Computers

Microsoft hasn’t turned a phone into a PC just yet – The Verge

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

When Microsoft first revealed its plans to turn Windows phones into a PC it really felt like the future. Others, like Motorola and Asus, have tried and failed to market phones that attach to laptops and turn into a PC, and it seemed like Microsoft had a good grasp of what was required to make this a reality. Nearly two years after that announcement, I’ve had the chance to try…

Google researchers have cracked a key internet security tool – Recode

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Google researchers have cracked a key internet security tool, and hope their finding will spur an end to widespread use of the encryption method. The team announced Thursday that they had succeeded in breaking SHA-1, or Secure Hash Algorithm 1, encryption in a use case involving a pair of PDF documents. What this means is that a method of internet security that has for years been known to be theoretically…

Firefox is testing a feature that lets you snooze tabs until later – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

We’re all familiar with the snooze function that’s part of many email apps, which lets you temporarily dismiss a message and have it automatically resurface at a more convenient time. Now Firefox is taking the same approach and applying it to browser tabs. The feature’s called SnoozeTabs, and basically works like you’d imagine. You click an icon at the upper right of Firefox, choose a time when you want the…

Microsoft Puts ‘Teams’ Chat-Based Workspace Inside Office 365 – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Can Microsoft play catch-up in the collaboration space with Teams? The current 85 million Office 365 commercial users might just help. Image Credit: Microsoft Collaboration is becoming more complex, more connected and (some might argue) more convoluted. What collaboration is definitely also becoming is more custom-tuned and composable. Where we used to use meetings or perhaps even phone calls (remember phone calls?) and emails to organise group events and work,…

Review: Microsoft Surface Studio – WIRED

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Not long after Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he laid out his plan for the company. “We want to move from people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Windows,” he said. Microsoft Surface Studio 8/10 Wired As good-looking a desktop as you’ll find. Everything about this screen is excellent—the drawing, the movie-watching, everything. The super-flexible hinge is basically magic. Tired You’re paying a lot of money for middle-of-the-road specs, with…

Microsoft Puts ‘Teams’ Chat-Based Workspace Inside Office 365 – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Can Microsoft play catch-up in the collaboration space with Teams? The current 85 million Office 365 commercial users might just help. Image Credit: Microsoft Collaboration is becoming more complex, more connected and (some might argue) more convoluted. What collaboration is definitely also becoming is more custom-tuned and composable. Where we used to use meetings or perhaps even phone calls (remember phone calls?) and emails to organise group events and work,…