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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
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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
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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 ...

dateApr 19, 2015 in Software weblog
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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. ...

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 ...

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)

Microsoft Garage is what it sounds like, a techie haven where hackers, inventors and hackers who are potentially good inventors can pass around ideas and engage in team work so that ideas grow into real projects. Torque is ...

Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws

A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won ...

Google to stop SPDY protocol support early 2016

Goodbye SPDY. The official Chromium blog from Chris Bentzel, Multiplexing Manager and Bence Béky, HTTP/2 Enabler, said on Monday they are saying goodbye to SPDY, the open nonstandard protocol that they were using. Chrome ...

Microsoft event to talk about fresh-start Windows 9

Microsoft is about to introduce Windows 9 next week at an event, ahead of its widespread release in 2015. The project for the next Windows operating system has been given the internal code name as Threshold.

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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
Mozilla is making plans for 64-bit Firefox browser
Confide off-the-record app comes to Android
Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

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