Windows 10’s Latest Preview Build Adds ‘Ultimate Performance’ Scheme — gadgets.ndtv,com

February 15, 2018 wpanews 0

The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17101 comes with an ‘Ultimate Performance’ power scheme to boost speed on workstations. Among other changes, the major change that the new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds is certainly the Ultimate Performance scheme that is initially exclusive to workstations. This new power scheme is selectable either by an OEM on new systems or can be enabled by end users. If you want to […] READ MORE

Exclusive: Industry Experts On The Impact Of Google Chrome’s Ad Blocker |

February 15, 2018 wpanews 6

Google is now rolling out its long-awaited and highly-reported on ‘ad blocker’ for Chrome. While the feature is not due to go live until February 15 Google has been releasing a number of statements on the topic to further help both end users and website owners to better understand what the feature is, and how it will work. The first of these posts came through on Tuesday and looked to explain […] READ MORE

YouTubers Meg Turney and Gavin Free armed intruder shot dead breaking into their home | Metro News

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

This is scary. Popular YouTube couple Megan Turney and Gavin Free were forced to take to their wardrobe last month, when an armed intruder made his way into their home in Texas. The intruder, identified as Christopher Giles, broke into the couple’s Austin home. Giles was armed with a handgun, as he woke the couple after he broke glass to gain entry, before he fired ‘at least one round inside’ their home. Megan and […] READ MORE

Verizon will temporarily lock phones to its network starting this spring – The Verge

February 12, 2018 wpanews 0

Verizon has historically been one of the best carriers when it comes to selling unlocked phones — every major smartphone it offers comes unlocked out of the box — but that generous policy is changing, according to a report from CNET. Verizon is now set to revert to selling carrier-locked phones in what it claims is an attempt to combat theft. The new policy will roll out in steps. First, Verizon will […] READ MORE

Do You Hate the Snapchat redesign? Read More –Betanews

February 11, 2018 wpanews 13

Change is great, but it not always well-received. Take the latest redesign of Snapchat, for instance — the outpouring of hatred for the new look has been incredible. Users are pleading Snapchat to revert to the old design, complaining that the algorithm-powered interface makes things impossible to find. Of course, the company is extremely unlikely to change back to the old look, but if you’re an iPhone user, there are […] READ MORE

Apple confirms iPhone source code leak – BBC News

February 9, 2018 wpanews 6

  Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had not necessarily compromised security. In a statement, the company […] READ MORE

Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

Security and privacy testing by Consumer Reports of these smart-TV brands, along with LG, Sony, and Vizio, also reveals broad-based data collection. But you can limit your exposure. The problems affect Samsung televisions, along with models made by TCL and other brands that use the Roku TV smart-TV platform, as well as streaming devices such as the Roku Ultra. Source: Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports […] READ MORE

How to Take Back Your Facebook News Feed

February 7, 2018 wpanews 0

 AUTHOR: LOUISE MATSAKISLOUISE M It’s easy to feel beholden to the social network’s tweaks, but there are plenty of ways to customize your experience. My first change was to prioritize pages and profiles to “see first” in my feed. When you click News Feed on the left-hand side of the Facebook desktop site, an option to Edit Preferences* will display. The first option is Prioritize who to see first. I chose a handful of news […] READ MORE

Report: Apple Music on Track to Overtake Spotify

February 5, 2018 wpanews 0

If Apple Music and Spotify keep adding subscribers at their current rates, Apple Music will soon bump out Spotify as the number one streaming service. The news likely doesn’t thrill Spotify, which is prepping its big initial public offering for a spring launch—an unconventional offering, too, as the company is planning to just list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange and let the market figure out the rest […] READ MORE

Microsoft reveals Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10 PCs

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

  Windows 10 might have surpassed Windows 7 in terms of global market share, but Microsoft is giving holdouts another reason to upgrade. The company has revealed that only those PCs running the latest version of its OS will be able to run the upcoming Office 2019, which was announced back in September. In yesterday’s support article update, Microsoft said the beta apps for the next version of Office will arrive in the second quarter of […] READ MORE

Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now Is a Bad Idea, Part 1: Expensive DDR4 Memory

January 19, 2018 wpanews 0

There was plenty to be excited about PC hardware in 2017, but there’s a lot to be upset about as well. Part one of this series will be dedicated discuss DDR4 memory pricing and why it’s so high. RAM pricing is currently a big issue plaguing those wanting to build a new computer or update an old one, more than doubling in price in less than two years. Source: Why […] READ MORE

Europe enters race to build world-class supercomputers

January 15, 2018 wpanews 0

To give you an idea of how far behind, China has the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight, with 93 petaflops (93 million billion floating point operations per second) of computing power. Source: Europe enters race to build world-class supercomputers