Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hackers took over Asus updates to send you malware, researchers say

Kaspersky Lab estimates that the attack could have affected more than a million users. Thousands of Asus computers were infected with malware from the company’s own update tool, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said Monday. The researchers discovered the attack in … Continue reading

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Data caps must die: How Google and Microsoft’s cloud gaming ambitions could conquer ISP greed

Now that Google Stadia and Microsoft XCloud have been unveiled at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, it’s safe to say cloud gaming has arrived, promising a future where content will be streamed to smartphones over high-speed Wi-Fi and … Continue reading

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AT&T’s fake 5G E is slower than Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s 4G

AT&T’s wannabe 5G network, 5G E, might actually be slower than its competitors’ 4G LTE networks. Opensignal, a company that looks into mobile network performance, on Friday published a study comparing the speeds of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Though … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 6 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with six bug fixes. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18356 (made available to testers on March 12) to build 18358. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the … Continue reading

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Turn your old phone into a home security camera you can watch from anywhere

Give your outdated phone a new life. If you have some old phones moldering in a drawer somewhere, don’t sell them for a fraction of what you bought them. If they still turn on, you can put them to good … Continue reading

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Windows 10 now automatically recovers from bollixed updates

Microsoft’s goal: to keep your system running. Whether you love or hate Microsoft’s automatic updates for Windows 10, it’s a given you’ll run into a snag at some point. To deal with the inevitable botched installs before you start angry-tweeting, … Continue reading

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Survey finds Microsoft more trusted than Google and Apple

While other technology companies have been rocked by controversy Microsoft has been quietly going about their business, making friends out of old enemies and looking after their customers well. For that, the company has been richly rewarded, not just financially, … Continue reading

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Has Apple quietly solved MacBook Pro’s ‘flexgate’ flaw that cost users $600 to fix?

A 2mm longer cable may address the ‘flexgate’ problem in 2018 MacBook Pro models, but Apple still hasn’t acknowledged the issue. Apple still hasn’t publicly acknowledged the so-called ‘flexgate’ issue affecting MacBook Pro models made in 2016 and later. But … Continue reading

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Google publicly discloses macOS zero-day flaw after Apple misses 90-day bug-fix deadline

“Google has publicly disclosed a zero-day flaw in Apple’s macOS after the Cupertino mobe-maker failed to fix the security shortcoming within the ad giant’s 90-day deadline,” Shaun Nichols reports for The Register. “The vulnerability itself is relatively minor in terms … Continue reading

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