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This September Microsoft Corporation 246,79 -2,41 -0,97% Microsoft released the first major annual update for Windows 11 with the 22H2 build. Coming in October, will be a release of ‘additional set of experiences’. These ‘experiences’ include: The tabbed File Explorer interface An updated Photos application “Suggested Actions” in the Windows Shell An overflow menu for the Taskbar An improved Nearby Share The tabbed File Explorer interface is essentially File Explorer’s version of Sets, the tabbed window interface that Microsoft tested out several years ago. In testing, the tabbed interface proved handy for moving and copying files, and we’d expect the same…

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Microsoft Blocking Windows 11 22H2 Update on some Intel Systems

We are now a week after from the release of Microsoft Corporation 246,79 -2,41 -0,97% Microsoft Windows 11 22H2 update and now we are becoming aware of another ‘known issue’ with this update. First there were sever performance issues for those using NVIDIA NVIDIA Corporation 131,30 -0,79 -0,60% GeForce GPU’s which NVIDIA has acknowledged with a Beta Release of the GeForce Experience software suite on Monday. Now comes news Microsoft is blocking the Windows 11 22H2 update on machines with Intel Corporation 27,18 -0,46 -1,66% Intel Smart Sound Technology (SST) audio drivers. There is an issue with Windows 11 22H2…

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NVIDIA issues fix for Windows 11 22H2 Performance Issues

NVIDIA has addressed the performance issues many GeForce GPU users have been experiencing as a result of last week’s Windows 11 22H2 update. The downside is this fix/update for their GeForce Experience software suite is currently in Beta and therefore users will need to manually install this update. For those who don’t want to install the Beta version they will need to wait until Nvidia the release version is pushed out later this week. “Some users may observer lower performance in games or applications after updating to Microsoft Windows 11 2022 Update,” the company says in a support article published over the…

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Meta bypassing beefy Apple security to spy on millions

Three Facebook, Inc. 196,64 +0,99 +0,51% Facebook and Apple Inc. 145,43 -0,97 -0,66% Apple iOS users have filed class action lawsuits against Meta (parent company of Facebook) accusing of them of bypassing Apple’s updated privacy rules from 2021. These rule changes caused so many people to have opted out that the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported that Meta lost $10 billion in revenue over the next year. To ‘work-around’ this Meta updated the coding of their Facebook and Instagram apps so that links users clicked on were opened in an app browser instead of the user’s default browser. This action was…

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Weekly Roundup: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It is Sunday, September 25th and time for a new weekly feature where we look back at the tech news this past week and highlight one each of the: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This week as a bit of a slow week even with Microsoft’s Windows 11 22H2 update. The Good There has been much talk these days about slowing down climate change and reducing C02 emissions by getting people to ditch their ICE vehicles in favor of battery Electric Vehicles (EVs). However, the effects of climate change (extreme heat/cold) are taking its toll on the US…

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Microsoft to Support Windows 10 Until 2025

Windows 10 users need not be concerned with the major Windows 11 update released this week. Microsoft has re-confirmed they will continue to provide support for Windows 10 until October 2025. “We remain committed to Windows 10 and will continue to service Windows 10 through October of 2025,” said John Cable, vice president of program management for Microsoft’s Windows Servicing and Delivery, in a briefing with reporters. Technically, the fact that Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until 2025 isn’t anything new, as Microsoft has been saying this since June 2021. Still, Microsoft said then that Windows 10 would be…

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EVs Can Be a Help to the US Power Grid

One of the major issues for EV owners this past summer has been charging. It wasn’t the lack of access to charging stations, rather states such as California and Colorado were experiencing record breaking heat and issuing alerts asking people to reduce their power consumption during the peak times to avoid rolling blackouts. For EV owners who would normally plug-in when they get home, this meant unplugging or not starting to charge until the power demand dropped later in the evening. Bidirectional or vehicle-to-grid charging which while has been around for a few years has been slow to take off in the…

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iPhone 14 is easier to repair

Apple (and other smart phone makers) are facing pressure from federal (such as The EU) and state governments to make their devices last longer and easier to repair. It appears Apple is already ahead of the curve as iFixit suggest this is the most repairable iPhone model in several years. Apple acknowledged that the iPhone 14 was designed to be easier to repair, but it might have undersold that upgrade. iFixit has finished a teardown of this year’s base iPhone, and it’s clear that the device was reworked from the ground up with do-it-yourself fixes in mind. The back glass is easier and cheaper…

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Spellcheck is a blessing and a curse. On one hand you get instant feedback if you mistype something. On the other hand, it causes people not to know how to correctly spell. However, if users have opted-in to use Chrome’s Enhanced Spellcheck or Microsoft Editor (add-on) in Edge, users could unknowingly be sending Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to Google or Microsoft. Users can check if they opted-in to use Chrome’s Enhanced Spellcheck. by entering: chrome://settings/?search=Enhanced+Spell+Check in the Chrome address bar. Enhanced spell check setting in Chrome needs to be opted-in (BleepingComputer) Now you may be wondering what kind of PII could I…

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Intel Dropping Pentium and Celeron Names

Way back in 1993 Intel introduce the Pentium Processor which was the next version of Intel’s x86 architecture-compatible microprocessors (it was the successor to the 486 processor). Intel released future generations of its flagship processor (including Pentium II and Pentium III) in the years following.  By 2006 the ‘Intel Core’ line had become the new flagship processors for Intel. Pentium processor were still being made for low power devices and entry level desktops. Intel’s Celeron processor was introduced in 1998 based of the Pentium II processor. However, Celeron were lower end processors Celeron often with less cache or intentionally disabled…

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