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Windows 10 is now on more than 800 million devices
The install base of Windows 10 has topped the 800 million mark according to the Microsoft Story Labs site. Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi tweeted the news yesterday. This is an increase of 100 ...
Windows 10 will automatically uninstall problematic updates
Updates to Windows are supposed to fix problems and improve security, but sometimes they do the opposite. Many Windows 10 users will have experienced startup problems after installing an update to ...
New Google extension for Chrome filters out toxic comments
BetaNews has what we like to call a rather rowdy comments section. Any post to do with Windows 7 and Windows 10 usually sparks a commenting war that can run for weeks and get very heated at times.
Google recommends upgrading to Windows 10 to avoid unpatched Windows 7 zero-day that's being actively exploited
Google is warning users of Windows 7 that they are at risk from a privilege escalation zero-day bug -- and the advice is to upgrade to Windows 10 as there is no patch currently available for the ...
Microsoft rolls out new Skype for Web, and drops support for Chrome OS and Linux
Most of the Skype-related news of late has been about Microsoft killing off Skype Classic and moving people to Skype 8-- but now there's news about the web version of the communication tool.
ExTiX 19.3 (190307) is based on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, uses Linux kernel 5.0, and has Kodi Leia pre-installed
Here's the deal, folks -- there are far too many Linux distributions out there nowadays. It used to bother me, but over time, I made peace with it. Look, it's the nature of the beast -- we will ...
StarTech launches two USB-C multiport adapters for business professionals
The USB-C connector is absolutely here to stay. Not only is the reversible plug used by USB, but Thunderbolt 3 too. The upcoming USB4 standard will use the connector as well, and is backwards ...
Sources: Huawei is on the verge of suing the US government
The US has made no secret of the fact it does not trust Huawei, and the company's hardware has been shunned by the government over fears about Chinese espionage. There have also been calls for ...
House of Lords wants to rein in big tech with a new 'Digital Authority'
A House of Lords committee has called for the creation of a new Digital Authority to help co-ordinate existing regulators, as well as recommending new powers. The "super regulator" would have ...
Humble Bundle launches pay-what-you-want Linux book deal
Humble Bundle is a really cool program. If you aren't familiar, the website sells games, apps, and more with a "pay what you want" pricing scheme. Essentially, you can score a bundle of really ...
If you've added your phone number to Facebook for 2FA security, it can be used to search for you
Facebook has been encouraging users to enable two-factor authentication to boost the security of their accounts, but it turns out that there's a slightly sinister side to this feature. You may ...
Microsoft Word bug can be used to bypass security systems
Researchers at email and data security company Mimecast have uncovered a bug in Microsoft Word that can be used to bypass security systems. The bug incorrectly handles integer overflows and can be ...