Microsoft unveils the first Always Connected ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/always-connected-arm-powered-windows-10-pcs/ Today, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, Microsoft and Qualcomm officially unveiled the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops. These devices, referred to as Always Connected PCs, are always on, always connected (via LTE), and promise “incredible” battery life. How incredible? Well, depending on how … Read more

Use these three iOS apps to find the cheapest flights

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/use-these-three-ios-apps-to-find-the-cheapest-flights/ In this globalized society, we’re traveling more than ever. But, how do you get to your destination as quickly as possible? Direct, using one stop and what’s the best time to travel? If you’re flexible, prepared to travel off-peak, reduce your luggage, then you will … Read more

Cryptocurrency apps have severe security vulnerabilities, but do investors care?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/crypto-apps-major-vulnerabilities/ A market cap of over $350 billion, daily volumes in excess of $10 billion, fast rising prices, a growing number of investors and little to no regulation all combine to make the cryptocurrency space a prime target for hackers. What’s more, security is not … Read more

Get ‘Windows 10: All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition’ ($19 value) FREE for a limited time

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/get-windows-10-all-in-one-for-dummies-2nd-edition-19-value-free-for-a-limited-time/ Windows 10: All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes all the guidance you need to make the most of this latest update of Windows. This freshly updated resource cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know. It shows you how to set up multiple … Read more

Back from the dead: Unofficial Kodi add-on provider TVAddons now has 12 million monthly active users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/kodi-tvaddons-12-million-monthly-active-users/ TVAddons has had a tough year. The site, which provides access to unofficial Kodi add-ons, and for a time had a custom build of Kodi called FreeTelly, has been sued, had its site closed down and its domains and social media accounts seized. On … Read more

Apple wins iPad trademark case against Xiaomi Mi Pad

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/xiaomi-mi-pad-ipad-trademark/ A court has ruled that Chinese phone maker Xiaomi may not trademark the name Mi Pad in Europe. The name was thought to be too similar to Apple’s iPad, despite there being a difference in pronunciation. The General Court — the second highest court … Read more

DIY data recovery — challenges and alternatives

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/diy-data-recovery-challenges-and-alternatives/ Modern laptops and desktops can hold a massive amount of information, including tens of thousands of pictures and millions of pages of text. Despite their storage capacities, these devices should not be used as a means to permanently store digital information because they’re prone … Read more

New tools speed up enterprise DevOps adoption

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/enterprise-devops-adoption-2/ Many businesses are turning to DevOps to speed up application deployment, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the new tools, specialized skills, and cultural shifts needed to make it work. Customer engagement specialist Pegasystems is tackling this with the launch of a new … Read more

Spotty downtime hits Facebook Messenger worldwide

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/spotty-downtime-hits-facebook-messenger-worldwide/ There are multiple ways for people to communicate these days. Pen and paper have largely gone the way of the pony express as the world graduated to the telephone and then moved on to text messages and, these days, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. The electronic age … Read more

After a year of silence, VLC for Android is updated with much-needed new features

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/vlc-for-android-2-5/ When an app goes silent for more than a year, it’s reasonable to assume that it has been killed off — but that’s not the case with VLC. The Android version of the popular media player has been updated to version 2.5 after getting … Read more

Vivaldi browser now available for Raspberry Pi and other ARM based Linux devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/vivaldi-browser-available-for-raspberry-pi-and-other-arm-based-linux-devices/ Vivaldi, the new web browser from Jon S. von Tetzchner, the former co-founder of Opera, is already available for Windows, macOS and Linux (x86/x86_64), but from today you can now run it on ARM based Linux devices, including Raspberry Pi. The speedy browser offers … Read more

Apple agrees to cough up for $15 billion Irish tax bill

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/apple-irish-tax-bill/ Apple is just one of many technology companies whose tax arrangements in Europe have been criticized. Like other firms, Apple made use of Ireland to help reduce its tax bills, and this is something that the European Commission took exception to. Last year the … Read more

