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Development Software, Software Category

Java News Roundup: Jakarta EE 10 Core Profile, OpenJDK, Open Liberty, Payara, Groovy and Quarkus

September 13, 2021

Via: InfoQ

This week’s Java roundup for September 6th, 2021, features news from Jakarta EE 10 introducing a new core profile, JEP 417, JDK 18, Open Liberty, Payara August 2021 Roadmap Update webinar, Quarkus 2.2.2.Final, a new Micronaut Java library, Hibernate […]

Application Software, Software Category

Sony reinstates free PS5 upgrade offer for Horizon Forbidden West following fan backlash

September 7, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Last week, Sony revealed its pre-order options for Horizon Forbidden West. Unfortunately, it appeared that players were no longer getting a free PS5 upgrade if they bought the PS4 version. Instead, Sony advised that if customers wanted the game for […]

Application Software, Software Category

Amazon is reportedly building a platform for live audio concerts and performances

August 31, 2021

Via: TechSpot

As Axios correctly highlights, live audio apps exploded in popularity during the pandemic. Clubhouse, one of the leading social audio apps for Android and iOS, revealed over the weekend that it is now averaging 700,000 live audio rooms daily – […]

Mobile Apps

Spotify rolls out Blend playlists that combines the listening tastes of two users

August 31, 2021

Via: TechSpot

On Tuesday, Spotify announced a new feature called Blend. It has been in beta testing since June, but is now rolling out globally to all free and premium users. Blend’s primary function is to create a collaborative playlist between two […]

Software Security

Kaspersky stopped 5.8 million malware attacks ‘disguised as popular PC games’ in 2020

August 31, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The pandemic has had a strong influence over the way we use the Internet, with many more people finding solace during lockdowns by turning to streaming and gaming activities. As a result, both industries experienced healthy growth, and the hardware […]

Development Software, Software Category

Hey Python devs, don’t underestimate TypeScript

August 18, 2021

Via: The Next Web

Python is my bread-and-butter, and I love it. Even though I’ve got some points of criticism against the language, I strongly recommend it for anybody starting out in data science. More experienced people in the field tend to be Python-evangelists […]

Software Category, System Software

6 vulnerabilities Microsoft hasn’t patched (or can’t)

August 11, 2021

Via: CSO Online

You are fully patched. You are fully secure, right? Well, not so fast. Several Microsoft issues may or may not receive a patch. Some are configuration issues that cannot be patched. On GitHub, Christoph Falta started the “won’t fix” list […]

Operating systems, Windows

New BIOS updates will make Windows 11 support less annoying on custom-built PCs

August 10, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

If you’re using a pre-built desktop or laptop PC made within the last three or four years, Windows 11’s sometimes confusing, sometimes contentious security-oriented new system requirements won’t be a problem for you—all of the security features Microsoft is requiring […]

Software Security

Black Hat: Microsoft’s Patch for Windows Hello Bypass Bug is Faulty, Researchers Say

August 5, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft Windows 10 biometric user authentication systems Windows Hello can be bypassed, using a single infrared image of a user’s face planted on a tampered clone of an external USB-based webcam. The vulnerability, tracked as (CVE-2021-34466, CVSS score: 5.7), was […]

Development Software, Software Category

Debugging concurrent code with Coyote

August 4, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

Modern multithreaded, asynchronous code can be hard to debug. The complexity that comes with message passing and thread management results in bugs that can seem non-determinant, with little or no way of spotting precisely what caused a particular interaction. Things […]