Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2018 Edition. “Microsoft today [last week – RB] pushed out a bevy of software updates to fix more than four dozen security holes in Windows and related software. Almost a quarter of the vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patch batch earned Microsoft’s “critical” rating, meaning malware or miscreants can exploit the flaws to break into vulnerable systems without any help from users.”
MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Free Search Tools for Windows 10 . “While there have always been some neat Windows Search tips and tricks, it has never been on par with the search features of Mac or Linux. And while Windows 10 did lessen the gap in a lot of ways, it’s still slow and imperfect. If you find yourself constantly searching for files and folders throughout your system, you may be better off switching to one of these third-party tools instead. Windows Search is only good for basic and casual use.”
Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2018 Edition. “Microsoft today released a bundle of security updates to fix at least 67 holes in its various Windows operating systems and related software, including one dangerous flaw that Microsoft warns is actively being exploited. Meanwhile, as it usually does on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday — the second Tuesday of each month — Adobe has a new Flash Player update that addresses a single but critical security weakness.”
BetaNews: Microsoft’s Meltdown patch for Windows 10 has a ‘fatal flaw’. “If you’ve not updated to Windows 10 April 2018 Update but you have installed Microsoft’s Meltdown patches from a few months ago, your computer is vulnerable to a ‘fatal flaw’.”
Krebs on Security: Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes. “Adobe and Microsoft each released critical fixes for their products today, a.k.a ‘Patch Tuesday,’ the second Tuesday of every month. Adobe updated its Flash Player program to resolve a half dozen critical security holes. Microsoft issued updates to correct at least 65 security vulnerabilities in Windows and associated software.”
Neowin: Microsoft open sources the File Manager from Windows 3.0 and you can run it on Windows 10 . “Last week, Windows 3.1 turned 26 years old. For many, it was their first version of the OS, and the anniversary might have left some feeling nostalgic. Luckily, Microsoft has open sourced the version of File Manager that shipped on Windows 3.0, and you can even compile it to run on Windows 10 today.” If they open-source Winsock 1.1 I am probably going to need therapy.
Digital Trends: The best free music players. “Although music streaming services may be some of the most popular ways to consume music today, that’s not the case for everyone. For those with their own local collections, you need a decent music player, and sometimes Windows Media Player just doesn’t cut it. Here is our guide to the best free music players for Windows PCs. This list contains applications for both the hardest of hardcore music lovers, and for listeners that prefer to use something more simplistic.”