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Saturday April 13, 2019. 09:26 AM
Apple has added a new confirmation pop-up to the App Store when users opt into a subscription using Touch ID or Face ID. While Apple has not said as much, the confirmation screen gives users a second chance to back out of a subscription. It also helps to avoid the problem of ...
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Friday April 12, 2019. 11:38 PM
In the rapidly-evolving data-hungry IT environment, data center management is becoming increasingly intensive and complex. Team that with the constant pressure to control costs while increasing efficiency and capacity, data center traffic is projected to more than triple by...
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These days, it seems like every time you turn around another company announces a data breach. At the same time, organizations spend millions on their data warehouses, security solutions, and compliance initiatives. But all of that spend can instantly be rendered useless by...
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As companies vie for customer attention and online business, they are discovering an important and largely untapped market: accessible content for those who have a disability. With more than a billion people around the world with some type of disability, businesses cannot...
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The weird thing about evolution is that it affects us even though we are deeply aware of its mechanisms and processes. There's something unavoidable and inexorable about it. While that's true of physical processes governed by natural selection, perhaps it's less true of...
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While many people are turning to the cloud for storage these days, not everyone trusts such a thing. After all, when you upload your files to an online server, you are essentially storing your stuff on someone else's computer. If you prefer complete control over your data,...
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Based on the DEFCON levels, Microsoft has unveiled the SECCON framework -- a series of guides for securing a range of Windows 10 configurations in different environments. Starting with an 'Administrator workstation' at level 1 and building up to 'Enterprise security' at...
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Thomas White, the founder of notorious website Silk Road 2.0, has been jailed for five years and four months by a UK court. White, also known as Dread Pirate Roberts 2, was charged with not only running Silk Road 2.0 -- the site through which he earned hundreds of thousands...
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In a first for a major email service, Google has announced that Gmail now supports the MTA-STS and TLS Reporting security standards. The two standards help to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks, using encryption and authentication to add new layers of security. Google says that ...
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Nearly 40 percent of financial services businesses are failing to implement data initiatives due to a lack of skills, with almost a third saying that their GDPR initiatives are failing, according to a new study. The report produced by Vanson Bourne for analytics database...
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Three-hundred-and-thirty in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. The next feature update for Windows 10 has been postponed. Microsoft plans to release the May...
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If you installed the latest batch of patches from Microsoft this week and found that your computer started to freeze up or fail to boot, you are not alone. The problem is affecting Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and stems from a...
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Since acquiring Skype, Microsoft has been slowly but surely developing the messaging tool, most recently increasing the number of chat participants to 50. Now the company has released a new version of the software -- in beta for the time being -- in which it is possible to...
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It's something people have been asking, practically begging, for for years; now it is finally possible. You can change your PlayStation Network ID. Sony announced back in October that the change was coming, and now it has gone live. But before you rush in and change your...
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Creative's Pebble speakers are very popular with budget-focused shoppers. Over on Amazon, it has 4.5 stars with over 500 reviews. It's not hard to see why that is -- for a mere $25, you get a respectable 2.0 audio experience from a well-known brand. No, they aren't...
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Thursday April 11, 2019. 08:04 PM
Acer announced a bunch of new products today, including many Windows machines. While I am sure those computers running Microsoft's desktop operating system are fine, they don't really excite me. Instead, it is Acer's Linux-based Chromebooks that get my engine running. The...
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A new survey of security professionals taken at this year's RSA reveals that 92 percent of respondents feel that cybersecurity is a bigger threat to the US than border security. Yet government, and media, attention seems far more focused on the latter. The study from...
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While banking and identity information has been traded on the dark web for a long time, a new report from Carbon Black shows a new focus on tax identities. The company's research shows previous year's W-2 forms and 1040 forms available on the dark web at relatively low cost, ...
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If you have a phone running Android 7.0 Nougat or higher, you can now use it as a FIDO security key. This new option was announced at Google Cloud Next 2019, and it makes using 2-Step Verification much more accessible thanks to the fact that people are likely to have their...
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Wednesday April 10, 2019. 07:49 PM
Many people are 'cutting the cord' these days, opting for streaming television services rather than traditional cable or satellite. And no, it is not only about saving money. Sure, many folks were tired of the added fees that cable companies charge, such as to rent the cable ...
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