Microsoft Announces Major Security Updates for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has just announced that the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would come with major security improvements to protect both home users and enterprises. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, also known as ATP, will be integrated across the entire Windows threat protection stack, and will also support Windows Server. Windows Defender ATP will also include new features, such as Windows Defender Exploit Guard and Windows Defender Application Guard. “We think of Windows Defender ATP as a suite of tools. It was engineered to challenge traditional AV solutions and bring... Read more

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Updates KB4022716, KB4022723, KB4032693

Microsoft has just released new cumulative updates for Windows 10 systems, including for the Creators Update and the Anniversary Update, which are currently the most widely adopted versions of the OS. Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) is getting cumulative update KB4022716, while the Anniversary Update (version 1607) is provided with cumulative update KB4022723. Additionally, Microsoft is shipping cumulative update KB4032693 to systems still running Windows 10 November Update (version 1511), as well as KB4032695 for those on the original Windows 10 version (10240).What’s new in cumulative update KB4022716? Out... Read more

How to Record and Play Back Mouse Activity in macOS

The first step to increasing your computational efficiency is recognizing opportunities for automation. Whenever you have to repeat the same action more than a couple times, you should think about how you can automate it. For example, if you have to execute the same mouse action over and over again, you can use software to record and playback mouse activity. Before we begin, it’s important to realize that mouse recording is a little bit stupid. It simply records and plays back a series of actions. It doesn’t change based on... Read more

How to Get the XP Quick Launch Bar in Windows 10

Though we are in the age of Windows 10, there is no denying that some classic features of the earlier versions will never be forgotten. The Quick Launch bar, for example, in Windows XP allowed users to quickly access frequently-used apps and files without clogging the taskbar. Did you know that you can get that feature back in Windows 10? Read on to discover how. The Quick Launch bar first appeared in Windows XP. It then rolled out to Windows Vista where it was enabled by default, but after the... Read more

Google Revamps Google News for Readability, Adds Dedicated 'Fact Check' Block

To make Google News easier to navigate and more accessible to everyone, Google today announced that it redesigned the desktop website to give users more control over what they read, with various perspectives over a wide range of news, and a dedicated “Fact Check” block. The new Google News design focuses on readability by adopting a card format for news to make it easier to browser and identify the related articles of a story, a new layout that shows the publisher’s name and article’s labels while keeping the view unchanged... Read more

KDE Plasma 5.10.3 Desktop Environment Improves Plasma Discover's Flatpak Backend

Today the KDE Project announced the release and general availability of the third stable update to the KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop environment, which was unveiled at the end of May 2017. The development cycle of the latest KDE Plasma 5 releases is pretty fast these days if you ask us. For example, KDE Plasma 5.10 already received three of its five scheduled maintenance updates in less than a month, including KDE Plasma 5.10.1 and KDE Plasma 5.10.2. The latest arrived today, KDE Plasma 5.10.3, with a total of 36 changes... Read more

Ubuntu 17.10 Finishes Its Transition to Python 3.6, Ubuntu 16.10 EOL Coming July

Canonical today published a new installation of the Ubuntu Foundations Team weekly newsletter to inform the Ubuntu Linux community on the progress made since last week’s update. In the newsletter, the company highlights the fact that the Python 3.6 transition for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system is almost complete, Python 3.6 now being a supported version in the distribution, as well as the fact that its Netplan project to unify and clean up networking configuration in Ubuntu was finally implemented by default in Artful Aardvark. Additionally, the Ubuntu developers... Read more

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

The launch of a big Microsoft Windows 10 update like the Creators Update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as a major update is released, Microsoft quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features.Here we’ve summarized what you need to know about every Windows 10 update since the Creators Update, with the most recent on top. For each build, we’ve included the date of its release and a link to Microsoft’s announcement... Read more