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July 20 Tech news roundup: Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage affected thousands of PCs, Intel CPUs have a big problem, Kaspersky exits the U.S.

Microsoft-CrowdStrike outage causes computers to fail across the world Thousands of Windows computers experienced a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error on Friday. The result left thousands of computers across the world. Several offices were affected by the issue, and many hospitals, banks, airlines, TV Stations were left without service….

July 6 Tech news roundup: Netflix is discontinuing its Basic Ad-free plan, Authy suffers another security breach, Google Translate supports 110 new languages

Microsoft’s Weather app is displaying more ads Microsoft has made a server-side update to its Weather app. The desktop app, which is pre-installed in Windows 11, now displays multiple advertisements. This is not the first time that the Redmond company has made such a change, it did something similar last…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

Evernote And CoSchedule Partner to Benefit WordPress Users
In a recent move to appeal to bloggers and WordPress users everywhere, Evernote and CoSchedule have integrated. Evernote, the world’s most popular note taking app, has always been a place to “collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and present your ideas to the world.” Writing blog posts in Evernote... Read more
Red Hat – Software Partnership Shakes Up Mobile Software Market
How’s a company supposed to keep expanding when they’re already king of the Linux server mountain? Develop a new mobile software stack, Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP), and partner up with the world’s leading Android smartphone vendor, Samsung. Red Hat doesn’t intend to become just another Android app... Read more
Four Major IFTTT Updates Released
IFTTT is well-known far and wide for their automated tasking applications and  services, but they’re consistent with more than just internet recipes. The popular developer has recently updated all of their apps in the Google Play Store and the App Store, so prepare for a lot of notifications the... Read more
GitHub Competitor, Cloud Source Repositories, Launched By Google
Earlier this year Google closed down its own project hosting site, Google Code, in an assumed move to let GitHub and BitBucket to become the dominate code sharing and publishing services, otherwise known as social networking for programmers. However, the move away from project hosting only a lasted for... Read more
LibreOffice Vanilla Makes Its Mac App Store Debut
LibreOffice is officially available in the Mac App Store for the first time ever. After years of manual installs and updates the open source office suite can now be downloaded by Apple users with the perks of automatic updates, long-term maintenance, and support options. Known as LibreOffice Vanilla, the... Read more
Dropbox Releases Refreshing New Android App
This week, Dropbox released a refreshing new version of its Android app. The all new Dropbox 3.0 can be downloaded from Google Play. If you don’t see it in your Play store yet, don’t worry, the company said it’s “rolling out over the next few days.” The app has... Read more
Differential Backups Come To Macrium Reflect Free
Backing up your PC is always a good idea. It’s the ideal way to protect your important files from data issues, hardware failure, and  virus attacks. If you use a simple file-based backup system, it’ll be quick, but mostly because you’ll be leaving a lot behind: browser favorites, contacts,... Read more
Your iPhone Has A Security Problem
Both your iPhone and Mac have a big fat security flaw that will allow hackers to to steal passwords, including bank login information. Despite knowing that this problem has existed since October 2014, Apple has yet to address the problem. This news comes just one day after it was... Read more
WebAssembly Created By Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, And Apple
The news first broke last week via Ars Technica that engineers at Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple have joined forces in an effort to create WebAssembly, a bytecode for browsers of the future that teases over 20 times faster performance. There have been multiple efforts in the past to... Read more
Duqu 2.0 Infects Kaspersky Labs Using Stolen Foxconn Certificate
Kaspersky Labs has recently come under attack from a highly sophisticated malware program, Duqu 2.0, which used a stolen Foxconn certificate to infiltrate the security firm. Foxconn is a Taiwanese firm that manufacturers hardware for a lot of major companies including Apple, Dell, Microsoft and Google. The Foxconn certificate... Read more
Adobe Creative Cloud Update Features Unveiled
The 2015 milestone release of Adobe’s subscription-only Creative Cloud app suite and services has been unveiled, showing off speed boosts and feature updates for 15 desktop apps including After Effects CC,Dreamweaver CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Lightroom CC, and Premier Pro CC. Updates have also been released for Adobe’s... Read more
Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Released
A new stable update for Manjaro has been released: Manjaro 0.8.13. Manjaro 0.8.13 is the latest version in the ever popular operating system based on Arch-Linux. The development team took its time with this release, which is powered by Plasma 5.3.1, Xfce4.12, KDE Apps 15.04.1, and KDE Frameworks5.10.0. The... Read more
Google Hangouts For Android Getting A Makeover
It looks like the Hangouts makeover Android fans have been asking for is finally happening, and it’s all thanks to Android Police. Google Hangouts has grown messy over time with a ton of features like Google voice calling, video chat, and even SMS messaging and users have not been... Read more
Swift 2.0 Going Open Source
Last year, Apple introduced their very own programming language named Swift, which has since focused on making the app building process a lot easier. Earlier this week at WWDC, Apple announced Swift 2.0 claiming that the newest version “has even better performance, a new error handling API, and first-class... Read more
Oracle Micros PoS Customers Targeted By MalumPoS Malware
An Oracle point-of-sales (PoS) platform is being threatened by a new form of malware designed to steal customer’s credit card details according to security vendor, Trend Micro. MalumPoS scrapes data from from an infected machine’s RAM and is believed to be targeting the 330,000 customers who interact with Oracle... Read more
Comodo Internet Security Update, New Auto-Sandboxing Policy
Comodo Internet Security released a new update this week (v. that improved it’s already powerful suite of tools that aim to keep your PC safe in the face of even the nastiest malware. Dedicated Comodo users already know that the suite comes with URL filtering that blocks malicious sites,... Read more
Global Leader In Personal Privacy Solutions, Privax, Acquired By AVG
AVG recently announced the acquisition of a virtual private network provider (VPN) Privax, a leading global provider of desktop and mobile privacy services for consumers. The announcement was made public in blog posts by AVG and Privax. The reported selling price is $40 million with a potential $20 million... Read more
Fantastical 2 Comes To Apple Watch
As promised, this week Flexibits updated Fantastical 2 for the iPhone to version 2.3, adding support for the Apple Watch. The new Apple Watch app includes a list of all upcoming appointments and meetings, reminders, quick access to your daily schedule via Glance, and the ability to add events... Read more