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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Windows

All time
# Malware
Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack
The hospital suffered a Windows Ransomware attack on Wednesday.
Garda probe after Offaly Church of Ireland parish has over 100 windows smashed
An investigation has been launched after the damage to St Catherine’s Church.
# Safety
Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents
Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.
# dressy dress
11 shop window displays that could only happen in Ireland
Brilliant work.
# Windowspoons
Wetherspoon's says it will retain stained-glass window in Camden Street pub and hotel
A spokesperson for the British chain told that the window forms part of the plan for the pub and hotel.
# time is ticking
Don't have Windows 10 yet? You're going to start seeing full-screen reminders now
Microsoft will stop offering its free upgrade for free on 29 July and is going for one last push.
# easy does it
Those pushy Windows 10 upgrade alerts are getting a necessary change
Meanwhile, more than 350 million devices are running the operating system.
# Setback
Microsoft gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows
Although it hasn’t given up on its plan to bring more apps to Windows 10.
# so many windows
15 things that will always happen on Room To Improve
Poor Dermot.
# aggressive
Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC
And just to add to it, it’s ending support for Windows 8 too.
# Forgotten Hero
The man who wrote Windows Solitaire was an intern who never made royalties from it
Despite it being one of the most popular games on Microsoft’s software.
# TechGuide
Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys
It’s handy if you find or someone else finds it difficult to hit combination keys like Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
# tech review
The Surface Pro 4 is the best one yet, but is it a genuine laptop replacement?
Microsoft edges closer to the ideal hybrid device and it may have cracked it.
# TechGuide
Here's how you can create your own custom keyboard shortcuts
It’s always handy to have more than just Ctrl + Alt + Delete at your disposal.
# TechGuide
This is how you can force quit apps on your smartphone, tablet or computer
There will always be at least one app that will act up sooner or later.
# pc
Here's how to get rid of those annoying startup programs on your PC
Do you really need Skype starting up every time you turn on your computer?
# learning is fun
There's a secret reason why Solitaire was included with Windows 25 years ago
And what it taught us are actions we take for granted today.
# TechKnowHow
Here's how you can use your smartphone to control your computer remotely
Now you don’t have to get up if you want to watch your favourite movie.
# Q-tip
If Chrome is running slowly, here's how to find the problem causing it
Handy if it’s a reoccurring problem.
# quick fix
Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install
The vulnerability could allow someone to take over your computer by getting you to open a document or directing you to a webpage.
# pc gone mad
Here's 11 ways to make your computer run faster
And all without breaking the bank.
# Security
Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.
# Windows 10
End of an icon: The 'last ever' Windows has just been given a release date
It’ll still be around, but there won’t be any new product launches.
# TechKnowHow
When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?
It can be confusing at the best of times, but there are a few things worth keeping in mind.
# TechGuide
Finding it difficult to look at your screen? Why not invert its colours
At the very least, it will give your eyes a bit of a rest.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Get quick fit, learn to DJ, and/or finally get your photos organised.
# yo ho ho
Microsoft is going to give everyone Windows 10 for free, even pirates
Those who pirated an earlier version of Windows will be allowed to upgrade to Windows 10.
# shiny new windows
Microsoft are set to build a spanking new €134 million campus in Dublin
The two-year project should create 150 construction jobs in the capital
# TechGuide
Here's how to set up strong antivirus protection on your computer
Because a good choice will go a long way.
# Earnings
Here we go again? Microsoft Windows is starting to slide
For one, its biggest source of revenue will likely take a hit later this year when Windows 10 is released.
# spend spend spend
The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple
Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.
# Prime Numbers
House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?
# Spying
Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO
The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.
# Microsoft
This is how drastically your Windows computer has changed over the years
It’s now safe to turn off your computer.
# clean up
How to speed up your computer without spending a cent
Because we can’t all be spending hundreds on new hard drives and laptops.
# window fail
When your double-glazed window installer has an off day...
… this happens.
# high-def
Private supersonic jet replaces windows with live-streaming screens
The screens will give passengers a panoramic view of everything that’s happening outside the jet.
# Appointment
Microsoft appoints Nadella as its new CEO
Nadella, who has been with Microsoft since 1992 and was executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, will take up the role with immediate effect.
# picky nicker
Disappointed mugger hands retro flip phone back to victim
Picky, much?
# safe to turn off
Microsoft Windows was launched 28 years ago today, and here’s how it looked
On this day in 1985, your desktop looked like this.