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Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware

Amid a global wave of ransomware attacks, Microsoft is adding features to its Windows 10 software that may help keep users safe. The latest Windows 10 Preview Build released to some Windows Insiders on Wednesday has added a new feature called “controlled folders,” Microsoft says. The new feature aims to protect files from malicious apps and other threats by monitoring changes made to contents… Read More »

Isis’ last escape route from Raqqa ‘cut off’ by US-backed SDF fighters, says Syrian monitoring group

US-backed forces have completely surrounded the Isis-held city of Raqqa in Syria after cutting off militants’ last remaining escape route, monitors have said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had succeeded in “completely encircling” the group’s largest stronghold. The report came on the third anniversary of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration… Read More »

Samsung Pay Mini Launched in India: How’s It Different From Samsung Pay?

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay Mini lets you make payments using mobile wallets It also allows you to make payments using UPI It does not support ‘Tap and Pay’ capability seen on Samsung Pay Alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro, Samsung also launched a new payment solution called Samsung Pay Mini in India.… Read More »

iOS 11 to Prevent Apps From Accessing Location Data at All Times, New Offload Unused Apps Feature Spotted

Apple made several announcements while introducing iOS 11 at WWDC 2017 earlier this week, but as you might expect, due to the large scope of changes made to the mobile platform, some didn’t make the cut to the keynote. As the developer preview of iOS 11 is now available some user-friendly changes have now come to light. With… Read More »

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa from Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday it had launched a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in retreat across Syria and Iraq. SDF spokesman Talal Silo told Reuters the operation started on Monday and the fighting would be “fierce because Daesh (Islamic… Read More »

FTSE slips further from record, mid caps hit two-week low

UK shares drifted further on Tuesday from last week’s record high, weighed down by weakness among mining stocks and ConvaTec (CTEC.L), while British mid caps .FTMC were also under pressure ahead of Thursday’s general election. The blue chip FTSE 100 .FTSE inched 0.1 percent lower to 7,517.73 points by 0924 GMT, while the more domestically-exposed mid cap index… Read More »

Snapdeal Raises Over Rs. 113 Crores From NVP, Founders

Snapdeal has raised over Rs. 113 crores from early investor Nexus Venture Partners and founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, amid talks of a potential sale of the e-commerce firm to larger rival Flipkart. NVP pumped in Rs. 96.26 crores in the round, while Bahl and Bansal contributed Rs. 8.45 crores each, according to regulatory filing with the… 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 »

Hardline foes of Iran’s Rouhani rap lack of payoff from nuclear deal

Hardline rivals challenged President Hassan Rouhani in a pre-election debate on Friday over the lack of economic revival since his nuclear deal with big powers, but he said oil exports had resurged and the economy only needed more time to recover. Rouhani was elected by a landslide in 2013 on pledges to end Iran’s international isolation that had… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile is NOT dead but its future is far from guaranteed

Windows 10 Mobile may not be “dead,” but things are changing. Today, we try to make sense of the recent “Feature2” development and what it means for those on Windows phones. Microsoft’s recent release to the Windows Insider Program on Friday, April 14, caused a bit of a stir. Microsoft did something new with the latest Fast Ring… Read More »