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July 20 Tech news roundup: Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage affected thousands of PCs, Intel CPUs have a big problem, Kaspersky exits the U.S.

Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage causes computers to fail across the world Thousands of Windows computers experienced a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error on Friday. The result left thousands of computers across the world. Several offices were affected by the issue, and many hospitals, banks, airlines, TV Stations were left without service….

July 6 Tech news roundup: Netflix is discontinuing its Basic Ad-free plan, Authy suffers another security breach, Google Translate supports 110 new languages

Microsoft’s Weather app is displaying more ads Microsoft has made a server-side update to its Weather app. The desktop app, which is pre-installed in Windows 11, now displays multiple advertisements. This is not the first time that the Redmond company has made such a change, it did something similar last…

July 20 Tech news roundup: Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage affected thousands of PCs, Intel CPUs have a big problem, Kaspersky exits the U.S.
Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage causes computers to fail across the world Thousands of Windows computers experienced a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error on Friday. The result left thousands of computers across the world. Several offices were affected by the issue, and many hospitals, banks, airlines, TV Stations were left without... Read more
July 13 Tech news roundup: Windows Notepad gets a spell checker, Firefox adds simpler data clearing options, Xbox Game Pass is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices
Notepad gets a spell checker on Windows 11 Microsoft has added a very important feature to Notepad on Windows 11. The text editor, which has been part of the operating system for 41 years, now supports spell check. The latest version of Windows Notepad now checks the spelling of... Read more
July 6 Tech news roundup: Netflix is discontinuing its Basic Ad-free plan, Authy suffers another security breach, Google Translate supports 110 new languages
Microsoft’s Weather app is displaying more ads Microsoft has made a server-side update to its Weather app. The desktop app, which is pre-installed in Windows 11, now displays multiple advertisements. This is not the first time that the Redmond company has made such a change, it did something similar... Read more
June 29 Tech news roundup: Gmail is getting an AI, AMD wants to make game downloads faster, OneDrive is enabled automatically in Windows 11
Windows 11 will automatically back up your folders to OneDrive Microsoft is enabling OneDrive folder back up in Windows 11 for new installations of the operating system. Prior to this change, on the first run, Windows 11 would ask the user for their permission to set up OneDrive on... Read more
Your work space optimized: how to Securely Erase the right Confidential Business Files and Free Up Space
In today’s business world, data security and storage efficiency are more crucial than ever. With the proliferation of devices and the increasing amount of sensitive data we handle daily, it’s essential to have tools that allow us to protect our clients’ information and optimize our workspace simultaneously. Stellar File... Read more
June 22 Tech news roundup: Kaspersky banned in the U.S., Microsoft patches critical Wi-Fi security issue in Windows, Snapdragon X laptops fail to impress in gaming performance
Biden administration bans Kaspersky products in the U.S. The United States Government has officially banned all Kaspersky products in the Country. Users will need to switch to alternative security products as the company can no longer sell its software in the U.S. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry... Read more
June 15 Tech news round up: Apple announces iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15 Sequoia, YouTube ads are getting more intrusive, Apple Intelligence is here to take on Copilot and Gemini
Bitwarden Authenticator adds support for switching from other authenticators Bitwarden, the makers of the popular password manager service, have updated the Bitwarden Authenticator with a highly-requested feature. You can now switch from other authenticators easily using the new option to import security tokens, aka TOTPs (time-based one-time passwords). Bitwarden... Read more
June 8 Tech news round up: Spotify and Twitch subscription prices are increasing, Brave Browser and Search grows rapidly
