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MSPOWERUSER: New Windows 10 Cumulative Update now available

Posted on February 12th, 2019

by Surur @mspoweruser It’s Patch Tuesday and Microsoft is pushing out a new Cumulative Update to Windows 10 users, taking the OS to build 17763.316. Like all Cumulative Updates, the new build brings fixes but no new features, with the improvement...

WINDOWS CENTRAL: Microsoft will replace Edge on Windows 10

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium. Zac Bowden 3 Dec 2018 Microsoft's Edge web browser has seen little success since its debut on Windows 10 in 2015. Built ...

QTIP: The #1 Online Risk Factor

Posted on May 17th, 2018

It’s no surprise that risks abound online. However, you may be surprised that security researchers point to computer user behavior as the #1 risk factor. It’s true, cyber attacks occur mostly as a result of users’ innocent (or careless) mistakes a...

QTIP: Is Microsoft Store on the fritz?

Posted on November 2nd, 2017

Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. When will Microsoft get their store thing right? Take for example a recent attempt to renew a client's Office 365 subscription. We know that one of several subscriptions has expired. Which one? Micros...

HP Fraud Alert: Protect Yourself from Scams

Posted on July 12th, 2017

The alert below appears on HP’s various support and web store sites. Similar alerts also appear on websites of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. HP’s alert can apply to calls from any strangers claiming to be security or technical ...

Apple: Identify and report phishing emails and other suspicious messages

Posted on April 19th, 2017

From Apple Support posted April 19, 2017 Use these tips to avoid phishing scams and learn what to do if you think your Apple ID has been compromised. Scammers use phishing and other types of social engineering to try to trick you into sharing pe...

Microsoft: Tech support scams persist with increasingly crafty techniques

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog posted April 3, 2017 Millions of users continue to encounter technical support scams. Data from Windows Defender SmartScreen (which is used by both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to b...

NYTIMES Tech Tip: Does This USB Drive Look FAT?

Posted on March 21st, 2017

From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 21, 2017 Q. I have a PC and put many photos on a USB drive for use in a digital picture frame. Can someone add pictures to this USB drive if they have a Mac or does it need to be formatted diffe...

QTIP: Before your tech consultant arrives

Posted on January 30th, 2017

To save money and give your consultant the best chance of meeting your expectations efficiently, prepare as best as you can the items below before your consultant arrives: Outline items you’d like done, provide product documentation, installation ...

Microsoft: Phishers unleash simple but effective social engineering techniques using PDF attachments

Posted on January 26th, 2017

From Microsoft | TechNet Microsoft Malware Protection Blog posted January 26, 2017 The Gmail phishing attack is reportedly so effective that it tricks even technical users, but it may be just the tip of the iceberg. We’re seeing similarly simple ...