3 predictions for IoT in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:47:42

The Internet of Things has taken the global tech industry by storm in recent years. The idea, in its simplest form, is the mass interconnectivity of billions of devices. All of this is in the hope that it creates a massive network of devices in constant communication with each other. Why would this network be important? Because it has the potential to completely revolutionize how we interact with...

Apps based on Electron framework are vulnerable to attack dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 12:37:38

The Electron framework -- the basis of popular apps including Skype, Slack, Signal and WordPress -- has been found to contain a security flaw that leaves it vulnerable to attack. The GitHub-created tool has a vulnerability that allows hackers to execute arbitrary code on remote systems. CVE-2018-1000136 affects Electron 1.7.13 and older as well as Electron 1.8.4 and 2.0.0-beta.3, and the problem...

Windows XP 2018 Edition is the operating system Microsoft should be making dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-11 21:35:16

Despite Microsoft ending support for Windows XP back in 2014, it’s still in use around the world. The latest usage figures from NetMarketShare give the vintage OS a decent 6.13 percent share of the market, and it’s still to be found in many businesses. The OS first appeared 17 years ago and the final service pack (SP3) came out a decade ago. Compared to Windows 10, XP now looks incredibly...

Carnegie Mellon created a new web browser specifically for mobile search dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-10 20:09:35

Conducting a web search on mobile -- unless you’re incredibly specific -- is hit or miss. Want to test it out, just use your device’s voice assistant to conduct a search. Siri or Google Assistant will commonly return an unrelated series of results, more than they should anyway. Then, you have to sort through lengthy search listings to find what you’re looking for, hopping from website to...

T-Mobile and Sprint are merging to create a customer-focused 5G juggernaut dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-29 20:14:30

In the USA, there are four major cell service providers -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Of that group, two are considered by some to be low-quality -- Sprint and T-Mobile. While that is absolutely true of the former, the latter is actually very good, offering affordability, solid coverage, and fast speeds. I swear by it these days. It has often been rumored that T-Mobile and Sprint...

TVAddons launches Feeds for Git Browser, making it easy to share lists of favorite Kodi addons dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-24 15:57:17

It has been a little while since we heard anything from TVAddons, the Kodi addons site that has been embroiled in a series of copyright cases. Recently the site launched its Github Browser as part of its continued attempts to provide "resilient and decentralized" links to Kodi addons. Now TVAddons has launched Feeds for Git Browser, a new feature that makes it possible for anyone to create a list...

Microsoft developers hid a secret puzzle in Windows backgrounds as they knew images would leak dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 16:15:48

Microsoft developers working on Windows 8 created a puzzle and embedded it in the wallpapers used for internal builds of the operating system. The team knew that the images would leak out to the public -- and probably the internal builds of Windows -- so they decided to have some fun with it. Over the course of numerous builds, the puzzle was developed -- but only one person ever solved it! See...

SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-21 09:49:29

Photo-sharing site SmugMug -- used by consumers and professionals alike -- has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what's described as "the world's best home for photography", building on Flickr's existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what...

Canon launches IVY Mini Photo Printer for iPhone and Android dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-21 02:19:18

The concept of printing out your photos and putting them in an album is pretty much dead. Yeah, some folks probably still do this, but thanks to smartphones, tablets, and smart televisions, there is no reason to do so. There are much better ways to share and enjoy your precious memories these days. In other words, the digitization of photos has created a superior experience. But OK, it can be fun...

Mailstore Home 11 offers more robust protection for your email, speeds up archive searches dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 20:41:27

German email back-up company MailStore Software GmbH has released MailStore Home 11.0 for PCs running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. The tool makes it easy to create archives and backups of POP3, IMAP and internet mailboxes, including Gmail and Yahoo! The program, which also works with Outlook, Thunderbird and the now-depreciated Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail, gains a faster archive search tool with...