IFA 2016: Lenovo Yoga 910

According to their own statement, the IFA (“Internationale Funkausstellung”) in the German capital Berlin is “the leading trade show for consumer electronics & home appliances”. Just like last year, Lenovo will announce quite a few new products at IFA. One of the most outstanding new products is the Lenovo Yoga 910, the successor to the …

Fix for an issue at the resume from sleep for T440(s)

Some time ago, I wrote about an UEFI update for multiple ThinkPads (T440 and T440s, for example) that addressed incursion vulnerabilities that allowed breaking into System Management Mode (SMM). Unfortunately, this update for T440 and T440s (version number 2.35) caused an issue where four cycles of 4 beeps occurred at the resume from standby mode …

Fix for SMM “Incursion” attack for some Lenovo laptops

Some Lenovo machines contained incursion vulnerabilities that allow breaking into System Management Mode (SMM). While most recent ThinkPads are affected, there are also some affected consumer machines. Lenovo describes the vulnerabilities as follows: Some BIOS implementations permit unsafe System Management Mode (SMM) function calls to memory locations outside of System Management RAM (SMRAM). An attacker …

ThinkPad X240 review

Some time ago, I decided to renew my ThinkPad “fleet”.  As I travel a lot, I needed a new ultraportable to replace my old X301. Unfortunately, the X301 has several disadvantages like the missing docking port, the abysmal screen, the low performance or the mediocre battery life. First, I thought about getting a T440s or …

Microsoft Next Lock Screen for Android: update brings weather information

With the Next Lock Screen, Microsoft offers an own lock screen app for Android that has been developed by the so-called “Microsoft Garage” team. According to their website, they’re “a community of interns, employees, and teams from everywhere in the company who come together to turn our wild ideas into real projects“. In contrast to …