Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep…

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Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

After announcing support for digital signatures and public and private encryption keys, which could be used to represent cryptocurrencies, an Apple executive on Thursday made it clear the company is watching blockchain-based digital currencies.This past spring,…

Time to install the August Windows patches —…

August brought loads of drama to the Windows and Office patching scene. Microsoft’s first round of patches killed Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications and VBScript in certain situations — on all versions of Windows. Fixes…

How Apple is saving the banks (for a…

Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash, Apple Card and Wallet are hugely disruptive solutions that show how Apple could threaten the retail banking sector  – or, help it to thrive (for a fee).We’re not a bankSpeaking…

The wrong way

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14 easy ways to cut back on data…

These days, mobile data is money — and if you don't optimize your phone to handle it intelligently, you're throwing dollars down the drain.After all, whether you have a plan with a monthly data cap…

Atlassian adds free tiers for Jira and Confluence

Atlassian today added new pricing tiers for its cloud products, including free and premium options for Jira Software and Confluence. The Australian company hopes the free editions, in particular,  can entice new customers onto its…

Patching behavior in Win10 1903 changes dramatically –…

For years, my main objection to Windows 10 has been its cavalier attitude toward patching: You got the monthly cumulative update (“quality updates”) whenever Microsoft pushed it; you got new versions (“feature updates”) when Microsoft’s…