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Software Security

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

October 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control software. Already, the company allows parents to limit screen time across Windows 10, Xbox One and Android via the Microsoft […]


Application Software, Software Category

Google is making it easier than ever to keep track of your tabs in Chrome

September 20, 2019

Via: BGR

If you’ve ever opened more than a few tabs while browsing the internet on Chrome, you know how easy it is to lose track of them all. By the time you get to 10 or 12 tabs, all you can […]


Mobile Apps

Google borrows dating app feature to recommend personalized movies and shows

September 6, 2019

Via: TechSpot

“Starting today in the U.S., when you search for things like “good shows to watch” or “what to watch” on mobile, you can tap the start button in the “Top picks for you” carousel to begin rating TV shows and […]


Editorial

Ready or Not, Voice Assistants Are Taking Over the Workplace

September 3, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Tight on time? Still need to schedule that meeting next Friday and follow-up on an important email? Not to worry! Get it all done in seconds, without moving a finger—use only voice commands. Unless workers immersed themselves in a chapter […]


Software Security

Avast and French police stop cryptomining worm, disinfect 850,000 computers

September 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Retadup is a malicious worm—self-replicating malware—that surreptitiously uses a computer’s processor to mine cryptocurrency, which generates money for the operators. It’s also able to run other types of malware, such as ransomware, and is commonly spread via attachments, file-sharing networks […]


iOS, Operating systems, Others, Software Security, Windows

iPhone-hacking websites also targeted Google and Windows users

September 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this year, Google’s Project Zero threat analysis group discovered 12 separate security flaws, seven of which involved the iPhone’s built-in Safari web browser. The five different exploit chains gave attackers root access to a handset, allowing them to steal […]


Application Software, Software Security

Facebook Tightens Political Ad Rules—But There Are Loopholes

August 28, 2019

Via: Fortune

Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, an acknowledgement of previous misuse. But it’s not clear if it will be enough to stop bad actors from abusing its system. The changes include […]


Software Security

How Hybrid Cloud Simplifies Data Sovereignty Challenges

August 28, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Many organizations are turning to the public cloud, taking advantage of the speed it enables developers to deploy applications in their organizations. According to IDG in their 2018 Cloud Computing Survey, 73% of organizations have at least one application or […]


iOS, Operating systems, Software Security

Apple re-patches vulnerability that briefly allowed users to jailbreak their iPhones

August 27, 2019

Via: TechSpot

However, for Apple fans that largely enjoy the iOS experience and don’t want to jump ship over the lack of customization alone, there’s one solution: jailbreaking their device. While this practice does tend to void any warranties your smartphone may […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft offering some customers an extra year of free Windows 7 updates

August 27, 2019

Via: TechSpot

As reported by The Register, the Windows 7 and Office 2010 end of support FAQ reveals that companies running Windows 10 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 Security, and Government E5 plans will receive the first year of […]