Douglas Lusby

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If Apple's Mac has any future, it's in the cloud

Is the Mac a dying platform? There is only one way forward for Apple's Mac and iOS developer platforms.<p><i>Video: Should Apple spin off the Mac into a</i> …

Human Rights

This malware will take screenshots, steal your passwords and files - and drain your cryptocurrency wallet

'SquirtDanger' is distributed to users to deploy as they see fit - and attacks have been carried out around the world.<p>A new strain of malware allows …

Why has Apple's reputation taken a nose dive?

The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient shows Apple falling from 5th to 29th place since last year. Why?<p><i>Want to know the lifespan of an Apple device?</i> …

IPhone 8

The Surface Beast: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a MacBook Pro Killer

Over the last year I have been slowly migrating from Apple to Windows, and to be honest breaking out of the walled gardens that I lived within (some …

Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft’s stunning Macbook Pro-killer

Pros<p>Powerful; stunning and responsive display; beautifully designed hardware; decent battery life<p>Cons<p>Only one USB C port; doesn't really work well as …

Your next computer should be a laptop-tablet hybrid. Really | Samuel Gibbs

When Microsoft first floated the two-in-one hybrid idea, many balked at the suggestion. But after years of improvements, they’re worth serious consideration<p>The PC and tablet industry is currently going through a bit of a revolution. At one stage tablets were the new hotness – the device to replace …

Why 2018 could be a breakout year for Microsoft's Stream video service

Microsoft may be rallying to push its Microsoft Stream video service in calendar 2018 as part of its overall plan to try to make meetings better.<p>Last …

Why Intel x86 must die: Our cloud-centric future depends on open source chips

Perhaps the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are the impetus for making long-overdue changes to the core DNA of the semiconductor industry and how chip …

UC Berkeley

Oh Apple, you really need to rethink how you do things

Quietly inserting code into iOS that measurably slows down the performance of older iPhones is a monumentally boneheaded blunder.<p><i>Video: What will the</i> …

Maybe it's time for Apple to spin off the Mac as a separate company

While Mac sales keep growing and there are a few new machines, the platform is getting far less love than some users want. Here's a thought …

Social Media

Surface Book 2 (15-inch): Microsoft supersizes its most powerful portable PC

First Look<p>Don't call it Surface Pro 5. The latest iteration of the Surface Pro loses the model number, keeps the kickstand, and adds mostly subtle …

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your iPhone is going to get more cumbersome and overly complicated

Apple, a company once lauded for making the complex simple and easy to use, is making Wi-Fi and Bluetooth far more complicated than it needs to</i> …

The Randomness of Language Evolution

English is shaped by more than natural selection.<p>Joshua Plotkin’s dive into the evolution of language began with clarity—and also a lack of it.<p>Today, if you wanted to talk about something that’s clear, you’d say that it has <i>clarity</i>. But if you were around in 1890, you would almost certainly have …

Linguistics

After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and …

With Surface Book 2, Microsoft shows off its vision of the PC's future

Microsoft claims its new Surface Book 2 devices pack more computational power than any competitor. Can these super-premium devices convince other PC …

Why I love the Files app in iOS 11: iPads can finally replace notebooks

You can have your augmented reality and a more human sounding Siri. The killer app in iOS 11 is its Files app, the iOS equivalent to the macOS Finder.<p>…

Apps

This Netflix-flavoured phishing attack targets your business emails

Attackers take advantage of people using corporate email addresses for consumer services.<p><i>Video: How to help guard yourself against phishing attacks</i><p>A …

Your forgotten IoT gadgets will leave a disastrous, toxic legacy

With IoT devices increasingly a part of the real, physical world, something needs to be done to avoid disaster in the event of a cyberattack against …

Cybersecurity

The iPhone 8's best feature is one that most people will never get to use

The iPhone 8 -- along with the upcoming iPhone X -- has a knockout feature, but thanks to Apple's lack of courage, most people will never make use of …

Jailbreaking your connected coffee machine: The idiocy of things

How many more of these IoT devices that use DRM technology to validate the use of proprietary refills do we have to endure?<p>The Internet of Things …

Coffee

Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict

Updated: With the arrival of cyberwarfare, every device had become a battleground. Here's everything you need to know.<p><b>What is cyberwar?</b><p>At its core, …

Cybercrime and cyberwar: A spotter's guide to the groups that are out to get you

Security threats can come from a variety of different individuals and groups. Here's a field guide to the major players.<p>Cybercriminals are as varied …

Cybersecurity

Windows 10 tip: Keep unwanted software off PCs you support

Everyone who does part-time PC support knows the pain of continually having to clean up after a click-happy friend or family member. Here's how to …

Windows 10

Ransomware in disguise: Experts say Petya out to destroy not ransom

Security experts have said the Petya malware is out to irrecoverably wipe information, not hold to it to ransom.<p>Victims of this week's Petya outbreak …

North Atlantic

InnSpire builds a computer into an Ethernet cable

Plug one end of InnSpire's InnCable into an Ethernet socket, the other end into a TV set's HDMI port, and you have a very neat Android set-top box. …

Set-Top Boxes

3 things you need to know about cybersecurity in an IoT and mobile world

The stakes are getting a lot higher in cybersecurity. It's no longer just about a loss of productivity and profitability. Your compromised network …

Microsoft is making the Mac look old and stale

Apple has been neglecting its desktops and laptops for mobile, while Microsoft has been busy reinventing the PC.<p>Remember when buying a Mac meant that …

MacBook Air

Why you're still scared of the Cloud (it's not about security or reliability)

It should be easy for an SMB to take advantage of cloud-based infrastructure and application workloads, but it frequently isn't. Why the</i> …

Volcanoes

Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up

If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m probably the biggest Apple fan they know. Ask for a suggestion of what computer to get, and I’ll almost certainly …

Why Windows 10 is luring me back from OS X

I'd bet the change in my pocket that there's a few confused OS X users out there today. Easy to spot, they're the ones walking around in a daze, …

Windows 10