rss Last update Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app, 1 hour ago

Software news

Encryption made easier: Just talk like a parent

Encrypting emails can be tedious, difficult and very confusing. And even for those who have mastered the process, it's useless unless the intended recipient has the correct software to decode the message. A Georgia Institute ...

dateJul 03, 2015 in Software
shares77 comments 5

First smartphone app that predicts GPA created

If you're a college student wondering how your study and party habits will affect your GPA, wonder no longer. Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first app that automatically predicts college students' ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Software
shares61 comments 0

OrangeSec pair said Cortana visited Android

Can, did, Cortana work on Android? A talked-about act at droidcon 2015: a presentation titled "Cracking Cortana." The OrangeSec team arrived at the Turin, Italy, event to show their work in a CortanaProxy server for intercepting ...

Redirect to SMB vulnerability in Windows discovered

News stories on tech spots on Monday reported that the Irvine, California, security company Cylance's SPEAR research team discovered a vulnerability relating to all versions of Windows including the Windows 10 Preview. The ...

Big browsers fall in Pwn2Own exploit competition

Name any of the big browsers and there's an exploit for it. All four major browsers fell down during the Pwn2Own hacking competition running concurrently with the CanSecWest 2015 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...

Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.

The iPhone gets Office Lens app, Android in preview

When you can turn your phone into a pocket-sized scanner you know you're in business, a capability that is quite useful for anyone who needs to walk in and out of collaborative meetings to seed and complete projects. Written ...

Report: Trusted Voice option rolling out for some

Smart Lock is arguably the best new feature in Android Lollipop, wrote Droid Life founder "Kellex" in March. With a secure lock screen set, he said, the user gets a number of options in Smart Lock to keep the phone or tablet ...

Do Not Track will be off default state in IE, Spartan

The Do Not Track (DNT) requests that a web application disable its tracking individual users. Well, Microsoft announced it is changing how Do Not Track (DNT) is implemented in future versions of their browsers. They will ...

Windows Insiders can try out Project Spartan browser

Microsoft has opened up the (literal) windows, called in creatives, and has been engineering a next-generation browser. Project Spartan is to reflect the general mood of fresh air at Redmond. Although "Project Spartan" carries ...

Android Wear with ADM will ring out phone location

A message for you on Thursday from Andrew Flynn, software engineer, on the official Android blog: Android Device Manager, which was launched in 2013 to help find your Android phone, has a new twist. The Android blog said ...

BPG image format judged awesome versus JPEG

If these three letters could talk, BPG, they would say something like "Farewell, JPEG." Better Portable Graphics (BPG) is a new image format based on HEVC and supported by browsers with a small Javascript decoder. The format ...

Build your own Siri: An open-source digital assistant

An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple's Siri is designed to spark a new generation of "intelligent personal assistants" for wearables and other devices. It could also lead to much-needed advancements ...

Answers in a shake with Microsoft's Torque (w/ Video)
Google to stop SPDY protocol support early 2016
Microsoft event to talk about fresh-start Windows 9
Linux distrib vendors make patches available for GHOST
Google to update translation app for phones
Fun cryptography app pleases students and teachers
Google eyes Chrome on Windows laptop battery drain
Security CTO to detail Android Fake ID flaw at Black Hat
Self-repairing software tackles malware
Blink, point, solve an equation: Introducing PhotoMath
Microsoft beefs up security protection in Windows 10
Team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification
Review: Adapting to new Google email is a chore

Find more news articles via sort by date page