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Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block
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exploits

Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block

The likes of Emotet and Qakbot, as well as Russia-linked state-sponsored hackers, have all pivoted to the new infection technique
5 Aug 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Screenshot of Windows 11's recovery settings menu
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

Unless you’re a complete Windows novice, you’ll have come across Safe Mode before - but what exactly is it, and how do you access it in Windows 11?
29 Jul 2022
How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD
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operating systems

How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD

The move to a solid-state drive will transform your Windows experience
28 Jul 2022
Best Linux distros 2022
The best Linux distros
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2022

Whether it's for desktop, server or security, there's bound to be a Linux distro for you
25 Jul 2022
How to add a printer to macOS
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operating systems

How to add a printer to macOS

Everything you need to know about connecting a printer to an Apple computer via cable, Wi-Fi or IP address
22 Jul 2022
Mysterious MacOS spyware discovered using public cloud storage as its control server
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malware

Mysterious MacOS spyware discovered using public cloud storage as its control server

Researchers have warned that little is known about the 'CloudMensis' malware, including how it is distributed and who is behind it
22 Jul 2022
Dell’s XPS 13 Plus becomes first Ubuntu 22.04-ready laptop
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operating systems

Dell’s XPS 13 Plus becomes first Ubuntu 22.04-ready laptop

The device is the latest result of Dell and Canonical’s ten-year Project Sputnik, which aims to create high-end Dell systems with Ubuntu preinstalled
21 Jul 2022
How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data
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Microsoft Windows

How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data

Reinstalling Windows 10 can wipe your system clean; here’s how to keep your files intact
18 Jul 2022
How to make a printer shortcut in Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to make a printer shortcut in Windows 10

Quickly checking printer settings and the print tray just got a bit easier with these simple steps
18 Jul 2022
How to take a screenshot on MacOS
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operating systems

How to take a screenshot on MacOS

We run you through the various ways to take a screenshot on MacOS, including how to capture tricky areas like the menu and touch bars
18 Jul 2022
Command Prompt Windows 10: What is it and how does it work?
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Microsoft Windows

Command Prompt Windows 10: What is it and how does it work?

We take a look at one of the most basic - and most powerful - features in Windows 10
15 Jul 2022
Microsoft bifurcates channel chief role following partner backlash
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channel

Microsoft bifurcates channel chief role following partner backlash

The move comes a week ahead of the company's annual partner conference
15 Jul 2022
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks to help you solve Windows 10 upgrade problems, for everything from freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
15 Jul 2022
Chrome OS Flex turns old PCs and Macs into Chromebooks
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operating systems

Chrome OS Flex turns old PCs and Macs into Chromebooks

The OS is aimed at businesses that want a universal operating system without having to splash out on new hardware
15 Jul 2022
Microsoft testing fresh UI for the Windows 11 taskbar
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft testing fresh UI for the Windows 11 taskbar

A minor U-turn sees the developer experimenting with new search icons on the taskbar, alongside widget notification badges, and a Camera app
14 Jul 2022
Microsoft makes Windows Autopatch generally available to enterprise users
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Security

Microsoft makes Windows Autopatch generally available to enterprise users

First announced in April, the feature has been met with confusion from the industry
12 Jul 2022
'Embrace PowerShell for better security', say UK, US, NZ cyber authorities
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Microsoft Windows

'Embrace PowerShell for better security', say UK, US, NZ cyber authorities

The powerful automation and IT administrative tool has been used by hackers as an attack tool, but proper configuration can take the power out of thei…
23 Jun 2022
Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10

We look at why disk management in Windows 10 is important, how to do it, and its benefits
22 Jun 2022
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
22 Jun 2022
Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?
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operating systems

Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?

A comparison of the various features and tools available across Windows 11's Home and Pro versions
20 Jun 2022
How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC
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Microsoft Windows

How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC

A guide to all the various tools and shortcuts you can use to take a screenshot on Windows 10
20 Jun 2022
Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads

Local media report issues from inside Russia but the company has yet to confirm if it was a deliberate move or merely an error
20 Jun 2022
Windows 10 vs Windows 11: Is Windows 10 or 11 better for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 vs Windows 11: Is Windows 10 or 11 better for your business?

Windows 10 is by far the most popular operating system, but is it worth upgrading your business to Windows 11?
17 Jun 2022