While we recommend readers to defer updates, to prevent buggy Windows Updates, we understand that you may need to know how to disable Windows 10 automatic updates completely. One of the most common reasons for this, is that the update process can cause delays during shut down.
Let’s say you have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) which provides a short time battery backup for the PC and you experience sudden blackout (due to a power outage or a blown fuse or transformer), and you want to shut down the PC. You may notice that the computer may have downloaded Windows Update in the background, and wants to Update and Shut down.
Your UPS may run out of charge, [...]
A new Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 variant is available from the company’s store. The model looks like it may be the replacement for the older variant which had 4GB of RAM.
Why? We have two reasons to say that. First is the fact that the Microsoft Surface Laptop model with 4GB RAM is out of stock (except for one color). It was on sale not too long ago, for a discounted price of $799, which was a whopping $200 off of the regular price of $999.
People thought it was a good deal, but we think Microsoft had plans to empty their inventory, to make room for a new model of the laptop.
And secondly, the price of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop with 8GB of [...]
SamSam ransomware is the latest encryption malware, which has been making the rounds in a series of attacks. You may have heard of it when it made the news earlier this year, for infecting hospitals and Government institutions. Though the malware was discovered sooner, ever since it has been found to have evolved.
In other words, it is an elusive malware, in that its attack strategies have been modified. Several companies like Malwarebytes, Sophos and Crowdstrike have analyzed the threat and the discoveries are quite alarming.
The reports say that this ransomware’s evolution has made it difficult to detect or even track. What does this mean? The malware’s [...]
Android app or game developers and enthusiasts who want to use their computer to run the mobile apps, resort to using an emulator on their PCs. One of the most popular ones out there has found itself in a spot of bother. This is the AndyOS cryptocurrency miner controversy, discovered by a reddit user.
You may have heard of Bitcoin, a virtual currency which is one of several cryptocurrencies available today. Anyone with a computer and a good graphics card can let their system run non-stop to mine for the currency.
It is an almost free way to earn money, a greed which has resulted in people building PCs specifically for this purpose. Such users are called miners, and [...]