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Microsoft Sets Record Straight Over Privacy Fears.
Microsoft have released a blog post that responds directly to Windows 10 privacy concerns. In the blog post, released Monday, 28th September, Microsoft insists that users’ privacy is very important to them, stating that ‘trust,’ is the veritable core pillar of their vision for modern, personal computing. Indeed, the... Read more
Tournavation Seeks Software Ideas To Change Public Health
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pretty much just won the internet, or at least wins some kind of recognition for pulling off some really cool, publicly crowd-sourced idea generating. With the city’s Tournavation concept–kind of a mashup between tournament and innovation and a few other radical ideas–the public is... Read more
North America Runs Out Of IPv4 Internet Addresses.
Nostradamus* proven right! He said that one day  IPv4 would destroy the internet. 19th Century seer also predicted that ‘One will not be able to believe everything published on the Web.’**  N.America and Canada have run out of old school IPv4 net addresses. Its official, the internet is full.... Read more
VW Software Scandal May Lead To More Open-Source Code
The great emissions-beating software scandal is still in full swing, with Volkswagen stating that eleven million of its vehicles have installed software that helps it beat environmental testing procedures in order to release as much as 40% more harmful emissions than the law allows. Now, Audi has admitted that... Read more
Win A Surface Pro 3 Courtesy Of Opera And FileHippo.com
Opera and FileHippo.com have teamed up together to give you an exclusive chance to win 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s. No gimmicks, no catches, just Opera, and Surface Pro. This is the best prize we’ve ever given away! I mean, who wouldn’t want a chance to use... Read more
Using Software To Give Validity To DNA Evidence
They make it look so easy on television. In nearly every episode of every crime drama, the crack team of forensic investigators arrives at the crime scene, takes some samples, and voila! Mid-way into the episode, they miraculously have a match, despite the fact that this type of science... Read more
New Software Lets The Boss Spy On You
If you land that great new job and you’re directed to take the company’s computer-based training, think twice about scrolling too fast. A Virginia-based software company has developed a program that will report back to the boss about how long you spent on each page, how much scrolling you... Read more
China: State Sanctioned Hacking Against US? Not Us States Chinese Premier
  Xi Jinping denies China is responsible for any cyber espionage against the US Federal Government. When The Great Wall Came To The Wall Street Journal In a written interview with the Wall Street Journal President Xi has categorically denied that state sanctioned Chinese hackers had anything to do... Read more
VW Admits 11M Cars Have Emissions “Cheating” Software
No, Volkswagen, not you too. You’re supposed to be the friendly company, the one that makes adorable-yet-safe cars that zip through the European countryside in your commercials, a countryside that is lush and green with a beautiful blue sky shining overhead. Unfortunately, that lush, green landscape and blue sky... Read more
Software Updates To Boost Multimedia Performance
Several different software developers released updates that are intended to make your multimedia creation and consumption even more amazing than before. It’s almost as if the pros at a bunch of different software companies woke up one day last month and said, “You know, these people just deserve more!”... Read more
Apple Forced To Remove 300 Malware XcodeGhost Infected Apps From Apple Store in China
Legitimate Chinese developers used compromised Xcode that infected hundreds of apps capable of leaking personal information to hackers. Apple confirms it is in the process of removing “XcodeGhost” code embedded in hundreds of Chinese developed apps. Hackers cloned counterfeit version of Apple’s software for building iOS apps, then persuaded... Read more
Skype Outage Causes International Outrage
Skype suffers worst outage in its history: Problem first discovered in UK, soon spread globally affecting millions of users worldwide: “Skype for Business” was unaffected. “#Skypefall” trends on Twitter within 2 hours What happens when the world’s preeminent video call service breaks down? Everyone logs into Twitter and complains... Read more
New Software Service Clever Opens Door For Classroom Apps
There is a wealth of educational software out there, and every possible app store is filled to the brim with great classroom tools. With content that streamlines classroom management, supports learning objectives, and reinforces teaching methods, it’s a great time to be both a public educator and a student…... Read more
Stay Safe Online With ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus!
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a great all around antivirus program for both beginners and advanced users. In fact it is without a doubt, one of, if not the best, paid for antivirus solution you can get for your PC or Laptop. If you’ve never heard of ESET before, there’s... Read more
SAP Lumira Personal Edition: Fast, Efficient, Dazzling, and FREE
Lumira Personal Edition is a powerful and efficient program that is easy to use and gives startlingly good results What’s the best thing about SAP Lumira Personal Edition? It’s free. You get an awful lot from SAP Lumira Personal Edition for a free program. Wait a minute…Lumira…Didn’t that used... Read more
Online Petition Begs Microsoft To Release Patch Notes For Windows 10
An online petition started back in August now has “Thousands of corporate tech admins” voicing their disagreement with Microsoft’s decision to no longer give detailed descriptions on Windows 10 updates. Redmond based tech giant Microsoft has found itself under renewed pressure to release more information on its Windows 10... Read more
It’s The Weekend…Update Your Antivirus Software
For some reason, very few people count installing an update as one of the highlights of their day, despite the rush this week to load iOS 9 on Apple mobile devices. It’s mildly time consuming, at worst, but it interferes with the stuff we want to do at that... Read more