Category Archives: Windows

Still on Windows 7? Time to move

By | 12/12/2019

Windows 7 is still popular. One of the reason are bugs in Windows 10. Forced updates, that may break your PC or reset your settings or replace drivers are big issue. Also there was a bug which caused to remove your files from OneDrive if few conditions were met. Also, looking at “installing 13 of 37 updates” when… Read More »

Our beloved Notepad pulled from Microsoft Store

By | 06/12/2019

As we informed HERE, Microsoft decided to distribute Notepad via Microsoft Store, outside of Windows 10 releases. It made sense, Notepad could be updated outside Windows 10’s release cycles and Microsoft could deal with bugs more swiftly. In August 2019, Microsoft described Notepad as “well-loved text editor in Windows for over 30 years”. But now, company pulled Notepad… Read More »

Ransomware Cyborg is masked as an update, abusing Microsoft’s e-mail

By | 22/11/2019

In short, ransomware is a malicious software, which installs itself on victim’s computer and then, or after some time to mask its presence, it begins to encrypt your files. Your files are then encrypted and unusable till you pay ransom to attackers via Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency – and sometimes, attackers won’t send decryption key to unlock your… Read More »

Dying Windows Phone is dead even more

By | 04/07/2019

I was resisting to smartphones for the long time, though I had iPad already, but finally I decided to get my first smartphone. It was Lumia 640 running Windows Mobile. It was low-end model, but system was very fast and without lags. I had also some Android smartphones before I finally got an iPhone, and I have to… Read More »

Affinity Publisher is here

By | 20/06/2019

Adobe products are here for years and became the industry standard. Since Adobe changed its pricing policy and turned into subscription model, many users are finding alternatives. The best competitor is Serif. It released Affinity Photo as Adobe Photoshop killer and Affinity Designer to replace Adobe Illustrator. Serif released its product for Mac and Windows, and, of course,… Read More »

New iCloud app for PC

By | 12/06/2019

Apple’s apps for Windows PC, like iTunes, QuickTime or Safari, are trash. And the same applies to iCloud for Windows. Every big platform, like Apple, Microsoft and Google, requires its own bloated account. Do you want to use Word on your Android device? Then you need both bloated Google and bloated Microsoft account. And then to join Apple… Read More »

EternalBlue strikes again

By | 26/05/2019

Since May 7th, US city Baltimore is under ransomware attack, reports The Verge. It affected government services like its e-mail systems and systems for other government services. According to security experts, hackers used EternalBlue, a “technology” developed by NSA for high-profile cyberattacks, which was stolen from NSA in April 2017 by hacker group The ShadowBrokers. NSA was reportedly… Read More »

Ransomware abuses Eset AV remover

By | 13/05/2019

Ransomware is a plague of computer systems. In short, it encrypts files on your computer, so you can no longer access them, and ransomware typically wants payment, usually in cryptocurrency, to decrypt your files. In a lot of cases, you have also limited time to do so – otherwise you lose all your data forever. Some ransomware attacks… Read More »