Spotify Premium plans are now more expensive in the U.S. Spotify has hiked its prices in the U.S. once again, for a second time in less than 12 months. The streaming service has announced that all subscribers will be notified of the price change within the next month. Spotify... Read more
June 1 Tech news round up: Chrome to disable Manifest V2 extensions soon, Windows 11 will let you copy text from photos on your phone, YouTube is causing some issues for ad blocker users
Manifest V2 extensions will soon be disabled in Chrome Google has revealed the timeline for deprecating Manifest V2 extensions in its Chrome browser. Developers will be forced to use the new Manifest V3 API in their add-ons. The migration to Manifest V3 will reduce the capabilities of extensions, which... Read more
May 25 Tech news roundup: Firefox to get Vertical Tabs and Tab Group, Apple fixes Photos bug in iOS 17.5, Google Search is placing ads in AI overviews
Mozilla Firefox is getting Vertical Tabs Tab Groups, and Profile Management Mozilla has big plans for Firefox, the browser maker announced its plans to add three user-requested features in the next year. The first of these is support for Vertical tabs. It will allow users to use a sidebar... Read more
Rescuing Your Data: A Comprehensive Guide to Data Recovery Solutions
Our digital lives hinge on data, from personal memories to essential work documents. Losing this crucial information can be devastating. Fortunately, data recovery software offers a vital safety net. This guide examines the intricacies of data recovery, its practical applications, and how to choose the right software for protecting... Read more
May 18 Tech news roundup: VMware makes Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro free, iOS 17.5 and macOS Sonoma 14.5 update released, GTA 6 to release in 2025
iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5 update brings an anti-tracking feature Apple released the iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5 and macOS Sonoma 14.5 updates. The Cupertino company has partnered with Google to add support for cross-platform Tracking Detection. Google had added the feature to Android devices last year. The anti-stalking feature works... Read more
May 11 Tech news roundup: Apple launches new iPad Pro, OpenAI wants to launch its own search engine, Google no longer needs your phone number for 2SV
Apple releases iPad Pro with M4 chip Apple has launched a new tablet called the iPad Pro 2024. The device is powered by a brand-new Apple M4 Silicon chip, which is 1.5x times faster than the M2 CPU, and can deliver up to 10 hours of battery life. The... Read more
May 4 Tech news roundup: Arc Browser released for Windows, Netflix discontinues Basic plan, OneDrive gets an offline mode
A new desktop browser is available for Windows 11. Netflix is discontinuing its cheapest ad-free plan. Let’s find out what else happened in this week’s tech news roundup. Netflix asks Basic users to move to other plans Netflix has begun prompting users who are subscribed to its Basic plan... Read more
April 27th Tech news roundup: Windows 10 faster, Adobe makes blurry video great again and Fallout 4 updated amazingly
In this week’s edition of our tech news roundup, we discuss the release of a new browser for desktops, improvements to Windows 10, and more. Windows 10 updates are faster than ever because of a simple change One of the biggest criticisms with Windows updates are that they take... Read more
April 20th Tech news roundup: Youtube will fight adblockers, Emulator for iOS available and Twich present its own TikTok
The first third-party iOS app store has been launched in Europe. Google is blocking YouTube adblockers more aggressively. Read on to find out more in this week’s tech news roundup. Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 adds a new way to visit URLs copied to the clipboard Mozilla released the Firefox 125.0.1... Read more
April 13th Tech news roundup: Baldur’s Gate 3 continue winning, Google Photos now have AI and Windows 10 is patched again
This week’s edition of our tech news roundup features a new privacy service from DuckDuckGo, Proton’s acquisition of an encrypted note-taking service, and more. DuckDuckGo launches Privacy Pro subscription service The privacy-oriented search engine, DuckDuckGo, has launched a new subscription service called DuckDuckGo Privacy Pro. This is a 3-in-1... Read more
April 6th Tech news roundup: Chrome Safer, Anonymous Chatgpt and Brave Browser welcomes AI
Welcome to this week’s tech news roundup. Here is what’s latest in Firefox, Chrome, Android, iOS and more. Vertical Tabs in Firefox Mozilla is finally adding Vertical Tabs in Firefox. The feature isn’t unique to the browser, it is available on Microsoft Edge, Brave and Vivaldi. Users had been... Read more