The National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday rolled out guidance warning that location data from mobile and other internet-connected devices could pose a security threat for users if it were accessed by adversaries. The guidance was rolled out as a warning for Defense Department personnel and…
Link: NSA warns of security threats from mobile location data
Some of the biggest breaches of 2019 were traced back to problems related to the cloud, and the number of hacks will only increase now that more organizations are going digital, according to cloud security company Accurics. In its Summer 2020 edition of the “Accurics State of DevSecOps” report, the company’s researchers explain the most common security issues they see and sketch out some ways enterprises can go about addressing them. .
Link: Study finds misconfigured cloud storage services in 93% of cloud deployments analyzed
Online tools and mobile apps make it easier than ever to ditch the pen and go digital. Here is our selection of the best free and paid small business apps that can help you to manage all aspects of your small business more efficiently and effectively
Best apps for to-do lists
A simple, visual…
Link: Best apps for organising and planning
Qbot Malware May Be Stealing Your Bank Account 2020-06-16 by Michelle Dvorak Qbot Banking Trojan Steals Credentials US Banking Customers Qbot malware may be stealing your bank login information from your own computer. Banking Trojans like Qbot are a type of malware designed to steal banking…
Link: Qbot Malware May Be Stealing Your Bank Account
Google on Tuesday announced Nearby Share, a new technology for Android phones that will let you send pictures, files, links and more to other Android phones that are nearby. It’s very similar to Apple’s AirDrop option on iPhones, Macs and iPads. Apple first released AirDrop in 2011, so Google’s a bit behind in adding this sort of sharing option.
Link: Android phones will finally let you share files and pictures with people nearby, like Apple AirDrop
Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12 Ventures has led a slew of strategic corporate investors backing a new chip developer out of Southern California called Syntiant, which makes semiconductors for voice recognition and speech-based applications. “We started out to build a new type of processor for machine learning, and voice is our first application,” says Syntiant chief executive Kurt Busch.
Link: Microsoft, Amazon back a SoCal company making microchips specifically for voice-based apps
Step aside, Stadia. Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it would launch the world’s most extensive cloud gaming service next month, delivering more than 100 console-quality games to Android users in 22 countries. The announcement in some ways leapfrogs Microsoft’s Project xCloud past Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service, which debuted last year.
Link: Microsoft hopes to leapfrog Google Stadia by taking xCloud to Android
It’s time for Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform to officially move out of preview mode and into the real world. The company announced today that Project xCloud will officially launch on Sept. 15—though just in beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members at the moment. However, anyone can sign up for…
Link: Some of the Best Xbox Games Are Coming to Android Via Project X Cloud, and I’m Pretty Hyped
As you may know, a 1Password Linux app is on the way — and brave testers are invited to try it ahead of a stable release. 1Password is a user-friendly (and rather popular) cross-platform password manager with mobile apps and browser extensions. It works on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox — and now Linux.
Link: Official 1Password Linux App Available for Testing
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Project xCloud is almost here. Microsoft’s long-hyped entry into the realm of cloud gaming is coming on Sept. 15, starting with Android devices. In practical terms, that means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play more than 100 games on their Android smartphones or tablets. You’ll of course need a decently fast internet connection.
Link: Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15
Microsoft has said it wants to buy the US arm of TikTok, the Chinese viral short-video app that is in the crosshairs of regulators and the White House.
But a deal, which is likely to run to several billion dollars, faces myriad technical and political challenges and will…
Link: The challenges Microsoft faces in buying TikTok’s US arm