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Monday February 11, 2019. 03:22 PM
It’s been two weeks since the Kodi Foundation rolled out the official stable release of Kodi 18 'Leia', the latest iteration of its hugely popular home theater software. Kodi 18 offers lots of big changes, including a new Games area, updated and improved PVR backend...
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As systems become more complex it can be hard for enterprises to understand their IT environment, which presents a problem for operations and security teams. Cloud-based security specialist Qualys is launching a new IT Asset Inventory cloud application to provide quick...
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Like PUBG, Fortnite has proved to be a phenomenally successful game, attracting millions of players around the world. With battle royale games faring so well, EA decided to take a slice of the pie, and released Apex Legends, its own free-to-play take on the genre. In the...
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Who doesn't feel a little nostalgic from time to time? Progress is great, but sometimes it's nice to look back at how things used to be -- even if it's only to laugh at how different and primitive things used to be. The world of computing is no different in this regard. Last ...
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Friday February 8, 2019. 08:27 PM
Insider builds for the next feature update of Windows 10 are rolling out on a weekly basis, and while much of the emphasis is on usability and bug squashing, Microsoft is still adding functionality to the OS. In Build 18334, released today, the focus is on gaming...
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Whether for business or personal use, a projector can be an invaluable tool. A portable battery-powered model in particular can create a great presentation experience no matter where you are working, such as a coffee shop. Hell, you can even use a portable projector for...
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Most Windows Insiders choose to be on the Fast ring, as they get to test new features when they arrive. The more cautious Insiders might choose to be on the Slow or Release Preview rings. For those who want to be on the bleeding edge, however, there’s the Skip Ahead ring,...
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Three-hundred-and-twenty-one in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. The next version of Windows 10 will feature a Top Apps listing in search that highlights the...
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Spotify has updated its Terms of Service agreement, implementing an explicit ban on the use of ad blockers. While the music streaming service has a decent number of paying users, a large percentage of the userbase stick with free, ad-supported accounts. A proportion of these ...
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If you have played Fortnite on different consoles, you've very probably asked how you go about merging accounts so you can access all of your Vbucks and collectibles in one place. Fortnite's initially messy approach to cross-platform gaming meant that many people ended up...
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Thursday February 7, 2019. 03:47 PM
2018 saw a decline of 13 percent in the overall number of DDoS attacks when compared to the previous year, but cybercriminals are turning to longer, more sophisticated, mixed and HTTP flood attack techniques. This is revealed in Kaspersky Lab's DDoS Q4 2018 Intelligence...
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Microsoft's Surface computers are pretty good machines -- if you like Windows 10, that is. A bit pricey, yes, but overall, they offer a quality experience. True, they are often a bit buggy, but Microsoft is usually pretty good about fixing them with various driver and...
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Users of Trakt -- a service for 'scrobbling', or tracking the movies and TV shows you watch in the likes of Plex and Kodi -- have received emails from the company notifying them of a data breach that took place way back in 2014. Trakt says that although the security breach...
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The German cartel office, the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed new restrictions on how Facebook processes the data it gathers about users of Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp. Germany's antitrust watchdog has hit the social network with a ban on combining user data it gathers...
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A new survey from identity platform Okta shows that 67 percent of knowledge workers prefer Microsoft Word over Google Docs, while only 15 percent report the opposite. Another 16 percent identify Google Docs as a top-three most frustrating app. When it comes to email, 49...
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A few months after adding background blurring to its Teams tool, Microsoft has brought the same option to Skype on the desktop. The feature serves two purposes. Firstly it helps to focus attention on the person that is speaking, but secondly -- and perhaps more importantly...
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Wednesday February 6, 2019. 10:39 PM
Under Yahoo, Flickr gave free users a whopping 1TB of storage for their photos, but new owner SmugMug was never going to be as generous. Three months ago the site announced its free plan would be changing, and non-paying users would be limited to storing a maximum of 1,000...
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Mesh networking is very popular these days, and for good reason -- its use of several access points makes it possible to blanket a home in Wi-Fi. The problem? If you already have a good router, it would be foolish to replace it entirely with a mesh system -- that would be a...
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A number of options are available for providing high availability protection for applications running in the Azure cloud. Some of these options are cloud-based services. Some are in the operating system or application software. And some are purpose-built by third-parties....
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A disgruntled security researcher has revealed a one-click exploit that takes advantage of a macOS vulnerability to reveal all of the passwords stored in a Mac's keychain. Linus Henze developed an exploit tool called KeySteal that uses a 0-day bug to extract keychain...
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