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Month: February 2018

  • February 28, 2018

    SetTV Service Review

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  • Microsoft CEO: Office 365 growth opportunity ‘a lot bigger than anything we’ve achieved’ At the Morgan Stanley TMT conference on Monday, Nadella spoke of opportunities in cloud productivity, along with the Azure public cloud infrastructure for hosting applications. Nadella also talked about how the company’s Power BI business intelligence service has grown recently. CNBC Satya Nadella defiantly turned Microsoft around he knows what he is doing great ideas and great CEO.
  • Microsoft has released an updated guide on driver security. This new guide offers advice that developers could use to ensure Windows drivers are secured against basic attacks and preventable flaws. The new guide —also available as a one-document PDF— is authored by Microsoft’s Don Marshall and comes to replace an older help page and includes: Bleeping Computer Great job by Microsoft to tighten up security.
  • But it seems like Microsoft is ready to ramp up its bot-building tools and messaging in the coming few months. Microsoft is working on v4 of its Bot Builder software development kit and has open sourced that SDK, as noted by Gary Pretty, Technical Strategist at Mando and Microsoft AI Most Valuable Professional (MVP). And both Python and Java support are coming to this version of the SDK, alongside existing C#, .NET and JavaScript options. (The Python and Java GitHub pages are not yet live, as Pretty notes.) ZDNet Microsoft knows that Python and Java are largely used platforms in web development world its great to see them embracing this new platform.
  • February 26, 2018

    Windows Phone is BACK from the DEAD

    Windows Phone is back. Well, sort of. Microsoft has started selling its Lumia-branded handsets in the Windows Store again. The Redmond-based technology company removed all trace of its Lumia smartphone range from the official store last year. It dropped a slew of handsets, including the Lumia 650 and the flagship Lumia 950. Express I love the Lumia camera but this reminds me of like well we found bunch these in back lets sell them. Just makes no sense to sell a dead platform.
  • Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the enterprise open source operating system developed by the world’s leading open source solutions provider Red Hat, is now available globally in the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace on a pay-as-you-go basis, bringing more choice and flexibility to customers of both Alibaba Cloud and Red Hat globally. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a stable foundation for modernizing IT infrastructure, on which enterprises and developers can roll out new applications, virtualize environments and create a hybrid cloud to deploy Red Hat’s certified open source solutions. Users can also customize their versions with add-on functionality from Alibaba, including desktop options and developer tools. Alibaba Cloud and Red Hat entered into a collaboration to leverage each other’s infrastructure and solutions in October 2017. BusinessWire Red Hat is really embracing the cloud just like Microsoft this shows a real adapt or die attitude with the company. Great move by Red Hat.
  • February 26, 2018

    OpenBSD releases Meltdown patch

    OpenBSD’s Meltdown patch has landed, in the form of a Version 11 code update that separates user memory pages from the kernel’s – pretty much the same approach as was taken in the Linux kernel. A few days after the Meltdown/Spectre bugs emerged in January, OpenBSD’s Phillip Guenther responded to user concerns with a post saying the operating system’s developers were working out what to do. The Register I am sure other BSD vendors will start releasing there’s as well now that FreeBSD is the first one.
  • Today is the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and Samsung has taken the wraps off of its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9. After totally revamping the Galaxy S line last year with the Galaxy S8, the S9 is more of a follow up to last year’s phone. You get more-or-less the same design with a revamped camera, improved fingerprint reader placement, and a newer processor. As usual there are two versions, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. arstechnica Still not sure I would go with the S9 over the Pixel but still a great Android phone. Samsung is the flagship leader against iPhone.
  • February 21, 2018

    Who Would Buy Twitter?

    Twitter is a very interesting company they started out as a 130 character limit microblog and have now expanded to a 260 character limit with live video and much more. They are a company that has changed direction a few times and have struggled to post a profit but is very valuable due to large brand recondition and a huge user base. Twitter has been entertaining offers from companies for a buyout but the question is Who would buy them and why? Disney was originally looking to purchase Twitter but that will not happen due to the political landscape on Twitter, Disney’s family-friendly reputation and the Twenty-First Century Fox purchase hanging in the balance. Disney has enough on its plate for now. AT&T was thought to possibly want to buy Twitter to compete with Verizon who recently bought AOL and Yahoo. That looks to be unlikely as the AT&T takeover of Time Warner hit a snag with CNN and the Justice Department since then AT&T has done nothing further with Twitter. Verizon has made no mention of a Twitter purchase as of late. A possibly deal with Salesforce looked good since Salesforce lost its chance to buy LinkedIn to Microsoft we all thought they would go after social network Twitter. Salesforce chose not to pursue Twitter in the end for the same reason as Disney the platform could be a hostile environment at times. I would have thought that the best company to purchase Twitter would have been Google. Google has struggled for a long time to put together a strong social media platform. They even tried to use the popularity of YouTube to get Google+ off the ground but it never went anywhere and Google Buzz was another drastic failure before Google+ so it would make sense for Google to buy the...
  • Cast you mind back to 2016 and you recall there were plans for a GNOME System Monitor redesign. The aim: to make checking system resource usage a little more accessible, ideally with historical data thrown into the mix for some added context. Two years on and the fruits of that redesigned effort are finally available to sample, albeit through a new app called (aptly enough) GNOME Usage. OMG Ubuntu This looks amazing I am going to load it on my Linux Box way overdue the wait was worth it.