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Windows 10 build 17093 allows users to delete diagnostic data PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 February 2018 13:15

In addition to the button that allows the removal of diagnostic data collected as part of the notorious telemetry process, Windows 10 build 17093 also brings better Bluetooth device pairing, improved graphics settings for multi-GPU systems, and more. As revealed in a detailed blog post by Microsoft's Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc, the Windows 10 build 17093 became available for Fast Ring PC testers yesterday. This new preview build continues what the previous preview build (labeled 17083) started with the inclusion of the Diagnostic Data Viewer tool. The build 17093 now finally allows its users to delete the Windows Diagnostic Data collected by Microsoft in a very direct manner: in Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback, a Delete button has been added. In addition to the button mentioned above, Windows 10 build 17093 comes with the following highlights:

The sad, abandoned state of Tablet Mode on Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 February 2018 06:20
microsoft surface proMicrosoft’s Windows 10 is an operating system that powers devices ranging from phones to consoles to tablets to laptops. While it has been argued before that an operating system that tries to do too much will inevitably be mediocre at most things, Microsoft touts Windows 10 as an example. Indeed, the best selling device that the firm puts out hardware wise is the Surface Pro hybrid device which is by all accounts a tablet-focused device. When all is said and done, however, there’s no denying that Microsoft has left the Windows 10 tablet mode in a dire state, and there’s no sign of that changing in the near future. Tablet mode in Windows 10 was introduced with Continuum, the term Microsoft coined for their software which enables multi-modal devices. The Surface Pro, for example, would be a multi-modal device, being able to swap between a tablet form-factor and the more conventional laptop-like design. Continuum would provide the best experience for with the user depending on which mode they were currently running. Windows 10 users using desktops would, for instance, get the traditional desktop interface with windowed apps, file explorer and more. For tablet mode users, a full-screen Start Screen, full-screen apps, and larger buttons would transform that desktop experience into a tablet experience. We have a lot more posted on OUR FORUM.
Google fined $21mn by Indian antitrust watchdog PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 February 2018 14:38

‘Search bias & leveraging dominance’ Google has been fined $21 million by India’s antitrust watchdog after being accused of search bias and abusing its dominant position. The search giant says it is reviewing the complaints. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in a 190-page order that Google was “found to be indulging in practices of search bias and by doing so, it causes harm to its competitors as well as to users.” “Google was leveraging its dominance in the market for online general web search, to strengthen its position in the market for online syndicate search services,” the CCI said, as quoted by Reuters. The accusations against Google revolve around the CCI claiming the search engine places its commercial flight search function in a prominent position on the search results page. This, according to the commission, resulted in a disadvantage to businesses trying to gain market access.

Intel releases stable Spectre patch for Skylake CPUs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 February 2018 19:19
intel skylakeIntel has released a microcode update designed to help protect computers from Spectre-based attacks… again.The company says its latest microcode update patches “several Skylake-based platforms” to mitigate the risk associated with security vulnerabilities discovered earlier this year. Updates for additional chipsets should begin rolling out “in the coming days,” and beta releases are continuing to be rolled out. But this isn’t the first time Intel has released software designed to patch Spectre and Meltdown-related vulnerabilities. The company rolled out an update in January, but it caused computers to crash and Intel ultimately suggested users not install that update (Microsoft even went so far as to release a Windows update that disabled Intel’s patch on systems where it had already been installed). Now that Intel says it’s got a stable version of its security patch, the company is releasing the software to computer makers. End users will most likely be able to get their hands on the update when their PC maker releases a firmware update. Further details are posted on OUR FORUM.
iPhone source code leaked online could mean payday for hackers PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 February 2018 18:07

A source code for a key component of the iPhone's operating system was leaked online, potentially handing hackers coveted data which will make it easier to break into iOS. It was removed after Apple filed a takedown request. The code posted on GitHub is for the iOS 9.3 version of iBoot, a vital component of iOS which ensures the booting of the operating system. It was posted on the website by user 'ZioShiba.' It remains unclear how the user obtained the code, but it appears to be legitimate. That's according to Jonathan Levin, the author of a series of books on iOS, who spoke to Motherboard and called the incident the “biggest leak in history” and a “huge deal.” The website Gadget Hacks also said the code is "definitely the real deal." The source code was eventually taken down, after Apple filed a copyright takedown request with GitHub. The code's release could have a number of implications. For starters, hackers could use it to locate flaws and bugs that could allow them to crack or decrypt an iPhone. Programmers could use the information to mimic iOS on non-Apple devices.

Redstone 5 builds could be coming to Skip Ahead Windows Insiders PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:48
Redstone 5According to a report from Neowin, it is looking as though Microsoft could be bringing Windows 10 Redstone 5 builds to Skip Ahead Windows Insiders soon. This is coming from a statement made during the most recent Windows Insider Webcast but also occurs right as Microsoft is running the only Bug Bash for Redstone 4. Specifically, Microsoft apparently confirmed in the webcast that Redstone 5 builds would be coming “sooner than you think.” Though shocking for some, this is not much of a surprise for long-time Windows Insiders. The reason why? At the end of development of the previous Redstone 3 (RS3) release, Microsoft created (but limited and later closed enrollment) in the Skip Ahead ring so Windows Insiders could get a preview of Redstone 4 before it reached the Fast Ring. In addition to Microsoft’s comments, the tweet from BuildFeed above also shows that Redstone 5 is already in development and has been compiled. Plus, with Microsoft saying Redstone 4 would only be seeing one Bug Bash, it definitely looks as though Microsoft is looking to shift their attention and release Redstone 5 previews soon Find more on OUR FORUM.
HoloLens used to “see through tissue” in reconstructive surgery study PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 17:30
hololens imageScience fiction is rapidly becoming science fact as the medical market increasingly embrace the Microsoft HoloLens for both training and actual clinical practice. The latest news is the headset being used in a 5 patient study at Imperial College London in the UK to see if it could improve the practice of reconstructive surgery. Researchers used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans – including the position of bones and key blood vessels – onto each patient’s leg, helping surgeons locate and reconnect key blood vessels during reconstructive surgery, such as following a car accident, when flaps of tissue, which are taken from elsewhere on the body and include the skin and blood vessels, are used to cover the wound and enable it to close and heal properly. A vital step in the process is connecting the blood vessels of the ‘new’ tissue with those at the site of the wound, so oxygenated blood can reach the new tissue and keep it alive.  Previously surgeons used handheld ultrasound scanners to locate and trace blood vessels. Read more on this interesting development on OUR FORUM.
What is Windows Polaris? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:47

Polaris could be the most important version of Windows in years. Here's why. Since the release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft has made it clear that it wants to move away from its past style of operating system releases and towards a new, more singular and unified approach. It’s already brought together its desktop Windows 10 OS with Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox Live infrastructure — and Polaris could be the next step in that trend. But what is Windows Polaris? Although we don’t know for sure just yet, as Microsoft hasn’t made any sort of official announcements, the general line of thinking is that it’s the PC component in Microsoft’s future Windows strategy. Windows Core OS will act as a base for all future Windows iterations. We’ve had hints that Andromeda OS will be the version used in mobile, which could be used on a future Surface phone. Meanwhile, Polaris could be the one you run on your desktop or laptop. Windows Core OS The main element that’s needed to make Windows Polaris a reality is Windows Core OS.... read more on our Forum


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