Software

The programs and other operating information used by a computer.


Ever found yourself whishing your friend, significant other or maybe parents (if you are a child) would be able to see when you will be busy and schedule their plans to best suite you both?

Google Shared Calendar


A new variant of the Petya ransomware (also called Petrwrap) began spreading internationally on Tuesday, June 27. The initial attack vector is unclear, but aggressive worm-like behaviour helps spread the ransomware. How does the Petya variant work? The ransomware exploits the vulnerability CVE-2017-0144 in Microsoft’s implementation of the Server Message […]

McAfee Threat Update – Petya Ransomware Variants


Steam Halloween Sale starts soon!
Steam Gifting will now be a system of direct exchange from gift buyer to gift receiver – Valve has removed the Gift to E-mail and Gift to Inventory options.

Steam: Gifting System



Valve fixes Steam community site vulnerability soon after its discovery
If you’re any kind of PC gamer, then you likely frequent Valve’s Steam service to procure at least some of your games. And if you’re a Steam customer, then you likely spend some time on Steam’s community site — and until just recently, that might not have been the safest […]

Valve fixes Steam community site vulnerability soon after its discovery


Desktop apps can be installed on Windows 10 Cloud with a little extra effort
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a robust operating system that can do just about anything. Usually that’s a strength, but while Windows 10 competes well against Google’s Chrome OS platform on features and overall power, it’s at a disadvantage in terms of cost and manageability. That’s why Microsoft is releasing the […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected users against two pre-patched exploits
Matt Oh and Elia Florio of the Windows Defender ATP Research Team said on Friday that Windows 10 Anniversary Update not only neutralized zero-day kernel exploits used by two recent attack campaigns, but revealed how they were used. The exploits were based on the CVE-2016-7255 and CVE-2016-7256 vulnerabilities, which were […]

Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected users against two pre-patched exploits



Windows 10 Game Mode coming later this week
The brand new Windows 10 Creators Update is just around the corner. It will have some special gaming features, and it’s nearly ready to roll-out. There will be a new insider build (so it is not stable) in the upcoming week and it’s going to have the mysterious “Game Mode” […]

Windows 10 Game Mode coming later this week


Steam Store: Discovery Update 2.0 is now live!
The Steam store has been updated today. It has a lot of new functional settings and finally looks better! I bet most of you guys won’t be able to switch to the new UI just yet, but lets all agree we needed a change after all these years. The new […]

Steam Store: Discovery Update 2.0 is now live!


Microsoft patches nasty Windows 10 security flaw outed by Google
On October 31, Google publicly outed Microsoft for a critical zero-day security flaw in Windows 10 just 10 days after reporting the vulnerability to the firm. Today, as promised in a subsequent (and angry) blog post, Microsoft has patched up the hole and more in a round of updates. The […]

Microsoft patches nasty Windows 10 security flaw outed by Google



Microsoft is busy making Cortana more chatty and humanlike
Microsoft is working on making Cortana seem more humanlike in terms of the responses the digital assistant gives to Windows users, according to a freshly uncovered patent. The idea is to move away from the same canned prompts so Cortana will use a range of different greetings perhaps depending on […]

Microsoft is busy making Cortana more chatty and humanlike


LastPass is now free for any device
Password manager LastPass has extended its free service to cover any number of internet-connected devices. Starting today, users can manage all their account logins and sync them across an unlimited number of devices running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, or Android. Until now, multi-device support was restricted to LastPass […]

LastPass is now free for any device


Updated Radeon drivers arrive with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ support
Today, AMD issued a press release announcing the latest version of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which includes the drivers supporting the entire line of AMD Radeon GPUs for both PCs and mobile devices. The update brings the software to version 16.11.1 and provides a host of improvements. First up […]

Updated Radeon drivers arrive with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ ...



Microsoft warns of fake MSE installer Hicurdismos
Microsoft has issued a warning to Windows users to be on alert for Hicurdismos. Hicurdismos is a fake Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) installer that tricks users into thinking their PC has died. When Hicurdismos is launched it creates a fake Blue Screen of Death along with an error message telling […]

Microsoft warns of fake MSE installer Hicurdismos


Paying is for suckers: Here’s how to use Microsoft Office for Free
Use free online and mobile apps Microsoft has been gradually expanding the number of apps you can use online, for free, and now offers an impressive suite that can easily merge with downloaded apps if necessary, and has plenty of functionality for the average project. It’s also really easy to […]

Here’s how to use Microsoft Office for Free


Nvidia’s latest GeForce drivers target ‘Deus Ex,’ ‘No Man’s Sky’ issues
If you’re among the many players experiencing issues with the PC version of Hello Games’ interstellar exploration sim No Man’s Sky, Nvidia’s latest GeForce driver update may have the solutions you seek. Nvidia’s new “Game Ready” GeForce graphics card drivers specifically target user-reported issues in No Man’s Sky, and will […]

Nvidia’s latest GeForce drivers target ‘Deus Ex,’ ‘No Man’s Sky’ ...



Windows 7 and 8.1 move to Windows 10-style updates
Microsoft is changing patching for Windows 7/8.1 so instead of fixes and updates arriving in dribs and drabs, they’ll pitch up in one cumulative update, as is the case with Windows 10. In other words, users of these earlier versions of Windows can wave goodbye to the traditional ‘patch Tuesday’, […]

Windows 7 and 8.1 move to Windows 10-style updates



So long, dongles: Microsoft will build one into your next Windows 10 PC
Xbox is phasing out unnecessary dongles for your Windows 10 PC, announcing a new line of computers that communicate wirelessly with your Xbox accessories without the need to buy any extraneous adapters. From there, the company also plans to bake Xbox Wireless connectivity directly into PC motherboards so that one […]

So long, dongles: Microsoft will build one into your next ...



Think a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi? Find out for sure
Is your internet a little slow? Do videos on YouTube take too long to buffer? Do movies on Netflix show up in a lower resolution than expected? We’ve got some bad news for you — one of your neighbors might be stealing your Wi-Fi. While you might not mind if […]

Think a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi? Find out for ...


Microsoft has just acquired its own game streaming service
Following in the footsteps of Sony’s acquisition of game-streaming service Gaikai in 2012, Microsoft has acquired Beam. But unlike Gaikai, Beam’s service has an emphasis on bringing interactivity to watching live-gaming streams. Whereas services such as Twitch allow users to watch passively as game streamers play, Beam’s service allows viewers […]

Microsoft has just acquired its own game streaming service