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Windows 10 update allows for quick removal of USB drives by default

Apr 09, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Users can now remove USB drives without using the 'Safely Remove Hardware' process

Windows 7 gets patch reminding users of 2020 end-of-support date

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The Windows 7 patch will begin sending notices of the impending end-of-support date beginning April 18

Future version of Windows 10 will reserve system space for updates

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'With reserved storage, updates, apps, temporary files, and caches are less likely to take away from valuable free space and should continue to operate as expected,' Microsoft explains

Windows 10 edges out Windows 7 as most popular operating system

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Net Applications' report says Windows 10 now has 39.22% market share compared to Windows 7, which has 36.9%

Pushing for inclusivity, hotel hires interns with Down syndrome

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A hotel in Davao City provides an avenue for those with Down syndrome to showcase their abilities

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is out now

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The update adds new features for Windows 10, while also introducing features Android devices and iPhones can take advantage of

WINDOWS 10's OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE. Windows 10 gets new features, and your phone gets new apps to connect them. Image from Microsoft.

Valve to end Steam support for Windows XP, Vista in 2019

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Steam will continue to run and launch games on these operating systems for the remainder of 2018 with limited functionality

Microsoft launches Chrome extension warning users of shady websites

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Chrome extension tells you if you're about to enter a malicious site, based off a constantly updated list of potentially harmful websites

Cavite to fully enforce number coding scheme starting February 5

Jan 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

After studying traffic volume in the province for one and a half years, and doing a dry run for a month, Cavite will implement a scheme similar to Metro Manila's

CODING SCHEME. To save time spent on the road, the Cavite provincial government enforces a number coding scheme. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Intel processors made in the past decade have potential security flaw – report

Jan 03, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The design flaw in the Intel chips may allow malicious programs to see protected information it shouldn't be able to see

WhatsApp ending BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone support

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:51 AM

While users of BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 can still use WhatsApp, some features may stop working, and users will be unable to make new accounts or reverify their accounts on the operating systems mentioned

Windows 10 update set for October release

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the market Microsoft executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson says in a blog post

MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS 10 UPDATE. This file photo taken on April 18, 2017 shows the French headquarters of US multinational technology company Microsoft in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

Microsoft Paint to become free standalone app on Windows Store

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Microsoft reassures the public by saying MS Paint is here to stay it will just have a new home soon

MS PAINT IS HERE TO STAY. Image from Microsoft, via Paint.

Microsoft's old Paint program is saying goodbye

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft s Reader application Reading list app and Outlook Express

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

Microsoft 365 to aid businesses in $4.5T intelligent edge and cloud era

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The newly announced all in one enterprise IT suite combines productivity suite Office 365 Windows 10 OS and security solution Enterprise Mobility Security designed with the modern workplace in mind

NADELLA. "And while there is tremendous growth opportunity, we are not building solutions solely to support conspicuous consumption. We are also working to make a positive impact in the world and continue to be encouraged by the enormous potential for partners to have local impact that ultimately has a profound global impact," said the Microsoft CEO as he ended his Microsoft Inspire 2017 keynote. Photo from Microsoft

Everything you want to know about Windows 10 S

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Here is a look at what Windows 10 S is what it isn t and who will benefit most from its features

WINDOWS 10 S. Speed and security with some tradeoffs in usability. Screen shot from Microsoft website.

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May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

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More cyberattacks feared as work week begins

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says the situation could worsen when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on

CYBER ATTACK. A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Microsoft making mobile connection with Windows update

May 12, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Microsoft essentially has fully embraced the usage model of moving between phone tablet PC Mac game console and in the future AR and VR headsets regardless of the operating system says one analyst

MULTI-DEVICE ENVIRONMENT. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president Windows engagement, Microsoft, at Build 2017 shows their multi-device vision for their operating system. Photo from Microsoft


Microsoft out to regain ground in schools with Surface Laptop

May 03, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Along with the new laptop Microsoft also reveals the Windows 10 S operating system – devices running on which could go for as low as 189

COOL CAT. After the Surface Studio, Microsoft adds another cool-looking device to their hardware roster, the Surface Laptop. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube

Netflix content now available for download on Windows 10 PCs

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Four months after allowing downloads for iOS and Android Netflix gives the green light for Windows 10 users to make content available offline

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BLUSUKAN. Istri pendiri Microsoft, Melinda Gates blusukan ke sebuah laboratorium penelitian nyamuk di Yogyakarta. Foto diambil dari akun Facebook

Gmail to end support for Chrome version 53 and below

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Google will discontinue support for Gmail on Chrome versions 53 and below The notice is especially meant for holdouts on Windows XP or Vista as they will be left behind on Chrome version 49 and be more susceptible to risk

Rappler Talk: MMDA's Orbos on Metro Manila's traffic woes

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Newly installed MMDA chairman Tim Orbos talks about long term solutions for the worsening Manila traffic

Microsoft accused of anti-competitive tactics in browser wars

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Instead of building a better browser Microsoft is forcing its product onto people in the most unapologetic manner Jon von Tetzchner from browser rival Vivaldi says

COMPETE WITH QUALITY. Vivaldi's Jon von Tetzchner wants browsers to compete on equal terms. Photo from Vivaldi.