How cyber crime could be improving the internet

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/cyber-crime-improving-internet/ War always sparks innovation, and over the years conflict has led to improvements in technology and the acceleration of development in things like radar and the jet engine. So, is the war against cyber crime driving technologies that will improve the internet? Security education … Read more

Apple Pay Cash rolls out to iOS 11.2 users in the US

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/apple-pay-cash-rollout/ Over the weekend, Apple pushed out iOS 11.2 a little earlier than planned to address a crashing problems affecting iPhone users. The update included a non-functioning version of Apple Pay Cash, but now Apple is flicking the switch to activate the new payment options. … Read more

Windows Update in Windows 7 starts throwing up 80248015 error

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/windows-7-windows-update-80248015-error/ Despite Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of Windows 10, Windows 7 remains staggeringly popular. A growing number of users are currently reporting an issue with Windows Update at the moment  — specifically error 80248015. The full error message reads: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, … Read more

Toshiba unveils MN06ACA10T 10TB NAS hard disk drive

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/toshiba-mn06aca10t-10tb-nas-hdd/ Not all hard drives are created equally. When you are in the market for a storage drive, there are many things to consider. Most importantly is brand — if you are storing important data, you want a product from a company with a good … Read more

You can win cool prizes just for trying System76’s Ubuntu-based ‘Pop!_OS’ Linux distro!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/win-prize-ubuntu-pop_os-linux/ There is this stereotype that Linux is not conducive to creativity, and I want you to know it is totally false. True, some photographers, videographers, and other types of artists may opt for a Mac or Windows machine, but they can be just as … Read more

Target launches new Wallet payment method for Android and iPhone in time for Holiday Shopping

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/target-wallet-android-iphone/ Holiday shopping is here, which means many consumers are visiting popular retailers like Walmart, Kohl’s, and Target. True, more and more shoppers are opting for an online experience from websites like Amazon, but the brick-and-mortar sellers are still wildly popular. Yeah, waiting in line … Read more

Get ‘Getting Started with PowerShell’ ($20 value) FREE for a limited time

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/get-getting-started-with-powershell-20-value-free-for-a-limited-time/ Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically for system administration. This ebook can teach you the fundamentals of PowerShell, enabling you to build reusable scripts and functions to automate administrative tasks with Windows. SEE ALSO: Get ‘Windows 10 for … Read more

OnePlus 5T available in Star Wars: The Last Jedi limited edition

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/oneplus-5t-star-wars-the-last-jedi-limited-edition/ Every now and then OnePlus introduces a limited edition of its flagship killer. They’re usually nicer than the original, but not quite close to collector’s item status in my opinion. The latest one might be different. Why? Because the new one, which is based … Read more

Popular Start menu replacement Classic Shell is dead

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/popular-start-menu-replacement-classic-shell-is-dead/ When Windows 8 arrived there was one thing that everyone wanted to know — “Where’s the Start button gone?” In removing the traditional Start menu from its reimagined tiled OS, Microsoft managed to immediately alienate the majority of its user base. It was, unquestionably, … Read more

Now you can stream Neil Young’s entire back catalog for free

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/neil-young-archives/ The massively prolific Neil Young has just made his entire musical back catalog available to stream free of charge. Obsessed with audio quality — you might well remember Young’s Pono music player and streaming service, as well as his hatred of the MP3 format … Read more

Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/facebook-messenger-kids/ In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, is now available in the US for iOS users. The app is currently available as … Read more

New tool offers an affordable anti-ransomware solution for enterprises

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/affordable-anto-ransomware-enterprise/ Over the last year attacks like WannaCry and Petya have brought ransomware into the public eye like never before. Security intelligence platform CyberSight is launching a new solution to predict, detect and stop ransomware attacks. RansomStopper uses proprietary technology and machine learning to provide … Read more

Steam: Windows 7 now nearly three times more popular than Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/steam-windows-7-way-more-popular-than-windows-10/ While Windows 10 still lags behind Windows 7 in terms of market share, there’s one section of user that has embraced the new operating system since day one — gamers. That’s no surprise of course, as they like to run the latest and greatest … Read more