Before Google’s big cloud gaming launch, here’s the state of streaming game services

Playing your favorite game from anywhere and on any device is 2019’s holy grail of entertainment. As we head into the 2019 Game Developer Conference (GDC), we’re awaiting Google’s with details about its cloud gaming platform (Project Stream and Project Yeti). So let’s save a checkpoint of our current state.

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Why are there so many “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables”?

‘True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain’Zig Ziglar. Basically, there are two types of PC users: those who take everything for granted and this lot of people who prefer to dig deep. If you belong to the second group, you might be wondering what enigmatic Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables are and why you have so many of them installed on your computer.

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Protect your data with these five Linux encryption tools

Encryption on Linux has gotten much easier, thanks to apps like these. If you think data is more precious than ever, you should certainly consider its security to be a priority. And with more and more businesses working with multiple platforms, you have to be prepared to work with encryption on just about every business-ready operating system available.

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Why Trust Is Key for Cyber-Security Risk Management

“Trust” is an often-overused term, but according to Rohit Ghai, president of RSA Security, trust is the key to understanding and managing digital risk. In a video interview with eWEEK, Ghai discusses his views on trust, where the concept of an artificial intelligence “digital twin” fits in and why there could well be a need to redefine industry cyber-security categories to better reflect how risk management technologies should work.

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Effective Mobile App UX Enhancement

The quality of mobile app user experience is highly relevant in terms of holding users’ attention for the largest number of repeated launches. The Interaction Design Foundation claims that mobile UX must bring joy to users and this is something I agree with.
The point is that such a clear idea…

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How Microsoft positioned itself for hybrid cloud leadership

How Microsoft positioned itself for hybrid cloud leadership March 18, 2019 by ResearchMicrosoft graduated from its rebellious, ’90s, teenage years to become an enterprise leader across some of the hottest computing domains, from software and cloud to analytics and AI. It was a journey not without…

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Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2016-2021 White Paper

Contents What you will learn. 3 Forecast overview.. 3 Regional cloud readiness. 5 Top seven data center and cloud networking trends. 5 Trend 1: Growth of global data center relevance and traffic. 6 Trend 2: Continued global data center virtualization. 14 Trend 3: Cloud service trends. 18 Trend 4:…

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This Mobile ECG Can Help Catch Dangerous Heart Conditions (And It’s Not Apple Watch)

Apple made a splash with its Series 4 smartwatch, which comes with an integrated electrocardiogram (ECG) that can read heart rhythms. But a pioneering mobile ECG and digital health firm, AliveCor, is touting three new studies for its own KardiaMobile heart monitoring platform.
AliveCor chief…

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Changes to Kaspersky Internet Security for Android and Kaspersky Safe Kids mobile apps

In early March, we modified the functions of several Kaspersky Lab mobile apps for Android and iOS. Here, we examine what’s different, what apps are affected, and the reasons for the changes. The parental control software Kaspersky Safe Kids for iPhone and iPad has shed two features: application control and Safari blocking.

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The 7 Best To Do List Apps for Windows in 2019

It’s getting harder and harder to find dedicated Windows software—it seems like every productivity app lives in the browser these days. That can be frustrating if you’re the sort of person who wants to use an app that works well out of the box on Windows as a desktop app. Take to do list apps,…

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Avoid these Google Play Store apps that promise to update your Android phone

Apps in the Google Play Store purport to upgrade your phone to Android 9.0 Pie, but an app cannot perform that task. Apps in the Google Play Store from unscrupulous developers that purport to upgrade your phone to Android 9.0 Pie or older versions have been spotted by Android Police. Some of the apps, which are predictably named things like “Update to Android P – 9.or “Updates for Samsung,” are designed to ensnare users searching inside the Google Play Store for updates to their phones, though the Play Store does not handle OS updates.

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What makes retail mobile apps rock solid, according to Forrester Research

What makes a retailers’ mobile app great? That question has been asked by countless marketers (and by, um, us) over the years. Forrester Research tackled it in a new report that retailers’ mobile apps, and where they excel and miss the mark. Mobile commerce is perpetually on the rise. During Cyber Monday, smartphone sales accounted for $2.1 billion, a 48.growth year-over-year.

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