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Updated Facebook News Feed Filters Fake News

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm. Source: Simon Pointner/Youtube
Facebook News Feed Algorithm

Facebook started its campaign against clickbait since 2014. Sadly, it did not do much of a solution for the social media giant. Clickbait and fake news still are the plague of the internet including Facebook.

Today, Facebook released a new version of News Feed or rather updated the algorithm of its News Feed. The idea is to filter those shared posts that link to outside websites (and sometimes pages from Facebook itself) that contain low-quality content.

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Almost everybody who has used the internet for quite some time had certainly encountered at least one of fake news. Those over-sensationalized titles that make people curious are everywhere. And when they click on it, they realize that none of what they imagined was there. The picture was either a lie, fake or simply misleading. What’s even worse is that the quality of content is really useless if not disappointing.

The Fight Against Clickbait

Last year, Google, Amazon, and Facebook made a move to finally put a stop to click bait and other sorts of spams. They all agreed on one thing—they will use their algorithms to identify those types of content as much as possible.

Google used its SEO rules and a part of its AI algorithm. Amazon used Alexa, and Facebook developed its own AI (FastText) and shared its algorithm as well. All of them contributed for the sole purpose of improving its system to filter out click bait and other sorts of spam.

Facebook Improved Algorithm

The social media giant has been an advocate of freedom of expression and creating a harmonious environment within its platform. All while still respecting the rights of other users to express themselves. So what could Facebook do to push through with its anti-clickbait campaign without having to violate any of its user’s right?—Facebook updated its algorithm and made some huge tweaks.

The improvement to its algorithm is to identify users who post more than 50 times a day. A consistent post with that much number using the same content over again is an indication of spam.

How The Algorithm Works

A normal user typically posts 5-20 times a day. Anything beyond that number could trigger Facebook algorithm and will check the content of the post. This will lead to the distribution of the content being cut down on the network.

There is also the possibility that the user is a bot that posts automatically. That is why any user should watch the quantity of their post so as not to be mistaken as one.

The algorithm is also said to target pages with products and services that need to be shared as much as possible. So the normal users will not be affected by these changes. The changes will only happen with how the News Feed will behave in the next days.

For those posts that will be detected with an abnormal amount of activity, it will be buried below the News Feed. This will make them harder to find by the users.

The Internet Without Spam

Hopefully, these changes will benefit all its users. It’s high time that these kinds of misinformation stop. If clickbait prevails, the future will surely fall into a more chaotic stage defined by people who spread over-sensationalized ideas and wrong views in morality.

What was your recent experience with spams and click bait? Tell us your story in the comment section below and spread awareness to these kinds of content.

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Microsoft’s Latest Update To Prevent Ransomware Attacks In The Future

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Microsoft's latest update, blocking the future malware attacks. Source: Akshay C.S. / Youtube
Microsoft's latest update, blocking the future malware attacks

Ransomware is the worst thing that can breach security in today’s connected world. Because of the leak, hackers take the opportunity to penetrate computer that is not supported by Microsoft.

Wannacry is a malware developed in this year who steals money from the users. All files are encrypted and not accessible until the user pays the necessary money. If the user did not pay the sufficient amount of money required, the files would be gone forever.

Several attacks affect many old computers. According to reports, it cost more than 50 million dollar damage in this past couple of weeks. When Microsoft finally have a way to solve Wannacry malware, the hacker released another version of Wannacry, with scarier features.

WannaCry 2.0 includes kill – switch feature, means that even the user disable the SMB function, it can still penetrate the older versions.

According to reports, NotPetya and WannaCry attack deeply penetrated outdated Window’s PCs. In addition to that, this malware caused massive disruptions to clients and users throughout the world.

Even though the user experiences a lot of difficulties, experts can say that Windows still the most operating system used by millions. Started from the bottom, until the tech giant produced Windows 10.

Microsoft’s new feature to prevent ransomware threats

To ensure the users’ computer is protected from future dangerous ransomware threats, tech giant created a new feature. Microsoft introduced another security protocol called “controlled folder access.”

