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About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

Microsoft Confirms That Older PCs May Lose Windows 10 Support

Microsoft has confirmed that certain PCs may lose Windows 10 support as time goes on. The reason has to do with its Windows as a service policy.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Worldwide PC Market Continues To Decline, Drops By 4.3 Percent In Q2 2017

PC shipments all over the world fell 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest figure it has recorded since 2007. But some PC manufacturers saw growth amid the market slump.

Computers July 13, 2017

Windows 10 Update Leak Reveals Microsoft's Plan For Powerhouse PCs

Last week, Microsoft accidentally released an internal build of Windows 10 Pro and revealed an updated version of the OS for high-end PCs. A few intrepid Twitter users have managed to uncover a few fresh details about the newest iteration of Windows 10.

Microsoft June 5, 2017

4 Characters In A Website's Code Can Crash Windows 7 And Windows 8 Computers: Is There A Fix?

A new bug found on Windows 7 and Windows 8 causes computers running on the operating systems to crash. The glitch is triggered by four characters that can cause the dreaded blue screen of death.

Microsoft May 27, 2017

Microsoft Allegedly Held Back Windows XP Patch To Stop WannaCry: Why Did It Do That?

Microsoft allegedly held back the Windows XP patch that would have fixed the vulnerability that WannaCry exploited. The report comes after the company called out the NSA and other government agencies for their role in the propagation of the ransomware.

Microsoft May 19, 2017

Microsoft Scrambles To Fix 'Crazy Bad' Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows: What Makes The Bug So Dangerous?

Microsoft has rolled out an emergency patch to fix a severe zero-day bug in Windows that exposes users to massive risk. Why is the bug considered to be the worst remote code execution vulnerability for Windows in recent memory?

Microsoft May 11, 2017

Antivirus Webroot Flags Windows System Files As Malicious, Gives Users Serious Headaches

Windows users are having fits after antivirus Webroot flagged several Windows files as harmful. The company is already looking for ways to fix the mishap.

Security April 26, 2017

Microsoft Might Be Developing Its Own Take On The Chromebook, Leaked Doc Suggests

Microsoft might indeed be set to release a Windows 10 Cloud device, which many expect to be its own take on the Chromebook. Here’s why such a move makes sense.

Computers April 24, 2017

Microsoft, Qualcomm To Launch Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Laptops In Q4: Shades Of Failed Windows RT?

The second attempt of Microsoft to bring Windows into ARM-based hardware will be seen in the fourth quarter. The upcoming Windows 10 devices will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.

Computers April 22, 2017

Shadow Brokers Leaks NSA Tools To Hack Windows, But Microsoft Already Patched Most Exploits

Shadow Brokers has released some Windows hacking tools likely originating from the NSA, sparking great uproar. Microsoft has promptly responded to ease concerns, noting that it already patched most flaws, but is there more to the story?

Security April 17, 2017

It’s Happening: Old Versions Of Windows Stop Supporting Latest Processors

Microsoft announced last year that next-gen processors such as Intel Skylake will not be supported in Windows 7 and 8.1 versions. Now the promise is taking effect based on some user reports.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Windows Vista Is Now Dead: Here's How To Upgrade To Windows 10

Starting April 11, Microsoft will stop supporting the 10-year-old Windows Vista. It means it is time to upgrade and we will show you how.

Microsoft April 12, 2017

Android Dethrones Windows For The First Time Ever, Becoming The World's Most Popular OS

Android reached a major milestone that's long been coming, as it finally dethroned Windows as the world's most popular OS. In March, Android accounted for the most internet usage worldwide, followed by Windows and iOS.

Apps/Software April 4, 2017

Connect Your Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons To Mac, Android, PC Via Bluetooth

The Joy-Con controllers of Nintendo Switch can be connected to Macs and Windows desktops via Bluetooth. This enables the player to engage in games on the computer using the Joy-Con controllers.

