7 hottest phones unveiled at MWC 2018 The Galaxy S9 is not the only new player hurtling out of Barcelona. There's an iPhone X clone from Asus, a classic Nokia that makes a comeback and a futuristic Vivo concept phone. A cybercriminal campaign focused on targeting the supply chain through the exploitation of ASUS Live Update software may have involved the installation of backdoors on over one million PCs.On Monday, researchers from Kaspersky Labs said the attack was first detected in January 2019. It is believed that the campaign, dubbed Operation ShadowHammer, took place between June and November 2018 and has potentially compromised countless users -- despite there being only a small list of individuals the hackers wished to target.Operation ShadowHammer leverages the ASUS Live Update Utility, which comes pre-installed on the majority of ASUS computers.ASUS Live Update is intended for ensuring computer systems, such as drivers, apps, BIOS, and UEFI all receive upgrades and patches … [Read more...] about Hijacked ASUS Live Update software installs backdoors on countless PCs worldwide
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caption Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella source Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Microsoft reported earnings for the holiday quarter of 2018, and came in just about exactly at Wall Street expectations on revenue. Notably, Microsoft just barely missed expectations on earnings per share – but Microsoft says that it’s because of a one-time charge around the new tax laws, and it would have beat otherwise. Overall, Microsoft showed strong growth in all of its three business units, with Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and the Surface hardware line as standouts. Microsoft stock is down some 2.5% in after-hours trading at the time of writing. Microsoft reported results for its holiday quarter on Wednesday after the bell – and posted earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations, though it showed stronger-than-expected cloud revenue. Microsoft stock is down some 2.5% in after-hours trading at the time of writing. Microsoft … [Read more...] about Microsoft earnings meet Wall Street expectations, and the stock sinks 2.5%
Both Microsoft and Google would like to be your one-stop shop for business productivity software. Their respective subscription offerings, Office 365 and G Suite, tick all the top-level boxes on your company's communications and productivity checklist. Each suite includes the following features: Business email and shared calendaring services attached to custom domainsOnline storage, with shared space for collaboration and a large allotment of personal storage space for each user accountProductivity apps for creating and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentationsCorporate communication tools, including messaging, online meetings, and video conferencingA management interface, with advanced features such as compliance and archiving for enterprise customers as well as security features including two-factor authenticationBoth of these services are underpinned by a robust, highly reliable cloud infrastructure with data centers worldwide. (And if the G Suite brand … [Read more...] about Office 365 vs G Suite: Which productivity suite is best for your business?
Nov 29, 10:33 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 11/29/18 AT 7:55 AM American soldiers would soon be able to engage in combat training using specialized HoloLens AR headsets made by Microsoft now that the Redmond giant won a $480 million military contract with the U.S. government. Since Microsoft won the bidding, it will be providing the military with prototypes of augmented reality systems for two years. The documentation describing the bidding process also indicated that the deal may result to follow-on orders of over 100,000 headsets. Microsoft is primarily tasked to come up with AR tech that would give soldiers the ability to engage in “25 bloodless battles before the 1st battle.” This means the headsets would be used in live combat training, so that military men would be better at detecting, deciding and engaging before the enemy. “Augmented … [Read more...] about Microsoft Will Supply American Soldiers With HoloLens AR Headsets For Combat Training
In 2016, Microsoft achieved OneCore, a unified platform kernel designed to provide a cohesive Windows experience across form factors. From the desktop contexts of Surface Laptop, Surface Studio or Surface Pro (in laptop mode), to augmented reality with HoloLens to the tablet modes of Surface Pro and Surface Go Microsoft is striving to make Windows 10 one OS for all. Conceptually the idea is great. The execution, however, falls short due to limited developer support, a weak app ecosystem and an underdeveloped touch user interface which all leads to a less than ideal tablet experience. Windows 10 with millions of legacy desktop apps and multiple input modalities is unmatched for productivity. Still, Apple, Google, and Samsung boast superior tablet experiences and more robust app ecosystems. And their quests to make their productivity options more competitive is ever so slowly narrowing Microsoft's entrenched lead. Ironically, this path to challenging Microsoft's productivity forte was … [Read more...] about Why Microsoft needs to fix its broken tablet mode in Windows 10 (before it’s too late)