Head for the hills, folks! Another privacy controversy has hit Microsoft, after it was discovered that Windows 10 continues to send data to the cloud even when you have the switch off. What a way to wrap a year where Redmond rolled out a dedicated Privacy Dashboard for users. At the same time, things are so convoluted...

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only is this new version rich in features and new additions, Microsoft also seems to have made a number of underlying tweaks. One of which resulted in user data being deleted, which led to the company pausing the rollout. As is the norm with major...

Head for the hills, folks! Microsoft has paused the rollout of the October 2018 Update, the latest version of the operating system, following widespread reports by files being deleted and data being lost. During installation. This makes this new version of the OS one of the most troublesome releases in recent times,...

Windows 10 includes a feature that lets you view network data usage, itemized as type of network, and even by the amount of data each app or service uses across the operating system. This information is tallied every 30 days, though you can reset it whenever you want. To do that, you must be signed on as an...

You may be all too familiar with such cloudy terms as SaaS (software-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). Now get ready to be acclimatized with something that CloudOpt calls Speed-as-a-Service. The company’s forte is WAN optimization for the cloud, and today it has announced that its data acceleration...

Corporate vice president and Microsoft’s head of the Data Platform Group (DPG), Ted Kummert is reportedly set to leave the company on January 31. Redmond has already announced this change. As head of Data Platform Group, Kummert has been in charge of product strategy and development of the application platforms,...

Bitlocker is a component of Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that enables you to protect the contents of your hard drive through encryption. It is also available in Enterprise versions of Windows Vista and 7. It is viewed as more of a business option vs. a consumer option, but consumers...

In order to smoothly share data  between apps in Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new mechanism called Windows Share. Using this technology, applications will be able to share text, bitmaps, HTML, files, and other types of data. Along with common data formats like text, RTF, bitmaps, files, URI, and HTML, Windows...