This protocol is launched into the Microsoft’s latest anti-virus software, Windows Defender. Controlled folder access is formed to track down every change that the application makes in files to a particular secured folders.

If an application tries to make an adjustment to a file, the app will be automatically blacklisted. CFA had this security ingredient. After the incident, the user will be notified by CFA about the attempt of an app makes.

In other words, Controlled folder access will prevent malicious programs from making changes to the computer without the permission from the user.

Window’s folders like Document and Desktop are included in the list of protected folders.This list of protected folders cannot be removed because it is already a default.

According to Microsoft, all default list cannot be adjusted nor removed. Likewise, users can still add additional relevant folders so that all files will be safe. This will be a huge advantage to the users who do not stock their data folders in the default Windows folders.

Microsoft’s updates in the future

These advanced features are expected to be released in September. According to reports, Windows 10 Fall Creators and Controlled Folder Access will be both released at the same date

According to the latest statement of Microsoft, the users who are the member of Windows Insider beta program is now able to access the feature via the fast ring Build 16232 update starting from today.

The feature is directed via the update of fast ring Build 16232. Microsoft stated that thing from today.

Even with this advanced security features of Microsoft, users must be aware even the OS is already safe. Likewise, there is no safe place on Earth.

The Top 7 Best 2-in-1 Laptops of 2017

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Some of the high end 2-in-1 laptops released in 2017. Source: Digital Trends / Youtube
Some of the high end 2-in-1 laptops released in 2017.

The 2-in-1 laptops are trending for about two years. This item has a high demand in the market because of a wide range of functionalities.

According to reports, 2-in-1 laptop costs more than two times the standard price of a laptop. Each of 2-in-1 laptops has the latest pre-installed version of Windows 10 OS.

HP Spectre x360 13

According to Tech Radar, HP Spectre is installed with an Intel Core CPU. This kind of PC is so powerful to have an 8 gigabyte to the 16-gigabyte type of RAM. As mentioned in the brand model, the screen has a 13.3 inch wide comes with a storage minimum of 360 GB.

With the latest Intel Kaby Lake microprocessor installed in many high-end CPUs, HP has a different idea. The company decided to cast the switch on its unique Spectre 2-in-1.

Microsoft Surface Book i7

Microsoft Surface Book installed with an Intel i7 CPU. This laptop is unique by building Nvidia GTX 965M. This kind of video card can go all out regarding Gaming. It also has an 8GB minimum RAM with a storage of up to 1 terabyte SSD.

This is surely the most surprising release of Microsoft. The company introduced Performance base to its trusted users. All good items have a good price, but the company assures the users to get the best experience thus far.

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin installed with an Intel i7 CPU. This laptop is extraordinary to have a Nvidia 940MX with an Intel Graphics 520. Out of 2 mentioned above, Samsung has a huge amount of RAM that can hold up to 16 gigabytes. The screen is 15.6 inches long with a maximum of 1 terabyte HDD. Also, the laptop also has a 128 SSD

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA

Asus ZenBook Flip installed with an Intel M6Y30 microprocessor. This laptop is balanced with gamers because it has an Intel Graphics 515. ZenBook Flip equipped with 4 gigabyte RAM. The gadget also possesses 13.3 inches wide, which is the average size of a laptop. The device can be stored up to 512 gigabytes of SSD.

HP Pavilion x360 15

HP Pavilion x360 has a 15 inch full HD wide, which is suitable for the eyes. The Pavilions runs with a latest Intel Kaby Lake i7. The model is almost closed with its co-label HP Spectre, having Nvidia 930. The laptop storage is up to 1 terabyte.

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1

The Dell Inspiron 7000 runs with Intel Core i7 microprocessor, with Intel Graphics 620. This laptop is a monster also, having RAM up to 16 gigabytes. The screen of Inspiron is quite big, having a full HD with 13.3 inches wide. The storage is quite standard with other high-end laptops. Having a storage up to 1 terabyte hard drive. In addition to that, Inspiron has SSD up to 256 gigabytes.

