Monthly Archives: August 2017

Amazon and Microsoft Want Their AI Assistants to Get Along

Alexa will soon be asking Cortana for the occasional favor. That’s thanks to a new initiative between Amazon and Microsoft, which will allow their respective voice assistants to call upon each other to perform tasks for their owners. That may … Continue reading

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A call from Microsoft tech support IS a scam.

A call from someone claiming to be Microsoft technical support could be incredibly helpful, or it could ruin your day. Kennesaw police are warning folks of an uptick in a phone scam involving fake Microsoft staff who are bilking people … Continue reading

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Microsoft loses its damn mind and offers seven months of Groove Music Pass for $10

Microsoft’s Groove Music Pass is an exceptional streaming music service. If you spend a lot of time on Windows 10, it is the best music experience on the platform. The app is well designed, and it fits in with the … Continue reading

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Here’s how peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments will work

© Provided by CNET Apple Pay can be used to pay online or at stores, but it’ll soon get peer-to-peer payments, too. That means payments to friends or anyone else you have on your contacts list. The feature was announced … Continue reading

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Recom Computers selected for 2017 Walnut Creek Small Business Excellence Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Recom Computers selected for 2017 Walnut Creek Small Business Excellence Award  Walnut Creek,CA – August 16, 2017 — Recom Computers has been selected for the 2017 Walnut Creek Small Business Excellence Award in the IT … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Microsoft, nearly finalizing the Fall Creators Update, teases a mixed-reality future

The Fall Creators Update is in the can, and Microsoft’s busy with what’s next. Microsoft Even as Microsoft winds down the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, its Insiders are still receiving new capabilities. Case in point: Insider Build 16273, which … Continue reading

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

© CNET/Sarah Tew Samsung released its newest phone, the Galaxy Note 8, on Wednesday with both the usual fanfare and a dose of humility, thanking customers for sticking with its flagship line after the company’s last version had to be … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft Still Working on a Surface Phone?

Despite a freshly granted patent, the software giant probably isn’t eager to jump right back into the phone market. Evan Niu, CFA (TMFNewCow) Aug 17, 2017 at 7:38PM For a while there, it seemed inevitable that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) would release … Continue reading

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A hacker leaked the decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave, severely affecting iOS security

© iStock The key could also allow hackers as well as surveillance firms to hunt for bugs in iOS devices, which were previously inaccessible to third parties A hacker going by the pseudonym xerub has claimed to have leaked the … Continue reading

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Over A Million Coders Targeted By Chrome Extension Hack

When Google released the first version of the Chrome browser back in 2008, it became an instant hit with web developers. Nearly a decade later, Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and millions of coders use it … Continue reading

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