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30.03.2017

Microsoft: We Won’t Help the Government Hack Our Users

Redmond pledges to defend users against government hacks Microsoft is one of the companies that brought the US government to court for data request orders which it claimed violated the law, and now the software giant is reiterating its support for protecting users by saying that it doesn’t plan to...
27.03.2017

The Revolution Begins: Snapdragon 835 Device Runs Windows 10 and Android 7

Microsoft and Qualcomm announced in late 2016 one of the most ambitious projects since the release of Windows 10: the full version of the desktop operating system on ARM processors, with the Snapdragon 835 said to be the first chip to bring this to production. While the first Snapdragon devices...
23.03.2017

Quick Tip: Use This Command to Check If Windows 10 Is Activated

There are several ways to determine whether your Windows 10 version is activated or not, and without a doubt, most users are perfectly fine with going to the Settings app to check this. And while all the information is indeed displayed under Settings > Update & security > Activation,...
20.03.2017

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Users Might Receive Critical Updates No Matter What

Earlier this week, a change that Microsoft implemented in preview builds of Windows 10 Creators Update made everyone believe that the company could end up ignoring the metered connections and send large updates to systems even if this setting is enabled. And in a statement released this morning,...
13.03.2017

Microsoft Showing New Ads in the Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft is becoming a lot more aggressive with ads in Windows 10 and the company now seems to advertise Edge browser features in the Start menu, in addition to the suggested apps that have been there from the very beginning. Just last week, users have started seeing advertisements for OneDrive in...
09.03.2017

Firefox 52 Launches as the Last Version for Windows XP and Windows Vista

Mozilla has recently launched Firefox 52 and this particular release is one critical moment for Windows XP and Windows Vista, as it’s the last version of the browser offering support for these two old operating systems. This is the reason Mozilla launched Firefox 52 as an extended support release...
06.03.2017

New Noncombustible Battery With Three Times More Power is Under Development

A team led by the original creator of lithium-ion battery developed a new and safer battery that can deliver three times as much power and charge in a matter of minutes. The battery is noncombustible and could be incorporated in upcoming smartphones and other devices. A team from the University...
02.03.2017

Microsoft Is Finally Killing Off Forced Reboots in Windows 10

One of the changes that Microsoft is making in Windows 10 with the upcoming Creators Update is giving users more control over the updates they install, finally killing off forced reboots once and for all. In the past, Windows computers automatically rebooted to complete the installation of certain...
27.02.2017

Microsoft’s Security Tools Disappoint in Latest Antivirus Tests

The latest round of security tests performed by German institute AV-TEST shows that Microsoft Security Essentials and the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool are well behind competition when it comes to removing an existing infection from a Windows system. After discussing the ...
23.02.2017

We're Halfway to Encrypting the Entire Web

The movement to encrypt the web has reached a milestone. As of earlier this month, approximately half of Internet traffic is now protected by HTTPS. In other words, we are halfway to a web safer from the eavesdropping, content hijacking, cookie stealing, and censorship that HTTPS can protect...