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Android Replacement in Development

Within the past few weeks there has been a lot of news about a mysterious new operating system called Fuchsia, which is in development now. Today Bloomberg news shed more light on the the creation and future of Google's mobile operating system. In fact it seems that within 3 years we may see a totally new OS. [...]

By | 2018-07-23T12:57:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Android Replacement in Development

Forgotten your lock screen Ubuntu password? This vulnerability could help.

Ubuntu released information about a vulnerability that could allow an attacker with physical access to the computer to bypass the lock screen, by removing the hard drive. The vulnerability was tested on Ubuntu 16.04.4. It is currently unclear whether it affects other versions of the operating system. After the device switches to low power mode, [...]

By | 2018-07-10T15:24:16+00:00 July 10th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Forgotten your lock screen Ubuntu password? This vulnerability could help.

Steam ends support for older versions of Windows

  Valve has provided users of Windows XP and Vista six months to update to more current operating systems. Otherwise, from January 2019 on-wards, they will no longer be able to use the Steam service. "Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. After January 19, 2018, the Steam client [...]

By | 2018-06-15T17:18:00+00:00 June 15th, 2018|IT News, IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Steam ends support for older versions of Windows

Newer versions of Ubuntu OS will start collecting user data; you will have an option to opt out

Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux operating system Ubuntu, has decided to go the route of Apple and Microsoft and start collecting user data and diagnostic information in their freely distributed operating system.  This change will be visible in the new release, 18.04 LTS, or codename Bionic Beaver.  They are set to collection user [...]

By | 2018-02-16T17:25:00+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Software News|Comments Off on Newer versions of Ubuntu OS will start collecting user data; you will have an option to opt out

Tacotron 2

Specialists from the search engine giant Google have published an article in which they stated that they have "created a speech generator capable of speaking indistinguishable from a living person." The development is called Tacotron 2 and has the ability to convert text to speech and sound as lifelike as humanly possible. The program is [...]

By | 2017-12-28T10:48:06+00:00 December 28th, 2017|IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Tacotron 2

MacOS High Sierra: A Fatal Flaw.

A huge flaw has recently been discovered in the newest operating system High Sierra on Apple laptops and desktops. This flaw gives a would be attacker the ability to access the admin rights to your system without a password. In fact, the only word needed is "root." After the initial login the assailant wont have [...]

By | 2017-11-28T18:05:02+00:00 November 28th, 2017|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on MacOS High Sierra: A Fatal Flaw.

Scammers have mimicked a popular Microsoft program to make a quick buck

ESET, a popular anti-virus solution, discovered a site that spreads the fraudulent version of Windows Movie Maker, a popular Microsoft program for creating and editing video. The site hits the top of the Google and Bing search engines. Support for Windows Movie Maker was terminated by Microsoft on January 10, 2017, the program is not available for download [...]

By | 2017-11-13T16:26:04+00:00 November 10th, 2017|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Scammers have mimicked a popular Microsoft program to make a quick buck

Google to add new security features to their web browser, Chrome

Google will add three new security features to Chrome, which will block hidden redirects to sites that are carried out without the knowledge and consent of the user.  The first of the three features will appear in the update of Chrome 64, scheduled for release in late January 2018.With the release of the version of [...]

By | 2017-11-10T18:25:47+00:00 November 10th, 2017|IT News, Software News|Comments Off on Google to add new security features to their web browser, Chrome

IBM High-Performance Operational Data Analytics System

Recently, IBM presented Integrated Analytics System, a new single system for data management. It provides rapid and easy access to the advanced opportunities of information analysis and allows you to work productively in private, public or hybrid cloud drives. The system combines different instruments of data management and allows experts to develop and quickly enroll [...]

By | 2017-11-09T09:52:51+00:00 November 9th, 2017|IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on IBM High-Performance Operational Data Analytics System

Microsoft Office 2007: Still used by many.

Whether it is Word, Excel or Powerpoint Microsoft's Office suite is used by the majority of students, consumers and businesses for everyday work. However, not everyone uses the latest version of Microsoft Office. In fact, a study by the IT company Spiceworks showed that out of 1,138 major US and Canadian companies  about 68% still use Microsoft Office 2007. [...]

By | 2017-11-14T11:26:00+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Software News|Comments Off on Microsoft Office 2007: Still used by many.
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