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Now there’s a new Windows Print Spooler vulnerability: Here’s what to do

Now there’s a new Windows Print Spooler vulnerability: Here’s what to do

Microsoft is warning Windows users of yet another Print Spooler vulnerability, again threatening the potential for hackers to take control of your PC, install apps, and steal or delete data. It's the third such vulnerability impacting the Windows Print Spooler service, after two high-profile PrintNightmare bugs which left the software giant floundering to figure out a fix.

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PC market grew in Q2 2021 despite global chip shortage

PC market grew in Q2 2021 despite global chip shortage

2020 and 2021 have so far been kind to the PC market that previously found itself battling for survival against mobile devices. While desktops and laptops will always have a place in the tech industry, recent changes to working and studying arrangements have cause PC shipments to spike and grow over the last year and a half. Although that growth is starting to slow down, the PC market still managed to grow in the second quarter of 2021, despite the ongoing component supply shortage affecting many industries around the world.

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Windows 11 system requirements shakeup sees Microsoft pull PC Health Check App

Windows 11 system requirements shakeup sees Microsoft pull PC Health Check App

It's fair to say that Microsoft didn't exactly handle the Windows 11 system requirements situation well last week. With excitement for the newly-revealed OS high, PC users flocked to the PC Health Check App to find out if they could look forward to installing it themselves. Today, the Windows team conceded that they hadn't been ready for that.

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Windows 11 preview released: How to try Microsoft’s big new OS

Windows 11 preview released: How to try Microsoft’s big new OS

Microsoft has released the first Windows 11 preview, an early - and official - taste of the new OS announced to great fanfare last week. It comes amid lingering uncertainty and confusion about just who will be able to actually upgrade come the full Windows 11 release day, with existing PC owners left bemused by Microsoft's somewhat opaque upgrade checker.

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Android Apps coming to Windows 11: Why it matters

Android Apps coming to Windows 11: Why it matters

After much speculation and rumors all this year, Windows 11 operating system is now officially announced by Microsoft. The next refreshing OS is coming to machines this holiday season and the excitement is already on a high. A major part of the Windows 11 ecosystem is going to have presence of all supported Android apps, which comes as interesting news for users.

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This is why the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 is non-negotiable for Microsoft

This is why the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 is non-negotiable for Microsoft

Microsoft has set out its argument for why Windows 11 upgrades need TPM chips, following widespread confusion this week after the system upgrade checker warned people with even high-end PCs that they fell short of the new OS' requirements. Announced yesterday, Windows 11 debuts a new UI, Android app support, and new pen features, but it's security where Microsoft is really doubling-down.

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Lenovo Legion line expands with sleek 5i, 5i Pro, and 7i gaming laptops

Lenovo Legion line expands with sleek 5i, 5i Pro, and 7i gaming laptops

Lenovo has announced a new round of products for PC gamers, including the new Legion 5i, Legion 5i Pro, and Legion 7i models. Among other things, the laptops pack Intel's newly announced 11th-generation Intel Core H-Series mobile processors. Joining the new laptops is the Legion Y25g-30, a gaming monitor that boasts a blistering 360Hz refresh rate for your favorite fast-paced video games.

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This HP EliteOne 800 G8 AiO has video call talents every PC should steal

This HP EliteOne 800 G8 AiO has video call talents every PC should steal

HP has revealed its latest all-in-one PC, and we can't help thinking it's wasted in businesses. The HP EliteOne 800 G8 All-in-One comes with a choice of 23.8- or 27-inch displays, with a pop-up camera on top that includes video call-friendly face tracking.

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Dell PC owners should install its latest security patch ASAP

Dell PC owners should install its latest security patch ASAP

Millions of Dell PCs dating back more than a decade are potentially impacted by a security flaw leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a new report from security research firm SentinelLabs. Dell has released a security patch to address the vulnerability, one available for dozens of systems ranging from the Inspiron to its latest XPS machines.

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Corsair MP600 SSDs make a big deal of industrial design aesthetics

Corsair MP600 SSDs make a big deal of industrial design aesthetics

Corsair just revealed several off-the-wall next-generation solid state drives (SSD) the likes of which you've probably never seen before. Included in the mix are the Corsair MP600 CORE, MP600 PRO, and MP600 PRO Hydro X Edition. As you'll see right out the gate, each of these components is made not JUST to sit inside your PC and function well - they're made to LOOK good, too.

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Alienware m15 and m17 R4 laptops arrive alongside Aurora Ryzen Edition R10

Alienware m15 and m17 R4 laptops arrive alongside Aurora Ryzen Edition R10

Alienware has introduced two new gaming laptops, the m15 R4 and m17 R4. These models boast a slim design (for gaming laptops, at least), as well as an optional 360Hz Full HD display, the latest hardware, and sleek new color designs. The models are joined by the Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming desktop with Ryzen 5000 Series processors.

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Minecraft Terra Swoop Force map adventure released for free

Minecraft Terra Swoop Force map adventure released for free

There's a new Minecraft map and adventure available for no cost whatsoever as part of the current Minecraft Community Celebration. That celebration is in the mix for 2020, leading up to the end of the year. In this latest release, users have the opportunity to drop down into the heated depths of our planet with the Terra Swoop Force - it's about to get WEIRD in here.

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