Monthly Archives: September 2018

Windows 10 security: Here’s how we’re hitting back at fileless malware, says Microsoft

Microsoft tackles fileless malware derived from Google Project Zero researcher’s script. Microsoft has been working on an answer to some clever new techniques used in penetration-testing kits to bypass Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), its key security platform for … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. S Mode

There is now special mode of Windows for buyers to consider to go along with the two different versions: In addition to Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro, there’s now Windows 10 in S mode. Which is right for … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports restores recommendation of Microsoft Surface laptops

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Photo: Microsoft) Consumer Reports is restoring its coveted “recommendation” designation for Microsoft Surface laptops that it pulled back in August 2017. At the time, Consumer Reports said the “predicted reliability” of the Microsoft machines compared to … Continue reading

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Microsoft upgrades Outlook Mobile, but restricting personal email may be one of the changes

If you’ve been using Microsoft Outlook’s mobile apps to straddle both your company and personal email accounts, be aware: at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced changes that will help lock down Outlook Mobile as an enterprise-first solution. Though nominally designed as … Continue reading

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Voice assistants will probably let us down

by Ben Dickson — 7 hours ago in Syndication Since Amazon Echo shipped in late 2014, smart speakers and voice assistants have been advertised as the next big thing. Nearly four years later, despite the millions of devices sold, it’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft launches Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop for running Windows in the cloud

Microsoft has announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a way to run virtualized instances of Windows and Office in the cloud. Running on Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop offers multi-user supports and enables several people to remotely log into the same Windows 10 … Continue reading

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Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, promises it won’t be the last

Among the many improvements is a Morph and Zoom effect in PowerPoint that enables users to create “cinematic presentations,” plus new data analysis tools in Excel, new formulas in PowerPivot, and improved inking features like pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and … Continue reading

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How to back up your desktop, documents, and pictures with Microsoft OneDrive

In Microsoft OneDrive, you can back up and protect three important folders from their default locations. Learn how by following this step-by-step guide. Image: juststock, Getty Images/iStockphoto Microsoft OneDrive is an effective way to back up, sync, and share specific … Continue reading

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Scam alert: Fake Microsoft rep hijacks woman’s computer, charges $3K to ‘fix’ it

WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, OHIO — A 66-year-old West Chester Township, Ohio, woman is out about $3,300 after someone claiming to be a Microsoft representative allegedly took over her computer, caused a problem and charged her to fix it. Township spokeswoman … Continue reading

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Tim Cook says the new iPhones are so expensive because they replace most other gadgets you’d need

Apple’s newest line of iPhones — the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max — cost as much as $1,449 for the most expensive model. Apple introduced a more affordable iPhone X model, the XR, starting at $749. Tim Cook told … Continue reading

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