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Clock Counting Down On Free Windows 10 Upgrades
Yep, that’s right, the clock really is ticking for users wanting to upgrade their viable computers for free to Windows 10. Microsoft announced on their official blog that the free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8 users will officially expire on July 29th 2016. After that, users will... Read more
Tinder’s New Feature Outs Its Users
Social media is awesome…except when it’s not, as Tinder users discovered by mistake. The purpose of social media is to help you connect with other people; depending on the platform, those may be people you know in real life, or people you have yet to know but would like... Read more
UC Browser: As Good On Windows As It Is On Android
Of course it goes without saying that if you own an android phone or tablet already then you’ve probably used UC Browser already, and quite liked it. UC Browser has been one of the go-to browsers of choice of android users for a number of years, and now it’s... Read more
Chrome Ends Support For Windows XP And Vista
Well it had to happen eventually. But last week Google officially announced that support for its Chrome browser on older (legacy) operating systems has finally happened. The news came the day after Google rolled out the latest version of the browser, Chrome 50, with the following blog post: “Today,... Read more
Apple Ceases Updates To QuickTime For Windows
The Zero Day Initiative, a group whose function is to seek out brand-new vulnerabilities in software and report those back to the publisher, announced an alarming find last week. ZDI uncovered two security flaws in Apple’s QuickTime software, then reported those to Apple. The resulting response was something along... Read more
Advanced IP Scanner – Simple Yet Powerful
As a tech writer who has reviewed an awful lot of software products over the years, the ones I like the most are the ones that are good, and also, free. Advanced IP Scanner is just such one product. Its mechanics are robust, its features powerful, and the interface is simple,... Read more
Windows 10 As A Service: One-Year Anniversary Update Coming, And Linux Support
So it looks like it’s true: Windows 10 really might be the last version of Windows you’ll ever need. It might also be the last version of Windows you ever have the option to get as well… if the latest update from Microsoft goes to plan. But panic not,... Read more
Microsoft Launches Win10 Desktop App Converter
We love great new desktop gadgets or operating systems but is the Windows 10 Desktop App Converter going to be a disappointment? There have been few software launches in the history of computing that were met with such loud opposition as the launch of Windows 10; to be fair,... Read more
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Now Has 270,000,000 ‘Active Users’
8 months after launch, people are still signing up at a faster than originally anticipated rate Microsoft have revealed some of its latest figures in regard to the number of users who have either bought a new Windows 10 based PC, or have upgraded to the flagship Operating System.... Read more
Microsoft Finally Brings Windows 10 To Older Phones
After what has sometimes felt like forever, Microsoft have finally announced that they will be deploying Windows 10 to its older range of smart phones. In all, just over a dozen phones are set to receive the upgrade as an option. But there’s a catch;- not all Windows phone... Read more
Windows 10 IoT Core support for Raspberry Pi 3
I do love me some Pie, particularly Apple Pie. But I’m also a really big fan of Raspberry Pi. I think everyone should be. And now it seems Microsoft thinks it as well having just announced that they’re currently working on a Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Core... Read more
US DOD Commits To Aggressive Surge To Windows 10
Like it or not, Microsoft’s continued roll out of Windows 10 has been going very well for the Redmond based Tech giant. With more than 200,000,000 devices having made the upgrade in 6 months, it’s fair to say Windows 10 has been a big success story for Microsoft. The problem... Read more
Windows 3.1 Lives Again
First the Internet Archive brought back Dos games at the start of 2015, then it uploaded Dos Malware. But now if you fancy a break from the Windows 10 EULA, or just want to see how far PC graphics have come since the final decade of the 20th Century,... Read more
Datadog: Cloud Monitoring That Works
What is Datadog? Essentially, Datadog is a Software-as-a-service solution that serves as focal hub that builds business metrics about you and your business based on information gathered from all your data points. It then displays this information via rather nice graphs, charts and easy to understand rolling timelines. Datadog... Read more
Novabench Takes The Guess Work Out Of Tech
One of the hardest things for any hands-off tech user to know–whether a private consumer or a corporate client–is if their equipment is up to snuff. There’s a lot of wasted money out there in upgrading components or entire systems, and the result is often a storage closet overflowing... Read more
Windows 10 Installed on 200 Million Devices Globally
Windows 10, Microsoft’s flagship OS is now active on more than 200,000,000 devices monthly. This is big news for the Redmond based company that only launched the new version of Windows back in August. According to the official Windows Experience blog, Windows 10 is now on the fastest ever... Read more
Start 2016 With Better Productivity Thanks To SHAREit
It’s the same thing every year: “I’m going to get organized.” “I’m going to finish that project I’ve been working on for years.” “I’m going to finally go after the career I’ve always wanted.” Possibly second only to New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get healthy, getting organized... Read more
Kaspersky Looks Back At Cyber Security Stats For 2015
2015 has been the year that the phrase “Cyber Crime” went mainstream, became cool, and also the year that saw next to exponential growth with everything and anything to do with cybersecurity. That is at least according to Kaspersky in their overall summary for the last 12 months.  The... Read more