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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. 144,22 -3,89 -2,63% (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 241,76 -5,73 -2,32% 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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Holiday Break

We will be taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume are normal programing…posting on Monday, November 28th. Due to the limited content posted this week, we will not be doing a Weekly Roundup this week. Have a safe and joyful holiday.

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More Troubles for Android and Apple

It seems like nearly every week the UK or EU are investigating Apple Inc. 144,22 -3,89 -2,63% and/or Google Inc. 96,25 -1,35 -1,38% Android for being ‘anti-competitive’. Earlier this year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was looking into further investigating Google and Apple’s dominance in the mobile phone market “Many UK businesses and web developers tell us they feel that they are being held back by restrictions set by Apple and Google,” said the CMA’s interim chief executive, Sarah Cardell in a statement. “We plan to investigate whether the concerns we have heard are justified and, if so,…

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Fake Android File Manager Apps Removed from Google Play

Once again scammers are getting creative in findings way to get their fake and malicious apps on Google Play. Unsuspecting users install said apps with false sense of security since the apps is offered on Google Play it must be safe (which in most case is true). In the past, most of these malicious apps were more of an annoyance serving adware and performing (ad) click fraud. However, these new fake Android ‘File Manager’ apps are a lot more serious and dangerous. These apps are “clean” when they are uploaded to Google Play, but once install will later ‘phone home’…

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Twitter is Hiring!

Yep, you’ve read that right Twitter has announced they are hiring for sales (which came the same day they laid off employees from same department) and engineering. This announcement also backs my theory the reason the new Twitter Blue re-release is on hold is not (at least entirely) to ensure the verification issues have been resolved, but rather Twitter doe not have the needed staff to accomplish this (and all the new features Musk wants to add). Twitter won’t be firing and laying off more people, Elon Musk reportedly told the staff members who remained after asking employees to commit to…

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Windows 8.1 Support Ending January 2023

All (even not so) great things must come to an end. Microsoft Corporation 241,76 -5,73 -2,32% Windows 8 series was not so well received when it was released 10-yeaes ago. In the beginning user did not like its radical UI change (aka Metro or Tiled or Tablet interface) with the removal of the standard start menu.  A year later Microsoft released Windows 8.1 which (albeit hidden) allowed user to start in a desktop interface.  It has been over 10-years now and two new Windows versions (10 and 11) later, the time has come for Microsoft to put Windows 8.1 to…

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New Twitter Blue on Hold

Elon Musk had planned on relaunching the new Twitter Blue on November 29th, however now it appears it is going to be a while still. Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation. Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2022 Seems odd given they just had added a 90-day waiting period for new Twitter accounts to be able to subscribe to Twitter Blue. I really wondering if it is more because he doesn’t have the staff left anymore (and does not want to admit…

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