Microsoft has released new Windows updates due to issues caused by security patches released earlier this month. These updates caused issues with Exchange, Lync and Skype, but users also reported problems with their DHCP settings and Blue Screens of Death (BSODs).
Intel has started production of the first enterprise PCIe SSD with Quad Level Cell (QLC) 3D NAND. The drive will become part of the Intel D5 Data Center line but the actual name is not known yet. More details should be revealed at the beginning of next month, during the Flash Memory Summit.
Google has added a feature to the Canary version of Chrome for Android that warns users for data-heavy websites. When enabled, the browser will not further load the website once a certain threshold has been met. The user can then manually decide whether to continue or stop loading the webpage.
Western Digital will close a hard disk drive factory in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The closure comes in response to the declining demand for consumers HDDs. The factory, that is located close to Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, should cease operation by the end of 2019. However, by that time a second SSD factory in Penang, Malaysia should have become operational.
Adware and crypto miners were the biggest threats in the second quarter of this year, according to anti-malware vendor MalwareBytes. The amount of adware that Malwarebytes detected on consumers PCs increased with 19% compared to the previous quarter. The company detected less cryptominers but, the scripts that consume computer resources to mine for cryptocurrencies, are […]
Microsoft has released a new desktop app for Skype, its chat and video call application. With the new app, that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, users can participate and record video calls with up to 24 users in HD.
Intel and Micron today announced they will stop working together on the production of 3D Xpoint memory after the second half of 2019. Until then, both companies will continue to work together on the development of the second generation of 3D Xpoint technology.
Security researchers from the Chinese antivirus vendor Qihoo 360 have discovered Android malware that tries to infect Windows computers. The Android malware pretends to be WhatsApp or Telegram and is distributed through .APK file downloads, not through Google’s Play Store.
Two American senators have called for the American FTC to investigate smart TV privacy policies. According to senators Blumenthal and Markey, smart TVs have ushered a new era of innovation and interaction, but the technological advancement should not come at the expense of privacy.
Arusoft today released version 220.127.116.11 of its Ultra HD Blu-ray (UHD BD) ripping software, DeUHD. This version adds a new decryption method that speeds up the process of opening new discs and this version also solves an AACS 2.1 decryption problem.
Dutch movie and music pirates will soon risk a higher chance to get caught for copyright infringement. Dutch anti-piracy organisation ‘Stichting Brein’ will no longer only focus on the initial uploader, it will also start to target frequent seeders. The organisation has developed special software to find such users.
Windows 10 will get an updated version of Notepad, the basic text editor that comes with Windows by default since Windows 1.0. The new version allows users to zoom text in Notepad, has an improved search and replace feature and supports wrapping of words. The new version is probably the biggest update ever to Notepad.
SpyHuman, a company from India that develops commercial Android spyware, has been hacked. During the hack, millions of phone calls and the content of intercepted SMS messages were stolen. SpyHuman sells an “Android Monitoring Solution” that can be used to track employees and children.
It took Microsoft two years before it fixed bug in the calculator built-in to Windows 10. The calculator in Microsoft’s latest operating system provided incorrect results with rounding errors for the square root of a perfect square.
A bug in the backup function of WhatsApp has caused a huge increase in cellular data usage for some users. The backup bug caused WhatsApp to upload huge amounts of data to the cloud, unfortunately in some case also when only a mobile network was available.
Samsung has announced it started mass production of its fifth generation V-NAND. The chips are only available in a capacity of 256 gigabit (32 GB). Samsung claims that its latest generation V-NAND chips are up to 40% faster than the previous generation.
Anti-tracking browser extension Ghostery has started to show advertisements in the browser. Ghostery calls the advertisements ‘Ghostery Rewards’ and promises that the privacy of users is maintained. The advertisements are provided by its sister company MyOffrz.
Till now, there was no successor to the relative cheap 2-in-1 laptop/tablet Surface 3 from Microsoft, that was first introduced in 2015. However, that might change this year with the introduction of a device that is for now called the Surface Lite. This should be a tablet with a 10-inch display of which the cheaper models should cost around $400.
The developers of the popular open source VLC player warn for a vulnerability in their software that makes it possible for an attacker to execute malicious code with user account privileges. To become a victim of such an attack, a malicious Adobe Flash file has to be opened with VLC.
Microsoft is working on modernizing the graphical user interface (GUI) of Windows 10. The company calls its design language “Fluent Design”. Where in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update the focus was on transparency, the next large Windows 10 update should bring more shadows to the GUI.
The vast majority of Americans who consume video content, still purchases and rents physical discs. From the consumers who both purchased physical and digital video content, 86% continued to purchase DVD and Blu-ray discs.
Windows Defender on Windows 7 has not received signature updates for the last three weeks. For a yet unknown reason, Microsoft didn’t update the signatures of the built-in anti-malware application the last 21 days.
Netflix is considering an additional, more expensive, subscription tier that allows more users to stream Ultra HD video at the same time. Together with the introduction of the new tier, Netflix downgrades the number of simultaneous streams for the Premium and Standard plan.
Office 365 allows administrators to read a hidden activity log of email users. The feature is enabled by default. There were rumors the feature would exist but it was secret until now. It allows Office 365 administrators to exactly see what actions an individual user performed in their email account for the last six months.
Seagate has released a new line of 2.5″ SATA SSDs that will be sold under the BarraCuda name. The BarraCuda drives will be available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. Seagate will first sell the drives exclusively through Amazon Prime, in September of this year they should become available for everyone.