Software

Apple highlights some of the best (and most popular) apps of 2019

As expected, Apple’s event today wasn’t about heralding any new hardware — it was about shining some light on some of the year’s standout apps. (If Android is more your thing, expect Google’s own slew of first-class apps to drop shortly, too.) Apple’s selections this year run the gamut from artsy — Spectre Camera helps …

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BNY Mellon Officially Joins Blockchain-Based Marco Polo Network

The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) has joined blockchain software firm R3’s trade finance network, the Marco Polo Network. The American banking and financial services firm — which has over $1.9 trillion in assets under management — will conduct an evaluation program using the technology, Marco Polo announced Nov. 25. By joining Marco …

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Missouri Firm Launches New Software For Reporting Crypto Taxes

Missouri-based software maker CryptoTrader.Tax has launched a new product facilitating cryptocurrency tax reporting. As the 2019 tax year comes to an end, the software is designed to help firms, certified public accountants and professionals counsel their clients about reporting their taxes from crypto in accordance with the tax guidelines set out by the United States …

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Microsoft gets US license to resume selling software to Huawei

Sponsored Links Daniel Cooper/Engadget The US government is still bent on blacklisting Huawei in most respects, but the Chinese tech giant just got an important reprieve. The Commerce Department has granted Microsoft a license to “export mass-market software” to Huawei, according to a Microsoft statement to Bloomberg. The American company declined to say just what …

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Microsoft’s new Edge logo erases bad memories of Internet Explorer

Sponsored Links Microsoft Now that Microsoft Edge has a new Chromium-powered engine, the company is ready to give the browser a fresh look to match. In the wake of an Easter egg hunt, the software giant has revealed a redesigned, ocean wave-inspired logo for Edge that bears precious little resemblance to the Internet Explorer-inspired icon …

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BYU researchers extend WiFi range by 200 feet with a software upgrade

Sponsored Links simpson33 via Getty Images As we fill our homes with connected devices, we’ll need WiFi to reach around every corner. One solution is hardware like Amazon’s Eero routers and Google’s Nest WiFi, physical devices that give your primary WiFi signal a boost. But researchers think there might be another way: a software protocol …

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One of Linux’s most important commands had a glaring security flaw

Sponsored Links die-phalanx via Getty Images If you’ve used the command line in Linux or a Unix-based platform like macOS, you’re probably familiar with the “sudo” command — it lets you run tasks with different (usually elevated) permissions than you’d otherwise have. It’s powerful, but it was apparently too powerful until now. Developers have fixed …

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Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

Sponsored Links Microsoft Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat …

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Opera’s stricter privacy controls could also speed up your web browsing

Sponsored Links Opera Opera doesn’t want to miss the browser privacy bandwagon, and it’s taking an unusual angle to sell it: it’s promising a speed boost. The newly released Opera 64 includes a tracker blocker that prevents sites from tracking you across the web (usually for ads or behavior fingerprinting) and, reportedly, delivering roughly 20 …

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This AI Platform Identifies Privacy Threats in Social Networks and Messengers

</header> <strong>Preserving your online privacy has become almost a lost cause these days. Thankfully, some entrepreneurial minds have taken it upon themselves to help web users stay informed of privacy risks and take action to thwart attempts to access their personal data. Guard is a platform which is doing exactly that. </strong> Also read: Bankers …

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