Critical Intel security patch will slow PCs, servers and Macs

Computer Weekly

AMD shares rise on news that the performance of millions of Windows PCs, Linux servers and Apple Macs is to be impacted by critical updates for a recently discovered security flaw in Intel chips manufactured in the past 10 years

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Why R2? Step-by-Step: Solve BYOD Challenges with Workplace Join in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

IT Pros Rock!

As one method of addressing this growing need, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 In addition, Workplace Join is also supported for Apple iOS mobile devices. Workplace Join in Windows 8.1. Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1

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Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys


With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. According to Google, security keys provide better protection against phishing and you don’t need connections or batteries. Sam Srinivas, Product Management Director, Information Security, Google, is the organization’s vice president. Notably, Apple is not a member. Cyber Securit

With iOS 14, Apple is finally letting the iPhone home screen get complicated

The Verge

Meanwhile, Windows Phone was experimenting with Live Tiles and Android was letting users throw widgets anywhere they wanted. Apple is finally allowing the home screen on iOS 14 to become complicated. There are four main ways that Apple is adding complication.

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Apple’s App Store fees are ‘highway robbery,’ says House antitrust committee chair

The Verge

30 percent is unconscionable,” says Congressman David Cicilline Apple is acting like a monopolist and a bully, according to the chairman of the House antitrust subcommittee. The timing of all this couldn’t be worse for Apple. Have you heard anything from Apple?

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How to secure Google Drive


Google Drive is like cloud storage and is similar to One Drive (Microsoft) and iCloud (Apple). Data stored in the Drive may be corrupted or deleted if the app’s security is messed up with. This article will show you two ways in which you can secure Google Drive.

Are Apple-specific threats on the rise?

Network World

Macs are really no more secure than a PC, but for many years there just weren’t as many out there because of the expense of the hardware and other issues. James Plouffe, lead solutions architect at mobile-security company MobileIron, said there are, however, a couple of oft-overlooked things that also protect Macs. They've historically been a much less popular choice among both consumers, enterprises, and hackers alike.

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Apple is still tending its walled garden

The Verge

Apple has released public betas for the next big Apple Watch and Mac software updates. If you’re paying for Apple News Plus, this may be exactly what you want to happen. If you click a link in Safari, it opens Apple News.

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LinkedIn Shuts Down Four XSS Flaws, Is wireless the Trojan horse in your network security? and more


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) summer internship program for community college students focusing on cybersecurity was so successful, the department plans to ramp it up.” Is wireless the Trojan horse in your network security? Via Help Net Security, more here.

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft outlines IT tools in Windows 10 Creators Update

ComputerWorld IT Management

With the forthcoming "Creators Update" to Windows, not to mention the sleek new Surface computers, it seems clear Microsoft is targeting the artistic community that Apple seems to be abandoning. But that doesn't mean the update to Windows is just for the artistically minded. Now Microsoft has outlined new features in the update that are aimed specifically at IT professionals in a blog post by Rob Lefferts, director of program management, Windows enterprise and security.

Data Security and its Importance on the Internet


Information Technology Blog - - Data Security and its Importance on the Internet - Information Technology Blog. Users are partly responsible for their own safety, and often the lack of security updates and knowledge of security protocol has made them vulnerable to malicious attacks.

BYOD Basics: Securely Enabling iOS in the Workplace


Microsoft Virtual Academy provides a great starting point in regards to BYOD enablement in a module entitled System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager & Windows Intune. Some settings supported by Apple will only be applicable to iOS.

More on OnLive: New Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Cross-Platform Deployment for Graphics Intensive Applications


NEW ONLIVE CLOUD SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURE CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT FOR GRAPHICS INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS. The applications and data reside in the secure data center and only pixels are streamed to end users’ devices, protecting applications and data from piracy and malicious use.

Hackers Find New Life from ‘End of Life‘ Technologies

SecureWorld News

The most recent example of this is for organizations using Windows 7. Windows 7 'End of Life' is a cybercrime opportunity. Patching: a failed security paradigm? However, in many devices, security patches simply don't happen. [tech]: Apple iPad vs the Blackberry Playbook

Sean Daniel

Apple iPad vs the Blackberry Playbook. So I own an iPad (Hey, the Windows 8 tablet’s aren’t out yet, it’s ok!), Build in Applications Apple’s Mail client is beautiful, and makes doing email fun. Windows 7. (47). Windows 8. (4). Windows 7. [tech]: Why I'm Super Happy with Windows 8

Sean Daniel

Why I’m Super Happy with Windows 8. But with Windows 8 , I held off installing it as my production machine until 2 months after RTM. I loved Windows 7 so much. It was the XP Bliss days all over again, but on a faster, more secure, more compatible, more more more system.

