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1. Windows Defender does not defend Windows 7 against WannaCry
Defensive Computing is for people who use computing devices for work, not play. Rather than focus on the latest news or devices, this blog aims to be educational. Heavy on facts, light on opinions. Thanks to Kaspersky, we now know that 98% of the Windows machines infected by WannaCry/WannaCrypt were running Windows 7. Since, once it gets a foothold, the malware can infect an entire network, most of the attention was focused on...
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
Research | Computerworld
Information Technology | Security | Ransomware
2. Sencha Releases ExtReact for React Developers
Sencha, which makes a unified software package for building cross-platform web apps that power thousands of commercial web applications, has released ExtReact, a software service designed to enable React developers to add UI components efficiently to their applications. React, sometimes called React.js or ReactJS, is an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It is maintained by Facebook, Instagram and a community of individual developers and corporations. Until ExtReact was released...
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
News | Eweek
Information Technology | Software | Software Development
3. Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more
Microsoft on Wednesday announced a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform, including a Report Server that allows companies to keep all their data behind the firewall. Premium will offer "a capacity-based licensing model" based in part on whether users create content, access it frequently or just view it occasionally. The company also said that Power BI users will need a paid Pro subscription if they want to create...
Origional Story Date :5/15/2017
News | Computerworld
Information Technology | Software | Software Development | Data | Business Intelligence
4. Switching From PC to Mac: A Business User's Guide
You can be just as productive on a Mac computer as you can on a PC, but making the switch isn't necessarily easy. While Apple's operating system is similar to Windows in most ways, getting used to its quirks can take days or weeks. That's why we've compiled these 10 tips to help workers get up to speed on the ins and outs of using a Mac in a hurry....
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
HowTo | Business News Daily
Information Technology | Hardware | Computers
5. How Voice Interaction and the Internet of Things are Changing User Experience
Voice input and connected devices are changing how people interact with software and each other, altering our notions of UX Design. If you grew up watching Star Trek you saw Captain Kirk speaking directly to his ship. Not only did he give the ship commands, but the ship would speak back. While at the time this seemed a far-flung future (circa stardate 2300), these types of interactions have already arrived. Today’s homes are being equipped with connected devices that adjust the temperature and lock...
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
Research | Business 2 Community
Information Technology | Hardware | Networking | IoT | Voice Recognition
6. How WannaCry Impacts Cyber-Security Insurance
The WannaCry ransomware worm has raised the level of awareness about ransomware among the general public and it is also a major event for the cyber-security insurance industry that aims to help indemnify organizations against financial losses. The cyber-security insurance industry is a growing market, with forecasts predicting up to $5 billion in insurance premiums by 2020. The promise of cyber-security insurance is that in the event of a data breach, or ransomware event like WannaCry, organizations can...
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
Research | Eweek
Information Technology | Security | Ransomware
7. Surface Laptop is Microsoft's $999 flagship for Windows 10 S
Microsoft has a new Surface computer, but rather than a touchscreen tablet that adds a keyboard cover, the new Surface Laptop is exactly what it sounds like -- a shockingly traditional clamshell laptop. Announced at Microsoft's May 2 EDU event in New York, its biggest break from tradition may be its new operating system. This is one of the first products to run Microsoft's new Windows 10 S operating system, a "walled garden" version of the OS that promises safer app usage and...
Origional Story Date :5/15/2017
Editorial | CNET News
Information Technology | Hardware | Computers | Laptops | Software | Operating Systems | Windows
8. The Gig Economy and The Rise of the Uber-Specialists
Does the gig economy encourage the rise of the Uber Specialist? Where Uber Specialist means a person with deep and specific skills. Note: This has NOTHING to do with the car service. Effectively this is the market and model for independent consultants since the dawn of time. Where someone has a unique skill that people are willing to pay for. Simple. That’s consulting 101. What about generalists? We’ll come back to this. The Gig Economy encourages and enables people from...
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
Editorial | Business 2 Community
Information Technology | Gig Economy
9. Driverless Cars Will Fuel Future Chip Growth
While Apple's introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and the explosion of the smartphone market have helped to sustain the computer chip industry for a decade, industry leaders gathered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this week believe autonomous cars will fuel chip manufacturing for the next decade and beyond. "The industry is at a new inflection point," David Anderson, a top executive with SEMI, the chip industry's largest supplier trade association, said, referring to the development of self-driving cars and other...
Origional Story Date :5/22/2017
Research | Government Technology
Information Technology | Self-Driving Cars
10. Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware attack is a wake-up call for governments
A global ransomware attack hit thousands of Windows-based computers late last week, locking users' files and demanding Bitcoin payment to unlock them. The attack, called WannaCry (or WannaCrypt), is a lesson to both the IT industry and consumers, Microsoft's President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith argued in a blog post Sunday. But most of all, it is a wake-up call for governments, whose stockpiling of software vulnerabilities can be as dangerous as...
Origional Story Date :5/15/2017
News | Mashable
Information Technology | Security | Ransomware