macOS Mojave includes a feature called Dynamic Desktop that causes your wallpaper to cycle through 16 images of the same scene throughout a day. When developer Timothy Johnson saw this he decided he wanted to write a similar program that would work with Windows 10. Thus the WinDynamicDesktop.was born.
A weird Edge bug that was fixed earlier this month, allows a malicious website to retrieve content from other sites by playing audio files in a malformed manner that produces unintended consequences.
Microsoft announced today that it's news aggregation service that powers MSN has been rebranded as Microsoft News. This engine is used to display a list of curated news stories gathered from more than a thousand publishers, which is then aggregated in their MSN news feeds and in their Microsoft News app for Android and iOS.
Google is changing how the Play Store app is verifying the authenticity of Android apps before installation. The company plans to modify the header of APK (Android app) files to include a new metadata field that contains the app's file signature.
Cyber-criminals are currently using a trick that allows them to bypass Microsoft's security filters and deliver spam and phishing emails to Office 365 email accounts.
The Microsoft Edge browser will gain the ability to block auto-playing media, such as sounds and web videos. The feature was announced today for Edge browsers part of Insiders program, Microsoft's testing ground for new Windows 10 features.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17692 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build adds a bunch of new features such as SwiftKey becoming the new touch keyboard, Edge getting autoplay video controls, search improvements, and more.
With today's release of Windows Insider Build 17692, Microsoft announced that their Swiftkey keyboard application will now become the touch keyboard for Windows 10. Using Swiftkey, users will get autocorrection and predictive typing in multiple languages as the application learns a particular user's writing style.
Microsoft fixed yesterday a faulty Debian package that was messing with users' OS settings during its installation routine. The faulty package that was causing all the problems was Open R v3.5. Open R is an enhanced version of the R programming language maintained by Microsoft.
In what many would consider overdue, Steam will no longer support the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems starting on January 1st 2019.
Microsoft has released the criteria used to determine whether a reported and confirmed vulnerability is resolved through a security update or in the next version of Windows. These criteria were released in order to provide insight into the decision making progress and to receive feed back from security researchers.
Starting today Microsoft is bringing the Fluent Design from Windows 10 to Office 365. This design is aimed to offer more a streamlined interface with depth, the right amount of colors, and transition animations that make using Office a cleaner and easier experience.
Microsoft has patched a vulnerability in the Cortana smart assistant that could have allowed an attacker with access to a locked computer to use the smart assistant and access data on the device, execute malicious code, or even change the PC's password to access the device in its entirety.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday release included fixes for the latest Spectre vulnerability, known as Spectre variant 4, or SpectreNG.
Microsoft has released the June 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, and this month's release comes with fixes for 50 vulnerabilities.
Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that starting on July 1st 2018 they are no longer offering official support for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a wide variety of older applications in the Microsoft Community forums.
Microsoft has added a new feature to the web version of the Microsoft Store called called "Install on my devices" that allows you to install an app on Windows 10 devices where you have an account. Similar to Google Play, this allows you to install apps on devices from the web, even if your not accessing the store from Windows 10.
Malspam campaigns, such as ones being distributed by Necurs, are utilizing a new attachment type that is doing a good job in bypassing antivirus and mail filters. These IQY attachments are called Excel Web Query files and when opened will attempt to pull data from external sources.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build adds local experience, privacy, and Windows Mixed Reality improvements.
Microsoft agreed to hold a vote for a new name for their GVFS project after over a year of complaints from developers and users that it was causing confusion with the long-standing Gnome GVfs package.