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Fine Google and pay

In what some are calling retaliation to a five billion dollar fine levied against Google by the EU, the search behemoth has announced that manufacturers will soon have to pay a licensing fees for devices destined for use inside the EU’s Economic Area (EEA) that use Google pre-installed apps. While technically the Android O/S is free …

News about Microsoft’s Managed Desktop (MMD) Service

Microsoft plans to help / replace traditional IT administrators with the launch of its Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) service. With MMD, customers get pre configured hardware running on top of Windows 10. Along with 365 Enterprise subscriptions and cloud based system management. The new platform allows Microsoft to monitor subscribed systems, and install security patches, O/S …

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  • Windows Server 2019 remains in release limbo
    by Gregg Keizer on October 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Almost lost in the noise about Microsoft yanking Windows 10's latest upgrade from distribution was the Redmond, Wash. company's decision to do the same thing with the newest Windows Server editions.Both Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 1809 remained in limbo as of Monday.[ Related: The best places to find Windows 10 ISOs]"We have temporarily removed all media for Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809," the company said in an Oct. 12 update to a blog post. "If you have already downloaded media, please don't install it and wait until more information is available to proceed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • This Platform Is Making Management of Apple Devices Easy
    by DealPost Team on October 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Whether you’re just getting your small business off the ground or growing an already successful venture, onboarding and maintaining your employees’ tech gadgets are important steps. Unfortunately, IT can be expensive — and out of the question for many small businesses. Even if you can afford to purchase reliable Apple devices for your growing staff, it can be hard to find the time to keep them updated without a specialist. That’s where Jamf Now comes into play: it’s a cloud-based solution that delivers Apple management and security with just a few minutes of setup.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • The 10 best coding bootcamps
    by Sharon Florentine on October 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    If you’re looking to beef up your developer teams, don’t discount talent from coding bootcamps. Many bootcamp graduates are eager to make a career change, get back into the workforce after a leave or simply add to their existing coding skills. But how can you gauge the quality of coding bootcamps to ensure you are hiring talent that has the chops to excel? The best measure may come from students and graduates themselves.Switchup.com, a review and ranking guide dedicated to providing objective information about bootcamps, has examined thousands of alumni reviews to determine price, location, job support and instructor quality at a wide range of coding bootcamps. CIO.com has narrowed the list to ten, focusing on bootcamps that offer an online option or are based in the U.S. Here’s our list, along with location, average user review and courses offered so you can be certain your talent is top-notch.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • IoT roundup: Content delivery networks make a play for IoT business
    by Jon Gold on October 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    It’s a measure of how big and meaningful a particular technology trend is when big companies that weren’t necessarily in on the ground floor start making a major push for relevance in the market. A couple years ago, every tech company in the world couldn’t wait to tell you about how into the cloud they were, and the same thing is happening to IoT. The pivots, they are a-comin’.This month, some of the heavy hitters moving to make themselves more appealing to the burgeoning IoT market are content delivery networks (CDN) like Akamai and Limelight, both of which were eager to trumpet their edge credentials.More on IoT:To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • 1,500 Windows 10 Insiders may have been bitten by file-deletion bug
    by Gregg Keizer on October 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Up to 1,500 beta testers may have had files deleted by a bug in Windows 10, all without triggering an examination by Microsoft, according to data from the company.The bug, which erased user files in the Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos folders, forced Microsoft to take the unprecedented move of pulling the Windows 10 1809 feature upgrade from public distribution. Four days after announcing 1809's release, Microsoft barred access to the upgrade via Windows Update, told those who had installed it to stay off their PCs and warned users who had downloaded but not installed it to trash the disk image.To read this article in full, please click her […]

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  • Supply Chain Security 101: An Expert’s View
    by BrianKrebs on October 13, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Earlier this month I spoke at a cybersecurity conference in Albany, N.Y. alongside Tony Sager, senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security and a former bug hunter at the U.S. National Security Agency. We  talked at length about many issues, including supply chain security, and I asked Sager whether he'd heard anything about rumors that Supermicro -- a high tech firm in San Jose, Calif. -- had allegedly inserted hardware backdoors in technology sold to a number of American companies. […]

  • Patch Tuesday, October 2018 Edition
    by BrianKrebs on October 11, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Microsoft this week released software updates to fix roughly 50 security problems with various versions of its Windows operating system and related software, including one flaw that is already being exploited and another for which exploit code is publicly available. […]

  • Naming & Shaming Web Polluters: Xiongmai
    by BrianKrebs on October 10, 2018 at 12:41 am

    What do we do with a company that regularly pumps metric tons of virtual toxic sludge onto the Internet and yet refuses to clean up their act? If ever there were a technology giant that deserved to be named and shamed for polluting the Web, it is Xiongmai -- a Chinese maker of electronic parts that power a huge percentage of cheap digital video recorders (DVRs) and Internet-connected security cameras. […]

  • Supply Chain Security is the Whole Enchilada, But Who’s Willing to Pay for It?
    by BrianKrebs on October 5, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    From time to time, there emerge cybersecurity stories of such potential impact that they have the effect of making all other security concerns seem minuscule and trifling by comparison. Yesterday was one of those times. Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday published a bombshell investigation alleging that Chinese cyber spies had used a U.S.-based tech firm to secretly embed tiny computer chips into electronic devices purchased and used by almost 30 different companies. There aren't any corroborating accounts of this scoop so far, but it is both fascinating and terrifying to look at why threats to the global technology supply chain can be so difficult to detect, verify and counter. […]

  • When Security Researchers Pose as Cybercrooks, Who Can Tell the Difference?
    by BrianKrebs on October 2, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    A ridiculous number of companies are exposing some or all of their proprietary and customer data by putting it in the cloud without any kind of authentication needed to read, alter or destroy it. When cybercriminals are the first to discover these missteps, usually the outcome is a demand for money in return for the stolen data. But when these screw-ups are unearthed by security professionals seeking to make a name for themselves, the resulting publicity often can leave the breached organization wishing they'd instead been quietly extorted by anonymous crooks. […]

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  • Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One
    by Jonathan Shieber on October 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Richard Branson has reportedly stepped down from the chairman role of Virgin Hyperloop One. In a statement, cited by Reuters, Branson said that the company would require a more time than he could devote to the company. “At this stage in the company’s evolution, I feel it needs a more hands-on Chair, who can focus on […]

  • Ford expands self-driving vehicle program to Washington, D.C.
    by Kirsten Korosec on October 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Ford is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Washington, D.C., the fourth city to join the automaker’s testing program as it prepares to launch a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021. Ford will begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the district in the first quarter of 2019. The company is already is testing in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Miami.  […]

  • A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary
    by Sarah Perez on October 22, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Google Play has generated more than twice the downloads of the iOS App Store, reaching a 70% share of worldwide downloads in 2017, according to a new report from App Annie, released in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Android Market, now called Google Play. The report also examined the state of Google Play’s […]

  • Cowboy, the Belgian e-bike startup, raises €10M Series A
    by Steve O'Hear on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Cowboy, the Belgian startup that designed and sells a smarter electronic bicycle, has raised €10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous backers Index Ventures and Hardware Club. The new capital will be used to scale operations and expand beyond Belgium into Germany, U.K., Netherlands and […]

  • Lime is building its first scooter ‘lifestyle brand store’ in LA
    by Josh Constine on October 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    How can Lime differentiate its scooters and bikes from the piles of Birds and Spins filling Los Angeles sidewalks? Apparently with a physical storefront where it can convince customers of the wonders of on-demand mobility. According to a job listing from Lime seeking a “Retail Store Manager,” the startup plans to open a “lifestyle brand […]