Computers

This 17-year-old Google Code-in Winner’s Hometown Has No Internet – Fossbytes

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Short Bytes: Cameroon has become the home to Africa’s first ever Google Code-in winner. The coding champion, 17-year-old Nji Collins Gbah, hails from Bamenda–a place which was recently cut off from the internet. The government has taken this step to curb the growing dissatisfaction among the masses. Meanwhile, Nji is living at his cousins’ home in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde. Nji Collins Gbah, 17, is the first African winner in Google Code-in, the annual coding…

Microsoft Cortana’s new feature makes you keep your promises – CNET

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“I’ll get you an answer tomorrow.” “I’ll have those figures to you by EOD.” “I’ll get you that report on Friday.” With the constant barrage of emails, your promises to do one thing or another can get lost in the shuffle. Enter Cortana. You may already use Windows 10‘s digital assistant to set reminders for yourself, but now Cortana will take a more proactive approach to preventing things from slipping…

Fraud risk: ‘Got an email from Amazon or Paypal? Delete it’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, February 12, 2017

According to Action Fraud, this malware is equipped to target and steal personal and corporate banking details. Oxfam has a list of scams it is currently aware of including those which request donations and another offering hundreds of thousands pounds as a cash grant. To qualify for the money, you just need to provide personal details including bank information. If you are unsure about emails received from Oxfam, it advises…

Ajit Pai Starts To Roll Back Latest Internet Regulations From Obama’s Team – NPR

Sunday, February 12, 2017

LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: The future of the internet and telecommunications is now in new hands. In his first two weeks, the newly appointed Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has started to undo some of the actions of his Democratic predecessor. Ajit Pai is widely known as a skeptic of heavy government regulation. Consumer advocacy groups warn that with Pai now at the helm of the FCC,…

Microsoft Cortana’s new feature makes you keep your promises – CNET

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“I’ll get you an answer tomorrow.” “I’ll have those figures to you by EOD.” “I’ll get you that report on Friday.” With the constant barrage of emails, your promises to do one thing or another can get lost in the shuffle. Enter Cortana. You may already use Windows 10‘s digital assistant to set reminders for yourself, but now Cortana will take a more proactive approach to preventing things from slipping…

Microsoft Cortana’s new feature makes you keep your promises – CNET

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“I’ll get you an answer tomorrow.” “I’ll have those figures to you by EOD.” “I’ll get you that report on Friday.” With the constant barrage of emails, your promises to do one thing or another can get lost in the shuffle. Enter Cortana. You may already use Windows 10‘s digital assistant to set reminders for yourself, but now Cortana will take a more proactive approach to preventing things from slipping…

Microsoft Cortana’s new feature makes you keep your promises – CNET

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“I’ll get you an answer tomorrow.” “I’ll have those figures to you by EOD.” “I’ll get you that report on Friday.” With the constant barrage of emails, your promises to do one thing or another can get lost in the shuffle. Enter Cortana. You may already use Windows 10‘s digital assistant to set reminders for yourself, but now Cortana will take a more proactive approach to preventing things from slipping…

Microsoft Cortana’s new feature makes you keep your promises – CNET

Saturday, February 11, 2017

“I’ll get you an answer tomorrow.” “I’ll have those figures to you by EOD.” “I’ll get you that report on Friday.” With the constant barrage of emails, your promises to do one thing or another can get lost in the shuffle. Enter Cortana. You may already use Windows 10‘s digital assistant to set reminders for yourself, but now Cortana will take a more proactive approach to preventing things from slipping…

Microsoft to Rate Corporate Cybersecurity – Wall Street Journal

Friday, February 10, 2017

Microsoft on Friday will begin grading its commercial customers’ Office 365 security settings in an effort to fortify its software and services that are frequent targets of hackers. One insurance company, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., plans to take the security score into account when setting cyberinsurance rates for customers. …

