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Google toughening enforcement of 30% revenue share with app developers
Google Android

Google toughening enforcement of 30% revenue share with app developers

Reports indicate the updates could come as soon as next week
25 Sep 2020
Windows XP source code allegedly leaked online
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Microsoft Windows

Windows XP source code allegedly leaked online

The suspected Microsoft operating system files were spread on the anonymous forum 4chan
25 Sep 2020
Kaspersky blasts Amazon's indoor drone as a 'major security risk'
Amazon's new camera security drone, 'Always home'
hacking

Kaspersky blasts Amazon's indoor drone as a 'major security risk'

The IoT device could be used by hackers to locate valuables and map out routes through a home, researchers warn
25 Sep 2020
Spotify and Epic take on Apple’s 30% ‘App Tax’
Mobile

Spotify and Epic take on Apple’s 30% ‘App Tax’

The Coalition for App Fairness demands changes to the iPhone maker's 'anti-competitive practices'
25 Sep 2020
Microsoft warns 'Zerologon' Windows Server bug being exploited by hackers
Ones and zeros traveling towards darkness
exploits

Microsoft warns 'Zerologon' Windows Server bug being exploited by hackers

The tech giant is 'actively tracking' threat actors using the exploit to access domain controllers
25 Sep 2020
Spotify CEO to invest €1bn to 'protect EU startups from US buyers'
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek speaking at the company's Investor Day in 2018
startups

Spotify CEO to invest €1bn to 'protect EU startups from US buyers'

Daniel Ek argues too many entrepreneurs are selling up to US firms before their ideas have been 'fully realised'
25 Sep 2020
Hey Google, navigate where there's no COVID-19
Google Maps COVID-19 overlay in Florida
Google Android

Hey Google, navigate where there's no COVID-19

Google Maps will soon offer a COVID-19 overlay at the national, state, county and city levels
24 Sep 2020
Microsoft lays out water-positive plans for next decade
Business strategy

Microsoft lays out water-positive plans for next decade

Microsoft plans to focus its water savings on 40 high-stress basins worldwide
24 Sep 2020
6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online
The mobile app for Microsoft's Bing search engine
data protection

6.5TB of Microsoft Bing user data potentially leaked online

A server containing user data was left unprotected in the first week of September, researchers say
24 Sep 2020
Tribune Publishing staff enraged after phishing test promises $10k bonuses
The Chicago Tribune building at night
phishing

Tribune Publishing staff enraged after phishing test promises $10k bonuses

Employees working on struggling US newspapers take to Twitter to condemn "cruel" practice
24 Sep 2020
Microsoft hints at stand-alone successor to Office 2019 suite
Microsoft Office

Microsoft hints at stand-alone successor to Office 2019 suite

The firm appears to U-turn on plans to scrap 'perpetual licence' editions of Microsoft Office
24 Sep 2020
Intel launches IoT-focused Core, Celeron, Pentium and Atom processors
Hardware

Intel launches IoT-focused Core, Celeron, Pentium and Atom processors

Intel expects a surge in IoT, and these processors are ready to handle it
23 Sep 2020
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare launches Oct. 30
microsoft healthcare cloud diagram in blue
Cloud

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare launches Oct. 30

Development will continue, as Microsoft plans to support and grow the health care ecosystem
23 Sep 2020
Salesforce launches remote marketing and commerce platform
digital marketing

Salesforce launches remote marketing and commerce platform

Digital 360 aims to give every business the tools to operate at 'Black Friday levels' every day
23 Sep 2020
Security staff are being forced to upskill in their own time
Careers & training

Security staff are being forced to upskill in their own time

Many businesses aren’t prioritising internal training, causing workers to spend their own time on professional development
23 Sep 2020
COVID-19 and Brexit are rendering AI models redundant
Data & insights

COVID-19 and Brexit are rendering AI models redundant

The degradation of accurate data has forced most UK data leaders to rethink their business strategies
23 Sep 2020
Every Microsoft Teams update from Ignite 2020
collaboration

Every Microsoft Teams update from Ignite 2020

UI improvements, feature updates, new functionality, and a glimpse at Teams' future on Android
23 Sep 2020
Microsoft Edge will arrive on Linux next month
The Edge browser on a laptop that is in a shop
web browser

Microsoft Edge will arrive on Linux next month

Preview version of the web browser aims to court developers and advanced users to Edge
23 Sep 2020
CloudBees: DevOps initiatives increased during the pandemic
DevOps

CloudBees: DevOps initiatives increased during the pandemic

More than half of technology professionals now practise daily DevOps standup meetings
23 Sep 2020
HP Chromebox G3 supports dual 4K monitors
HP Chromebox G3 PC on white background
Hardware

HP Chromebox G3 supports dual 4K monitors

Opt for up to 128GB solid-state hard drive and removable microSD storage
22 Sep 2020
Lexmark cloud now allows third-party management and more
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managed print services

Lexmark cloud now allows third-party management and more

Premium apps will also be free for all Lexmark partners
22 Sep 2020
Microsoft now has a managed service for adding chat tools to existing apps
An unseen user interacting with a live chat feed displayed on a smartphone
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft now has a managed service for adding chat tools to existing apps

The Azure Communications Service lets developers add chat functionality ‘in minutes using a few lines of code’
22 Sep 2020
Microsoft aims to simplify security portfolio with Defender rebrand
cyber security

Microsoft aims to simplify security portfolio with Defender rebrand

Move coincides with updates for Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, and Defender for Endpoint
22 Sep 2020