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Windows 10 Creators Update rollout: First phase update
April 25, 2017 10:00 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/john-cable/]John Cable[/url] / Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and DeliveryTwo weeks ago, we began rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update. Today, I’d like to share some insights into the feedback we’re hearing, and some specific ways we plan to use that feedback to adjust our rollout process. As we [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/03/30/managing-windows-10-creators-update-rollout-seamless-experience/]previously announced[/url], the first phase of the rollout targets newer devices. Based on testing work done with our OEM hardware and ISV app partners, we believe these devices will have the best possible update experience and help us decide when it’s time to begin the next phase of the rollout. [u][url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/04/25/windows-10-creators-update-rollout-first-phase-update/#vESQVkxERAgqlBIx.97]https://blogs.window
Microsoft: Surface Tablet to Ship October 26 Alongside Windows 8
[i]"In a filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Microsoft admitted something it has been silent about with the public: Yes, the first Surface tablets will ship to customers on October 26, the same day that Windows 8 arrives.[/i] [i]"The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” the filing reads. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”[/i] [i]Presumably, this means only the base Surface version, which runs on ARM hardware and utilizes the ARM version of Windows 8, called Windows RT. Surface Pro, which runs Windows 8 Pro on Intel-based hardware, will arrive about 90 days later, according to a previous Microsoft statement.[/i] [i]Of course, there are still so many questions about Surface, not the least of which is pricing. The ARM-based Surface versions will come in 32GB and 64GB variants, and the Intel Pro versions will ship w
15 free Google Reader alternatives
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4510i921DAD6BC8B17B96.gif[/img]Don't get left in the dark when Google Reader shuts its doors on July 1. Check out this list of free alternatives that will let you continue to keep tabs on the news you need. Full Read Here: [url=http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/107793/15-free-Google-Reader-alternatives]http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/107793/15-free-Google-Reader-alternatives[/url]
Samsung Galaxy S5 review: High five: Samsung's best phone gets better
[quote][b]Jessica Dolcourt[/b] wrote: Here's why the Samsung Galaxy S5 should grab your attention: it looks good, it performs very well, and it has everything you need to become a fixture in nearly every aspect of your life. But, like a candidate running for reelection, the GS5 gets where it is today based on experience and wisdom, not on flashy features or massive innovation. With the exception of a few nonessential hardware and software additions -- like the fingerprint scanner and novel heart-rate monitor -- and a few design tweaks, you're pretty much looking at the same phone Samsung released in 2013. The S5 is more of a Galaxy S4 Plus than it is a slam-the-brakes, next-generation device; it makes everything just a little smoother and faster. [/quote][b]Read[/b] [url=http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-s5/]here[/url].
Anybody tried Googling "Zerg Rush" lately?
Starcraft players will find Google's new easter egg quite amusing. Zerg Rush is also a term used in rooting an Android. I actually used Zerg Rush myself when rooting my Samsung Conquer. I love Google's easter eggs. I only know of a few others though. Has anybody seen any other ones?
UTube Website Security Scan?
Hi, I'm wondering if the Webroot Antivirus scans all of the links/sites that are sometimes listed under UTube videos to check if they're OK to use. I've been searching for a movie but have come across lots of links to other sites that stream the full film on-line, are these sites also checked by Webroot?
Xbox One: Microsoft Quickly Gets on the Defensive
Another day, another controversial console story from E3 in Los Angeles... Yesterday [url=http://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/E3-2013-How-to-be-Sony-Smart/m-p/44030#.Ubi8k9jV2L0]I posted about Sony's intelligent strategy[/url] that helped them steal the spotlight (and likely many would-be Xbox One buyers) at E3, after it announced that they would not restrict the way users buy, sell, and lend games for the PS4. In other words, they didn't change anything from the policies that exist now on current consoles. The problem is that Microsoft did. Now, after hearing a barrage of customer backlash and anger over the Xbox One's licensing and used game policies, Microsoft (more specifically Chief Marketing and Strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi) is firing back...politely. "We're trying to do something pretty big in terms of moving the industry forward for console gaming into the digital world. We believe the digital world is the future, and we believe digital is better." Y
Three-In-One: Say Hello to the Asus Transformer Book Trio
As some of you may or may not know, there is a major computer exhibition happening this week across the Pacific. Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, is where many PC, chip, tablet, and mobile manufacturers show off their latest and greatest (much like CES, but more 'real products that will soon be available' rather than 'awesome concepts from the future that you may see go mainstream in five years'). And while the show officially starts June 4 (keeping in mind that Taiwan is 12-15 hours (Eastern to Pacific) ahead of the US), many companies (such as Taiwan's own Asus and Acer) have already made their big announcements, the most interesting [so far] being Asus's Transformer Book Trio, which, in a nutshell is a combination of three computing devices and two operating systems. Basically, it's an Android tablet that you can snap into a keyboard, at which point it becomes a laptop capable running both Android and Windows 8. The other twist? The keyboard has it's own hard drive with a Cor
Spear Phishing: Catching the Big One
On deck in our types of phishing series: Spear phishing. Where most phishing attacks cast a wide net, hoping to entice as many users as possible to take the bait, spear phishing involves heavy research of pre-defined, high-dollar target—like a CEO, founder, or public persona—often relying on publicly available information for a more convincing ruse. FYI: When the target is sizeable enough, spear phishing is sometimes called ‘whaling.’ Landing the Big One SIM swapping is a type of spear phishing where attackers phish a target’s phone carrier, pretending to be the target, and replacing the SIM card with one of their own. One such case resulted in $24 million of lost cryptocurrency. Download the 11 Types of Phishing eBook
Droid Razr and Razr Max to (finally) get ICS starting today!
