Tag: tech

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Updates for Windows 10, Server

July 1, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has quietly pushed out two emergency security updates to fix remote code execution bugs in Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. Windows Codecs Library handles how the OS compresses large multimedia files such as photos and videos, and then decodes them […]

Software Security

The more cybersecurity tools an enterprise deploys, the less effective their defense is

June 30, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The enterprise is slowly improving its response to cybersecurity incidents, but in the same breath, it is still investing in too many tools that can actually reduce the effectiveness of defense. On Tuesday, IBM released the results of a global […]

Application Software, Software Category

Do you really need Photoshop for simple tasks? This app set does the same tricks for less

June 24, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Big, bright shiny apps for image editing are undeniably dazzling. With all the special controls, features and options available in a premium editing package like Photoshop, you can not only accomplish any feat of digital manipulation, but you could probably […]

Application Software, Software Category

Apple approves Hey bug fix update after Basecamp agrees to tweak app at center of store policy spat

June 22, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A high-profile spat between Apple and Basecamp over the latter’s hosted email service, Hey, has ended in a temporary truce — just hours before the iOS maker’s annual developer shindig, WWDC, kicks off. In a blog post today Basecamp confirmed […]

Application Software, Software Category

You can now make Google Meet calls right from the Gmail app

June 16, 2020

Via: The Next Web

As more people have been working from home than ever, Google Meet has exploded in usage over the last few months. The company has been capitalizing on that popularity by expanding on Meet’s features and integration, going so far as […]

Software Category, System Software

Whatever happened to Cortana? Think corner office and a hefty raise

June 11, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Five years ago, Cortana was going to be Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Alexa, an AI-powered personal assistant capable of responding to voice commands, armed with a collection of third-party skills and a notebook filled with your personal preferences. Oh, […]

Operating systems, Others

The key point most Android-iOS arguments miss

June 4, 2020

Via: Computerworld

In my approximately 97 years of covering Android, I’ve heard it all: “You can’t have privacy if you use Android!” “You can’t have security if you use Android!” “You can’t get upgrades if you use Android!” “You can’t have a […]

Operating systems, Windows

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 restarts purge of Windows 7

June 3, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Windows resumed a more-or-less normal pattern in May as Windows 7 shed share while Windows 10 added to its account, bucking the March-April trend where roles had flipped – perhaps because of businesses and governments urging people to work at […]

Application Software, Software Category, System Software

Install latest SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise patches, experts urge

June 3, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In May, SAP announced several security fixes for its Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database product, which thousands of enterprises worldwide use. The researchers who discovered and reported the vulnerabilities are now urging organizations to deploy those patches as soon as […]

iOS, MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple wants AI to make its products smarter

May 28, 2020

Via: Computerworld

The trouble with data is the sheer quantity of it. IDC once said that if you stored all the data in the world on DVDs you’d have a pile of disks large enough to circle the planet 222 times. So, […]