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Tech World Answers Apple Call To Arms
At the time of writing, more than 25 of the world’s major media organizations, civil liberties groups, and technology companies, have opted to follow Microsoft, and throw their hat in the ring to support Apple in its increasingly entrenched and bitter dispute with the US government. The case centers... Read more
Weekly Update Round-Up: LastPass, NoMachine and AnyDesk
There’s great news for those of us who rely on some key productivity apps. Three different software titles got important updates in the past few days, all of which are designed to streamline your workflow while protecting your security. LastPass, AnyDesk, and NoMachine, three widely used tools for making... Read more
Microsoft Backs Apple Over FBI Demands
Bill Gates ‘disappointed’ everyone thought he supported FBI There is no doubt  about who Microsoft is siding with. It’s official, Microsoft has backed Apple in its battle with the FBI, and the US government.    Apple is currently refusing to comply with a court order that has required the... Read more
LastPass Update Encrypts Your Online Logins
You know you’re supposed to be doing it, but it’s just such a bother, isn’t it? All that typing and the memorizing and the keeping it all straight…it’s such a hassle. Unfortunately, that’s the all-too-common sentiment behind most internet users and their reluctance to create strong, unique passwords. Heck,... Read more
More Than Half Of Devices Run Out-Of-Date Software
A new study by Duo Security uncovered some alarming but sadly unsurprising news: more than half of the 2 million devices they looked at for a report were running out-of-date, unprotected software. Whether it was lack of antivirus protocols or operating systems and apps that hadn’t been updated when... Read more
Official Linux Mint Distro Download Website Hit By Malware
Anyone who downloaded Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition last Saturday has more than likely been compromised by hackers. Clem Lefebvre, Mint Distro’s creator warned in a blog post that a malicious 3rd party had been found to have hacked the official website and pointed users who wanted to download... Read more
CCleaner: Fast, Powerful, Essential
CCleaner has been around for a long time, and over that length of time, has managed to carve out a solid reputation for itself. This is one of the few programs that has a permanent space reserved for itself on all of my machines. There’s not really a lot... Read more
More To The Locked iPhone Story Than Meets The Eye
The government wants Apple to fix the problem and foot the cost, so why bother purchasing antivirus software? With varying news reports swirling across the internet, it’s hard to get a full grasp on the now-infamous locked iPhone case. Some reports have indicated that the FBI is the one... Read more
Germany To Use Trojan Software To Monitor Citizens
The German Federal government has approved the use of a “federal Trojan” for investigative purposes by state intelligence and security agencies, according to an announcement made by a spokesman for the German interior ministry. The news was announced on Monday that the usage of Trojans had been authorized to... Read more
Ransomware Attacks Are Life And Death
In today’s installment of “straight out of Hollywood” (literally and figuratively), a Los Angeles hospital was nearly crippled by a ransomware attack on its network. Hollywood Presbyterian had to revert to paper medical records and registration for admitted cases, while emergency room patients were actually diverted to other hospitals,... Read more
CCleaner Cloud: Even Better Than Before
All the power of CCleaner, now available from your browser! CCleaner Cloud is the new cloud version of the legendary application. And like the original, has all the features any regular user of CCleaner will instantly recognize, but also a number of new ones that serve only to enhance... Read more
Kodi Media Player Update Adds Improves Features
Kodi’s media player has released an update to version 16.0, and the top features that users have been waiting for are finally here. In the world of media players, there are plenty of software titles and applications to choose from. They range from the no-frills, pre-installed variety to the... Read more
When Law Enforcement Software Goes Too Far
In the war on crime, law enforcement officers need every possible tool that they can use (safely) to deter illegal activity and keep the public safe. Some of those tools are as old as police forces themselves, while others are so high tech as to be the stuff of... Read more
US DOD Commits To Aggressive Surge To Windows 10
Like it or not, Microsoft’s continued roll out of Windows 10 has been going very well for the Redmond based Tech giant. With more than 200,000,000 devices having made the upgrade in 6 months, it’s fair to say Windows 10 has been a big success story for Microsoft. The problem... Read more
Can AI Solve Global Problems? IBM, TED, And $5m X-Prize Hope So
In 2020, 3 speakers will go on stage to deliver a TED talk and vie to win a $5,000,000 prize. There’s a catch however. The speakers won’t be human. Instead, the X-Prize hopefuls will have to share a unique similarity; they will have to be AI. The finalists will all... Read more
Facial Recognition Coming To Tranportation
I’m sure I saw this movie. It was either Jason Bourne or Ethan Hunt or one of the X-Men, and they were walking through a bus terminal or an airport… sorry, the scenario does tend to run together because it’s a bone-chilling concept. Our beloved character is trying to... Read more
Windows 3.1 Lives Again
First the Internet Archive brought back Dos games at the start of 2015, then it uploaded Dos Malware. But now if you fancy a break from the Windows 10 EULA, or just want to see how far PC graphics have come since the final decade of the 20th Century,... Read more
IBM Launches BitCoin Like Blockchain Technology To Get Ahead
Or rather, International Business Machines has announced that it will be making a big push to utilise the same blockchain technology that underpins crypto currency BitCoin. In a statement on its website, IBM unleashed a slew of announcements and investments yesterday all centred around the how it will look... Read more