As reported on Computerworld, businesses running on Windows 8.1 have until May 13 this year to upgrade to the just released Windows 8.1 Update, and if they fail to do this they will no longer be eligible for security updates and other enhancements.
Universal apps on the Windows ecosystem is about to become a reality, based on a concept that was announced at the company's annual Build conference last week. Developers could build a single application that will run on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even the Xbox One.
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A story of Wi-Fi congestion late last week caught my attention. As reported on Computerworld, the courtroom where the ongoing Apple versus Samsung battle is being played out has apparently suffered some technical setbacks--not in the court case, but in a physical system deployed within the room.
The new Jawbone Era comes with a minimalist and lightweight design that is 42 percent smaller than the old Era, in part made possible by its micro-electro-mechanical systems that also offers better performance despite its smaller size.
An Israel-based developer has discovered a design flaw in Google Chrome that could allow a rogue website to turn on the victim's microphone and listen in without any indication of it happening.
The highly touted "download booster" feature in the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, which bonds both Wi-Fi and LTE radios together to accelerate the download of large files, has apparently been disabled by some carriers.
A startup was forced into making the switch from NoSQL to a regular SQL-based database system after running into various issues with the former. This was disclosed by Matt Butcher, the head of the cloud engineering group for a start called Revolv in a personal blog post titled "NoSQL no more".
The Sydney Morning Herald conducted what was probably the first interview of the German software developer who was responsible for introducing the critical security flaw into the Heartbleed bug.
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