Emergency Windows 10 update finally puts an end to printer problems (we hope)

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by leon jordaan 35 pease street http://computerscairns.com.au Microsoft has rushed out another out-of-band patch to fix problems which have hit the printers of some Windows 10 users, following a recent debacle that you might have been following. This trouble started when the Windows 10 cumulative updates for March triggered Blue Screen of Death crashes with some printers, and apparently the fix for […]

NEXT ONE, Microsoft announces Windows 10 version 21H1 officially

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by Leon Jordaan at http://computerscairns.com.au and http://allcomputersupport.com.au on March 2, 2021. So we all just installed update 20H2 which took ages, and here comes another update. Microsoft announced the next feature update for its Windows 10 operating system, version 21H1, today officially on the Windows Experience blog.   The update “will be delivered in an optimized way using servicing technology”. […]

This Aurora 7 laptop has 7 built-in screens and can have more

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by leon jordaan http://computerscairns.com.au and http://allcomputersupport.com.au on 10 Feb, 2021. Adding additional screens to laptop devices is hardly a new concept, but the Aurora 7 concept workstation certainly goes the extra mile. This imposing laptop sports seven inbuilt screens and was designed for use as a mobile security operations center, could be good for stock trading too though!   […]

Windows 10 bug ‘$i30’ corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file’s icon

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by leon jordaan 16 january 2021 @ http://computerscairns.com.au and http://allcomputersupport.com.au WOW… An unpatched zero-day in Microsoft Windows 10 allows attackers to corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a one-line command. This one-liner can be delivered hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors to trigger hard drive errors that corrupt the filesystem index instantly. “Critically underestimated” NTFS […]

Adobe displays Flash Player end of life popup on Windows devices and Mac

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by leon jordaan at http://computerscairns.com.au 31 December 2020. If you have installed a recent version of Adobe Flash Player on a Windows machine, you may see a popup displayed by the program that informs you that Flash support is ending on December 31, 2020. Adobe announced years ago that it would end support for Adobe Flash in 2020; browser makers […]

zodiackiller 51 years ago decrypted…INTERESTING VIDEO…AZdecrypt 1.19

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AZdecrypt is a fast multi-threaded homophonic substitution cipher solver with a Windows GUI. AZdecrypt was used by an international three-person team of codebreakers who made a breakthrough with the Zodiac Killer’s unsolved 340-character cipher on On December 3rd, 2020, and announced one week later. AZdecrypt might be flagged by most security software. The decrypted code reads: I […]

Wet season and dust in humidity of %90, special for 7 days

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DUST AND WET SEASON humidity by leon jordaan http://computerscairns.com.au on 27 November 2020 So the wet season is here again…yay! Well not for computers with bone dry dust inside on the motherboard/ram/graphics card/heat-sink/power supply…. that dust which is being kept dry by the fans and heat. what happens in wet season when the humidity spikes to %90? […]

Apple Agrees To Pay $113 Million To Settle ‘Batterygate’ Case Over iPhone Slowdowns

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Apple on Wednesday agreed to pay $113 million to settle consumer fraud lawsuits brought by more than 30 states over allegations that it secretly slowed down old iPhones, a controversy that became known as “batterygate.” Apple first denied that it purposely slowed down iPhone batteries, then said it did so to preserve battery life amid widespread reports […]