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Microsoft's re-engineered Edge web browser enters public testing

Matt Blowes  April 11, 2019 Technology, IT Trends, Software

 
Microsoft Edge will become a Chromium-based web browser, a change that will enable Google Chrome extensions to work and may make the browser faster.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 now available

Matt Blowes  April 03, 2019 Technology, Software

 
After months in preview, Visual Studio 2019 is now available. There are a raft of new features and significant upgrades for Mac developers but not all new functions are switched on yet.

Facial recognition in many phones not as secure as hoped

Matt Blowes  April 03, 2019 Hardware, Opinion, Security, Mobile

 
Facial recognition security in many phones from LG, Sony, Samsung & more is not secure and can easily be fooled by a simple photo. But Face ID by Apple and long passcodes remain viable security methods.

Apple TV+, News+ & Arcade subscriptions announcement: Australian Details

Matt Blowes  March 26, 2019 Cloud Services, IT Trends, Software

 
Apple hosts its biggest subscription event, unveiling new streaming, news & gaming services. But many of the finer details weren't revealed. Here's what we know and don't know for Australia.

Outlook quietly sending automatic read receipts on mobile devices

Matt Blowes  February 27, 2019 Security, Office 365, Microsoft 365

 
Outlook on mobile devices has a default setting to automatically allow read receipts in the background, regardless of your desktop settings.

Samsung, Huawei & more unveil folding phones: Australian round-up

Matt Blowes  February 26, 2019 Hardware, IT Trends

 
Australia appears to be have been overlooked from the first generation of foldable phones. But with high pricing, few will feel like they've missed out.

Windows 7 end of support date is approaching

Matt Blowes  January 21, 2019 Software, Microsoft 365

 
Microsoft is finally ending support and security updates for Windows 7. Users of the popular operating system should start planning now to ensure their data is kept secure.

Wrap-up: Highlights from CES 2019

Matt Blowes  January 09, 2019 Technology, Hardware, IT Trends

 
A foldable phone, a machine that folds clothes (it actually works now), big screen TVs & powerful laptops. Plus, a vegan burger indistinguishable from real meat. The highlights from CES 2019.

Stop cyber attacks with authentication

Matt Blowes  December 17, 2018 Security

 
More and more businesses are losing money because of compromised staff email accounts. Multi-factor authentication can minimise security risks and prevent data breaches.