Miriam Maske

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The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

Netflix accuses Comcast of charging twice for the same internet content

When Netflix opposed Comcast's looming merger with Time Warner Cable on Monday, the streaming video company did so by raising net neutrality concerns. It argued that Comcast could use its newfound power to charge a toll for content that might compete with its own video offerings — a toll like the …

Most Americans Haven't Even Checked To See If They Were Affected By Heartbleed

The Heartbleed bug created a massive security hole and left websites scrambling to find a fix, but a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows few Americans have heard much about it, much less done anything to make sure their own online presence is secure.<p>Only 23 percent of respondents have even checked to …

Heartbleed Defense: The 3-Step Password Strategy Everyone Should Use

It’s a dangerous world out there, now made a little scarier thanks to Heartbleed.<p>A small coding error in OpenSSL, a massively adopted open-source protocol, the Heartbleed flaw managed to go undetected for two years as it tore security holes across huge swathes of the Internet.<p>That’s enough to …

U.N. expresses 'horror' at South Sudan massacre

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.<p>The strongly worded Security Council statement deplored the …

South Korea Ferry Crew: We Were Ordered to Abandon Sinking Ship

A crew member on the sunken South Korean ferry said on Thursday she and her colleagues were "under command" to abandon ship while passengers were trapped on board.<p>The unidentified crew member spoke briefly to reporters on the way from court back into detention. She was wearing a surgical mask and a …

Uneasy standoff in Ukraine's pro-Russian stronghold of Slavyansk

By late afternoon on Thursday it was a surprisingly tranquil scene. A few people stood and chatted at a militia checkpoint leading into Slavyansk over a bridge. A Russian tricolour flew above a wall of tyres. Next to it was the flag of the "Donetsk People's Republic". The armed pro-Russian …