Category Archives: Windows

Our beloved Notepad pulled from Microsoft Store

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

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 »

Apple is hiring engineers for next generation of media apps for Windows

Probably the most known Windows software from Apple is iTunes. If you ever owned iPhone, iPad or any iPod and you were Windows user, iTunes software was must-have, because there were no other ways how to sync music (though iOS-based devices could bypass this by 3rd party music players) and to update your devices, when over-the-air updates were… Read More »

Microsoft Windows’s 10 Your Phone app now works better with Android

With OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple announced new package of features called Continuity. It serves as closer connection between Macs and iOS devices. You can call from your Mac using paired iPhone or to start working on one device and to continue on another device thanks to feature called Handoff. It’s much more, and Microsoft also… Read More »

Affinity Publisher is here

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

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

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 »

Edge for Mac is coming soon

At annual Build developer conference, Microsoft provided sneak peek of Edge for Mac. Edge is converting from its own rendering engine to Chromium, a rendering engine used by Google Chrome. Similarity is not only in rendering engine, but also in the look. In the past, Microsoft was developing Internet Explorer for Mac, which was default web browser for… Read More »