News by ‘Anthony D. Curtis’

Microsoft to make major changes to Windows twice a year

Microsoft just released its most recent version of Windows, the Windows 10 Creator’s Update, and said the next feature update is currently targeted for release in September. The tech giant is set to release windows 10 update twice a year, each September and March. The company is committing...

Microsoft to allow Logins Without Password

Building technology that is both secure and easy to use is a tricky proposition. Microsoft is trying to make strides by giving customers a way to sign into their Microsoft accounts with smartphones—but without having to enter passwords. As explained in a Microsoft blog post...

BankBot trojan hits Google Play

A trojan virus that affects Android devices leaked online in January. This was the BankBot, a banking malware which disguised itself as a harmless program and able to avoid Google’s security scans. Weeks after the attack, the malware found its way to Google Play Store....

Facebook scraps React , welcomes successor React Fiber

Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn’t previously talked much about React Fiber, as the project is called, but it has actually been working on it for a while. The idea behind React Fiber is to...

IOT and cybersecurity: tomorrow’s threats today

A growing number of devices and appliances are now getting connected to a network, and to each other, to provide additional, enhanced features. We are beginning to see some of this potential being realised and the number of connected devices is growing fast. Cisco predicts...

Nokia begins work with Airtel to Bring 5G Technology to the World

A fast internet connection is a necessity in today’s world. Currently, the fastest available internet runs on what’s known as fourth generation  or 4G  technology. The fastest among 4G technology is called LTE, which is capable of delivering download speeds of 50mbps. However, a number of...

IBM and Red Hat collaborate to accelerate cloud adoption using OpenStack

IBM announced a collaboration with open source software solutions provider Red Hat that will provide the hybrid cloud infrastructure to help customers efficiently run cloud applications using OpenStack APIs. Under this collaboration, IBM and Red Hat plan to jointly market and sell the new offerings for...

Ubuntu abandons its phone efforts, set to switch back to GNOME

Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops, Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu is giving up on the project and will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME next year. Canonical is also ending development of Ubuntu software for phones and tablets, spelling doom...

Apple Patents MagSafe to USB-C Adapter

Apple has filed a patent for a MagSafe to USB-C adapter that could be used to power its notebooks and provide the breakaway protection users have come to appreciate. Despite Apple’s pivot away from the breakaway charging cable, people still love it — since it...

Apple Music on Android catches up with iOS

Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, rolled out a major (ver. 2.0) release to Android users today, introducing a new design that largely brings the app to parity with its iOS counterpart. The update includes a visual makeover, which organizes content into a few main...