Category Archives: Operating Systems

The best Android apps for organizing your life

The best Android apps for organizing your life Most of us juggle an immense amount of information these days — enough tasks, to-do’s, and scattered scraps of mental data to fill up a 40-gallon fish tank. (Just imagine all those tiny little thought-fishies swimming around! Glub, glub, glub.) But guess what? Your tired ol’ […]

Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop

Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop A week ago, Microsoft released six patches that brought many machines to their knees. As I explained last Friday, when the dust cleared, it was apparent that all six of these April patches: Win7 and Server 2008 R2 Monthly […]

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10 There has been some concern that Windows 10 gathers too much private information from users. Whether you think Microsoft’s operating system crosses the privacy line or just want to make sure you protect as much of your personal life as possible, we’re here to help. Here’s […]

Microsoft previews 'full-Chromium' Edge for the first time

Microsoft previews ‘full-Chromium’ Edge for the first time Microsoft this week began a public preview of the “full-Chromium” version of its Edge browser, offering Windows 10 users running the 64-bit edition of the OS two different “builds” of the still-under-construction application. The revamped browser will be available later for 32-bit Windows 10, Windows 7, […]

IDG Contributor Network: April brings massive updates to Windows and critical updates to both browsers and Adobe Flash

IDG Contributor Network: April brings massive updates to Windows and critical updates to both browsers and Adobe Flash They say that “April is the cruelest month.” Well, when it comes to Microsoft patching, there is some truth to this. With 74 reported vulnerabilities and significant updates to all Microsoft’s major platforms (Windows, browsers, development […]

Microsoft throws in the towel on Windows 10 1809

Microsoft throws in the towel on Windows 10 1809 Microsoft has given up on Windows 10 1809, the troubled feature upgrade of last year that was delayed by months, data from an analytics vendor showed. The Redmond, Wash. developer largely abandoned efforts to distribute the October 2018 Update, aka 1809 in its four-digit yymm […]

The Windows update dictionary Microsoft never wrote

The Windows update dictionary Microsoft never wrote All it took was one question. One question of 26 asked by Microsoft in a survey about experiences with Windows Update. That one question encapsulated the struggle Windows users deal with in updating and upgrading the operating system. What types of updates do you install? (Check all […]

Microsoft retreats from rapid release tempo for System Center

Microsoft retreats from rapid release tempo for System Center Microsoft last week retreated from a core update practice for System Center, saying it is dropping Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) feature upgrades for the company’s enterprise suite of client and server management tools. Instead, System Center 2019 – the next iteration of the toolset, slated to […]