Computers

Prof Shows How Your Internet Activity Is Being Watched – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

While news of data leaks and malware attacks seem to be on the upswing, there are forms of web surveillance that reveal just as much data, only they are completely legal and receive much less publicity. On Sept. 5, Cornell’s Department of Computing and Information Science kicked off the first of a series of talks that aims to discuss the importance of technological advancements and the law in exploring surveillance,…

Microsoft’s custom Chainsmokers Xbox One S is designed for your inner EDM bro – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the event that you happen to be in the market for an offensive piece of living room electronics, Microsoft has teamed up with DJ duo The Chainsmokers to design a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S console that turns sound into an “ever-changing dynamic light show.” In the true spirit of edgier-than-thou game industry accessorizing, the device is tackier than the most egregious light-up Razer peripheral. Microsoft used 60 miniature pixels…

Microsoft’s custom Chainsmokers Xbox One S is designed for your inner EDM bro – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the event that you happen to be in the market for an offensive piece of living room electronics, Microsoft has teamed up with DJ duo The Chainsmokers to design a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S console that turns sound into an “ever-changing dynamic light show.” In the true spirit of edgier-than-thou game industry accessorizing, the device is tackier than the most egregious light-up Razer peripheral. Microsoft used 60 miniature pixels…

Microsoft’s custom Chainsmokers Xbox One S is designed for your inner EDM bro – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

In the event that you happen to be in the market for an offensive piece of living room electronics, Microsoft has teamed up with DJ duo The Chainsmokers to design a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S console that turns sound into an “ever-changing dynamic light show.” In the true spirit of edgier-than-thou game industry accessorizing, the device is tackier than the most egregious light-up Razer peripheral. Microsoft used 60 miniature pixels…

Microsoft launches Office 365 toolbar for macOS – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft is launching a special Office 365 toolbar for macOS, providing quick ways to access documents, calendar items, and more. My Workspace is the result of Microsoft’s Garage program that encourages employees to create apps in their spare time. The latest macOS app is designed to sit in the toolbar area and includes a quick overview of calendar items to let you join Skype meetings or RSVP to events. Just…

Microsoft Teams adds guest access and support for more developer tools – TechCrunch

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft today announced that 125,000 organizations in 181 markets now use Teams, its Slack competitor for Office 365 subscribers. That’s up from the 30,000 organizations in 145 markets that had adopted the service by the end of January. In addition to this momentum update, the company also announced a number of feature updates to the service. Starting today, you can add anyone with an Azure Active Directory account as a guest…

The Only Safe Email Is Text-Only Email – Scientific American

Monday, September 11, 2017

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless stream of innocent-looking emails you receive throughout the day could be trying to con you into…

Microsoft Outlook for Android now supports add-ins like Evernote and Trello – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft is rolling out add-in support to Outlook for Android this week, more than six months after first debuting mobile add-ins on iOS. The first set of Outlook for Android add-ins includes Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Nimble, OnePlaceMail, Outlook Customer Manager, Smartsheet and Trello. The add-ins are designed to show up as an icon when you’re interacting with an email, allowing you to create a project card in…

Study Finds Women Spend An Extra Hour On Email: How To Take Control – Forbes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Managing email is a constant struggle. While it always seems urgent, every email isn’t important yet many employees have a difficult time ignoring emails. A recent study from Adobe sheds new light on now much time office workers spend on email each day. The study finds that female office workers spend 24% more time checking email on average during the weekday than their male colleagues. The study, conducted by Advanis,…

Microsoft Outlook for Android now supports add-ins like Evernote … – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft is rolling out add-in support to Outlook for Android this week, more than six months after first debuting mobile add-ins on iOS. The first set of Outlook for Android add-ins includes Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Nimble, OnePlaceMail, Outlook Customer Manager, Smartsheet and Trello. The add-ins are designed to show up as an icon when you’re interacting with an email, allowing you to create a project card in…

