Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution moves from services…to smartphones?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290409/blockchain/mingis-on-tech-the-blockchain-evolution-moves-from-servicesto-smartphones.html#tk.rss_all If 2017 was the year many tech firms suddenly looked around and realized they needed to be part of the blockchain craze, this is the year companies in a … Read more

Google faces $5B fine over Android browser and search engine ties

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290471/android/google-faces-5b-fine-over-android-browser-and-search-engine-ties.html#tk.rss_all Google has been ordered to pay a $5.05 billion fine and stop forcing Android smartphone makers to install its search engine and browser on their phones. That decision was … Read more

Microsoft lures Windows 2008 users to cloud with offer of extra support

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290384/microsoft-windows/microsoft-lures-windows-2008-users-to-cloud-with-offer-of-extra-support.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft is dangling three years of additional support in front of customers running Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 if they move the servers’ workloads to Redmond’s cloud-based … Read more

Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290465/microsoft-windows/stung-by-a-festering-pile-of-bugs-on-patch-tuesday-ms-releases-27-more-patches.html#tk.rss_all In what is becoming a common occurrence, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday brought along so many bugs that they necessitated a remediation round. This month, unusually, it took only six days … Read more

Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290246/blockchain/oracle-rolls-out-its-own-blockchain-service.html#tk.rss_all Oracle wants in on the blockchain-as-a-service game, too. The company on Monday announced the availability of a fully-managed blockchain service over which businesses can automate processes over an immutable electronic … Read more

Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290244/windows-pcs/enterprise-pc-buying-spree-spurs-first-shipment-climb-in-six-years.html#tk.rss_all Shipments of traditional personal computers during the second quarter of 2018 grew by nearly 3% year over year, the largest increase since 2012, research firm IDC said last week. … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: Lawmakers investigate how AI in Apple, Google invade privacy

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290378/mobile-wireless/lawmakers-investigate-how-ai-in-apple-google-invade-privacy.html#tk.rss_all We all carry smartphones. It’s become one of the most important things we grab along with our keys and wallet when we walk out of our home in the … Read more

Surface Pro 2 owners wonder: Will Microsoft ship TPM firmware that works?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289630/microsoft-windows/surface-pro-2-owners-wonder-will-microsoft-ship-tpm-firmware-that-works.html#tk.rss_all If you have a Surface Pro 2, you’re in for yet another runaround. This time, the controversy surrounds the SP2’s TPM chip – the chip that controls access to … Read more

Microsoft yanks buggy Office 2016 patch KB 4018385, republishes all of this month’s patch downloads

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289787/microsoft-windows/microsoft-yanks-buggy-office-2016-patch-kb-4018385-republishes-all-of-this-months-patch-downloads.html#tk.rss_all As I reported yesterday, the July 2018 Windows and Office patches teem with bugs. We’re just beginning to see the fallout. The July 3 non-security Office 2016 patch KB … Read more

Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289687/blockchain/here-come-the-first-blockchain-smartphones-what-you-need-to-know.html#tk.rss_all After months of speculation, Taiwanese electronics company Huawei Technologies Ltd. (HTC) has confirmed it will be releasing a blockchain-enabled smartphone this year that will allow users to securely store … Read more

Google flips switch on Chrome’s newest defensive technology

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289786/web-browsers/google-flips-switch-on-chromes-newest-defensive-technology.html#tk.rss_all Google has switched on a defensive technology in Chrome that will make it much more difficult for Spectra-like attacks to steal information such as log-on credentials. Called “Site Isolation,” … Read more

Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289346/collaboration/microsoft-takes-on-slack-with-a-free-version-of-teams.html#tk.rss_all In another sign of how heated the collaboration software market is getting, Microsoft has launched a free version of Teams, offering access to the group messaging and collaboration app … Read more

Patch Tuesday problems abound, Server 2016 crashes, and a .Net patch goes down in flames

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289506/microsoft-windows/patch-tuesday-problems-abound-server-2016-crashes-and-a-net-patch-goes-down-in-flames.html#tk.rss_all You know it’s going to be an Alice in Wonderland month when some sites report that Microsoft plugged 54 vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday, while others report 53. Fact is, … Read more