In its recent Ignite 2017 presentation, Microsoft promised to launch a simplified Outlook for Mac and Windows. The software company aims to reduce the complexity of its email app’s desktop version by emulating the iOS version, which has an uncluttered interface and a modern look.
According to experts, passwords shouldn’t be the only way you defend your accounts. After all, hackers have plenty of tricks and tools to steal them. So to help businesses fully understand the risks involved, Google conducted a study on the causes of account hijacking.
Facial recognition technology has been around for some time, but its underdeveloped capabilities meant it could be fooled by masks, photographs, or even painted faces. However, the technology has come a long way since its inception and companies like Microsoft are including it in consumer products like Windows 10.
Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans
Windows Hello is an advanced biometric identity and access control feature in Windows 10. With it, there’s no need to enter a password; all it needs is your fingerprint, eye scan, or just your face.
Together with a new batch of emojis, the latest macOS update comes with security, stability, and reliability improvements. As usual, Apple recommends that Mac users update to macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra, and with good reason: It includes an essential patch to the recently discovered WiFi security vulnerability, KRACK.
Why you should update now
Foremost on Apple’s list of macOS updates is the addition of 70 new emojis.
Over the past year, Google has been giving business owners more control over what information is displayed in the search results. At first, the options were limited, but now Google is opening up opportunities for advanced features that greatly improve customer service.
We truly comprehend the meaning of scarcity when our local disk is running out of space. Trying to sort out which files to keep and which to delete takes time and doesn’t guarantee a desirable outcome. But with OneDrive’s new feature, you can just move them to the cloud and get your storage space back — in just a few clicks.
When Apple ditched their traditional headphone jack for a wireless one, people weren’t exactly thrilled. Now, things have changed and people are more open-minded about wireless pairings. But Google hasn’t exactly been standing idly by, they’ve also been working on their very own pairing solution for Android.
Cybersecurity systems are getting better at identifying and preventing attacks coming from all directions. At the same time, hackers are coming up with new ways to bypass these systems. While online scams are the most common ways to do this, cybercriminals have discovered a new attack method using Microsoft Office.
PC users might soon get an extra pair of hands when navigating Windows 10, thanks to a new feature called ‘Follow Me.’ It will significantly enhance the capabilities of Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant (VA) — from answering questions about the weather to being a considerably more capable Windows guide.
A fundamental flaw with WiFi networks has recently been discovered by two security researchers. According to their reports, the KRACK vulnerability renders advanced encryption protocols useless and affects nearly every wireless device. Read on to find out more about KRACK hacks and how you can defend against them.