Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks

Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it’s delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it’s taking this “highly unusual” step after customers worldwide including England’s National Health Service suffered a hit from “WannaCrypt” ransomware. […]

Microsoft has patched a major Windows Defender bug

Microsoft has rolled out an emergency update for machines running Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 to patch a nasty bug that was uncovered by Google Project Zero researchers Natalie Silvanovich and Tavis Ormandy over the weekend. According to the Project Zero team, the bug, which is present in the Windows Defender anti-malware software (ironic, right?), […]

These Apple products will be considered ‘obsolete’ in December

Apple has published a list of products that will be considered “obsolete” this December. The list includes Macs, the first-generation iPod touch, and a number of Beats devices, which will no longer be eligible for service or repair through Apple support. “On December 8, 2015, the products listed below will be classified as either vintage […]

Raspberry Pi Sells Over 5 Million Units to Date

Pi 2 sells 500,000 units since launch It is hard to believe that the Raspberry Pi has been around for three years already. Launched back in 2012, the credit card-sized PC attracted quite a bit of attention due to its $35 price and potential ability to encourage programming with children. Today, it was revealed that over 5 million […]

Windows 10 is a Free Upgrade For Just One Year

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, but only for the first year of its existence. That includes upgrades from Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, along with smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Once you’ve updated your device, Microsoft says it will keep the software current for its “supported lifetime.” It’s a smart move from Microsoft, […]

Seagate Seven Is The Slimmest Hard Disk Drive Ever Made

Until solid-state drives become significantly more affordable, there will continue to be a market for traditional hard disk drives — and they will continue to improve. Proof of that comes in the Seagate Seven, the world’s thinnest HDD ever made, which measures just 7mm thick. That’s 0.1mm thinner than Apple’s super slim iPhone 6 Plus, […]

Apple Didn’t Actually Gets Its Start in a Garage, Woz Says

Apple, one of the most valuable companies on earth, got its start in a garage. At least that’s the story we all know, and the one that’s likely inspired hundreds of other companies to launch their first products. The truth isn’t quite as simple, though, at least according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek in […]