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It’s only been a year since Windows 10 was released, but nearly 300 million people have opted to upgrade to the latest version of the world’s most popular operating system. Windows 10 has seen a phenomenal rate of adoption, increased by the fact that it was the first iteration of Windows to be released for free. Anyone who owned Windows 7 or 8...
Every year, a firm called SplashData compiles a list of the world’s most popular passwords. Designed to highlight just how lax we can be when selecting our security measures, the list can make for depressing reading. If you want to ensure your data is kept safe, then steering well clear of this list is absolutely vital. But what makes the top ten...
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It’s fair to say that Internet Explorer doesn’t have the best reputation. With competing web browsers having overtaken Microsoft’s aging software in recent years, it’s finally time for Internet Explorer to be retired. Having spent recent history lagging behind Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, Microsoft has taken the hint and decided to retire...
As we strive to keep our computers clean and clear of infection, we come up against a constantly evolving and innovating opposition. The world of viruses and malware is, for some unscrupulous people, big business. Learning how to combat and guard against the worst threats to your computer can be essential, especially if you’re running a business....
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Over the coming weeks and months, more and more people will be upgrading to Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10. After XP, Vista, 7, and 8, this latest version of Windows will be handling things a little differently. For those updating to the new version in the first year, it will be absolutely free, with incremental updates set to follow...
If you have ever tried to upgrade your computer, you might have run into a few difficulties. It is hard enough trying to figure out which wires go where, which slots are right for the RAM, and why an anti-static wrist band is more than just a bold fashion choice. But once everything is in the right place, you can sit back and watch as your freshly...
Preventing network intruders should no longer be the priority for businesses, says James Lewis, an expert on cyber security. Instead, he claims, companies would be better placed to concentrate on minimising the potential damage that cyber criminals can inflict. Lewis, who is based on Washington D.C., suggests that preventing an attack by...
As an almost essential part of life in the twenty first century, the modern smartphone says a lot about its user. But rather than just functioning as a fashion statement, the device can actually provide a huge amount of private information without the user ever realising. Because of the way in which we use Wi-Fi connections, our phones could be...
Just as with the slow end of Windows XP, one of Microsoft’s most popular operating systems is reaching the end of its lifecycle. While XP was built for consumers and businesses alike, the phasing out of Server 2003 is more likely to be a problem which affects those in the enterprise world. After twelve years, we are entering the final six months...
The Korean technology giant Samsung has issued a warning to customers, letting them know about one of the lesser known features they have been adding to their televisions. For those who have purchased a new TV from the company in recent months, the possibility that it is listening to your living room conversations is very real. As such, Samsung...