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Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Today, Microsoft took another urgent step to help those users still using Windows XP and Windows Vista, with a number of security updates related to similar issues with WannaCry malware. Windows XP had its support ended back in April 2014 and since then the old OS, which was introduced back in 2001 has had a number of critical patches for security issues. WannaCry Just last month, Microsoft actually released a […]

New Windows 10 update might exceed some users data limits

New Windows 10 update might exceed some users data limits

When Windows 10 originally in July 2015, users on Windows 7 and Windows could get the update for free, which was generous on Microsoft’s part but the update was programmed to automatically download automatically, sending a lot of users hurtling over their broadband data caps. Microsoft naturally received a lot of complaints and now with the latest big update for Windows 10 around the corner, the company has said that the […]

Windows zero-day Flash  exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Windows zero-day Flash exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Evidence is mounting up that the Windows Kernel has a severe vulnerability that is already being exploited by hackers. Microsoft claims the bug is now being actively exploited by the Russian hacking group –  ‘Strontium’. BetaNews has explained that the group have also gone under various other names too – widely known as ‘Fancy Bear’. This is the same group previously cited as a ‘Russian state actor’, indicating some kind […]

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insider build 14926

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insider build 14926

It’s been quite a while since Microsoft has released a Insider beta build for Windows 10 and just yesterday build 14926 was made available for PC and mobile. Whats new? Microsoft Edge, the Internet Explorer replacement now features a “snooze” function. Microsoft say that users keep tabs open acting as a reminder to do something later on, a new feature allows Cortana to remind you to look at a website […]

What to do if you haven’t got the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yet

What to do if you haven’t got the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yet

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out about a month ago now, but some users may not have received it yet and it may need to be manually downloaded from Microsoft directly. The Anniversary Update came out around 1 year after Windows 10 was launched on July 29th 2015, it doesn’t add many big features – instead works to refine the experience. We wrote an article containing the new features. Read […]

Windows 10 Anniversary update is now out

Windows 10 Anniversary update is now out

Windows 10 has been with us for just over a year now and to celebrate this Microsoft has launched a new Anniversary update and it is available, hosting a bevy of new features which whilst not ground breaking add much needed touches of refinement to the operating system. A lot of the features included with the Anniversary update have been included in the Insider Preview since December. So, what’s new? With […]

Microsoft will show one more Windows 10 upgrade banner

Microsoft will show one more Windows 10 upgrade banner

For the past year, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 have been nagged to upgrade to the new Windows 10 operating system, many have upgraded, back in November Microsoft had achieved 132 million installs of Windows 10 and then in earlier February this year more people were using the new OS than XP users. Now as we’re in July, the last day that users can upgrade to Windows 10 is July 29 […]

Microsoft has made it easier to activate Windows 10

Microsoft has made it easier to activate Windows 10

Since Windows 10 launched last year back in July, it has had it’s fair share of software bugs as it is with most software nowadays, so it is always best to hold of as soon as the software is released in case of any potential bugs. But as Windows 10 has been around for nearly a year now, it seems stable enough to now upgrade to. But now Microsoft is […]

Microsoft is letting third party devices work with Windows Hello

Microsoft is letting third party devices work with Windows Hello

Currently quite a few Windows laptops have something called Windows Hello built in, a technology which uses the devices cameras and fingerprint sensors to authenticate users into their computers on Windows 10. Since it’s existence Windows Hello has only be available on devices made by Microsoft, now as of this week it is being opened up to third party companies, using the Windows Hello Companion Device Framework. This news is part […]

After July 29, Microsoft won’t ask you to upgrade to Windows 10

After July 29, Microsoft won’t ask you to upgrade to Windows 10

Initially, when Windows 10 launched for free back in July last year, users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 started to get notifications, like the one above reminding them that the new operating system was available to download. A lot of users, some few million didn’t bat an eyelid and upgraded straightaway however there were a lot of people and there still is that are a bit annoyed by the […]