It seems like Samsung and Microsoft Windows is playing tug of war these days. A while back it was discovered that Samsung was disabling Windows Update when it did an update. With a Samsung SW Update, it included Disable_Windowsupdate.exe. A user found that they were being asked if they wanted to turn on Windows Update when they booted as it was randomly being reset.
To bypass this, you would need to uninstall SW Update Service from your machine. So why does Samsung do this? It’s to prevent Microsoft from using their drivers instead of Samsung’s which could break the use of hardware.
We’re not sure yet what happens on these devices with Windows 10, since Windows 10 forces updates.
There are a couple new gadgets that can be put in the car to prevent people from texting and driving. The Victor crew set out to find out more about it.
Groove. This one was developed by Scott Tibbitts, a former rocket scientist who lost a colleague killed by a distracted 16-year-old driver. Along with Katie Couric, you can watch this video that has Katie installing the device and finding out about it. It installs in the car’s diagnostic port. It connects to the cloud. It detects when there is a single driver to block texts and other notifications while allowing navigation and music streams. When it detects more than one person in the car, it will shut down assuming the family will take care of itself and not allow distractions. It should cost about $30 for the device and $8/month.
Watch the video to find out more.
CellControl. DriverID is a device that blocks all driver cell phone functions. It is a device similar to Groove plus an app that costs $129. You can configure driver only policies. It senses when there is motion to begin protecting. You can configure to allow specific applications to work. It is always on and it claims to be tamper resistant.
Find out more here.