Category archives for: PC Software

Microsoft Announces Skype V 8.0 – Adding iPad Version

Microsoft announced a new version of its Skype messaging app, along with a warning that previous versions of the software will be disabled after Sept. 1. “As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older services and application versions,” wrote the Skype Team in an online post. “This is […]

Google Ships App Maker To Education And Small Business Customers

Google today moved its App Maker tool out of beta and made the simple coding service available to educational institutions and small businesses. The idea, says Google, is to help schools and SMBs to create custom apps that work more directly for them. Beyond building the apps, schools and businesses that put App Maker to use will be […]

Yahoo Messenger Shutting Down In July

Verizon Communications subsidiary Oath has announced that it would shutter the Yahoo Messenger service in just over a month. Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17th. Oath acknowledges that Yahoo Messenger has many loyal fans, but the company wants to move away from antiquated messaging platforms and “focus on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that […]

Microsoft Debuts New Tools To Make You Phone Work With Your Windows 10 PC

Microsoft has announced several new mobile initiatives that pair its own Windows platform with Android and iOS devices. First is a new tool, tentatively called Your Phone, that connects Android and iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC in order to access text messages, photos, and notifications. People will be able to perform actions such […]

Futuremark Adopts Parent Company’s UL Name

  The name Futuremark is PC benchmarking  for many people. They have been in the game for over 20 years. Today we got word the company’s owners have retired the name in favor of its parent company branding. Futuremark will now be known as UL. UL Benchmarks (Futuremark) makes and distributes the 3DMark, PCMark, and VRMark […]

Google Maps Adds Support for 39 New Languages

Google today said it has updated Google Maps with support for 39 new languages. The new languages, some of which include Afrikaans, Burmese, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese, bring Maps to some 1.25 billion additional people around the world. Google says the added languages are available in the latest […]

Logitech Adds More More Power to The Crown – Updated Logitech Options Brings New App Support to Craft Keyboard

Today Logitech has updated the Options driver for Craft keyboard, the flagship keyboard which has a very useful Creative Input Dial AKA the Crown. The new version of the Options package now has support for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC!  We got to check out yesterday on MacOS and it rocks.  It also works for you […]

Nvidia Ships Game Ready Driver For Final Fantasy XV and Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Nvidia keeps releasing what it calls ‘Game Ready’ drivers to ensure that GeForce cards have a high level of compatibility and performance with the latest PC titles at their launch. The latest, 391.01 WHQL, does this for three titles. The first is Final Fantasy XV for Windows, which will be released on March 6. Beyond incorporating a bevy of […]

VideoLAN Releases VLC Media Player Version 3.0

  VideoLAN has updated its open-source VLC media player to version 3.0 with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content. Other additions include support for 360-degree video and 3D sound playback, HDMI passthrough, HDR […]

Chrome 68 Will Label All Unencrypted HTTP Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as “not secure” when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic […]

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