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7 ways to multitask better with Windows 10

Windows 10 has a handful of features that you may be overlooking that can make you a more effective and efficient multitasker. Learn how you can better juggle multiple windows and apps with these tips.<p>Snap Assist<p>If you are tired of switching back and forth between open windows, why not use all of …

Windows 10

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with enterprise security features, pauses app updates for testers

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with some of the enterprise security features the company detailed yesterday. This is the fifth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September).<p>Windows 10 is a service, …

Windows 10 preview build protects your files from ransomware

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Preview Build for Insiders in the Fast ring introduces what's obviously meant as a response to all the ransomware attacks targeting the platform these days. The build comes with a new feature called "controlled folders" that can protect their files from malicious apps …

Google can be forced to pull results globally, Canada supreme court rules

Canadian courts can force Google to remove results worldwide, the country’s top court has ruled, in decision criticised by civil liberties groups that argue such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.<p>In its 7-2 decision, Canada’s supreme court found that a court in the country can …

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Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50M and $70M

Back in April, we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s taken a while to work through the terms, but today Microsoft finally made it official.<p>Sources tell …

Google Cloud Platform

Google fined $2.7BN for EU antitrust violations over shopping searches

The European Commission has fined Google a record-breaking €2.42 billion (~$2.73BN) for antitrust violations pertaining to its Google’s Shopping search comparison service — in what is widely considered the most significant antitrust ruling in Europe since the 2004 Microsoft decision.<p>For some …

Google fined a record €2.4 billion by the EU for manipulating search results

The company demoted rivals and unfairly promoted its own services, says the EU<p>Google has been hit with a record-breaking €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) fine by the European Union for breaking antitrust law. The decision follows a seven-year investigation into the US company’s search algorithms, which …

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Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion in E.U. Antitrust Ruling

Google suffered a major blow on Tuesday after European antitrust officials fined the search giant a record $2.7 billion for unfairly favoring some of its own services over those of rivals.<p>The penalty, of 2.4 billion euros, highlights the aggressive stance that European officials have taken in …

European Union

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have teamed up to fight online terrorism

After facing multiple accusations of allowing terrorists a "safe space" online, the world's biggest tech companies are set to work together to fight …

Internet

Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

When I spoke to Box CEO Aaron Levie last year at the Boxworks customer conference, I had to ask the obligatory machine learning question. Surely Box was of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. All he would say was they were thinking …

Machine Learning

'Major scale' malware targets your Mac through email scams

Mac users are increasingly being targeted by malware after years of being relatively safe, and that means they're facing attacks that other users have unfortunately come to expect for a while. Check Point researchers have discovered Dok, the first "major scale" trojan that targets macOS through an …

Google and Amazon killed their Apple Watch apps and it went unnoticed for weeks

A handful of apps are no longer supported on the Apple Watch, according to a report by <i>Apple Insider</i><i>.</i> Major apps like Google Maps, Amazon, and eBay appear to have quietly abandoned the Apple Watch App Store, without giving a heads up or providing any explanation to users.<p><i>AI</i> reports that Google …

Google Home discounted by $15 while supplies last

While you may have seen the Google Home for cheaper, if you’re just now starting to turn towards buying a smart speaker, you do have some impetus to …

Microsoft Monday: More Frequent Windows 10 Updates, Halo 6 Details, Bill Gates' Trip To India

Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates about the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about Halo 6, more frequent Windows 10 updates, responses to the replacement of Patch Tuesday Security Bulletins, the Q3 earnings results and much more!<p><b>More Frequent</b> …

Microsoft's Tuesday event: what to expect from its Chromebook response

Microsoft is hosting a special hardware and software event in New York City this week on May 2nd. The software giant has consistently used New York to launch new Surface devices, but this event will be slightly different. We’re not expecting to see a new Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 5, instead …

Surface Laptop images leak ahead of Microsoft's event

Microsoft appears to be launching a Surface Laptop at its event in New York City tomorrow. Twitter user WalkingCat has shared several images of what is reportedly simply just "Surface Laptop," and it looks like Microsoft's answer to Google's Chromebook Pixel. The Surface Laptop will reportedly …

This is the new Surface laptop Microsoft is about to unveil

Ever wished Microsoft launched a budget-friendly Surface laptop that would be a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air or Google’s Chromebooks? Well, …

Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom

Pop quiz: Which tech company is the most popular in schools?<p>Answer: Google, by a mile. And Microsoft hopes to change that.<p>The software giant is planning to hold an event in New York on Tuesday at which it's expected to talk about new software for schools, and even a new low-cost PC designed to …

Software

Merriam-Webster trolls Apple fans with its new definition of ‘sheeple’

According to the good people over at Merriam-Webster, there’s a new word in the dictionary, and its definition takes aim squarely at Apple consumers. …

Microsoft creates its first city typeface for Dubai

Crown prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum has urged all government institutions to adopt the font in official correspondence<p>The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of “Dubai font”, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.<p>The font …

Typography

Skype gets an updated Xbox One app with some new features

Skype for Xbox One is getting an all-new app with the Xbox One Creators Update that brings the Universal Windows Platform version of Skype to Microsoft’s gaming console.<p>The app is now built on the same base as the PC and mobile versions, but offers its own unique visual style to better fit in with …

This is what Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio dev kit looks like

Microsoft’s Xbox division is hard at work readying the company’s next gaming console, the 4K Project Scorpio. We’ve already seen its impressive hardware specs; now, Gamasutra has released images of the dev kit that’s shipping out to game developers.<p>In an interview with Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil …

Djay Pro arrives on Windows with streaming from Spotify

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Freak accident electrocutes iPhone user while charging his handset

A 32-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was electrocuted in a fluke accident, unrelated to Apple, while charging his iPhone in bed.<p>Huntsville, Alabama native Wiley Day was shocked with 110 volts of electricity after plugging his iPhone 7 into an extension cord so that it could charge …

Mobile Technology

Google details malware that turned phones into powerful espionage tools

A post on the Android Developers blog discussing the Chrysaor malware for Android has left me feeling a mixture of amazed and afraid.<p>Discovered late last year, Chrysaor is spyware believed to have been created by NSO Group Technologies, an Israel-based group which specializes in the development and …

Apps

Adobe, Microsoft to Integrate Sensei AI Across Platforms

Adobe products can now pull Microsoft data into Sensei for more intelligent machine learning. Soon, Sensei will venture into Microsoft tools as …

Artificial Intelligence

Adobe, Microsoft to Integrate Sensei AI Across Platforms

Adobe and Microsoft have joined forces, combining Adobe's Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) with Microsoft's data to give Adobe customers more automated, intelligence-based business feedback. By plugging into Microsoft's ecosystem, Adobe can pull rich insights from Microsoft's customer …

The next round of Xbox One tweaks include custom avatars

The next update for Xbox One Insiders doesn't have any one huge feature defining it. Rather, the collection of them outlined on <i>Xbox Wire</i> add up to something noteworthy as a whole. Perhaps the addition that's most emblematic of that is Captive Portal support. With it, you'll be able to use the …

College & University

'I can’t trust YouTube any more': creators speak out in Google advertising row

Inconsistencies behind the company’s ability to police advertising on controversial content are coming to light<p>Google’s decision-making process over which YouTube videos are deemed “advertiser friendly” faces scrutiny from both brands and creators, highlighting once again the challenge of …

Internet

6 Operational Challenges to Using Open Source Software

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