Apple Brings Its Hardware Microphone Disconnect Feature To iPads
Apple has brought its hardware microphone disconnect security feature to its latest iPads. From a report: The microphone disconnect security feature aims to make it far more difficult for hackers to use malware or a malicious app to eavesdrop on a device's surroundings. The feature was first introduced to Macs by way of Apple's T2 security chip last year. The security chip ensured that the microphone was physically disconnected from the device when the user shuts their MacBook lid. The idea g...
5 Free Networking Products To Help Businesses Survive Working From Home
CRN rounded up some free networking products, as well as security, application performance and business continuity solutions, to making working from home easier for businesses to stay productive during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Zelos is like a cross-game battle pass, rewarding you for completing challenges in games you already play
People seem to love the concept of the battle pass. Largely popularized by Fortnite, battle passes reward players for playing well, and playing often. The better you do, the more XP you earn; the more XP you earn, the more stuff (new looks for your character, or victory dances to fire off at the end […]
Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51
Anick Jesdanun, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, has died in New York City of coronavirus complications
Broadband Engineers Threatened Due To 5G Coronavirus Conspiracies
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Telecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks. Facebook has removed one anti-5G group in which users were being encouraged to supply footage of them destroying mobile phone equipment...
EU Rules Rental Car Companies Don't Need To Pay A License To Rent Cars With Radios That Might Play Music
Slashdot Asks: Do You Own a Gaming Console? What Titles Have You Been Playing Lately?
What games have you been playing on your Xbox, or PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch? Any game on your PC? Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Zoom's Encryption Is 'Not Suited for Secrets' and Has Surprising Links To China, Researchers Discover
The Guardian view on immunity passports: an idea whose time has not come | Editorial
A phone app seems better than a passport as a way out of the lockdown. This system will need to be temporary, installed at users’ discretion and have privacy at its core Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage If ministers think immunity passports or wristbands are the answer to resolving the immediate coronavirus crisis, they are asking the wrong question. Such a system, ...
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‘Zoombombing’ Becomes a Dangerous Organized Effort
Zoom, the videoconferencing app, has become a target for harassment and abuse coordinated in private off-platform chats.
Highlights of the day: TSMC on track to 5nm volume production
TSMC may not have been entirely unscathed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted production and chilled end-market demand, but the outlook of for the foundry's advanced manufacturing processes remains robust, with its 5nm node on track to start volume production in second-quarter 2020. The server sector has also seen robust orders thanks to the pandemic that is fueling deman...
Venture Capital Firm General Catalyst Raises $2.3 Billion Amid Coronavirus Crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic, and the social isolation required to fight its spread, has released a torrent of uncertainty on the investing world as much of the economy shutters, millions shelter in place, and travel halts. Still, throughout this calamity, venture firms continue to invest and fundraise.
Colleges expand VPN capacity, conferencing to answer COVID-19
Colleges that moved from on-campus classrooms to remote learning due to COVID-19 had to quickly upgrade networks to support new VPN connections for remote access. Fortunately, many online-learning platforms rely on cloud-based applications that don’t put additional strain on campus networks. For example, The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., added extra VPN user licenses for studen...
12 Modern Free WordPress Themes
Hope you are all good , this post will introduce some of the most modern WordPress themes that are fully responsive out of the box. However, there are so many of them and it becomes difficult to choose one. In this post, I have hand-picked some of the best responsive WordPress themes for you to […]
Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements
Microsoft has published a second preview of .NET 5 . A merger of .NET Standard and .NET Core that is intended to unify the .NET platform, .NET 5 is described by Microsoft as “the future of .NET.” The second .NET 5 preview, released April 2, brings additional code quality improvements to the Ryujit compiler as well as garbage collection enhancements. High-level goals for .NET 5 include providing...
Releasing The Ethical Design Handbook When We Needed It Most
Ethics is a timely subject for all of us who work on digital products, so it was no surprise The Ethical Design Handbook was well received. There is a real need for practical solutions beyond just complying with the law. The book offers ways to evaluate current practices, create opportunities for change when needed, and embed ethical design into your workflow. Something Good In The Mail As prin...
Instacart shoppers will soon receive health kits with face masks
In an announcement this week, Instacart said that it will start providing its full-service shoppers with health and safety kits from third-party manufacturers. These new items are intended to help protect shoppers from contracting the novel coronavirus and developing COVID-19. The company repeatedly stresses that it has been following CDC guidelines, but says now that it is taking ‘proactive st...
Sneezeguards, toilet paper, and visits from lonely seniors: Running a post office during the pandemic
Oracle teases prospect of playing nicely with open-source Java in update to WebLogic application server
NSO Group: Facebook tried to license our spyware to snoop on its own addicts – the same spyware it's suing us over
Microsoft brings Mixed Reality toys and other improvements to 'citizen developers' using low-code Power Apps platform
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Motorola casually trots out third UK release in as many months: This time it's a 'Lite' take on the Moto G8 Power
Cabinet Office dangles £15m for help ditching its Single Operating Platform for cloud-based ERP system
UK judge gives Google a choice: Either let SEO expert read your ranking algos or withdraw High Court evidence
Tech services biz Allvotec furloughing staff, asking remainder – including top brass – to take pay cut
Zoom vows to spend next 90 days thinking hard about its security and privacy after rough week, meeting ID war-dialing tool emer
Exclusive: Amazon to delay Prime Day event due to coronavirus, outlines cloud risks
Amazon.com Inc is postponing its major summer shopping event, Prime Day, until at least August and expects a potential $100 million hit from excess devices it might now sell at a discount, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters.
'The Last of Us Part II' Is Being Delayed Indefinitely
The game's release is being postponed due to logistical concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
How to use your Android phone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings
If you’re sick of peeling the tape off your laptop's camera every time you need to call into a virtual meeting, look no further than the Android phone lying on your desk. That’s right, you can use your Android phone as a makeshift webcam for Zoom or Skype video calls—no cables required. There are a few different apps you can use, depending on your PC. If you have a Mac, your best bet is EpocCam...
‘Nasty Nellie’ Alison Arngrim reads ‘Little House on the Prairie’ books for fans during coronavirus pandemic
Amid coronavirus crisis, experts detect ‘dramatic’ hacks on the WHO and ‘negligent’ security precautions