Macs Vulnerable to Firmware Attacks Like ‘Thunderstrike’, Says Duo Security

Since 2015, Apple Inc has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released on Friday by Duo Security. Duo examined what is known as firmware in… Read More Macs Vulnerable to Firmware Attacks Like ‘Thunderstrike’, Says Duo Security

Microsoft Shows Off Fluent Design Start Menu in Latest Windows 10 Preview Build

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build that shows off the future design for upcoming builds. The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 has been released for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who have opted in to “Skip Ahead only.” The Build 17004 shows off glimpses of Fluent Design that… Read More Microsoft Shows Off Fluent Design Start Menu in Latest Windows 10 Preview Build

Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Microsoft Corp’s lineup of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company’s surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple with its Surface Studio desktop machine last fall, according to some tech critics. At the same time, the Surface range competes… Read More Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

British web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday slammed as a “bad idea” recent calls in Britain and the United States to weaken cyber encryption. “I know that if you’re trying to catch terrorists it’s really tempting to demand to be able to break all that encryption,” Berners-Lee told the BBC. “But if you break that… Read More Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

Microsoft has launched yet another app for iOS users called Sprinkles. The camera app predicts captions depending on the photo taken, and also suggests stickers to elevate the cool-quotient of your ordinary photo. It appears to be Microsoft’s turn to try to combat Snapchat competition (the new trend among tech companies nowadays), and is available… Read More Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

Samsung Display Reportedly Expects Foldable Smartphones to Be Commercialised in 2019

While some reports from earlier this year indicated that Samsung is looking to launch a foldable smartphone by as early as Q3 this year, a report cites Samsung Display’s principal engineer Kim Tae-woong to say such smartphones may not be commercialised until 2019. As per Kim Tae-woong, the bezel-less display by the company already sells… Read More Samsung Display Reportedly Expects Foldable Smartphones to Be Commercialised in 2019

Pioneer Rayz Plus Headphones Let You Charge Your iPhone 7 While Listening to Music

Apple decided to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, and kept only a single Lightning port that can be used for both listening to audio and charging the phones. The company bundled Lightning-powered EarPods along with the devices, and a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter to smooth the transition for many… Read More Pioneer Rayz Plus Headphones Let You Charge Your iPhone 7 While Listening to Music

Reliance Jio Stands for Affordability in a World Where ‘Data Is the New Oil’: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Ltd chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday said the company’s newly launched telecom venture Reliance Jio stands for affordability and data is the new oil in the industry. “Jio stands for affordability. Jio is conceived at a time when the world was in the phase of digitising. Data is the new… Read More Reliance Jio Stands for Affordability in a World Where ‘Data Is the New Oil’: Mukesh Ambani

Apple Music ‘Well Past’ 20 Million Subscribers, Reveals Eddy Cue

In an interview at the Code Media conference on Monday, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue shared that the subscribers of company’s music streaming service – Apple Music – are now “well past” 20 million. He wasn’t more specific than that, and the news isn’t really a revelation, as the… Read More Apple Music ‘Well Past’ 20 Million Subscribers, Reveals Eddy Cue