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Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion | Stories

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion | Storieshttps://news.microsoft.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-to-acquire-github-for-7-5-billion/Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

Windows 10 illegally collects data at install, says Brazil prosecutor

Windows 10 illegally collects data at install, says Brazil prosecutor - TechRepublic

Windows 10 illegally collects data at install, says Brazil prosecutor – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-illegally-collects-data-at-install-says-brazil-prosecutor/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472Federal prosecutors in Brazil have asked Microsoft to have Windows 10 stop automatically collecting user data within 15 days.

Apple Just Announced a New Cheaper iPad. Here’s What to Know About It

Apple Releases New iPad For Students to Compete With Google | Time

Apple Releases New iPad For Students to Compete With Google | Timehttp://time.com/5215980/new-ipad-2018-price-release-apple/In a move to challenge Google and Microsoft’s dominance in the classroom, Apple is releasing a new 9.7-inch iPad geared toward students, the company announced on Tuesday during a press event at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. This new iPad will support the Apple Pencil, the stylus accessory that, until this point, was only compatible with the company’s more expensive iPad Pro tablets. The new iPad will have an eight megapixel camera, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It will be powered by Apple A10 Fusion chip, the same processor found in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Designing for VR: A Beginners Guide

Designing for VR: A Beginners Guide - Marvel Blog

Designing for VR: A Beginners Guide – Marvel Bloghttps://blog.marvelapp.com/designing-vr-beginners-guide/?ref=donvy.comThe VR age is rapidly approaching. When the world’s largest tech companies (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple) are investing billions into the development of VR technologies, you know something big is on the horizon. Experts say that this VR revolution will be bigger than the advent of the mobile phone, and the first company to create a consumer VR product that is adopted by the masses will win big. Really big.

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Microsoft’s Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon’s Alexa, 25,000)

Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000) | ZDNet

Microsoft’s Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon’s Alexa, 25,000) | ZDNethttp://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-cortana-now-has-230-skills-and-amazons-alexa-25000/?promo=404&tag=nl.e404.em&ttag=e404&s_cid=e404&ftag=CAD-04-10aag0g&cval=cnet-nl-zd&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756Microsoft’s Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon’s Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn’t look to catch up any time soon.

‘Mailsploit’ Lets Hackers Forge Perfect Email Spoofs

https://www.wired.com/story/mailsploit-lets-hackers-forge-perfect-email-spoofs/?mbid=nl_120617_daily_list3_p5The attack uncovers bugs in how more than a dozen programs implement email’s creaky protocol. Haddouche says he contacted all of the affected firms months ago to warn them about the vulnerabilities he’s found. Yahoo Mail, Protonmail and Hushmail have already fixed their bugs, while Apple and Microsoft have told Haddouche they’re working on a fix, he says.

Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ Hackers Exploit a Microsoft Office Flaw—and NYC Terrorism Fears

https://www.wired.com/story/russia-fancy-bear-hackers-microsoft-office-flaw-and-nyc-terrorism-fears/?mbid=nl_110817_daily_list1_p3Kremlin hackers are adapting their phishing tactics with both the latest software vulnerabilities and the latest news, new McAfee findings show.

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Nearly undetectable Microsoft Office exploit installs malware without an email attachment

Nearly undetectable Microsoft Office exploit installs malware without an email attachment - TechRepublic

Nearly undetectable Microsoft Office exploit installs malware without an email attachment – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/nearly-undetectable-microsoft-office-exploit-installs-malware-without-an-email-attachment/?bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472&ftag=TRE684d531Security firm Sophos uncovered a zero day exploit that targets a 24-year-old data exchange protocol, and it can be used to silently attack machines with very little means of detection.