Business

Thu
24
Oct
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Microsoft Building Rival For Google Glass: Report

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests Microsoft is working on its very own version of Google Glass, the high-tech, Internet-connected spectacles. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) says it has learned from sources inside Microsoft that the ... firm has been discussing such technology with "several" component manufacturers in Asia. These companies are reportedly being asked to supply Microsoft with cameras and other parts as the Redmond, Washington-based firm works towards completing a prototype. Microsoft Afraid of Being Left Behind: Source However, the report provides a couple ... (view more)

Wed
23
Oct
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Apple Unveils Most Powerful Mac Computer Yet

Apple unveiled a slew of new products on Tuesday, including a lightweight iPad Air and an iPad Mini featuring a high-definition display. But the real star of the show may have been the Mac Pro, which boasts some very impressive hardware. It's been ... rumored for weeks that Apple's October 22 press event would feature a number of new and updated products. And the Cupertino, California-based firm didn't disappoint. Apple Unveils Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Light 'iPad Air' One of the most exciting new products is the iPad Air, which Apple says is 20 per cent thinner and 28 per cent lighter than the fourth- ... (view more)

Mon
21
Oct
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Businesses Fleeing XP to Windows 7, Not Windows 8

With Microsoft terminating security support for the Windows XP operating system (OS) next April, many businesses are finally starting to move away from the aging OS. But reports show enterprise users aren't upgrading to Windows 8.1; instead, they're ... shifting to the older Windows 7. If you haven't heard, Microsoft is finally terminating support for Windows XP in April 2014. That means most home and business users won't be able to download any security patches to keep the OS from being attacked by hackers (though there are some exceptions to the rule ). That is finally forcing many reluctant ... (view more)

Fri
18
Oct
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Windows 8.1 Out Now: What You Need To Know

Windows 8.1 is the first set of revisions for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. It's available as of this morning -- Friday, October 18, 2013. So, what do you need to know about this significant new update? Here, we'll answer some of the ... questions we've received from our readers in recent weeks. Question: Is Windows 8.1 the same as a service pack? Answer: No. A service pack is a single download that contains all updates, bug fixes, and security patches to date in one package. Normally it's at least a year before Microsoft releases a service pack for a new edition of Windows. Question: ... (view more)

Thu
17
Oct
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Rupert Murdoch Takes On Google Via Twitter

The head of News Corp and conservative television network Fox News is calling on someone, anyone, to "expose" Internet giant Google. Rupert Murdoch made that request in a recent tweet. Sunday evening Murdoch had this to say via popular social ... networking site Twitter: "Please expose Eric Schmidt, Google etc. Just wait!" Apparently feeling guilty about the post, Murdoch followed up on his initial tweet by writing "Oops! Better ignore last tweet." Reason For Targeting Google Unclear Murdoch hasn't specifically attacked Google in the past, so it's not entirely clear why he made the declaration. ... (view more)

Tue
15
Oct
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Apple's iPhone 5S Suffers 'Blue Screen of Death'

Thought the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSoD) only affected Windows computers? Not quite. According to reports, Apple's newest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 5S , can also suffer BSoD. The Blue Screen of Death is an error screen that appears ... after a system crash. On Windows-based computers the BSoD appears when a system encounters an error from which it cannot recover. In most cases, the only way to reclaim control of the system is to initiate a hard reboot. That often results in the loss of any unsaved data and a whole lot of cursing by the user. No Single Explanation for iPhone ... (view more)

Mon
14
Oct
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Google to Place User Photos, Info in Ads

Facebook recently took heat from users upset with the company's claim that it could use members' photographs for advertising purposes without asking permission. Despite that outrage, Google is now implementing a similar policy. According to reports, ... users of Google's own social networking service, Google+, could soon see their pictures placed in advertisements. Those same users will not be consulted before these ads are made or compensated once the ads are placed online. Google Puts Positive Spin on New Terms of Service In a recent statement Google said that, through a new terms of service ... (view more)

Thu
10
Oct
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Microsoft Issues Massive Reward to Security Expert

If you've got the skills, it can certainly pay to be a security researcher. One expert recently earned more than $100,000 after discovering a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. The award is part of Microsoft's "bug ... bounty" program, which the Redmond, Washington-based firm unveiled earlier this year. Google and Mozilla also employ similar programs , which allow major tech firms to save money by effectively outsourcing their security tasks to independent experts. "Mitigation Bypass Bounty" Includes $100,000 Prize The $100,000 award is part of Microsoft's ... (view more)

Wed
09
Oct
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Patch Tuesday: Critical IE, Windows 8.1 Flaws Fixed

This month's Patch Tuesday brings two major fixes for Internet Explorer zero-day flaws. In total, Microsoft has released eight new security bulletins, four of which have been marked 'critical' -- Microsoft's highest security rating. Experts point to ... MS13-080 as the most important security update this month. It address ten different vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) and applies to every supported version of the web browser. Aside from the number of vulnerabilities addressed, the update is considered important because it's designed to eliminate two zero-day flaws that have ... (view more)

Fri
04
Oct
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Google Could Show Rivals' Logos In Search Results

Google appears ready to show its rivals' logos on search results pages. It's the latest development in a game of brinksmanship being played between Google and European regulators. The European Commission, which administers laws that apply across the ... continent, has been investigating claims that Google unfairly exploits its dominance of the search market. Some of the claims relate to the way Google sells advertising on its sites and the way it "scrapes" content, such as review extracts from other sites. The biggest issue, though, is the suggestion that Google has intentionally promoted its own ... (view more)

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