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Gmail op iOS waarschuwt voor phishing

Google heeft de Gmail-app voor iOS-gebruikers weer wat veiliger gemaakt. Wie op een verdachte link klikt, krijgt voortaan eerst een pop-up te zien …

De vervelende plaatsing van de vingerafdrukscanner op de Galaxy S8 is opgelost

De Samsung Galaxy S8 is overladen met complimentjes. Toch is er één ding die mensen niet kunnen waarderen, en dat is de plaatsing van de …

AI lawyer shoots down 160,000 parking tickets

Who said that chat bots were gimmicks? Certainly not DoNotPay's Joshua Browder. He recently noted to <i>VentureBeat</i> that his service's AI-driven virtual lawyer has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York City in nearly 2 years of service, saving drivers millions in the …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is writing a book called Hit Refresh

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is writing a book about his life, Microsoft, and how technology will shape the future. Titled <i>Hit Refresh</i>, the book is scheduled for a fall 2017 release through Harper Business. Nadella intends to give his proceeds to Microsoft Philanthropies.<p>This is Nadella's first book, …

OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened

Microsoft promised developers that Windows would run anywhere. This summer, it finally will.<p>The Windows 10 Anniversary update, due later this summer, …

Software

This $1.5 billion PC gaming company's first US store stole some of the spotlight from the new Apple Store in San Francisco

Razer is a company that makes PC game equipment for hardcore gamers.<p>Although relatively unknown to nongamers, the Southern California-based company enjoys a truly cult-like following, often being called the "Apple of the gaming industry." In its last round of funding, Razer was reportedly valued at …

San Francisco

Professor's nerdy cover of 'Love Yourself' will make you beliebe in Microsoft Excel

Today in Connecting with the Youth: a University of Texas business professor covered Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" — with a delightfully nerdy …

Review: HP’s EliteBook Folio G1 is the MacBook as it could’ve been

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a great keyboard and trackpad help it excel.<p>Apple’s laptop designs used to feel like they were a few years ahead of the …

Windows 10

MacBook versus Surface Pro 4: Battle of the ultra-lights

It’s funny, and a little humbling, to realize you’ve been doing it wrong.<p>I mean, all this time, I was comparing the Surface Pro 4 to Apple’s giant …

Europe's legal showdown with Google could start at any moment

Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday that she was looking closely at Google's deals with phone makers and operators, concerned that conditions related to its popular Android mobile operating system may be restricting competition. And that investigation is expected to kick off at some point this …

Google Search

It's time to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Security firm Trend Micro says it’s discovered two critical security flaws in Apple’s QuickTime software for Windows which could be exploited to attack PCs.<p>The vulnerability could put users at risk if they visit a web page or open a file injected with malicious content.<p>Currently, Trend Micro hasn’t …

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the …

Privacy

HP debuts the world's thinnest laptop

HP's new Spectre 13.3-inch laptop, running Windows 10, is gorgeous and only weighs 2.45 pounds. At 0.4 of an inch thick — as thick as a AAA battery — …

Apple's Sad Transformation Into 'The American Samsung'

Apple’s launch event on March 21st, and the subsequent roll-out of the hardware, continues a trend that has seen Cupertino move away from a single hero device to a bewildering range of devices trying to satisfy every part of the smartphone ecosystem.<p>The three major products were nowhere close to …

Tim Cook

Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio for free, will open source Xamarin runtime

Microsoft today announced that Xamarin is now available for free for every Visual Studio user. This includes all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Visual Studio Community Edition, Visual Studio Professional, and Visual Studio Enterprise.<p>Furthermore, Xamarin Studio for OS X is being made …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Details Action Center Improvements Coming In Windows Anniversary Update

In addition to the improvements to the Universal Windows App model, Microsoft is bringing new improvements to Action Center in Windows 10. To improve …

Build 2016: See Microsoft's great Continuum for Phones presentation (video)

There was not a lot of Windows 10 Mobile news at BUILD 2016, but the one stand-out session was the one specific to the OS – Continuum for Phones.<p>It …

Microsoft launches Cognitive Services based on Project Oxford and Bing

Microsoft today announced updates to its portfolio of machine learning tools. Until now they have fallen under the Project Oxford name, but now they are being rebranded to Microsoft Cognitive Services. The Project Oxford website now redirects to the new Cognitive Services website.<p>In total there are …

Machine Learning

Skype is getting Cortana and crazy bot messaging

You'll soon be able to use Skype to books trips, shop, and plan your schedule, just by chatting with Cortana. During its Build conference, Microsoft demoed how Skype users will soon be able to start a chat with Cortana and get things done just by having a conversation.<p>"Cortana is brokering the …

Bots

HP’s 15-inch Spectre x360 is a big, fast, sleek Windows laptop

HP’s new 15-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop is great fun. It’s powerful and full-featured, it’s good-looking, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break if I hold it wrong. It has the best attributes of the MacBook Pro — fast, easy on the eyes — and it also has things you just can’t get on a …

Consumer Tech

No, The 9.7 iPad Pro Won't Replace A Windows Laptop

Apple is now pushing the iPad as the “ultimate” PC replacement. Nice try.<p>Phil Schiller said this past week when Apple rolled out the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at an event in Cupertino that “You may not know this, but the majority of people who come to an iPad Pro are coming from a Windows PC,” he said, …

Microsoft Garage's SandDance lets you visually explore, and present data

Microsoft today introduced a new project called SandDance, a Microsoft Garage project made by Microsoft Research. The tool allows users to visually …

Microsoft Surface Book review: power, style and portability

Pros<p>Stylish build quality; impressive specs; great keyboard and trackpad<p>Cons<p>Expensive; heavy; full performance only possible with keyboard …

Instagram beta for Windows 10 mobile is here

Windows 10 users who’ve been waiting patiently for Instagram to arrive on their OS can finally download a public beta of the mobile app, released today on the Microsoft Store.<p>Like on every other versions of Instagram, Windows 10 users can use Facebook to sign into their account, edit photos on the …

12 things Microsoft does better than Apple

Microsoft makes some of the best apps you can get for an Apple iPhone, and Apple recently reciprocated that love by featuring Microsoft at one of its legendary on-stage events.<p>Still, as the second most valuable company in the world, Apple gets all the attention when it comes to technology.<p>Just know …

Huawei’s first Windows 2-in-1 is stylish and incredibly thin

Huwaei’s pitch for the MateBook revolves around productivity, and it appears to have the kinds of features and options that are needed for someone looking to squeeze a lot out of a 2-in-1. Huawei says the battery will last through 9 hours of video playback, or up to 13 hours of lighter use. The …

HP's Elite x3 is designed to be your Windows phone, laptop, and desktop

The Elite x3 is being made so powerful because, for it to really succeed, HP needs people to use it as more than a phone. The Elite x3 is designed around Continuum, a Windows 10 feature that lets Windows smartphones plug into a larger display and function almost like a full Windows computer with …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Wins Best Mobile Tablet Award At MWC 2016

The Global Mobile Awards for Best Mobile Handsets & Devices are a high point of the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress. Last year, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 …

Lenovo updates their affordable Yoga laptops with more power, better battery life

Underlying Lenovo’s view that their Yoga laptops are mobile products, the company has taken the opportunity to announce updates to their affordable …

The HP Elite x3 - A revolution in mobility