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  2. CleanMyPC

    It's 'shareware' so that's probably why I would avoid it. it seems CCleaner is pretty much the standard for general junk cleaning off ones PC. I would stick to the 'slim' build of CCleaner though. I have both CCleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner. I prefer Wise personally. I did fire up Wise briefly and while it did seem to find a bit more stuff I did not do anything because I am just not sure how safe it is as CCleaner has proven pretty safe to use. has that to? Proven pretty safe? Didn't they just have a big issue recently? ...yes I've been using Wise for years - and CC too. I should have been a bit clearer about what I said with 'safe'. but I mean safe as in it does not screw up your system with it's basic cleaning etc. Ah. Yeah I've had much older CCleaner builds on other PCs get screwed up. Never had it happen with Wise yet fortunately.
  3. hif , like gif. Ah hah, of course, of course. So naturally it'll be a silent 'h' when referred to as "an heif" then. Definitely won't be any trouble here at all.
  4. ^^ All five Windows 10 Mobile users :P
  5. Yup, I just let my computer update itself overnight or over mealtime, but that's not to say this isn't a crucial change to the way Windows updates.
  6. Windows 10 Mobile build 15063.966 is out fixing PDF rendering in Edge by Rich Woods When Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 Mobile Patch Tuesday updates last month (on a Wednesday), there was a known issue for those that are on the Creators Update (version 1703) and the Fall Creators Update (version 1709): PDF rendering was broken in the Edge browser. When this month rolled around, an update was released for those on version 1709 fixing the issue, but other supported versions of the OS - 1607 and 1703 - didn't receive any updates at all. Today, the March update is finally rolling out for phones that are stuck on version 1703. These should really only include Lumia 640 and 640 XL devices, as those were the only phones that were supported for the Creators Update, but not for the Fall Creators Update. Here's the full changelog for KB4088782, or build 15063.966, which contains the fixes for PCs as well: Addresses issue with printing XML documents in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Addresses issue where Internet Explorer stops working when using F12-based developer tools. Updates legacy Document Mode cell visibility in Internet Explorer. Addresses issue where Internet Explorer is unresponsive in certain scenarios when a Browser Helper Object is installed. Addresses issue that causes online video playback to stop responding. Addresses issue where, after installing KB4056891, KB4057144, or KB4074592 on a server, you may not be able to access SMB shared files in directory junction points or volume mount points hosted on that server. The error is "ERROR_INVALID_REPARSE_DATA”. As a result, editing some group policies using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with the error "The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)". Due to recent work with our antivirus (AV) partners, AV software has now reached a sustained level of broad compatibility with Windows updates. After analyzing the available data, we’re lifting the AV compatibility check for the March 2018 Windows security updates for supported Windows 10 devices through Windows Update. We’ll continue to require that AV software be compatible. Devices with known AV driver compatibility problems will be blocked from updates. We recommend that customers check installed AV software compatibility with their AV provider. Addresses issue in which WPF applications that are running on touch or stylus-enabled systems may stop working or stop responding after some time without any touch activity. Addresses issue in which PDFs cannot be rendered in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Phones. Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Desktop Bridge, Microsoft Graphics component, Windows Kernel, Windows Shell, Windows MSXML, Windows Installer, and Windows Hyper-V. As always, you can install today's update by going to Settings -> Update & security -> Phone update -> Check for updates.
  7. (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government’s bid to halt a lawsuit by young people claiming that President Donald Trump and his administration are violating their constitutional rights by ignoring the harms caused by climate change. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the administration had not met the “high bar” under federal law to dismiss the Oregon lawsuit, which was originally brought in 2015 against the administration of President Barack Obama. The potentially far-reaching case is one of a handful seeking to have courts address global warming and its causes. Full Article @ Reuters
  8. Microsoft releases firmware updates for Surface Pro with Spectre and Meltdown fixes by Rich Woods Microsoft is releasing a series of firmware updates for its newest Surface Pro PCs. Dated March 15, they contain additional fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that were discovered earlier this year. There are updates for both the regular Surface Pro, and the new one with LTE Advanced. Here's what you'll see on the Wi-Fi only Surface Pro (model 1796): Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Surface – Firmware – 233.2110.770.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware 233.2110.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002. Surface – Firmware – 233.2111.256.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware 233.2111.256.0 improves battery reliability. For those with a Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (model 1807), you'll see the following: Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Surface – Firmware – 234.2110.770.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware 234.2110.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002. Surface – Firmware – 234.2110.1.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware 234.2110.1.0 improves battery reliability. According to Microsoft's Value Indicator chart, these updates improve security, reliability, and battery life. There is no effect on connectivity, compatibility, or performance. If you want to install the firmware and drivers bundle manually, you can find the package for the Wi-Fi only Surface Pro here, and for the Surface Pro LTE here. If not, you can always just head over to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update to check for updates.
  9. What the what now? This was emailed in embargo Mister Snakeman Haha. I just wish there was a link to it, in your article. That's all. I looked, first time through, and there was not a link to the source. I see that you've updated that. It'd be helpful if the link was at the bottom of the article as well, to be more obvious. Yes, I added the link after you pointed it out. Sorry about that. Sometimes they include a ghost link that will work after it goes live, but they didn't in this case.
  10. Gigabyte Motherboards? Opinions needed

    I miss the old EpoX motherboards. I have had noting but trouble with MIS, and Gigabyte boards in the past. Been using Asus for the last several years and have not had a issue yet with them
  11. Gigabyte Motherboards? Opinions needed

