Advertisements


Undocumented patch KB 4033637 pushed onto Windows 10 1607 machines

Continuing another banner month of screwed-up patches, many people running Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, report that an undocumented patch “Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4033637)” just rolled out th.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 29th, 2017Related News

Microsoft yanks buggy patch of a buggy patch, KB 4039884

There’s no official confirmation, and no explanation of course, but overnight Microsoft pulled a patch that was supposed to fix the main problems in this month’s Windows 7 security updates. I talked about the repair hotfix yesterday in "Micros.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 29th, 2017Related News

Bugs? What bugs? Microsoft sees no evil.

On Aug. 23, Microsoft released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16273. This late beta doesn’t introduce new features. It’s all about stabilizing the next Windows 10 update before releasing it to the public. In short, it’s a bug-fix vers.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

Microsoft slates September release for Windows Server"s first fast upgrade

Microsoft will release the first upgrade to Windows Server 2016 the last week of September."We'll be launching Windows Server, version 1709, at Ignite," Jeff Woolsey, a manager in Microsoft's Windows Server group, wrote on a company blog on Thursd.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

The definitive guide to privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update

Privacy MattersImage by Khanom/Woody LeonhardPrivacy means different things to different people; there’s no one-size-fits approach. Some people want to lock their machines down so they leak exactly nothing. Others figure they don’t have anything.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

Microsoft repairs buggy Win7 security patch with buggy hotfix KB 4039884

Two weeks ago, I talked about a bug in Windows 7’s August Monthly patch rollup KB 4034664 that left many people who have two monitors reeling. After installing the security patch, the first monitor would work properly, but the second monitor cou.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

So, you're ready to leave your iPhone for greener pastures — specifically, the bright green hue of Google's Android ecosystem.It's a major move, to be sure, but it doesn't have to be daunting. Beneath the surface-level differences, Android and i.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

6 tips for the paranoid Windows traveler

Travelers carrying confidential or privileged corporate information need to take steps ahead of time to ensure that private data stays private. Watch this video for 6 quick tips......»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 25th, 2017Related News

IDG Contributor Network: Apple vs. Microsoft Windows – lessons both failed to learn from each other

Looking back both Apple and Microsoft (Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author) made pivotal strategic mistakes in their operating system strategies that the other firm did well.  In each case the company seemed to walk away with the idea.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 25th, 2017Related News

Word, Outlook merged-cell problem arises after install of patch KB 3213656

If you have tables in a Word doc or Outlook message and you suddenly can’t see or click on specific cells, chances are good that 1) the tables have merged cells, 2) you’re using Word 2016 or Outlook 2016, and 3) you installed this month’s KB.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 25th, 2017Related News

Google girds for enterprise battle with Chrome OS subscription

Google this week added features and functionality to a $50 subscription plan, renamed Chrome Enterprise, to position its lightweight Chrome OS as credible competition for rival Microsoft and Windows in the workplace.Chrome Enterprise adds several.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 24th, 2017Related News

7 tips for the paranoid Android traveler

Watch how to safeguard corporate and personal data when traveling with recent Android-based phones and tablets, using the Chrome browser......»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 24th, 2017Related News

Windows users just got yet another reason to Mac

PC users looking to upgrade to a secure and modern OS may want to take another look at the MacBook Pro, as you can now use its Touch Bar with some of the most widely used Windows applications.Keeping Parallel Parallels Desktop 13 launched this wee.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 24th, 2017Related News

Microsoft releases fix for botched Office 2016 patch, KB 4011093

Late last night, Microsoft released a new Office 2016 patch, KB 4011093. According to the KB article, it fixes a bug in the Aug. 1 Office 2016 non-security patch KB 4011051, which left hyperlinks in Excel 2016 non-functional.It also fixes two addi.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 23rd, 2017Related News

The paranoid Windows traveler’s data-protection checklist

It used to be that the most intrusive experience business travelers faced at airport security was a possible pat-down, or a customs check of luggage. These days, border control agents are searching passengers’ phones, tablets and laptops for ….....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 23rd, 2017Related News

Brave browser bets on BATs to the web

The builders of the Brave browser are trying to put a price on online users' attention with blockchain-based tokens that will be traded between publishers, advertisers and those willing to view ads.The project, dubbed "Basic Attention Token" (BAT).....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 22nd, 2017Related News

Two simple ways to scan documents with Android

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to scan documents with an Android device......»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 22nd, 2017Related News

Windows Mobile: The walking dead never die

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile smartphone operating system:A) Is alive, well and kicking.B) Is finally about to be killed after billions of dollars thrown down the drain.C) Continues to live a zombie life.D) Is … wait. Microsoft has a smartphone o.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 22nd, 2017Related News

Microsoft Germany agrees to stop forcing Windows upgrade downloads

After 18 months of delays, Microsoft has responded to a cease-and-desist complaint filed by Munich’s Baden-Würtenberg consumer rights center (Verbraucherschutz) by vowing to never again forcibly download upgrade files onto customers’ computer.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 22nd, 2017Related News

How to switch from Android to iPhone

iPhone sales regularly exceed analysts’ expectations, and millions of people who are purchasing an Apple smartphone for the first time are switching from Android devices. So, if you are an Android user thinking of switching to iOS, you aren’t.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 21st, 2017Related News