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Updated: Kaspersky may have tricked competitors' software
— 1:38 PM on August 14, 2015

Reuters has a scoop from two anonymous ex-Kaspersky Lab employees who claim to have worked on a secret project to sabotage the company's competitors....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

Microsoft expands its bug bounty program, increases payouts
— 5:39 PM on August 6, 2015

How do you keep enterprising hackers from unloading exploits into the wild? Microsoft has been paying bounties to researchers who find and disclose security...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Microsoft wants $15 for its Windows 10 DVD player
— 1:03 PM on August 6, 2015

The Windows 10 upgrade may be free, but it removes Windows Media Center from PCs with the add-on installed. Users with Windows Media Center enjoyed DVD...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Xbox One gets UI overhaul, DVR features in November
— 4:35 PM on August 4, 2015

Back at E3, Microsoft teased some big interface changes for the Xbox One, with a focus on speed. At Microsoft's Gamescom presentation, the ccompany...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Operating systems

OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

Reports: Win10 gaming performance similar to Win8.1
— 6:03 PM on August 3, 2015

With Windows 10's launch, all three major PC graphics companies (that's Intel, Nvidia, and AMD) released updated drivers for the new operating...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems Windows

Spoofed Win10 update emails carry nasty ransomware
— 4:39 PM on August 3, 2015

Microsoft is rolling out its free Windows 10 upgrade in phases, which means that some of those who are signed up to receive the new...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Mozilla CEO protests Win10's default application setup process
— 12:54 PM on July 31, 2015

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has written an angry open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding a change to Windows 10's default application settings. Apparently,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

14 million have upgraded to Windows 10 in its first 24 hours
— 9:26 AM on July 31, 2015

As we found out when we got together and recorded our latest podcast last night, Scott is the only member of the TR staff that's...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Windows 10's Solitaire games go freemium
— 12:31 PM on July 30, 2015

In a bold move, Microsoft is paving the way to the future of PC gaming with its expanded Solitaire suite. What's that mean? You have to pay...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

Windows 10 now available for download
— 9:34 AM on July 29, 2015

Now that the official launch day is here, some folks who reserved Windows 10 upgrades for their PCs are getting prompts to install the OS...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Windows 10 arrives today in 190 countries
— 7:57 AM on July 29, 2015

Have you heard? Windows 10 is out today, and if you have a PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8, it's a free upgrade...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Google begins removing Google+ integration from its services
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2015

Like so many weeds in my herb garden, Google+ has long been deeply rooted in many of Google's services. Now, just as I've weeded my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

PCWorld's Win10 review dives deep into the upcoming OS
— 1:52 PM on July 24, 2015

In case you've been living under a rock, Windows 10 is coming. PCWorld senior editor Mark Hachman's in-depth review of Windows 10 is worth...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Microsoft posts $2.1 billion loss due to mobile restructuring
— 5:33 PM on July 21, 2015

Microsoft released its Q2 financial report. Thanks in part to its previously-announced phone hardware business restructuring, the company has posted a $2.1 billion loss. A...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows