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Slack announces improved search tool

Slack is announcing major updates to its search tool that it says makes finding information across the platform faster and more intuitive. Specifically, Slack is adding predictive features like smart filters and suggested results to provide users with tailored search results. The search filters feature provides users a list of suggested results when they start typing in the search bar,… Read more →

Box acqui-hires team from machine learning startup Butter.ai

Box on Tuesday said that it’s acquiring the team behind Butter.ai, a startup that built software for finding files across a bevy of business applications. Under the deal, the entire Butter.ai team will join Box and the original application will shut down. In a blog post, Box said the deal will allow the company to bring more intelligent search features… Read more →

Google Pay rolls out peer-to-peer payments: Can it chase down Venmo?

Google Pay is getting peer-to-peer payments as it consolidates its efforts to better compete with the likes of PayPal and its Venmo. The search giant’s payment efforts have been a tail of focused apps doing different things. Google announced a move to rebrand Android Pay and Google Wallet last year and then had Google Pay Send, which was a peer-to-peer… Read more →

Apple fixes iPhone crash bug whenever Taiwan was mentioned

(Image: ZDNet) Apple has fixed a bug that could remotely crash some iPhones. The bug caused a crash — known as a denial-of-service — when the word “Taiwan” or the Taiwanese flag was mentioned or displayed in any app. The technology giant confirmed the fix in a security update Monday, after the release of iOS 11.4.1, crediting security researcher Patrick… Read more →

Google infuses machine learning into suite of ad tools, takes aim at Amazon

Google on Tuesday detailed a new suite of marketing tools that taps into the company’s vast repertoire of machine learning technology. Overall, the tools are aimed at helping marketers create more effective and optimized ads — but there’s a noticeable element of anti-Amazon underlining some of the key products. Special feature Special report: Data, AI, IoT: The Future of Retail… Read more →

Moment Pro camera app for iOS and Android: Take control of your smartphone’s camera

top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 CES and MWC are over and it’s time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. Read More Smartphone cameras today are excellent and apps loaded on your phones get better each year. Moment has several lens options, including the wide angle one I purchased earlier… Read more →

Is iOS 11.4 draining your iPhone’s battery?

If you’ve noticed that the battery life on your iPhone is not what it used to be, it’s likely that the problem isn’t with your iPhone or some setting or app, but a bug in iOS 11.4. Must read : Don’t buy these Apple products (July 2018 edition) Apple’s support forum has been blowing up with complaints from users that… Read more →

AT&T buys threat intelligence company AlienVault

Fresh off of its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T said Tuesday that it’s buying AlienVault, a cybersecurity and threat intelligence company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based in San Mateo, California, AlienVault is known for its Open Threat Exchange (OTX) threat intelligence community platform and other services for detecting and responding to security threats. The company has racked… Read more →

How to enable USB Restricted Mode in iOS 11.4.1

Apple has added a new security feature to iOS 11.4.1 that makes it harder for hackers – as well as law enforcement and government agencies – to unlock your iPhone. Here’s how to enable this feature. Must read: Don’t buy these Apple products (July 2018 edition) The new feature prevents USB accessories from connecting to the iOS device if the… Read more →

BlackTech threat group steals D-Link certificates to spread backdoor malware

Researchers have uncovered a new malicious campaign which utilizes stolen D-Link certificates to sign malware. On Monday, a team from cybersecurity firm ESET said the new malware campaign was spotted when the company’s systems marked several files as malicious. The files raised the interest of researchers after it was noted that the flagged files were digitally signed using a legitimate… Read more →

Ticketmaster breach was part of a larger credit card skimming effort, analysis shows

Ticketmaster was targeted by the Magecart hackers. (Image: file photo) A recent breach at Ticketmaster was just “the tip of the iceberg” of a wider, massive credit card skimming operation, new research has found. At least 800 e-commerce sites are said to be affected, after they included code developed by third-party companies and later altered by hackers, according to security… Read more →