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Operating systems, Windows

Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

August 12, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Updating Windows has become a bad joke. I can install three Linux distributions in the same time it takes me to make a single serious Windows upgrade. And, when I’m done with the Linux installations, I know they’ll work. With […]


Application Software, Software Category

Why observability is the future of systems monitoring

August 12, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

While the shift to cloud continues to be a major trend within our industry, it remains the case that different organizations are performing that migration in vastly different ways. The firms that typically attract the headlines are those that have […]


Mobile Apps

Android is now the world’s largest earthquake detection network

August 11, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Back in 2016, Ars reported on an interesting use for the bundle of sensors we carry around every day in our smartphones—earthquake detection. The accelerometers in your phone make a passable-enough seismometer, and together with location data and enough users, […]


Application Software, Mobile Apps, Software Category

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Rumble Over Game Streaming Apps

August 11, 2020

Via: TechNewsWorld

Apple’s “Walled Garden” was built to protect consumers from malicious applications, but it can also protect the company from competition, as Microsoft and Facebook discovered recently. Late last week, Apple refused to allow Microsoft to offer its xCloud streaming gaming […]


Application Software, Software Category

PyTorch 1.6 Released, Microsoft Takes over Windows Version

August 11, 2020

Via: InfoQ

PyTorch, Facebook’s open-source deep-learning framework, announced the release of version 1.6 which includes new APIs and performance improvements. Along with the release, Microsoft announced it will take over development and maintenance of the Windows version of the framework. In a […]


Application Software, Software Category

Google Chrome Browser Bug Exposes Billions of Users to Data Theft

August 10, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A vulnerability in Google’s Chromium-based browsers would allow attackers to bypass the Content Security Policy (CSP) on websites, in order to steal data and execute rogue code. The bug (CVE-2020-6519) is found in Chrome, Opera and Edge, on Windows, Mac […]


Application Software, Software Category

TeamViewer Flaw in Windows App Allows Password-Cracking

August 10, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Popular remote-support software TeamViewer has patched a high-severity flaw in its desktop app for Windows. If exploited, the flaw could allow remote, unauthenticated attackers to execute code on users’ systems or crack their TeamViewer passwords. TeamViewer is a proprietary software […]


Operating systems, Others

Ubuntu Linux 20.04’s first point release arrives

August 10, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Many users are a wee bit cautious about upgrading to the first new release of an operating system. In Windows circles, the saying used to be that you never upgraded to any new version of Windows until it had its […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Office 365 is becoming the core of many businesses. And hackers have noticed

August 7, 2020

Via: ZDnet

As the use of Microsoft’s Office 365 grows – encompassing services including Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive and more –the sheer amount of data stored in the cloud is proving to be a tempting target for some of the most sophisticated […]


Mobile Apps

Twitter told users they can limit tweet replies on iOS and Android — they can’t

August 7, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Yesterday, Twitter announced it’ll let iOS users limit who can reply to their tweets, but the company now says it was all a big misunderstanding. While the micro-blogging service has indeed been experimenting with the feature since May, a Twitter […]