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CrowdStrike in a nutshell: how a faulty software update took down millions of Windows PCs

A software update by cybersecurity company CrowdStrike was responsible for taking down millions of Windows PCs, some of them in critical industries. Last Friday, reports started to come in from companies and […]

Windows 11 is displaying a pop-up to promote the Backup app

Microsoft is displaying another nagging pop-up in Windows 11. This time, it promotes the Windows Backup app. The app debuted last year for Windows 10 and 11, to help users back up […]

Google is killing all links of its URL Shortener goo.gl

Millions of links will stop working next year as a consequence of Google shutting down its URL Shortener service goo.gl. Google announced the change on its Developer blog this week. According to […]

You should now be able to get Windows 11 Version 23H2, if you have not already

Microsoft released Windows 11 version 23H2 last year to the public. It,, and the Moments Update that followed, introduced Windows Copilot and thus the first tiny bits of AI in Windows. The […]

Microsoft is bringing Designer's AI editor to Windows 11's Photos app

Microsoft has announced that it is adding some new AI features to the Photos app on Windows 11. The options will be powered by Microsoft Designer's AI. As you may be aware, […]

Google Chrome will soon throw security warnings at you that you cannot ignore

Google is changing how Chrome reports potentially malicious file downloads to the user. While the blocking algorithm is not changing, Chrome will display full screen security warnings to the user. Google Chrome […]

Windows Updates will be smaller after the release of Windows 11 version 24H2

Microsoft announced a fundamental change to Windows Updates. The built-in service delivers updates to millions of Windows devices throughout the world. Starting with the release of this year's feature update, most Windows […]

Game developer claims Intel is selling defective CPUs

A game developer has published a report that claims Intel has been selling defective CPUs to users. Alderon Games says that some stability issues seem to be affecting Intel's 13th and 14th […]

How to change your Windows account password

Most Windows accounts are protected by an account password. This password is needed to sign in to user account. Our step-by-step guide walks you through the process of changing the account password […]

Thunderbird 128 Nebula: almost there, four channels and ESR

The Thunderbird team continues its work on the next big version of the open source email client. Thunderbird 128 Nebula is almost ready and the makers have published a support page that […]

Microsoft is not done yet: more ads spotted in latest Windows 11 build

When is an ad an advertisement and not a recommendation? Microsoft clearly likes to use the term recommendation for what others may see as an advertisement. There are recommendations in the Start […]

Microsoft says KB5034440 and KB5034441 updates won't be offered to PCs that meet these conditions

Remember the 0x80070643 error that affected the KB5034440 and the KB5034441 Updates. Well, Microsoft has provided more details about the requirements for installing the update. To recap, Microsoft released the KB5034440 Update […]

The Windows Security Updates of July 2024 are now available

Microsoft has released security updates for its Windows operating system and other company products. The security updates are available already and should be installed automatically on most home Windows PCs. Our monthly […]

Firefox 128: big feature release and new ESR-base

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 128 and Firefox 128 ESR today. The new browser version introduces plenty of new features and improvements, including new translate functionality, a unified user data clearing dialog, […]

Windows 11 version 21H2 and 22H2 will reach end of support in October, forcing an automatic upgrade to 23H2

Microsoft has announced that it will stop servicing Windows 11 version 21H2 and 22H2 later this year. Here's what it means for users. Microsoft released Windows 11 on October 5, 2021, about […]

First look at Notepad's Spell Checker: surprise, it is not as bad as it sounds

While Microsoft continues to kill some apps, including WordPad and Cortana, it is giving other classic apps some love. Notepad is one of these. After enabling tab-support and auto-saving, the Redmond-based company […]

ChatGPT's macOS app was storing chats in plain text, but it has been patched

A software engineer has discovered that OpenAI's ChatGPT app for Mac was saving chats in plain text. Here is what happened. In case you missed it, the ChatGPT Mac app was released […]

How to capture a screenshot from a YouTube Video

Have you ever tried to take a screenshot from a YouTube video? You may have run into a few roadblocks, including YouTube controls visible in the screenshot or a rather bad resolution […]

Hackers steal millions of Authy 2FA phone numbers

Malicious actors have managed to steal more than 33 million phone numbers used by users of the two-factor authentication service Authy. Authy is a popular security application to manage authentication codes for […]

Popular Windows XP privacy tool is making a comeback

If you have lived through the Windows XP era of computing, you may have used a program called XP-AntiSpy back then. Yes, even then it was useful to run a privacy tool […]

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