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A top Microsoft exec confirms that it's killing the newest version of Windows 10 — but that's not the whole story

Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore confirmed this week on Twitter that the company is indeed discontinuing Windows 10 S— the latest version of its flagship operating system, released in mid-2017. On Wednesday, he posted a blog entry elaborating on his comments. The blog entry confirms earlier reporting by Microsoft blogger Brad Sams, indicating that all versions of Windows...

Amazon Prime gets another discount, this time for Medicaid recipients

Amazon Prime is a great service for anyone who regularly does their shopping online, but at $11 a month or $99 per year (if you’re willing to drop that much all at once), it can be an expensive extra. Amazon already offers a few discounts for Prime, such as ones to students and those receiving government assistance in the form of EBT benefits, but today it’s adding a new one. If you...

Spotify Is Blocking Subscribers Who Used Hacked Apps to Get Premium Features

Spotify is cracking down on subscribers who are using “unauthorized” apps to enjoy paid features at freemium prices. First reported by TorrentFreak, Spotify is sending users the following email about “abnormal activity.” It’s not clear which apps are being targeted, but TorrentFreak points out that there are numerous versions of Spotify that enable non-paying users to bypass...

mIRC 7.52 has been released! (February 28th 2018)

This release includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Added support for IRCv3 STS secure connection feature. Fixed SSL connect behaviour that prevented a retry connect attempt for non-critical SSL errors. Updated code signing certificate. Added support for IRCv3 batch feature. Fixed online timer bug that caused...

New tool safely checks your passwords against a half-billion pwned passwords

A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password. This new tool lets customers find out if their passwords have been leaked without ever transmitting full credentials to a server.   Security researcher Troy Hunt this week announced his new version of "Pwned Passwords," a...

Amazon Prime Subscription Increases to $12.99 a Month

Amazon Prime is getting more expensive for monthly subscribers.   Amazon today raised the price of Prime from $10.99 a month to $12.99. The price of a yearly subscription is still $99, so no change there. Meanwhile, Prime Student now costs $6.49 a month, up from $5.49. The price of an annual Prime Student subscription is remaining the same at $49.   Prime offers free, two-day shipping on...