Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

  • During the final week of June, a malware named Petya – or NotPetya, or Goldeneye, depending on who you ask – began its assault upon computers in 65 countries. Arguably a more complex version of the attack that rampaged last spring, also called Petya (hence the naming scheme), this malware has small and large companies around the globe scrambling. According to Microsoft, the malware attack originated from a tax software based out of Ukraine, which is now under fire for ignoring ...Read More »

  • In the early hours of Friday, May 12, 2017, a hack now dubbed WannaCry began spreading like wildfire. For those unaware: Leaked alleged NSA hacking tools appear to be behind a massive cyberattack disrupting hospitals and companies across Europe, Asia and the U.S., with Russia among the hardest-hit countries.  The unique malware causing the attacks — which [had] been spotted in tens of thousands of incidents in 99 countries, according to the cyber firm Avast — ...Read More »

  • As you’ve probably heard, Apple is releasing a new operating system, macOS Sierra, this fall, and Microsoft will stop selling PCs with Windows 8 at the end of October. Why Does This Matter? One of the important things to consider when it comes to making purchasing decisions for both Macs and PCs is what version of the operating system will come with your new computer. This is especially critical when your team uses an operating system known to work with your software ...Read More »

  • You may have heard in recent tech news that Microsoft is making a strong push to encourage users to upgrade to Windows 10. Many users have reported that the popup window prompting them to upgrade has been confusing. Since Windows 10 is a free upgrade for a limited time, the prompt may be welcome to some users but businesses need to think carefully about the impact on their company environment and workflow before embarking upon major operating system upgrades. Why Not ...Read More »

  • The easy answer is "probably, but not yet." (And yes, you’ve heard us say this before…) Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back.  New software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released.  Depending on the context of your mix of applications, plug-ins, and hardware accessories, your mileage will vary in terms of which bugs you experience. In ...Read More »