According to multiple web sources [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/20576/motorola-droid-razr-razr-maxx-ice-cream-sandwich](my favorite here) [/url] The Verizon Droid Razr and Droid Razr Max are to start receiving the update today and throughout the next week.
Nexus 5 quietly appears at Google Play for $349
[quote][b]Dara Kerr[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/10/17/Screen_Shot_2013-10-17_at_6.43.39_PM_610x289.png[/img] After weeks of rumors about the specs, price, and release date of the upcoming Nexus 5, it appears that Google's new Nexus Android smartphone is being listed on the [url=https://play.google.com/store/devices/collection/web_home_5000005_nexusUS]Google Play[/url] store. The device appears next to the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-nexus-7/] Nexus 7[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-nexus-10/] Nexus 10[/url] along with the caption "Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways." Google lists the price as "starting at $349." However, when the link to the smartphone is clicked on -- the new page doesn't load. And not long after the phone appeared, it was replaced by the older [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/lg-nexus-4/] Nexus 4[/url] again. [/quote] [u][b]Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301
Top Ten Useful Windows 8 Shortcut Keys
Check out [url=http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/06/the-10-most-useful-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/]these cool tricks[/url] to get the most out of your Windows 8 experience! I like the printscreen feature, but they still need to get SnagIt-level functionality into Print Screen. So, what's your favorite shortcut key?
Does it still make sense to buy a Nook HD?
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4508iCA3F32C07FAFECDA.jpg[/img] Now that Barnes & Noble is getting out of the color tablet business, these fire-sale prices could drop even lower. I suppose the writing was on the tablet. Back in May, ostensibly in honor of Mother's Day, Barnes & Noble whipped out [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57582928-251/b-n-chops-prices-on-nook-hd-and-nook-hd-for-one-week/]some pretty hefty discounts on its Nook HD and Nook HD+[/url]. Then, earlier this month, [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-57588445-58/barnes-noble-slashes-nook-hd-prices-for-one-week/]the cuts went even deeper for Father's Day[/url], with the 7-inch and 8.9-inch slates selling for $129 and $149, respectively. But even after the holiday came and went, the discounted prices remained -- and now we know why: [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57590937-93/nooks-last-stand-b-n-still-must-battle-amazon/]B&N is getting out of the color
Apple's Crazy New Patent Approved!
Alright my technology-obsessed friends... Looks like Apple is diving head first into their next groundbreaking "project" in the form of TV and 5D tech. That's right, it's no misprint...I said 5D!!! According to a [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57478805-37/apple-gets-patent-for-tv-and-5d-tech/?tag=FD.epic]CNET article,[/url][b][i] "The U.S Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent today for a way to connect human beings to computers using sensors, touch screens, and virtual reality gloves."[/i][/b] So apart from sounding like it came out of quantum physics (how there can even be a fourth dimension?), what does it actually mean? Basically, the patent outlines that this kind of advanced 5D technology can be used for anything from interactive gaming to starting a car by recognition of a particular signature. Crazy cool-sounding stuff. Read the full article by clicking above and let me know what you think! Cheers,
The world of malware, including the teams that build and orchestrate malware attacks, has been drastically changing over the past decade. One of the biggest changes that has occurred is the configurability and modularity of malware payloads. The Ransomware business model is a prime suspect in this development. The biggest ransomware attacks that take place nowadays are often orchestrated by different pieces of malware, all developed by different teams. It is less common to see a “one size fits all” form of malware anymore; instead, multiple malware payloads are utilized for each step of the process to eventually lock data behind a ransom demand. There are a few main steps involved in dropping a ransomware payload on a computer network. In this article we are going to analyze each of those steps by describing how they are carried out, which piece of software is being used, and how all of the modular malware pieces fit into the larger puzzle of a ransomware attack. There are many configu
Disaster Recovery - The Inevitable TruthBlog
With Ransomware continuing to take down digital infrastructure across the globe and natural disasters seemingly more dramatic every year, having a disaster recovery plan for your business has never been more critical. The time is past when a simple “backup plan” was sufficient for a company relying on servers and its data to be available at a moment’s notice.Disaster recovery is the process of devising failsafes to allow a business to bounce back from adverse events, like a hurricane disabling a server or ransomware locking down entire banks of computers. Employing disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is now a vital part of a strong cyber resilience plan for every market, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.The truth is, almost every industry has trended digital for the past two decades. As such, being prepared for the inevitable disaster is on par with cybersecurity in terms of importance. Because let’s face it: something will happen to company data at some point. Even if
Installing Webroot on Windows 10 Laptop w/ Snapdragon 850 ARM CPU
I tried to install Webroot Secure Anywhere on a laptop and was unable to due to the CPU being a Snapdragon 850 with 64-bit ARM architecture. I want to avoid emulators like the plague. Is there a version of WSA available now or being developed that will run native on this super-power efficient but less compatible CPU architecture? I worry that people will take the cheap-out approach and flock to Snapdragon laptops vs stay with the proven Intel & AMD chipsets.
