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Microsoft Surface users baffled after investing in kit that throttles itself to the point of passing out
[h2]400MHz ought to be enough for anyone?[/h2][b]By[/b] [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/Tim-Anderson][b]Tim Anderson[/b][/url][b] 16 Aug 2019[/b] [img]https://regmedia.co.uk/2019/08/16/surface6.jpg?x=442&y=293&crop=1[/img]Microsoft's Surface 6, normally a brisk performer, can slow to a crawl for no apparent reason An intermittent but longstanding issue where Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices run super slow continues to frustrate users. The problem is not new. A [url=https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/all/surface-book-2-throttles-excessively-often-down-to/8d5e9096-6735-429f-b0ae-012584de1516?page=1]May 2018 thread[/url] on Microsoft's community forum discussed the issue, with devices reportedly slowing to a mere 0.4GHz. However, a recent Surface Pro 6 firmware update may have made things worse. [url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/16/microsoft_surface_cpu_throttling/]Full Article.[/url]
Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Taboola have quietly paid the German start-up behind Adblock Plus, the world’s most popular software for blocking online advertising, to stop blocking ads on their sites. The deals, which are confidential but whose existence has been confirmed by the Financial Times, demonstrate that some of the biggest participants in the $120bn online advertising market see the rise of ad-blocking as a material threat to their revenues. Adblock Plus has become one of the most popular free extensions on Chrome and Firefox browsers in recent years as internet users have attempted to eliminate the interruption of advertising. Eyeo, the German company that produces the software, says it has been downloaded more than 300m times worldwide and has more than 50m monthly active users. [url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/80a8ce54-a61d-11e4-9bd3-00144feab7de.html]Full Article[/url]
Ever since Webroot put forward the extension LastPass without even informing us? me?, I have had nothing but trouble with it - as well, their responses to my concerns/questions/issues, is not adequate and does not help to mitigate the errors I am experiencing. I am beginning to lose confidence in both!
2017 will be quite the interesting year for the Firefox web browser. Mozilla plans to make the switch to WebExtensions in that year, launch a new themes API that is based on that, and will introduce a new default Firefox theme on top of all that. The first changes have been pushed to the Nightly version of the Firefox web browser already. The most visible change is the addition of two new themes that Firefox will ship with from that version on. What this means is that Firefox users can choose one of the three themes to run Firefox with, all without having to head over to the themes repository to download themes first. [url=https://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/16/firefox-new-default-theme-theme-api-makes-an-appearance/]Full Article[/url]
[b]22nd August 2017 By Ankit Gupta[/b] The [b]Windows 10 Fall Creators Update[/b] will come with several changes on Windows 10 machines. There are several [url=http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-fall-creators-update-removes-features]features that have been removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update[/url]. Microsoft recently updated their post to mention that the [b]ReFS creation ability[/b] in [b]Windows 10 Pro[/b] will be discontinued. ReFS stands for Resilient File System, and its creation ability has been removed. [img]http://news.thewindowsclubco.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/refs-removed-600x229.jpg[/img] [url=http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-removes-refs-creation-ability-in-windows-10-pro-90466/]Full Article.[/url]
[b][img]https://sophosnews.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/shutterstock_1038305527.jpg?w=780&h=408&crop=1[/img][/b] [b]31st October 2018, By John E Dunn[/b] Earlier this month, an IT admin at Morris Hospital near Chicago started receiving complaints that dozens of staff iPads, iPhones, and Apple Watches had suddenly stopped working. That’s an unusual failure rate for a single building but what made it odder was that non-Apple devices seemed to be working fine. As the admin, [url=https://ifixit.org/blog/11986/iphones-are-allergic-to-helium/]identified by iFixit[/url] as systems specialist Erik Wooldridge, wrote in a subsequent [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/9mk2o7/mri_disabled_every_ios_device_in_facility/]Reddit post[/url]: [quote]This is probably the most bizarre issue I’ve had in my career in IT. [/quote]One explanation was the installation of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, the testing on which had commen
Under the name “Palinopsia Bug” a group of developers report about graphics adapters that remember the contents of your screen even after rebooting the computer. This is achieved by simply accessing the content of the graphic card’s frame buffer. While currently being just a proof of concept, the “Palinopsia Bug” could be a potential severe security issue. [img]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2015/03/screenshot1-670x419.png[/img] [url=http://www.myce.com/news/dangerous-memory-of-your-graphics-adapter-75564/]Full Article[/url]
March 13, 2018 10:17 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url]Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are pleased to release Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803 to Windows Server Insiders. Also available is the Insider preview package of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher. [b]Available Content[/b] [list] [*][b]Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803[/b] [*][b]Remote Server Administration Tools Build 17108 [/b][/list][b]What’s New in RSAT[/b] This preview build of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) can be installed on Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher. FIXED: DNS server tools are now correctly installed as part of the RSAT package. FIXED: Shielding data files and template disks can now be created by their respective wizards in the RSAT package. KNOWN ISSUE: The x86 RSAT package