Lenovo Yoga 720

The Lenovo Yoga is build up of Intel’s i5 microprocessor. Many users concluded that this laptop is quite affordable. The laptop also has a new Intel Graphics 630, making it compatible with high-end graphics games. The screen of Yoga is 13.3 inches wide. The storage of this laptop is up to 256 SSD.

This New Fidget Spinner App Connects To Your Device Via Bluetooth

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Reports coming about the Fidget Spinner can connect Bluetooth feature. Source: agoverseasfan / Youtube
Reports coming about the Fidget Spinner can connect Bluetooth feature

A fidget spinner is a type of toy consists of a bearing in the focal point of a multi-lobed flat structure produced using metal or plastic intended to turn along its axis with little exertion.

Fidget was invented way back in the year 1993. In contrast, this type of toys became trending. Because of its striking design, many users buy different styles of fidget spinner. Sellers added some uniqueness in fidget spinner by using different materials that are better than the common one.

Many traditional schools banned this kind of toys because of educational reasons. Some students do not focus when the teacher is lecturing. Instead of copying notes at the blackboard, they play fidget spinner. Therefore, using fidget spinner in schools are unethical.

Some schools are having a big amount of trust in the Student. Teachers believe that there are not already kid. Thus the users make decisions themselves.

Fidget Spinners are the most entertaining things in these past weeks. In the future weeks to come, they might become more familiar. The company BlueSpin located at Italy is organizing a crowdfunding movement on Indiegogo. Some users stated that it would be the first Bluetooth fidget spinner in the world.

The Fidget app attached to the user’s mobile device while tracking the speed. The Spinner app also counts the user’s number of spins. Fidget is so powerful that even the tricks that the user is performing are detected. All user’s information is automatically listed in the Fidget app. The user can also view the worldwide leaderboard, to review if the person performed well or not.

One of the exciting features of Fidget Snipper app is a choice of competing with friends. In addition to that, you can duel with gamers around you through different challenges. Some of Fidget new challenges is the 1:1 match with another player. These determine how has a better trick.

The Fidget app is capable of building a community within the game. Meet more friends, enemies and top players. There is a video that has a walkthrough how the BlueSpin fidget spinner played.

The application also has an extra feature. Fidget Snipper app is almost the same as Apple’s Find my iPhone feature. Having a stress ball with connected GPS is a win-win situation.

Sadly, the application is not yet available to install and fully complete. Likewise, BlueSpin has ideas to roll out fast its first users on Indiegogo. These will help to fund the companies production efforts. Once the Indiegogo officially released, the user will able to secure their BlueSpin devices. The users can buy Spinner devices for 49 dollars.

The company stated that they have high expectations on their app. BlueSpin will start to ship different fidget spinner this September. The price is quite high but surely will give the user one of a kind experience.

At the end of the day, whatever kind of fidget spinner you use, The user will never stop playing fidget spinner

Why YouTube Isn’t iPhone’s Default App Anymore

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YouTube and iPhone tandem. Source: Derral Eves/Youtube
YouTube and iPhone tandem.

Since the beginning of time when Apple launched the first iPhone, Google’s YouTube app was one of the default apps on the smartphone. And then after 2012, it is not anymore. What happened?

YouTube And iPhone Earlier History

According to reports, it was Apple who wanted YouTube to be a part of iPhones group of apps. It asked for a special privilege to get full access to the online video platform. And for this to happen, Apple even made an effort to develop the YouTube app all by itself. Google’s only role would be to give licensing right for the platform.

Five years later, Google made a move to take back everything about YouTube from the smartphone giant. This happened after Google’s Android took the helm to battle iPhone and its iOS head on. Google wanted to emphasize that it meant business.

And Then Everything Changed

Since Android is a licensed property of Google, it wanted YouTube to be one of its default app. Having YouTube standing on the other side of the river does not help the ascension of Android. When it comes to the battle for supremacy YouTube had to be on their side along with the plethora of apps exclusive and non-exclusive to both platforms.

On 2012, when Apple won the case against Samsung’s ripped-off features from Apple’s iPhone, Google got rattled. And it is only a matter of time before Apple turns its spotlight to the new rival mobile operating system.

