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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

The launch of a major Windows 10 update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as one of Microsoft’s twice-yearly feature updates is released, the company quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features.Here we’ve summarized what you need to know about every Windows 10 update being released to the public. First come updates to the currently shipping version of Windows 10 — version 1909, known as the November 2019 Update — with the most recent updates on top.To read this article in full, please click here

What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 73 adds to usability and accessibility options

What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 73 adds to usability and accessibility options

Mozilla this week released Firefox 73, a minor upgrade whose most notable addition was a new default setting for page zooming.Software engineers working on the open-source browser also patched six vulnerabilities, half of them labeled "High," Mozilla's second-most-serious threat rating. As usual, some of the flaws might be used by criminals."We presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code," the firm wrote of two of the bugs.Firefox 73 can be downloaded for Windows, macOS and Linux from Mozilla's site. Because Firefox updates in the background, most users need only relaunch the browser to get the latest version. To manually update on Windows, pull up the menu under the three horizontal bars at the upper right, then click the help icon (the question mark within a circle). Choose "About Firefox." (On macOS, "About Firefox" can be found under the "Firefox" menu.) The resulting page shows that the browser is either up to date or describes the refresh process.To read this article in full, please click here

February Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update causing desktops to disappear

February Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update causing desktops to disappear

Shortly after this month's massive Patch Tuesday dump dropped, several people reported that when they rebooted after installing the patch, their desktops appeared to be wiped clean — icons went missing, wallpaper replaced, desktop data nowhere to be seen. Last night, Lawrence Abrams on BleepingComputer came up with a comprehensive diagnosis:To read this article in full, please click here

 ‘Hey Siri, bring in the cattle and irrigate field four’

‘Hey Siri, bring in the cattle and irrigate field four’

If you go down to the farm today, you’ll likely find it packed with sensors, drones and remote management systems run by iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.A new agriculture In fact, we’re only one or two Siri Shortcuts away from voice-controlled farms equipped with remotely controlled irrigation, livestock and crop management solutions and blockchain-based crop lifecycle analysis tools.Most of this technology exists, but cost constrains deployment.Leading the digital transformation of agriculture are apps, such as: Agrellus, an online marketplace for agriculture, xarvio Scouting App for better crop management, FieldNET Mobile to control water pivots remotely, Yara ImageIT, which turns your iPhone into a crop nutrient testing system, AgSense, and GrainTruckPlus. There are many more apps for agriculture available at the App Store – including Tudder, the “Tinder for farm animals."To read this article in full, please click here