Fix 0x80070643 - Error Install Failure when trying to install Windows Update

Microsoft released new security updates for its Windows operating system yesterday. Some administrators see the error message 0x80070643 - ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE when they try to install the update. The update won't install and […]

The first Windows security updates of 2024 are here

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows January 2024 security updates overview. It is the first Patch Day of the year for Microsoft. The company has addressed a total of 48 unique vulnerabilities in […]

Firefox 121.0.1 fixes a hang and a USB security key issue

Firefox 121.0.1 will be released later today, if you are reading this on January 9th, 2024. The new stable update for Mozilla's Firefox web browser is a non-security update. It addresses four […]

MSI Claw A1M

MSI unveils Intel-powered Windows gaming handheld Claw

MSI unveiled its first gaming handheld at CES 2024 today. The Intel Core Ultra-powered Claw A1M is the world's first gaming handheld with Intel's processor according to MSI. Up until last year, […]

Apple Vision Pro will be available in stores from February 2 in the U.S.

Apple Vision Pro will be available in stores from February 2 in the U.S.

We finally have an official launch date for the Apple Vision Pro. The first spatial computer from the tech giant which was announced in June last year, will be available in Apple […]

Samsung Gaming Hub controller

Samsung Gaming Hub's first third-party accessory is an Xbox-like controller

Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub is a new partner program that Samsung announced at CES 2024. To better understand the new program, it is essential to understand what Samsung Gaming Hub is. […]

Microsoft is removing a tool from Windows 11 that you may have never used

Microsoft plans to remove several long-standing apps from its Windows 11 operating system. Besides Wordpad, a dedicated RTF editor, it has picked the Steps Recorder for removal. Steps Recorder started out as […]

Authy authenticator apps for desktop are being discontinued in August 2024

Authy authenticator apps for desktop are being discontinued in March 2024

Twilio has announced that it is discontinuing its Authy desktop apps in March August 2024. The change will affect the Authy apps for Windows, Linux and macOS. Update: Twilio had previously announced […]

Will Firefox rise like phoenix from the ashes in 2024?

2024 will be an interesting year for web browsers. Google will make changes to its dominating Chrome web browser that may affect part of the browser's userbase negatively. There is the move […]

Apple is sending Batterygate settlement payments to iPhone users in the U.S

Apple is sending Batterygate settlement payments to iPhone users in the U.S

Did Apple send $92.17 to your bank account? It's not a random gift out of generosity, the company is sending the settlement payments to iPhone users who had filed for a Batterygate […]

More details emerge about the Justice Department's sweeping antitrust case against Apple

More details emerge about the Justice Department's sweeping antitrust case against Apple

A few days ago, we discussed the tough challenges that Apple could face in the U.S. and the EU. Today, more details have emerged about the Department of Justice's antitrust case against […]

Dell's Windows 11 version 24H1 announcement causes confusion

Microsoft is already making it difficult to keep up with the different Windows builds and versions that the company releases. There are feature updates, Moment updates, cumulative updates, optional updates and even […]

Incase Designed by Microsoft accessories

Incase Designed by Microsoft: Microsoft accessories live on under new partnership

Microsoft announced in April 2023 that it would discontinue all Microsoft-labeled accessories in favor of its Surface brand. While Microsoft offers some accessories under the Surface brand, it is offering a limited […]

Cookies

Microsoft confirms Microsoft 365 service degradation for 1% of Chrome users

Google enabled Tracking Protection for 1% of all Chrome Stable users as part of the company's greater plan to drop third-party cookies support. Microsoft has now confirmed that the 1% may run […]

Microsoft removes WordPad from clean installs of Windows 11 Canary Builds, and you cannot reinstall it

Microsoft removes WordPad from clean installs of Windows 11 Canary Builds, and you cannot reinstall it

Microsoft has begun the removal of WordPad from Windows 11 Insider Program. The app is no longer available on clean installs of the Canary Channel Builds. This is not surprising, as the […]

Cookies

How to enable Chrome's Tracking Protection feature right now

Google picked 1% of all Chrome installations today and enabled a feature called Tracking protection in them. Unveiled in September 2023 and then announced officially in mid-December 2023, it is the first […]

Your next PC may have a Windows Copilot key on the keyboard

Microsoft announced today that (many) future Windows 11 PCs will ship with a new key on the keyboard. The Copilot key is the first major change to the keyboard since the introduction […]

LastPass is enforcing some security changes for user accounts

LastPass is enforcing some security changes to user accounts

LastPass is making some changes to enhance the security of its to user accounts. The news comes as a follow-up to the company's plans to enforce stronger passwords a few months ago. […]

iOS 17.3 Beta 2 is reportedly causing some iPhones to boot loop

iOS 17.3 Beta 2 is reportedly causing some iPhones to boot loop

Apple released the iOS 17.3 beta 2 to testers last night, but it was buggy. The update caused some iPhones to reboot infinitely, if users had a specific feature enabled on the […]

Passport

Important files will be gone in February 2024 when Google removes them from Files for Android

