Red Hat gives enterprise Linux a major boost

Red Hat is set to launch the beta of the latest version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, dubbed the 8.7 and 9.1 milestones.  Both RHEL 8.7 and 9.1 add new features and capabilities designed to help organizations more effectively use its Podman containers. Podman is an open-source tool for developing, managing, and running containers on Linux systems, developed by Red Hat engineers alongside the open source community, Podman allows users to manage their container ecosystem using the libpod library.  What can users look forward too? Enterprise users will now be…

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This new Royal ransomware is already asking for millions

A brand new ransomware operator has been discovered active in the wild, and even though it’s a new entrant, it’s already demanding major ransom payments.  A new report from BleepingComputer together with cybersecurity intelligence firm AdvIntel has analyzed the group’s activities, its encryptor, and its methodology. Apparently, the group is made up of experienced ransomware actors that came from other operations. They joined forces in January this year, and don’t work as a RaaS, but rather as a private group with affiliates. At first, the group used other criminals’ encryptors,…

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Dreo Pilot Max review

One minute review The Dreo Pilot Max is a powerful oscillating tower fan that offers users a variety of speeds, modes and oscillation degrees to adapt to different preferences. This fan has been designed to offer extreme cooling as quietly as possible. Its minimal footprint is also a draw: it stands tall at 42 inches / 107 cm but takes up barely any floor space.  Australian-based brand Dreo is best known for its tower fans. Released in 2022, the Dreo Pilot Max Tower Fan is the brand’s latest model, improving…

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European cloud market is being dominated by three big players

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Google now control nearly three-quarters (72%) of the European enterprise cloud storage market, a new study has claimed. Synergy Research Group found tha, although cloud hosting providers local to the region have seen revenues rise by 167% since 2017, they’ve also taken a huge hit to their market share – which has fallen from 27% to just 13% within the same period, as the giant US providers have overtaken them. Synergy claims that, out of all the European cloud providers, SAP and Deutsche Telekom…

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7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (September 30)

It’s another bumper weekend for streaming services, with the Ana de Armas-led Netflix thriller, Blonde, fronting the pack of new arrivals alongside a long-awaited sequel to Disney’s classic fantasy comedy, Hocus Pocus.  Subscribers to Prime Video, Apple TV Plus and HBO Max can get in on the act, too, thanks to the addition of Jungle, The Greatest Beer Run Ever and Hostages over the next few days.  Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the biggest new movies, TV shows and documentaries to sink your teeth into as we bid farewell…

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Twitter’s edit button is finally here – but not for everyone

Twitter has finally begun rolling out its long-awaited edit button after months of beta testing. The new feature, which gives users the ability to edit their own published tweets within a 30-minute window, is limited to Twitter Blue subscribers for now.  Twitter’s premium subscription service is currently only available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – at a monthly cost of $4.99 / AU$4.49 – but is expected to launch in more countries in the near future.  Although the new edit button gives Twitter Blue users the option…

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VMware virtualization software is being hijacked to spy on businesses

Criminals have managed to compromise VMware’s ESXi hypervisors and gain access to countless virtual machines, meaning they can spy on numerous businesses using the hardware without those businesses ever knowing they’re being spied upon. The warning was given out by cyber threat intelligence firm Mandiant, together with virtualization firm VMware.  According to the two companies, unknown threat actors with possible ties to China, installed two malicious programs on bare-metal hypervisors, using vSphere Installation Bundles. They named them VirtualPita and VirtualPie (“Pita” also means “pie” in some Slavic languages). Furthermore, they…

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Windows 11 update gives users more control over what’s using a file

While File Explorer will finally be gaining tabs in the next update to Windows 11, now that the first major 2022 update for it is available, PowerToys is also bringing in a useful update to see what’s using your files as it’s slowing down your PC. PowerToys is an app that has a collection of tools to help improve your PC or laptop, from putting a spotlight on your mouse to easily find it, or adding some additional tools to File Explorer, which is where this latest update comes in.…

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Windows 11 22H2 printer bug breaks key features for some users

Windows 11 22H2 is embroiled in a fresh bug controversy, with the big feature update causing trouble with printers. Microsoft updated its support document on known issues with 22H2 to explain more about a fresh bug which means that some printers are being forced back to their default settings (as Neowin flagged up). The affected printers are those using the Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver, and are having connectivity issues to the device. In other words, with no connectivity, the printer is set up with default…

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War should not be this bland: The Greatest Beer Run Ever review

The Greatest Beer Run Ever: key information – Available now on Apple TV Plus – Based on the true story of John “Chickie” Donohue, who traveled to Vietnam to hand-deliver a beer to all his friends serving in the war – Written and directed by Green Book Oscar-winner Peter Farrelly – Stars Zac Efron as Chickie – Russell Crowe and Bill Murray have supporting roles Vietnam changed the way Hollywood dealt with war. Where World War II movies had predominantly celebrated Allied soldiers (aka the good guys) overcoming the forces…

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