When Microsoft released Windows 8, and more recently Windows 8.1, their intention was to create a unified user experience; a mix of the traditional desktop format and the new tiles format. The current system however, is a long way from being perfect and there are still many aspects that Microsoft needs to address prior to the commercial availability of Windows 9.
On Wednesday, Apple announced a long list of security changes which had been included in the newest operating system update. Unfortunately, they had once again neglected to mention just how serious these security bugs could have been to their users.
When you were browsing the internet yesterday did you notice more spinning loading icons than usual? Don’t worry, there wasn’t actually a slowdown in your service. These elements are all part of an elaborate picket protest in support of net neutrality.
In the latest version of Mozilla’s web browser, Firefox 32, the development team have implemented a new defense mechanism which will help to prevent hackers from accessing and tampering with data intended for main online services.
Last week, Microsoft released a security update which happened to cripple an unknown number of PCs running Windows 7. This was brought to light on Friday when Microsoft quietly recommended that customers uninstall a particular security update after users began reporting that it caused their computer to enter the dreaded “Blue Screen Of Death” (BSOD) screen.
A recent study indicates that almost 20 per cent of corporate PCs are infected with some kind of malware. This was reported by threat protection company, Damballa in its newest State of Infections report.
It’s always difficult to guarantee the software you’re using is secure but it is even harder still if the developer of the software or some malicious unknown third party has sneakily embedded a back way. I have outlined the 5 nastiest and most discreet backdoors found on the inter-webs yet. This list will leave you wondering whether there is anything dangerous lurking in your software and who can actually control it.
On Thursday, Apple released the beta version of their newest operating system Yosemite, to the public. This gives users the chance to experience a new influx of additions and alterations to the interface and features.
Has your Mac’s speed dropped over the past few months? In most cases this is due to the hard-drive being cluttered. If your Mac’s hard-drive is nearing its capacity then it’s time to do something about it. There are many tools available that will help clear space on your system but some of them are really tedious and confusing to use. There’s one application in particular that I have had the sheer pleasure of using called Duplicate Zapper.