Software & IT services


Apple treats Mac App Store developers like second-class citizens, Consumers will also be Affected

Compared to their iOS counterparts, Developers in the Mac App Store are making significantly less money and feels like they are treated like second class citizens in the world of Apple. This is bad news for developers and consumers alike.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical Windows flaw

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all Windows-based systems in order to address a recently-discovered critical flaw in the operating system.

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New drum technology Sensory Percussion aids in playing digital beats on analog skins

Adding electronic drums and drum machines can give a digital kick to your music track, but nothing can replace the old school skins. Now, crowdfunding Sensory Percussion offers the best of both worlds.

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FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates

Inside Darkode: a malware called Dendroid designed to steal data from Android phones

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken down an alleged major hacker's forum on the Internet. This was announced by the agency through the webpage of the US Department of Justice's Office of Public Affairs.

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires raids whistleblower of bugs in election software; ISPs ordered to block several websites

A local judge in Buenos Aires has allegedly ordered a raid on the home of a technologist who had disclosed insecurities and weak spots in the source code of the software which will be used to tally votes in the second round of the Argentine capital's upcoming mayoralty elections.

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Google Fiber

Land of the Free: Google Fiber announces free high-speed internet access to residents of public housing

In what seems to be a radical move, Google Fiber has announced to offer free high-speed internet access to residents of public housing.

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Twilio sends letter offering to repurchase stocks to early shareholders, signalling possibility to go public

Startup Tech Company Twilio sent out letters offering to repurchase stocks, which can be considered a big step that suggests it may finally go public.

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Hive Active Heating 2

British Gas rolls out all-new and revived Hive thermostat and other smart home devices

UK's leading energy supplier, British Gas unveiled its all-new and next-generation thermostat for its associated home brand Hive along with a host of other smart home devices.

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Android wear update

New android wear update moves with wrist gestures

Google's android update has been equipped with several new features taking the smart watches further up on the value chain. Android wear watches update is available with Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear Live, Sony Smart watch, etc. The rolling out of android wear update is being expanded gradually to other devices.

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Eddy Cue

Apple Extends iCloud Service Subscription For 30 Days Free To Greek Customers Due To Monetary Crisis

Apple is now compromising a free 30-day extension for paying iCloud subscribers in Greece without added cost. This is Apple's way to avoid downgrading and intermission of services to its Greek customers who are presently not capable of paying monthly fees due to control procedures proposed in the country.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft restructures phone business; cuts 7,800 jobs

Microsoft is writing off the $7.6 billion that it paid to buy Nokia's handset unit in 2014 and dropping some 7,800 jobs in its roll, most of them from the phone business. The reductions will take place over the next few months.

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Oracle says Rimini Street copyright trial to begin in September

Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) said its copyright infringement lawsuit against software support services company Rimini Street Inc and the smaller rival's Chief Executive Seth Ravin would go to trial in September.

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Microsoft hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations.

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Samsung partners with Sigfox for Internet of Things

Samsung, the technology giant has announced its undisclosed amount of investment in France-based start up Sigfox, which has recently raised $115 million mega round in venture capital.

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Adobe profit beats analysts estimates; forecast disappoints

Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) reported a better-than-expected profit for the sixth straight quarter, helped by a 12 percent sequential jump in annualized recurring revenue in its digital media segment.

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