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Operating systems, Windows

How to Remove Windows 10 Startup Programs

October 16, 2018

Via: PC Advisor

Over time a Windows PC will build up a collection of applications that automatically start when you first turn on the PC or laptop. Some of these are useful – cloud syncing services for example, which work best when you […]


Software Category, System Software

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker

October 16, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security researchers had found had a dangerous security vulnerability The company said in a notice this week that it’s switching off […]


Development Software

How to build resilient microservices

October 11, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

Increasingly, developers rely on a microservices architecture to build an application as a suite of fine-grained, narrowly focused, and independent services, each of which is developed and deployed independently. Despite the agility fostered by the microservices approach, it also brings […]


Development Software, Software Category

Will artificial intelligence affect how much you pay for basic goods and services?

October 9, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

It’s easy to imagine artificial intelligence as a force that makes existing technology more convenient or more powerful, or as one that opens the door to entirely novel possibilities. But one overlooked effect could dramatically change our society, and how […]


Application Software, Mobile Apps, Software Category

US parental protection groups accuse Facebook of collecting Kids data in Messenger

October 4, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

ACTION GROUPS are calling for the shut down of Facebook’s Messenger Kids after accusing the app of using kids’ data in a way that contravenes local child protection laws. The ‘safer’ version of Messenger was launched in 2017 is the […]


Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

Windows 10 adoption could catch up to Windows 7 by the new year

October 1, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT could see Windows 10 finally catch up to evergreen Windows 7 by the new year if this months market share figures are anything to go by. The monthly numbers from Netmarketshare show 40.88 per cent of desktop users on […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

More code hints that Google’s new Pixel hardware will dual boot Windows 10

October 1, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

GOOGLE COULD be planning a major curveball with its forthcoming Google Pixel Slate, one of two rumoured Chrome OS devices expected to launch on 9 October alongside the Pixel 3 range. A commit in Chromium, the open source version of […]


Software Security

Athena Security’s latest AI-powered camera can automatically detect guns

September 28, 2018

Via: TechSpot

There may be quite a bit of controversy surrounding the use of facial recognition tech for law enforcement purposes, but that hasn’t stopped the industry from pressing forward. Amazon’s “Rekognition” technology is already in use at police departments throughout the […]


Mobile Apps

Apple’s takeover of music discovery service Shazam is complete

September 24, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED that its $400m acquisition of music discovery service Shazam is complete. This comes just weeks after the takeover received the thumbs up from European regulators, and will see Apple remove all ads from the Shazam app “soon” […]


Operating systems, Others

Chrome OS 69 brings Linux support to Chromebooks

September 19, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

CHROMEBOOK OWNERS are waking up to the revamp which Google’s browser saw earlier in the month as Chrome OS 69 launches. The difference is instantly noticeable as Chrome OS becomes the latest Google facet to finally join the Material Design […]