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Not Everyone Will Receive The Windows 10 Upgrade On Day One

by Farhan · 12 hours ago · 3 Comments · 1.3k views

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Windows 10 will soon be released to the public, and with it comes the long awaited – and often confusing – free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. However, those hoping to get their upgrades from day one might be disappointed to discover that Microsoft will be releasing it in waves instead of all at once.

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McAfee Siteadvisor Lists Most Dangerous Superhero Clicks On The Internet

by Farhan · 2 days ago · No Comments · 985 views

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Social engineering to spread malware generally relies on getting people to click on things they would usually avoid. Hackers know to remain topical, and use popular search terms to get this done; with Comic Con around the corner, the flavour of the month happens to be Superheroes. McAfee Siteadvisor has published a list of the Superheroes who are most likely to also carry malware in the links.

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International Pricing For Microsoft Windows 10 Revealed

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 5.2k views

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Almost everyone will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10, but for those who are planning on building their own systems should take note that Microsoft has revealed the international pricing for its next operating system. Some prices first appeared on Newegg, but that appears to be slightly different from the actual prices.

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Lenovo Joins Computer Stick Bandwagon With Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 8 Comments · 2.9k views

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Intel’s Compute Stick idea is slowly catching on, and Lenovo is hopping on that bandwagon with the introduction of the Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300. It is similar in build and design to the compute stick, but has one important quality that might make it more attractive to consumers: it is cheaper.

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Own an Honor 6? You Can Now Sign Up to be a Beta Tester for EMUI 3.1 (Android 5.1)

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · 4 Comments · 728 views

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Honor Malaysia has opened registration for owners of the Honor 6 who wish to be a beta tester for Emotion UI 3.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. This is a rather unique opportunity for users of the Honor 6 to experience the new update before anyone else; even before owners of the Huawei P8 and P8 Lite.

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Microsoft Finally Explains Free Windows 10 Upgrade Path

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 9 Comments · 10.3k views

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Microsoft has finally clarified the free upgrade path for Windows 10. This comes after a very confusing weekend for the Windows Insiders who were hoping to receive a free activated copy of the operating system after the preview programme had ended. The good news is that Windows Insiders will still be part of the deal.

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UK And US Intelligence Agencies Working To Exploit Anti-Virus Programmes

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 677 views

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New documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed a dedicated campaign by the NSA and GCHQ to subvert and exploit anti-virus software. The aim of the work is to evade detection, while using vulnerabilities in the security software to infiltrate critical systems.

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70,000 Saudi Foreign Ministry Documents Appear On Wikileaks

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.5k views

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A new cache of secret government documents has surfaced on Wikileaks, and this time it comes from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. While the authenticity of the documents is still being questioned, they appear to have come from a cyberattack perpetrated by the Yemeni Cyber Army.

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Microsoft Amends Free Windows 10 Promise… Again

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 15 Comments · 8.9k views

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When Windows 10 was first announced, it appeared that Microsoft would do the unthinkable and give it away for free. Later, the software company amended that promise to a free upgrade to anyone who owns a genuine copy of Windows 7 or 8. Over the weekend, Microsoft published a blog post offering the upgrade to anyone currently using the Windows 10 Insider preview; which was quietly amended a couple of days later.

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Ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop To Leave Microsoft Soon: Windows and Devices Teams Merged Into A Single Group

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 2.1k views

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Some might still hold him responsible for what happened to Nokia, so this might be an interesting news for you who feels the same way: ex-Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop who is currently leading Microsoft Devices Group (MDG) will be leaving Microsoft very soon. This is apparently due to leadership’s shake up that Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella has announced just moments ago.

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Researchers Find Vulnerability In Samsung Galaxy Default Keyboard App

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 1.5k views

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A vulnerability in Samsung smartphones has been discovered that could allow hackers to gain access to the system and do as they please. The issue lies with the update mechanism on Samsung’s version of the SwiftKey keyboard installed on all Samsung Galaxy phones, which isn’t encrypted and could be subjected to man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Password Manager LastPass Hacked; Users Advised To Change Their Passwords

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 668 views

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Password managers are extremely convenient services that help with remembering the ridiculous number of passwords we have to deal with on a daily basis. However, what happens when the service itself is hacked and those passwords stolen? This very situation has happened to popular password manager LastPass, which is currently asking its users to change their master passwords.

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