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Vamien McKalin possesses the awesome power of walking on water like a boss. He's also a person who enjoys writing about technology, comics, video games, and anything related to the geek world.

Quora’s 100 million users personal data compromised in attack

The folks at Quora had a big scare recently when it was revealed that some of its user’s data were compromised in an attack. Apparently, the attack took place last Friday, and what the attackers walked away with is quite […]

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Multi-million dollar online ad fraud operation 3ve disrupted

The internet is a great place to be on an everyday basis, but it can also be an unsafe space, and that’s an issue that won’t go away anytime soon. Here’s the thing, a major online advertisement fraud operation known […]

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Best antivirus software for Windows Home User: 2018

Protecting your computer from viruses and malware is very important if you want to keep your files and personal data safe from hackers. The question is, then, which antivirus software is best for Windows 10? AVTest has released the findings of […]

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Solid State Drives that support hardware encryption may not be that safe

Solid State Drives (SSD) are the future, and they’ll one day replace Hard Disk Drives (HDD) as the default hardware for storing files on computers. Now, some of these SSDs support hardware encryption, but there’s a problem. Vulnerabilities in hardware […]

Google is shutting down Google+ due to security concerns

Google is making a lot of big changes where security is concerned, and we have to say, it’s going to break a lot of hearts in the coming 10 months. It should be interesting to see how folks respond as […]

CCleaner version 5.35 auto updates without permission

There seems to be a problem with CCleaner when it comes down to Firefox and possibly other web browsers. A user made the report on the Piriform Community Forums, and what he had to say is quite disturbing. According to […]

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Microsoft Office 365 is now more secure thanks to AMSI

Office 365 is now more secure than ever before due to recent changes by Microsoft. The changes are very welcomed because they make for a more secure experience. Therefore, users should have little to worry about. OK, so here’s the […]

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Skype for Business is now a central part of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams in its current form is quite capable, and since it’s free, it now has a leg up on several of its competitors. But that’s not the end of the road because Teams have become much better than before […]

Google removes Chrome Cleanup Tool; Redirects to new page

Google Chrome Cleanup Tool was great for use whenever the browser fails to work as it should in some instances. Folks could easily download the tool, run it, and watch as it fixes several problems. Google removes Chrome Cleanup Tool […]

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Microsoft Pay now supports Masterpass by Mastercard for better payment

Most shoppers on the web have no idea that Microsoft Pay exists. It’s a service that aims to deliver faster checkouts and security for consumers online or when buying goods from supported stores offline. Several merchants have already taken advantage […]

Windows 10 Update Gets Better

With each new release, Windows 10 gets much better

Windows 10 is the best operating system Microsoft has released since Windows 7, and this despite the many privacy issues a lot of users complained about. The operating system brought to the table several new features along with security improvements, […]

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Microsoft will end staff support for these product support forums

Microsoft is readying itself to make some big changes to its product support forums, and several folks could be affected. The plan is to remove technical support for quite a few of its Community support forums, an everything will commence […]

Microsoft Build

Here are the top six announcements from Microsoft Build 2018

Microsoft Build 2018 came and went, and as expected, the software giant made several big announcements, many of which have the power to change Microsoft forever. You see, it’s clear the company is moving to focus on new things, and […]

Microsoft’s latest Cumulative Update is bricking Windows 10 computers

Microsoft recently released new Windows 10 Cumulative Updates, KB4103721 (1803), KB4103727 (1709), KB4103731 (1703), KB4103723 (1607), KB4103728 (1511), and KB4103716 (RTM). The update addresses a lot of problems Windows 10 has faced over the past couple of months. For example, […]

MS Cloud AI Research Challenge

Microsoft announces broad Cloud AI Research Competition

Microsoft has invested a lot in the cloud and artificial intelligence, but the company is in no way satisfied with its current position in the industry. To move forward, Microsoft needs to inject new talent and ideas into its business, […]

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Full Windows 10 could replace Windows 10 Mobile in 2018

Surely, it’s safe to say that Windows 10 Mobile is on its last legs since Microsoft has not released a new handset in quite a while. Not surprising because the operating system isn’t getting a lot of support from third-party […]

Microsoft has deprecated PowerShell 2.0: Time to switch to newer versions

For those who aren’t aware, Microsoft has decided to deprecate Windows PowerShell 2.0 in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. To make things more clear, deprecation is when software is marked as legacy, signaling they might not be around […]

Microsoft AI Drone

Microsoft tests AI controlled drone that flies with a motor

Artificial Intelligence has proven itself useful in today’s world, and that’s one of the reasons why Microsoft is focusing much of its business behind this growing technology. To prove what it can do, the company has shown that it can […]

Mystery Skype

Mystery Skype could change the way students learn

Microsoft is improving its education features to stay relevant in the classroom as competition increases. This new initiative from the software giant is called Mystery Skype, and it’s a global guessing game that connects students from around the world. It’s […]

UWP OneDrive app available now for Xbox One

We love the Xbox On because it’s more than just a video game console, but an entertainment hub as well. When the console first came on the scene, it had several features that drew our attention, and one of them […]

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Cyberfox will shutdown in 2018: Why is this happening?

Firefox is one of the most used web browsers for over a decade, and since then, it has garnered several forks. One of the popular forks of Firefox we’ve come to love ever since it came on the scene back […]