Monthly Archives: October 2017

Google is locking people out of documents, and you should be worried

What’s This? Image: AFP/Getty Images By Monica Chin2 hours ago It turns out that even your private documents can be censored online. This morning, a ton of users reported being locked out of completely innocuous Google Docs for “inappropriate content.” … Continue reading

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Microsoft to add free premium features to Outlook.com for Office 365 consumer subscribers

Microsoft is adding to Outlook.com for free new ad-free inbox, enhanced malware and phishing protection and larger mailbox sizes. The catch: Users must be Office 365 Home/Premium users to qualify. Microsoft is starting to roll out to Office 365 Home … Continue reading

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Meet Bad Rabbit, the new ransomware that used an NSA exploit to wreak havoc

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda1 day ago New week, new ransomware. A new form of ransomware surfaced in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere this week. Known as Bad Rabbit, it’s employed a leaked NSA exploit … Continue reading

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Backwards Compatibility On Xbox One Is One Of Microsoft’s Best Ideas, And It Keeps Getting Better

Credit: Microsoft via @h0x0d on Twitter The original Xbox titles available for Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program. You’d have a hard time believing them if someone told you about it back in 2013. But here we are, four years into the … Continue reading

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Smartphones are killing Americans, but nobody’s counting

Kyle Stock, Lance Lambert, and David Ingold © Provided by The Next Web Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update being offered to more users

Microsoft rolls out two Windows 10 feature updates a year. In April, the Creators Update arrived, followed by the Fall Creators Update this month. In order to reduce the number of problems big updates like this can cause users, Microsoft … Continue reading

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5 reasons to use Edge in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft continues to woo Chrome users. With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has added a handful of new features and tweaks to its Edge browser. I doubt they will be enough to pry you away from your browser of … Continue reading

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Report: Windows 10 on ARM Promises Multi-Day Battery Life

Apparently the Windows battery meter empties so slowly when running on Snapdragon testers reported it as faulty. I think everybody, including Microsoft, would like to forget about the mess that was Windows RT. Instead, Microsoft is starting to get excited … Continue reading

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ProBeat: Microsoft will trim, not kill, Surface lineup

Finally, a 15-inch Surface. Microsoft added yet another form factor to its Surface lineup this week, and while I’m excited — this is exactly the size of Surface I’ve always wanted — I can’t help but feel there are now … Continue reading

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Does Windows 10’s Security Boost Make Antivirus Obsolete?

Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center gets new features with the Fall Creators Update, but the best third-party antivirus tools are still better. With the Windows 10 Creators Update this spring, the venerable Windows Defender got a new name—Microsoft Windows Defender … Continue reading

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