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Operating systems, Windows

The webcam privacy guide for Windows PCs

April 17, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Is someone watching your PC’s webcam? Modern laptops are packed with webcam LEDs, privacy shutters, and even switches that physically disconnect the webcam to ensure you have control. Windows has a variety of useful settings, too — but those software […]


Operating systems, Windows

You’re not really still using Windows XP, are you?

April 16, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I don’t know whether to be amazed or horrified at how much out-of-date technology we’re still using. Maybe both. Both is good. It’s been 10 years since Windows XP support expired. That’s a whole decade, people! But when I recently […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft wants to show you ads in Windows 11’s Start menu. Here’s how to prevent them

April 15, 2024

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is testing a way to further mismanage the Windows 11 Start menu: displaying icons for recommended apps. In a Friday blog post announcing the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build for the Beta channel, the company revealed that it’s […]


iOS, Operating systems

How Lyft Leveraged iOS Live Activities to Enhance User Experience

April 12, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Providing timely updates to users is key to improving their mobile experience, explains Lyft iOS engineer Max Husar, although it will increase development scope and effort. To achieve a balance between flexibility, reliability, and reusability, Lyft engineers used iOS ActivityKit […]


Operating systems, Windows

Former Microsoft developer says Windows 11’s performance is “comically bad,” even with monster PC

April 12, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Andy Young, an ex-Microsoft senior software engineer, posted a message on X/Twitter bemoaning that even with his $1,600 Core i9 CPU and 128 GB of RAM, Windows 11 Start menu’s performance is often awful. Young included a video clip illustrating […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 18 May Feature All-New ‘Safari Browsing Assistant’

April 10, 2024

Via: MacRumors

iOS 18 will apparently feature a new Safari browsing assistant, according to backend code on Apple’s servers discovered by Nicolás Álvarez. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris confirmed that the code exists, but not many details are known at this time. Álvarez […]


iOS, Operating systems

X Rolls Out Passkeys Support to iPhone Users Worldwide

April 9, 2024

Via: MacRumors

X, formerly Twitter, has extended support for passkeys as a login option for iPhone users across the globe, the company has announced. Passkeys support was introduced by X earlier this year, but the option was limited to iOS users based […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s lock screen cards for Windows 11 are about to arrive – and a much-needed addition will follow

April 9, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft recently tested a new feature for the lock screen in the form of info cards in both Windows 11 and Windows 10, which are now imminent, but this functionality is missing an important piece of the puzzle – something […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to send and receive iMessages on Windows

April 8, 2024

Via: ZDnet

If you’re an iPhone user with a Windows PC, Microsoft has a feature that allows you to send and receive iMessages directly from your PC. You can also view your phone’s notifications and place or receive calls. Android users have […]


Operating systems, Windows

The best ways to share files between Windows PCs

April 3, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft wants you to use the cloud, but there are a lot of good options — including trusty old network file sharing and a little-known modern Windows feature. Remember the HomeGroup on Windows 7? This feature made it easy and […]


Operating systems, Software Category, Software Security, Windows

Microsoft reveals how much Windows 10 Extended Security Updates will cost

April 3, 2024

Via: TechSpot

In an official blog post, Microsoft announced that organizations will have three options to extend update support for Windows 10: the traditional 5-by-5 activation, Windows 365 subscription-based activation, and cloud-based activation. The first option will be available for $61 per device […]


iOS, Operating systems

What to Expect From iOS 17.5

April 1, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Apple has yet to release the first beta of iOS 17.5 for the iPhone, but two changes are already expected with the upcoming software update. iOS 17.5 will likely allow iPhone users in the EU to download apps directly from […]


Operating systems, Windows

Chromium browsers will have better text rendering on Windows thanks to Microsoft engineers

March 26, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The next version of Chrome (124) is expected to offer improved text rendering on Windows PCs. Microsoft programmers have been working for years to integrate a ClearType feature into the “insular,” platform-agnostic text renderer developed by Google for the Chromium […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

MacOS 14.4.1 makes it once again safe to update your Mac

March 26, 2024

Via: ZDnet

At last, it appears to be safe to update your Mac again! Earlier this month, Apple released MacOS 14.4 and users swiftly reported a plethora of frustrating issues. Reported bugs included printers and hubs vanishing, DRM plugins for professional audio […]


Operating systems, Others

watchOS 11 is expected to be a small update, but there’s one feature it really needs

March 25, 2024

Via: BGR

Apple is expected to introduce watchOS 11 during the WWDC 2024 keynote. This update will also help celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original Apple Watch. Still, it doesn’t seem watchOS 11 will be a major update with tons of […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 17.4.1 available to iPhone users and you should update now

March 21, 2024

Via: BGR

Apple has just released iOS 17.4.1 to iPhone users. This update comes a few weeks after Cupertino seeded iOS 17.4 to everyone. At this moment, Apple doesn’t share much about what’s changing with this version, except that it brings bug fixing, general […]


Mobile Apps, Operating systems, Windows

The best ways to run Android apps on a Windows PC

March 20, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Though Microsoft removed Android app support from Windows 11, there are still ways to run Android apps on your PC if you want. Here are the best ways to do so, whether you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 11. What […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

macOS Sonoma 14.4 Bug ‘Destroys Saved Versions in iCloud Drive’

March 19, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Apple’s latest macOS Sonoma 14.4 software update appears to be guilty of another bug, this time affecting saved versions in iCloud Drive. According to The Eclectic Light Company’s Howard Oakley, users running macOS 14.4 that have “Optimize Mac Storage” enabled […]


Operating systems, Others

Apple Watch Series 10 to have first all-new health sensor in four years

March 18, 2024

Via: BGR

After an interesting Apple Watch Series 9 release, Cupertino is said to be readying a significant Apple Watch Series 10 upgrade. While we have already reported on some of the expected features for this upcoming smartwatch, a new rumor says […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

macOS Sonoma 14.4 Causing USB Hub Issues for Some Users

March 13, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Some Mac users who updated to Apple’s latest macOS Sonoma 14.4 software release are experiencing connectivity issues with USB hubs and monitors with USB ports, with several reports of mice, keyboards, and other peripherals no longer being detected. Users have […]