Windows 10 Breaking Webcams

22. August 2016 Microsoft 0
Windows 10 Breaking Webcams
Windows Update 1607 was distributed in early August and many people reported webcam issues to Microsoft via its support page. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with other programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech’s C920 camera, using Microsoft’s own software like Skype, will fail to ...

Windows 10 Anniversiary Adds Linux Bash Shell

03. August 2016 Linux, Microsoft 0
Windows 10 Anniversiary Adds Linux Bash Shell
Windows 10’s Anniversary update will offer a Linux bash shell to its capability, specifically targeting developers. It’s an Ubuntu-based bash shell that can run Linux software on the Windows platform. Unlike other solutions, this isn’t based on a virtual machine or software such as Cygwin. Alternatively, Microsoft has teamed up with Canonical in order to introduce ...

Skype for Linux Alpha

22. July 2016 Linux, Software 0
Last week Microsoft announced some changes to the whole Skype platform. Firstly, they’re introducing a new Web-based Linux client, in the early version of Alpha. This new client is based on WebRTC, which is Microsoft’s next-generation of calling architecture; it will allow users to share files, photos, videos and new emoticons. As well as this, ...

3-in-4 Wi-Fi Hotspots Are Vulnerable

12. July 2016 Security 0
3-in-4 Wi-Fi Hotspots Are Vulnerable
Millions of wireless hotspots exist across the world and allow all of us to access the internet, thus avoiding the costs associated with costly roaming charges. Although these Wi-Fi hotspots provide a useful service, they do pose a security risk. It is extremely easy to intercept data packets sent over these networks using freely available ...

Phasing Out of Linux 32-bit Support

06. July 2016 Linux 0
Phasing Out of Linux 32-bit Support
Numerous Linux developers are in agreement on whether to support 32-bit processors. Developers such as Canonical are aiming to phase out support for 32-bit processors, stating how often it is used and the difficulty to maintain the code / testing, that could be better spent on new applications. Intel introduced its own 32-bit processor in 1985, also ...