Monthly Archives: June 2017

Microsoft Secretly Planning A New Advanced Mode For Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 desktop logo Many moons ago Microsoft had a product called Windows for Workstations that was designed to make it clear that Windows was different in your office than it was at home. Back then, of course, Microsoft … Continue reading

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What we know about the kill switch in Petya ransomware attack

Cybersecurity researchers have been racing to analyze the new ransomware that struck Tuesday, first hitting Ukraine in an avalanche of attacks before spreading to other countries around the world. The malicious software has been identified as a modified version of … Continue reading

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New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV, June 28 (Reuters) – A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. … Continue reading

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Microsoft is building a smart antivirus using 400 million PCs

An upcoming security update will incorporate machine learning from millions of computers fending off malware, the company says. Microsoft is turning to artificial intelligence to create the next generation of antivirus software. The company is under massive pressure to deliver … Continue reading

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10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

Save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook. Credit: Microsoft Video Microsoft OneNote can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn’t end with the core features in … Continue reading

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A closer look at what Windows 10 S can and can’t do

Microsoft is being remarkably coy about its newest Windows edition, so I went digging. Here are a few details you won’t find anywhere else about what you get with the locked-down configuration of Windows 10 S. As product launches go, … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What’s coming on the security front

Microsoft will be adding a number of new security features to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but for Enterprise and Windows Server users only. As its name indicates, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include primarily new features and … Continue reading

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Are Apple Products Bad For The Environment? MacBooks, iPads Hard To Repair, Greenpeace Says

Samsung Galaxy smartphones are much harder to repair than the iPhone 7, but Apple faces low repairability scores with its MacBooks and iPads, a campaign by Greenpeace said. The Greenpeace campaign spotlighting planned obsolescence by tech companies teamed up with … Continue reading

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Skylake, Kaby Lake chips have a crash bug with hyperthreading enabled

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. Under certain conditions, systems with Skylake or Kaby Lake processors can crash due to a bug that occurs when hyperthreading is enabled. … Continue reading

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How to Change Minimum Password Length for Local Accounts in Windows 10

How to Change Minimum Password Length for Local Accounts in Windows 10 The Minimum password length policy setting determines the least number of characters that can make up a password for a local account. You can set a value of … Continue reading

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