New platform streamlines data flow management across the hybrid architectures

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/streamlined-data-flow-management/ As organizations become more reliant on data, its time-sensitive nature means analytics need to be performed at multiple points. However, traditional coding and data management techniques can lead to bottlenecks and slow delivery. Data platform specialist StreamSets is addressing this problem with the launch … Read more

While you’re watching streaming video, your browser is secretly mining cryptocurrency

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/while-youre-watching-streaming-video-your-browser-is-secretly-mining-cryptocurrency/ There’s a cryptocurrency goldrush on at the moment. People are investing insane sums, and also making good money — Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are all doing phenomenally well. However, some sites are turning to mining cryptocurrency as a way to supplement falling ad revenue, … Read more

ForeScout integrates with IBM to protect IoT devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/forescout-ibm-iot/ The increase in the number and variety of connected devices has made enterprise IT environments much more complex. Maintaining security and compliance is a tricky problem and IoT security specialist ForeScout is integrating with IBM Security solutions to offer users stringer endpoint protection and … Read more

Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky software

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/trump-bans-kaspersky-software/ The distrust — at least publicly — that the US shows for Russia is well-known. Following concerns about potential espionage from the Kremlin, the government has banned the use of Kaspersky software on its systems. This ban has now been cemented into law as … Read more

Warning: if you remove the Apple Pay Cash app, it’s not obvious how to get it back

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/reinstall-apple-pay-cash/ The Apple Pay Cash ‘app’ is built in to iOS, so you might well expect that it would be locked in place, completely un-uninstallable. But that’s not the case. In fact, you can remove — or at least hide — the app, but you will … Read more

Twitter introduces new ‘threads’ feature for easier tweetstorms

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/twitter-threads/ It’s just over a month since Twitter doubled the maximum possible length of tweets to 280 characters — but this was not enough for many people. But rather than further increasingly the length of tweets, the site has instead introduced another feature users have … Read more

CORSAIR releases 4,000MHz Vengeance DDR4 SODIMM 32GB Memory Kit — fastest in the world

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/corsair-4000mhz-vengeance-ddr4-sodimm-32gb/ When you think of speed and overclocking, a desktop computer probably comes to mind. After all, for enthusiasts and gamers, a tower is the best option for a PC. Not everyone goes that route, however. Instead, some consumers opt for laptops, mini-desktops, and all-in-one … Read more

Top 10 TV shows of 2017 based on IMDb page views — number two will shock you!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/top-10-tv-shows-imdb/ Some people think we are living in the golden age of television. Whether or not that is true is debatable. What is certain, however, is that there are a lot of great TV shows both on traditional channels and steaming services. Quite frankly, there … Read more

Email is still the preferred channel for marketers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/email-preferred-marketing/ Despite digital disruption and the emergence of newer technologies, email is still the preferred channel for marketers according to a new report. Email marketing brand Campaigner has released the results of its Digital Marketing Industry Report which shows that past year, 59 percent of … Read more

Bad office habits increase the chance of a data breach

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/bad-office-habits-breach/ A new study of over 1000 US office workers finds that 99 percent of those surveyed admit to conducting at least one potentially dangerous security action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts. The survey by cloud … Read more

Litecoin breaks $300 as Bitcoin growth slows down

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/litecoin-breaks-300/ It’s an interesting day in the cryptocurrency scene. All the coins in the top 10 are in the green, posting some serious gains over the last 24 hours. The most impressive showing comes from Litecoin, which is up over 80 percent, while the most … Read more

Poor USB security leaves enterprises at risk

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/poor-enterprise-usb-security/ Security polices for USB devices are frequently outdated and inadequate, and enterprises are often failing to monitor their use, according to a new survey. The study by encrypted drive specialist Apricorn reveals that while nine out of 10 employees rely on USB devices today, … Read more

You can now pre-order apps for your Apple devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/you-can-now-pre-order-apps-for-your-apple-devices/ In an effort to build up hype, and also gauge demand, developers can now make their future apps available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. If you’re excitedly awaiting the arrival of a new app from your favorite developer, you can now buy … Read more

Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/malicious-mobile-apps-imitation/ By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google’s percentage of malicious apps … Read more

70 percent of UK consumers have not heard of GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/consumers-gdpr-knowledge/ The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to extensively change data privacy rules in the EU in May, yet a new survey from compliance solution PORT.im shows 70 percent of consumers are completely unaware of their new rights and haven’t even heard of … Read more

Intel launches budget-friendly Pentium Silver and Celeron ‘Gemini Lake’ processors

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/intel-gemini-lake-pentium-silver-celeron/ Not everyone needs top-of-the-line hardware. Quite frankly, outside of bragging rights, many enthusiasts don’t even use their processors and RAM to their maximum potential. Laughably, people buy octa-core processors and 32GB of memory to surf the web. Yeah, Google Chrome is bloated, but even … Read more

Will your Android Wear smartwatch get Oreo?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/android-wear-oreo-8-0-supported-devices/ Even though Google released Android Oreo a couple of months ago, this version of the popular operating system is not available on a significant number of devices yet. As always, it will take a while for manufacturers to support it. However, things are moving … Read more

Revolutionize your writing with the latest PhraseExpress 13

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/revolutionize-your-writing-with-the-latest-phraseexpress-13/ Sometimes we think email is taking over our lives. If you’re anything like ourselves, we find our day is spent answering support emails, often writing the same replies to different people. Ideally, we’d deploy tools to write these replies for us. The next best option … Read more

World’s biggest botnet delivers new ransomware threat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/biggest-botnet-ransomware/ The latest Global Threat Index from cyber security specialist Check Point reveals that the Necurs spam botnet — reckoned to be the largest in the world — is being used to distribute one of the latest ransomware threats. During the Thanksgiving holiday in the … Read more

New Linux Mint installation guide makes switching from Windows 10 even easier

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/10/linux-mint-installation-guide/ There is a notion that installing a Linux-based operating system can be hard. In 2017, this is absolutely false (with the exception of Arch, that is). Many years ago, installing a distribution could be difficult, but nowadays, it can be downright easy. Quite frankly, … Read more

Chrome 63 is more secure than ever — and uses even more memory

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/chrome-63-site-isolation/ Google’s Chrome browser has something of a reputation for being memory-hungry. With the released of Chrome 63 this image is not going to be shed — a new security feature increases memory usage even further. The latest desktop version of the browser includes a … Read more

Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/android-janus-security-vulnerability/ Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited with affecting the apps’ signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive potential for malicious use, and affects Android 5.0 onwards. The security hole would allow an … Read more

Kodi addon site TVAddons to stop proactively checking for piracy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/tvaddons-dmca-kodi/ Justified or not, Kodi has been somewhat synonymous with pirated content. At the heart of Kodi-related controversy are the addons that provide access to such material, and addon site TVAddons constantly finds itself embroiled in things. Having recently announced that it managed to build … Read more

Win an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition gaming console from Microsoft!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/microsoft-xbox-one-x-project-scorpio-edition-win/ The Xbox One X is the best gaming console on the market — from a raw power perspective, that is. Despite having lesser specs, many people would argue that the Nintendo Switch is the superior machine. Why? Mario and Zelda. After all, when it … Read more