Apple fixes issue with iCloud for Windows that prevented installation of Windows 10 October Update (0)
Posted at 28 November 2018 16:07 CET

Apple has released an update for its iCloud for Windows software that resolves compatibility issues with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Earlier this month, Microsoft blocked computers with iCloud for Windows from receiving the October Update.

DJI owners are warned for drones that fall from the sky despite sufficient battery time indication (0)
Posted at 27 November 2018 23:54 CET

The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate warns for failing batteries in drones from the Chinese DJI brand. Specific types of batteries used in the DJ Matrice 200 and DJ Inspire 2 drones can fail, resulting in the drone falling from the sky.

Issues with update for Windows 10 October 2018 update prevent seeking in Windows Media Player (0)
Posted at 27 November 2018 16:08 CET

An update to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is causing issues with Windows Media Player and setting some Win32 applications as default. The issue comes after the October update has been frequently in the news for other issues.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch leaks on torrent sites 2 weeks before official release (0)
Posted at 26 November 2018 23:43 CET

The new Switch game Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been leaked two weeks before it planned release. Reddit users report that a physical copy was leaked and dumped. The dump has already made its way to file sharing and torrent sites. 

Firefox gets own task manager that also shows energy consumed by website (0)
Posted at 26 November 2018 16:42 CET

From Firefox 64, the browser will have its own task manager. With the tool, that replaces the hard to find about:performance tab, it’s possible to see how many resources a website uses. The tool also reveals more detail on the energy consumption of a website.

Black Friday Deals: cheap UHD BD friendly drive, 128GB microSD, cheap VPN and more (0)
Posted at 23 November 2018 21:05 CET

We are flooded with mails from retailers and tips from users for Black Friday offers, to make sure you don’t miss the best one that might be relevant to Myce readers, here are the best deals that we found in our email box:

Developers working on scrollable tabs in upcoming Google Chrome release (0)
Posted at 23 November 2018 18:47 CET

In an upcoming version of the Google Chrome browser, users will be able to scroll through their open tabs. The new feature has been confirmed by a Chrome developer on Reddit. Also another planned new feature should make working with tabs more convenient.

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update again due to Intel driver issue (0)
Posted at 22 November 2018 23:56 CET

Microsoft has decided to start blocking the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on computers with specific Intel display drivers. On systems with these drivers, and the October update installed, there could be issues with audio playback. It’s yet another problem with the latest large Windows 10 update.

Dav1d decoder now supports entire AV1 specification (0)
Posted at 22 November 2018 19:01 CET

Free AV1 decoder, Dav1d, now covers the entire AV1 specifications for both 8-bit and 10-bit color depth. The decoder is also much faster than the reference codec developed by Alliance for Open Media and could be integrated into Firefox as soon as the beginning of next year.

German government: Windows 10 telemetry almost impossible to disable for average user (0)
Posted at 21 November 2018 23:56 CET

Windows 10 sends extensive system and usage information to Microsoft and it’s hard for users to prevent it from doing so, according to a report from a German government body that appeared today. The report was released as part of a study of Windows 10 telemetry carried out by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Samsung 860 QVO series QLC 3D-NAND consumer SSDs appear on European web shops (0)
Posted at 21 November 2018 16:54 CET

Samsung’s first consumer QLC 3D-NAND SSDs has appeared on the websites of several European online retailers. The product listings on the European web shops provide the specifications and prices of the 860 QVO series which were first announced during the Samsung Tech Days held in San José, last month.

Adobe issues another emergency patch for Flash Player (0)
Posted at 20 November 2018 23:52 CET

Adobe has issued an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in its Flash Player. The issue could in the worst case allow an attacker to take full control over the system. Adobe is unaware of attacks exploiting the vulnerability, but technical details about the issue have been publicly disclosed already.

Google patches high-risk vulnerability in Chrome browser (0)
Posted at 20 November 2018 16:53 CET

Google developers have patched a high risk vulnerability in the latest version of Chrome. Details on the vulnerability are not provided other than it’s a “Use-after-free in GPU” vulnerability. Users on Linux, macOS and Windows are all advised to update to 70.0.3538.110.

