Attachment Extensions Carrying Malware Banned On Microsoft Outlook

One of the most common means by which malware winds up on the computers of its victims is via an email attachment.  All it takes is one careless moment.  One click to open a file that turns out to be poisoned and you’re in for a world of trouble. That’s the exact reason why email providers tend to be incredibly …

New Microsoft Update Some Caused Network Adapter Issues

If you haven’t yet downloaded and installed the latest Windows 10 update (version 1903), read this article carefully before deciding if you want to do so. Microsoft is reporting that their latest build is causing Wi-Fi connectivity issues with some network adapters, specifically the Centrino 6205/6235 and Broadcom’s 802.11ac. If you have either, then it may be worth your while …

Microsoft Is Extending Windows 7 Support For Only Some Users

There’s some good news for Enterprise users who are still using Windows 7.  By now, almost everyone is aware that the company is bringing support for the aging operating system to a close. The original time frame for formally ending support and for ending the issuance of security updates was set for as soon as January 2020. Enterprise users, however, …

Windows 10 May Make WordPad And Paint Downloadable Soon

There’s another chapter in the ongoing MS Paint saga. In case you missed the first part of the story, several months ago, Microsoft upset its user base when a Windows 10 Build took Paint out of the equation. They replaced it with an updated version of the software that supported 3D effects and other advanced features. They made the original …

BlueKeep Virus Continues To Be An Issue For Microsoft

Wormable bugs are an ongoing concern for Microsoft.  Recently, the company released a set of patches for two newly discovered ‘BlueKeep-Like vulnerabilities” that impact a wide range of Windows Operating Systems. These bugs plague the company’s remote desktop services and permit malware to spread rapidly from one device to another. Remote Desktop Services is an older technology that’s been an …

Windows Update May Not Work On Some Dual Boot Macs

Windows 10 version 1903 is out. However, if you’re a Mac user running Windows 10, you may not be able to get the latest from Microsoft.  According to Microsoft’s official statement on the matter: “Macs introduced before 2012 or newer Mac devices with older versions of Apple Boot Camp or Windows Support Software drivers installed will not be able to …

Windows Phone App Updates Are Ending Soon

Microsoft initially had grand ambitions where smartphones were concerned. The company invested billions in their quest to create a phone that ran on Windows 8 (and later, Windows 8.1). That was all in a bid to carve a niche for itself in a market dominated by iOS and Android. That plan never bore much fruit. Although the company sold some …

Sudden Bluetooth Issues Could Be Due To Microsoft Update

Be advised, according to a recently published Microsoft support document, certain Bluetooth devices may experience pairing and connectivity issues after installing the latest Windows 10 update. The bulletin reads in part, as follows: “These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices.  Any device using well-known keys to encrypt connections may be …

Microsoft Now Testing Games Playable With Eye Movements

Microsoft is continuing to push quietly into new frontiers on the accessibility front.  Their most recent effort?  The release of four free “Eyes First” games that people who have speech and mobility-related disabilities can play using nothing but eye movements. The new quartet of Windows 10 games, Maze, Double Up, Match Two, and a Tile Slide puzzle were all developed …

Apple iCloud App Now Available On Windows 10

Great news for inter-operability.  Apple has brought their new iCloud app to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices. Even better, the app is designed such that it’s deeply integrated with Windows 10, even allowing you to access iCloud files from inside other Windows apps. The version available on the Microsoft Store is identical to the desktop version available online, …