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Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft urges Windows 11 users to switch to the beta – but there are already problems

July 30, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Many people are already using an early version of Windows 11, Microsoft’s eagerly-anticipated upcoming operating system, and now the company is suggesting people move to the newly-released beta version. However, some people are reporting issues when trying to switch. Up […]


Application Software, Software Category

Skype for Business is retiring this weekend – here’s what you need to know

July 30, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft has reminded users that it will be retiring its Skype for Business video conferencing platform on July 31 2021. The company is moving users over to its wildly successful Microsoft Teams platform as it looks to streamline its offerings […]


Mobile Apps

How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

July 29, 2021

Via: Computerworld

Android 12 sure is an onion of an update, wouldn’t ya say? Now, don’t get me wrong: I’m not suggesting it’s fragrant, likely to make you cry, or positively delicious when cooked in a stir-fry. (That’d be one heck of […]


Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft .NET adoption gets boost from open source

July 29, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

At one time, commercial software giant Microsoft was known as a company that was unfriendly to the open source software movement. Former CEO Steve Ballmer even referred to the popular open source Linux platform as a “cancer.” But now, Microsoft […]


Development Software, Software Category

6 stellar libraries for profiling Python code

July 28, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

Every programming language has two kinds of speed: speed of development, and speed of execution. Python has always favored writing fast versus running fast. Although Python code is almost always fast enough for the task, sometimes it isn’t. In those […]


Operating systems, Others

The most important Chrome OS feature of 2021 isn’t coming from Google

July 27, 2021

Via: Computerworld

Well, I’ll be. For all the new features and shape-shifting updates Google’s constantly cookin’ up for its Chrome OS platform, the most eye-opening Chromebook change of the year isn’t even coming from within Google’s walls. In fact, it’s coming from […]


Operating systems, Others

OnePlus will let users disable ‘performance optimizations’ with OxygenOS 12 update

July 26, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro were taken off Geekbench’s benchmark list a couple of weeks ago for their dodgy performance, brought to light by AnandTech’s review of the OP 9 Pro. They discovered that most mainstream apps weren’t able […]


Operating systems, Others

Chrome OS download locked users out of their devices

July 26, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Chromebook users across the world were locked out of their devices after a single code typo caused a significant knock-on effect. The issue, found in Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165 saw users unable to access their devices due to a one-character […]


Operating systems, Windows

If Windows 11 really wants to compete with iOS and Android, it’s doing it wrong

July 26, 2021

Via: TechRadar

When Windows 11 launches later this year, it will be bringing an overhauled Microsoft Store with it, but while it looks like there will be some welcome fixes and new features, it looks like Microsoft is still failing to nail […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to fix a frozen Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

July 23, 2021

Via: Computerworld

From time to time, certain key elements in the Windows 10 user interface go dormant. You click on or touch the Start menu icon, or other icons in the taskbar, and nothing happens. Keep trying, and nothing keeps happening. This […]