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Windows 11 first update made AMD performance problem worse

Windows 11 first update made AMD performance problem worse

The rollout of Windows 11 has been relatively quiet, which isn't surprising considering the small number of PCs that are receiving it or are compatible with it. Incompatible computers don't even get the upgrade, so Microsoft is practically gatekeeping the upgrade anyway. That said, things aren't as quiet over at the AMD camp with confirmed performance issues with some supported CPUs, a problem that was ironically exacerbated by Windows 11's first Patch Tuesday.

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Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

Windows 11 is officially out, and if you're in the market for a new PC, there are a handful already available with Microsoft's latest OS pre-installed. Most people, however, will most likely just be upgrading their Windows 10 PCs, which can bring some uncertainty over the minimum specs required by Windows 11. Unfortunately, even if your computer does meet those requirements, it doesn't always mean that the process and experience will be smooth and painless, as owners of devices running on some AMD processors are finding out to their dismay.

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Apple AirTag Lost Mode bug turns helpers into phishing victims

Apple AirTag Lost Mode bug turns helpers into phishing victims

The AirTag trackers have been one of Apple's long-rumored products that ended up garnering a bit of controversy on launch. Easy to use and almost too easy to lose, Apple's new Find My network was also criticized for being a privacy disaster waiting to happen. Apple has worked to address some of those over the course of a few months since the AirTags launched, but a newly reported vulnerability now threatens to harm kindhearted iPhone users that take their time to help trace the owner of a lost tracker.

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iPhone 13 Unlock with Apple Watch fix is coming, iPad mini 6 scrolling still bugged

iPhone 13 Unlock with Apple Watch fix is coming, iPad mini 6 scrolling still bugged

Apple has just launched its latest mobile devices for the last half of the year, and both the iPhone 13 and iPad mini 6 are getting mixed reviews. What many reviewers seem to have initialized missed, however, are some software bugs that are giving new owners a bit of a headache. While one case where the iPhone 13 doesn't work with the "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature is already fixed on Apple's end, the iPad mini 6's "jelly scrolling" issue is still waiting for an official confirmation.

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SteelSeries app exploit needs physical access, doesn’t need a device (Update)

SteelSeries app exploit needs physical access, doesn’t need a device (Update)

It seems that the rather simplistic Razer zero-day vulnerability has opened a can of worms that may force accessory makers to rethink and reprogram their accompanying software. As one security researcher predicted, the vulnerability can be found in other peripherals that also install their own helper apps, including those from popular brand SteelSeries. While the same physical access to the Windows computer is still required, SteelSeries' vulnerability is potentially worse since it doesn't even require a SteelSeries device to trigger it.

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OnePlus 9 Pro Media Storage app bug eats up too much storage space

OnePlus 9 Pro Media Storage app bug eats up too much storage space

The OnePlus 9 Pro is arguably one of the more noteworthy premium smartphones this year so far, one that didn't come with unnecessary gimmicks or costs. It's far from perfect, especially when you consider some drama around its performance and availability, but it remains one of the best bang for buck options today. However, one new issue is causing users some concern as the phone strangely runs out of storage space for no reason at all. Fortunately, it may be a software bug that just needs OnePlus' acknowledgment and fix.

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Razer mouse software bug easily grants Windows admin privileges

Razer mouse software bug easily grants Windows admin privileges

Although Microsoft has been working tirelessly to remove that stigma, Windows still retains the image of an operating system that is almost too easy to compromise. Many such exploits occur on the remote end when people click on suspicious links or download software from unofficial sources. There comes a time, however, that an exploit happens almost too easily, like when you plug in a Razer mouse that, in turn, starts a process that will let almost anyone with physical access to the computer get system-level administrator control.

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Pixel 5a (5G) reportedly overheats when recording at 4K 60fps

Pixel 5a (5G) reportedly overheats when recording at 4K 60fps

Since 2013, Google has made 14 smartphones, the latest being the Pixel 5a which was announced just this week. Despite eight years of experience and multiple hardware partners, it seems that the tech giant still hasn't nailed quality down. There have been issues here and there across all Pixel generations, not all of which could be fixed by a software update. Just a few days old, some are already reporting problems with the Pixel 5a's camera, though the issue might have been present as far back as the Pixel 5 last year.

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Windows PrintNightmare bug 3 appears: Here’s a temporary fix

Windows PrintNightmare bug 3 appears: Here’s a temporary fix

This week Microsoft disclosed a new PrintNightmare bug, just the latest of a string of said bugs in the year 2021. Very similar to the others that appeared earlier this year, this is a Print Spooler service bug, and Microsoft suggests that admins go ahead and disable said Print Spooler until a fix can be sent out. ANd yes, Microsoft did JUST release an August 10, 2021 patch that attempted to adjust the Print Spooler service to avoid something like this.

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OnePlus 7 and 7T Widevine DRM fix comes with a caveat

OnePlus 7 and 7T Widevine DRM fix comes with a caveat

There has been a lot of griping about the quality and pace of OnePlus' recent software updates, especially when OxygenOS 11 brought about major UI changes and, with it, some nasty bugs. OnePlus 7 and 7T owners, however, seem to have had it worse and have experienced the worst that the release has to offer. After two months since the issue appeared, OnePlus is finally rolling out the fix to a bug that locked users into watching SD quality streaming videos, but many users still aren't satisfied with how the update is being handled.

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Galaxy S10 5G update reportedly breaks face recognition

Galaxy S10 5G update reportedly breaks face recognition

Samsung has been making good in its promise to roll out Android updates more regularly, even if a bit belatedly. Part of that involves improving its process for integrating and testing those security patches and bug fixes so that they don't become disasters waiting to happen instead. Unfortunately, it's not unusual for bugs to slip into some cracks, like what some owners of the Galaxy S10 from 2019 are now reporting. According to complaints, the phone's facial recognition feature suddenly stopped working after installing the latest July update.

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Chrome OS update locks people out of their Chromebooks

Chrome OS update locks people out of their Chromebooks

It's often advised to always be on top of updates, especially for critical software like operating systems and web browsers, in order to get the latest security fixes and vulnerability mitigations. That said, that also comes with some risks, especially when the update itself comes with a show-stopping bug. That is the unfortunate scenario that Chrome OS users have suddenly found themselves in after a seemingly small update has locked a good number of them out of the computers.

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