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Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft open sources C# standards work

April 8, 2021

Via: Info World

Microsoft is moving standardization of its object-oriented, type-safe C# language to a public repository of the .NET Foundation, providing a public space for ongoing work on the standard. Everything from language innovation and feature design through implementation and standardization will […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft accused of stifling secondhand software market

April 8, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Second user software licence reseller ValueLicensing has picked up where the 2012 European Economic Area ruling in favour of UsedSoft left off. The company has filed a claim in the High Court in London against Microsoft for abuse of dominance […]


Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Hackers Exploit Unpatched VPNs to Install Ransomware on Industrial Targets

April 8, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Unpatched Fortinet VPN devices are being targeted in a series of attacks against industrial enterprises in Europe to deploy a new strain of ransomware called “Cring” inside corporate networks. At least one of the hacking incidents led to the temporary […]


Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Android to Support Rust Programming Language to Prevent Memory Flaws

April 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Google on Tuesday announced that its open source version of the Android operating system will add support for Rust programming language in a bid to prevent memory safety bugs. To that end, the company has been building parts of the […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google Assistant driving mode slowly rolling out to more countries

April 5, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

After introducing the Assistant Driving Mode in the United States last year, Google has decided that it’s finally time to make the feature available to users in other countries too. If you’re not living in the US, chances are that […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft Edge user numbers keep growing as Firefox falls

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

NetMarketShare’s 2020 report showed that Edge’s 7.59% desktop market share pushed it past Firefox in March last year. Now, a different analytics company—StatCounter (via Windows Latest)—reports that Edge has been adding users over the last few months as Firefox’s userbase […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Microsoft’s Cortana for Android and iOS is now dead

April 2, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Microsoft announced back in July that it will discontinue Cortana for Android and iOS in 2021. If you’ve been using the digital assistant on your mobile phone, then you’ll probably be disappointed to hear that the app is no longer […]


Computing, Software & Applications

What is functional programming? A practical guide

April 1, 2021

Via: Info World

Functional programming has been a current in software development since the earliest days, but has taken on new importance in the modern era. This article looks at the concepts behind functional programming and offers a practical understanding with examples in […]


Apps & OS, Gadgets, Mobile

Casio adds Wear OS to latest G-Shock watch for the first time

April 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The GSW-H1000 is designed to help users stay in shape using activity goals and fitness tracking. Included is a 1.2-inch dual-layer monochrome LCD and color TFT LCD (360 x 360 pixels) touchscreen with a three-tier layout that puts multiple data […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Siri no longer has a default female voice in latest iOS beta

April 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Apple’s voice assistant Siri no longer defaults to the English-speaking female voice in the latest iOS beta. Instead, iOS will prompt users to choose a voice when they set up the Siri feature. The AI assistant already has several to […]