YouTube Red and Google Play Music Will Merge To Create a New Service

YouTube’s head of music, Lyor Cohen, confirmed with The Verge that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service with YouTube Red to create a new streaming offering. “The important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play Music, and having one offering,” Cohen said. He goes on to say there may be a plan to include YouTube TV as well down the road.

Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from their website and online store around the world this week. Apple has yet to make an announcement but this suggests the iconic portable media players may be discontinued. Beyond new colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod nano in October 2012 and the iPod shuffle in September 2010. Apple continues to sell the iPod touch.  Apple last updated the iPod touch in July 2015 with an 8-megapixel rear camera.

Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft has many Windows-specific bounties but the Windows Bounty Program will include Windows 10, Windows Insider Preview, Hyper-V, Mitigation bypass, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Microsoft Edge.

Kaspersky Launches Free Antivirus Software

The free antivirus will be available in the US, Canada, and most Asia-Pacific countries over the next week or two.  The software was only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China and in Nordic countries during its trial run.

Adobe Is Finally Killing Flash

Adobe announced they are going to kill flash by 2020. Adobe is working with Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to put that last nail in Flash’s coffin over the course of the next three years.

Microsoft Not Killing Paint

There was a lot of buzz at the beginning of the week with the fact that Microsoft might kill off Paint. Microsoft has announced they are not killing off the popular paint program which has been in windows since the early 90s.

MacOS Users on High Sierra Having Issue With OneDrive

MacOS users on High Sierra are having issues with OneDrive since Microsoft stated they are not supporting FAT32 anymore. It’s good to point out that High Sierra is still in beta and does still not have an official release date at this time.