Are you the kind of person who reads a lot of written content on the web, like our wonderful articles, general news, long-form content, personal blogs, or whatever else? If so, you may be interested in taking advantage of the Reading List feature that Safari has to offer, which is useful when you want to save webpages for reading later.Reading List works on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so regardless fo what device you’re using you can access the feature with Safari.Reading List gives you the option to save web content and come back to it later when you have the time to read it. You can keep adding as many web pages that you want to this list and even read the content when you’re not connected to the internet, provided you’ve saved it offline. Safari’s reading list even syncs with iCloud, so even if you switch between your Apple devices, you’ll have access to all the saved webpages.Let’s check out using Reading List, first on iOS/iPadOS, and then on MacOS. ★★ Full Article ★★
It’s that time again: MSP Nifty Gifty! We want to round out 2019 with cool presents for you and yours. That’s why we’re partnering with other businesses in the channel to bring you 10 days of fun, business-building gifts that will help MSPs like you kick-start the new year.What’s the MSP Nifty Gifty? It’s 10 days of cool and valuable gifts in December—just for MSPs.How does the Nifty Gifty work? Each day, you’ll receive a special gift from one of the channel sponsors. It might be a free software subscription, a book, a gift card, or any number of other items.There’s also a grand prize—worth $1,900 in nifty gear—to help you kick off 2020 right. Click here to enter!
[b]November 7th, 2018, By Lawrence Abrams[/b] [img]https://www.bleepstatic.com/images/news/Microsoft/b/bugs/file-associations/file-association-header.jpg[/img] For quite some time, users have been reporting an inconsistent bug in Windows 10 that prevents them from changing the default program associated with a file type. Windows 10 users are stating that when they try to change the default program used to open a particular file extension, such as .txt files, they are unable to associate it with popular Notepad replacements such as Notepad++. On the other hand, they have no problem changing the file association to a different one. "This is a strange bug. It affects some applications, but not others," Chris Hoffman stated in an article on [url=https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-broke-windows-10s-file-associations-with-a-botched-update/]HowToGeek[/url]. "For example, Windows 10 won’t let you make [url=https://www.adobe.com/products/photosho
[b]By ANNE FLAHERTY and NANCY BENAC Associated Press 6th March 2015[/b] "Setting up your own email server is something only the geekiest of tech geeks do because of the serious hassles involved, including spending every waking hour fending off spam. Like brewing your own beer, it's typically done just for fun - a way to challenge your smarts and fill the time. It also appeals to those who fear the government is sniffing around and could compel companies like Google or Yahoo to release customer data." [url=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HOMEBREW_EMAIL_SERVERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-03-06-03-15-16]Full Article[/url]
Windows users who wanted to run a 64-bit version of Firefox in the past were limited to the Nightly Channel up until now as it was the only channel that offered 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox on Windows. All other channels, Stable, Beta and Developer Edition, were not offered as a 64-bit version for the Windows operating system. The situation is different for Mac and Linux versions of Firefox as 64-bit versions for both systems have been made available for some time now by Mozilla. Firefox users who wanted to run 64-bit versions of Firefox on Windows had to either use the Nightly version or switch to forks of the browser such as [url=http://www.palemoon.org/]Pale Moon[/url] or [url=https://www.waterfoxproject.org/]Waterfox[/url] that are offered as 64-bit versions. Mozilla added 64-bit support on Windows to the Developer Edition of Firefox recently (formerly know as Aurora). When you open the [url=https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/all/]download
Geeks around the world should be happy to know that the new tech-aware Keurig 2.0 machine can be hacked. The machine requires licensed K-Cups, fitted with an RFID tag in order to brew. No RFID tag, no coffee. The 'hack' for this high tech coffee brewer is definately old school low tech: just a little bit of tape. YUP.. that is all you need my friends to be able to use your own custom blend of coffee in the Keurig 2.0 machine and avoid the expensive K-Cups. See [url=http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/11/technology/security/keurig-hack/index.html?hpt=hp_t2]THIS ARITCLE[/url] for more information :)
MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Beta 3 Available for TestingNov 20, 2019 MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 3 has been released by Apple for testing by Mac users enrolled in the Mac system software beta testing program.Usually a developer beta build becomes available first, soon followed by the same beta build as a public beta version.MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 3 is likely to focus on bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements to the MacOS Catalina operating system. It’s unclear if any new features will be included in the release.See Full ArticleWhen Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 It will be time for me to upgrade to and enjoy the eye candy.
