Category Archives: Operating Systems

Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist

Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist As Microsoft approaches another round of Surface announcements, it’s more important than ever that you know how older versions of the hybrid tablet are faring. In short, we’re seeing continued, long-standing problems with batteries, keyboards, drivers, performance throttling – and support has grown long in […]

Mozilla steps on the gas, cuts time between Firefox upgrades in half

Mozilla steps on the gas, cuts time between Firefox upgrades in half Mozilla on Tuesday announced it would accelerate Firefox releases by reducing the interval between upgrades to just four weeks. Firefox has been on a relatively rapid release cadence – an upgrade every six to eight weeks – since 2011, when Mozilla shifted […]

It's Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update

It’s Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update If you haven’t patched your Windows machine since May, you’re in harm’s way and need to get your BlueKeep inoculation right away. That goes for PCs running Windows XP (!), Vista, Win7, Server 2003, Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2. There’s a working-but-not-yet-fully-armed exploit […]

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909 Microsoft has acknowledged that this fall’s “feature upgrade” for Windows 10 will be virtually identical to the already-available version 1903 released in May. “19H1 and 19H2 share the same servicing content. That means they share the same Cumulative Update package,” Dona Sarkar and […]

Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry

Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry Microsoft this fall will begin closing loopholes in its licensing rules that have let customers bring their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software to rival cloud providers like Google and Amazon. The Redmond, Wash. company laid down […]

The best Android file manager apps

The best Android file manager apps File management isn’t the sexiest subject surrounding smartphone ownership — but if you use your device for productivity, it’s an important area to consider. Your phone, after all, is your on-the-go connection to the world. It’s the always-available PC of our modern computing era. And whether your work […]