 February 2016 17:52 CET

Symantec reports that cybercriminals increasingly use malware or phishing mails to steal Netflix usernames and passwords. These are then sold to people who want to get access to the online video service for less than the regular price.

Windows 10 won’t get update to disable ‘phone home’ functionality – it’s all misinterpretation (1)
Posted at 12 February 2016 17:31 CET

Despite our report yesterday, Microsoft will not release an update that allows Windows 10 users to disable the operating system’s ‘phone home’ features.

Free video editor Openshot releases 2.0.6 beta 3 (2)
Posted at 11 February 2016 18:25 CET

Openshot is a free video editor that was first mainly developed for Linux but is also available for Windows. The 3rd beta of version 2.0.6 also adds stability improvements for this operating system.

Windows 10 gets update that allows users to disable all ‘phone home’ functionality (8)
Posted at 11 February 2016 18:01 CET

Later this year, Microsoft will release a Windows 10 update that allows users to disable data tracking and the collection of telemetry data.

First videos only available to Youtube Red subscribers appear (4)
Posted at 10 February 2016 19:28 CET

Youtube today announced the first videos that can only be viewed by Youtube Red subscribers. The first videos are produced by famous Youtubers such as Lilly Singh, Rooster Teeth, PewDiePie and AwesomenessTV.

Google drops Flash banner support in 2017 – but that isn’t the end of annoying ads (2)
Posted at 10 February 2016 17:47 CET

Google will no longer show Flash based advertisements on its own networks, Google Display Network and Doubleclick Digital Marketing. The search giant urges advertisers to replace Flash banners with their HTML5 equivalents.

Microsoft listened to you: now provides full release notes for Windows 10 updates (1)
Posted at 10 February 2016 17:12 CET

Microsoft will provide more information about updates for Windows 10 again. The release notes of updates of Microsoft latest operating system were often unclear and after feedback of Windows users, the company has decided to change that.

Microsoft patches 6 cricital vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer and Flash Player (0)
Posted at 10 February 2016 16:58 CET

Microsoft released 13 security updates for vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Microsoft Server Software, the .NET Framework and Adobe Flash Player during its Patch Tuesday of February.

Intel restricts overclocking of Skylake CPUs with BIOS update (2)
Posted at 09 February 2016 19:04 CET

A BIOS update for Skylake mainboards makes it impossible to overclock Skylake CPUs. The update contains code from Intel that makes overclocking of Skylake CPUs only possible on K-series processors.

Get 2GB free Google Drive storage by completing Google’s Security Checkup (6)
Posted at 09 February 2016 17:57 CET

Because of Safe Internet Day 2016 it’s possible to get an additional 2GB on Google Drive for free. Google hands out the free storage to everyone who completes their Security Checkup.

Cisco recalls switches that could hurt you (1)
Posted at 08 February 2016 15:57 CET

Networking giant Cisco is replacing its IE5000 switches because an issue with the device has the potential to hurt its user. The company discovered that potential damage to the source wiring can cause a short to the metal enclosure/barrier.

Number of apps in Windows 10 Phone Store grows rapidly, but most are fake (1)
Posted at 08 February 2016 15:37 CET

It’s an often heard negative of Windows Phone, the number of popular apps is far behind iOS or Android. More popular apps make a mobile operating system more attractive to users. The Windows 10 Phone Store now sees a lot of new apps, but a large number is fake.

Google security researcher finds serious vulnerability in Avast browser (2)
Posted at 05 February 2016 18:10 CET

A security researcher from Google has revealed a vulnerability in a browser developed by antivirus company Avast. The browser is called Avastium, is also known as ‘SafeZone’ and built upon the open source browser Chromium.

Mozilla moves away from releasing a new Firefox version every 6 weeks (7)
Posted at 05 February 2016 17:52 CET

Mozilla will change its current update cycle where it releases a new version of Firefox every six weeks. Instead the browser developer will take some additional time to finish a new release.

Movie professionals threaten to sue Dutch government for €1.2 billion over illegal downloading (3)
Posted at 05 February 2016 17:38 CET

Dutch film producers and distributors threaten to sue the Dutch government for € 1.2 billion ($1.33 billion) because they lost income due to poor enforcement of the copyright laws in the Netherlands

Google Chrome to end misleading download buttons annoyance (1)
Posted at 04 February 2016 16:10 CET

Google will built a feature into its Chrome browser that warns users for sites that try to trick users with false warnings and misleading download buttons. The developers of the browser want to protect users against sites that run advertisements urging users to download an “important update” or advertisements that resemble a download button for software.

Microsoft: Additional security provided by EMET not needed on Windows 10 systems (2)
Posted at 04 February 2016 15:55 CET

Windows 10 is so secure that according to Microsoft it no longer needs additional security measures like the company’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). Even better, Windows 10’s security is even better than that provided by EMET, the company writes.

Popcorn Time developers launch new nearly unstoppable web version of their movie streaming service (27)
Posted at 04 February 2016 15:34 CET

The developers of Popcorn Time have released an open source variant of their service that allows anyone to implement it on their own domain making it nearly impossible to take down. It requires a special browser plugin called Torrents Time that’s also made open source.

Mozilla officially announces it kills Firefox OS for smartphones (4)
Posted at 04 February 2016 15:12 CET

Mozilla today officially announced it ends development on Firefox OS for smartphones after the release of version 2.6 later this year. According to the company it is unable to compete with established popular mobile operating systems like Android and iOS.

Sony enters consumer SSD market with SLW-M series (1)
Posted at 04 February 2016 14:41 CET

Sony is entering the consumer SSD market with its SLW-M series available in capacities of 240GB and 480GB.

Microsoft shipped 50% more Surface devices than expected (3)
Posted at 03 February 2016 11:46 CET

Microsoft has shipped 2.5 million Surface devices in the fourth quarter of last year. The company shipped 6 million Surface devices over the entire year 2015.

OCZ announces Trion 150 SSD series featuring Toshiba’s 15nm TLC NAND (0)
Posted at 03 February 2016 11:18 CET

Toshiba today announced the availability of its new Trion 150 SSD series. These drives contain Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash.

Class action lawsuit started against Seagate for consistently failing 3TB Barracuda HDDs (18)
Posted at 02 February 2016 19:40 CET

Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD owners have started a class action lawsuit against the company because it’s drives systematically failed. Also, warranty appointment replacement drives were equally defective causing users to lose data and waste money.

Fisher Price’s Smart Toy Bear leaked name, birthday and gender of child (1)
Posted at 02 February 2016 18:24 CET

A smart teddy bear from Fisher Price allowed attackers to steal the name, birthdate and gender of the child that owns the toy. This was possible due to a vulnerability in an accompanying app. The ‘Smart Toy Teddy Bear’ is able to recognize and memorize the voice of the child and respond to what it says. settings

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