Windows Update in Windows 7 starts throwing up 80248015 error

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/windows-7-windows-update-80248015-error/ Despite Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of Windows 10, Windows 7 remains staggeringly popular. A growing number of users are currently reporting an issue with Windows Update at the moment  — … Read more

You can win cool prizes just for trying System76’s Ubuntu-based ‘Pop!_OS’ Linux distro!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/win-prize-ubuntu-pop_os-linux/ There is this stereotype that Linux is not conducive to creativity, and I want you to know it is totally false. True, some photographers, videographers, and other types of … Read more

Target launches new Wallet payment method for Android and iPhone in time for Holiday Shopping

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/target-wallet-android-iphone/ Holiday shopping is here, which means many consumers are visiting popular retailers like Walmart, Kohl’s, and Target. True, more and more shoppers are opting for an online experience from … Read more

Get ‘Getting Started with PowerShell’ ($20 value) FREE for a limited time

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/get-getting-started-with-powershell-20-value-free-for-a-limited-time/ Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically for system administration. This ebook can teach you the fundamentals of PowerShell, enabling you to build reusable … Read more

OnePlus 5T available in Star Wars: The Last Jedi limited edition

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/oneplus-5t-star-wars-the-last-jedi-limited-edition/ Every now and then OnePlus introduces a limited edition of its flagship killer. They’re usually nicer than the original, but not quite close to collector’s item status in my … Read more

Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/facebook-messenger-kids/ In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, … Read more

UK and EU to expand Bitcoin regulation to combat money laundering and tax evasion

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/eu-uk-bitcoin-regulation/ Following concerns that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are being used for not only tax evasion but also money laundering, governments in the UK and across Europe are planning to … Read more

Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/google-safe-browsing-privacy-warning/ Google is introducing changes to its Safe Browsing policies, requiring Android apps to display their own privacy warning if they collect users’ personal data. The company says that if … Read more

NetMarketShare: Windows 7 has been losing share faster than we thought

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/windows-7-losing-share-faster-than-thought/ Each month, analyst firm NetMarketShare releases numbers showing the state of the desktop operating system market, and we report on it. This month, it showed the gap between Windows … Read more

Linux Mint 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ KDE and Xfce betas available for download, but don’t bother

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/02/linux-mint-sylvia-kde-xfce-beta/ Linux Mint is a great operating system that I recommend highly. It is based on the rock-solid Ubuntu 16.04, meaning it is stable and compatible with many packages. For … Read more

Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview — stay in sync with your PC

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/microsoft-brings-edge-for-ios-and-android-out-of-preview-stay-in-sync-with-your-pc/ Microsoft has launched the first stable version of its web browser for mobile with the release of Edge for iOS 1.0 and Edge for Android 1.0. Both browsers are … Read more