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Huge cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fix
- May 14, 2017

British media had reported past year that most public health organizations were using an outdated version of Microsoft Windows that was not equipped with security updates . "It would not be very hard at all to re-release this ransomware attack without a kill switch or without an approved kill switch that only they can activate". (more...)
Apple iTunes coming to the Windows Store Apple iTunes coming to the Windows Store
- May 14, 2017

Developers will use Fluent Design when creating their apps. iTunes is one of the most searched-for apps on the Windows Store, according to Microsoft , and fulfilling the wishes of customers is how you keep them happy and committed to your platform. (more...)
Microsoft will offer 3 flavors of Linux on the Windows Store
- May 14, 2017

Not only is the Windows Store lacking when it comes to Apps, limiting users to such a small selection takes away one of the operating system's biggest selling points. That version, Windows 10 S, can only get apps through the store, not directly from third parties such as Apple. Perhaps the most prominent change for the average user will be the launch of the Microsoft Fluent Design System , previously known as Project Neon. (more...)
Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries
- May 14, 2017

A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, Kaspersky said. It has issued a list of do's and dont's to these agencies and advised installation of relevant " patches " to protect against any data breaches. (more...)
Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card
- May 14, 2017

The child's sister said the latest incident began when he made a Mother's Day card for his grandmother and not Murphy, which the girl said threw her into a rage, per WRBC. The daughter told cops that Murphy found the card and fumed when she realized it wasn't for her, WBRC reported. Shontrell told police she did not believe she was acting violently. (more...)
WANE women help with Habitat Women Build project WANE women help with Habitat Women Build project
- May 14, 2017

The homes are for two single mothers. They spent the day volunteering-helping Habitat for Humanity build two homes in Lynmore estates. "It is absolutely life transforming for the families moving in here, but really, it is going to be transforming the entire community surrounding us". (more...)
A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing
- May 14, 2017

Comey appears to want to stay out of the spotlight, for now. " The same article suggested that Comey's inability "to stop sensitive leaks" was "one of the many reasons" he'd been fired in the first place". "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" he said . Trump said that in those conversations Comey told him he wasn't under investigation. (more...)
Trump mentions Russian Federation in statement on North Korean missile
- May 14, 2017

Yesterday, senior North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui said Pyongyang would have dialogue with the USA administration if conditions were right. It puts immediate pressure on South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, who campaigned on a platform of better engagement with the North. (more...)
Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol
- May 14, 2017

A 22-year-old security researcher in the United Kingdom, who goes by MalwareTech, registered that domain to analyze the attack, but it turned out the ransomware needed it to remain unregistered to keep spreading. "And the attackers know this very well and they take advantage of it in a very clever way". Once a single computer in a network is infected with WannaCry, the programme looks for other vulnerable computers on the network and infects them as well. (more...)
Windows 10 update appeals to iPhone users and makes video editing easier Windows 10 update appeals to iPhone users and makes video editing easier
- May 14, 2017

Like the name says, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available in fall, although Microsoft has not given a specific date yet. The other major feature is Microsoft Graph, which will connect Windows with iOS and Android devices to create a connected experience across Microsoft services across all three platforms. (more...)
Halep outlasts determined Mladenovic to retain Madrid title
- May 14, 2017

Mladenovic got off to a strong start in the tiebreak and took the second set after winning two long rallies. The match looked to be a quick affair once Halep won six straight games to take the first and lead in the second amid back problems for Mladenovic, but the emerging French star found a comfort zone and came back to force a decisive set. (more...)
LEGO Star Wars May the Fourth Build: Grand Admiral Thrawn's
- May 14, 2017

This was mentioned by author Alan Arnold when he was chronicling the making of 1980 film, " The Empire Strikes Back ". Fans caught on to the "punniness" of the phrase, and soon, Star Wars Day was born. Government officials from various parts of the world, including Australia, Russia, Canada and the United Kingdom, also shared messages under the tagline May the Fourth be with you. (more...)
Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data
- May 14, 2017

At Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the IT department "implemented some additional safeguards to protect against this particular threat", said spokesman Scott Gilbert. "I was quickly able to get a sample of the malware with the help of Kafeine, a good friend and fellow researcher". The ransomware appeared to have hit some 100,000 systems, more than half in Russian Federation, according to a tweet yesterday by malware researcher Jakub Kroustek. (more...)
Leaked OnePlus 5 Specs Surpass Galaxy S8
- May 14, 2017

Now, if the provided info is to be believed, the OnePlus 5 will be one of the most powerful smartphones out there, at least in terms of specs. A 23-megapixel shooter will be placed on the back of the device, and according to this info, the OnePlus 5 will not sport a dual camera setup on its back. (more...)
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S
- May 14, 2017

In the end, the Surface Laptop and the Windows 10 S have to balance everything out in order to become a serious rival for the Chromebooks. While this may seem similar to anything that Microsoft has done in the past, this time around it has a new operating system and the new Surface Laptop to boot. (more...)
Moto X4 branding and other details leak out Moto X4 branding and other details leak out
- May 14, 2017

According to reliable tipster Evan Blass , the phone will actually be known as the Moto X4. However, the presentation slide calls the Moto X4 as their "flagship" device with the Snapdragon 660 SoC. Many might be wondering if Motorola has killed its Moto X series as it's been a while since the handset from the family was released. That's not it; there will be IP68 dust and water resistance rating, support for the company's proprietary Turbo charging technology, and integration of Artificial ... (more...)
Halo 6 Won't Be Revealed at E3 or Gamescom 2017, 343i Confirms Halo 6 Won't Be Revealed at E3 or Gamescom 2017, 343i Confirms
- May 14, 2017

Thus, Ayoub will leave 343 Industries to be part of Mixed Reality, where he will aim for the "empowerment of education through technology". The man that has been working on the Halo franchise since Halo: Reach was in development in 2009 is moving away from the Halo series and on to "Mixed Reality". (more...)
Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea
- May 14, 2017

South Korea's new President Moon Jae In on Friday (May 12) scrapped state-issued school history textbooks introduced by his ousted predecessor, saying they represented an "outdated and one-sided" view of the past, his office said. The US is the South's security guarantor and has 28,500 troops stationed in the country, but Seoul was startled when Mr Trump suggested it should pay for the $1 billion THAAD system. (more...)
Azure goes database mad
- May 14, 2017

Microsoft also highlighted its vision to amplify human ingenuity with intelligent technology, bringing AI to every developer through the combination of the Microsoft cloud and AI. If you have been following us for any length of time, then you know about how Microsoft has been ramping up production of iOS and Android apps. "Tapping into Azure Cosmos DB gives them planet scale , so they can keep focused on growing their business". (more...)
At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyber attack
- May 14, 2017

Security experts say a cyberattack that holds computer data for ransom grew out of vulnerabilities purportedly identified by the National Security Agency. Hundreds of hospitals and clinics in the British National Health Service were infected on Friday, forcing them to send patients to other facilities. (more...)

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