Category Software

Vulnerability found in Internet of Things

Last week HP released its Internet of Things State of the Union Study and announced that “70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things devices contain serious vulnerabilities.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of embedded computing devices that communicate with each other, like the security system you control remotely with […]

The Best Digital Assistant – Now on Windows?

Microsoft has started airing ads pitting their new digital assistant Cortana against Apple’s Siri. You can watch here: While more detailed comparisons will be possible in the coming months as Cortana comes out of beta and bugs get fixed, the Microsoft digital assistant seems set to take the space by storm. It uses more natural […]

Amazon Firefly: A New Frontier for Apps

Last week, Amazon announced its upcoming Fire smartphone. The hardware puts it at about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the same battery life as the Apple 5S, and with a better camera than both. But it’s the new Firefly program that really sets the phone apart. Firefly is an audio-visual identification program […]

Apple Unveils iOS8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Apple introduced the world to new iOS8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference last week. Many updates fit the theme of greater collaboration between Apple products and outside devices. Here are a few ways Apple systems will play nicer with others: Up to six users can share music, apps, and […]

Spreadsheet Tip: Advanced Sorting with VLOOKUP

In a spreadsheet, say you want to add a new column of unsorted data to an existing table of custom-sorted data. You’ve already sorted the original table by hand, but you want the software to do the heavy lifting now. You will need to import the new column with one column that’s in your original […]

Version Control for Sanity

Version control brings sanity to projects with multiple contributors, or which evolve over time. Originally adopted for code, if your company develops any kind of software – even a simple website – you will thank yourself for using version control. Version control tracks all changes to project documents over time and preserves each version for […]

Microsoft Ends XP Support

As of April 8, Microsoft officially ended support of Windows XP, its 12-year-old operating system. Nearly 40% of companies around the world still use Windows XP, and if you still are, now is a good time to talk to your IT professional about upgrading. Windows XP is expected to become increasingly vulnerable to security threats as […]

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