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Google Reveals Unpatched Windows Bug that Hackers are Exploiting

Google Reveals Unpatched Windows Bug

In October Google revealed about undiscovered flash and windows vulnerabilities. The problem with Adobe has got settle, but Windows vulnerability remains same.

After revelation Adobe and Microsoft has solved this problem with the help of Tech Titan on October 21st. Adobe has announced Flash update on October 26th but Microsoft still now didn’t announce platform for this update. Whereas coming to windows, unpatched Windows flaw is being actively exploited.

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Google has given description Windows flaws as follows

“The Windows vulnerability is a local privilege growth in the Windows kernel; it can be used as a security sandbox escape. It can be triggered by the win32k.Sys system call NtSetWindowLongPtr() for the index GWLP_ID on a window handle with GWL_STYLE set to WS_CHILD. This Chrome’s sandbox blocks win32k.Sys system calls by using the Win32k lockdown mitigation on Windows 10, which prevents exploitation of this sandbox escape vulnerability”.

It is easy is to fix the problem in a flash than in operating system. Seven days might not be sufficient for the Microsoft to address the problem. The period is too short for the vendors to update their products. One of the speaker said this issue puts customers at risk. “We all believed in the vulnerabilities revealed, but this issue puts customers at risk. Windows are the only way to communicate with the customer to investigate the security issues”. They recommend Windows 10 and Microsoft edge browser for best protection.

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To stop the hackers exploiting Google has announced these vulnerabilities. Microsoft gives the explanation on this issue that “Flash bug is needed for hackers to exploit the windows, so we update the flash player”. So people make sure to update your flash player. In meanwhile, Microsoft will release patched windows version.

Lenovo Yoga Book launched: The Ultimate 2-in-1 Productivity Tablet

Lenovo made an attempt to change the old tablet formula and has come up with an interesting yoga book. This significant departure from Android tablets tags the Yoga book as “The ultimate 2-in-1 productivity tablet.” In contrast to other yoga tablets, Yoga Book tends towards generating content rather than consuming them.

The Yoga Book is a combination of two tablets joined at the hip. Unlike most Android tablets, it is one of the typical mobile device runs an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor. The idea behind Lenovo launching the device is to offer two different operating systems, Android or Windows 10 on the same hardware.

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Coming to the specs, Lenovo Yoga book is pretty high-end. The 10.1 inch Full HD IPS LCD screen offers a resolution of 1920×1200. The device measures dimensions of 256.6 mm x 170.8 mm x 9.6 mm and weighs about 690 g. Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor coupled with 4 gigs of RAM powers both the variants.

The device sports an internal memory of 64 GB which is expandable up to a maximum of 128 GB via provided microSD card slot. The main camera of 8MP is provided, and another 2 MP camera is equipped for video calling or so. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. An 8,500 mAh battery backs Lenovo Yoga Book.

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It was announced at IFA 2016 back this year, the hybrid supports pen input and features an incredibly thin keyboard output. However, the provided keyboard is unmovable and has an attractive finish. Lenovo has included an auto-correct system in Yoga book to assist with the loss of physical keys.

Users to get handwritten contents transformed into digital format by placing Paper pads over the keyboard deck. According to reports, Lenovo’s new laptop battery serves a span of 15 hours which is much higher than Surface Pro 4’s 10 hours battery life.

Microsoft’s Redesigned Paint Application now Lets you Draw in 3D

Microsoft’s Redesigned Paint Application

Microsoft’s redesigning plan for its popular paint app for Windows 10 starts leaks over the weekend. The previous version of the app is out online for download. The company is fully refurbishing its paint app, and the upcoming latest version is designed to be a universal Windows app with pen and touch-friendly features.

Microsoft also launched a video demonstration of all the new 3D objects support. The leaked app has been distributed back in may to Microsoft testers. Reports say that speed of the application is quite surprising as most of the universal Windows apps fail to demonstrate the potential and rarely include new features.

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The app animations work well, and many of the essential features are way more easy to use than the earlier Paint desktop app. Sadly, the latest version of Paint doesn’t include layering support, but this might be because of the old alpha copy which was leaked.

Microsoft failed to implement more helpful shortcuts which you might find in apps like Photoshop, or multiple file support at the same time. It feels like an object creation tool / basic photo editing, and that would be the thing what exactly Microsoft is aiming for.

Cropping images, inserting text, and making use of variety pencils and brushes to annotate images is now easier. Microsoft has also included a wide range of 2D freehand features, 2D shapes, and basic 3D shapes for Paint users to ensure a free usage.

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A community section is also provided which include free 3D objects, but this is restricted to Microsoft employees at present as part of this alpha. The company’s launch video for Paint has unveiled 3D object support, and most of the objects in this alpha version suffer from some pixelation issues.

It’s hard to come to a conclusion about this leaked copy of Paint unless Microsoft unveils it officially. But it is much anticipated that the company may detail it at the Windows 10 and Surface event later this month.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update:Top New Features to Come

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Top features users are going to experience in Windows 10 Anniversary update.

It’s been almost a year Windows 10 has got released and been running on 350 million devices. Microsoft is preparing to release its update on August 2, named windows 10 anniversary update. This update provides a new range of features and improvements for users.

