Tag Archives: General Interest

Latest Windows 10 Update Fixes SSD Defrag Issue

Do you have a solid- state drive (SSD)? If so, you’re probably aware that recent builds of Windows 10 have introduced an unexpected issue. It causes the automatic maintenance feature of the OS to kick in and defragment SSDs much more frequently than they should be, which greatly reduces their useful lives. The way the […]

Intel AMT Releases Security Update For Some Processors

Recently, Intel released a very important update designed to address nine separate security flaws in their chipsets as part of their September 2020 Platform Update. Of the flaws addressed by this fix, one of them is a critical issue revolving around the company’s Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel Standard Manageability platforms. That’s important because […]

Features Of The New Android 11 Phone

If you’re an Android user and you’re interested in getting the latest on offer from the company, Google has announced that they’re ready to release Android 11 to the general public. As you read these words, the new OS should already be available for Google’s Pixel line (Pixel 2 and newer), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and […]

Adobe Updates Some Of Their Products Due To Critical Issues

Adobe continues to have problems associated with JavaScript. As a consequence, they have released new patches for Experience Manager, InDesign, and Framemaker. Of these, the patch for Experience Manager is the largest, and addresses a total of five critical vulnerabilities, tracked as: CVE-2020-9732 CVE-2020-9734 CVE-2020-9740 CVE-2020-9741 CVE-2020-9742 Each of these bugs, can, if left unpatched, […]

Some NAS Devices Are Being Exploited By Remote Hackers

Do you have any network-attached storage (NAS) devices attached to your home or corporate network? If so, be advised that they’ve become the new favorite inroad for hackers around the world. According to a report recently published by researchers at 360 Netlab, hacking groups are increasingly exploiting weaknesses in some NAS devices running a variety […]

Upgrade Older Phones To Get New Pokemon Go Updates

Are you a Pokemon Go fan? If so, we’ve got bad news. Beginning in October of this year (2020), your game will stop working on older Android and iOS devices. Support is officially being discontinued for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11. Additionally, the company is ending support for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone […]

New Features Have Been Added to Office 365

If you’re an Office 365 user, you’ll be pleased to know that that Word for the web now has two cool new features: Transcribe and support for voice commands. Currently, the transcription capabilities are somewhat limited, but are still robust enough to be genuinely useful. At present, it only supports transcribing audio into US English. […]

Google Turns Up The Speed on Chrome

Who doesn’t love a faster and more seamless surfing experience? If you’re a Google Chrome user, you’re going to want to upgrade to Chrome 85 at your next opportunity. It includes a new compiler called PGO (Profile Guided Optimization). PGO was first introduced with Chrome 83 for Windows using the MSVC (Microsoft Visual C++) environment. […]

Amazon Moves A Step Closer To Delivery By Drone

For more than a decade, futurists have been talking about the day when drones will be used to deliver everything from packages to Pizzas. If you’ve been following the trends, you know that at least one major pizza chain has already begun experimenting with drone-based delivery. Now, Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery system has earned […]

AI May Soon Make Your Commute Smarter And Faster

It’s no secret that the Internet of Things has seen explosive growth in recent years, but now, even municipalities are getting in on the game. The city of Phoenix has recently partnered with a California-based company called “NoTraffic.” The idea is to create and deploy smart traffic lights that will use AI routines and machine […]