It’s late on a Friday, which means that it’s the perfect time to talk about a hugely important scoop that Business Insider uncovered about the origins of Microsoft’s poop emoji. In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft’s brand of poop emoji doesn’t greet you with a happy smile, which sets it apart from other poop emojis out there. More →
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is already installed on tens of millions of computers, but the free upgrade isn’t hassle-free. There are various issues and bugs that Microsoft has either fixed or needs to address in following updates, and then there are privacy worries that come with the free operating system upgrade. One particular problem for existing Windows 10 users appears to be the System process that can eat a lot of RAM. Luckily, this isn’t a bug, but a new feature of Windows 10 that should improve your overall experience. However, there are ways of fixing this issue if you’re worried about it. More →
It appears that Apple isn’t the only technology company hosting a massive hardware launch event this fall. On Thursday, Chinese Windows blog WPDang revealed that Microsoft will hold a press conference in October during which the company will announce its upcoming slate of devices, including the Surface Pro 4, the Band 2 and two new Lumia phones. More →
As we’ve discussed countless times over the course of this console generation, the PlayStation 4 is the clear winner in terms of international sales. Sony took advantage of Microsoft’s stumbles and appealed to a larger audience than it ever had it the past. At last count, Sony had sold over 25 million units… but Microsoft still hasn’t grown concerned. More →
For some people, it doesn’t get any more annoying than Windows Update, which always seems to begin downloading huge files that slow down your computer every time you need to do something important. On the flip side of the coin, however, the Windows Update mechanism often updates your machine with critical security fixes that are needed in order to ensure your private data is safe. Well, if you have Windows 10 your private data might not be safe anyway, but that’s an entirely different story.
Microsoft on Wednesday pushed out a major security update that fixes a critical security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, so all versions of Windows are affected, not just Windows 10 and not just older versions of Windows. In other words, you absolutely need to download it right now — here’s how. More →
The one cause for concern, though, is that we seemingly can’t go a week without hearing some new story about how Windows 10 is a bit on the intrusive side when it comes to user privacy. Even though users can opt-out of some of the OS’ more questionable privacy-oriented services, it’s still hard to ignore the fact that Windows 10 is seemingly spying on everything you do.
For every great thing tech bloggers have said about Windows 10, there seem to be a whole lot of complaints from users. Much of the fuss is focused on the fact that Windows 10 may be spying on everything you do by default, but we’ve shown you a number of ways to stop it. For more details, check out our post on 6 free tools that stop Windows 10 spying.
In the realm of antivirus software, few companies are as respected as Kaspersky Lab. Based out of Moscow, Kaspersky over the years has garnered a lot of praise for detecting and detailing some of the more sophisticated pieces of malware the world has ever seen, including the famed Stuxtnet computer worm and an even complex piece of malware known as Flame.
Microsoft’s new Windows 10 platform has received quite a reception from bloggers and tech journalists. More importantly, it has been received with open arms by consumers eager to wipe Windows 8 from their desktops and laptops, and start fresh.
A fresh start is exactly what Windows 10 has given Microsoft, but it’s not all good news. While the new software is certainly a huge step in the right direction, some serious privacy concerns have been raised following the revelation that Windows 10 may be spying on almost everything you do. More →
One of the main concerns with Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform concerns privacy. The operating system has various features that need to access your private data to work properly. At the same time, Microsoft wants to deliver you better Bing search results and ads. In its defense, the company makes it clear in its terms of service that it’s tracking you, and there are ways to stop all the tracking without compromising your Windows 10 experience. But what if the privacy-infringing settings you thought you just turned off aren’t off? More →