Computers

The life-changing magic of tidying up (your computer) – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Read the lifestyle pages or watch any of the Hoarders-style TV shows and minimalism documentaries and you’ll see what’s happening. It seems as if the Western world has decided, as one, to collectively fetishize asceticism as a refreshing alternative to consumerism. Marie Kondo’s category-defining book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has sold more than 5 million copies. Everyone is shedding their unwanted possessions in the hope of recapturing some…

Microsoft Monday: Windows Vista Support Ends Soon, Creators Update Early Access, Xbox Transcriptions – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Terry Myerson, EVP of the Windows and Devices Group, unveiling the Windows 10 Creators Update in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Microsoft) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about Windows Vista support dropping, early access for the Windows 10 Creators Update, Teams receiving positive reviews, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman joining the board of…

Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

reader comments 121 The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla’s Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain that the Firefox browser is warning that the page isn’t suitable for the transmission of passwords. “Your notice of insecure password and/or log-in automatically appearing on the log-in for my website, Oil and Gas International, is not wanted and was put there without our…

Microsoft: Overvalued By Opinions, Undervalued By Mathematics – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock has risen by 130% in the past four years, it is currently trading at an all-time high stock price, and has a P/E of 30. Naturally, people will assume such companies are overvalued, and these opinions are not of the minority as of late. But such assumptions are unjustified when the company’s financials and outlooks are analyzed mathematically. Before going into any in-depth analysis, it’s important to…

The Internet – Irish Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In March1989, when Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the worldwide web, his vision was suffused with optimism. To mark the 28th anniversary of his creation, he recalled that idea of “an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries”. Much of that vision has come to pass but, in recent years, the utopian dream has…

Adobe, Microsoft team up to share sales and marketing data – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Microsoft Corp and Adobe Systems Inc are joining to make their respective sales and marketing software products more potent competitors to Salesforce.com Inc and Oracle Corp offerings, the two firms said Monday. On the eve of San Jose, California-based Adobe’s annual user conference, the company said that it will work with Microsoft to create a shared data format between Adobe’s marketing software suite, which the company is re-naming its Experience…