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Microsoft Word reveals ‘Ideas’ to use AI to improve writing
Never mind spellcheck, there will soon be another helpful feature to support struggling writers. Microsoft Word has revealed plans to use AI to improve writing. This new feature will go beyond the usual grammar fixes that many users have relied upon for years. It is understood that, thanks to... Read more
Updates causing issues for Windows 10 users now automatically uninstalled
Admit it, you’ve once thought twice before installing an update for fear of an almighty crash, right? Well, if you have, you’ll be delighted to know that Windows 10 now automatically uninstalls any updates which may cause problems! Microsoft revealed on Monday March 11, a day before this month’s... Read more
Why you need to update Google Chrome
Users of one of the world’s most popular browsers are being urged to act, following a recent security alert. An announcement has been made warning people to update Google Chrome on their desktops right away. It comes after Google realised a ‘major security flaw is being exploited by hackers’,... Read more
Why Windows 7 users can’t afford to ignore March update
Windows 7 users are being warned that their support services could run out within months. Windows 7 support expires next year. Users still running on this service face a deadline of January 14 2020, when it will be shut down for good. However, in a recent report from PC... Read more
Avast Launches 2019 Antivirus Range [PLUS WIN AVAST PREMIER]
Avast adds brand-new features to the antivirus range for 2019 Avast has launched its 2019 antivirus software range with some great new features added to Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier. Avast are one of the most well-known antivirus providers, offering a solid range of virus... Read more
No October Windows 10 Update After Users’ Files Deleted
Microsoft paused rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 update due to reports of users missing data after updating. One of the best-loved–and somehow simultaneously most despised features of Windows 10–is Microsoft’s death-grip it holds over users’ computers. The ridiculous hoop-jumping required to turn off automatic updates means more than... Read more
macOS 10.14, Mojave Drops But Is It Any Good?
So, the new macOS “Mojave” has landed but has it lived up to expectations? The answer is yes, mostly.   All things considered, Mojave is a welcome addition to the pantheon of Mac OS… MacOS’s, and comes with a slew of new features and upgrades, but with a with a few things missing that should really have... Read more
Why Regular Software Updates Are So Important
To increase your system’s stability, fix performance problems, and improve security, an automated and regular software update is a wise decision. A regular software update routine doesn’t just ensure your applications and operating system have all the latest bells and whistles. A good software update can improve the overall... Read more
What a Pane: All the Issues so far with Windows 10’s Latest Update
When is an operating system update not an update? When the new, “improved” version takes four steps backwards for each step it’s supposed to advance. This seems to be the case so far with the latest update to Microsoft’s Windows 10. As well as being good for the soul,... Read more
What’s New With The Apple HomePod?
The latest update aims to bring more features to user devices – and make it worth the money. In the home virtual assistant sphere, Amazon’s Echo has pretty much barreled through the gates and managed to stay in the lead, at least in terms of consumer response and brand... Read more
New Changes To Trending Topics At Facebook
Facebook will be replacing its Trending column with something better. To see something “trending” on social media can cause a user to stumble for a moment. Is it another school shooting? Another celebrity passing? Another criminal act or accusation? Simply seeing a name or location in the trending column... Read more
Mozilla To Bring Ad Blocking To Firefox
Mozilla 2018 roadmap shows ad blocking coming to Firefox Mozilla, the company behind popular Internet browser, Firefox, has revealed details of its ad ‘filtering’ plans for 2018. While lots of its intentions are mired in technical terminology, some of it also of interest to the average Firefox user, the... Read more
Evernote Launches New Collaboration Feature
New Spaces app allows for real time collaboration. For years, Evernote has been one of the worlds most recognized go-to organizational apps for people in all walks of life. From busy corporate professionals to people in highly creative fields–both career-wise and as a side interest or hobby–Evernote has helped... Read more
VLC 3.0 Vetinari Launches For All Platforms
The latest version of the free ‘play-everything-and-anything’ VLC Media Player has been released for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS. Its gets Chromecast support, and is just as good as ever. The good news, is that it’s still free, it plays even more formats... Read more
Microsoft Promises To Delete Software That Scares People Into Upgrading
Microsoft say that ‘bullying software’ such as cleaners and optimizers that try to ‘scare’ PC users into paying for upgrades, will be detected and removed. Starting March 1st, Windows Defender Antivirus and other associated Microsoft security products will classify programs that display bullying messages and use scare-tactic marketing as... Read more
Latest version of AVG Internet Security-Unlimited launched
Version 17.7.3032 promises the brand’s best PC and privacy protection yet, with advanced anti-ransomware and new webcam protection. Shield yourself against hacker attacks, scan for malware and avoid fake websites. Whether it’s banking, browsing, shopping — AVG Internet Security-Unlimited offers extra protection for your online life. AVG Internet Security... Read more
Piriform releases CCleaner 5.35
Updated version released in response to security vulnerability. Piriform, the publishers of CCleaner, the world’s most popular PC cleaner, has released version 5.35 following a security vulnerability discovered in version 5.33 (and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191). All users are encouraged to update to the latest version. Users of CCleaner Cloud... Read more
Whew! Microsoft Reverses Decision To Kill Paint
The much loved app will live on in the Windows Store. Earlier this week, the internet expressed its collective outrage over an announcement by Microsoft. The news contained a list of programs that would either be killed off entirely or no longer receive updates and support with the rollout... Read more