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Microsoft to beef up Windows 10 antivirus to catch up with rivals   

Microsoft is set to further tighten up security for businesses when the Fall Creators Update arrives for Windows 10, promising a raft of new features and 'end-to-end' security that leverages cloud intelligence to keep PCs protected alongside a transformation for Windows Defender which will become a 'next-gen antivirus'.

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Published on June 27, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Another Major Ransomware Attack Spreading   

Security researchers say a strain of ransomware called Petya or Petrwrap, which has similarities to WannaCry, is spreading like wildfire.

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Published on June 27, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
You Can Now Remove Medical Records From Google Search   

Google will now accept requests to remove personal medical records from its search results, adding to a very short list of types of sensitive personal information that the web search giant will not display.

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Published on June 24, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is out   

All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 improves the technician's toolkit in a meaningful way. It is still relatively lightweight compared to other solutions -- GeGeek Toolkit has a size of more than 1.6 Gigabytes for instance -- but that is largely because of a concentration on a limited number of repair and troubleshooting tools.

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Published on June 24, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner   

Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats.

While most computer users would probably agree that having a resident antivirus solution installed is a must in these days and age, especially on Windows, there is little to argue about the usefulness of complementing online scanners.

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Published on June 22, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Finally! WPS Office Has A New Release for Linux   

A new version of WPS Office has been announced for Linux today.

Kingsoft Software has released an enhanced version of WPS Office productivity software, WPS Office 2016 for Linux. The latest update for WPS Office for Linux comes with many new features like remote file sharing, improved IO operations and an added search functionality as per the official announcement.

If you didn't know already, WPS Office is a proprietary office software available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It got instant popularity because of its strikingly similar interface with Microsoft Office suite and better compatibility with Microsoft document formats. Some would even say it the best Microsoft Office alternative for Linux.

WPS Office is available in free

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Published on June 16, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Tails OS 3.0 Released! Now Uses Debian 9   

One of the most popular privacy focused Linux distributions, Tails has released version 3.0, based on Debian 9. The release comes three days before the official release of Debian 9.

This is the first time a new version of Tails is released almost at the same time as the new version of Debian which it is based on. Debian 9 will officially be released on June 17, 2017.

According to the release statement, Tails 3.0 was released earlier than Debian 9 because users could benefit from the changes in Debian earlier as well as to "detect and fix issues in the new version of Debian while it is still in development so that our work also benefits Debian earlier."

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Published on June 16, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
May's Windows numbers: Windows 7 digs in   

Windows 7 last month dug in its heels, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs, an analytics company reported this week.

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Published on June 12, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Windows 10 blunder   

Windows 10 blunder - If you receive this update from Microsoft DO NOT install it

Microsoft has apologised to users after it released an update to its popular Windows 10 operating system by mistake.

The US technology giant said the Windows 10 build was accidentally released to members enlisted on its Insiders programme.

According to Microsoft, the update wasn't fully tested with the firm stating that, "this build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact usability of your PC."

This problem happened due to an inadvertent deployment to the engineering system that controls which builds/which rings to push out to insiders.

Microsoft says its team was quick to revert the deployment and put blocks in place to stop these builds from going out to more people.

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Published on June 3, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is just around the corner   

The Cinnamon and MATE editions are currently in QA (functional testing) and we should be able to release them as BETA early this month.

Cinnamon was upgraded to version 3.4 and MATE to version 1.18.

The switch to LightDM was confirmed, with out of the box support for guest sessions and a beautiful login screen.

Many improvements and new features were added to the system and applications such as Blueberry, Xed, Xplayer, Xreader, Pix, Xviewer, the Update Manager and the Software Sources configuration tool.

We're very excited about this new release and eager to receive your feedback on the BETAs.

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Published on June 2, 2017 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on June 3, 2017
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