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Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

September 17, 2020

Via: Computerworld

A majority of IT administrators polled this summer said that the twice-a-year Windows 10 feature upgrades are not useful – or rarely so – a stunning stance considering how much effort Microsoft puts into building the updates. About 58% of […]


Operating systems, Others

Google’s Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

September 17, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Don’t look now, but Chrome OS is about to undergo the biggest and most transformative change in the platform’s history. It’s something we’ve actually been hearing about since April but that’s just starting to take shape publicly for the first […]


iOS, Operating systems

Apple iOS14: 5 features I really like—and one I’m not so crazy about

September 15, 2020

Via: phys.org

When Facebook warns that a change to Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system will negatively affect how closely it will be able to track you on mobile phones, you know you’re going to like iOS14. It’s the latest update to Apple’s […]


Operating systems, Windows

My seven favorite Windows 10 features

September 11, 2020

Via: ZDnet

A few weeks ago, I shared my list of Seven Windows 10 annoyances (and how to fix them). It was one of my most popular posts of the year, and so for a sequel I decided to offer the flip […]


Operating systems, Windows

A fat Windows Update for September’s Patch Tuesday

September 11, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem, but the good news this month is that we are not responding to any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities. Microsoft appears to be getting serious about removing Adobe Flash Player (a […]


Mobile Apps

Huawei releases OS source code in push for own ecosystem

September 10, 2020

Via: phys.org

Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Thursday said its nascent homegrown operating system could be available on smartphones early next year, as it pushes to build an alternative app ecosystem after the US barred it from using Google’s Android. The source […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Securing Microsoft Teams: The options are limited

September 8, 2020

Via: CSO Online

As more remote work from home happens, your collaboration tools need more scrutiny. A popular choice for instant messaging and video conferencing is Microsoft’s Teams, and securing this application will be a challenge. Teams already has had one major exploit […]


Software Category, System Software

What is face recognition? AI for Big Brother

September 3, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Can Big Brother identify your face from street-level CCTV surveillance and tell whether you’re happy, sad, or angry? Can that identification lead to your arrest on an outstanding warrant? What are the odds that the identification is incorrect, and really […]


Operating systems, Others

Chromebooks get these handy new features as Chrome OS 85 arrives

September 2, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Google has released Chrome OS version 85 and has highlighted several new features aimed at making Chromebooks easier to use for everyone at home. A new Wi-Fi Sync feature caters to people who often switch between different Chromebooks or share […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to optimize Windows event logging to better investigate attacks

September 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

After a compromise, the first thing investigators will do is review the log files. The default logging on Windows machines, however, does not capture enough information to identify forensic artifacts. You can adjust your logging settings to get enough information […]