Issues found for new Windows patches

Issues found for new Windows patches

Despite security being one of Microsoft’s top priorities, it has been recently discovered that there are two vulnerabilities in computer chips, named Meltdown and Spectre, that put private data in jeopardy. As a solution, Microsoft has released an update to fix this vulnerability.

Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches

Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches

Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you.

Android File Transfer via USB Cable

Android File Transfer via USB Cable

There are many different ways to transfer files between Android phones and computers; however, most of these methods require an internet connection on both the phone and the computer during the process. So, if you are about to be off the grid for quite some time or would just rather transfer files without the internet, here’s how you can do just that with your trusty USB cable:

What you need:

Your Android phone
A computer with a USB port
A USB cable

What you need to do:
If you have a Windows computer…

Start by plugging your phone into the computer via USB port.

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Are you tired of buying a new PC and getting a load of pre-installed crapware you don’t need? This unnecessary software runs concurrently with the app you’re using, often prompting you to upgrade it ASAP. Signature Edition PCs let you do away with all of it.

Simplified Outlook for Mac and Windows users

Simplified Outlook for Mac and Windows users

In its recent Ignite 2017 presentation, Microsoft promised to launch a simplified Outlook for Mac and Windows. The software company aims to reduce the complexity of its email app’s desktop version by emulating the iOS version, which has an uncluttered interface and a modern look.

Cyber weapons for sale by dangerous hackers

Cyber weapons for sale by dangerous hackers

“Script kiddies” are a type of computer hacker that copies malware programs from more experienced creators and put their own name on it. WannaCry was programmed by script kiddies, and the group they stole the malware from is selling a new set of vulnerabilities.

Move over IE, Hello Microsoft Edge!

Move over IE, Hello Microsoft Edge!

Not all Windows users are fans of Internet Explorer, and not all Mac users are crazy about Safari. But there’s good news for Windows users: Windows 10 replaces IE with a brand new browser, Microsoft Edge. Here is a list of the key features you shouldn’t miss out on:

Import favorites
You can easily import the list of websites you’ve marked as favorites from any web browser to Microsoft Edge.

Protect your data from WannaCry

Protect your data from WannaCry

This month, ransomware has taken center stage yet again. WannaCry has already infected thousands of users around the world. In true ransomware fashion, WannaCry holds user data hostage until the victim decides to pay the ransom. What’s more alarming, however, is that the global success of this malware will likely spawn even more potent variants.

Windows Vista is due to leave Microsoft

Windows Vista is due to leave Microsoft

It’s official. Microsoft is finally letting go of its 10-year-old, often criticized operating system: Windows Vista. From April 11th onwards, the tech company will officially end support for Vista, meaning customers will be deprived of crucial security and software updates.

Should you fear government surveillance?

Should you fear government surveillance?

Accusations of inappropriate government surveillance have been swirling after Wikileaks recently released thousands of pages supposedly detailing the CIA’s exploitation of compromised devices and applications. But in today’s climate, every headline needs to be taken with a grain of salt.