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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

Google Play gets mandatory app privacy labels in April 2022

July 29, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

In iOS 14, Apple added a “privacy” section to the app store, requiring app developers to list the data they collect and how they use it. Google—which was one of the biggest targets of Apple’s privacy nutrition labels and delayed […]


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 […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10: Microsoft’s latest update fixes printer smart card bug

July 28, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released an out of band non-security update to fix a bug in some business printers and scanners that use a smart card for authentication. The update, KB5005394, addresses an issue in Windows 10 version 1809 — Windows 10 […]


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

Hold up – the app that lets you run Windows 3.1 on your iPad is being removed

July 23, 2021

Via: TechRadar

In a blogpost, iDOS 2 developer Litchie has revealed it has received an email from Apple, recommending changes that restrict the app from running environments such as Windows 3.1. Instead of acquiescing to Apple’s demands, Litchie will be removing the […]


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 […]