Will this 32-bit software run on my 64-bit operating system?
Will this 64-bit software run on my computer?
(by the way, if you have 64-bit hardware but a 32-bit OS, you can
upgrade it to a 64-bit OS, but you have to backup completely first
and then install the new OS loosing everything else. Then
reinstall the programs and put a copy of your data files back.)
Crazy see-through thermostat doubles as a Cortana speaker
The Glas thermostat by Johnson Controls is also a fully
functioning Cortana speaker.
How to Stop the Meltdown and Spectre Patches from Slowing Down
If you receive this link, DON'T open it: Scary "text bomb" will
cause your device to crash
Apple gets rare downgrade because analyst believes iPhone cycle is
just 'good, not great'
Wyze Camera Review: The Cheapest Home Security System You’ll Ever
Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be
Google removes four extensions that used infected computers in
click fraud scheme.
Guide to Fix All Kind of Network and Internet Connections Problems
Application Control security feature in Windows Defender on
Pelosi pushes for House vote on preserving net neutrality
How to Stop Instagram From Telling Everyone You’re Online
5 tools to supplement (or supplant) PowerPoint
Looking for a PowerPoint alternative? When it comes to business
presentations, it has become a lot easier to wander from the
Microsoft Office suite.
Hasselblad's crazy 400-megapixel camera does have a purpose
For pro macro photographers or digital archivists, $48,000 is
How to Make Your Own LED Ring Light for YouTube Videos
Alexa in a light switch? iDevices made it happen at CES
The iDevices Instinct is a Wi-Fi light switch with its own speaker
and microphone -- and yep, that's Alexa in there.
How to Use Microsoft Word’s Compare Feature
These 4 malicious Chrome extensions are infecting more than half a
Apple 'text bomb' can crash iPhones with a single message
Forget 4K TV, Head to the Cinema Instead
New botnet infects cryptocurrency mining computers, replaces
Attacker has generated about $2,000 in digital coin so far in a
scam that remains active.
How to Download and Upgrade to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
How Windows Defender System Guard works on Windows 10
Tim Cook: 'I don't want my nephew on a social network'
Turn Leftover Oxycontin Into Safe-to-Dispose Garbage With This
Free Powder (this sound interesting, but likely applies to any
Microsoft's mystifying Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD processors
Take a look inside the new January Security-only patches
specifically for Win7 and 8.1 AMD machines that were blue-screend
by the original January Security-only patches. Win10 brickees
still in limbo.
Samsung starts producing GDDR6 RAM for next-gen graphics cards
Built with 10-nanometer tech, the 16-gigabit chips are faster and
use less power.
7 Places You Can Buy a Dedicated Linux PC or Laptop Online
Your headlights are about to get much smarter
At CES 2018, Texas Instruments showed how its DLP chip lets
headlights dynamically change and project information on the road.
How to Overclock Your Graphics Card for Better Gaming Performance
This new feature on iOS 11 could save your life
Apple Leak Reveals Significant iPhone Design Changes
Turn your wired speakers into wireless ones with this tiny device
Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop
Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house
Threats from Russia, North Korea Loom as Geopolitics Spills into
Threat actors from both nations ramped up their activities sharply
in 2017, Flashpoint says in a new threat intelligence report.
Blue Screen after Windows Updates in Windows 10
Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to
NSA.gov wants to know your location: Allow / Block?
The cost of Amazon Prime is about to go up for some users
Turn On or Off Embedded Handwriting Panel in Windows 10
Facebook Messenger bug caused the app to freeze on some iPhones
The company says it fixed the issue.
Start Hosting These Popular Web Apps Yourself to Save Money
Tim Cook failed to sell me on iPhone, says Warren Buffett
Commentary: One of Apple's biggest shareholders says he's sticking
with his Samsung flip phone.
What to Do If You Forget Your Mac’s Password
Closest online free version of Photoshop
Disappointing MacBook Pro Update Dooms Radical Touch Bar
ARM’s CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more
Hackers are using recent Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to
Malware can steal passwords, bitcoin wallets, software keys, as
well as carry out DDoS attacks and more -- and a campaign
distributing it is targeting telecommunications, insurance, and
Kaspersky Lab Warns of Extremely Sophisticated Android Spyware
Skygofree appears to have been developed for lawful intercept,
offensive surveillance purposes.
How to add a Brightness Slider to Windows 10
Google awards record $112,500 bug bounty for Android exploit chain
Facebook will now ask users to rank news organizations they trust
Open command window here as administrator - Add in Windows 10
Intel's new cameras add human-like 3D vision to any machine
They're ready-to-use devices meant for makers and educators.
The Best Free Windows Partition Manager for Your Needs
11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along
Improve your Chrome skills with these tips and tricks.
Comments by -- Bob Primak --
proposes $500 million push for rural broadband
speeds exactly qualify for the label "broadband" under this
proposal? Pai has been backpedaling more and more on this promise.
