Users of ‘Microsoft hosted consumer services’ like Outlook.com, Sway, Docs.com, Skype, Xbox Live or OneDrive can now report hate speech to the Redmond technology giant.
Crucial has expanded its aggressively priced MX300 series SSDs with three new models, which according to the vendor, are the last drives that come available in the MX300 series. This series is the first Crucial line that uses Intel/Micron’s 3D NAND.
Users of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet who were unable to properly charge their battery, can finally fix their issues with a firmware update. The update fixes a bug in the battery management that reported the wrong values for the battery life of the device.
Microsoft warns Office users for a new attack where cybercriminals try to modify proxy settings through a malicious Word document. By setting the proxy to a server owned by the attackers, they are able to monitor and manipulate the internet connection of a victim.
Apple has been sued in the United States for a design defect that makes the touchscreen of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unusable. The Cupertino technology giant is reportedly aware of the problems but doesn’t want to pay for repairs outside the warranty period.
Opera has released its free VPN app for Android. The app was previously already available for iOS but is now also available in Google’s Play Store. While the app is free, users provide data to Opera in return.
The United States Air Force has announced it will start to roll-out Windows 10 later this year. The migration to Microsoft’s latest operating system should improve the cybersecurity of the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Intel has revealed its budget 600p NVMe SSD series that will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. The chip giant has posted a page on its website that shows the NVMe drives will have a maximum sequential read speed of up to 1,8GB/s and a maximum sequential read speed of up to 560MB/s.
Mozilla has started a petition to reform the European copyright laws because the company believes they undermine innovation a creativity. Even worse, European copyright laws haven’t caught up with the internet, according to the browser developer.
WhatsApp will start to share account data with Facebook owned companies so the social network can show more relevant advertisements to users. The option will be enabled by default but users can disable it in the first month.
Windows 10 will boost the PC market, according to Markus Nitschke who is responsible for Windows at Microsoft Germany. According to Nitschke the sagging market will get a new impulse from Microsoft’s latest operating system by the end of this year.
Google will start to devalue mobile websites that show large advertisements such as intrusive interstitials. According to the search giant these advertisements visually obscure content and frustrate users.
Mozilla today announced it has invested in the developer of privacy browser Cliqz. Currently Cliqz is mainly targeted at Germany and Mozilla should help expand it to other countries. Both parties have not disclosed the size of the ‘strategic investment’.
Microsoft today announced that select Lenovo Android smartphones will come with Office, OneDrive and Skype preinstalled. According to the announcement this means that millions of Android devices will automatically get access to the mentioned Microsoft apps.
Microsoft has added a feature to Windows 10 Anniversary Update that makes it possible for parents to block the installation of Chrome and Firefox by their children. The feature is part of Microsoft Family, a tool for parental control.
The global market share of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system has dropped below the 1%. In the second quarter of 2015 the market share of the mobile OS was 2.5% and it has now dropped to 0.6%.
Microsoft’s Windows Camera team is now in hot water from many users and developers following the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. With this update, Microsoft now allows a camera to be accessed by several programs simultaneously, which they felt was an important step forward. But while doing so, they have rendered many webcams virtually […]
Researchers have discovered a backdoor that installs a legitimate version of TeamViewer on computers and provides attackers full access to the system this way. TeamViewer is also normally used to provide remote access to computers e.g. for remote support.
Users browsing with Microsoft’s new Edge browser are rewarded with bonus points. The program is similar to that for Bing, where users are awarded points when they search with Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Microsoft’s tactics to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10 went from annoying to downright malicious, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a blogpost. According to the EFF the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is an opportunity to write down their concerns about Windows 10 and how Microsoft doesn’t offer users choice and privacy.
The Windows 10 Anniversary update causes issues with encrypted HDDs for some users. After installing the update the HDD can no longer be decrypted and Windows 10 is asking users for a recovery key.
Crucial’s NVMe SSD which the company announced during last Computex will be cancelled. The new SSD would be sold under Crucial’s Ballistix sub-brand and was scheduled for August this year.
Microsoft is changing the way updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems are distributed. The software giant will release one cumulative update each month. Skipping or deinstalling individual updates is no longer possible.
Microsoft has admitted that users might suffer from a fully freezing computer after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. We previously reported about the freezes that usually happen directly after logging in.
According to former employees of Verance, the company is losing customers, has laid off half its employees and is no longer staffing its Cinavia support team anymore. Verance would be focussing on a product called VP1 instead.
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