Our coronavirus symptom-tracking app has been used by millions — here’s what we’re learning

April 1, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is a public health emergency. In just under three months, we have gone from distant reports of a new disease emerging in China to seeing cities locked down and health […]

Apple Update Fixes WebKit Flaws in iOS, Safari

March 25, 2020

Apple has released a slew of patches across its iOS and macOS operating systems, Safari browser, watchOS, tvOS and iTunes. The most serious flaw in this latest security update, released Tuesday, exists in the WebKit and could enable remote code […]

VPN usage soars across the world

March 25, 2020

As more employees are working from home due to the coronavirus, global VPN usage is on the rise according to ExpressVPN. Since the end of February, the VPN company has seen average global usage of its service increase by 21 […]

Application Software, Software Category

Facebook launches standalone Messenger desktop app

April 2, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Facebook today debuted a new Messenger app for desktop and PC, presumably in an attempt to get in on the massive new demand for good voice chat apps. The new app syncs calls across devices, boasts unlimited free video and […]

Development Software, Software Category

C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

April 2, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

A working group of the C++ language standards committee has floated a proposal to evolve the language with an emphasis on safety and simplicity, rather than backward and binary compatibility, raising the question of whether the language could possibly fork. […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is working on mitigating an entire Windows bug class

April 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is working on developing comprehensive mitigation for a class of Windows bugs that have plagued the operating system for more than two decades. Israeli security researcher Gil Dabah told ZDNet that a fix is currently in the works. Earlier […]