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Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

The worst version of Windows ever released

September 18, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Twenty years ago this month Microsoft released a stink bomb of an operating system, Windows Me. Unstable, unloved and unusable, that was Windows Me. Many people believe it was the worst version of Windows ever built. The anniversary got me […]


Application Software, Software Category

How Slack co-designed its biggest update yet with customers

September 18, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Back in March, Slack launched a significant update to Slack’s design. It wasn’t just one change, but a constellation of them—some shiny new things (channel sections!), some old things in new places, and a general spring cleaning of information architecture. […]


Application Software, Software Category

Mozilla shutters Firefox Send and Notes

September 17, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Mozilla today announced that it will shutter two products: Firefox Send, the free file transfer service it already put on hiatus in July, and Firefox Notes, its note-taking extension and mobile app. Firefox Send launched in March 2019. At the […]


Application Software, MAC OS, Operating systems, Software Category

Apple upgrades Safari on Catalina and Mojave in annual exercise

September 17, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Apple on Wednesday upgraded Safari for Mac owners running macOS Catalina or macOS Mojave, giving those users a new browser before releasing the Big Sur operating system refresh. Safari 14 can be downloaded by selecting “System Preferences” from the Apple […]


Application Software, Software Category

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

September 16, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Microsoft is pushing out more Microsoft 365 security settings that will increase security by default. You need to assess some of these settings for their impact on your business processes. One of the new Microsoft 365 defaults has to do […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Releases .NET 5.0 RC 1

September 16, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Earlier this week, Microsoft released .NET 5.0 RC1, the first “go live” release of .NET 5 before its official debut in November. .NET 5 is a unified platform for the .NET ecosystem, wrapping together all of its components into one […]


Application Software, Software Category

How Microsoft is looking to MetaOS to make Microsoft 365 a ‘whole life’ experience

September 15, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Earlier this year, some leaks about Microsoft’s “MetaOS” had a lot of us Microsoft watchers scrambling to figure out what this foundational layer is and how it will affect Microsoft’s various products and services in the future. Recently, I’ve unearthed […]


Application Software, Software Category

APIs Rule the Realtime Experience Economy

September 15, 2020

Via: CIO

The Internet of Things (IoT), including smartphones and wearables, has created an instant-update lifestyle. The IoT has also propelled the creation of myriad apps and services to meet the needs and increasing expectations of today’s always-on consumers. For years now, […]


Development Software, Software Category

Windows code-signing attacks explained (and how to defend against them)

September 14, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Code signing is a mechanism by which software manufacturers assure their consumers that they are running legitimate software, signed by its manufacturer via cryptography. This ensures that the software release wasn’t tampered with while making its way from the manufacturer […]


Software Category, System Software

Nvidia’s purchase of Arm creates an A.I. computing juggernaut

September 14, 2020

Via: Fortune

Jensen Huang, the chief executive officer of chipmaker Nvidia, has presented his decision to purchase semiconductor design firm Arm from Japan’s SoftBank as all about artificial intelligence. “A.I. is the most powerful technology force of our time,” Huang said in […]