Microsoft bundles Windows Defender as the default antivirus in Windows 10 to provide basic security against common threats like virus, spyware, trojan and other malware. Since, Windows Defender is deeply integrated with the operating system, the virus definition updates are delivered via Windows Update. So, if you have made changes to Windows Update settings it is possible Windows Defender is not getting automatic updates regularly. You will learn how to manually update Windows Defender if your PC is online and you have disabled Windows Update. If your PC is offline, you will learn how to get Windows Defender offline update in Windows 10.
Microsoft has released 13 security patches for this month’s Patch Tuesday, fixing vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Out of the 13 security patches, 5 are rated as critical and should be installed by every Windows users. These critical patches are essential fixes for vulnerabilities discovered in Windows.
Microsoft has released a new cumulative update (KB3140743) for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. The latest cumulative update includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements for both the Windows OS editions. This update will replace the previously released update KB3140742. Along with the cumulative update, Microsoft also released Servicing stack update (KB3139907) for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. KB3139907 makes stability improvements for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 servicing stack.
Apple has released public beta of iOS 9.3 beta 3. Before released to the public, the betas were seeded to Apple developers two days ago. iOS 9.3 beta 3 added many new features to Apple’s mobile operating system including Night Shift, secure Notes, more personalized News, improved Health app, CarPlay updates, and new Education features.
Apple has released public beta of OS X 10.11.4 beta 3. Before released to the public, the betas were seeded to Apple developers two days ago. OS X 10.11.4 beta 3 brings many new features, improvements and updates to Apple’s desktop operating system including secure notes, live photos to messages, and other stability and performance improvements. Apple also updated the developer build of OS X 10.11.4 beta 3 to 15E39d.
Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 three days back. iOS 9.2.1 is a minor update for iOS 9.2 as clear from its version number. It does not included any major feature changes or enhancements. The official release notes only reference bug fixes, security improvements, and an MDM server issue fix. Normally, most iOS users skip small minor updates but we will highly recommend not to skip iOS 9.2.1. We highly recommend all iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) owners running iOS 9 to update to iOS 9.2.1 asap.
Google today released Chrome 48 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Chrome 48 adds custom notification buttons and removes support for unsecure RC4 encryption. If you have Google Chrome installed, your browser should have silently updated already. You can confirm it by looking at the version number displayed in the About window. You can also manually check for update using the same. Chrome’s built-in updater will start updating your browser if it has not done it yet. You can also download Chrome directly from google.com/chrome.
Apple has released the first Public Beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 maintenance release of OX X 10.11 El Capitan operating systems for Mac. In our earlier post we helped you install iOS 9.3 Public Beta on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Now its time for you to update your Mac and install OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Public Beta build. Here’s how to do it.
Microsoft is working aggressively to push Windows 10 to all PC users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. On the Windows mobile front, Microsoft is allegedly working on “Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor” app that will help Windows Phone users to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft is soon expected to release Windows 10 Mobile. Before the release, Microsoft wants its users to make sure their devices can smoothly upgrade to Windows 10. For this, Microsoft will launch an app called Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app. The working of the app is very simple. Once you load the app on your Windows Phone running Windows Phone 8.1, it scans it and displays whether your device can be updated to Windows 10.