Exclusive: Cyber security firm McAfee hires new CEO

(Reuters) – McAfee LLC told Reuters on Thursday it has hired Peter Leav, the former CEO of BMC Software, as its new CEO, replacing Chris Young, who created the cyber security company in its current form by carving it out of Intel Corp four years ago. The move gives McAfee the option of pursuing an initial public offering with a new leader.

Link: Exclusive: Cyber security firm McAfee hires new CEO
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Canadians can now test Xbox’s console-to-Android streaming feature

Microsoft has expanded its free Xbox Console Streaming Preview to all Xbox Insiders in Canada.With Xbox Console Streaming, you can stream your full Xbox One game library from your console to your Android phone or tablet. This includes games that you own and have access to via Xbox Game Pass.As…

Link: Canadians can now test Xbox’s console-to-Android streaming feature
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The 37 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2020

We spend more than one-third of our waking hours working. As human beings, we strive to achieve more and outperform ourselves with every passing day.

We are in a constant circle of brainstorming new ways, planning for better results and trying to discover new methods and frameworks to make…

Link: The 37 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2020
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Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out

Apps designed for the Mac often don’t receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series here at MacRumors that highlights useful and interesting Macs worth checking out. This month’s picks include apps for optimizing your Mac, learning keyboard shortcuts, searching cloud services, and watching streaming video.

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Disk-wiping malware, phishing and espionage: How Iran’s cyber attack capabilities stack up

Tensions between the United States and Iran are raised after the killing of Iranian IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani via a US drone strike while he was in Iraq. Iranian leaders have vowed to retaliate against the US, with the US Department of Homeland Security warning that previous Iranian plans have included “cyber-enabled” attacks against a range of US targets. .

Link: Disk-wiping malware, phishing and espionage: How Iran’s cyber attack capabilities stack up
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‘Where do downloads go on Android?’: How to find your downloads on an Android device

You can find your downloads on your Android device in your My Files app (called File Manager on some phones), which you can find in the device’s App Drawer. Unlike iPhone, app downloads are not stored on the home screen of your Android device, and can be found with an upward swipe on the home screen.

Link: ‘Where do downloads go on Android?’: How to find your downloads on an Android device
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Seattle AI startup drew interest from Amazon, Microsoft, Intel before selling to Apple

Seattle AI startup drew interest from Amazon, Microsoft, Intel before selling to Apple Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030, launches $1B Climate Innovation Fund Report: WeWork’s real estate activity plummets following aborted IPO Seattle security company ExtraHop touts $150M in 2019 bookings ahead of potential IPO AI2 Incubator hatches a $10M fund for AI startups with support from big-name VCs Frazier Healthcare Partners raises $617M life sciences fund Amazon to open new ‘themed’ pop-up store at Seattle HQ in latest physical retail expansion Ex-Nike leaders reimagine funeral experience with new startup that simplifies cremation services Microsoft president talks ‘tech Cold War’ with China, which accounts for of company’s revenue Exclusive: Apple acquires Xnor.ai, edge AI spin-out from Paul Allen’s AI2, for price in $200M range Washington state AG accuses feds of trying to ‘undermine’ states in T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit Why Microsoft embraced Chromium, and what the new Edge says about the state of web browsers Microsoft adds $250 million to Seattle housing pledge, bringing total commitment to $750M Ex-Concur CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona as a managing director — here’s how he plans to invest Madrona Venture Labs spinout Uplevel raises $7.5M to measure engineering teams’ productivity Tech roles dominate Glassdoor’s list of 50 Best Jobs in America for 2020 Going negative: Boeing records more cancellations than orders for commercial airplanes in 2019 Tech Moves: Smartsheet taps leader for new Sydney office; Payscale adds CMO; Vulcan names CFO; and more Seattle ‘hacker house’ founder battling UW after broken pipe sinks startup enclave Google Cloud acquires AppSheet, a Seattle startup that sells no-code app development software Exclusive: Apple acquires Xnor.ai, edge AI spin-out from Paul Allen’s AI2, for price in $200M range Delta Air Lines debuts crazy ‘parallel reality’ airport experience based on Seattle startup’s technology Microsoft eyes huge new office building near its headquarters campus Hands-on demo with Charmin’s new toilet paper robot and fart smell sensor at CES Google Cloud acquires AppSheet, a Seattle startup that sells no-code app development software Seattle ‘hacker house’ founder battling UW after broken pipe sinks startup enclave Pizza making robot startup Zume will shut down Seattle office as part of company-wide layoffs Amazon fires employees for leaking customer data days after disclosing Ring dismissals Samsung unveils new smartphone with Microsoft Teams walkie-talkie feature Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff launches dot.LA, a news site for Southern California tech Iranian military acknowledges it shot down Ukrainian Boeing 737 jet by mistake WeWork Labs’ Elizabeth Scallon is ready to tackle world’s big, scary challenges: ‘It’s up to us’ Why Microsoft embraced Chromium, and what the new Edge says about the state of web browsers Geek of the Week: Maryssa Barron brings her (renewable) energy to clean tech and LevelTen Our favorite cars and flying vehicles from CES 2020 Tech Moves: CFO shuffle at RealNetworks; Avalara, RFPIO, Hiya add execs; and more In just 3 years, Amazon has amassed nearly 3M square feet of real estate in this Seattle-area city Does Amazon pay enough in taxes?

Link: Seattle AI startup drew interest from Amazon, Microsoft, Intel before selling to Apple
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