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Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

If This Keeps Up, Xbox One Has A Big PS4 Problem

Yes, it’s early. Too early for anyone to pop the champagne corks, declare victory and stand over the other guy with the scowl of a champion. But Microsoft has a problem with the Xbox One in its war with the PS4 and it had better solve it soon or else it risks having a much smaller installed base, …

As iPhone Talent Departs, Apple Preps For Its Next Big Thing

Apple’s VP of Human Interface is leaving. Here’s why that might be a good thing for Apple.<p>Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie, an instrumental figure who worked alongside Scott Forstall to create the iPhone interface, is leaving Apple.<p>9to5Mac broke the news, reporting that his …

Touchscreens

Google Bulks Up Security for Android Phones

Google adds continuous protection on Android phones.<p>At a time when security vulnerabilities are disturbingly prominent, Google said it is bulking up security for Android phones to provide users more protection.<p>The current “verify apps” feature on Android smartphones already checks for malware and …

Unprecedented Interest For Larger iPhones

451 Research released its latest survey which shows stronger interest in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 vs. the previous survey’s it did for the iPhone 5 and 5s. In some ways this isn’t too unexpected due to what I believe is even more speculation about Apple’s next iPhone having a larger screen than …

NASA Starts Building Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft

NASA gave the go-ahead to start construction of the first asteroid-bound spacecraft on Wednesday, which is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space …

Google gives its DIY smartphone, Ara, a developers’ bible

Get ready for the module ecosystem.<p>Today, Google released a Module Developers Kit (MDK) in advance of next week’s first Ara Developers Conference. This is the first detailed look at the do-it-yourself smartphones’ containers of features, the modules.<p>Last week, a video posted online showed the …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Information Systems

How do you fix two-thirds of the web in secret?

When word of the Heartbleed bug first came out, news spread like a fire alarm — but it didn’t spread evenly. The vulnerability was spread across as many as two out of every three servers, which made a standard disclosure impossible. Some companies like Facebook got the news early, either from …

The Heartbleed bug is affecting routers, too

Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the Heartbleed bug -- a flaw in OpenSSL that lets attackers bypass common security protocols -- has been …

On the Red Couch with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze

Glenn Beck is ready to talk. It’s an occupational requirement for the outspoken Texas-based radio personality, who hits the airwaves each weekday …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …