Microsoft Is Giving Windows 10 A New Makeover

One of the most frequently heard complaints about Windows has to do with aesthetics. Despite a few seemingly halfhearted attempts to modernize, significant portions of the OS looks and feels like they were designed in the 90’s. That’s because Windows is still utilizing a lot of design techniques and icons from Windows 95, so the criticism turns out to have …

Browser Wars Heat Up With Microsoft Edge Boosting Speeds

If you thought the browser wars were over, think again. Microsoft has made some startling improvements to its Edge browser recently that gave it an impressive 41 percent speed boost. That suddenly puts it in the running for the fastest, if not the best and most robust browser in the game. The speed boost is but the latest in a …

Latest Windows 10 Release Ditches Unpopular 3D Objects Folder

Recently Microsoft made a change that few people will care about or even notice. On the off chance that you’re one of the minority of people who use the 3D Objects folder, you should know that as of Windows 10 release 1703, the 3d Objects folder will no longer be given special treatment by File Explorer. Again, only a tiny …

New Microsoft Office Coming To Windows And Mac In 2021

Microsoft recently announced a significant addition to their ubiquitous office suite. Two new versions are on deck for 2021: A consumer Office 2021 version and Office LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel) for Enterprise customers, with both of these being made available to both Windows and macOS users. That matters because although there has been a vast surge of companies moving to …

Update Available To Fix Windows 10 Crashing Issue

Back in the early days of Windows, the OS didn’t have a very good reputation. The dreaded Blue Screen of Death was an all-too-common occurrence and plugging peripherals into a Windows-based PC was referred to as “Plug and Pray” functionality. Since then though, the company really has come a long way and Windows 10 users rarely have any issues adding …

Millions Of Windows 7 Users Remain Despite Support Ending

One year ago, Microsoft officially ended support for the venerable Windows 7 operating system. No new security patches have been issued, which means that anyone running a Windows 7 machine at this point is taking a tremendous security risk. That is especially true if that machine is connected to a corporate network. It would be all too easy for even …

New Malware Targeting Windows And Other Operating Systems

Researchers on the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab have recently discovered a new malware strain dubbed PyMICROPSIA, currently being used by a group tracked as AridViper. AridViper operates primarily in the Middle East, focusing mainly on Palestine, Egypt, and Turkey. Their malware was designed specifically to attack Windows-based machines. The group hasn’t been terribly active, having …

Extension Granted For Windows 7 Support For Six Months

Microsoft has had a firm date to end support for Windows 7 on the books for over a year. They’ve insisted repeatedly that there was no flexibility in the date, so Windows 7 users would need to upgrade or risk not being protected by security patches. Then the pandemic hit, and after wrestling with the decision for a number of …

Windows 10 Displays Going Dark Issue Fixed By Microsoft

If you run Windows 10, version 2004, you may have noticed some unusual shenanigans going on where your system’s monitor is concerned. If you’re using a tablet or laptop, with a display that’s built into the machine itself, it may flicker periodically. If you’re using a desktop PC with a standalone monitor external to the CPU, then when you activate …

For Security, Windows 10 Update Removes Adobe Flash Player

In September of this year, Microsoft announced that they would soon be releasing an optional update designed to remove the Adobe Flash Player from any machine applying the update, and rendering it impossible for Flash to be reinstalled on that device. It’s easy to understand how and why the company reached the decision to do this. Flash was one of …