Tag: Windows 10

Microsoft issues urgent security warning

Microsoft issues urgent security warning

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
After security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system, Microsoft is urging Windows users to install an update instantly. PrintNightmare security flaw affects the Windows Print Spooler service. Researchers at Sangfor, a cybersecurity company by accident published a how-to guide for exploiting it. The researchers came across vulnerabilities in Print Spooler, which allows multiple users to access a printer. They tweeted about it in late May. They unintentionally published a proof-of-concept online and later deleted it but not before it was published elsewhere online, including developer site GitHub. Hackers that exploit the vulnerability as reported by Microsoft could install programs, view and delete data or even create new user accounts with full user rig...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches Windows 10 in Nairobi

Business, Mobile
Microsoft will launch a new version of their popular operating system Windows on July 29th. The new operating system, dubbed Windows 10, will be available as a free upgrade for those with licensed Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems on their devices. It will cost $199 for the pro version for new users & $199 for the Home version. Users wishing to upgrade to the Pro version will have to pay $99. Microsoft  announced plans to host live celebrations around the world when its Windows 10 product launches on 29 July. The events will celebrate the role its five million ‘Windows Insiders’ played in the development of the software. Events have been planned in 13 locations: Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, São Paulo and New

Windows 10 takes a second swing at the future of Microsoft’s OS

Business, Internet
We've had a few months to get familiar with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but Microsoft is gearing up to provide us with quite a bit more info at an event on Wednesday, January 21. We'll be there live, and will update this story once we spend some time with the latest version. Until then, this is our deep dive into the technical preview of Windows 10 that was released in the fall. reports Nate Ralph of CNET The Windows 10 technical preview barely scratches the surface of what Microsoft has promised is coming down the pipe for it's latest OS. It's also buggy, and definitely shouldn't be installed on your primary PC. But this fledgling operating system is at once panacea and prescience, a remedy for Windows 8's identity-crisis that also rethinks and reworks the overly-bold approach to M...

Back to the Start menu: Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Business, Mobile
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8. Reports BBC The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store. It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8. In addition to offering a list of the user's favourite applications, the menu also brings up resizable tiles - similar to those featured in Windows 8's touch-centric interface on PCs and tablets. These provide a quick view of notifications from relevant applications, such as details of new emails, Facebook messages and weather forecast updates. Microsoft announce...