Microsoft’s Spring fling: Is another new Surface device category coming?

We’re officially one week into “Spring” in this part of the world, and still no word on Microsoft’s long-rumored Spring 2017 hardware launch. Since early 2016 or so, a number of us Microsoft watchers have been hearing and predicting that the company would roll out its next versions of its Surface Book PC (Surface Book 2) and Surface Pro tablet… Read more →

How to love your iPad again

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How to convert a standard PowerPoint deck to widescreen in 30 minutes or less

If you’re like me, you’ve been building presentations for years. You probably started out making standard (4:3) size decks. These days, there is increasing demand for widescreen (16:9) decks. Different projects and clients demand different size decks. Sometimes it’s easy to mess up on a widescreen project, and build a deck in the standard size, the way you’ve been accustomed… Read more →

Security awareness relies on balance of technical, human-behavior skill sets

Imagine a teeter totter (or seesaw, if you will). One one side, sits a technical security practitioner. On the other side, sits a person with advanced skills in changing behaviors and community engagement. In order for the teeter totter to stay level, each person needs to have equal experience, or one needs to move further to the center to achieve… Read more →

Xiaomi Redmi 4A becomes the new budget king in India with 250k sold in four minutes

Xiaomi’s efforts to continue to put the sword to its competitors by offering value-driven phones to price-conscious Indian consumers met with resounding success yet again. 250,000 of the newly launched budget Redmi 4A smartphones were recently devoured by smartphone-crazed Indians in under four minutes flat in a flash sale orchestrated by Amazon India. (Smartphones are the top-selling category on the… Read more →

This is the dishwasher with an unsecured web server we deserve

(Image: Miele) In 2017, previous prognostications of Refrigergeddon — where the internet of vulnerable things begins to turn malicious — may have landed on the wrong whitegood, with manufacturer Miele showing how Washergeddon could start. Over the weekend, CVE-2017-7240 appeared from Jens Regel of Schneider & Wulf, who said he found a directory traversal vulnerability on a Miele Professional PG… Read more →

Amazon Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9: Hands-on screenshots

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​Microsoft yanks Docs.com search after complaints of exposed sensitive files

(Image: file photo) Microsoft has quietly removed a feature on its document sharing site Docs.com that allowed anyone to search through millions of files for sensitive and personal information. Users had complained over the weekend on Twitter that anyone could use the site’s search box to trawl through publicly-accessible documents and files stored on the site, which were clearly meant… Read more →

How to control what data your Android apps transmit

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How to protect your Apple iCloud account

Your Apple iCloud account may be open to attacks. Maybe the London-based hacker group — which goes by the name “Turkish Crime Family” — doesn’t have access to 250-million Apple iCloud account names and passwords. But they do have access to some indeterminate number of accounts, and that’s more than enough reason to exercise caution: Protect your iCloud password and… Read more →