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Apple vs. Google

This incident might be the main reason that pushed Google to buy Motorola. That was to secure a broad range of patents that were under the mobile company’s belt. Google was preparing to arm itself for the Great War that will determine which operating system will dominate in the coming years.

The Battle Beyond YouTube

It was a battle between open and closed. The Android blossomed by distributing itself to other mobile manufacturing company and keeping itself free and open-sourced. Apple is doing everything from hardware to software to maintain its top-notched quality. All while still in full control of the platform and the mobile device itself.

This battle between the two giants is good for consumers, according to experts. To gain more customers on either side, each one must strive for excellence—one level higher than the last time and even better than the other one.

Along the lines of their competition, innovation turned to a fast lane. The prices of each smartphone manufacturers went down, while the two giants fought over which favors the general public, the small ones took as much opportunity as possible.

Google’s Android is now finally on par with iOS if not yet better. Regarding apps, Google Play Store just outnumbered the App Store by a couple of hundred thousand. As of January 2017, the Play Store has 2.7 million already, while compared to the App Store which only has 2.2 million.

It all started with Google wanting full control over the YouTube app for its Android platform. Unlike what other people know that it was Apple who kicked out YouTube out of its platform.

Despite what Google did regarding the online video platform, it is still possible to install YouTube inside the iPhone. You just have to download it manually. As a matter of fact, YouTube reigns as Apple’s fourth most downloaded free app.

Amazon Go: Why Is It Still Not Open?

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Amazon Go store - Still not open? Source: Amazon/Youtube
Amazon Go store - Still not open?

It has been months since the unveiling of the Amazon Go store, but still, people do not see any signs that the store will finally open to the public anytime soon. When they announced it in a various multimedia platform and TV channels everybody waited.

The idea of entering a store and picking up an item and just walk out is such ease. No more lines to wait. No more checkouts to keep you. Isn’t it that the best shopping experience to ever experience?

A person only needs an Amazon account and a smartphone with Amazon Go app. They may enter the store and buy anything they want. But after the December announcement, how come it is still unavailable to the public?

What Is Amazon Go?

To put it simply, Amazon Go is a kind of store where a person can just pick a product and just leave. No checkout required. Created by Amazon, is a store that uses advanced shopping technology. Combined with other monitoring devices that learn your activities while inside the premises.

The store works much similar as to how self-driving cars do. There are sensors, computer visions, and the use of their AI technology. It is technically and basically, an advance setup of CCTVs if you want a more simplified explanation.

Any purchases that a person does inside the store will be charged onto the personal Amazon account. As soon as one walks out of the store, a notification will prompt and will inform the person of how much the purchase cost.

Why Still Not Open?

According to a former employee of Amazon, there are still bugs and technical issues that the whole Amazon Go system is trying to fix. Also, not to mention that there are chances that the Amazon store might be a target for theft and other malicious intention.

And with the recent news of Amazon and Whole Foods merger, it is highly relevant as to why the store and the app are still not available for everybody.

Amazon Go Future Plans

With the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon will get a better angle on their latest venture. The amount of data could be enough to finally help the online company to push through with the project.

People can expect that the Amazon Go will finally resume as soon as the deal is completed between the two. And according to analysts, that would be a little later this year. So no Amazon Go yet this month and probably in the next couple of months too.

Amazon stated that they would not integrate Amazon Go technology with the Whole Foods location. But it is highly possible that Whole Foods could become one of their biggest suppliers.

The unnamed source also added that if Amazon succeeds and fully developed their technology with the Amazon Go, it is likely that they will expand to other stores as well. That includes other online and offline stores. They just have to figure out when to open that very first store.

By the way, the store is located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. You can come there and see it for yourself. It is open only for Amazon employees at the moment so if you know someone there; you can ask them to give you access just for an experience.

Share us your thoughts in the comment section below. Stay tuned for more news and updates.

