Top Industry News

NOTE: To our knowledge this content is correct and links contained herein are safe. Though we check all content at posting, cannot vouch for any content's veracity after posting. NOTE ALSO: Posted links may no longer be valid on older articles.. also recommends that you avoid ALL of the ads and other content on any linked sites. By using any of the content here, you agree that is to be held harmless if you click on links on any referenced pages.
 Search Industry News  

Showing items 1 to item 10 of 2021 items:

Google's Chromebook End Of Life Policy Gives Your Laptop Five Years to Live   

Older Chromebooks will lose support after five years, if Google's Chromebook End of Life Policy has its way. Here's what to expect as the dreaded date nears.

Read more at:

Published on October 25, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
Apple issues iOS, macOS updates   

iOS 10.1 includes a host of enhancements and bug fixes, but the signature addition is Portrait Camera, a feature previously touted by Apple for the iPhone 7 Plus only.

Using the dual cameras of the iPhone 7 Plus, Portrait Camera creates a depth-of-field effect that presents the foreground in sharp focus but the background in a slight blur. iOS 10.1 introduces the feature as a beta, a move Apple has used in the past, most notably with its Maps, to excuse the initial results, collect data from users, then slowly improve the underlying software.

Apple also patched 13 security vulnerabilities with iOS 10.1.

Apple debuted iOS 10 on Sept. 13. The operating system will run on iPhone 5 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad Mini 2 and later, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1, meanwhile, patches 16 vulnerabilities

Read more at:

Published on October 25, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016   

Microsoft has rolled out plenty of new things in 2016, including the latest edition of Windows Server, additions to its Azure cloud platform and increased availability of its futuristic HoloLens mixed reality technology. But as always, the company has had to make room for the new by ditching some of the old. Here's a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016. (Here's our broader 2016 Tech Industry Graveyard and our 2016 Google Graveyard)

Read more at:

Published on October 25, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
The future of Windows: We vet the rumors of what Microsoft may announce this week   

Microsoft's press event on October 26 should reveal that all is not quiet on the Microsoft front. For months we've watched rumors fly about new or updated hardware, Windows upgrades, and more some likely, others not. Here's what we're hearing, and how likely each rumor could come true.

Read more at:

Published on October 25, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
The most secure home computer ever built   

In this era of information, the security is paramount. Nobody would possibly want their important data to fall into wrong hands. But even though unsecured hardware possesses no lesser threat, most of the time people take security measures only on the software end. ORWL is here to change that.


Well, ORWL is the computer which claims to be "the most secure home computer ever built", around the community. It is a small saucer shaped computer designed with complete physical security in mind. And physical security matters because it's a truism among the information security professionals that once someone gains physical access to your machine, it's game over.

Read more at:

Published on October 24, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
On the occasion of Ubuntus 12th birthday, - 10 unknown facts about Ubuntu   

12 years back, Linux was a geeks only domain. It was back in the year 2004 when a South African astronaut Mark Shuttleworth started this project to make "Linux for human being". And since then, the world of Linux has changed forever.

During the last 12 years, Ubuntu made Linux easier with a number of "innovation" (or better implementation). Easy to use graphical installer, Wubi installer, App Stores and what not. Ubuntu has given a number of interesting things to Linux community.

But I am not going to bore you with these things. I would rather list 10 facts of Ubuntu which you would be amazed to know.

Read more at:

Published on October 24, 2016 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on October 24, 2016
Disable Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Heartbeat Telemetry   

If you have the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool installed on your machine, either by having installed it manually or because it shipped with Windows, you may have noticed already that it is sending out so called Heartbeat Reports after certain scans.

These reports are not linked to any of the major telemetry services or tasks that you may or may not have disabled on your machine.

On Windows 10, the Heartbeat report gets sent out to Microsoft even if you have disabled the Customer Experience Program and the majority of other telemetry related services or tasks, and made sure to set all privacy related settings to maximum privacy.

Read more at:

Published on October 20, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
How will Microsoft fix bugs that security updates introduce?   

Microsoft switched how updates are delivered to the client operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 -- and also server operating systems -- in October 2016.

Updates were provided as individual patches, and classified as security or non-security updates in the past. This meant that users and administrators could pick what they wanted to install on the system; excellent to avoid any Telemetry updates or other updates designed to introduce unwelcome functionality or changes to the operating system.

Also, great for troubleshooting as it meant that you could remove problematic updates while keeping every other update installed.

From October 2016, updates are delivered as so-called rollup patches. Microsoft offers a security-only rollup patch which includes only security updates, and a monthly rollup patch which includes security and non-security updates.

Read more at:

Published on October 20, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices   

New cumulative updates for Windows 7 will swell to 500MB a month, Microsoft acknowledges
Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will also affect the Windows 7 updates that Microsoft revamped this month.

According to data published last month by LANDesk and refreshed by Computerworld with October's numbers, Windows 10 cumulative updates for the three versions of the new OS have surged in size.

Updates for Windows 10 version 1507 -- the debut that launched in July 2015 -- have grown 153% (for the 32-bit edition) and 181% (64-bit), from 184MB and 368MB to 466MB and 1,034MB (or over a gigabyte), respectively,

Read more at:

Published on October 20, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
How to Delete Your Facebook Account   

If you're ready for a Facebook break, you have two options: deactivate or delete.

Read more at:

Published on October 19, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
(Listing results 1 to 10 of 2021 items.)     Next 10 >>


Search Industry News...


Can't see the Item you wanted?

      If you don't want to browse for an Article you could always ask a Technician for help... OR... Perhaps try a search for it.
Ask a Technician for support...
Browse for more more Industry News... uses cookies to help us deliver our services. By using, you agree to our use of cookies.

Cick here to learn more about cookies.

I understand
  (Once you press the "I UNDERSTAND" button above this message will be hidden for one year.)
A cookie is a unique text file that a website places on your computer that is ONLY able to be read by the website that places it. Cookies are used for data analysis, they enable a web site to tailor information presented to you based on a your browsing on the web site, and allow a plethora of customization for the you the reader. That WILL make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role, without them, using the web will become a very frustrating experience. uses cookies but does not store any personal information in cookies. We only use cookies under circumstances where it is absolutely necessary to enhance your site-experience. protonic.comuses cookies to remember you when the you register for products or services, be brought directly to your ticket when it is required, to remember you when you return, and to track visits to If you do not want to send cookies to your browser, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when we site try to place cookies in your browser program. The procedure for doing this varies between browsers. Rejecting cookies WILL affect your ability to use a great deal of the features, functions, or services on Cookies are not tied to personally identifiable information and all will be cleared when your browser exits. If, however, you choose to have us remember your login and / or password these WILL remain on your computer for one year.