Locky ransomware can affect you via Facebook and LinkedIn

Malware doesn’t always need to attack your computer through browser or OS based exploits. Sometimes, it’s the social networks themselves that can be the problem. An ongoing spam campaign is using boobytrapped image files to download and infect users with the Locky ransomware, Israeli security firm Check Point reports.

This works by taking advantage of flaws in the way Facebook and LinkedIn (among others) handle images in its bid to infect your PC. The security firm says that malware authors have identified vulnerabilities in the social networks that forcibly download a maliciously coded image file on the user’s computer, but in some cases, the user had to click on the image to download it. Continue reading “Locky ransomware can affect you via Facebook and LinkedIn”

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Dell’s “Stack” was/is the Intel x86 Windows 10 Phone/PC hybrid

Computers and mobile devices are increasingly able to talk to each other, but the companies that make them still have a long way to go before they offer a truly portable experience. Dell and Intel, however, once embarked on a mission that could have offered a big push in making computing more transferable.

The pictures of a thin phone running some version of Windows 10 on an Intel x86 processor as provided by Evan Blass now have a backstory, also provided by Evan Blass. We now have a more detailed look at the phone/PC hybrid that never made it to market.
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Sponsored : Intel Inside products at ridiculously low prices

If you’re looking for products with uncompromising performance, say a laptop, you’re usually looking for one with an Intel chip inside. Generally, Intel processors are considered the better to their counterparts and for good reason. However, they performance has a price that is not always an affordable one, especially when the products with competing chipsets are available at lower prices.

But this is 2016, however, and if there’s one clear message the tech industry has given this year, it is “Never settle.” Gearbest is looking to offer ultra affordable Intel Inside products in a big promotional sale they’re holding from November 9 to November 15 but the stocks are limited. So if you’re interested, you will need to keep your eye out already. Here is what you should know about it.  Continue reading “Sponsored : Intel Inside products at ridiculously low prices”

Apple Macbook Pro 2016 Wallpapers

After months of rumours, the new MacBook Pros are here, packing new hardware, a new design, and an undeniably cool OLED panel on the keyboard.

Apple finally announced an update to the Macbook Pro on October 27th.  Vlad Savov from The Verge has something quite interesting to say about the new Macbook :

Professional video editors and photographers have been waiting for a new Pro laptop — but this midrange MacBook Pro probably isn’t that. Instead, the world’s coffee shops are filled with nomadic professionals seeking an Apple computer to replace the much more ubiquitous, but now dated, MacBook Air. So while Apple has been busy crafting the Pro MacBook, the way it will be received by most people is the way that I’m addressing it today: as a Pro MacBook Air.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro with come with not just an ordinary S-Pen but a PEN

Samsung has quietly listed a new Chromebook on its Korean website. Dubbed Chromebook Pro, it features a 12.3-inch touchscreen display (3:2 aspect ratio) with 400 nits brightness and a resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels. It uses a 360-degree hinge and comes with a stylus. Samsung is not calling the stylus an S Pen, though. It’s now just called a PEN. Yes, in all caps, so you know its a big deal. Although, it looks exactly like the S-Pen from the now dead Galaxy Note 7 (which more than 1 million die-hards are still using) . Perhaps they had leftovers since the Note 7 production had to be stopped?

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Microsoft October Event : What to expect

Microsoft is holding a special Windows 10 and Surface event in New York City later this month. The software giant is sending invitations to select press, analysts, and other guests today, Oct. 7, for its Fall hardware showcase. The Fall hardware event also will be live-streamed starting 10 am ET on Oct. 26. The theme of the event this year is news around “the next chapter in the Windows story”. I assume this means there will be news around Windows 10 Redstone 2. Continue reading “Microsoft October Event : What to expect”

Andromeda : Android/Chrome OS Hybrid might launch on rumoured Nexus 7 tablet

Hours before now, there was a report from Android Police that Google was working on a laptop, a successor for the last year’s Chromebook Pixel, to introduce the Android/Chrome OS hybrid Andromeda. According to the report, the new Google laptop is known internally as ‘Bison’ and has been given the informal ‘Pixel 3’ nickname.

Now another report out of 9to5Google mentions that there is a second device that will be launching with Andromeda, and that is a “Nexus” tablet, built by Huawei. Yes, that’s the rumoured tablet you may have heard.

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Microsoft isn’t forcing Lenovo to block Linux

After failing to install Linux on a recent Lenovo laptop, a Reddit user claims to have received a short reply from Lenovo’s support team: “This system has a Signature Edition of Windows 10 Home installed. It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft.” Which is how the story started.

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Are tablets as we know them doomed?

Six years ago, Steve Jobs spoke at the D8 conference proclaiming that the PC was on the way out and the recently launched iPad was going to drive the “post-PC era” of computing. Jobs’ prediction about PCs was on the money, but figures now show that tablets, rather than replacing PCs, seem to be joining them on the digital scrap heap.

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