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Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s latest security update fixes a nasty remote code execution bug in Windows Wi-Fi driver

June 13, 2024

Via: TechSpot

A recent Windows 10 and Windows 11 Patch Tuesday update includes fixes for a potentially dangerous Wi-Fi vulnerability. Discovered within the Windows Wi-Fi Driver, CVE-2024-30078 allows malicious actors a vector for remote code execution (RCE). Despite a non-urgent sounding severity […]


Operating systems, Windows

Why Microsoft keeps adding new features to Windows 10

June 12, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft’s approach to Windows 10 has been chaotic lately. The company looks like it’s ramping up development of new Windows 10 features this summer — all while insisting it will end support for the OS in October 2025. Whether you’re […]


Mobile Apps

The Google Pay app is dead

June 11, 2024

Via: Ars Technica

Google has killed off the Google Pay app. 9to5Google reports Google’s old payments app stopped working recently, following shutdown plans that were announced in February. Google is shutting down the Google Pay app in the US, while in-store NFC payments […]


Application Software, Development Software, Software Category

New to programming? My 5 favorite Linux tools will get you up to speed faster

May 20, 2024

Via: ZDnet

I’m not a programmer, but I dabble in both Python and Golang. As I’ve learned the ins and outs of these languages, there are certain tools I’ve depended on to help me get up to speed or work more efficiently. […]


Development Software, Software Category

How to Build Large Scale Cyber-Physical Systems

May 16, 2024

Via: InfoQ

To build large-scale safety-critical systems, we need to decompose the system into smaller solvable problems, resolve what is known, and resolve unknowns through experiments, Robin Yeman argued at QCon New York. She suggested investing in test environments for both software […]


Development Software, Software Category

How to upstream code to open source projects

April 18, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Code commonly flows downstream, from an open-source project into an organization’s own products. Upstreaming is the process of reversing that flow—contributing code back to an open-source project. The value proposition of upstreaming includes harnessing the strength of an open-source community […]


Development Software, Software Category

10 cloud development gotchas to watch out for

March 25, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The benefits of developing software in the cloud include increased flexibility and reliability, greater efficiency, and reduced costs. But cloud-based development also presents a host of challenges. Knowing what to watch out for is the first step to protecting your […]


Development Software, Software Category

The early returns on gen AI for software development

March 12, 2024

Via: CIO

Leading organizations highlight key takeaways from initial implementations of generative AI across the app-dev lifecycle, including benefits, limitations, team impacts, and lessons learned. Generative AI is already having an impact on multiple areas of IT, most notably in software development. […]


Application Software, Software Category

Effective learning software — what is it?

March 1, 2024

Via: TechBullion

Education is evolving to stay current with society. Additionally, instructional software facilitates learning for both students and teachers. In general, educational software is a program or application that enables you to manage learning resources, do assignments online, and engage in […]


Development Software, Software Category

JetBrains Compose Multiplatform debuts UI testing API

March 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

JetBrains has released Compose Multiplatform 1.6.0, an upgrade to the company’s declarative UI framework that introduces a UI testing API and improves the common resources API. Compose Multiplatform allows developers to build UIs for Android, iOS, desktop, and web from […]


Development Software, Software Category

High-risk open source vulnerabilities on the rise, Synopsys reports

February 28, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Nearly three-quarters of codebases assessed for risk by Synopsis in 2023 contained open source components with high-risk vulnerabilities, according to a just-released report from the company, a provider of application security testing tools. While the number of codebases with at […]


Application Software, Software Category

ngrok unveils API gateway-as-a-service

February 20, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Ngrok, provider of an ingress service that delivers traffic from developer platforms to the internet, has unveiled an API gateway-as-a-service, which is now available in an early access developer preview. Ngrok’s API gateway enables developers to use the global ngrok […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 17.4 Lets You See Your iPhone 15 Battery Health at a Glance

February 20, 2024

Via: MacRumors

With iOS 17.4, Apple is tweaking how battery health is reported to iPhone 15 users, making it easier for them to understand their battery status at a glance. In the Battery section of the Settings app, the Battery Health listing […]


Operating systems, Windows

Developer sets new record by installing Windows 10 in 104 seconds

February 19, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Windows developer and enthusiast NTDev challenged themself to install Windows 10 as fast as possible and succeeded in setting a new record for such a feat at 104 seconds. To be clear, this was not a typical Windows 10 download. […]


Mobile Apps

WhatsApp Working on Interoperability With Other Encrypted Messaging Apps

February 7, 2024

Via: MacRumors

As part of its compliance with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislation, WhatsApp is putting the final touches to introducing platform interoperability with other encrypted messaging apps. In September, EU lawmakers designated WhatsApp parent company Meta as one of […]


Development Software, Software Category

Get started with Flask 3.0

February 7, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

One reason Python is a prime choice for web development is the breadth of web frameworks available in the language. Among the most popular and useful is Flask, which lets you start simple (“one drop at a time”) but grows […]


Development Software, Software Category

Create an exception handler in ASP.NET Core 8

February 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s November release of .NET 8 brought all kinds of great new features. One of the nice improvements introduced in ASP.NET Core 8 is IExceptionHandler, an interface that makes it easier to handle exceptions gracefully in ASP.NET Core web applications. […]


Software Category, System Software

Software helps unmanned aerial vehicles break records during Arctic test flight

January 24, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Following years of dedicated work with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), NPS and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) partners have successfully concluded the ultimate test of a nine-year continuum of research and development in one of the world’s most challenging environments: the […]


Operating systems, Others

Linux Mint 21.3 is here. And this is why it’s outstanding

January 16, 2024

Via: ZDnet

The Linux Mint community has once again released a top-tier Linux desktop: Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia. I’ve used more Linux distributions than most people, and Mint is my favorite desktop distro. My bias starts with Mint’s Ubuntu 22.04 Long Term […]


Mobile Apps

Hey Siri, where will you be after the genAI bubble pops?

January 5, 2024

Via: Computerworld

When you consider the resources required to train, run, and oversee generative AI tools, you have to ask whether the rewards justify the consequences. While in theory it is possible to use smart machinery to get things done, at what […]