Why I’m Raising My Price Target On Microsoft – Seeking Alpha

Friday, February 10, 2017

By Richard Saintvilus If you think Microsoft (MSFT) shares are expensive now, they are about to get even more so. Back in December, I issued a 12-month price target of $72. But following the company’s breathtaking fiscal second-quarter earnings results, I am now confident it is too cheap. As such, I’m raising my price target to $80 per share. Why the price increase? For starters, Microsoft stock is currently priced…

How to install Linux – CNET

Friday, February 10, 2017

Larry Ewing Nothing makes me happier than resurrecting an old, slow, useless Windows PC by installing Linux on it. The result is a system that will almost always run faster, with almost zero chance of malware infections, and that affords all the computing basics. (Many of the latest computing advances, too.) Before you begin, read my tips on choosing a Linux distro, arguably the most challenging part of the equation…

Microsoft Is Winning a Battle Against Government Surveillance – Gizmodo

Friday, February 10, 2017

Microsoft just scored a point for its customers’ privacy. Today, US District Judge ruled that the government can’t avoid a lawsuit alleging that its surveillance operations violate citizens’ constitutional rights. The judge in question is the same one that Donald Trump recently referred to as a “so-called judge.” Advertisement The case dates back to last April, when Microsoft sued the Department of Justice over FBI email searches that appeared to…

Microsoft Reveals Massive Windows 10 Design Changes – Forbes

Friday, February 10, 2017

While has a brand new generation of Windows in testing, the company hasn’t forgotten about Windows 10. In fact it has just given the world a sneak peek of its plans to radically redesign the operating system later this year… The unveiling came yesterday on a live stream for developers who tuned in to learn about the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update (effectively Windows 10.2). After breaking down all the…

Microsoft’s lawsuit against government gag orders will move forward – The Verge

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Microsoft’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice will continue, according to a ruling today from Western Washington District Court. The ruling is a crucial early hurdle for Microsoft’s case, which argues that the government’s gag-ordered searches of Microsoft accounts violates the constitutional right to free speech. “Microsoft brings this case because its customers have a right to know when the government obtains a warrant to read their emails, and because…

Microsoft to release Visual Studio 2017 on March 7 – ZDNet

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Microsoft is planning to release the completed version of Visual Studio 2017 on March 7, officials said today. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft plans to commemorate the launch with a virtual keynote presentation, which will also be Microsoft’s recognition of the 20th anniversary of the release of Visual Studio (Visual Studio 97 in 1997). Microsoft has been privately testing what it’s been calling “Visual Studio Next” and/or “Visual Studio ’15” preview, since…

Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future – PCWorld

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project Neon” right now—as the refresh was called in earlier leaks—but the new visual look will focus on animations and transitions. The basic concept is “to add fluidity, animation, and blur to…

Which is the best browser for Windows 10: Firefox or Chrome? – The Guardian

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Which is the best web browser for Windows 10: Firefox or Google Chrome? Libby Over the years, I’ve used and recommended a lot of different browsers for Windows, including Mosaic, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Firefox, Chrome and Vivaldi. Times change, and so do web browsers. You can always switch to whichever feels better at the time. As mentioned previously, Windows 10 already includes two browsers: Edge and Internet Explorer 11….

Trump Can’t Stop the Globalization of Work—the Internet Will See to That – WIRED

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Donald Trump is promising to make America great again by keeping others out. That approach is already undermining the smidgen of tentative good will he had enjoyed from the tech industry. As a strategy for keeping jobs in the US, it’s also fatally flawed. Turns out that in a world connected by the internet, isolationism is just a glitch in the network that the system—in this case, the global economy—routes…

Microsoft CEO condemns immigrant ban – The Detroit News

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, is presented with a Fathead bighead of himself from Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans Inc., as they hold a discussion for Gilbert’s employees on Wednesday.(Photo: David Guralnick / Detroit News) Detroit — The CEO of Microsoft Corp. and the billionaire owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Inc. took subtle swipes during a downtown Wednesday chat at the…

Microsoft Broadens Patent Protection for Cloud Customers – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday broadened the patent-lawsuit protection it offers its cloud-computing customers, aiming to keep intellectual-property litigation from curtailing the adoption of its Azure service. The program, called Microsoft…