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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18346 Fast Ring
February 26, 2019 10:03 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 releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview [b]Build 18346 (19H1)[/b] to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to [url=https://aka.ms/flighthub]Flight Hub[/url]. You can also check out the [url=https://aka.ms/wip-docs]rest of our documentation here[/url] including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1). [h1][b]General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC[/b][/h1][list] [*]We fixed an issue which caused the Bluetooth Hands-Free audio driver to hang. [*]We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders not being able to access the Quests sectio
EU Passes Law Forcing Apple to Switch to USB-C by 2024
By Rajesh Pandey • 5:47 am, October 4, 2022The European Parliament voted in an overwhelming majority Tuesday to enforce USB-C as the standard charging port across a wide range of consumer electronics. The law will come into effect by the end of 2024.With the legislation passed, Apple has a couple of years to complete the transition of its product lineup to USB-C. The company continues to use the Lightning port on iPhone and some accessories for charging purposes. ★★ Full Article ★★
What do you use for tweaking / cleaning/ managing your windows 8/8.1 systems?
I personally use Windows 8 Manager by Yamicsoft and it does my job usually. It has many tools to manage startup, registry, network, uninstaller, metro app manager, UI tweaks, hosts editor, drives manager etc Do you use it or/and have an alternate opinion?
Me at the Microsoft MVP Open Day!
I finally got a picture from the MVP Open Day from May 24th, 2013 at Microsoft Head Office in Toronto, Canada. We got allot of new info on many fronts from Software and Hardware but my MVP NDA does not allow me to discuss anything to my Fellow Webrooters but it was a great day 8:00am to 5:00pm and there were over 100 of us and 60 via Web Hookup then after they took 40 of us the ones that wanted to go to a Toronto Blue Jays game in an Executive Suite we had a great time and I got home around 1:00am. :D Daniel If you look close enough I'm wearing my Webroot Expert Advisor Polo Shirt! ;) [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3794i16F54209258C956E.png[/img]
Windows 10 scores 5% slice of desktop market
[b]A month into its official debut, Microsoft's new system software is ahead of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite in desktop traffic, according to Web tracker NetMarketShare.[/b] [b]September 1, 2015 by Lance Whitney [/b] [img]http://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2015/09/01/7f73a1b2-f00f-43f0-8b76-d1e90676a99d/929128fafb3a08dc2d3a1259758cde58/netmarketshare-desktop-os-aug-2015.jpg[/img] [url=http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-10-scores-5-slice-of-desktop-os-market/]Full Article[/url]
Windows 10 - to install or not to install?
Hi! Does anyone out there have any opinion as to the user friendliness of the new Windows 10? Wondering if I should take up this offer of reserving the free upgrade, or should I wait for any teething problems to be ironed out. What do ya think? Linda
Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Prototype
[b]Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Prototype[/b] End of retrofits? Google has built a completely self-driving car from the ground up. RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Google has been building self-driving cars for years, but what we've seen so far has always been retrofits of existing cars — until now. The search giant unveiled on Tuesday a fully autonomous self-driving car, built from the ground up by Google and its partners. [url=http://mashable.com/2014/05/27/google-self-driving-car/]Full Story @ Mashable.com[/url] Now *this* scares me more than trying some of that BBQ sauce that [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/I-for-one-welcome-our-new-culinary-robotic-overlords/m-p/110796]IBM's Watson[/url] cooked up!
Remove GWX Notification for Windows Upgrade to Windows 10 for good
Hello Webrooters! This is for our members that don't want the Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8, 8.1. Here are two utilities to remove all the nagware and stop the Upgrade to Windows 10 for good both are very effective and I have installed them both on many friends and family's PC's that don't want Windows 10. 1. Stop GWX and GWXUX advertising! Microsoft program GWX (Get Windows 10) is really annoying. GWX takes a lot of computer resources and makes your PC work slowly. [b]GWX Stopper[/b] is a free utility to disable GWX and the upgrade to Windows 10: [u][b][url=http://greatis.com/blog/what-is-gwx-gwx-exe]http://greatis.com/blog/what-is-gwx-gwx-exe[/url][/b][/u] 2. [b]GWX Control Panel[/b] can do more as it can remove the Windows 10 installer if it already downloaded it and stop it from nagging you for good: [u][b][url=http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/]http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/[/url][/b][/u] Make sure to read the info f
PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 could cost just $350, expected to launch this fall
[url=http://news.yahoo.com/playstation-4-xbox-720-could-cost-just-350-213041318.html]http://news.yahoo.com/playstation-4-xbox-720-could-cost-just-350-213041318.html[/url] Found this on yahoo.Most of us gamers knew they were coming,but at this price point,they will both be affordable for most gamers.Question is,i guess,which one will you choose?
Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10
And next generation processors, including Intel's Kaby Lake, won't be supported in old Windows. [img]http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/skylake-die-640x438.jpg[/img] Intel Skylake die shot. If you own a system with an [b]Intel 6th generation Core processor—more memorably known as Skylake[/b]—and run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have to think about upgrading to Windows 10 within the next 18 months. Microsoft [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/01/15/windows-10-embracing-silicon-innovation/]announced[/url] today that after July 17, 2017, only the "most critical" security fixes will be released for those platforms and those fixes will only be made available if they don't "risk the reliability or compatibility" of Windows 7 and 8.1 on other (non-Skylake) systems. The full range of compatibility and security fixes will be published for non-Skylake machines for Windows 7 until January 14 2020, and for Windows 8.1 until January 10 2023. &
RSA Conference 2023: A Spectacular Showcase of Cybersecurity InnovationRSA CONFERENCE
The RSA Conference 2023 has come and gone, but the excitement it brought to our community is still very much alive! As one of the most anticipated events in the cybersecurity world, this year's conference did not disappoint. With a plethora of insightful presentations, captivating booth displays, and cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions showcased, RSA 2023 was a memorable experience for everyone involved. In this post, we'll take you on a visual journey through some of the highlights, featuring snapshots from innovative booths, introductions to our expert presenters, and a not-so brief synopsis of the thought-provoking briefings that I had the privilege of attending. Get ready to dive into the world of cybersecurity and relive the energy that permeated RSA Conference 2023! EXPO HALL The Expo hall at RSA Conference 2023 was a true embodiment of excitement and innovation, buzzing with energy as industry professionals and cybersecurity enthusiasts alike gathered to explore the latest br
Silliest security application ever - DRM on Keurig coffee makers
Keurig is trying to lock down their coffee machines so that you can't use off-brand or refillable k-cups. That's going to go over well: [url=http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5465578/keurig-locking-down-coffee-makers-to-block-cheap-refills]http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5465578/keurig-locking-down-coffee-makers-to-block-cheap-refills[/url]
How Did You Learn About WSA and What Influenced You To Adopt It
I’m not certain if this thread has been opened previously, but if so, I’m sure someone will let me know. I had been using Norton Anti-virus programs for years. I had always been reasonably satisfied with them, but was not pleased with the fact that Norton typically slowed down the response time of certain functions, such as booting up, shutting down, loading desktop icons, opening word doc files, opening pdf files, and opening websites. I recently installed Norton 360 2013 Premier and tested it thoroughly. Not fully satisfied, I ran a search for A/V software on Amazon and, among other products, Webroot Secure Anywhere Internet Security Complete 2013 popped up. It so happens that I write some reviews on Amazon concerning products that I am interested in, including A/V and A/M software. So, I decided to give WSA a try and became intrigued by the product. That, in turn, prompted me to do a head-to-head comparative review of Norton and WSA on Amazon. I installed both products on
Google has released Chrome 37 64-bit to stable channel
Neowin Google's [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/ie-global-market-share-remains-stable-during-june-as-chrome-jumps]popular web browser[/url], [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/tags/chrome]Chrome[/url], has a new version out for you to download, it's 64-bit (yes, 64-bit). The updated browser is now available for Windows, OS X and Linux users and includes updates to how fonts look on Windows and an updated password manager. For Windows users, the best part of this update will be the support for DirectWrite, for improved font rendering which will make browsing the web even better; there are also a number of new apps/extension APIs and other stability improvements as well. [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/google-has-released-chrome-37-64-bit-to-stable-channel]http://www.neowin.net/news/google-has-released-chrome-37-64-bit-to-stable-channel[/url] I wonder if WSA will support 64bit Browsers such as this one in the near future? [user=8128][/user] [user=132][/user] [user=128][