Samsung And LG To Use Solid State Battery By 2019

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Solid State Battery animation. Source: Seeker/Youtube
Solid State Battery animation

Smartphone batteries are the primary bottleneck of the fast-paced innovation of smartphones today. That could all change when the solid state battery will be available for smartphones soon. Unfortunately, soon is not this year. It is two to three years from now.

When Samsung Galaxy Note 7 made an “exploding” arrival last 2016, Samsung was put in a situation where they should start focusing on their batteries. Although it took a lot of time for the giant electronics company to figure out what went wrong with their batteries finally, they still figured it out.

And after that tragic incident, Samsung has finally made a significant breakthrough in their battery technology. Presenting the solid state batteries that do not overheat and will less likely to explode.

According to an unnamed official of Samsung SDI, a smartphone version of the solid state battery is in under development period. That is the same technology of batteries that are currently used in other electronic devices like the pacemaker and drones.

Solid State Battery

The solid state battery is a type of cell that does not use any liquid or gel. The liquid or gel in a typical li-ion battery is the primary cause of the explosion. That is because lithium when comes in contact with other compounds will explode. Lithium is highly reactive that it can even explode when exposed to moisture in the air.

Solid state batteries, on the other hand, do not use liquid or gel electrolytes as components to function. As in the name reliable means, it consists of solid electrolytes to let the current passes through it.

Solid State Battery
Solid State Battery animation 2

The technology is already available and just waiting to pass the tests and other conditions for final release in the market. The source also added that LG Chem had made similar progress with their battery-making division.

If the estimate is right, we could be having the technology in the next two years. A safer and higher capacity of electric charge could finally be possible. That means consumers can enjoy a longer usage with their handsets without having to worry about it being dangerous. Therefore, no more exploding batteries.

The Issue

The bigger problem that the technology currently faces remains the same – the cost of production. A thin film solid state battery could already cost $20 to $30. Basically, for the size of a smartphone battery, the cost will be exponentially high. Making a single handset cost at least triple its original price.

With positive results and the amount of time and people that are focusing on this technology, we could be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S10 or LG V50 with this battery. Supposing nothing hinders the development of this product. Obstacles will always happen, and that might prolong the development of this tech.

Perhaps it is safe to say that the most likely this innovation will thrive through the market is in five to eight years’ time. We will see.

Enpass Password Manager Adds Android O’s Autofill in Latest Beta

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Take a look of one of the best created mobile operating system so far. Android O. Source: Android Authority / Youtube
Take a look of one of the best created mobile operating system so far. Android O

Google already released Android O, the newest version of the mobile operating system that rolls up by Summer 2017. The catch is, this big Android O can also be used if the user has any of Google’s smartphones.

Some of the tech giants phones are Google Pixel, Nexus 5X and Pixel C. Many users already sighted perfect new features in the beta version. Visual and performance are worth waiting for, that’s why many Android users are excited.

Android O’s features

Picture in Picture mode was sighted on iPad and some of the third-party apps on Android platform. This mode will grant you relay one app above of the another supported app.

This kind of multitasking is more compromised and easy than the split-window mode. It gives the users a relaxed experience.

Many people hate the slow boot time of a device. That’s why the company release a statement that the new Android O will help phones to boot the device faster. Also, even if it is not a Google phone, all devices which run this software will experience the same phase.

Google’s Android O will have their power saving feature. It will help the devices to last longer by deprioritizing the applications which do not run in the background.

Samsung’s newly released Galaxy S8 is the first high-tech Android device to be Bluetooth 5 ready. This technology will prolong the bandwidth while increasing the speed of wireless data. Bluetooth 5 also enhance the audio quality.

The notification dots of new Android O will give a notification bubble. As reported, Google will provide new glance icons that will help to make the device cooler.

With Android’s O release, the tech giant will replace the common emoji’s that was released on the older version.

Password manager

These are some of the features added in the latest update of Google about Android O. In the reports, Android O has an official API support, so users must expect to have an OS run smoothly.

1Password and LastPass already performed all functionalities that can work in these new OS. It will take a span of time until the developers successfully implemented the latest features beta version.

