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Skype for desktop PCs now lets you blur the background when video chatting

January 15, 2019

Skype just introduced a nifty feature for its desktop applications whereby the user can blur the background of a video call. The new capability hasn’t yet hit the full release version of Skype’s apps, mind you, but rather is still […]


Microsoft spits out patches and plans to gobble up 7GB of storage for future Windows 10 updates

January 9, 2019

IT’S MICROSOFT’S MONTHLY PATCHING TIME, with Redmond pasting over some 51 security holes across Windows 10, 7, and 8.1, along with other nasties in its suite of software. One major security bork in the Windows Jet Database Engine, which can […]


New ReiKey app can detect macOS keyloggers

January 3, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who in recent years has become the de-facto expert on everything Mac malware, has created and released a Mac app that can detect certain types of macOS keyloggers. Named ReiKey , Wardle created and […]


Mobile Apps

Verizon Will Offer Free Anti-Robocall Tools to All Customers

January 18, 2019

Via: Geek

Robocalls remain a major issue for smartphones worldwide, but Verizon is stepping up its spam protection efforts: The company will roll out free anti-robocall tools for all of its customers this spring. In March, these call blocking and spam alerting […]


Operating systems, Windows

Death date: Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10 Mobile in December 2019

January 18, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Windows 10 Mobile finally has a death date: Microsoft will end support on December 10, 2019. The company officially sealed the operating system’s fate in October 2017 when a corporate VP tweeted that Microsoft would stop releasing new features and […]


Software Security

This cryptocurrency mining malware now disables security software to help remain undetected

January 17, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A form of cryptojacking malware has added the ability to disable cloud security software to help avoid detection and increase its chance of illicitly mining for cryptocurrency without being discovered. It’s the first time this attack technique has ever been […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 users are baffled as rereleased patch fails to install

January 17, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A patch has been rereleased for Windows 10 and it’s apparently causing problems on some PCs, as it’s failing to install. KB4023057 is the patch in question and it has been pushed out to machines running Windows 10 April 2018 […]