Chrome Update Will Block Resource Intensive Ads

Are you a regular Chrome user? If so, you’ve got yet another reason to love the most popular browser in the world. Recently, Google announced the pending rollout of another new feature designed to minimize the use of your CPU’s resources. The coming update will evaluate the resource load requirements of web-based ads on every website you visit. If the …

Latest Windows 10 Update Fixes SSD Defrag Issue

Do you have a solid- state drive (SSD)? If so, you’re probably aware that recent builds of Windows 10 have introduced an unexpected issue. It causes the automatic maintenance feature of the OS to kick in and defragment SSDs much more frequently than they should be, which greatly reduces their useful lives. The way the feature was supposed to work …

Microsoft Adds Lists To Their Teams Communication Platform

One of the more common complaints people have about mobile devices is the fact that it’s still harder than it should be to do certain kinds of work. Manipulating spreadsheets on a mobile device, for example, can be a lesson in frustration. If that’s something you’ve experienced firsthand, and if you’re a Microsoft 365 user (Microsoft Teams in particular), then …

Hackers Used Windows Theme Packs To Hack Passwords

Are you a fan of customizing your Windows experience via themes? If so, you’re not alone. While it’s true that themes aren’t used by a majority of Windows users, they’re still highly popular. If you’re creating your own themes, you don’t have anything to worry about. The danger lies in downloading theme packs from others, especially if you get them …

New Features Have Been Added to Office 365

If you’re an Office 365 user, you’ll be pleased to know that that Word for the web now has two cool new features: Transcribe and support for voice commands. Currently, the transcription capabilities are somewhat limited, but are still robust enough to be genuinely useful. At present, it only supports transcribing audio into US English. In order to make use …

Microsoft Takes Another Step Against Malware

Ever since Microsoft released Windows Vista, the Redmond giant has made it possible for users to disable Microsoft Defender by way of the Registry. Unfortunately, by granting that ability, it gave well-designed malware strains the ability to do the same. That is now changing. As the company explains in a recent blog post: “DisableAntiSpyware is intended to be used by …

Windows 10 Halting Support For Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge

Recently, Microsoft made an announcement that may have a profound impact on your business if you’re still using Internet Explorer or the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. The Redmond giant published the dates when Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 will no longer support those browsers. Here are the dates you need to know: As of November 30, 2020, Microsoft 365 will …

Windows 10 Update Gives Graphics Cards Users More Control

Does your PC have more than one graphics card in it? If so, and you’re a Windows 10 user, there’s good news. Microsoft recently announced some coming changes to Windows 10 that will give users with multiple GPU’s more control over how their cards are used when running applications. Currently, Windows makes the decision about which card to use on …

Improvements Have Been Added To Microsoft Edge Browser

If you use Microsoft Edge on Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android, you’ll probably want to install the July 2020 update as soon as possible because it contains a raft of improvements to the browser. First and most importantly, Microsoft Edge is joining the FastTrack Ready Partner Program, beginning in August. If you’d like to help guide the development and further …

Latest Microsoft Update Provides Some Needed Bug Fixes

If you aren’t normally in the habit of installing updates when companies release them, you’ll probably want to make an exception for KB4484439. It is a non-security update for Windows Installer editions of Office 2013 and 2016 products. If you use Office 2016, and frequently edit Word documents that feature custom XML values, these will cause Office 2016 to hang …