If you regularly make use of Safari’s Reading List feature to save web content for reading later in your free time, you may be interested in checking out the offline reading feature that’s available for reading list items. This makes sure your reading list items are accessible at all times, even if the iPhone, iPad, or Mac is not online. For those who haven’t tried this feature out, Reading List allows you to save webpages and organize them so that you can check them out later. It’s similar to a bookmark, except that its main focus is written content. However, these saved webpages will still require an internet connection to load up by default and you cannot expect to stay connected to Wi-Fi or LTE at all times. This is exactly where the offline reading list items come in handy. For example, you can load up an iPad, Mac, or iPhone with a bunch of news articles to read before going on a trip.Whether you have an unreliable internet connection or you want to read content while you’re tr
[h2]What Is Android Rooting?[/h2]You probably have heard about iPhone jailbreak. Rooting is jail-breaking for Androids which allows users to dive deeper into a phone’s sub-system. It’ll allow you to access the entire operating system and be able to customize just about anything on your Android. If you gain root access, you can bypass any restrictions that your manufacturer or carrier may have applied. Moreover, you can run more apps than before, overclock your processor and use custom Rom. Rooting an Android phone allows Android users to boost their handset’s operating performance, install non-approved applications and otherwise modify their phone to their liking. Often inexperienced users are likely to “brick” their phones (make them useless by modifying them incorrectly) if they try the rooting procedure without following proper guidelines. You should root an Android phone carefully, as it normally voids the phone’s warranty. [url=http://www.technotification.com/2015/01/
A quick heads up for people liking to use Google's Chrome browser.. If you plan to run any NPAPI ( the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI]Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface[/url] ) in Google Chrome you can run into problems. Most commonly known plugins that will be affected are Microsoft's Silverlight or Oracle's Java plugin. If you have a Chrome build 42.**** or higher ( more recent ) you will notice that Chrome complains the plugin still needs to be installed even if you have actually installed it. Don't go look for a solution too far or deep as it's plain & simple. Chrome decided not to allow NPAPI based plugins anymore. If the Chrome build's from before September 2015 you can still enable it thru a backdoor fix ( but for those details feel free to PM me as that's deffinitely tech ). So if you want to use those plugins in Chrome there's only one thing to do . Do not update to any chrome build 42 or higher
[h2]Thatcher, Buckingham Palace & BT left red-faced by historic techno romp[/h2][img]http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/07/07/hackerhacking.png?x=648&y=429&crop=1[/img] 26 Mar 2015 at 11:03, [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2578]John Leyden[/url] This week marks the 30th anniversary of arrests in the infamous Prestel hack case. It led to arrests, breached the Royal Family's security and helped give birth to the UK's first computer crime law. What began as a hack against the Prestel Viewdata system – which opened up access to Prince Philip's mailbox – later led to the arrest of two tech enthusiast journalists and a prosecution, culminating in the UK's first computer crime law. [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/26/prestel_hack_anniversary_prince_philip_computer_misuse/]Full Article[/url]
In September, Google launched ARC—the "App Runtime for Chrome,"—a project that allowed Android apps to run on Chrome OS. A few days later, a hack revealed the project's full potential: it enabled ARC on every "desktop" version of Chrome, meaning you could unofficially run Android apps on Chrome OS, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. ARC made Android apps run on nearly every computing platform (save iOS). ARC is an early beta though so Google has kept the project's reach very limited—only a handful of apps have been ported to ARC, which have all been the result of close collaborations between Google and the app developer. Now though, Google is taking two big steps forward with the latest developer preview: it's allowing any developer to run their app on ARC via a new Chrome app packager, and it's allowing ARC to run on any desktop OS with a Chrome browser. ARC runs Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS thanks to Native Client
Microsoft has announced today a new patch for Windows 10 and this one is packed with updates, 18 in total. You can download the patch now by going to Windows Update and checking for updates. So what has been patched this time around? Everything from the start menu not opening to improving battery life of your device. You can check out the entire change log below and for those of you that are curious, this patch has the label of KB3036140. [list=1] [*]XBOX Live-enabled games that require sign-in do not launch, and incorrectly display the message, "To use this app, you need to sign in with the Microsoft account that was used to download it." [*]The Start Menu fails to launch shortly after install [*]The shortcut for the new Store (Beta) does not appear on the taskbar [*]The user remains at the "Please Wait" screen when attempting to sign in with a Smart Card connected [*]Virtual machines (VMs) lose connectivity to virtual hard drives (VHDs) [*]Users receive Error 0x8E5E05E2 when i
As a Mac iMessage user, how often have you wanted to mention or tag other members of a group conversation? You’re certainly not alone, and much like you can mention people in Messages on iPhone and iPad, you can do the same on the Mac and start pinging people right away. The ability to use Mentions in Messages for Mac is only available on the newest versions of system software, so make sure you’re running Big Sur or later to have the feature. 🍎🍏 Full Article 🍏🍎
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