Files is the default file manager on many Android devices. Last year, the company launched a new feature that added an Important tab to the application. Limited to India, it scanned the […]

iode Phone

iodé turns your Android phone into a sustainable privacy fortress

France-based iodé has established itself as a viable option in the smartphone privacy and sustainability niche. The company develops iodéOS, an operating system compatible with many Android devices, and sells devices from […]

Apple faces tough challenges against antitrust regulators in the U.S. and EU

Apple faces tough challenges against antitrust regulators in the U.S. and EU

Apple has a rough ride in 2024, as it faces antitrust battles in the U.S. and the European Union. The results of these cases could make a big dent in the Cupertino […]

Mouse

Lan Mouse: open source cross-platform mouse and keyboard sharing software

Lan Mouse is an open source program for Windows, Linux and macOs that allows users to control multiple devices using one mouse and keyboard. Development focus is on Linux and the versions […]

Microsoft Edge: AI Browser is the browser's new name on Android and iOS

Microsoft has renamed its Microsoft Edge web browser for Android and iOS to Microsoft Edge: AI Browser. A visit to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store page of the browser […]

Streaming

Streaming Enhanced skips ads on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and co

Most online streaming services started to offer plans with ads recently. These plans are separate on Neflix, Disney+ and many other services. Amazon will soon start to display ads for all Prime […]

Steam ends support for Windows 7 and 8

Steam ends support for Windows 7 and 8

Steam has officially ended support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Users on the legacy versions of the operating systems will no longer receive updates for the Steam client. It's not unusual […]

Windows 11 Development: overview of the December 2023 changes

Development of Windows slowed down in the second half of December due to the Holiday season. Still, the first half saw the release of several new Insider builds. The overview begins with […]

iOS 17.2.1 is reportedly causing connectivity issues for some users

iOS 17.2.1 is reportedly causing connectivity issues for some users

It has been nearly two weeks since Apple released the iOS 17.2.1 update. And it appears that many people have been experiencing connectivity issues on their iPhones. The recent update was rather […]

Cookies

Cookie Pledge: EU admits that cookie banners are annoying, suggests remedy

The European Union plans to make changes to the "cookie law" that it introduced several years ago to give its citizen more control over tracking and advertising on the Internet. While it […]

Pipes

NewPipe update brings access to Live, Shorts and other content on YouTube

NewPipe is a streaming frontend for Android that supports services such as YouTube, Bandcamp or Soundcloud among others. It is a privacy-friendly ad-free player for media published on these sites. Up until […]

Marginalia is a search engine that you should check out

Marginalia is not your typical search engine. Major search engines like Google Search or Bing Search are becoming vessels to push advertisement and sites that push advertisement. Yes, that is a generalization, […]

Kaspersky researchers say that hackers exploited undocumented hardware feature to breach iPhones

Kaspersky researchers say that hackers exploited undocumented hardware feature to breach iPhones

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have revealed that hackers had exploited some undocumented hardware features to breach iPhones. The target attacks were a part of the Operation Triangulation mercenary spyware campaign, which we […]

Microsoft 2024 Surface Windows 12

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 6 and Pro 10 devices could be its first AI PCs

Rumor has it that Microsoft is going to release the next version of Windows in 2024. Named Windows 12 right now, as Microsoft has yet to announce the final name of the […]

Microsoft Copilot for iOS and iPadOS released

Microsoft Copilot for iOS and iPadOS released

Microsoft has released Copilot for iOS and iPadOS. The iPhone and iPad apps come just a couple of days after the Android version was launched. This is not surprising, ever since ChatGPT […]

Memory Cache: local AI for Firefox that you feed

Current integrations of AI in web browsers rely on remote connections to servers. This is where the processing happens. Tools like Microsoft Bing, Brave's Leo or Google Bard require that connection to […]

Its Groundhog Day at Microsoft! Vulnerability patched again

Remember the movie Groundhog Day? Bull Murray plays a rather self-centered weatherman who finds himself in a time loop on Groundhog Day. Windows administrators may have similar feelings to Murray's in regards […]

Apple wants Mac to become a gaming platform, but it needs more games to succeed

Apple wants Mac to become a gaming paradise, but it needs more games to succeed

Apple reportedly wants to attract more gamers to Mac. The company's executives believe that hardware is no longer a handicap for gaming. Apple wants Mac to become a paradise for gamers Gordon […]

Google settles its $5 billion privacy lawsuit over Incognito Mode tracking

A class-action lawsuit against Google Chrome's Incognito mode tracking was filed in June 2020. The plaintiffs claimed that Google was using cookies, analytics and tools on Google and non-Google websites to track […]

Nokia 2660 Flip

Nokia 2660 Flip review: retro phone that is surprisingly versatile

Nokia 2660 Flip is a new Nokia phone that has made digital detox its mission. While that is one reason for a purchase, there is a surprising amount of other uses for […]

Hackers uploaded a malware through a popular game mod on Steam

Hackers uploaded malware through a popular game mod on Steam

Downfall, a popular mod for Slay The Spire, was hijacked by attackers. The developer of the mod has published some details about what happened. While it is not the first time a […]