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New Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5′ test build adds Sets, tabbed File Explorer

Microsoft released the second Windows 10 “Redstone 5″ test build to those in the Skip Ahead ring on March 7. Credit: Microsoft’s Jen Gentleman That build, No. 17618, brings back the Sets feature that Microsoft cut from Redstone 4 earlier this year. Sets is a window-management tool that allows users to group together web pages, documents, files and apps and… Read more →

Okta beats Q4 expectations with accelerated customer growth

Okta published its fourth quarter fiscal 2018 financial results on Wednesday, beating market expectations. The identity and device management firm posted a non-GAAP loss of 10 cents per share, compared to 66 cents in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Revenue came to $77.8 million, up 59 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for a loss of 15 cents per… Read more →

Homeland Security’s own IT security is a hot mess, watchdog finds

(Image: File photo) A government watchdog found that Homeland Security, the federal department in charge of protecting the nation’s cybersecurity, had a litany of security problems of it own. A newly released report by the department’s Office of Inspector General found many of the agency’s computers, including both unclassified and national security systems containing the highest “top secret” information, were… Read more →

Google adds video message feature to Duo

Google on Tuesday began rolling out a voicemail-like option for its video calling app Duo. If a user calls someone with Duo and their call is missed or declined, the user can record a video or voice message that’s up to 30 seconds long. After recording the message, the user is prompted to send it. The recipient can play the… Read more →

DevOps success is about culture, culture culture

DevOps may be seen as a workflow strategy, but its implications go much deeper. DevOps is a cultural change for many organizations, and those that get it right are seeing the fruits of their collaborative labor pay off. Photo: IBM Media Relations That’s the gist of a survey of 5,296 software developers, CTOs and software professionals, conducted and released by… Read more →

Time to bring back the software user conference

Time to end the gimmicks As an industry observer, I attend something like 40+ user conferences a year. My first industry conference, as a German native was of course… CeBIT in Hannover back in 1986. Every tech company has a user conference these days. And is it just me, or are they all starting to feel the exact same? Same… Read more →

Microsoft pitches Windows 10 as an AI platform for developers

Every tech vendor these days is quick to slap the AI label on products and services. Up until today, I thought Microsoft had done an admirable job in refraining from doing this with Windows. Credit: ZDNet But the shark has been jumped as of March 7, the company’s latest Windows Developer Day. Cue the eye rolls. Microsoft is telling developers… Read more →

Dropbox expands infrastructure footprint to boost file transfer speeds

Dropbox is is once again expanding its edge network to boost file access speeds. The cloud storage vendor said it plans to launch six new points-of-presence across North America and Europe to improve performance and reliability for users globally. Over the next several months, Dropbox will turn on points-of-presence in Atlanta, Denver, Berlin and Toronto, followed by Stockholm and Oslo… Read more →

March Madness: How to stream the 2018 NCAA tournament and Final Four

NCAA will live stream all 64 NCAA March Madness games online. (Image: Todd Taulman, Getty Images/iStockphoto) The 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, college basketball’s big dance otherwise known as March Madness, officially starts its first round of games on March 15. see also ​How to watch NFL football online this fall You have more choices for your football-watching… Read more →

Is Apple planning the death of the iPhone X’s most controversial design feature?

The “notch” While most users seem oblivious to iOS annoyances, visual design changes quickly become one of those “love-it-or-hate-it” things. And no iPhone design feature has been as controversial as the “notch.” But if a report by ETNews is correct, this feature could be gone by 2019. Must read: The five things that kill your iPhone’s battery the fastest According… Read more →

Indonesia blocks Tumblr for hosting porn content

After government ban, Tumblr is not accessible in Indonesia. (Image: Tumblr) Indonesia on Monday began blocking Tumblr over failure for the microblogging service to remove pornographic content from its site, AFP first reported. The move follows Tumblr not responding to a late-February letter from the Indonesia ministry demanding pornographic content be removed within 48 hours. Must read: Verizon rebranding Yahoo,… Read more →