Category Archives: devices

Lenovo fails to fix ThinkPad Type-C USB ports

[English]Lenovo has delivered several ThinkPad models with a faulty USB Type C connector. It’s silly that failures only occur after 6 to 12 months of typical use. For affected devices with USB Type C connector, Lenov0 has now released a … Continue reading

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Take care: HP Instant Ink

[German]Be careful when booking the HP Instant Ink subscription. If you cancel the subscription, you will not be able to print in the end and may look stupid. Here is the new swan from this clothes box.  Advertising

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Windows 10 Mobile reaches end of life

A small reminder about last week: Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 (the ‘latest version’) received its last security update on 10.12.2019. Microsoft had internally changed the documentation so that the support ends on January 14th, 2020. But after the date … Continue reading

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PoC for Citrix ADC/Netscaler vulnerability CVE-2019-19781

[German]There is an unpatched vulnerability CVE-2019-19781 in Citrix ADC (Application Delivery Controller, formerly Netscaler) and proof of concept (PoC) exploits have been available for a few days to exploit the vulnerability – and honeypots are already under attack. I got … Continue reading

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Issues with Lenovo USB-C Dock and Windows 10 V1903

[German]Do Lenovo Yoga X370 and X380 Series Thinkpads have connection issues with the USB-C Dock under Windows 10 version 1903? And if it occurs with the 1903 version, it should also apply to the 1909 version (November 2019 update).  Advertising

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Harman Kardon Invoke: Microsoft’s smart speaker now useless

[German]Users of Microsoft’s Harman Kardon Invoke (Cortana) speaker are facing functional degrading these days. According to the latest user reports, the originally 199 US $ expensive device is now more or less useless. Advertising

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Intel Security Advisory & Firmware Updates (12/10/2019)

[German]Another brief information from this week. Intel has released several firmware updates and Security Advisories for various products as of December 10, 2019. These point out weak points and their fixes. Advertising

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Surface Books and the swollen battery problem

[German]Another article about an unpleasant topic: Defective Microsoft Surface Books due to inflating batteries. More and more users of the Surface Books of the first generation have been hit by this issue. Advertising

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Surface Pro 7: Firmware update for Battery and USB Dock

[German]Microsoft released a set of firmware updates for Surface Pro 7 on December 5, 2019. In addition to improvements to the cameras, the Surface Dock USB performance and battery performance will also be optimized. Advertising

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Security: Update your bintec elmeg Business Routers!

[German]Just a note to users of bintec elmeg business routers. It’s recommended, to update the firmware of these devices, because a nasty bug has been discovered. During port forwarding accidentally more ports as expected are being opened. Advertising

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