Samsung Galaxy [Nexus] S4
Now that the [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/Samsung-s-new-Galaxy-S4-The-Specs/m-p/30644#M551]successor[/url] to the most popular Android phone of all time is out, here's a bit of unexpected S4 news for you all. According to numerous reports (including [url=http://tcrn.ch/144yBOV]this one[/url] from TechCrunch), come June 26th, Google will start to offer an unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android. "The S4 is not only carrier unlocked, but it also has a fully unlocked bootloader. That means that owners of the device can load their own software on to the device, including things like CyanogenMod, which allows for extremely deep device software customization options. In other words, this new unlocked S4 will essentially be the ultimate developer plaything, but again it's likely to have more or less niche appeal because of the high price tag." That price tag? $649, available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. I'll throw this question out to all of you
CES - What This Year's Show Had to Offer
The massive [url=http://www.cesweb.org/]International CES[/url] trade show in Las Vegas wraps up tomorrow, but most major tech sites have already selected who they think are the big winners in each major tech category. Digital Trends is one such tech site. You can check out their full list of winners [url=http://www.digitaltrends.com/ces/best-of-ces/]here[/url], but I'll also include a few brief highlights based off their selections below. [list] [*]LG seems to be a Digital Trends favorite at CES 2014, taking top honors in their 'Home Theater (Video)' and 'Computing' categories. DT were particularly impressed with the company's 77-inch curved OLED TV, calling it 'simply the most awesome TV we've ever seen'. Likewise, the LG Ultra PC took top honors in the 'Computing' category thanks to its ultra-slim profile, light weight, and 1080p IPS display, among other features. [*]While there were many smartphone announcements, none were from the major players like Samsung, HTC, or Moto
Deal on Windows 8 Upgrade!
Microsoft deal alert! If you recently bought or plan to buy a computer with Windows 7 on it, you can get a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99. Quite a bit better than its $119 Windows 7 upgrade in 2009! [url=https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US]Check out the deal.[/url]
The PC isn’t ready to die, it’s ready for a rebirth
Fronm DrigitalTrends, a great article on the future of desktops. "Desktops sales have slowed because manufacturers have let their designs stagnate, but the need for a comfortable machine you can work on hasn’t gone away. Who will reinvent the PC and reap the rewards?Every other week, there seems to be story about the PC dying. This week, it was because Intel is planning on exiting the motherboard business. The screwy thing is, I think the exact opposite is about to happen. Not only is the desktop not dead, it’s about to go through a resurgence. We’re just waiting for that visionary vendor who realizes that bigger is still better, and this Lemming-like agreement that the desktop is dead is holding people back. Here’s why.How we got hereWe started off with desktop computers. The Apple II, Mac, IBM PCs, and even Commodore and Atari machines were all designed to mostly stay in one place. Our first portables were pretty ugly. My own first portable from Panasonic, called the Sr. Partn
Windows 10 sends some info to Microsoft even with settings turned off
As operating systems come to rely more and more on cloud connected services, everything from a digital personal assistant to file sharing, there comes a sometimes mutually exclusive tradeoff between complete privacy and added functionality. When systems are properly managed this choice in a tradeoff should be a normal and practical decision for the end user. However, when it is starting look like users are being deprived of the choice between absolute privacy over added functionality, then things begin to alarm privacy advocates. As [url=http://www.winbeta.org/news/how-check-and-adjust-your-privacy-settings-windows-10]WinBeta reported earlier[/url] this week in our how to section, the privacy features of Windows 10 have been getting a lot of attention and some skeptical responses. Under moving to a Software as a Service model, Windows 10 is more connected to Microsoft with more frequent updates and more interconnected cloud service features. This has created a worrying sense for some
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Microsoft Announces a handful of Windows 8 Phones. Will you bite?
While Google was busy canceling their NYC Nexus launch announcement (they did later [url=http://bit.ly/VZ1Q58]unveil the devices[/url] on their blog), Microsoft was busy with their own announcement on the other side of the country as the Redmond software giant prepares to release a handful of Windows 8 phones in the coming month or so across a variety of US carriers. While I won't bore (or excite), you with the details (that's what the [url=http://bit.ly/TqXFeH]article[/url] and [url=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411484,00.asp]review[/url] are for), I will say that Windows Phone 8 adopters will have more options from the get-go than did those who elected to give Windows Phone 7 a shot. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly Android alternative or an iPhone 5/Galaxy S3-fighting flagship smartphone, Windows has you covered (sort of). I saw "sort of" because this is based on specs and specs alone. Sure, on paper, the new Nokia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and Samsung At
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