Microsoft launches Office 365 toolbar for macOS – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft is launching a special Office 365 toolbar for macOS, providing quick ways to access documents, calendar items, and more. My Workspace is the result of Microsoft’s Garage program that encourages employees to create apps in their spare time. The latest macOS app is designed to sit in the toolbar area and includes a quick overview of calendar items to let you join Skype meetings or RSVP to events. Just…

Microsoft Plays Blockchain Matchmaker with Azure Council Creation – CoinDesk

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft is stepping into a new role as matchmaker in its creation of the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Council. Confirmed in new statements to CoinDesk, the council has been established to better connect those looking for distributed ledger tools with the kinds of companies that can build those tools. Spurred by requests for proposals sent to Microsoft for blockchain services, the software giant now wants to allow its sector-specific partners to…

5 Ways To Get Your Personal Information Off the Internet – KTLA

Monday, September 11, 2017

Between Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, we share a lot of information about ourselves online. Here are a few ways to reclaim at least some of your privacy. We knowingly give up a lot of information about ourselves on social networks. But even outside of Facebook and Twitter, there is a lot of personal information about us floating around online. I talked to Hayley Kaplan, who runs a…

Thanks, Internet Outrage! Now Dapper Dan and Gucci Are Buds … – New York Times

Monday, September 11, 2017

In May, at a cruise collection show in Florence, Italy, Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci, sent out a mink jacket that was, in essence, a stitch-by-stitch remake of one Mr. Day had designed for (and in collaboration with) the Olympian Diane Dixon in 1989. The most significant change was that the Louis Vuitton-logo puff sleeves of the original had been converted into Gucci Gs. Photo A model wearing…

Thanks, Internet Outrage! Now Dapper Dan and Gucci Are Buds – New York Times

Monday, September 11, 2017

In May, at a cruise collection show in Florence, Italy, Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci, sent out a mink jacket that was, in essence, a stitch-by-stitch remake of one Mr. Day had designed for (and in collaboration with) the Olympian Diane Dixon in 1989. The most significant change was that the Louis Vuitton-logo puff sleeves of the original had been converted into Gucci Gs. Photo A model wearing…

​Entrepreneurs and students stifled under China’s internet controls: Report – ZDNet

Monday, September 11, 2017

China’s campaign to stamp out technology that allows web surfers to evade its internet filters is disrupting work and study for entrepreneurs, scientists, and students, according to consumer research firm GlobalWebIndex. The firm’s survey of Chinese internet users found that 14 percent use a virtual private network (VPN) daily. For China’s online population of 731 million, this means 100 million regular users. Chinese astronomers and physicists surveyed said they use…

Microsoft brings app add-ins to Outlook on Android – Engadget

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft has made scheduling tasks, taking notes and responding to emails with funny GIFs on Outlook much easier for Android users with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial accounts. It’s bringing third-party app add-ins to Google’s mobile OS, a few months after the feature was launched on iOS — the list of apps the email client can access has even grown a bit. Simply go to Settings, then click Add-ins and…

The only safe email is text-only email – WTOP

Monday, September 11, 2017

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sergey Bratus, Dartmouth College and Anna Shubina, Dartmouth College (THE CONVERSATION) It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishingscam. Any one of the endless stream of innocent-looking emails you receive…

Microsoft And Google Race To Build The World’s Smartest Cloud – Forbes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft Microsoft HQ in Schwabing, Munich, Germany There’s no shortage of reasons for moving your business to cloud storage, provided that you haven’t already done so. Cloud-based platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offer a multitude of advantages to the more traditional methods of data storage, including added security, increased flexibility, better accessibility and reduced expenditure. What’s more, these cloud-based storage platforms allow companies to tap into…

Microsoft And Google Race To Build The World’s Smartest Cloud – Forbes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Microsoft Microsoft HQ in Schwabing, Munich, Germany There’s no shortage of reasons for moving your business to cloud storage, provided that you haven’t already done so. Cloud-based platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offer a multitude of advantages to the more traditional methods of data storage, including added security, increased flexibility, better accessibility and reduced expenditure. What’s more, these cloud-based storage platforms allow companies to tap into…