Category: <span>News</span>

Word adding predictive text similar to Gmail This month, Microsoft will be adding text predictions to Word. Some business users have already reported seeing the new feature crop up in their compositions. This new feature will work similarly to Google Docs’ Smart Compose option and their Gmail predictive text counterpart. By using machine learning, the […]

Gaming accessory brand purchased by HP for $425 million HP has taken the jump to acquire gaming peripheral company HyperX. The purchase of the brand was made for a cool $425 million. This acquisition will give HP a major foothold in the gaming accessories market. Kingston previously owned the HyperX brand. While HP has taken […]

New low power consumption hard drives introduced by Toshiba Toshiba has introduced an industry first hard drive that features flux-control microwave-assisted magnetic recording (FC-MAMR) technology. These new HDDs are designed for use in nearline and enterprise applications. The drives offer an 18 TB capacity and feature ultra-low idle power consumption. The MG09-series hard drives include […]

Switch to LTE suggested by Verizon for battery life savings Verizon Wireless Customer Service sent out a tweet on the morning of February 28, 2021 that seems to suggest that 5G is causing issues with battery life. The Twitter post suggests that users that found their battery life was draining faster than normal could conserve […]

Lax security measures allow for Florida water plant hack In yet another case of poor security practices allowing for potentially catastrophic consequences, a Florida water plant was hacked earlier this month. The Oldsmar plant in question was able to be hacked through the remote-access program TeamViewer. The cyber criminal was able to log in through […]

The City of Ellensburg, Wa. hit with ransom demand When city workers went in to work on Monday, December 21st, they were met with a surprise. The City of Ellensburg had been attacked. A cybercriminal had encrypted almost all of the city’s data making network drives completely inaccessible. To top it all off, that cybercriminal […]

Privacy “nutrition labels” now required for Apple App Store apps Privacy labels are now live on all Apple platforms. The privacy labels were created as part of Apple’s promise to provide more transparency regarding iOS app data collection on the apps carried in the App Store. Apple announced their intention to provide these privacy label […]

YouTube, Gmail, and other Google services experience outage In the early morning hours of December 14, 2020, Google suffered a major outage that affected the usability of Google services around the world. Services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Meet, and Google Maps were down for approximately 45 minutes while Google worked to correct things behind […]

Tab-nabbing attacks in Chrome to be stopped Google will be adding a new security feature to their Chrome browser in January of 2021 with Chrome 88. This new security feature will be added in an effort to prevent tab-nabbing. This type of web attack allows for newly opened tabs to hijack the original tab from […]

Internet Explorer users will be pushed to Edge forcibly Starting in November 2020, Microsoft users will find that Internet Explorer will refuse to load the URL of the site they are trying to load. Instead, they will be redirected to Edge and see a message explaining why the site is no longer available through IE. […]