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Hardware The Way You Want It: Ellp
What if you had the ability to make your hardware run exactly the way you think it should? That you could automate a number of the processes your computer or device already does, making them run more to your exact needs? There’s a new software in public beta that... Read more
Kaspersky Claims Microsoft Antivirus Practices Are Anti-Competitive
Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has accused Microsoft of deliberately making it difficult for independent 3rd party anti-virus companies to compete. In a blog post entitled, “Enough is Enough,” Kaspersky says that Microsoft is abusing its dominant position in the market, and is using business... Read more
Windows 10 Updates To Shrink In Size
For what seems like a long time now, Microsoft have been assuring its users that smaller updates for its flagship Windows 10 operating system were on their way. Now it seems they might just about to make good on that promise. The Redmond, Washington based tech giant has begun... Read more
Microsoft Goes All VR And Announces ‘Creator’s Update’ For Windows 10
It’s that time of the year again when Microsoft host their October media event and try and get the tech world excited about what Windows 10 users can expect from the Redmond based tech giant. And would you believe it, but this year’s updates seem to have gotten the... Read more
Next Windows 10 Update To Cut Down On Bloatware
Latest Preview build allows users to uninstall some of the default Windows 10 apps. For many Windows 10 users, some of the system apps that come preinstalled with Windows 10 by default, qualify as little more than Microsoft’s own unique brand of irremovable bloatware. Trying to remove some of... Read more
Windows 10 Updates: Hello Night Mode
The next Windows 10 update looks like it might be getting a new ‘night mode’ and it’s probably about time. As anyone who’s ever used any versions of Windows from the current no 10 version all the way back to the early 90s and Windows 3.1, the colour of... Read more
IObit Uninstaller Saves Windows 10 Users
The rollout of Windows 10 was interesting, to say the least. While a lot of Microsoft devotees eagerly anticipated the new operating system before its launch, the reality of it left a lot of tech users reaching for their torches and pitchforks. They felt arm-twisted into accepting automatic updates... Read more
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Webcams Globally
Microsoft’s big first anniversary update (the biggest update since it launched last year) for its flagship OS, Windows 10, has come under for fire for causing certain types of webcams to freeze and be unusable.   The problem seems to reside in the way that Microsoft have made changes to the... Read more
Windows 10 Driver Kernels Just Made The OS Safer
Microsoft are doubling down on their efforts to make Windows 10 more secure by announcing that all drivers for fresh installs of the operating system will now have to be digitally signed by the Redmond based business. Admittedly Microsoft have made this statement before, last year in fact, when... Read more
Microsoft Cuts 2,850 Staff As Windows Phone Runs Out Of Charge
So it probably came as no surprise that when Microsoft announced they were leaving the smart phone business earlier this year, that there would be job losses. What has come as a surprise however is that the company has revealed that number of staff facing the axe is more... Read more
The Clock’s Ticking On A Free Windows 10 Upgrade
If you’re one of the many people who shunned the new Windows 10 operating system when the early negatives came out, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is you weren’t one of the ones who experienced disappointing results, but the bad news is that you’re missing... Read more
Critical Flaws In Symantec Security Tools Expose Millions Of Computers To Hacking
A top level Google security researcher has found a series of critical vulnerabilities in most of Symantec’s enterprise and consumer products, that were, apparently, ridiculously easy to exploit by hackers. Symantec, which patched the eight security flaws discovered said: “Fixes are currently in place, and updates are now available... Read more
Windows 10: What Happens When The Upgrade Timer Runs Out?
Can Windows 10 really be almost a year old? What will happen after July 29th? Does even Microsoft know? Well, probably, but it isn’t like their telling anybody…. For some of us it may only seem like yesterday we backed up our files, crossed our fingers, and got our... Read more
Microsoft Shells Out $10000 For Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade
Microsoft has found itself in the position of paying a California woman $10,000 compensation over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade, that left her computer unusable. Teri Goldstein took Microsoft to court after she said her Windows 7 computer automatically started updating itself to Windows 10… without her permission. The... Read more
Bloatware Free Windows 10 Courtesy of Microsoft?
Microsoft may be listening to the masses with their new clean Windows 10 install tool. Windows 10 power users have always found it a relatively simple process to remove all the bloatware that comes with Microsoft’s current Operating system thanks to their intricate knowledge and use of power shell... Read more
Laptops Come Preinstalled With Security Vulnerabilities
It’s always a nice feeling to power up a new laptop or notebook for the first time. The machine boots in no time, the desktop isn’t cluttered with 18 months’ worth of stuff, and everything just works.  There’s also that really nice feeling knowing that the laptop is clean... Read more
News For Windows Phones Not Good
It does indeed seem that the end is nigh for Windows Phone, in its current form at least. But now even Microsoft have sort of admitted it’s valiant push to become the third viable smartphone ecosystem has come to a close. Earlier in the week, according to a report... Read more
“Get Windows 10” Message Will Soon Be Extinct
Microsoft’s “Get Windows 10” nagware will be ramped down by July, the tech giant has indicated. The software has been worming its way into Windows PCs using Windows Updates and antagonistic malware-like methods and regular pop-up reminders since it was released last Summer. Get Windows 10( or GWX in... Read more