Category Archives: Microsoft

GitHub is blocking access from some areas due to US sanctions

Future is in the cloud. You may say yes or no, but some services are already – obviously – cloud-based, like e-mail or social networks. Also, some kinds of Internet services are expected to work as cloud service – like GitHub, a code-hosting service used by many software developers. And fact, that GitHub is cloud-based service, means that… Read More »

Microsoft Windows’s 10 Your Phone app now works better with Android

With OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple announced new package of features called Continuity. It serves as closer connection between Macs and iOS devices. You can call from your Mac using paired iPhone or to start working on one device and to continue on another device thanks to feature called Handoff. It’s much more, and Microsoft also… Read More »

Affinity Publisher is here

Adobe products are here for years and became the industry standard. Since Adobe changed its pricing policy and turned into subscription model, many users are finding alternatives. The best competitor is Serif. It released Affinity Photo as Adobe Photoshop killer and Affinity Designer to replace Adobe Illustrator. Serif released its product for Mac and Windows, and, of course,… Read More »

New iCloud app for PC

Apple’s apps for Windows PC, like iTunes, QuickTime or Safari, are trash. And the same applies to iCloud for Windows. Every big platform, like Apple, Microsoft and Google, requires its own bloated account. Do you want to use Word on your Android device? Then you need both bloated Google and bloated Microsoft account. And then to join Apple… Read More »

EternalBlue strikes again

Since May 7th, US city Baltimore is under ransomware attack, reports The Verge. It affected government services like its e-mail systems and systems for other government services. According to security experts, hackers used EternalBlue, a “technology” developed by NSA for high-profile cyberattacks, which was stolen from NSA in April 2017 by hacker group The ShadowBrokers. NSA was reportedly… Read More »

Microsoft open sourced its smart algorithm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is present everywhere, even if we don’t recognize it. Our smartphones feature smart assistants like Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. Some of the high-end mobile SoCs already include neural network accelerator, like Neural Engine in A12 chip found in iPhone Xs (including Xs Max and Xr) or AI engine in Snapdragon… Read More »

Edge for Mac is coming soon

At annual Build developer conference, Microsoft provided sneak peek of Edge for Mac. Edge is converting from its own rendering engine to Chromium, a rendering engine used by Google Chrome. Similarity is not only in rendering engine, but also in the look. In the past, Microsoft was developing Internet Explorer for Mac, which was default web browser for… Read More »