Google I/O 2017: Android Now Runs on 2 Billion Monthly Active Devices

Google’s Android operating system has reached a milestone by powering 2 billion monthly active devices around the world, the company said. Google’s vice president of engineering Dave Burke that Android has “the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind”, Xinhua reported on Thursday. Based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices, Android… Read More »

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Returns to Company in Unspecified Role

Twitter Inc co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday he would be returning full time to the microblogging service in an unspecified role. “My top focus will be to guide the company culture, that energy, that feeling,” Stone said in a blog post, adding he would not be replacing anyone at Twitter when he joins the company in a… Read More »

Should web designers be wary of the AI takeover?

WEB DESIGN Web design is, I’m sure we can all agree, a highly skilled field. A professionally designed website is going to be markedly different from a basic WordPress template, and while both are useful, web designers are probably pretty confident that there will be enough clients willing to pay good money for a good product. Read also:… Read More »

10 Social Media Tips for Students to Improve Their College Admission Chances

I applied to college by filling out an application with a pen and typing my essays on a typewriter. When I wanted to fill out another application, I repeated the entire process over again. Only a few people applied to many colleges then, in large part because there was no Common Application to make it easy. There was no internet or social media and thus no… Read More »

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock

Microsoft, cybersecurity firms could benefit from WannaCry  Monday, 15 May 2017 | 1:16 AM ET | 03:01 Investors should buy Microsoft shares because the recent cyberattacks will spur companies to upgrade to the technology giant’s latest operating system, according to Credit Suisse, which reiterated its outperform rating on the software firm. The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in… Read More »

WhatsApp User Data: Supreme Court Constitution Bench to Hear Case on Monday

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will from Monday start examining the privacy policy of instant messaging service WhatsApp, which has come under challenge on the ground that it allegedly infringed on the fundamental rights. The crucial matter has been listed before a second constitution bench during the summer vacation. A five-judge constitution bench headed by… Read More »

HP Admits Conexant Audio Driver Was Logging Keystrokes on Its Laptops, Issues Fix

If you think that by covering your laptop’s webcam and using your OS in safe mode will ensure that you are not being monitored via your PC or laptop, you should think twice. There are a multiple ways to do that and one of them is keystroke logging, which is essentially a surveillance technology to record the keystrokes… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 With Snapdragon 435 Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs. 6,999

Xiaomi Redmi 4 has been launched in India, as widely expected, at an event in New Delhi. However, unlike the model that was unveiled in China, this model is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset, making it closer to the Redmi 4X that was launched in Xiaomi’s home market in February. The brand is releasing three Redmi 4 variants in India, with… Read More »

Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially released the iOS 10.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update focuses on bug fixes and performance and security improvements.   For instructions on updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS, see our tutorial on updating software here. iOS 10.3.2 follows the March release… Read More »

Why Android is likely safe from a WannaCry-like attack

Enlarge Image Unlike the Google Pixel, most Android devices are running on outdated operating systems. James Martin/CNET The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating system… Read More »