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Microsoft officially launched the Windows 10 May 2019 update today for all to consume—all who haven’t already been beta-testing it for months, that is. Acquiring said update is easy. Click the Start button, type in “Updates,” click on the “Check for Updates” option that pops up, and click on the can’t-miss-it “Check for Updates” button in the subsequent screen. If you see a listing for a “Windows 10, version 1930" update, that’s the one you want.

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Who doesn’t love hearing news that a new vulnerability in one of their computer’s key components—the CPU that powers the whole thing—could allow an attacker to steal critical data (like your passwords or your encryption keys) directly from your processor? It’s always a fun day when that happens. Thankfully, the fixes for Intel’s recently announced vulnerability—yes, it’s Intel again—couldn’t be easier.

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WhatsApp users everywhere: Update your app now. A vulnerability in the app has allowed one company to install surveillance software on both iPhones and Android phones by calling users on the app, regardless of whether they answered. Worse, after a call was placed and software installed, the call could also be removed from the log, leaving no evidence that a call ever occurred.

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iOS 12.1 is officially available for iPhones and iPads. The next generation of the operating system comes with a number of new features for your iPhones and iPads. Here’s a quick look at what’s worth checking out in the latest update — and how to get it right now.

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Is it me, or are we seeing a lot more disclosures for big, scary vulnerabilities that affect your system's core components? Just a week or so ago, Microsoft and Google announced more issues - Rogue System Register Read and Speculative Store Bypass - which are fancy-sounding variants of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that have dominated the tech news cycles this year.

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Skype has long been a desktop (and mobile) app, but today it's available in your browser in the form of a new public beta. Unfortunately, Australians can't yet take advantage.