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Mozilla deeply disappointed in Microsoft’s decision to make Edge default browser

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has written an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella complaining about the decision to make the Edge browser the default browser in Windows 10.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 to boost Bing search queries with 10-15%

Microsoft expects a boost in usage of its search engine Bing now Windows 10 is released. Bing's advertising team expects to see 10-15% more search queries the coming months.

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Security expert: Not showing file extensions on Windows 10 worst idea ever

Like previous Windows versions, also Windows 10 doesn't show file extensions, which according to a security expert is the "worst idea ever".

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Reminder: it’s Windows 10 Day!

29th July 2015. It's here.

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Microsoft backing away from forced updates?

After issues with an Nvidia driver rollout for Windows 10, Microsoft appears to be retreating from their stated policy of forced updates for Windows 10 Home version.  They have released an optional update, KB3073930, which is a troubleshooting package that gives users the option to hide or block Windows updates or driver updates.  Microsoft has not made much effort to advertise this optional update, but it was spotted by Ed Bott writing for ZDNet.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 without password is safer

Windows 10 users will soon no longer need a password to login because it will also become possible to get access to the system through facial recognition, iris scan or fingerprint. This is not only faster and easier but also a lot safer, according to Microsoft.

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Russia threatens to block Youtube for copyright violations

Russia threatens to block Youtube due to videos that violate copyrights, according to Roskomnadzor, a government organisation responsible for overseeing the media.

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Over 40% of Australians download illegally

The government of Australia has released the results of a survey conducted between the 25th of March and April 13th of 2015 showing that 43% of Australian citizens who regularly use the internet for media consumption had downloaded at least some form of illegal content over the internet.  Over 2,630 people over the age of 12 were included in the poll.  This poll was closely modeled on a poll taken in England so that direct comparisons could be made.  By contrast, only 21% of those polled in England admitted to illegal downloads.

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Mozilla: Microsoft made it harder to switch to another default browser in Windows 10

It will be harder for Windows 10 users to switch to another default browser, according to Firefox developer Mozilla. In previous Windows versions users could choose for another default browser with a single click.

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Microsoft checks hundreds of millions of PCs for CryptoWall and Reveton ransomware

Microsoft checked hundreds of millions Windows computers for ransomware this month.

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Hundreds of millions of users vulnerable now Security Essentials support on Windows XP ends

Microsoft is no longer updating Security Essentials on Windows XP. More than a year ago Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, meaning potential security leaks were no longer patched.

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Bug in Dell BIOS makes systems vulnerable to attacks

A vulnerability in the BIOS of Dell computers allows an attacker to overwrite the contents of the BIOS. Security researchers have found that the write protection of the BIOS in Dell computers isn't properly enabled after which it can be overwritten.

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Security analyst: Microsoft’s Edge browser more secure than Firefox

Microsoft's Internet Explorer successor, Edge, is much safer than it's predecessor and just as safe as Google Chrome, according to antivirus company Trend Micro. Microsoft has added all kinds of security measures to the browser and removed vulnerable components.

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Windows 10 gives errors when more than 512 applications are installed

Users that want to install more than 512 applications in Windows 10 will receive error messages. Due to the errors shortcuts to applications are not being saved.

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MPAA vs. Google: MPAA planned aggressive attack to curtail piracy

The MPAA set up a little lie to push its piracy-fighting agenda. Said "little lie" involved the entire public identity of our favorite search engine, Google.

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Bypass SourceForge Adware by spoofing as Googlebot

How to bypass the SourceForge Adware installer by spoofing the browser user agent as either Firefox for Linux, Googlebot or Chrome.

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Downloading from SourceForge? Official links deliver fakes also

A video demonstration showing how various attempts to download FileZilla resulted in a download of an Adware wrapped installer instead of the FileZilla setup package.

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Netflix releases major updates for Smart TV and console apps

Netflix will release major updates for its Smart TV and console apps which haven't been updated since 2013.

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Google and antivirus vendors start to warn for popular uTorrent software

Both Google as several antivirus vendors have started to warn users that the popular uTorrent client is potentially harmful software.

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 becomes available in October with Skylake CPU and NVMe SSD

A successor to the Surface Pro 3 was expected earlier this year but Taiwanese sources indicate the Surface Pro 4 should see the light in October this year.

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Netflix reports strong growth in subscribers – 65 million worldwide

Netflix reports a total of 65 million subscribers worldwide. At the same time last year the streaming service reported around 50 million subscribers.

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Firefox blocks Flash by default due critical vulnerabilities

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has started to block the popular Flash plugin due a vulnerability in the software. The plugin is blocked by default but the company promises the block will be lifted once the vulnerability is patched.

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Upgrading to Windows 10 and getting error codes 80240020 and 80080080? Here’s the fix!

Many users that want to upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 can't upgrade and receive error codes 80240020 and 80080080. Two long threads on the Microsoft Answers forums show that many users receive the error messages.

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Offer: Lifetime anonymous web surfing now $39

Our friend Rob Boirun has selected a fantastic offer for Myce readers, lifetime anonymous surfing the internet for $39 through IPinator.

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Pirated Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 do get a free legitimate Windows 10 version

Several users report that pirated Windows installations that circumvent Microsoft's piracy checks by using software like AutoKMS, can possibly upgrade to a legitimate activated version of Windows 10.

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BREAKING: Intel and Micron announce 3D Xpoint – 1000x faster than NAND, non volatile

Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint technology which they claim is up to 1000x faster than NAND and an individual die can store 128Gb of data The technology is different from NAND but also non volatile.

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HP discloses 4 critical zero-day vulnerabilities targeting all versions of Internet Explorer

HP has disclosed 4 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer which allow an attacker to take full control of a computer and for which no patches from Microsoft are available yet.

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Intel 750 1.2TB NVMe PCIe SSD Review

Today I'm looking at something new. In fact this article will feature the world's first SSD, aimed at the professional consumer, to utilise the new NVMe (Non-volatile Memory Express) interface. The Intel 750 NVMe SSD plugs into a generation 3 x4 PCIe interface, and is bootable via a motherboard that supports boot from NVMe. Let's find out how this SSD performs in this review.

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10 year support for Windows 10 starts when you first use it

The 10 year support Microsoft promises to Windows 10 users will start at the moment they use the operating system for the first time.

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Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 till 2025

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will receive security updates, bug fixes and new features till the end of 2025.

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DVD-Ranger updates tool to remove Cinavia from DVD movies

DVD-Ranger has released CinEx HD Utility 2.3.0.1 which adds support for removal of Cinavia from DVD movies as well.

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Windows Insiders currently receive Windows 10 RTM build

Microsoft is currently pushing build 10240 of Windows 10 to both users of the 'slow ring' and 'fast ring' of its Insiders program. Microsoft hasn't officially confirmed build 10240 is the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of the operating system.

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Microsoft suspends availability of Windows 10 temporarily

With only a couple of weeks before the official release of Windows 10, Microsoft has announced that builds of the operating system used in the Insider Program will no longer be available for download, beginning tomorrow, July 14th.  This means that builds 10162 and 10166 will no longer be offered over Windows Update, the 10162 ISO file will not be on the Insider site, and pre-release keys will no longer activate builds.

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