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You're using your Android and Mac's fingerprint reader all wrong

Here's how to get your fingerprint reader to work for you the first time, every time.

18 Jan 2021 8:41 pm
How to prepare your business for civil unrest during inauguration week

This week promises to be difficult, especially for businesses with facilities near State and Federal Capitol buildings. We offer some guidance on how to prepare.

18 Jan 2021 8:36 pm
Anker PowerLine III Flow: Super-soft, super-strong iPhone charging cable

No tangles, soft to the touch, and super tough!

18 Jan 2021 7:57 pm
CES 2021: Asus Fanless Chromebox is a tiny $399 desktop for commercial and industrial applications

Asus updates its Chrome OS desktop to support 10th-generation Intel Core processors and, with its lockable VESA mount, to be capable of being hidden behind a monitor or under a desk.

18 Jan 2021 7:28 pm
Local firms increase representation among IT sector leaders in Brazil

Brazilian enterprise IT providers can be placed side-by-side with large international vendors; cloud drives sector growth.

18 Jan 2021 7:27 pm
IBM really wants to be your multicloud integrator and can win

IBM is acquiring its way to be a multicloud manager and control plane. It has a good shot. Here's why,

18 Jan 2021 4:30 pm
If you lost Bitcoin in Mt. Gox scandal, there is now a chance of some recovery

A draft proposal between CoinLab and trustees could give creditors the chance to recover BTC funds. Some, but far from all.

18 Jan 2021 3:39 pm
18 Jan 2021 1:42 pm
Multiple backdoors and vulnerabilities discovered in FiberHome routers

At least 28 backdoor accounts found in FiberHome FTTH ONT routers.

18 Jan 2021 11:00 am
This Android app shows you everything you need to know about your smartphone's battery

Get in-depth information about the battery in your Android smartphone.

17 Jan 2021 4:16 pm
DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

DuckDuckGo reaches historic milestone in a week when both Signal and Telegram saw a huge influx of new users.

16 Jan 2021 11:56 pm
iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

Apple gives you a lot of information about your battery, but not this snippet of information. Here's how you can find out your iPhone's battery recharge cycles without any third-party apps or software.

16 Jan 2021 4:29 pm
Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.

16 Jan 2021 8:26 am
Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.

16 Jan 2021 4:53 am
Lawsuit accuses Amazon of price-fixing conspiracy in e-books, says WSJ

The lawsuit, seeking class-action status, is the latest bit of scrutiny of the retail giants e-books business the Connecticut Attorney General opened an investigation into the companys practices.

16 Jan 2021 4:21 am
Apple testing foldable iPhone screen prototypes, says Bloomberg

Apple has begun early work but hasnt yet decided on its foldable production plans, the newswire said.

16 Jan 2021 3:21 am
Google cuts off other Chromium-based browsers from its Sync service

Google Sync to stop working in other browsers except Chrome starting March 15 2021.

16 Jan 2021 3:08 am
Brazil to appoint data protection officers in all federal government bodies

Just over half of all public sector organizations have appointed DPOs so far

16 Jan 2021 1:27 am
AI set to replace humans in cybersecurity by 2030, says Trend Micro

In 2021 Trend Micro predicts that cybercriminals will look to home networks as a critical launch pad to compromising corporate IT and IoT networks.

16 Jan 2021 12:57 am
Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids

Two children playing on their dad's computer accidentally found a way to bypass the screensaver and access locked systems.

15 Jan 2021 11:58 pm
HP unveils new convertible ProBook laptop for education market

HP said its ProBook x360 11 G7 EE aims to provide functionality for both at-home and in-person learning.

15 Jan 2021 11:42 pm
BMW just cursed and insulted old people (and mocked old BMWs)

There are many ways of selling new technology during CES. This one may not be ideal.

15 Jan 2021 9:20 pm
Amazon launches new service that lets auto, device makers build customized voice assistants

Alexa Custom Assistant gives companies access to Alexa's AI smarts to build their own voice assistants.

15 Jan 2021 8:30 pm
The blatant arrogance of Zuckerberg and Dorsey: Revolution Populi aims to help a thousand social networks bloom

Revolution Populi, calling its developer SDK a Facebook Killer Kit, expects new social networks enabled by a new blockchain-based database will pop up later this year.

15 Jan 2021 8:24 pm
Desktop Metal snaps up 3D printer, polymer specialist EnvisionTEC

Desktop Metal hopes to secure a global presence in the 3D printing market through the deal.

15 Jan 2021 6:47 pm
Is Apple getting ready to backpedal on big MacBook Pro changes?

Are two of the biggest changes made to the MacBook Pro on the way out?

