9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will issue its final release of patches and fixes for Windows 7. After that, there will be no more technical assistance and software updates from the company, unless you have an Enterprise Agreement or Enterprise Agreement Subscription, and then it will cost you plenty. Naturally, Microsoft strongly recommends that you […]

Microsoft’s plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

As expected, Microsoft never put Windows 10 1809 on a majority of users’ PCs, instead sidestepping the problem-hounded upgrade that was delayed by months earlier this year. According to AdDuplex, a Lithuanian company whose metrics technology is embedded in thousands of Windows Store apps, Windows 10 1809 powered 26% of surveyed Windows 10 systems as […]

Microsoft releases even more patches for the CVE-2019-1367 IE zero-day, and the bugs are having a field day

You may recall the Keystone Kops reenactment that goes by the code name CVE-2019-1367. In short: Sept. 23: Microsoft released the CVE-2019-1367 bulletin, and published Win10 cumulative updates in the Microsoft Catalog for versions 1903, 1809, 1803, 1709, 1703, Server 2019 and Server 2016. It also released an IE rollup for Win7, 8.1, Server 2012 […]

It’s time to rethink the Chrome OS upgrade standard

I’ve never been one to shy away from calling out mobile tech injustices — especially when it comes to the realm of operating system upgrades. Well, gang, here we go again. Now, hang on: This isn’t another impassioned rant about Android upgrades. Nope; this time, we need to talk about Google’s other mobile-tech platform — […]

Windows 10 1909: Key enterprise features

It’s almost time for the next big Windows 10 update. Code-named “19H1” (for 2019, first half), the release is expected to arrive in May as version 1903, with “May 2019 Update” as its official name. At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot that’s new in the May 2019 Update. But several […]

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