You Can Now Run VirtualBox on Apple Silicon (M1 / M2)
Mac VirtualBox users will be happy to know that VirtualBox now runs natively on Apple Silicon ARM processors, including the M1 and M2.VirtualBox is virtualization software that allows you to run other operating systems in containers on your Mac directly from the application, for example you can run Linux or Windows directly within VirtualBox, and without having to use dual-booting or anything else. It does this by virtualizing hardware (that you can adjust to allocate RAM, storage capacity, etc), so the operating system itself doesn’t know that it’s not running on actual hardware.While technically in beta, anyone can get access to the developer preview beta ARM build of VirtualBox through the VirtualBox website. As usual, VirtualBox is completely free to download and to use. ★★ Full Article ★★
365 Days Remaining Until XP End Of Support. The Countdown Begins
[b]Posted on: Apr 08, 2013 [/b] [url=http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/default.aspx]Windows Springboard Series Blog[/url] Today marks the start of the 1-year countdown of when we stop supporting Windows XP. Many of you saw the post this morning on the [url=http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/business/archive/2013/04/08/a-year-from-now-support-for-windows-xp-ends-now-what.aspx]Windows For Your Business[/url]blog. Over the past few months I have gotten a lot of questions on what that means exactly. Here are some answers to help explain what end of support is and what you need to do to move to a modern OS like Windows 7 or Windows 8. [b]Microsoft will end Extended Support on April 8, 2014. Why?[/b] In 2002, Microsoft introduced its [url=http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&x=12amp;y=13#tab1]Support Lifecycle policy[/url] based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. Per this policy, Microsoft B
Heads up lots of Issues with today's Microsoft updates
The Folder pane on the left disappears or Empty had to remove [url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817630/en-us]KB2817630[/url] which repaired that and [url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2810009/en-us]KB2810009[/url] failed to install twice so I did it manually and Windows update still says it's not installed so I had to hide them. [url=http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/8ebce46d-1645-4909-8951-d1ca954179ac/outlook-2013-folder-pane-is-empty]http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/8ebce46d-1645-4909-8951-d1ca954179ac/outlook-2013-folder-pane-is-empty[/url] [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
What Is Your Daily, Weekly or Monthly Ritual To Keep Your PC Running Smoothly?
I’ve been tinkering around with a lot of programs to keep my machine running smoothly. Here’s what I’ve settled on for the time being. [list] [*]I run Webroot Clean Up Now several times a day. Since it only takes a couple of minutes, this is effortless.[/list] [list] [*]I run Windows Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter at least once a day, simultaneously. Also effortless. I think Windows Disk Cleanup may be duplicative of Webroot Clean Up, but I’m not certain about that. Of course, Webroot does not presently offer a Disk Defragmenter feature (arguably, I think it should ;)). Windows Disk Cleanup takes about 1-10 minutes, whereas Windows Disk Defragmenter takes about 2-20 minutes.[/list] [list] [*]I run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan or Webroot’s Scan Now once a day. I alternate. Each takes about five minutes. Webroot has an effective A/M feature, but layering in this area is probably a good idea, particularly given that Malwarebytes offers a lifetime license for about
Adblock Plus is probably the reason Firefox and Chrome are such memory hogs
Here’s a lovely bit of irony for you: Adblock Plus, which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Furthermore, ABP also increases the amount of time (and CPU cycles) required to render a website. Instead of making web surfing more responsive, ABP actually makes your surfing experience slower. This might seem counterintuitive at first — after all, ABP blocks all of those annoying animated Flash ads from loading, and so it [i]should[/i] save you from unnecessary memory and CPU hits. Unfortunately, the actual situation is a lot more complex than that. Basically, ABP has grown too big for its own good, and just the very process of running ABP in your web browser consumes more memory and CPU cycles than it saves. To begin with, [url=https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2014/05/14/adblock-pluss-effect-on-firefoxs-memory-usage/]according to[/url] Mozil
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