The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials. “Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Windows 11, appears to be just as iffy when it comes to printing as its predecessors. The latest problem turned up in the Windows Release Health dashboard last week and warned that a prompt for administration credentials might pop up when the print server and client are in different time zones.”

Bleeping Computer: Study reveals Android phones constantly snoop on their users

Bleeping Computer: Study reveals Android phones constantly snoop on their users. “A new study by a team of university researchers in the UK has unveiled a host of privacy issues that arise from using Android smartphones. The researchers have focused on Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, and Huawei Android devices, and LineageOS and /e/OS, two forks of Android that aim to offer long-term support and a de-Googled experience.The conclusion of the study is worrying for the vast majority of Android users.”

The Register: Apple patches ‘actively exploited’ iPhone zero-day with iOS 15.0.2 update

The Register: Apple patches ‘actively exploited’ iPhone zero-day with iOS 15.0.2 update. “Described as a ‘memory corruption issue’ by Apple, the vuln is present within the IOMobileFrameBuffer kernel extension, used for managing display memory. Malicious applications are said to be capable of triggering an integer overflow in the framebuffer, permitting execution of arbitrary code with kernel privileges.”

iOS 15 hidden tricks: Make the most of Apple’s new iPhone features (CNET)

CNET: iOS 15 hidden tricks: Make the most of Apple’s new iPhone features. “My favorite part about the new software is all of the hidden features that Apple didn’t trumpet, though. For example, the new Live Text tool isn’t only available when you’re dealing with photos — you can use it to scan documents or text into any text field. Below is the start of my running list of favorite hidden features in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.”

ZDNet: Google is making it easier to find files and downloads on your Chromebook

ZDNet: Google is making it easier to find files and downloads on your Chromebook. “Google has released Chrome OS 93 with improvements to a feature that lets Chromebook owners pin frequently accessed files to an area in the shelf. The new file-pinning capability has been added to Tote, a digital bag to stuff things collected from a Chromebook, such as screenshots and other files that need to be accessed frequently.”

Engadget: Microsoft releases an improved Windows 11 PC health check app

Engadget: Microsoft releases an improved Windows 11 PC health check app. “When Microsoft released the Windows 11 Insider preview earlier this summer, it did so with some confusion around minimum system requirements. It quickly reversed course, saying that more people could install the software update than its requirements originally stated so the company could gather more performance on how the OS performed. After a few months of users testing and providing feedback, Microsoft says that, for the most part, its system requirements from June will stand — but there are a few notable changes.”

Fast Company: How to take screenshots and record your screen on any device

Fast Company: How to take screenshots and record your screen on any device. “While screenshots and screen recording might seem like geeky features, they have all sorts of practical applications. You can use them to share article excerpts on social media, demonstrate how to do something on your device, troubleshoot your own technology problems, capture information that’s at risk of being deleted, or write an old-fashioned Notes app apology letter, among other things. That may explain why Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all built convenient screenshot and screen recording tools right into their respective operating systems.”