Category Software

Microsoft Vulnerability: Redirect to SMB

There’s a Microsoft vulnerability that, while not entirely new, has been brought to public attention again lately. This week Cylance, a cyber security company, published an article about the latest Microsoft software that’s vulnerable to a particular type of attack first discovered in 1997. The attack is known as the “Redirect to SMB” attack. Here’s […]

Expense Reporting Software: Is it for You?

There’s nothing a jet-lagged corporate traveler hates more than returning from a business trip to input a mountain of receipts into an expense report. But take heart: the days of mangling clunky spreadsheets are at an end. A number of third-party companies offer expense reporting solutions for the digital age. Here are a few benefits […]

Never Get Another Speeding Ticket with Ford’s New Auto Software

Last week Ford Motors announced new software, called Intelligent Speed Limiter, that can help drivers automatically stay within the speed limit. Intelligent Speed Limiter scans traffic signs with a camera mounted on the windshield to automatically set the maximum speed for the vehicle. If the car is moving too fast, the vehicle will gradually choke […]

Today’s Apple Announcement: Updates from Wristwear to Research

Today Apple announced new products and services, which will impact life at work and home. Crossing both areas is the Apple Watch. With a release date of April 24, and price starting at $349, Apple Watch allows you to make calls, check email, and eventually access many iPhone apps. It incorporates haptic feedback for physical […]

Raspberry Pi 2 Runs Microsoft 10

The popular single board computer, the Raspberry Pi, just released its second hardware version. Along with the hardware update, Microsoft and Raspberry Pi announced that a compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers. Windows has been a latecomer to the world of free and/or open-source, but this move should […]

Google Inbox: The Email Killer?

In early December, Google rolled out Inbox, the company’s new app dubbed an “email killer,” by invitation only. Gmail still exists and will not be going away anytime soon. The aesthetic of Inbox is that of a social network newsfeed — with a preview visible before opening the actual email. The preview allows users to […]

Real-Time Translation from Microsoft’s Skype

My vote for the biggest-impact technological breakthrough in 2015 is Microsoft’s Skype real-time translator. The feature is available for preview right now, and you can watch the demo video on Mashable. Skype translates between Spanish and English in near real time, just from two people talking over the Internet. The program is good-enough now, and […]

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