    So what's the worst thing that could possibly happened? If he don't Zen+/X470 motherboards, he can still get Coffee Lake/Z370 motherboards.
  12. I got mine when it first went on sale and came with an Xbox controller too. Not sure if this one does as well, but it doesn't get anymore feature packed then that! I love what Valve is doing in the space mind you, but I'm not a bank either lol.
  13. CopyQ 3.3.0

    CopyQ 3.3.0 by Razvan Serea CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features. CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application. Items can be: edited with internal editor or with preferred text editor, moved to other tabs, drag’n’dropped to applications, marked with tag or a note, passed to or changed by custom commands, or simply removed. Features: Support for Linux, Windows and OS X 10.9+ Store text, HTML, images or any other custom formats Quickly browse and filter items in clipboard history Sort, create, edit, remove, copy/paste, drag’n’drop items in tabs Add notes or tags to items System-wide shortcuts with customizable commands Paste items with shortcut or from tray or main window Fully customizable appearance Advanced command-line interface and scripting Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text Support for simple Vim-like editor and shortcuts Many more features CopyQ 3.3.0 changelog: Add option for searching numbers in item list and tray menu Use exception instead of return code for exportData()/importData() Draw icon shadow (for internal icon font) Remove support for Qt 4, require Qt >= 5.1.0 Fix storing only non-empty clipboard items Fix opening web browser from script with open() Fix exiting clipboard provider process when not needed Fix exportData()/importData() with relative file paths Fix SVG app icon resolution in some panels Fix closing window after a menu is closed and window is unfocused Fix icons for command error notifications Fix warnings when using system icons Linux: Fixes for AppData, desktop and flatpak files OSX: Fix pasting items OSX: Log errors when global shortcut registration fails Download: CopyQ 3.3.0 | 10.2 MB (Open Source) Download: CopyQ Portable | 13.7 MB Links: CopyQ Home Page | Other Operating Systems Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  14. how does the htc differ form a dell visor in terms of vr quality?
  15. it takes too much time but I don't really care since it does not get in my way while it install
  16. Not updating the Mail app is a nice idea. Funny, speaking of updates, the Store app returns errors while trying to update my apps. Even more funny, I do not care at all about that.
  17. That's a welcome change. I'd like to see the same trend for weekly updates. Why does it take so much time to apply updates? Why are multiple reboots required?
  18. Gigabyte Motherboards? Opinions needed

    I either use MSI or gigabyte. i've never had problems with either, but i've only built about 6 on each brand.
  19. Microsoft says that it's reducing offline time when installing Windows 10 updates by Rich Woods If you're a Windows Insider and you regularly install new builds in the Fast ring, you've probably noticed that these updates are taking less time to install than they used to. There's a reason for that, and Microsoft announced today that it's been listening to feedback and trying to get your PC's downtime when installing a Windows 10 feature update to a minimum. When the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) was released in April, Microsoft said that offline time was at 82 minutes. This is the amount of time that you can't use your computer while the update is installing. When the Fall Creators Update (version 1709) was made available, that number dropped to 51 minutes. Things have been improved since then though, as the team says that it got that down to just 30 minutes. In fact, Microsoft provided details today of exactly what has changed since Windows 10 version 1709: OLD Feature Update model NEW Feature Update model Online PC checks for available feature updates (manually or automatically) Feature update payload is downloaded PC waits for a required reboot to begin update installation PC checks for available feature updates (manually or automatically) Feature update payload is downloaded User content is prepared for migration New operating system is placed into a temporary working directory PC waits for a required reboot to begin update installation Offline PC reboots to begin update installation process User content is prepared for migration New operating system is placed into a temporary working directory Drivers and other required operating system files are migrated User content is migrated PC reboots and completes the update OOBE begins Average Offline time of 82 minutes PC reboots to begin update installation process Drivers and other required operating system files are migrated User content is migrated PC reboots and completes the update OOBE begins Average Offline time of 30 minutes (Insiders Program) This all amounts to the online side of the update taking longer to complete, although that should all happen in the background for most users. Well, it should work that way, unless you're like us and you manually update your PCs and stare at the screen until it reaches 100%. Either way, while it's working online, you can continue to use your PC normally, and the amount of time that you can't use it is minimized, which is good for everyone.
  20. Gigabyte Motherboards? Opinions needed

    Where did OP ever say AMD Ryzen? He wanted a Intel chipset...
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  22. Notepad++ 7.5.6

    Notepad++ 7.5.6 by Razvan Serea Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. Notepad++ 7.5.6 changelog:​ Fix macro playing back crash issue on new added "find previous" and "find next" buttons. Function List enhancement: Highlight the current function based on cursor position. Fix crash on styler dialog of User Defined Language dialog. Fix file status detection issue under Windows XP. Ghost typing enhancement: Unicode, syntax highlighting and speed support. (check the url for the usage of ghost typing on command line: ) Add a message from outer space. (type "Space Invaders", select it, then hit F1.) Download: Notepad++ 7.5.6 (32-bit) | Portable | ~4.0 MB (Open Source) Download: Notepad++ 7.5.6 (64-bit) | Portable View: Notepad++ Home page Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  23. Gigabyte Motherboards? Opinions needed

    Shouldn't you hold off? AMD is releasing Ryzen 2nd generation on April 19.
  24. Yes, Adblock Plus moved to the dark side a couple of years ago now. As others have stated, UBlock Origin is the way to go now.
  25. What to expect in the Windows 10 spring update

    Between lovers and haters... I think that in one thing everyone here must be in agreement about 1803: THE NAME SUCKS!! Seriously... I'm starting to wonder who brings up these names... For something mentioning "creation" in name, creativity has gone to space...
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