Monthly Archives: January 2016

Microsoft Makes Cortana Personal Assistant Smarter

Cortana, Microsoft‘s digital personal assistant, just got a little more intelligent. Now, Cortana can help users do more than just track packages, request taxis and otherwise remind them of their never-ending to-do lists. Will anyone care? Microsoft users most likely … Continue reading

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Glitch in Apple’s Safari Causes Problems Around Globe

Crashes were common for Safari users on Apple products Wednesday morning, and people turned to social media to vent their frustration. advertisement The problem happens when users type anything into the Safari address bar of their iPhone, iPad or Mac. … Continue reading

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In defense of Microsoft: there was no Surface failure at the NFL playoffs

Brace yourselves: I’m about to stick up for Microsoft. While I’m happy to criticize the company for its failings (and maybe kick it when it’s down from time to time), complaints that cropped up over the weekend seem completely unjustified. … Continue reading

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There’s a bad iPhone 6s battery bug

There’s a nasty iPhone 6s bug that causes the battery life indicator to suddenly deplete. Then the iPhone thinks its battery is dead and shuts down. I know this because it’s happened to me several times. On a recent afternoon, … Continue reading

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Microsoft To Donate $1B Worth Of Cloud Computing Resources To Nonprofits, Universities

Microsoft announced Tuesday it will donate cloud computing services resources worth $1 billion to global nonprofits over the next three years. Pictured: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gives a speech to present the company’s new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Widow wins battle with Apple over deceased husband’s password

A widow in Canada has won her battle with Apple after the tech giant demanded that she get a court order to obtain her deceased husband’s Apple ID password. CBC reports that 72-year-old Peggy Bush ran into difficulties getting the … Continue reading

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Apple’s confirms bug that makes the iPhone’s most frustrating problem even more frustrating

iphone-6s Owners of Apple’s iPhone line of handsets are historically the most loyal smartphone users in the world according to countless studies. They love iPhones and they upgrade to new iPhones more regularly than patrons of any other mobile platform. … Continue reading

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Mac Users Vulnerable To Malware As Gatekeeper Security Hole Not Yet Fixed Four Months After Discovery

Apple has still not provided a comprehensive solution to the Gatekeeper exploit that was first reported in September 2015. Fortunately, the security reseacher that found the bug has released a tool to patch up the problem.(Photo : Apple) The built-in … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s plan to get iOS apps on Windows is moving forward

Microsoft’s plan to get iOS apps onto Windows, codenamed “Project Islandwood,” is moving forward, according to a report from ZDNet.  Project Islandwood is part of the Bridge Projects, which were created by Microsoft to bring different kinds of apps — … Continue reading

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Survey says: Almost a third of U.S. consumers on Windows 10

Satisfaction with new OS higher still; 60% give 10 the thumbs up U.S. consumers have fallen for Windows 10, according to a just-published survey done for researcher IDC, with a larger fraction of those polled already running the OS than … Continue reading

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