B.C. government deploys first blockchain tool

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Beta version of OrgBook BC allows users to verify if an organization is legally incorporated in the province

The B.C. government is officially on board the blockchain bandwagon.

The Ministry of Citizens’ Services has become the first arm of the provincial government to deploy a blockchain-enabled tool, unveiling a beta version of OrgBook BC to the public on January 22.… Read more...

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Commandeer Storage For Upgrade

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The problems associated with Windows 10’s most controversial feature are well known, but now Microsoft MSFT +2.9% has warned users it will soon be consuming more of your computer’s resources to enforce it… 

In a new blog post, Microsoft program manager Jesse Rajwan confirmed that the company is taking measures to ensure Windows 10 computers will always be able … Read more...

Windows 10 1809 fiasco may hinder enterprise migrations from Windows 7

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The delayed delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 Update could put the pinch on companies looking to upgrade from Windows 7 before support for the aging OS ends next January.

Microsoft’s months-long delay in getting the latest Windows 10 feature upgrade to customers could not have come at a worse time.

The slow delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, … Read more...

Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter

If you’re not used to public speaking, a teleprompter can be a useful tool to have in your arsenal. A teleprompter can help you keep your speech on track, and make everything run a bit more smoothly. There’s just one issue: Most free and web-based teleprompters auto scroll, meaning that if you pause for any reason while you’re reading, your … Read more...

Python v/s PHP: Which Programming Language to Choose in 2019?

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In today’s disruptive tech world, Python and PHP are the two most-popular server-side languages in use. In many aspects, Python and PHP closely compete with each other because of its almost identical features. Their open-source benefits and productive features attract a majority of the businesses and developers to choose Python or PHP for app development. 

However, the battle to identify … Read more...

Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as ‘Not genuine’

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Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases.

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. 

This time they’ve found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices … Read more...

Microsoft Is Making It Harder To Mess With Windows 10’s Built-in Antivirus

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In the Spring of 2019, Microsoft will be releasing another big update for Windows 10. You can expect a long list of tweaks and a few brand new features. One of those new features will help keep your computer malware-free.

The Surface Pro 6 is on display during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York.

That new … Read more...

A new Google Chrome attack can freeze your Windows 10 device

A new exploit has been discovered in Google Chrome that can potentially freeze Windows 10 devices completely. The new bug is being used in a tech support scam that freezes Windows 10 and then tells the user that their device is infected by a virus.

The newly discovered bug uses Javascript code to create a loop and which makes it impossible … Read more...

Here’s what Facebook knows about you

New report says Facebook gave other companies access to users’ private messages without their consent

The New York Times reported that Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, allegedly allowing firms to read private messages or see the names of users’ friends without consent. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Ask privacy advocate and … Read more...

This free online tool uses AI to quickly remove the background from images

A handy utility if you don’t have access to Photoshop

Remove.bg is a quick way to edit out a picture’s background. But it does make mistakes — just look at Elon Musk’s missing chunk of eye in the image on the right.

If you’ve ever needed to quickly remove the background of an image you know it can be tedious, … Read more...