Perez

252 Flips | 1 Magazine | 9 Followers | @Perez1gt4 | Keep up with Perez on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Perez”

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Microsoft Removes Google’s Chrome ‘Installer’ From the Windows Store

Tom Warren, reporting for The Verge:<p>Google published a Chrome app in the Windows Store earlier today, which just directed users to a download link to …

CIA hacking tool exposes myth of "safe" Mac and Linux computers

WikiLeaks today revealed 3 new hacking tools built by the CIA that target Mac and Linux computers. The leaked hacking tools are supposedly related to …

How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure.<p>At the time, the Apple iPhone was well on its way to conquering the technology industry, and the iPad appeared set to lead an even more devastating invasion of Microsoft’s office-worker kingdom. Microsoft …

MacBook Air

Microsoft's big earnings beat is because of one business that is exploding (MSFT)

Microsoft released promising earnings on Thursday.<p>The company's shares jumped around 1% after its reported a 13% increase in revenue, in large part due to its exploding cloud business.<p>Microsoft's cloud computing platform reported $7.43 billion in revenue, an 11% increase year over year. The growth …

Marvel Studios: What to Expect at SDCC

It’s that magical time of year again, San Diego Comic Con! Coming off the success of <i>Spider-Man Homecoming</i> and the <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> trailer …

Microsoft wants to use the TV airwaves to bring broadband to millions of rural Americans

The Redmond, Washington, technology company proposed using spectrum typically reserved for TV stations to broadcast high-speed internet to underserved U.S. locations. To start, Microsoft will commit to a five-year effort to bring broadband connectivity to 2 million underserved rural …

Telecoms

Microsoft patches serious Word bug 'targeted by scammers'

<b>A bug in Word apparently targeted by scammers trying to steal banking logins will be patched, Microsoft has said.</b><p>The previously undetected, or "zero-day", vulnerability had been reported over the weekend.<p>Then, on 10 April, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint announced it had discovered an email campaign …

Malware

Microsoft fixes 'critical' Office Word security flaw under active attack

Researchers have seen the exploit being used in a large-scale email campaign to distribute the Dridex malware.<p>Microsoft has rolled out a patch for a …

Microsoft Office vulnerabilities mean no .doc is safe

On the same day as a big Windows 10 update, Microsoft is patching an Office flaw that could let hackers take control of your machine.<p>It's an unsafe Office environment.<p>Two cybersecurity firms have uncovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office files that have allowed hackers to install malware …

Malware

Windows 10 Creators Update: the 10 best new features

Microsoft has been testing its latest Windows 10 Creators Update in recent months, and it's now ready to roll out to existing machines. While the previous Anniversary Update included more significant features, the Creators Update includes some small and welcome additions. I’ve been testing Windows …

Windows 10

The famous programmer behind one of Microsoft's smartest acquisitions explains how it's helping win over programmers

Just about a year ago, Microsoft paid around $400 million for Xamarin, a startup that lets programmers write their code once and easily turn it into an app for PCs, Macs, Android, iPhone, and almost anything else.<p>It's a stark contrast from Microsoft's old Windows-only philosophy — and even more …

Tim Cook believes that augmented reality could be as big as the smartphone

Apple knows a thing or two about not only setting, but also spotting trends. So when CEO Tim Cook sings augmented reality's praises, it may mean it's time for us to perk up and listen. In an interview with The Independent during his visit to the U.K. this week, the Apple executive likened the …

Worldwide PC sales are exactly where they were in 2008

The advent of smartphones has spelled doom for computers.<p>In 2015, there were just over 275 million PCs—desktops and laptops—shipped worldwide. It was the first time computer sales fell below 2008 levels, the year after the first iPhone was launched. Last year, worldwide shipments of PCs slipped …

North America

Hackers steal 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players' details in major breach

PlayStation and Xbox gamers are at risk of having had their private information stolen following a data breach involving 2.5 million accounts.<p>Hackers stole the information from two popular gaming forums back in 2015, and managed to take details including email addresses, passwords and IP addresses, …

PlayStation

Google wins its latest case against the 'right to be forgotten'

The "right to be forgotten" isn't guaranteed worldwide, according to a new court ruling.<p>Google on Tuesday won the latest lawsuit over its search …

New York sues Charter over slow internet speeds

There's no question that many American internet providers fall short of expectations, but New York might just hold them accountable for making promises they don't keep. In the wake of a probe that revealed terrible broadband speeds, the state has sued Charter over claims that the cable giant's …

Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

Google announced several new products today aimed at luring IT pros who are using Windows in their data centers to the Google Cloud Platform.<p>With that in mind, Google introduced support for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on the Cloud Platform. In addition, the company …

A key Microsoft Surface exec just joined the startup that's trying to kill Apple's AirPods

When Doppler Labs' Here One earpods launch on February 21 for $299, a date we can exclusively confirm, they'll look much like the smash-hit Apple AirPods.<p>Unlike the AirPods, though, Here Ones can take the sound around you and transform it as it reaches your ear. If you're at a concert, the Here …

Windows 10 security: 'So good, it can block zero-days without being patched'

Systems running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were shielded from two exploits even before Microsoft had issued patches for them, its researchers …

The history of BMW

In the video above we take a look at iconic car brand BMW, a company whose century of history echoes Europe's most tumultuous period.<p>BMW's first car was built under licence in 1928, 12 years after Rapp Motorenwerke became Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH. The German company’s production plants were …

BMW

Microsoft's connected car platform will put Cortana on the road

Microsoft's next big push into the automotive space won't be a Redmond-made self-driving car. Instead, the company hopes to provide the backbone for a whole suite of cloud-based services that automakers can use to enhance the driving experience in their own connected vehicles. In an announcement at …

Valve's Steam Controller interface now works with Xbox gamepads

Arguably, one of the best things about Valve's Steam Controller is its software component -- an interface that allows user to assign any button of their controller to a myriad of keyboard functions. Its a feature that lets gamers make <i>any</i> PC game playable by controller -- even if it was only …

Bitcoin plunged again

Bitcoin was still falling against the dollar on Saturday after losing more than a fifth of its value in trade Thursday.<p>Bitcoin was down more than 7% to $832 at 9:21 a.m. GMT (4:21 a.m. ET), according to Markets Insider. That's down from over $1,100 earlier in the week. It has since recovered to …

Microsoft cites professionals’ ‘disappointment’ with MacBook Pro for growth in Surface sales

Microsoft saw record sales for its Surface line of products in November, and the company cited consumers’ “disappointment” with Apple’s new professional-grade laptop as one reason for this windfall.<p>Back in October, the Seattle-based technology giant rolled out a range of new Surface-branded …

MacBook Pro

Say Bye To Malware, Adblocker Extension For Microsoft Edge

<b>Say Bye to Malware, Ad blocker extension for Microsoft Edge</b><p>Extensions are being many Edge browser users have been crying out, but from now Microsoft …

Satya Nadella hints that the "ultimate mobile device" Surface Phone is in development

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has given the strongest hint to date that the long-rumored Surface phone is in development. Speaking during an interview …