Apple: No Macintosh Forks. But The iPad…

In last week’s Monday Note, I imagined an ineluctable future where Apple’s home-grown Axx processors would replace Intels’s x86 CPU chips. In my mind — not to be confused with reality — this would create two “forks”, two breaks in the Mac product line. Macs running on the x86 version of macOS would have to coexist with other Macs running on the Axx version.

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Best Language Learning Apps

Mango Languages

DOWNLOAD NOWPopular with libraries and businesses, Mango’s “Intuitive Language Construction” method builds the foundational skills through vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture, applying those elements via listening and reading activities. Native speaker voices are…

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Tencent is betting there’s a future for retro games in the cloud

While tech giants like Microsoft and Google are building cloud gaming platforms for the latest blockbuster titles, one start-up is taking a different approach. London-based firm Antstream says it wants to bring a streaming experience to retro gaming enthusiasts. The company has developed a cloud gaming service that gives players access to a library of over 2,000 classic video games.

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How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft and Trimarc researchers explore the most common attacks against the cloud and effective defenses and mitigation. Even companies that previously said “no” to cloud are migrating their services and resources to cloud-based infrastructure. As they do, many are concerned about maintaining the cloud’s rapid update pace and how the new paradigm exposes them to new types of security threats.

Link: How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud
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How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft and Trimarc researchers explore the most common attacks against the cloud and effective defenses and mitigation. Even companies that previously said “no” to cloud are migrating their services and resources to cloud-based infrastructure. As they do, many are concerned about maintaining the cloud’s rapid update pace and how the new paradigm exposes them to new types of security threats.

Link: How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud
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[Update: July 2019] Best Android games in every category

I’m going to get this out of the way right at the beginning. There are so many awesome games for Android that trying to build a comprehensive best android games list isn’t practical. What I have put together is a list of great Android games across every genre. I’ve played and enjoyed every game on this list, and while I’m certain you will recognize a number of them, hopefully it also includes some that you haven’t tried yet.

Link: [Update: July 2019] Best Android games in every category
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Payments Fraud, Via Apps?

Apps with a possible security flaw, a malware phishing scheme and possibly, payments fraud, all done in the blink of an eye? Security firm Symantec said this past week that it found a security flaw in Android apps for WhatsApp and Telegram, which can allow hackers to manipulate data that flows between users.

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