Video Games March 7, 2017

Windows Malware Alert: Over 130 Apps On Google Play Store Attempted To Infect Users

The Google Play Store was affected by malware which led to over 130 apps installing malicious Windows files. The malware contained concealed IFrames which linked users to local HTML pages containing malicious domains.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Skype Is Getting Better But Older Versions Won't Work From March

Skype is all set to get better and Microsoft has stated that users need to update their apps to the latest version. Come March, the older version of Skype will not function.

Apps/Software February 4, 2017

Dropbox Is Launching Paper Out Of Beta And Rolling Out Smart Sync

Dropbox announced that Paper and Smart Sync services are now available for its users. These solutions are crucial in the manner the company is reinventing itself into a more collaborative platform for business.

Apps/Software January 30, 2017

Microsoft Will Continue To Spend Over $1 Billion Per Year On Cybersecurity To Keep Users Safe

Microsoft will continue to invest more than $1 billion per year on cybersecurity research and development. The figure was revealed by the company's VP of security Bharat Shah, adding that spending is necessary as more users move to the cloud.

Microsoft January 27, 2017

Chrome 56 Makes Page Reloads 28 Percent Faster, Improves Power And Bandwidth Efficiency

The newly released Chrome build 56 addresses an antiquated process that drastically reduces reloading inefficiency. The improved outcome will not only let users reload pages faster but also help them reduce power consumption.

Google January 27, 2017

iTunes Update Brings Minor Performance Improvements To Mac And Windows

Apple has pushed out an update with minor bug fixes alongside performance improvements for iTunes on both the Mac and Windows platforms. iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1 updates were also released along with the iTunes update.

Apps/Software January 24, 2017

Microsoft Working With Fitbit, Garmin And More To Bring Improved Bluetooth Support For Windows 10

Windows has shared details of a tie up with wearable device manufacturers like Fitbit and Garmin, to improve Bluetooth connectivity support. This collaboration will aim to implement several new features in its Bluetooth services for Windows 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 16, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update To Be Rolled Out In April: What Does Microsoft Have In Store For Users?

According to an exclusive MSPoweruser report, Microsoft will be launching the Creators Update for Windows 10 in April. What are the new features and improvements that are said to be coming with the update?

Microsoft January 3, 2017

EU Could Approve Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn For $26 Billion

To get the European Union to approve the LinkedIn acquisition, Microsoft has presented the EU commission its LinkedIn concessions including allowing third-party developers access to the app. The decision for this $26 billion deal will be announced by Dec. 6.

Microsoft November 27, 2016

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Are Exploiting The Windows Flaw Google Publicly Disclosed

Microsoft has officially responded to Google's public disclosure of a Windows flaw, promising to patch it on Nov. 8. At the same time, the company says a Russian-linked hacker group called STRONTIUM has been exploiting the vulnerability.

Security November 2, 2016

Google Publicly Exposes Critical Windows Vulnerability, Putting Pressure On Microsoft To Fix It ASAP

Google just disclosed a critical, zero-day vulnerability in Windows, and Microsoft is not happy about it. Just 10 days after notifying Microsoft of the exploit, Google turned the heat up by publicly disclosing the flaw before Microsoft issued a fix.

Security October 31, 2016

Microsoft Warns Users Of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Installer: What You Need To Know

A new security threat looms over Windows users. The attackers are emulating the BSoD error screen in order to lure users into installing a fake copy of Microsoft Security Essentials and calling a scam support line.

Microsoft October 25, 2016

HP Elite x3 Review Roundup: What Experts Say About The Windows Phone That Offers The Desktop Experience

The Windows-powered HP Elite x3, targeted for enterprise users who want the full desktop experience, hit stores last week. Reviewers note that the device is very powerful, possibly making it the best Windows phone to date.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 17, 2016

New Windows 10 Preview Adds Customization Options For Gestures Using Three, Four Fingers

The latest test build for Windows 10 revealed a new feature to customize touchpad gestures using three and four fingers. The build also includes a variety of other improvements and bug fixes but comes with two known issues.

