Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine

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Intel has released a new set of updates for the Intel Management Engine. There are multiple significant security vulnerabilities in the engine that this should address, once OEMs make fixes available.

The post Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259426-intel-patches-major-flaws-intel-management-engine?source=Computing

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Should Windows 10 Power Users Shut Off Windows Update?

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Windows 10 users can still ‘opt-out’ of updates by turning Windows Update off altogether. Can you get away with doing so, without risking major security problems?

The post Should Windows 10 Power Users Shut Off Windows Update? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255686-windows-10-power-users-shut-off-windows-update?source=Computing

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Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

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Over two years ago, Microsoft promised to provide Windows 10 updates to all hardware over the supported lifetime of the device. That vague phrase has begun to have consequences.

The post Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252777-microsoft-kills-windows-10-feature-update-support-pcs-tablets?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

The post Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251857-french-watchdog-closes-inquiry-windows-10-announces-os-halved-data-collection?source=Computing

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AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

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AMD’s latest chipset driver contains important updates for anyone using a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 system.

The post AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248414-amd-updates-ryzens-windows-power-plan-boosts-performance-new-chipset-driver?source=Computing

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen

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Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines running the latest hardware. One developer has had enough, and is releasing a patch to help users get around this artificial blockade.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248069-unofficial-patch-unblocks-windows-7-8-1-updates-kaby-lake-ryzen?source=Computing

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Facebook updates its troubled Trending feed with more info, less personalization

Facebook is launching a set of updates for its mishap-prone Trending feature. The social network claims the updates will help it to eliminate fake news from its Trending feed — in particular via its new topic identification system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/26/facebook-updates-its-troubled-trending-feed-with-more-info-less-personalization.html

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Apple revamps MacBook Pros with new keyboard tech

Apple on Thursday announced major updates to its MacBook Pro computer line, unveiling a dynamic new keyboard feature called the Touch Bar that replaces the traditional function keys.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/27/apple-revamps-macbook-pros-with-new-keyboard-tech.html

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LinkedIn Spiffs Up Sales Navigator


LinkedIn this week announced three updates to Sales Navigator. One is deeper integration with Salesforce CRM data, allowing leads and accounts to be imported into Sales Navigator automatically. More than 20 LinkedIn customers already are using this feature. The second is direct integration of Sales Navigator with Gmail, allowing users to access all LinkedIn public profile details and public social contact information from their emails, and to save a contact as a lead in Sales Navigator.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83728.html?rss=1

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Adobe to update Premiere Pro, other CC video apps with VR/360-degree tools & more

Article Image Adobe on Wednesday announced a slate of impending updates to its core video editing software, Premiere Pro CC, with support for 360-degree and virtual reality videos. In addition, related apps like After Effects CC and Audition CC will also see new improvements.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ee9f60a/sc/23/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C130Cadobe0Eto0Eupdate0Epremiere0Epro0Eother0Ecc0Evideo0Eapps0Ewith0Evr360A0Edegree0Etools0Emore/story01.htm

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Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

Article Image Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4eb74f4f/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A40C0A40Cpebble0Ebrings0Eios0Etext0Ereplies0Eto0Everizon0Eadds0Ecustomizable0Evibrations0Emore/story01.htm

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New IE11 update may sneak Windows 10 ‘upgrade’ options into security patch

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Microsoft released a patch for Internet Explorer 11 that blends security updates with a push towards Windows 10, at least in theory — but while doing so is bad practice in general, it’s not clear what impact this update actually had.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/224420-new-ie11-update-may-sneak-windows-10-upgrade-options-into-security-patch

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End of the line: BIOS updates end non-K Intel Skylake overclocking

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Intel’s latest BIOS updates will close a loophole in Skylake overclocking that allowed non-K processors to hit much higher clock speeds. If you’re using that kind of configuration, you may not want to update your BIOS at all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222721-end-of-the-line-bios-updates-end-non-k-intel-skylake-overclocking

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with new features

Article Image Apple on Thursday rolled out a trio of updates for its pro-level video editing suite, bumping versions of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with feature additions and numerous bug fixes.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4d5fa099/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A20C0A40Capple0Eupdates0Efinal0Ecut0Epro0Ex0Ecompressor0Eand0Emotion0Ewith0Enew0Efeatures/story01.htm

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AMD tweaks desktop CPU lineup, teases future Zen-compatible AM4 platform

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AMD released its official 2016 product roadmap today, with point updates to current hardware, a new CPU cooler, and its Zen-compatible Socket AM4 dropping later this year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222273-amd-tweaks-desktop-cpu-lineup-teases-future-zen-compatible-am4-platform

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Apple updates Logic Pro X, MainStage 3 pro apps with new features and enhancements

Article Image Following Apple’s consumer oriented music app updates on Wednesday, the company pushed out new versions of its professional audio software Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3, each bringing numerous feature additions and performance improvements.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4d041fd8/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C20A0Capple0Eupdates0Elogic0Epro0Ex0Emainstage0E30Epro0Eapps0Ewith0Enew0Efeatures0Eand0Eenhancements/story01.htm

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Apple updates Logic Remote with new iPhone and iPad Pro interfaces

Article Image Continuing a string of music-related updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of Logic Remote, upgrading the app with support for the iPhone and the iPad Pro.

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Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

Article Image Google’s ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple’s iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the “Lollipop” version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ce1a532/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C140Cyear0Eold0Eandroid0E50Elollipop0Eon0E330Eof0Egoogle0Eplay0Eusers0Ebut0Eonly0E20A0Eof0Edevices0Ein0Echina0E/story01.htm

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Microsoft set to end technical support, security updates for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

The big day is almost here – Microsoft will end technical support and security updates for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser on Jan. 12.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/11/microsoft-set-to-end-technical-support-security-updates-for-internet-explorer-8-9-and-10.html

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