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

MMDA eyeing extension of 'no window hours' traffic scheme

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says the no window hours policy helped ease metro congestion during the 2016 holiday season

NO WINDOW HOURS POLICY. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos (right) says the no window hours policy implemented during the holiday season helped ease metro congestion. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

EDSA traffic flow improves slightly – i-ACT

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:35 PM

After window hours are lifted a recent MMDA survey shows an average of 7 minutes is reduced in travel time on EDSA from Roxas Boulevard in the south to Monumento in the north

DRY RUN. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

MMDA eyes 3-digit coding scheme during Christmas season

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The proposed scheme is expected to be finalized in a meeting between MMDA and other i ACT agencies on Thursday November 24

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Google discloses Windows, Flash issues being actively exploited

Nov 01, 2016 - 4:52 PM

While Adobe updated Flash within 5 days Microsoft has yet to announce availability for a patch to their vulnerability as of press time

Number coding scheme suspended for Undas

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:01 PM

The implementation of the extended number coding hours from 7 am to 8 pm and the expanded coverage of the no window hours policy will take effect starting Wednesday November 2

NO WINDOW HOURS. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violated the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October 12, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Microsoft's Surface Studio PC is for the creator in everyone

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:34 AM

The Surface Studio is what Microsoft is touting as a computer for creators of all types

THE SURFACE STUDIO. Microsoft Corporate VP of Devices, Panos Panay introduces Microsoft Surface Studio at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York.  Photo by Don Emmert/ AFP

Microsoft reveals Creators Update for Windows 10

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Creators Update for Windows 10 is set to come out in early 2017

CREATORS UPDATE. Screen shot from Livestream.

5 things to expect at the #MicrosoftEvent

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Catch the livestream on Microsoft s website at 10 pm on Wednesday October 26

No window hours for more roads starting Nov 2

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED Taft Avenue Shaw Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue are among the latest additions to the list of roads without window hours Coding hours will also be longer – 7 am to 8 pm

In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic in Manila. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Dry run of 'no window hours' starts October 12

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Violators of the new policy will be flagged down but won t be issued tickets during the dry run from October 12 to 14 Strict implementation begins October 17

CONGESTION. A major thoroughfare in Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Microsoft's Paint app revamp to get 3D drawing capabilities

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Microsoft enthusiast WalkingCat reveals some leaked videos of the new Paint on Twitter

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

Microsoft delivers earnings surprise, stock rises

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The tech giant closes out its fiscal year with a 38 rise in profit to 16 8 billion

epa05329564 Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp. Satya Nadella talks to an audience during the Microsoft Developer Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, 26 May 2016. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Microsoft leadership shake-up as veteran exec departs

Jul 08, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Chief operating officer Kevin Turner is moving to global financial firm Citadel Securities

epa03682149 Microsoft's chief operating officer, Kevin Turner addresses the 'Microsoft Executive Forum' in Bangalore, India, 30 April 2013. Kevin Turner is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Microsoft's worldwide sales, marketing, and services organization. Turner leads a global organization of over 47,000 employees and he said about the emerging trends in the Information Technology industry and for Microsoft and the four megatrends: Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data which are interrelated, are shaping and transforming business and in the IT industry today. EPA/JAGADEESH NV

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been really very slow since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy

RH LAW. According to young mother Mary Annly Rosete, due to lack of education, she got pregnant at a tender age of 14. She takes care of her 4 children with her husband, who earns a meager income of $3 a day. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

Reminder: Free Windows 10 upgrades end July 29

Jul 04, 2016 - 4:15 PM

An anniversary update for Windows 10 is also slated for August 2 so those who want access to that will want to upgrade sooner rather than later

ANNIVERSARY UPDATE. Windows 10's anniversary update is coming on August 2. Screen shot from Microsoft.

Xbox Play Anywhere to arrive September 13

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Windows 10 and Xbox One machines need to have specific updates installed before they can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere when it launches

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE. The new Xbox One S is presented at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 13, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Asus' Zenbook 3 aims for the top at Computex

May 30, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Zenbook 3 will start at 999 with a core i5 processor 4GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive Users can also get higher tiered models for 1 499 and 1 999

THE ZENBOOK 3. Asus' Zenbook 3 has specs that rival Apple's Macbook. Image from Asus.

Future Windows 10 update will stop updates when you're busy

May 16, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Active Hours lets you specify up to 10 hours in a day where Windows will not install updates or bother you to ask for a restart of your computer

WINDOWS 10 START. Image from Microsoft.

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Free Facebook and Messenger programs for Windows 10 are hitting virtual shelves at the Windows desktop app store while an Instagram app that runs on mobile devices hits the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft profit down 25% to $3.8B

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Shares in Microsoft once the world s largest company are down 4 3 in after hours trade following the results which are weaker than expectations

MICROSOFT. A file image dated March 5, 2013 showing the Microsoft logo at Microsoft stand at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany. File Photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

Windows 10 reaches 270 million users – Microsoft

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The company is hoping the new version can help it gain traction in the mobile sector where it lags behind Google Android and Apple iOS and in emerging technologies for computing

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 ADOPTION. A file photo dated October 31, 2012 showing Indian visitors in Bangalore, India. File photo by Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Microsoft to support cross-network play against PC, PS4

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:48 PM

The move may eventually let Xbox One players of a given game regularly play against PC and PS4 players of the same game

CROSS-PLATFORM AND CROSS-NETWORK PLAY. Microsoft may have just changed the game in the world of online console gaming. Screen shot from Xbox.com

Microsoft's Lumia 550 launches in PH

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:08 PM

The device packs a Windows user s favorite Microsoft apps into a neat and handy mobile package

LUMIA 550. The new Lumia is an affordable phone that takes Microsoft's apps with you wherever you go. Photo from Microsoft.