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Mobile Apps

Facebook code change caused outage for Spotify, Pinterest and Waze apps

July 10, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

If you’re an iPhone user, odds are fairly good you spent a frustrating portion of the morning attempting to reopen apps. I know my morning walk was dampened by the inability to fire up Spotify. Plenty of other users reported […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is blocked for some users because of OneDrive

July 10, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is being prevented from installation on some PCs thanks to OneDrive, at least according to reports online. This situation was highlighted by Windows Latest, and it goes back to an issue which emerged earlier this […]


Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft’s ZeRO-2 Speeds up AI Training 10x

July 7, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft open-sourced Zero Redundancy Optimizer version 2 (ZeRO-2), a distributed deep-learning optimization algorithm that scales super-linearly with cluster size. Using ZeRO-2, Microsoft trained a 100-billion-parameter natural-language processing (NLP) model 10x faster than with previous distributed learning techniques. Writing in a […]


Development Software, Software Category

The Current State of Open-Source Testing Tools

July 7, 2020

Via: TechNewsWorld

Tricentis and three survey project collaborators recently published findings that provide new insights on global trends in open-source testing. The study focused on the open-source tool testing industry, not how or if companies and software developers test their code. This […]


Application Software, Software Category

The rise and fall of Adobe Flash

July 7, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Few technologies have yielded such divisive and widespread passion as Flash. Many gush over its versatility and ease of use as a creative platform or its critical role in the rise of web video. Others abhor Flash-based advertising and Web […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 security patches are causing all sorts of problems – and people aren’t happy

July 6, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Usesr have been left puzzled after Windows 10 received a couple of important security fixes for some major flaws in Windows media codecs. However rather than the typically used channel of Windows Update, Microsoft pushed out these updates via the […]


Software Security

Windows 10: Microsoft Defender ATP now rates your security configurations

July 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) now gives your devices and network a security score that tells admins the health of their environment based on how it’s configured. A high score means the collective security configuration is in a good […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

July 2, 2020

Via: Computerworld

There’s never a dull moment for folks who try to keep Windows and Office patched. Windows 10 version 2004 continues to make slow inroads among the “Go ahead and kick me” crowd, in spite of its (now documented) lack of […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 14: How to use App Library on iPhone

July 1, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Introduced at WWDC 2020, Apple’s iOS answer to Android’s app drawer makes its debut in iOS 14. It’s called App Library and works by gathering all your apps inside folders to make it easier to find the apps you want […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to choose the right Windows 10 preview and update channels

July 1, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Once upon a time, making a choice about how you updated Windows was easy: Let Microsoft decide. The company had a release cycle, and you went along for the ride. Those days seem so quaint now. Today there are multiple […]