In its recent beta update, Enpass version 5.5.5. includes Android O’s support. For the users to successfully run it, the consumer must enable it in the app’s settings. Another way of implementing it by directing to system settings, then pick Languages and Input. After you clicked Autofill service, the user will have to select Enpass as the provider. When the user is already inside of Enpass, the OS will ask the consumer to Unlock the Enpass right in the text field.

If the user wants to try Android O, the person must be sure that the device already joins the beta of Enpass. After that, wait a little longer to have an update in the Google Play Store. Enpass is free to use but has a limitation of 20 login details. If the user exceeds the limit, the consumer must pay the $10-lifetime license.

iPhone 8 Might Not Use Touch ID on OLED

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A demo phone with embedded fingerprint sensor on screen. Source: EverythingApplePro/Youtube
A demo phone with embedded fingerprint sensor on screen

iPhone lovers and enthusiasts have been speculating that the upcoming iPhone 8 will have its Touch ID on the OLED surface itself. That means removing the Home button below the screen entirely. In fact, videos on YouTube have been all about iPhone 8’s on-screen embedded fingerprint sensor.

The iPhone 8 Innovation

Apple’s iPhone has been one of the symbols of innovation since Steve Jobs unveiled it ten years ago. And the upcoming iPhone is expected to deliver another giant leap of innovation in the last quarter of 2017.iPhone 8

One of those innovations includes the most anticipated fingerprint sensor embedded in the OLED display. If the leaked photos are to be believed, there will be no more Home button in front of the iPhone 8. Therefore, embracing the latest trend of a bigger estate for the screen—bezel-less smartphones.

The Problem

But that seems to be “impossible” at this time as the patent is currently of Qualcomm’s. And Qualcomm is facing a massive legal battle against Apple. The latter claims relating to patents and other royalties the iPhone is getting.

According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm has been basing its royalties on the entire makeup of the iPhone. When in truth, the giant chipmaker has only provided one component. And that is the modem that connects the device in LTE and WIFI hotspots.

Qualcomm was unfairly charging Apple for innovations that they do not have anything to do. And this lead for Apple to sue the chipmaker for $1 billion dollars. That is for engaging in anticompetitive licensing practices.

If this conflict does not get settled anytime soon, there will be a problem on Apple’s side. It is possible that the bezel-less iPhone 8 with Touch ID embedded on the screen might not happen late this year.

The Technology

Qualcomm has confirmed that they have finally developed the technology and one of it is placing a fingerprint sensor through displays, thick glass, and even metal. It can even perform underwater, detect heartbeat, and blood flow.

This is excellent news for iPhone fans as this means that the technology is viable. The only remaining issue is if Qualcomm and Apple could make a settlement shortly. Also, if Apple had already acquired the licensing to use the new technology for their handsets then perhaps it will happen.

Last Wednesday, June 28, Vivo unveiled their next generation of smartphone. It has the fingerprint scanning feature under the display. The unveiling happened in Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai. The technology comes from Qualcomm technology. The same that iPhone 8 planned to use when launching in October 2017.

It is the iPhone’s first decade, so hopes are high for the giant smartphone company to deliver a revolutionary iPhone 8. Otherwise, Vivo will be the first to take the credit for utilizing the first ever fingerprint scanning solution for their smartphones. And the “revolutionary” will be taken away from iPhone despite its most astounding smartphone yet.

Let’s hope that everything will work out fine in the coming days for both companies. Share us your thoughts in the comment section below, and stay tuned for more news and updates.

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update – News And Issues

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Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update build 16232. Source: Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update build 16232

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update build 16232 had started rolling out for Windows devices. The update included a lot of bug fixes and issues. They even added some extra layer of security and a much more advanced technology.

Devices among the supported models and hardware groups may consider themselves lucky. Unlike those from the low-end population that hasn’t got any updates and may never will in the future. This is due to a higher resource requirement of the latest kernel and all-around performance.

Microsoft applied a lot of changes for the Windows platform including the latest updates. Below are the major updates that you should know.

Major Updates and Improvements

Cloud Computing and Securities

The latest Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update included some essential features. It promises a better user-experience in a daily usage. One of those features is their approach to the growing demand for cloud computing and storage.

