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October 16, 2017

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Available

The next major feature update for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is here.

The Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update brings a long list of improvements and new features. Finally integrated is the long-promised desktop chat integration for contacts from LinkedIn and Skype, as well as a new Android and iPhone linking feature. You won’t be able to respond to text messages, but you’ll be able send browser sessions from your phone directly to your desktop for future viewing.

AR, or Augmented Reality, is also receiving a lot of love. The Fall Creators Update will prepare your system to be AR ready right off the get-go, no setup required. [...]

 
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October 18, 2017

E-mail Protocol Comparison: POP3 vs IMAP vs Exchange

So you’re setting up your brand new desktop, laptop or smartphone and you come across the option to choose the type of account or protocol to use and you have zero idea what any of it actually does. Don’t worry. We’ve been there before which is why today we’ll be comparing three of the most common e-mail protocols in use today.

 

POP3

POP3, or Post Office Protocol Version 3, is one of the e-mail protocols quickly losing popularity today thanks to the rise of broadband and mobile broadband internet.

The way POP3 works is once it’s setup on an e-mail client (Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.), [...]

 
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October 12, 2017

Windows Phone is Confirmed Dead

After a succession of failures, Joe Belfiore, VP of Operating Systems at Microsoft, confirmed via Twitter that Microsoft will not be creating another Windows phone.

In another Tweet, Belfiore explained that Windows Phone’s phone’s fundamental issue was one it had since day one: the lack of apps. Users won’t use a phone with no apps, and companies won’t develop apps for a platform with no users. This vicious cycle is what ultimately drove the nail in the coffin. Joe also promised that Windows 10 mobile will continue to receive security updates, but active development in both hardware and software have ceased.

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October 6, 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins PC System Requirements Revealed

For those waiting patiently for the latest installment in the highly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft recently released system requirements for the PC version of the game so you can make preparations to play when it launches on October 27.

Assassin’s Creed Origins which will be set in ancient Egypt is expected to feature the largest worlds in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

MINIMUM CONFIGURATION OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB [...]

 
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October 4, 2017

How to Rebuild Search Index File in Windows 10

Windows 10’s search function is one of the most powerful tools in the operating system. Users can easily search for files, programs, and settings straight from the desktop. To speed up searches, Windows has an Index file that keeps track of what’s in the system and where. Unfortunately, not all the things you need are automatically indexed and sometimes residual program entries will still appear after they’ve been uninstalled.

To fix this issue and to include additional locations, you’ll need to rebuild the index file. Here’s how.

 

Rebuild the Search Index File Step 1

Hit the Windows Key and immediately type [...]

 
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October 2, 2017

Microsoft Ending Groove Music Streaming by End of Year

Microsoft’s Groove Music streaming service (formerly known as XBOX music) will end its run on December 31. Rest in peace.

Microsoft explains that the Groove music app will continue to work as a standalone player for local music, and will continue to be able to stream music stored in OneDrive. Only the streaming service will end.

For streaming, Microsoft has reached out to Groove’s biggest competitor, Spotify. Microsoft has partnered closely with Spotify to promote the service, and is currently developing a new music app for the Windows Store. Customers with existing playlists on Groove Music will be able to export them to Spotify easily via the [...]

 
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September 27, 2017

Mozilla Launches Firefox Quantum Beta, Boosts Performance by 2x

Mozilla has just unleashed a massive update to its Firefox browser making it so fast that they’re calling it Firefox Quantum.

Firefox Quantum started as a perpetual project in October 2016 with the goal of developing a better web engine for today’s web content. The web is no longer a collection of static pages, and is now driven by many types of webapps. To run these apps optimally, Quantum takes advantage of the multi-thread, multi-core processors found in most of today’s machines. Instead of letting one core handling the command stream for the entire browser, the engine will intelligently distribute the workload across multiple threads and the [...]

 
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September 18, 2017

CCleaner Compromised, Hackers Install Backdoor Malware into Popular Utility

Popular Windows optimization utility CCleaner has a serious problem right now as a recent blog post by their VP of Products, Paul Yung reveals that hackers have compromised recent versions of CCleaner, installing a backdoor utility into the application that would allow hackers to remotely access systems with CCleaner installed.

The security issue which was discovered on September 12, affected the 32-bit version of CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191. Hackers were able to illegally modify the application before it was released and was able to introduce the malicious code. The malicious code not only granted attackers remote access to [...]

 
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September 11, 2017

Microsoft Working on Fixes for Creators Update Gaming Performance Issues

If you’ve been experiencing performance issues in your games after the Windows 10 Creator’s Update, rest assured, you’re not alone.

According to a recent article at MSPoweruser, Microsoft is well aware of the issues thanks to numerous user reports and has identified a number of problem sources which have been causing issues such as studdering and reduced framerates. A fix for one of the issues has already been fixed and will be included in build 16273.

“Thank you everyone for providing feedback and submitting traces. We have been analyzing the traces from your feedback and have identified several different problem sources surfacing as [...]

 
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September 6, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update Coming October 17

It’s upgrade time again and Windows 10’s next big update, the Fall Creator’s Update, will land in user’s machines starting on October 17.

Like the Anniversary Update, the Fall Creator’s Update is a major update for Windows 10. As a result, it will bring numerous new features as well as improvements to many of its core applications. Patch notes emphasize that the Photos and Videos app has been overhauled to provide a more intuitive experience, and OneDrive Files On-Demand will allow you to access files stored in your OneDrive cloud directly without the intermediate step of first accessing it from your browser. Constantly losing track of [...]

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