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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Apple and Nvidia detail Meltdown and Spectre fixes
— 11:00 AM on January 5, 2018

The two latest vendors to react to what may be some of the most wide-ranging computer security flaws ever found are Apple and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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Updated: Serious Intel CPU bug could be lurking behind upcoming OS patches
— 1:43 PM on January 3, 2018

Update 1/3/2018 2:20 PM: Intel has issued a statement regarding this potential vulnerability. The company claims its CPUs are not uniquely affected by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Apple addresses iPhone slowdown fiasco with $29 battery replacements
— 4:56 PM on December 28, 2017

Over the past few days, there's been a furor regarding the performance of some aging iPhones on the popular Geekbench benchmark under iOS 10.2.1 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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iMac Pro details and release date come into focus
— 1:16 PM on December 12, 2017

We last wrote about Apple's upcoming Xeon-and-Vega-powered iMac Pro all-in-one workstation machines back in June. The company has updated the product page for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac Workstations

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Raspberry Pi Foundation builds a bridge between PCs and GPIO pins
— 9:24 AM on December 5, 2017

The Raspberry Pi and its ilk generally lack the computing horsepower of a modern desktop or laptop computer, but one area where they excel is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Apple releases fix for macOS High Sierra privilege escalation flaw
— 3:00 PM on November 29, 2017

Yesterday on Twitter, developer Lemi Orhan Ergin informed Apple of a major vulnerability in macOS 10.13, also known as High Sierra. Ergin found...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 10 Sets will let you group apps in tabs
— 4:59 PM on November 28, 2017

Windows 10's interface is defined, obviously, by the eponymous "windows." It's useful sometimes to have more than one layer of compartmentalization for tasks and ideas,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is rolling out to PCs worldwide
— 1:19 PM on October 23, 2017

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update has hit the mainstream. If you haven't updated yet, any Windows 10 machines you have will no doubt be...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Reminder: iOS 11 will arrive tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on September 18, 2017

Apple's big phone events get considerably more attention than the company's software-related announcements. It's easy to get excited about big increases in processing performance and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
— 1:45 PM on September 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings of the operating system. The Fall Creators Update will shake up...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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iPhone X steps into the borderless OLED future
— 2:32 PM on September 12, 2017

As the leaks suggested it would, Apple is introducing a major leap forward for the iPhone to mark its tenth anniversary. The iPhone X (say...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will mix our reality in October
— 1:30 PM on September 1, 2017

In case you've forgotten, way back in the distant age of this past July, Microsoft announced that it was going to move Windows to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Apple marks its calendar for a September 12 special event
— 12:41 PM on August 31, 2017

The first wisps of fall are starting to make themselves felt in the Midwest, and that means it's time once more for an iPhone event—or,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is ready for serious business
— 10:30 AM on August 11, 2017

These days, multi-processor machines with mounds of memory are more accessible than ever. I can run down to Newegg Business and spec out some...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Android 8.0 Streaming Updates won't take over phones
— 1:53 PM on August 7, 2017

Android OS updates can take ages. The last time I updated my (admittedly now vintage) Motorola Droid Turbo, the phone was unusable for nearly 45...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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