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mSecure 5 password manager: Why Dropbox, iCloud, Wi-Fi, or shared file cloud syncing aren't available

Tech Republic Security

mSecure assists Apple, Windows, and Android users in securely managing passwords across various devices, though some syncing features are not included in the latest release. Erik Eckel explores why

Apple 103 [tech]: Why I plan on using the new Windows Home.

Sean Daniel

Why I plan on using the new Windows Home Server 2011. I’m sure you have heard by now, that the Release Candidate of the new Windows Home Server 2011 is available for download. Did I mention free security? Thus no longer using security protocols from 8 years ago.

Guided Hands-on Lab: BYOD Mobile Device Management with.

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Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Windows 8. Windows Azure. Windows Server 2012. Guided Hands-on Lab: BYOD Mobile Device Management with System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune. Guided Hands-on Lab: BYOD Mobile Device Management with System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune. Guided Hands-on Lab: BYOD Mobile Device Management with System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune.

Technology Short Take #68

Scott Lowe

Security. Sysdig Falco , a behavioral security tool with support for containers (can run in a container and can monitor containers) looks like it could be a useful addition to your security toolset. I was also recently introduced to a company called HexaTier (formerly GreenSQL), which provides a database security product supporting both on-premises deployments as well as cloud-based deployments, and supports public cloud database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings.

What Windows can teach the Mac about the switch to ARM processors

The Verge

We knew ARM-based Mac processors were coming, but Mark Gurman is reporting at Bloomberg that Apple will announce the transition at its online-only WWDC later this month. The biggest one is how Apple will handle apps coded for Intel’s x86 processors. That’s the Windows way.

Apple 94 [tech]: How To Install Windows Home Server 2011.

Sean Daniel

How To Install Windows Home Server 2011 on your MediaSmart or DataVault Hardware. Next up you’ll have to copy the Windows Home Server 2011 DVD to the root of the disk. This makes the Thumb drive and the DVD look identical in Windows Explorer. Windows 7. (47).

What’s The Best Device For Your Workplace: Laptop, Tablet, Or Mobile Phone?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Total sales of computers that run either Windows, OS X, or Chrome were at about 32 million in 2010. In a number of different industries they have been using Windows boxes for decades and they really don’t see any need to change.

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MOBI to ePUB Conversion Made Easy with These 7 Converters


Both of these are popular eBook file formats that are used by various eBook readers, including Apple, Kindle, Sony, Google, and more. Works well with different operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux. Completely free and secure. Complete data security.

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Best cloud storage services: Back up, share, and collaborate more easily

Mashable VR

BEST FOR WINDOWS AND OFFICE 365 USERS. It doesn't offer as much storage as some competitors, but Microsoft OneDrive is great for Windows users. IMAGE: Apple. BEST FOR APPLE USERS. Apple iCloud. BEST FOR SECURITY.

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Safari to support password-less logins via Face ID and Touch ID later this year

The Verge

Safari 14, the version of Apple’s browser that will ship with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, will let you use Face ID or Touch ID to log in to websites built to support the feature. It should make logging into a website as easy as logging into an app secured with Touch ID or Face ID.

Apple 83 [tech]: Home Server and SBS Add-in to Automate.

Sean Daniel

One of the most popular posts on my blog is how to enable Apple’s Time Machine backup to backup to your Windows Home Server 2011 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. You can download the add-in directly from the Using Windows Home Server Forums , or We Got Served forums. The add-in should work fine on Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and also Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

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7 Best eBook Converters for Bulk Conversion


The salient features of Kitaboo eBook converter include – Supports multiple book platforms such as Apple iBooks, Google Playbooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Adobe Digital Editions, epub.js Compatibility with Windows, iOS and Android operating systems. directly to the program window.

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8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats


After conversion, the eBooks can be made available on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems and can be viewed on all major book platforms such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Playbooks, Kobo, Adobe Digital Editions, Readium-based custom eBook readers, ePub.JS-based

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Technology Short Take #67

Scott Lowe

Jason Messer has an article describing how networking works with Windows containers. Security. OS X users might find this Apple support article on OS X wireless roaming to be helpful. You may have heard about Microsoft’s announcement regarding running Bash on Windows; here’s an article written by Deepu Thomas with more details on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which makes running native Linux ELF64 binaries on Windows possible. (By

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How to convert iBooks to PDF


Most Apple devices come with a pre-installed app called Books. This allows you to enjoy audiobooks and ebooks just by signing into your Apple ID. This can be tricky, but this method will show you how to coverts iBooks to PDF in two ways, both for macOS and Windows.

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What Microsoft did wrong with Windows Phone OS (or why it's not.

A Screw's Loose

What Microsoft did wrong with Windows Phone OS (or why it’s not ready for the enterprise). Microsoft decided to pull a page out of Apple’s book when they released their first WP7 phone, they were going to sell to consumers and the way they were going to do that was by linking their phone to the Xbox. If you walked into a Verizon or AT&T store they weren’t trying to hawk a Windows Phone, it was the latest Android handset or else the iPhone. Security. Windows Phone.

Microsoft’s new Android antivirus app is now available in preview

The Verge

The software giant revealed that Windows Defender was making its way to both iOS and Android earlier this year , but didn’t fully detail what to expect. Apple sandboxes iOS apps by default and prevents most end users from sideloading apps without the App Store in the first place.

Windows Phone 7 and why it doesn't suck! - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

Windows Phone 7 and why it doesn’t suck! They weren’t much different than the first iPhone in that they were missing lots of features (does anyone still remember complaining that how dare Apple release a phone without Cut and Paste) but the good news were that the phones worked and came in a bunch of flavors – even if they were all based upon Vanilla. They have since released Windows Phone 7.5 Security. Windows Phone. Security. About.

How To Bypass Activation Lock On iPhone In Various Scenarios


However, buying a used Apple device is not as simple as you might think. Otherwise, you may see the Activation Lock screen, which requires the previous owner’s Apple ID and you won’t be able to use the phone. See also: How To Reset Apple ID Password On iPhone.

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What’s going on in the Mobile World in September 2013


Right now, the only device out there I can unequivocally sponsor is the new Nexus 7, all of Apple’s offerings are close to a year old, HTC and Samsung’s top devices are four months old, and Sony, Motorola and LG all have new devices out there, but they are not for everyone.

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DearMob iPhone Manager Review [iPad Mini Sweepstakes]


Every Apple user accepts the fact that iTunes is a big mess. Apple recently tried to improve iTunes, but it has not been enough. However it can often become frustrating to use it, especially for Windows PC users and especially for those who need to perform faster operations.

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How to check malware on MacBook


Apple has built a quiet strong security system in its OS, so the MacBook owners are not exposed to the malware as much as the owners of Windows OS. To check malware on MacBook, Apple started to build malware detection and file quarantine.

The biggest announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

The Verge

The others are Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC. Apple’s is still “on” as an online-only event, and though you never know with Apple I suspect it will try to make a splash with new versions of iOS, iPadOS, and it might even remember to do something with macOS.

How to set a custom text to a Mac login screen


Using system preferences: First, click on the Apple icon to open the Apple menu. You will find the Apple icon on the top-left corner of the screen in the menu bar. From this menu, you need to click on the ‘security and privacy’ option to open it.

Wikileaks’ dump of CIA exploits exposes enterprises to new risks

Network World

Corporations concerned about the release of thousands of CIA documents detailing hacks against Apple iOS and Mac OSX, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows, Linux and Solaris need to conduct a fresh round of risk assessment that takes the new revelations into account.

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Filing shows where Microsoft is really making its money; reveals M&A spending; adds Netflix, Hulu, Tencent to list of rivals


Apple’s App Store) as a material risk to its business. Those are some of our takeaways from the Redmond company’s new Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission , an annual treasure trove of tidbits about the tech giant. Windows grew by 9% to $22.3

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How to check malware on Mac


To avoid this to happen to you, make sure that you always have protection from malware and don’t reduce your security to the lowest level. There is a list of potential malicious extensions that Apple has made, but there are also many others that are not on this list.