Microsoft works with Apple on iCloud issue that prevents installation of October 2018 update (0)
Posted at 19 November 2018 23:56 CET

Microsoft and Apple are working together on an issue that prevents Windows 10 users with iCloud for Windows from installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The update is blocked for those users because iCloud is not compatible with the Windows 10 October Update.

Older Hollywood blockbusters can now be watched on YouTube for free (0)
Posted at 19 November 2018 16:06 CET

YouTube has started to offer some older Hollywood movies for free. Amongst them are some very popular titles. To view the movies, no special subscription is required. Currently the movies are only available in the United States and the movies are free to watch because they are interrupted by commercial breaks.

SK Hynix announces first DDR5 DRAM chips (0)
Posted at 16 November 2018 23:54 CET

SK Hynix has announced it has developed DRAM memory chips based on the JEDEC DDR5 standard. The memory module has module number HMCA2GR8AJR8C and a capacity of 16Gbit. Thanks to the DDR5 standard, the chip is up to 30% more energy efficient and faster than DDR4 memory. By 2020 the modules should be mass-produced.

Cheap Netflix subscription already available in Malaysia at $4 per month (0)
Posted at 16 November 2018 03:23 CET

Earlier this week we reported that Netflix was planning to offer a cheaper tier in developing countries. According to a Malaysian website, Netflix has started to offer this tier in that country. The new subscription type costs around $4 and only offers streaming on mobile devices.

Microsoft adds new settings for more control over Windows 10 updates (0)
Posted at 15 November 2018 23:56 CET

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will get additional options to provide users more control over Windows Update. The announcement comes together with the release of new Windows 10 Insider build which introduces two of the new Windows Update settings.

DVDFab introduces Prime Membership with access to all software products (0)
Posted at 15 November 2018 15:50 CET

DVDFab has sent out a newsletter announcing DVDFab Prime. With this membership users get access to all DVDFab software products that are already released and that will be released in the future. With Prime comes a license to install DVDFab software on 5 different PCs and members will get a DVDFab long sleeve hoodie.

Evolving trends in the ecommerce sector for Christmas 2018 and beyond (0)
Posted at 15 November 2018 15:40 CET

Here are three key trends that are likely to emerge over the Christmas 2018 period, and as we go into 2019

Microsoft patches actively exploited leak in Windows and 61 other vulnerabilities (0)
Posted at 14 November 2018 23:56 CET

Microsoft has closed an actively exploited leak in Windows during this November’s Patch Tuesday. Through the leak, an attacker with access to the system could elevate his privileges. In total, Microsoft patched 62 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, Microsoft Office, ChakraCore, .NET Core, Skype for Business and several other applications.

Microsoft restarts Windows 10 October 2018 Update roll-out after deleted files concerns (0)
Posted at 14 November 2018 19:20 CET

Microsoft has restarted the roll-out of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update after it caused issues with some users. The update introduces additional privacy settings and security improvements. The first version that was released, on the 2nd of October, caused files to disappear for a limited number of users. Therefore, Microsoft decided to temporarily stop the distribution of the update.

Nintendo settles for $12 million with ROM and emulator website owners (0)
Posted at 13 November 2018 23:51 CET

Nintendo has settled a lawsuit with the owners of two websites that distributed free emulators and ROMs. Part of the settlement is that the owners have to pay $12 million to Nintendo. The websites and are both are now offline.

YouTube CEO warns for potential unintended consequences of new European copyright law (0)
Posted at 13 November 2018 15:49 CET

Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki warns for major negative effects of the new European copyright law which includes the controversial “upload filter”. In an open letter, Wojcicki warns for potential unintended consequences of Article 13 of the revised European copyright law which is often referred to as the “upload filter”.

Cybercriminals abuse Office embedded online video feature to distribute malware (0)
Posted at 12 November 2018 23:55 CET

Cybercriminals are using a new method to distribute malware through the online video feature of Microsoft Office. The method was disclosed in October this year and it didn’t take long for cybercriminals to abuse it in ‘the wild’. The method works by embedding a file instead of a video in Office. Microsoft has stated it won’t fix the issue.