Microsoft will separate the Windows Search functionality from its digital assistant Cortana. The company coupled both features in Windows 10. By separating them it should be easier to develop new functionality for both Windows 10 features.
Mozilla will soon release an Android app to send files through a safe, private, and encrypted link that automatically expires. While Mozilla announced the app, it’s for now unknown when Mozilla plans to actually release it.
A vulnerability in an Android file manager app that is installed on more than 100 million devices, makes it possible for an attacker to download files, including videos and pictures, from a victim’s device when they are both on the same network.
A website mainly targeted at Microsoft enthusiasts is shutting down and it appears this has been partly caused by pressure from Microsoft. Due some information on the website it became confirmed that Microsoft is working on a Windows version that supports foldable devices. The website administrator has removed all content and replaced it with an explanation of what happened.
Video streaming service Netflix is raising its prices considerably in the United States. Subscriptions become 13 to 18 percent more expensive, depending on the plan. The price increase is the largest since Netflix launched, twelve years ago.
The many Windows 7 users should probably start to look around for an upgrade of their operating system. The reason? Microsoft will no longer release security updates for the OS from this day next year. Extended support for the operating system will end on January 14, 2020.
Mozilla will disable the Flash plugin by default in Firefox 69, according to a post in the Firefox bug tracker. The release of the 69th version of the browser is scheduled for September this year. By 2020, Mozilla hopes to fully end support of the Flash plugin.
Researchers of the Institute of Photonic Integration of the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands have revealed new technology to store data. Their technology uses laser pulses and combines the advantages of light and magnetic storage. The researchers claim their technology is revolutionary and is 1,000x faster than any other currently available storage technology.
Two updates that were part of January’s Patch Tuesday for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 make that users are unable to access shares from Windows 7 clients. Also remote connections over RDP, and access to SQL Server 2016, failed for the affected users.
An issue with the latest version of antivirus software Malwarebytes causes computers running Windows 7 to freeze and lock-up. When the computer is frozen due to the issue, the only solution is to perform a hard reboot. So far, Malwarebytes has not been able to find the root of the issue.
Lexar has announced world’s first memory card with a capacity of 1 TB. It’s a Class 10 SD card with UHS-I and becomes part of Lexar’s Professional 633x series . The 633x series also contains SD cards with capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The cards are intended for usage in cameras.
In a blog post, Microsoft explains that the upcoming large Windows 10 1903 update will reserve disk space to be used by updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches. Initially Microsoft will start with about 7 GB of reserved storage that can’t be deleted and used for anything else. Reserved storage will be introduced on clean installs and preinstalled versions of Windows 10 1903.
Intel has revealed it will come with solid state disks that combine its QLC 3D-NAND and 3D Xpoint memory in a single M.2 form factor. The new drives are called, “Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage” and should become available in spring this year.
Cybercriminals distribute emails with files attached in a specific Linux/Unix compressed file format. By using that format they are able to bypass Windows security warnings and infect systems with malware. The attack was discovered by Belgian security researcher Didier Stevens.
Later this month, Toshiba will start to ship samples of its 16 TB hard disk drives. The HDDs are part of the company’s MG08 series. To achieve the high capacity, while still using Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR), Toshiba uses a helium filled case.
The Finnish Consumer Disputes Board has ruled that Microsoft has to pay €1,100 ($1250) in damages to a Finish Windows 10 user after he found that his laptop suddenly started to download and install Windows 10. The user argued that both the download and installation of the operating system on his laptop were without permission. It […]
Seagate has introduced both new SATA and NVMe SSDs at CES 2019, currently held in Las Vegas. The names of the new SSD series might sound familiar, the company has started to use the same names for its SSD lineup as for its HDDs.
Microsoft today announced that all Windows 10 versions will get the possibility to set up and sign in to the operating systems through SMS messages. This way, users don’t have to create a password anymore. The company has been trying for some time to eliminate passwords in Windows 10.
BitTorrent will start to issue its own cryptocurrency that users can exchange for faster downloads. The currency, or as BitTorrent calls them, tokens, are called BitTorrent (BTT). They are based on TCR-10, which means they make use of blockchain technology developed by Tron, the new owner of µTorrent developer BitTorrent Inc.
Laptop, desktop and smartphone manufacturers can now add authentication to their products for USB-C cables, chargers and other accessories using a USB-C connector. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has launched its USB Type-C Authentication Program. Certificates are provided by DigiCert.
Ryan Sipes, community manager of Thunderbird, has announced that this year encrypting emails in Thunderbird will become easier. He also announced that the developers will focus more on privacy and security of the free open-source mail application in 2019.
We’ve received a press release from a new company called Vidus which announces the release of version 220.127.116.11 of its multimedia software that can be used for DVD ripping, DVD creation, DVD copying and DVD conversion. Vidus is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, 8 and 10. Myce.com readers can get 50% off with a special coupon.
Former Chinese consumer electronics company Oppo has released a beta of a HDR10+ update for its UDP-203 and UDP-205 high-end Ultra HD Blu-ray players. The update shows the company holds its promise of continuing support for its Blu-ray players, which it no longer manufacturers.
Netflix subscriptions can no longer be purchased from Apple iTunes. This way, the video streaming service doesn’t have to share part of its revenues with Apple. Earlier this year we also reported that many Apple users pay up to 30% more for music streaming services.
Google will add better anti-spam measures in its Android ‘Messages’ app. The company is testing a feature that is also better able to detect phishing messages in the company’s own official text-messages app. For now, the feature is only rolled-out to a select group of beta testers.