Microsoft will take advantage of the current cloud intelligence. They included the cloud clipboard to help users work faster across Windows devices. The user will be able to copy text from one device and paste to another.

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows apps access across other platforms

Microsoft Defender

They are also planning to improve the security of the Windows 10 operating system’s Defender. They finally achieved this new security feature through the use of the new state of the art algorithm and leveraging the latest in technology to date.

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows Defender new interface

We all know how fast and sophisticated our technology has been for the last decade. And with that, the same sophistication is being put to use by malicious attackers. They sabotage, steal personal data and even identities. This is why Microsoft is upping its entire Windows platform to minimize if not completely prevent such attacks.

They have also started to develop and implement a “highly differentiated vision.” Putting together automation, machine learning and behavioral analysis that is capable of stopping all types of malware and even advanced attacks during online presence.

Microsoft Edge

Most users don’t realize how dangerous it is to visit unfamiliar and not so famous sites. They tend to click away as soon as they see something of interest. To ensure customers safety, they applied a lot of security fixes inside the browser. They also added some improved application handling with third-party add-ons to prevent being hi-jacked quickly.

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft Edge updated system

Power-Saver

Microsoft also focused on one of the most common concerns of users—the power handling of their Windows machines. The latest Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update has now a more power-efficient approach regarding live apps and background tasks. A more improved power-saving mode, dubbed as Power Throttling will add more time when running on batteries.

Other Fixes and Updates

The new Timeline feature displays most frequent used app from your Windows device and even Windows apps that you use on other platforms. The constant crashing related with some installed languages have been addressed and fixed as well.

Fixed the DotNET 3.5 Framework issue without the need to uninstall the package. Also fixed the issue about File Explorer ribbon getting blurry when changing the DPI resolution.

Microsoft Word 2016 will not crash anymore when you try to ink it in. They also fixed the Microsoft Edge problem with autocomplete in URL.

Recent Issues

Leaked Source Code

After a reported data leak of Microsoft’s source code, a significant risk could potentially put the users under attack in the future. This is the main reason why the giant operating system company made the recent announcement focused on security vulnerabilities.

A whopping 32TB of data leaked from Microsoft’s database, according to reports. Then, a copy of the code was found posted online via the BetaArchive website. Fortunately, the admins of the website have agreed to take down the source code immediately. Still, visitors of the site have likely already downloaded the code of origin earlier.

Microsoft confirmed that the system of origin was, in fact, genuine which made a lot of Windows users anxious. It means that their Windows machines could be under enormous threats shortly. Their representative stated that only a small portion of the source code was stolen. Still, it could be at significant risk if the system of origin ever falls into the wrong hands.

In a statement released in The Verge, only 1.2GB was stolen and was posted online. The source code involves WIFI drivers, storage, and Microsoft’s USB.

Small or not, Microsoft cannot deny that it could still be a threat to users and a weapon to malicious hackers.

Wannacry Virus

Another issue that was discussed regarding the recent update of the Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update was about the Wannacry virus. Victimized more than 200 thousands of computers in 150 countries, most of government and businesses.

This incident has pushed Microsoft to make quick fix across its Windows platforms from Windows 10 back to the old Windows XP. Windows XP is the operating system which the company ended their support with back in April 2014—one of the most targeted Windows version when the ransomware attacked.

This is why the operating system’s resident antivirus, Windows Defender Security Center is going to be more advanced from this update to other future releases. This move includes even the older Windows version such as Windows XP through the system update.

That should be good news to customers who are still using the old Windows XP. Sometimes antivirus is just not enough for protection. System weaknesses are priorities. To provide better and safer online experience is to address the problems earlier.

Microsoft warns the users of the Insiders version that they will not receive app updates in the meantime. All Windows versions and apps should be of the same build to create a synchronized platform. The distribution of new updates and new features testing will resume shortly.

The recent update included these features and available online. Users will be able to enjoy safer browsing activity without worrying about risks. But they are still mostly under development and will continue to improve over time said Microsoft representative.

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