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More Windows patches, primarily previews, point to escalating problems this month

Technology January 31, 2018 0 Comments

Never give a sucker an even break. Yesterday, on a very out-of-band Wednesday, Microsoft released preview patches for Windows 8.1 (but not 7!), Server 2012, and Windows 10 1709 (for bricked AMD machines only), with preview cumulative updates for Win10 1703 and 1607. There are also nine different .NET preview patches. What should you do? Nothing. More accurately, make sure…

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Windows has a heart of trash

Software April 28, 2017 0 Comments

I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So now, in concordance with the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their wishes, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they ought to be. Now, I’m…

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Chrome 54 Uses Microsoft Optimisation for Faster Startup, Load Times on Windows

HARDWARE November 28, 2016 0 Comments

HIGHLIGHTS New tab page loads 14.8 percent faster Chrome page loads are 5.9 percent faster Chrome startup time is 16.8 percent faster Google is ramping up its efforts to make its widely used Chrome browser faster. With this mind, Google has announced the integration of Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimisation to make Chrome up to 15 percent faster on Windows. This…

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Microsoft Blocks Google Search from Cortana in Windows 10

Technology August 30, 2016 0 Comments

Microsoft announced in his blog that today blocked the ability to perform searches with the Google Search in digital assistant Cortana. The move comes in response to a number of recent solutions with which users can use extensions to set Google as the default search engine for Cortana, instead of Bing. Starting today, to ensure we can deliver the integrated…

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Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming August 2nd

Technology August 30, 2016 0 Comments

The first major update of Windows 10 will be released at the beginning of August or at least such is the information that Microsoft release and later remove from his blog. First the company publish material without text, but with a title that says “Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update available Aug. 2,” then the post was removed. The date…

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Windows Security Flaw Lets Hackers Install Malicious Apps

Computer April 23, 2016 0 Comments

Microsoft introduced the AppLocker feature in Windows 7, providing company administrators with the ability to whitelist and blacklist apps, ensuring that risk-laden apps are kept of the enterprise’s networks. A researcher has however discovered a flaw in Windows AppLocker that lets hackers bypass the protection, and install any app they want. Discovered by security researcher Casey Smith, the flaw allows…

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