Monthly Archives: August 2018

After a year’s wait, Amazon and Microsoft bring Alexa and Cortana to each other’s devices

Live today, the long-awaited collaboration brings Alexa to Windows 10 devices and Cortana to Amazon’s Echo speakers. Just ask one assistant to “open” the other. Alexa and Cortana: Tech’s new BFFs? That’s the premise behind a cooperative effort from Amazon … Continue reading

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Hacks of Macs, Microsoft Cortana are two more reasons why you should install updates

Security professionals have made those points for years, but two presentations at the Black Hat USA conference here provided fresh arguments for them – and signs companies are getting snappier at fixing vulnerabilities. What that means for you: When your … Continue reading

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Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC

Microsoft started testing its Your Phone app with Windows 10 Insiders last month, and now the company is making it available to all Windows 10 users. If you’re running Windows 10 with the latest April 2018 Update, Your Phone is … Continue reading

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Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

Jerome Cid/Alamy One way operating system developers try to protect a computers’s secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard. By giving the user a choice to “allow” or “deny” a program’s access to … Continue reading

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Apple runs into another embarrassing issue with the new MacBook Pro

  A series of embarrassing gaffes in Cupertino are leading many to question whether Apple has lost its eye for detail. Just weeks after Apple acknowledged, then patched, a throttling issue in its updated line of “Pro-level” laptops, users are … Continue reading

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Windows 10 to get new ‘InPrivate Desktop’ security feature

Microsoft is working on a ‘throwaway sandbox’ for one-time execution of untrusted software, which could end up as a feature of Windows 10 Enterprise at some point. Microsoft looks to be adding yet another previously undisclosed new feature to Windows … Continue reading

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The perfection flaw: What’s wrong with our quest for ‘the perfect laptop’

Laptop reviews tend to imagine a product that will probably never exist. By Jared Newman PCWorld | Aug 7, 2018 3:21 AM PT Dan Masaoka Read enough laptop reviews on PCWorld and other sites, and you might notice a pattern: … Continue reading

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