Author Archives: Cloud Tech Solution

Windows Update is a bifurcated mess

Windows Update is a bifurcated mess This week’s “Preview” patches led to some bizarre, unexplained, and self-contradictory behavior. Here’s what we’ve been able to piece together, based on what actually happened – not on what Microsoft says is supposed to happen. Two general sets of “Preview” patches arrived on Tuesday: Optional, non-security, C/D Week […]

At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage Disclosure:  Microsoft is a client of the author. In the new Microsoft, Azure has – to a certain extent – taken over the center stage from the company’s Windows Server platform, and the new Chromium Edge Browser has taken center stage from Windows. The ongoing […]

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps It’s an inevitable moment in the smartphone-owning cycle, the point at which a newer, shinier model comes along and your trusty old device is no longer needed. Maybe your company bought you a new Android phone. Maybe your old one was getting too slow. […]

Microsoft releases some 'optional, non-security, C/D Week' Win10 patches. Avoid them.

Microsoft releases some ‘optional, non-security, C/D Week’ Win10 patches. Avoid them. I’ve always detested Microsoft’s “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches because they’re confusing, easy to install accidentally, rarely solve any pressing problems, and potentially introduce yet more bugs.  Guess what? They’re back.  As promised last month, Microsoft has started pushing them out again. To […]

How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

How to get one of iOS’s best new privacy features on Android Apple’s latest iOS update may have taken plenty of inspiration from Android — to put it mildly — but iPhone owners will soon enjoy one important feature that isn’t anywhere to be found here in the land o’ Googley devices. And it’s connected […]

RhythmWorld 2020: gratis virtueel securitycongres van 22-24 september

RhythmWorld 2020: gratis virtueel securitycongres van 22-24 september LogRhythm organiseert zijn RhythmWorld 2020-congres dit jaar volledig virtueel. Het event vindt plaats van 22 tot en met 24 september. RhythmWorld, dat dit jaar voor de vierde keer plaatsvindt, is gericht op securityprofessionals uit alle sectoren die zich verder willen ontwikkelen en de security operations van […]

Mozilla launches its first revenue-generating service, VPN for Firefox

Mozilla launches its first revenue-generating service, VPN for Firefox Mozilla last week launched its virtual private network (VPN) in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and three other countries, part of its strategy to expand revenue opportunities for its Firefox browser. Dubbed Mozilla VPN, the service costs $4.99 per month and is available for devices […]

Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July This month’s Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft attempts to address 123 unique security vulnerabilities including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook (CVE-2020-1349) and a very serious vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2020-1350). The big difference this month is that a “Patch Now” (as in right […]

Outlook Woes: I have no email and I must scream

Outlook Woes: I have no email and I must scream I get it. Really, I do. Microsoft has to deal with tens of thousands of different hardware configurations and not every application or operating system update will work smoothly with every possible setup. But, seriously, Microsoft, two – count ’em two – show-stopping Outlook […]

When will Apple break up iTunes for Windows?

When will Apple break up iTunes for Windows? iTunes, once described as “the best Windows app ever written” by the ever-modest Steve Jobs, has already been transformed into multiple apps for Apple devices. But when will the company’s focus on media and services drive it to introduce better Windows apps? Coming soon, hopefully Apple’s […]