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May 17, 2019

Xbox, PC get a little bit closer with the latest Xbox updates

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The May 2019 update for the Xbox One’s system software is now rolling out, bringing some small refinements to the friends list, messaging, and game/app list.

Starting with the last one first, the app list will now ignore “a,” “an,” and “the” when sorting or grouping alphabetically. This is the kind of change that makes me amazed that they weren’t already doing this, as it almost always makes for easier-to-use listings. Video games don’t even have The The to contend with.

The Messaging change is rather inexplicable. There’s a [...]

 
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May 17, 2019

Slack fixes bug that could have let hackers intercept downloads

Slack has fixed a bug that could have allowed hackers to intercept and redirect downloads in the Windows desktop version of the messaging app. However, it seems no Slack users were affected before the service fixed the vulnerability.
 
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May 15, 2019

Windows dual booting no longer looking likely on Pixebooks

Enlarge / Google’s Pixelbook. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

Just under a year ago, there were signs that Google was modifying the firmware of its Pixelbook laptop to enable dual booting into Windows 10. The firmware was updated to give the Pixelbook the ability to boot into an “Alternative OS” (“AltOS” mode). The work included references to the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (WHCK) and the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK), Microsoft’s testing frameworks for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 respectively.

Google now appears to have abandoned this effort. A redditor called crosfrog noticed that [...]

 
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May 15, 2019

How to Protect Your PC Right Now From Intel’s Latest Vulnerability

Who doesn’t love hearing news that a new vulnerability in one of their computer’s key components—the CPU that powers the whole thing—could allow an attacker to steal critical data (like your passwords or your encryption keys) directly from your processor? It’s always a fun day when that happens. Thankfully, the fixes…

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