Category archives for: PC Software

NVIDIA Announces Creator Ready Driver Program

During the GDC/GTC 2019 events, NVIDIA as announced a “Creator Ready Driver” program. This branch targets the users that sit between the GeForce and Quadro line, who use GeForce cards for professional applications – such as game developers who need to be “close to the metal” of what their games will be played o. Both […]

Two New Benchmarks Coming To PCMark 10

UL Corporation today announces that two new benchmark tests that will soon be coming to PCMark 10. The first is PCMark 10 battery life benchmark. The second is a new benchmark test based on Microsoft Office applications. PCMark 10 Battery Life benchmark Battery life is one of the most important criteria for choosing a laptop, […]

MSI Afterburner Adds Automatic Overclocking For Pascal GPUs

GPU overclocking utility MSI Afterburner now supports automatic Pascal overclocking, bringing this feature to the GTX 10-series for the first time. NVIDIA had previously offered the OC Scanner only for the Turing-based RTX graphics cards.  Now a new version of the API is incorporated in Afterburner v4.6.0 beta 10. “If you purchased a GeForce GTX […]

Newest Windows 10 Insider Build Adds AV1/AVIF Format Support

The Windows 10 team is still add some new features to test builds in preparation for its bi-annual Update release cycle for the 2019 calendar year. A new feature for File Explorer and Microsoft Paint is support for AVIF* format. This old school paint – not Paint 3D, the O.G. The addition to Windows file […]

NordVPN Is Testing The Adoption Of The WireGuard Protocol

NordVPN is now testing another advanced cybersecurity solution. The firm now testing with select clients the adoption of WireGuard – the protocol that appears to be the next big thing in online security.. “WireGuard is a relatively simple yet extremely fast and modern open-source protocol that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography,” says Laura Tyrell, Press Officer at […]

Customer Backlash Leads To Microsoft Backpedal On Legacy Skype Support

Last month, Microsoft announced it would be shutting down the desktop version of Skype 7.0, otherwise known as classic Skype, in September and transitioning users and businesses to the redesigned Skype 8.0. Following what the company describes as “customer feedback,” classic Skype will be sticking around for “some time” to “bring all the features you’ve […]

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 […]

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