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Tuesday April 9, 2019. 09:58 AM
As part of efforts to avoid repeating the sort of mess we saw with the October 2018 Update, Microsoft last week announced that its next big Windows 10 feature update would first be pushed out to the Release Preview ring, where it will spend an extended time in testing. If...
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The first official builds of Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge are now available to download, and Microsoft has also launched the Microsoft Edge Insider Addons website. Anyone using the standard, non-Insider version of the browser is probably familiar with the addons...
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In an attempt to cut down on bots and spam activity, Twitter is dramatically reducing the number of accounts it is possible to follow each day. The previous limit meant users could follow up to 1,000 new accounts on a daily basis, but this has been abused by spammers and...
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Monday April 8, 2019. 08:13 PM
However much you love your chosen web browser, you have probably enhanced its capabilities through the use of add-ons. Finding decent, reliable add-ons can be tricky, and this is why Mozilla is launching the Recommended Extensions program. This editor-curated program will...
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AMD has shown that slow and steady can truly win the race. It lagged Intel for a while, but these days, AMD seems to be the true innovator and pusher of boundaries. Its Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors aren't just powerful, but affordable too. AMD chips are often a...
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Four months ago, Microsoft announced that it planned to switch to the open source Chromium for its Edge browser, and two weeks ago we got a sneak glimpse at it. Today, the software giant unveils official previews for the Chromium-based Edge browser, and you can download Dev...
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Viber has launched a new option called Viber Local Number which lets users in the US, UK and Canada buy a local phone number to associate with their account and use it to receive calls and texts with non-Viber users. Viber Local Number (VLN) has been in closed beta testing...
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The entertainment industry and in particular streaming services is among the biggest targets of credential stuffing attacks according to a new report. The study from digital delivery platform Akamai, unveiled at the NAB Cybersecurity and Content Protection Summit in Las...
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As businesses grow to serve complex user experiences, cooperation between network providers is vital. Enterprises want pain-free portability of application stacks and services optimized for their needs between multiple providers. Edge cloud platform Fastly is announcing that ...
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I've had the pleasure of working in several call centers in my lifetime. To be honest, I rather like customer service -- it is a great job to truly make a difference in someone's life. Look, sometimes when you call a company for help, the person on the other end of the line...
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Concerns about Huawei's 'very, very shoddy' security could mean that the Chinese company's technology is barred from key parts of the UK's 5G mobile network. A UK watchdog has already said that Huawei poses a national security risk, but a statement from the technical...
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The UK is looking at hitting technology companies with financial penalties if they fail to do enough to counter 'harmful content' on their platforms. Jeremy Wright, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) secretary, says that tech firms need to be made to 'sit up and...
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Emsisoft has released a free decrypter tool for anyone who has been struck by the Planetary Ransomware, eliminating the need to pay a fee to the attackers. Before using the tool you are advised to ensure that you have removed the malware from your computer -- something you...
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Reddit has never been much of a stranger to controversy, and the site has faced mounting pressure from copyright-holders to do something about piracy. Moderators have been fighting a losing battle to keep illegal content in check, but with complaints still flooding in, the...
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Sunday April 7, 2019. 09:42 PM
Nintendo is the king of the 'Kart Racing' genre. While there are many imitators -- some of which are very good -- Mario Kart remains the best. And no, it is not just about mascots, although it does help having Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and such. Actually, the real magic is...
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To safely remove or not to safely remove? That is the question... although another one might reasonably be, 'well, what difference does it really make?'. Since the arrival of USB drives, we have been warned that they need to be 'safely removed' using the correct method in...
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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the business practices of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, partly in relation to the companies' online gaming subscription services. The CMA has voiced concern about what it says is the unfair...
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Saturday April 6, 2019. 05:07 PM
Citing 'technical limitations', Netflix has dropped support for AirPlay from its iPhone and iPad apps. Attempts to use AirPlay via the Control Center result in an error message, and Netflix has updated its support pages to indicate that the feature is no longer available....
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Having been slapped with antitrust accusations by the European Commission, Valve has responded to complaints about geo-blocking on its Steam gaming platform. After the Commission complained that Valve and five game publishers had come to arrangements between themselves to...
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Following a beta test of the feature Microsoft has doubled the number of people that can take part in a Skype chat from 25 to 50 for all users. The option of chatting with up to 49 other people applies to both video and audio chats, and it's something that is probably going...
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