Category Software

Microsoft .NET Goes Open-Source

Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET framework are going open-source. This is great news for Microsoft developers and anyone who uses the Microsoft ecosystem. For developers, this means they’ll have more insight into the software they’re writing, and more access to all things Microsoft. The barrier of entry will be lower, so more developers will […]

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Microsoft announced a return to the familiar last week with Windows 10. Skipping Windows 9 (supposedly, the company wants a clean break from the reputation of Windows 8), Windows 10 will be released mid-2015. Many aspects of the new OS were created with business users in mind. Windows 10 will include in-place upgrades for Windows […]

What Does Shellshock Mean for Windows?

Shellshock is the name of the recent software vulnerability found in Bash, the shell (command line) program used on most Mac OS X and Linux computers and servers. It’s a small utility program that’s ubiquitous, and so this bug has the potential to cause a lot of havoc in the computing world. As a Windows […]

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 […]

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