microsoft

  1. Jan

    Kaspersky warns of fake Windows 11 installers packed with malware

    Beware fake Windows 11 installs packed with malware PC users looking to try out Windows 11 early should stay well clear of unofficial downloads of the preview OS. Security research firm Kaspersky has discovered that many of its users were downloading versions of the Windows 11 preview build...
  2. Jan

    Surface Duo 2 "near-final prototype" images leaked

    Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 images leaked Details about Microsoft's upcoming Surface Duo 2 has been leaked in a video recently posted to YouTube. The second version of the company's booklet-style dual-screen smartphone is expected to be released in September or October.
  3. Jan

    Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale - deals on Xbox and PC titles

    Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale — Up to 80% off top Xbox and PC titles Microsoft's has launched another edition of its summer gaming promotion — the Ultimate Game Sale — which offers massive discounts on hundreds of titles from top game publishers. For the next two weeks, Xbox One, Xbox Series...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Windows releases emergency update for severe "PrintNightmare" flaw

    Windows releases emergency update for severe "PrintNightmare" flaw Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band security patch to fix a recently discovered critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to take over targeted computers remotely. Dubbed "PrintNightmare" by the cybersecurity...
  5. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today — 7 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Nintendo announced a new Switch with a 7-inch OLED display. Microsoft released a patch for the PrintNightmare security exploit that allowed hackers to remotely control Windows devices. The US cancelled a $10 billion cloud contract awarded to...
  6. Jan

    Gauteng lost R6.8 million in botched payment to Microsoft Ireland

    Gauteng paid Microsoft R318 million instead of R21 million because of a simple error The Gauteng Department of Treasury has lost R6.8 million because it paid Microsoft Ireland in US dollars instead of rand. Adriana Randall, the DA’s Gauteng Shadow MEC for finance and e-government, revealed the...
  7. Jan

    Almost 20,000 South Africans have taken up Microsoft's Mahala free Office 365 offer

    20,000 South Africans got Office 365 for free — This is who qualifies Microsoft has provided almost 20,000 South Africans with free licences for the Office 365 suite and OneDrive cloud storage since the launch of its Mahala programme, the company has told MyBroadband. The Mahala.ms portal is a...
  8. Jan

    5 important things happening in tech today - 1 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Apple sold 100 million iPhone 12 devices in the first 7 months after launch. Microsoft has failed to repair a flaw in Windows 10 that allows hackers to take full control of a target computer or server. Facebook says Instagram will be established as a...
  9. Jan

    Microsoft and Google end truce

    Microsoft and Google cease the peace Microsoft and Google have decided to stop playing nice. The two tech giants recently ended a years-long truce during which they agreed not to aim their substantial lobbying firepower against each other. With regulators around the world threatening to impose...
  10. Jan

    How to download the Windows 11 Preview

    Windows 11 Preview now available — How to download it Microsoft on Monday released the first official early build of its upcoming new operating system, Windows 11. The Windows 11 Preview Build 22000.51 is now available to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This debut version gives users a...
  11. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today

    5 important things happening in tech today Microsoft has provided clarity on its Windows 11 minimum system requirements, saying that they are considering reducing them. Facebook reached $1 trillion in value after a court case arguing that it has monopolised social media was dismissed. Hackers...
  12. Vorastra

    Microsoft admits to signing rootkit malware in supply-chain fiasco

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-admits-to-signing-rootkit-malware-in-supply-chain-fiasco/
  13. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today - 25 June 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today - 25 June 2021 Microsoft challenged Apple by announcing the possibility of 0% cut from app income for Windows 11 developers — but not for games. Insurers steer clear of Jeff Bezos’ upcoming space flight. Apple, Google and Facebook could be in trouble...
  14. Jan

    Windows 11 will be able to run Android apps

    Android apps coming to Windows 11 Windows 11 will let you download and use Android apps straight from the Microsoft Store, the company's chief product officer, Panos Panay, has announced. The apps are available thanks Intel Bridge technology and a partnership with the Amazon App Store...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Windows 11 unveiled - Features and release date

    Windows 11 unveiled - Features and release date Nearly six years after the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be a new version of its desktop operating system — Windows 11. Speaking during a much-anticipated live-streamed event on Thursday, Microsoft chief product...
  16. Jan

    5 important things happening in tech today - 24 June 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Microsoft is expected to officially announce Windows 11 at a live event later today. The first vote on Big Tech regulation has taken place, and two of the six proposed bills have been passed. Microsoft could dodge the regulations. Warren Buffet has...
  17. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today

    5 important things happening in tech today Big tech goes under the microscope later today as six proposed bills to regulate big tech corporations will be voted on by the US House of Representatives. Facebook will expand its ecommerce reach by implementing the "Shops" feature in Whatsapp. Xbox...
  18. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today

    5 important things happening in tech today China will lose around 90% of its total Bitcoin mining power by the end of its ongoing crypto-crackdown. Starlink will provide global coverage by September, and then regulatory approval from governments is the next big step. Oneplus will soon be...
  19. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today — 18 June 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today — 18 June 2021 Rolls Royce will transition its airplane engines to synthetic fuels in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. Samsung is addressing camera and overheating issues in its Galaxy S21 phones with a June update. Nvidia will invest $100 million...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    Windows 11 looking like a free upgrade

    Windows 11 looking like a free upgrade Evidence is mounting that Microsoft’s next major update for Windows will be available as a free upgrade for users of older versions of the operating system. The anticipation for the launch has been growing online after Microsoft announced that it would be...
Top