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Slack is the latest big hitter to give up on Windows Phone

June 18, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

COLLABORATION TOOL and world conquerer Slack has become the lastest big name to abandon Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform. Users were greeted when running the latest update (2018.614.0.0) with a message telling them that was their lot. “This will be the […]


Development Software, Software Category

How to work with Azure Functions in C#

June 18, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

Azure Functions is the serverless compute offering in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Essentially, you don’t even need a virtual machine (VM) to run an Azure Function. Azure Functions are just an implementation of platform as a service (PaaS), one that […]


Software Security

Snapchat launches Snap Kit dev API to take on Facebook

June 15, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

TEENAGE SELFIE SENDING PLATFORM Snapchat has announced its first ever developer kit that will enable devs to build products that integrate its tools and features in a “much safer” way. Called Snap Kit, the set of APIs lets Snapchatters tap […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider build adds SwiftKey support

June 15, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

ONE OF THE ETERNAL ANNOYANCES of Windows 10, apart from all the other annoyances, has been the lack of support for third-party virtual keyboards. Using a tablet running the operating system really brings home how much we’ve come to depend on […]


Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft reportedly developing cashier-free technology for retailers

June 14, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Reuters reports that the Windows maker is developing a system similar to Amazon’s that tracks what shoppers add to their carts as they walk around a store. The company has reportedly shown the technology to retailers around the world and […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

Apple confirms USB Restricted Mode that will protect against police cracking tools

June 14, 2018

Via: TechSpot

When it arrives, Restricted Mode will be turned on by default. While activated, charging will be the only function of an iPhone’s Lightning port one hour after the device is locked. The feature means that police and other law enforcement […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft begins rolling out a simplified ribbon for Office

June 14, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS UNVEILED a new version of its Office suite user interface, all ready for the imminent release of Office 2019. The main change is a long-overdue simplification of the ‘ribbon’ interface which has been overhauled for web-based services such […]


Mobile Apps

Snapchat will let you unsend messages, but there’s a catch

June 13, 2018

Via: PC Advisor

Snapchat users can rejoice as the app will allow you to unsend a message, avoiding those awkward moments when you make a faux pas you immediately regret. It’s a new feature called Clear Chats. The feature will arrive in an […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft fixes Cortana flaw that let hackers bypass Windows 10’s lock screen

June 13, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS PATCHED a flaw in its Cortana virtual assistant that could enable hackers to bypass the lock screen on Windows 10 machines. The fix included in Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday bug fix bundle, which comprises 12 updates intended to […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft is redesigning Office to simplify the user experience

June 13, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a series of changes in store for its Office suite of productivity applications. Inspired by a new culture of work, the changes are designed to meet the demands of customers who tell Microsoft they love the […]