He points to the BASIC programming language and the Altair BASIC interpreter, the first product from Bill Gates and fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, which they created in the 1970s for hobbyists to program on bare metal. Incidentally, Microsoft open-sourced the 1983 GW-BASIC interpreter last week as a historical software artifact. … [Read more...] about Ex-Windows chief: Here’s why Microsoft waged war on open source
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More on Microsoft's Windows 10 updatesWindows 10 1909: Microsoft ends 19H2 confusion, puts all testers on same buildsWindows 10 1903: Buggy update slows PCs, breaks Desktop Search, says MicrosoftWindows 10 CPU spikes? 1903 update brings fixes but also high usage issuesWindows 10: We're now gearing up for 1909 with new throttled release, says MicrosoftMicrosoft: These Windows 10 updates fix broken Visual Basic apps but not for 1903Microsoft warns Windows 10 admins: No more patches for 1703 after October 9No more buggy Windows 10 updates? Microsoft makes it easier to flag early flawsWindows 10 recovery: Microsoft borrows Apple's Mac cloud reinstall featureMicrosoft releases two new Windows 10 19H2 test buildsA new look for Windows 10 Start menu: Live Tiles ditched in leaked preview buildWindows 10 19H2: If you're on 1903, expect 'far faster' update, says MicrosoftMicrosoft starts testing Windows 10 19H2 in the Slow RingWindows 10 updates: We're now using AI to push 1803 users to 1903, … [Read more...] about Windows 10 1909: Microsoft pushes on with testing as 19H2 update rollout looms
There are still other options for fixing the vulnerability. iOS security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski says he'd like to see a "non-enterprise" mode for iPhones, since only a tiny fraction of devices will ever need the enterprise side-loading features. Apple could also encrypt devices' pair records, which would give connected computers less of a view into device activity. On the more technical side, Apple could use the iPhone's secure element to validate applications, giving apps the same level of security as a user's banking information. It still remains to be seen how much Apple will want to change as a result of the Wirelurker, but if the company decides to tighten up, there are plenty of ways to do it. … [Read more...] about The iPhone just lost its perfect security record — now what?
Voice Match is a Google Assistant feature that allows the assistant to tell the difference between who’s addressing it. Last month, 9to5Google reported that Google updated the Voice Match training process to allow it to distinguish between people with “significantly higher accuracy.” However, there are reportedly still limits on how much money you can spend using just your voice as security, Google confirmed to Android Police. … [Read more...] about Google tests voice matching to secure Google Assistant purchases
Best video conferencing software for business: Microsoft Teams plus eight more Zoom alternativesSecurity concerns gave rivals an opening. Usage of Microsoft Teams surged as the software and cloud giant ramped up marketing and added new features. Google rushed to make Google Meet a common part of the G Suite experience. Verizon bought Blue Jeans for its enterprise unit. Facebook launched Workplace Rooms for B2B and Messenger Rooms for consumers in a bid to give video conferencing a social twist. In addition, Zoom's infrastructure providers also became strong rivals. Zoom runs its own data centers, but also burst to the cloud. Given the big three cloud providers all have video collaboration tools, Zoom cut in Oracle Cloud as a partner. … [Read more...] about Zoom’s torrid 90 day sprint: Security, increased competition and becoming a verb