Latest Microsoft Windows 10 Update Makes Some Apps Disappear

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Microsoft has issued a workaround for the latest Windows 10 update that apparently causes some apps to disappear.

Last week, the company released the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes new security features and support for new augmented reality perks that will work with “mixed reality” headsets and other hardware gear from Dell, HP hpq , and other hardware partners.

The software update was announced October 17, the same day the company previewed its new Surface Book 2 laptop/tablet combo platter. Soon after that, users who had upgraded their operating system on their own machines started posting about missing apps on the Microsoft support page.

The disappearing app problem was first reported by tech news site WindowsLatest.com. Microsoft could not be reached for comment. Fortune will update this story as needed.

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Microsoft msft has pitched these twice-a-year managed upgrades, called Creators Updates, as a way to distribute major new features, support for new hardware, and fixes to users in a predictable and organized way. Last spring’s update, for example, let users rely on Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant to set up their PCs.

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Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to 'firmware' attacks

(Reuters) – Since 2015, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released on Friday by Duo Security.

Duo examined what is known as firmware in the Mac computers. Firmware is an in-built kind of software that is even more basic than an operating system like Microsoft Windows or macOS.

When a computer is first powered on — before the operating system has even booted up — firmware checks to make sure that basic components like a hard disk and processor are present and tells them what to do. That makes malicious code hiding in it hard to spot.

In most cases, firmware is a hassle to update with the latest security patches. Updates have to be carried out separately from the operating system updates that are more commonplace.

In 2015, Apple started bundling firmware updates along with operating system updates for Mac machines in an effort to ensure firmware on them stayed up to date.

But Duo surveyed 73,000 Mac computers operating in the real world and found that 4.2 percent of them were not running the firmware they should have been based on their operating system. In some models – such as the 21.5-inch iMac released in late 2015 – 43 percent of machines had out-of-date firmware.

That left many Macs open to hacks like the “Thunderstrike” attack, where hackers can control a Mac after plugging an Ethernet adapter into the machine’s so-called thunderbolt port.

Paradoxically, it was only possible to find the potentially vulnerable machines because Apple is the only computer maker that has sought to make firmware updates part of its regular software updates, making it both more trackable and the best in the industry for firmware updates, Rich Smith, director of research and development at Duo, told Reuters in an interview.

Duo said that it had informed Apple of its findings before making them public on Friday. In a statement, Apple said it was aware of the issue and is moving to address it.

”Apple continues to work diligently in the area of firmware security, and we’re always exploring ways to make our systems even more secure,“ the company said in a statement. ”In order to provide a safer and more secure experience in this area, macOS High Sierra automatically validates Mac firmware weekly.”

Reporting by Stephen Nellis; Editing by Leslie Adler

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Do some of you really believe that someone named Jesus is coming back?

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C’mon. You don’t really believe that….do you?
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and the clouds are gonna open up and reveal a “heavenly host”?
C’mon. You don’t really believe that….do you?
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Answer by pr0t0ur
lol, I don’t even believe that person ever even existed. Show me proof outside the citing text.

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