Microsoft October 14, 2016

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux By Early 2018: Why?

Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.

Google August 19, 2016

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks 'Golden Keys' That Unlock Secure Boot-Protected Windows Devices: Oops?

Microsoft accidentally leaked the 'golden keys' that will allow hackers to unlock Windows devices protected by Secure Boot. This is why Apple was not willing to take the risk of creating a backdoor for its systems upon the FBI’s demands.

Microsoft August 11, 2016

If You Missed The Free Windows 10 Update, Don't Worry: Get The Upgrade Through This Method

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ended on July 29. For users with computers still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 who missed the offer for whatever reason, there is another way to get the update for free.

Microsoft August 1, 2016

Microsoft Aims To Build Best Windows Yet For Gaming, Asks PC Gamers For Help

Microsoft is serious about building the best Windows for gaming. To achieve it’s goals, the company is turning to those who best know gaming on Windows: PC gamers.

Microsoft July 9, 2016

Evernote For Windows Gets Massive Update To Refine Your Note-Taking Experience: What's New?

Evernote for Windows added a slew of improvements with the latest update, now making it even easier to keep track of your notes. Here's what you get with the latest version of the popular note-taking app.

Apps/Software April 23, 2016

US-CERT Wants You To Uninstall Apple's QuickTime: Here's Why

US-CERT has issued an alert asking the users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime for Windows real fast as Apple will no longer update it with regular security patches. This leaves the software vulnerable to the high-risk bugs discovered by TrendMicro at the Zero Day Initiative.

Apps/Software April 16, 2016

How To Set Up PS4 Remote Play On Windows And Mac

Mac and Windows PC owners can now use PS4's Remote Play on their computer screens. We detail the steps that console users can follow to update their monitors and play via their desktop computers.

Gadgets April 9, 2016

You Can Actually Play 'Minecraft' On Windows 98

One of the reasons 'Minecraft' is so huge is because you can play it on just about any device you want ... but there's no way you could play it on something as old as Windows 98, right?

Geek March 22, 2016

Twitter Decides To Send TweetDeck For Windows To The Software Graveyard

Twitter announced that it will be ceasing support for the Windows version of the TweetDeck app on April 15. The move will allow the social network to focus its resources on further improvements for the Web version of the tool.

Apps/Software March 18, 2016

Android And Windows Apps Developed On Baidu SDK Are Leaking Users’ Personal Data

Researchers said that a few Android and Windows apps developed via Baidu's software development kit are leaking personal information of users. These apps have already been downloaded several times.

Internet February 24, 2016

Windows Tablets Grabbed 11 Percent Market Share In 2015, Mainly Biting From Apple's Share

The tablet market as a whole suffered an all-time loss in 2015. Microsoft, however, with Windows 10 installed on crossover tablets, was the clear winner last year, and it even stole some market share from the iPad as well.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 10, 2016

How To Keep Your Windows PC Safe: Remove Admin Rights

Windows is prone to malicious attacks. However, simply removing admin rights on a Windows machine could help drastically reduce the operating system's vulnerabilities.

Apps/Software February 5, 2016

You Can Now Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow On Your PC: Here’s How

It is now possible to install Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Windows PC. Here is how to do it.

Apps/Software February 4, 2016

Need Help Dieting? Here's What The NutriRay3D Project Has In Mind

People in need of an effective diet program may just find the technology of NutriRay3D quite intriguing. Designed to be simple and easy to use, NutriRay3D aims to make it easier to keep track of calories and nutritional information.

Gadgets January 30, 2016

Mozilla Firefox 44 Now Comes With Intrusive Push Notifications That Appear Even When The Site Is Closed

Mozilla has launched the Firefox 44 update, and it came with push notifications for the desktop browser that pop up even when a site is closed.

Apps/Software January 27, 2016

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