Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

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cum maresti pula If you’ve been wondering why the battery life on your Windows laptop or tablet seems so lousy, your Chrome web browser might be to blame – and it may have been sapping your system’s juice for years.

μεγεθυνση πεουσ κοστοσ A documented bug in the source code for the Chromium open source project seems to account for the mysterious power drain that some users of Google’s web browser have been experiencing.

The aggravating part for many users, however, is that the bug was first filed for Chrome version 22, way back in September 2012, yet Google has so far ignored it.

pénisznagyobbító The problem has to do with how Chrome forces Windows machines to manage processor idle time. When a computer isn’t doing much, it sends its CPU to sleep to save power, waking up at intervals when if there are any events that need handling. On Windows, these checks normally happen every 15.625ms, but that interval can be adjusted – and this is where Chrome goes awry.

Read more By Neil McAllister

BYOD has plateaued; CYOD is the future

'BYOD has plateaued; CYOD is the future'

Adoption of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies has stalled, as ‘Choose Your Own Device’ grows in the industry, IDC has said.

Speaking at Microsoft’s Business Transformed event, John Delaney, head of IDC’s European mobility team, stated: “BYOD has taken off to quite some extent in the US, and for a while it looked as though it was going to take off in Europe as well.

“[However,] compared to a year ago, the percentage of enterprises that do not plan to have a BYOD policy is about the same. What we’re not seeing is a significant amount of new companies intending to adopt BYOD.”

IDC’s bi-annual survey of the enterprise sector found that in the first half of 2014, a third (36 per cent) of businesses currently offer a BYOD policy, with a further quarter (23 per cent) planning to begin offering a policy in the next 18 months. Two fifths (41 per cent) stated that they had no plans to offer BYOD.

In the same survey conducted at the start of 2013, only a marginally higher proportion of companies (44 per cent) said that they had no such plans.

Read More by Matthew Jarvis

UK’s CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

Fear of fine trumps fear of breach for banks

Tens of thousands of ATMs will be running Windows XP long after Microsoft’s deadline to abandon the operating system ahead of a potential hacker storm.

Just a third of the UK’s 60,000 ATMs will be upgraded from Windows XP before the end of this year, according to the biggest supplier of those machines – NCR.

But it will be 8 April when Microsoft actually stops releasing security patches for Windows XP and when systems still running the OS will be open to hackers writing new malware and devising fresh attacks.

NCR – which supplies 60 per cent of the UK’s cash points – believes 95 per cent of Britain’s ATMs are today still running Windows XP with less than a month to go.

NCR told álló hímvessző The Reg it has been working with Microsoft for nearly three years through workshops and sales camps to persuade banks to upgrade their ATMs.

Read More By Gavin Clarke

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