At least this time, there is funding attached to the proposal
(unlike the recent Presidential Order which had no funding
attached to it). That is, if Congress approves the funding.
8’s All-Glass Design Makes It (Shockingly) Hard to Drop
shocking only if you never learned in physics class about surface
Can I Just
Unplug My Computer to Shut It Down?
Except in a
perceived emergency, do real people actually still do this?
How to sign
up for Google's Project Fi
this out, and for me it's really not that good a deal. I don't use
enough mobile data to make this worth my money.
filed by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block net neutrality
luck with that. Reinstatement won't pass judicial muster. And the
Congress will not vote to put Net Neutrality back in force in any
meaningful way, since the Republicans still do and will control
vs. HDR10: What’s the Difference Between HDR TV Formats?
standard will be far better than none at all. And I generally
favor Open Source standards over proprietary standards. And I
prefer free licenses over paid licenses. But this may go down as
yet another case like Beta vs. VHS -- the technically superior
standard lost out to the cheaper (but adequate) standard.
tool shows you what someone has searched for using Google, Yahoo,
Facebook and more
tool will work pretty well if they haven't done a Disk Cleanup and
used CCleaner and/or Bleachbit to cover their tracks. Families may
be able to track younger kids this way, but any other use is
either likely to fail, or will lead to serious trust issues.
Web Apps (PWA) may be the great equalizer for Microsoft, Google
prefer my applications to be on my desktop, installed into my
local PC, and run mostly offline.
Patch Triggers Reboots for Haswell, Broadwell Systems
I can tell
you that my Intel NUC with a Skylake core-i5 processor does not
have this issue under the workloads I put it through.
3 ways to
search the web without Google tracking you
some people think they have caught DuckDuckGo and others tracking
people's searches. But not to the extent Google openly admits they
track and retain search histories.
reportedly moving to Action Center on Windows 10
Microsoft is moving Cortana out of Windows 10 search and into the
reason I will not be staying with Windows much longer.
Did You Know
About These Gmail Limitations?
I use Google
Drive for most attachments over a few hundred kilobytes in size.
Best to err on the side of caution and not aggravate recipients.
10 apps to view and edit PDFs
that Nitro PDF is not listed, nor is PDF SAM. Xodo works well, but
is Cloud dependent.
How to tell
if your Linux machine is patched against Meltdown and Spectre
This is only
a test for the presence of KAISER-PTI patching in the kernel. It
does not tell you the truth -- Linux kernels without LFENCE,
retpoline and IBRS features are still vulnerable to Spectre
variants. (Retpoline is the Google trick to protect against some
of the Spectre vulnerabilities while not impacting performance as
much.) Check out your vulnerabilities in detail by running (sudo,
as Root) the script you can get from instructions posted here:
applied the Intel Microcode Patch (updated) and upgraded my Ubuntu
16.04 LTS kernel, and this script still finds vulnerabilities
unpatched for Spectre. See also:
other reasons not to apply the current batch of MS Updates patches
just yet. Mostly, there are few exploits in the wild for anything
patched in January, with the exception of the Excel Equation
Editor. So you could be risking bricking your PC for no real
security benefit, and at the same time risking a performance hit.
Not a win-win if you ask me.
free upgrade: Today's your last chance to get it
expired by the time the reference was posted.
Surface Reduction feature in Windows Defender
This is part
of Windows Defender Exploit Guard. The main disadvantage of using
anything in this suite of protections is that you are forced to
use Windows Defender as your only active antivirus program. The
poor performance of WD in AV testing results still argues against
this strategy, even with these extra prootections active. You'd be
better off with a better third-party AV program and not using
these extra protections.
From My Own
Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips
I have a
Skylake processor in my intel NUC, and have applied all possible
firmware and OS patchesfor Linux. No reboot issues at all here.
Then again, I seldom stress my processor.
How to make
sure Windows gets the right patches coming to it
Registry Key manually is a last resort. (I believe Trend Micro is
doing a tremendous disservice by supplying an automatic Registry
Key generator.) If your antivirus product failed to do this, I
strongly recommend trying a different AV product, or sticking with
Windows Defender. If you have no other AV protections, Windows
Defender should be active. If you deliberately disabled WD and
have not put anything in its place, heaven help you. Enterprise
endpoint solutions users (or their IT people) should be tech savvy
enough to figure all this out on your own.
rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues
says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones
as the battery gets older
But your run
time on older batteries will probably take a huge hit. Battery
wear is real, and the firmware/OS slowdown is meant to prevent
batteries with excessive wear from showing their condition through
shorter time between recharges.
Cook says 'people weren't paying attention' but vows to let users
turn off iPhone throttling
now, battery health (wear) could not be easily assessed on
iphones. Windows devices, even their now-defunct phones, have long
had this feature. But throttling is relatively new in Windows 10,
whereas it's been around (and automatically implemented at some
uncertain threshold) in iOS for a long time.
maybe should have been clearer." (Ya think??)