November 2022

Microsoft Fixes Slow Network File Copying in Windows 11 22H2

One the remaining unresolved known issues with the Windows 11 22H2 release was slow (sometimes taking twice as long) network file copying, Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has addressed this issue with the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 on Monday. This should be rolled out to all Windows 11 22H2 users via the KB5020044 optional cumulative update with December’s Patch Tuesday on December 13th. Microsoft has addressed a known issue leading to significant performance hits when copying large files over SMB after installing the Windows 11 2022 update. “There is a performance reduction in 22H2 when copying larger files…

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Twitter Blue Re-Release Pushed Back (Again)

At this point it is uncertain when Musk is going to re-release Twitter Blue which had been slated for this Friday. What is for certain is the price will go up by 1¢ to $8 USD and he does not like giving Apple a 30% cut. This is a continuation of Musk’s current quarrel with Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79%. which Musk had Tweeted about this on Monday claiming Apple ‘threatened to withhold Twitter‘ from the Apple app store (but they would  not say why). Mush hasn’t provide much details about this nor about his below Tweet also from Monday….

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Twitter No Longer Enforcing COVID Misinformation Policy

Is this part of Musk’s “free speech” movement or simply a side-effect of gutting nearly 2/3 of Twitter’s workforce within his first month of taking ownership? Regardless, this is going to advance Twitter’s doomsday clock by another couple minutes. Twitter’s long-running effort to fight COVID-19 misinformation is at an end, at least for now. As Twitter users and CNN noticed, the social media firm has quietly updated its transparency site to reveal that it stopped enforcing its COVID misinformation policy on November 23rd. It’s not clear if the company will restore any accounts banned for sharing misinformation as part of Elon Musk’s planned amnesty, but this indicates…

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Happy 50th Birthday Pong!

On November 29, 1972 Atari released the (table tennis) video game Pong. Exactly 50 years ago today, Atari released Pong. It wasn’t the first video game ever created, nor the original take on virtual table tennis – a fact that would eventually lead to two decades of lawsuits. But in Pong, the early video game industry was born. Released in 1972, Atari sold more than 8,000 Pong arcade cabinets. A few years later, the home version of Pong would become an instant success, with Sears selling about 150,000 units of the console you needed to play the game. Those are modest sales numbers by 2022 standards, but the success…

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Epson to exit the Laser Printer Business in 2026

Epson has long been associated with printers, though when I think Laser Printers; HP, Brothers and Lexmark come to mind not Epson. Growing up we had an Epson printer in the house. Except they were not laser or even inkjet, rather Dot Matrix (or impact) printer the MX-80. Later on we ended up getting an Oki Data printer. My father did eventually get a laser printer. This was in later 80’s and I remember you could always tell when he was printing as the all lights in our 1960’s California house would start flickering. I am surprised running the printer…

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PREVIEW: Windows 11 December 2022 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has released Windows 11 KB5020044 optional cumulative update preview (“C” update) for admins to test fixes rolling out to all users with the December 2022 Patch Tuesday (December 13th). This update will be released for the following Windows 11 22H2. The Windows 11 KB5020044 preview release comes with over two dozen fixes and improvements, with the five highlighted ones listed below: Gives Microsoft OneDrive subscribers storage alerts on the Systems page in the Settings app. The alerts appear when you are close to your storage limit. Provides the full amount of the storage capacity of all…

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Google News

Still trying to get caught up with the postings after last week’s holiday break. We have a couple items from Google in regards to their Chrome browser and Android (mobile) operating system. Google pushes emergency Chrome update to fix 8th zero-day in 2022. This update was pushed out late Thursday so most users if they have already restarted Chrome will already have the newest patched version. If you are in doubt click the three dots in the upper right and go to Help > About Google Chrome.  If your Google Chrome is up to date you will see the below…

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Apple Threating to Pull Twitter from App Store

It has finally happened, Chief Twit has pissed off Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79% (though we are not sure exactly what he did)! Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022 Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s App Store policies amid claims that the company has “threatened to withhold” Twitter from its store. According to Musk, Apple “won’t tell us why” it has an issues with Twitter, but the threats have In subsequent tweets, Musk railed against Apple’s 30 percent “tax” on in-app purchases,…

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Microsoft Windows News

A couple news items from Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% last week with regards to both Windows 10 and Windows 11. For Enterprise users Microsoft is still “investigating and working” on Remote Desktop issues. While we first reported this back in October shortly after the Windows 11 22H2 release, apparently this has been ongoing since late September. Home users are not experiencing these issues due to using different connection protocols from Enterprise users (due to corporate Firewalls) As BleepingComputer previously reported, Microsoft has been investigating this issue since late September following a stream of reports from administrators and home users saying…

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Cyber Monday Twitter Update

Today is Cyber Monday. If you need a break from searching for those last minute deals…here’s some Twitter news from the past few days: Elon Musk is gloating “Twitter new user signups at an ‘all-time high’”. A month after completing his takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk says new user signups are at an “all-time high.” On Saturday evening, the billionaire shared a slide deck that details the current state of Twitter and his vision for the platform. As of November 16th, Twitter was adding more than 2 million new users per day over the last seven days, according to one of the graphs Musk…

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