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Bose Videobar VB-S review: A great videobar with jarring caveats
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video conferencing

Bose Videobar VB-S review: A great videobar with jarring caveats

A video conferencing bar that's excellent in many ways, but could have been so much more
6 Feb 2023
Windows 10 users locked out of devices by unskippable Microsoft 365 advert
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bugs

Windows 10 users locked out of devices by unskippable Microsoft 365 advert

Entering payment information was the only way for some to enter their own PCs
3 Feb 2023
Hackers target business cloud environments by abusing Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status
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Security

Hackers target business cloud environments by abusing Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status

Proofpoint research found that hackers deliberately abused verification procedures to dupe firms with malicious apps
1 Feb 2023
Oracle’s Java subscription changes spark concerns over cost hikes for smaller businesses
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Software

Oracle’s Java subscription changes spark concerns over cost hikes for smaller businesses

Smaller businesses could incur significant cost hikes as high as 1,400% with most new customers expected to pay at least double
31 Jan 2023
What is Electron and why is it so controversial?
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software development

What is Electron and why is it so controversial?

Developers love the simplicity of Electron, and it could lead to major savings, but many urge caution over the potential security risks to users
31 Jan 2023
Yandex data breach reveals source code littered with racist language
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data breaches

Yandex data breach reveals source code littered with racist language

Yandex source code for a range of key services was leaked to a popular hacker forum last week
30 Jan 2023
The IT Pro Podcast: The problem with APIs
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application programming interface (API)

The IT Pro Podcast: The problem with APIs

With API attacks on the rise, knowing your attack surface is crucial
27 Jan 2023
Podcast transcript: The problem with APIs
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application programming interface (API)

Podcast transcript: The problem with APIs

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
27 Jan 2023
Kandao Meeting Pro review: A highly versatile camera ideal for most meeting scenarios
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video conferencing

Kandao Meeting Pro review: A highly versatile camera ideal for most meeting scenarios

A versatile panoramic meeting camera with good image quality and fast speaker tracking
27 Jan 2023
Accelerate full-stack web and mobile app development
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Whitepaper

Accelerate full-stack web and mobile app development

Three tips proven to help teams build modern apps faster
26 Jan 2023
Build modern applications on AWS
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Whitepaper

Build modern applications on AWS

Manage less. Build fast. Innovate more.
26 Jan 2023
Report: Regulatory and monetary incentives needed to adopt safer programming languages
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programming languages

Report: Regulatory and monetary incentives needed to adopt safer programming languages

Companies have been urged to create plans on how they intend to get rid of memory-unsafe code in their products
25 Jan 2023
Observability for developers
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Whitepaper

Observability for developers

What is observability
25 Jan 2023
Microsoft cloud revenue still sky-high as device sales continue to slide
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Cloud

Microsoft cloud revenue still sky-high as device sales continue to slide

The company's latest earnings call revealed that Azure cloud products delivered better-than-expected results while numbers in other divisions fell sub…
25 Jan 2023
Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug
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open source

Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug

Researchers at Trellix and GitHub have patched nearly 62,000 affected projects so far
24 Jan 2023
Freshworks CISO Jason Loomis on the first 100 days as security chief
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chief information security officer (CISO)

Freshworks CISO Jason Loomis on the first 100 days as security chief

Fewer than 100 days in the role, Jason Loomis reveals his plans for the future of security at Freshworks, and discusses the rising threat of API vulne…
23 Jan 2023
Podcast transcript: Building recession-proof architecture
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Development

Podcast transcript: Building recession-proof architecture

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
20 Jan 2023
The IT Pro Podcast: Building recession-proof architecture
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Development

The IT Pro Podcast: Building recession-proof architecture

Serverless, no-code, and low-code can be powerful tools for reducing development time and cost
20 Jan 2023
MSI to release securer BIOS settings after critical flaw discovered
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vulnerability

MSI to release securer BIOS settings after critical flaw discovered

The firm has admitted it essentially disabled Secure Boot on its motherboards in an attempt to improve customisability
20 Jan 2023
Windows 11 System Restore bug preventing users from accessing apps
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 System Restore bug preventing users from accessing apps

Microsoft has issued a series of workarounds for the issue which is affecting a range of apps including Office and Terminal
19 Jan 2023
Microsoft releases scripts to restore shortcuts deleted in faulty Windows Defender update
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft releases scripts to restore shortcuts deleted in faulty Windows Defender update

However, some users have resorted to creating their own fixes as they’ve encountered Microsoft’s to be problematic
16 Jan 2023
Windows Defender update deletes Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop shortcuts
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Microsoft Windows

Windows Defender update deletes Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop shortcuts

For now, it appears that administrators will have to manually recreate their shortcuts once the issue has been fixed
13 Jan 2023
Microsoft’s $10 billion OpenAI investment could end AI competition before it starts
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Business strategy

Microsoft’s $10 billion OpenAI investment could end AI competition before it starts

Investment on this scale is likely to put Microsoft ahead of rival firms on text processing, but questions remain around its profitability
13 Jan 2023