Monthly Archives: March 2017

Microsoft: We’ve got 10 million Insiders testing Windows 10 to keep bugs at bay

Microsoft says its new fan-centric culture has helped it attract 10 million users to its public Windows testing group, the Windows Insider program.  By Liam Tung | March 28, 2017   Microsoft describes feedback from Windows Insider program members as "fast and furious". Image: ZDNet/Microsoft     Microsoft launched Windows Insider in October 2014 with…
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Apple iCloud hack threat gets worse: Here’s what we’ve learned

Hackers are threatening to remotely wipe an unknown number of iPhones, iPads, and Macs unless Apple pays a ransom. The picture is becoming clearer. This is what you need to know.  By Zack WhittakerMarch 28, 2017   (Image: file photo)       Hackers are demanding Apple pay a ransom in bitcoin, or they claim…
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Apple iCloud ransom demands: The facts you need to know

ZDNet has uncovered several loose ends with a claim regarding millions of iCloud accounts held for ransom, and questions remain. Users should act with an abundance of caution to protect their accounts.  By Zack WhittakerMarch 24, 2017   (Image: file photo)       Hackers are demanding Apple pay a ransom in bitcoin or they'll…
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The reasons why you should hide your IP address

Published: March 24, 2017 Caption by: Charlie Osborne     As your IP becomes firmly linked to your physical identity, it is more important than ever that we take personal responsibility for how exposed we allow ourselves to be online. Stop marketers If you've ever wondered why adverts on Facebook suddenly appear related to your…
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No more Apple knockoffs? Amazon plots major purge of pirate products

Amazon's new brand registry will allow product makers and consumers to raise a flag over counterfeit goods.  By Liam Tung | March 23, 2017   The new registry will allow brands, shoppers and Amazon to raise a warning over counterfeit goods, which may then be taken down. Image: Sarah Tew/CNET     Amazon is signaling…
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