Microsoft made the update available now for the users opted windows insider program, it will be automatically pushed out to Windows 10 on August 2nd. The company is making a big push get users upgrade to the newer version. However, free update offer to Windows 10 is going to come and end by July 29. Microsoft hopes the new update will promise the people switch to Windows 10.Users who are using Windows 10 currently can get  the upgrade for free and experience the cool features.

Here are the 10 best new features in upcoming Windows.

Windows Ink:

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A new sketchpad is introduced for drawing a guide or doodle, and a user can use it to draw shapes or straight lines with the help of a virtual ruler. The screen sketch feature automatically takes a screen grab and let user ink all over it and share it quickly. Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t find a perfect solution for all the limitations of pen input in Windows 10.

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Microsoft Edge Extensions:

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Microsoft is heading to Edge browser, the update support for extensions and now its up to third-party developers. These extensions resemble to chrome extensions, and the similar ones like Adblock, Last Pass, 1password and EverNote are available already. The company has added web notifications for the edge, websites are pushing notifications to Windows 10 Action Centre.

Cortana improvements:

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Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, made a debut on Windows 10 last year. The latest update brings it to the lock screen. A user can assign it to play music, make a note, set a reminder and much more even without logging in. Cortana has got more intelligent, and now user can schedule appointments in Outlook or opt to send friends a document.

Dark theme and UI tweaks:

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It’s an incomplete UI last year. Now it came out well groomed. Most of the monitors continued using dark mode across the OS. A user can switch on to even darker mode in settings, and it will switch built-in apps that use a white background over to black.

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Setting time zone automatically:

Now user need not adjust PC clock manually when travelling abroad for a vacation. Though it is a minor feature, it’s the small things which make a difference. Microsoft didn’t enable the time zone automatically switch by default, and user needs to enable it from the settings app.

Windows Hello for apps and websites:

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Microsoft has got up with an excellent feature Windows Hello. It is one of the best features the company added to Windows 10.  It will let the user login into Windows without using a password by just scanning the user’s face by using a special camera. Now Microsoft is making this feature even better with integration into apps and websites.

Windows 10 apps on Xbox One:

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Windows 10 now powers Xbox One. Microsoft will launch an update for its gaming console to support Cortana and new apps. The company is expecting to more number of Xbox apps, and few were appearing already.

Bash in Windows:

Windows 10 anniversary update:bashwindows10.0Whole developer world was surprised when Microsoft unveiled bash for Windows, which is mainly useful for developers. Microsoft is adding Linux commands to Windows 10, which really a good addition for Linux developers to access their tools on Windows. It’s an optional feature and user need to enable it.

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 Protect to PC:

Microsoft is adding a new option which mainly suits for the business environment to Windows 10 ‘project to PC’. This option allows you to find a PC easily to project from the phone or another PC. A user can project what he sees on his display onto another machine, and allowed to use its keyboard, mouse.

New Skype app:

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Windows 10 already have so many Skype apps, and it’s really tough to choose one. Microsoft has created a new app which is said to the future of Skype on Windows 10. Though it is not completely featured yet, but it will serve the purpose of basic Skype audio and video calls.

Sync your phone notifications to your PC:

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The syncing phone is one of the best features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. A user can use Cortana to sync notifications from their Windows 10 or Android phone. Few more features also enabled like replying to messages, dismiss notifications, and quickly send photos from a phone to a PC.

company is encouraging the update to see in action. Even this upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update isn’t complete. But, its going to be a promise by Windows 10 across multiple devices.

 

Microsoft users Have Two More Days To Get Windows 10 Update For Free

Hurry Up! Two More Days Left To Upgrade To Windows 10 For Free

Hurry up….the offer is about to end in 48 hours!

Microsoft users just have two more days to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Do not miss this chance, as the update will cost you about $119 after 5:59 AM ET July 30. The Windows 10 Anniversary update is available for all personal devices running Windows 7 and Window 8.1. So, the deadline has come close for all the users who haven’t upgraded their devices to Windows 10.

Since its roll out last year, Microsoft has been allowing users to upgrade their devices by making the upgrade available by pop-ups. Yes, the new OS has its issues but as we know it is the latest and improved one to older version which mainly aims at productivity. The virtual assistant, Cortana is the major integration into the update which helps users in finding documents and much more online sites.

Windows 10 Reaches 300 Million Mark, Calls Time on Free Upgrades

Microsoft Edge, a new web browser developed to replace the internet explorer as the default web browser is included in the Windows 10 upgrade. Edge improves the ability of a user to make notes on screen and share it with friends. Currently, Window 10 users also have access to the last year launched Windows Hello, a feature that uses Facial recognition technology to unlock the screen. The major noticeable changes of the update are the ‘start’ menu and the design.

Windows 10 “Anniversary Update” to make a big push for Education

By upgrading to the Windows 10 before 29th July will allow users to update to the Windows 10 Redstone Anniversary update which will be released on 2nd August 2016. It is the first major update to the new operating software that adds advanced features, improved system stability and security. According to Microsoft, more than 350 million devices are upgraded to Windows 10 since its release in last summer. And the giant expects to reach one billion devices by 2018.

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