Monthly Archives: February 2019

This Is How Often You Really Should Be Shutting Down Your Computer

There are pretty much two types of people in the world: Those who shut their computers down every night, and those who close their laptops without turning them off. You’ve probably heard mixed messages about which one is better for … Continue reading

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Researchers rip Microsoft over Windows 10 update restarts

Windows 10 Home’s update and upgrade processes are confusing users and leaving them frustrated, researchers from University College London found. Dana Vollenweider (CC0) Microsoft has created a mirage for users of Windows 10 Home, crafting an illusion of partial control … Continue reading

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New report reveals why Microsoft is testing its Windows 10 20H1 build more than a year early

@pradeepviswav Feb 28, 2019 at 16:35 GMT Early this month, Microsoft surprised everyone by releasing a new Insider Preview build from the 20H1 development branch for Skip Ahead users. While Microsoft is still finalizing 19H1 build for Windows 10 consumers, … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service now available for Windows 7, 8.1 clients

Microsoft’s Windows Defender ATP service, which provides pre- and post-breach detection and investigation, is finally generally available for Windows 7 and 8.1.   In February 2018, Microsoft officials announced they planned to make the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) … Continue reading

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Microsoft shrinks Kinect into a $399 cloud-powered PC peripheral

It’s for developers to build AI algorithms     It’s for developers to build AI algorithms   Kinect originally debuted as an Xbox 360 accessory for motion sensing so you could control games with your hands or body. While it … Continue reading

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Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes

Microsoft is phasing out SHA-1 hashes on its patches. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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What is Wi-Fi? Here’s everything you need to know

KittichaiBoonPong/GettyImages Wi-Fi is one of the most important technological developments of the modern age. It’s the wireless networking standard that helps us enjoy all the conveniences of modern media and connectivity at the tips of our fingers without astronomical cellular … Continue reading

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