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Microsoft explains some things that Windows 10 on ARM won’t do PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:39
windows on armThe first Windows 10 computers with ARM-based chips are coming soon, including the Asus NovaGo, HP Envy x2, and Lenovo Miix 630. While these won’t be the first devices with ARM-based chips to run something called Windows, they’re different from Windows phones or Windows RT devices in that they’ll run a full-fledged desktop version of Windows that performs almost like Windows on a computer with an Intel or AMD processor. Microsoft has posted some new documentation for Windows 10 on ARM explaining how x86 emulation works and some troubleshooting tips for developers. But the company is also outlining some “limitations of apps and experiences on ARM.” Microsoft is confirming that you’ll be able to run most applications designed for x86 chips thanks to emulation. But 64-bit apps designed for Intel and AMD chips will not currently be supported. Microsoft notes that games and other applications that require hardware-accelerated OpenGL or “use a version of OpenGL later than 1.1” don’t work. Full details posted on OUR FORUM.
iPhone owners plagued by yet another iOS 11 bug PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 February 2018 18:48
ios 11 bugsThis bug not only crashes iPhones but also disables access to iMessage and other apps. iPhone owners, brace yourself for yet another bug that pranksters and other ne'er-do-wells can use to crash your iPhone and block access to messaging apps like iMessage and even third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Gmail. The bug, spotted by the Italian blog Mobile World, involves sending an Indian language character (Telugu) to the victim. Once it is received, the iOS SpringBoard application immediately crashes, and then the system prevents the application from loading. This bug can cause iPhones to crash to the point where they require a DFU reset to recover. Learn more on OUR FORUM.
Microsoft’s foldable Windows 10 phone ‘Andromeda’ Shell evidence found PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:08
surface phone shellMicrosoft’s long rumored foldable Windows 10 Andromeda (Surface Phone) is reportedly launching this year, with the rumors claiming that the company has created several prototypes for testing, but the software is still unfinished and buggy. Microsoft’s foldable mobile device codenamed ‘Andromeda’ will be powered by Windows Core OS, a modular version of Windows 10 supposed to power multiple form factors. If the report from reliable sources is believed to be true, the latest SDK of Windows 10 confirms the existence of “Andromeda” Shell that would sit on top of Windows Core OS as a mobile composer. In Windows 10 Build 17095 SDK, Microsoft has defined ‘Product_Andromeda,’ confirming that such a project is still happening. Devices powered by Windows Core OS will share the same kernel, thus delivering a modular experience. Windows Core OS has many composers that would work with flexible shell, and one of them is a mobile shell (Andromeda). The mobile shell will be launched with the foldable mobile device, it’s worth noting that both hardware and software project refers to as Andromeda.  Get more from OUR FORUM.
Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon x50 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:46
Qualcomm X50American chip manufacturer Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon x50 modem based on 5G technology. With this, Qualcomm also revealed a list of 18 OEMs who will be using the x50 modem and 5G technology in their upcoming hardware. The latest x50 modem will operate at around 6 GHz frequency and will be able to maintain a stable 4G network and also connect to the 5G network. Qualcomm also emphasizes that the enormous transmission rates may even make fiber optic connections obsolete. As a part of the launch, Qualcomm revealed the list of the companies which will be using this x50 modem. The list includes big mobile OEMs like Asus, HMD Global HTC, LG, OPPO, Sony Mobile, VIVO, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Apart from this, Qualcomm also announced an additional partnership with companies that include Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Wingtech, and WNC. Continued on OUR FORUM.
Kasperksy uncovers Telegram vulnerability that allows malicious crypto-mining PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:18

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a vulnerability in the Telegram desktop app which allows the social messaging app to be exploited for mining cryptocurrencies. In a statement, Kaspersky says the zero-day vulnerability provides a backdoor that “has been actively exploited since March 2017 for the cryptocurrency mining functionality.” It adds that they had notified Telegram of the vulnerability and “at the time of publication, the zero-day flaw has not since been observed in [the] messenger’s products.” Research conducted by Kaspersky showed that the zero-day flaw was based on the RLO (right-to-left override) Unicode method, which is generally used for coding languages written from right to left, such as Arabic and Hebrew. However, it can also be used by hackers to dupe unknowing recipients into downloading malware, for example disguised as images. Kaspersky analysts identified “several scenarios of zero-day exploitation in the wild by threat actors.” The threats identified were two-fold.

Microsoft’s foldable Windows 10 device hardware is reportedly in prototype PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 February 2018 20:19
prototypeMicrosoft has already confirmed that the future of Windows Phone is dark and the platform is on life support. While the software giant hasn’t discussed the future of Windows on Phone, the company is believed to be working on super-anticipated Surface Phone. Since Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has confirmed that no new features and phones are planned in the coming years, it’s likely that the Andromeda won’t be called the Surface ‘Phone’, while it might be unveiled as Surface Journal. Microsoft appears to be speeding up the development of the long-rumored foldable Andromeda mobile device, also referred to as Surface Phone. If a new report is believed to be true, the foldable device hardware is now in the prototype stage and it could be released by end of this year. According to a new report, the hardware of the foldable phone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is ‘almost ready’ and out for testing at the retail partners. Learn more on OUR FORUM.
Microsoft Surface Pro Is Now 5 Years Old PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:28
5th anniversary of surfaceI almost can’t believe it’s been 5 years since the Microsoft Surface Pro debuted. The product’s lifespan was a story of ups and downs, as there were points when it underwhelmed and moments when it conquered the market, at least in its segment of tablet-laptop hybrids. Let’s have a look at the history. First of all the actual birthday is Friday, February 9th, that’s when the tablet turned 5. The original product brought a lot to the table when it comes to productivity and creativity, plus detachable computers. Windows RT and the Surface RT were flops, but the first Surface Pro was very well received. When it came out the artistry and engineering behind it was majestic. Nobody was using magnesium back then and not even today there aren’t that many companies relying on that approach. The keyboard accessories, the stylus and even the kickstand and its most flexible angles of the later generations were much appreciated. Still, during the lifespan of the product problems began to appear, either with faulty software updates, or simply bugs plaguing the devices. Where it matters Microsoft still holds its own, in the true convertible market, as defined by IDC, where it’s placed second following the iPad Pro. Detachable stand for just 14% of the total tablet market, according to IDC and growth is expected over time. You can depend on OUR FORUM to have complete details.
Windows 10 build 17093 allows users to delete diagnostic data PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 February 2018 13:15

In addition to the button that allows the removal of diagnostic data collected as part of the notorious telemetry process, Windows 10 build 17093 also brings better Bluetooth device pairing, improved graphics settings for multi-GPU systems, and more. As revealed in a detailed blog post by Microsoft's Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc, the Windows 10 build 17093 became available for Fast Ring PC testers yesterday. This new preview build continues what the previous preview build (labeled 17083) started with the inclusion of the Diagnostic Data Viewer tool. The build 17093 now finally allows its users to delete the Windows Diagnostic Data collected by Microsoft in a very direct manner: in Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback, a Delete button has been added. In addition to the button mentioned above, Windows 10 build 17093 comes with the following highlights:


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