15 Jan 2021 6:04 pm
Doogee S96Pro: Does things your iPhone can't do

A ruggedized Android smartphone featuring the world's first built-in IR night vision capability.

15 Jan 2021 5:31 pm
MIT proposes hybrid-electric plane component able to eliminate 95% of NOx emissions

The new design for airplane propulsion could reduce not only emissions but also early deaths associated with pollution.

15 Jan 2021 5:03 pm
Toyota slapped with $180 million fine for violating Clean Air Act

Prosecutors say Toyota failed to comply with the law for a decade.

15 Jan 2021 4:17 pm
Amazon UK outage blamed on Sky Shield: heres how to get around it

Updated: Website and checkout issues have been reported across the United Kingdom.

15 Jan 2021 3:05 pm
NSA warns against using DoH inside enterprise networks

The NSA urges companies to host their own DoH resolvers and avoid sending DNS traffic to third-parties.

15 Jan 2021 5:20 am
Xayn introduces user-friendly and privacy-protecting web search

Currently, search engines deliver a profiled search experience or an unprofiled-but-private search. Now new privacy app Xayn combines privacy with preference-driven personalization to provide search results without compromising your right to privacy.

15 Jan 2021 4:36 am
Developer tools maker Progress Software slips as Q1 outlook misses expectations

CEO Yogesh Gupta said the company is pleased with how customers are responding to its acquisition last year of Chef Software.

15 Jan 2021 4:24 am
Security software maker Tufin soars on raised Q4 outlook

The company named software industry veteran Ray Brancato, formerly of CA Technologies, among others, as its chief revenue officer.

15 Jan 2021 3:53 am
Data center firm Digital Realty joins Oracle, Hewlett in moving HQ from Bay Area to Texas

Digital Realtys CEO lauded the central location, affordable cost of living, highly educated workforce and supportive business climate in Texas.

15 Jan 2021 3:32 am
SolarWinds defense: How to stop similar attacks

The Linux Foundation, which knows a thing or two about building secure software, has suggestions on how we can avoid SolarWinds type attacks in the future. It won't be easy. But it must be done.

15 Jan 2021 1:33 am
Returning as Intel CEO, prodigal son Pat Gelsinger faces daunting challenges

What will be the impact of VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stepping into the role of Intel CEO? There's reason for optimism.

15 Jan 2021 1:07 am
Pegasystems makes inroads in gender diversity in Brazil

Women represent half of all senior roles in Latin America.

15 Jan 2021 12:56 am
Google's $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit is complete

The Internet giant first announced the deal in November 2019.

15 Jan 2021 12:25 am
Recycle, trade-in, or keep: What to do with old tech gear

You can recycle, you can donate, you can try and get cash back, but first, you've got to decide what to give up.

14 Jan 2021 11:55 pm
Samsung Galaxy Note's future in question amid Galaxy S21 Ultra launch

Here are some thoughts on the future of Samsung's Galaxy Note and where it needs to go in the future. Think foldable Galaxy Note.

14 Jan 2021 8:30 pm
Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at $799.99, launches Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Ultra with camera upgrades

Samsung is clearly sticking to the premium flagship market with the Galaxy S21 Ultra yet acknowledging the success of the Galaxy S20 FE, which was a mid-market phone with key features from the premium lineup.

14 Jan 2021 8:30 pm
Samsung's new $199 Galaxy Buds Pro will turn off ANC when you start talking

The new wireless earbuds have long battery life and an impressive new feature.

14 Jan 2021 8:30 pm
14 Jan 2021 8:30 pm
Samsung's Galaxy S21 is official: Release date, price, features, specs and everything else you need to know

Samsung just announced the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. We have all the details.

14 Jan 2021 8:17 pm
Workday adds vaccine management to Return to Workplace offering

Workday is looking to enable customers to analyze immunizations, plan for scenarios, engage and support workers and tweak operating models.

14 Jan 2021 7:30 pm
Switching to Signal? Turn on these settings now for greater privacy and security

Switching to Signal because you're worried about privacy? Here are a few settings you should tweak to add even more security to your messaging.

14 Jan 2021 7:13 pm
Apple removes feature that allowed its apps to bypass macOS firewalls and VPNs

The ContentFilterExclusionList has been removed in macOS 11.2 beta 2.

14 Jan 2021 7:02 pm
Trump ban: No moment for celebration in the eyes of Twitter chief

Analysis: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has highlighted how enmeshed private companies, politics, and public safety have become.

14 Jan 2021 6:58 pm
Samsung Unpacked: Galaxy S21 launches today, sets up foldable device cadence

If Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra features the S Pen, what does that mean for the Galaxy Note?

14 Jan 2021 6:43 pm