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Archive for March, 2022

File Explorer May Get Tabs In Windows 11

Are you a Windows Insider?  If so, be aware that the company is testing a "hidden" new feature you're probably going to love. It's a small change but its impact is enormous. ...

 You May See Ads For Microsoft Products With Windows 11

Microsoft may have inadvertently signaled that they are soon going to reincorporate ads into Microsoft 11, which is going to please exactly no one. In the most recent Windows Insiders build, third ...

Clipchamp Will Soon Replace Movie Maker For Windows 11

If you're an early adopter playing with the Windows 11 builds as they come out and you are a "Windows Insider," then you probably already know this. In the latest build, users ...

This Malware Phishing Campaign Hijacks Email Conversations

Hackers have been using social engineering tricks to get their malicious code onto the systems of unsuspecting victims. This has been happening for almost as long as the internet has been around. ...

Some AMD Ryzen CPU Users Experiencing Windows 11 Issues

Do you have a PC with an AMD Ryzen CPU?  If so, be aware that AMD has found an issue which causes "temporary pauses in system interactivity or responsiveness." The issue affects ...

New Archive Feature Helps Mobile Users Save Space

The problem with smartphones is that they eventually run out of room.  Honestly it's a wonder the issue isn't even bigger than it is.  After all, miniaturization isn't cheap but smartphone manufacturers ...

Hackers Get Source Code During Data Breach At Samsung

Samsung's corporate network was breached recently.  That's bad news all by itself. The company has recently confirmed that in addition to the confidential customer information that was stolen, the hackers also made ...

Hackers Are Increasingly Targeting Mobile Devices

Here's a statistic you're not going to like.  Based on research conducted by cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, there has been a staggering 500 percent increase in malware attacks against mobile devices during ...

Google Messages Users On Android Get New Features

Do you use Google Messages?  If so, there's good news!  In recent months, the company has taken steps to bridge the Windows and iOS ecosystems the Android ecosystems and the iOS ecosystems. ...

This Popular Fitbit Watch Has Been Recalled

Do you own an Ionic smartwatch?  If you haven't heard yet, be advised that Fitbit has issued a voluntary recall of the devices produced between 2017 and 2020. It's also worth mentioning ...

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Beware of This New Malvertising Campaign

Beware of This New Malvertising Campaign

Businesses nationwide have recently switched to the new Arc browser for its shortcuts, previewing ability, and lighter and cleaner design.[...]
New Flexible Windows Feature Updates for IT Admins

New Flexible Windows Feature Updates for IT Admins

In a move welcomed by IT administrators, a recent update to the Windows Update for Business deployment service offers greater[...]
Can Chatbots Improve Customer Service for Your Business?

Can Chatbots Improve Customer Service for Your Business?

AI-driven chatbots are changing the way businesses interact with their customers. They can help companies better connect with customers, streamline[...]

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