Get paid $5 just for trying Apple Pay!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/get-paid-5-just-for-trying-apple-pay/ Apple Pay is amazing. I use it regularly wherever it is accepted. Two stores where it is particularly good are Walgreens and Kohl’s. These two retailers offer loyalty reward cards that can be linked to Apple Pay for added convenience. When you pay with … Read more

20 Android tips and tricks you shouldn’t miss from 2017

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242564/android/android-tips-2017.html#tk.rss_all ‘Tis the season for kicking back, crankin’ up the fireplace, and finding some time-saving new tricks for that pretty slab o’ glass in your pocket. Enhanced efficiency is one heck of a holiday treat, after all — and one that keeps paying off for … Read more

TVAddons: Streaming through Kodi addons protects you from malware and cryptocurrency miners

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/tvaddons-kodi-addon-are-great/ Kodi has been the subject of controversy for some time, and addon repository TVAddons has, in particular, been criticized from many quarters. Having recently announced that it will no longer proactively check for pirated content, TVAddons is suggesting that there’s a very good reason to … Read more

What Is Microsoft Windows 10 Signature Edition?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/UZYCCb0Og6A/ Where can you buy a computer without crapware, shovelware, bloatware, or adware that included Lenovo’s Superfish debacle? Microsoft has an answer for you in its less-advertised Windows 10 Signature Edition. Most PC users are familiar with Windows 10 Home, Professional, and Enterprise editions. … Read more

Windows 10 gets native OpenSSH client and server

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/windows-10-native-openssh-client-server/ It’s quite interesting to see just how far Microsoft has come since Satya Nadella became CEO. The company has gotten out of its comfort zone and made its products more appealing to a wider range of customers, embracing rival platforms and the open-source community. Having … Read more

The value of personal data to companies and cyber criminals

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/personal-data-value/ Businesses rely more and more on data, but a new study shows up significant differences in the value that is placed on confidential data around the world and in different industries. The research from cyber security firm Trustwave involved more than 500 IT decision makers … Read more

GlassWire 2.0 unveils major redesign, adds more network monitoring and protection tools

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/glasswire-2-0-unveils-major-redesign-adds-more-network-monitoring-and-protection-tools/ SecureMix LLC has released GlassWire 2.0.78, a major update of its security network monitoring and Windows Firewall control tool. The app, which comes in free and paid-for versions, unveils new features including support for firewall profiles and access to VirusTotal for scanning network-related files. … Read more

Save 50% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa – Deal Alert

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3059330/connected-home/save-40-on-the-tp-link-wi-fi-smart-plug-deal-alert.html#tk.rss_all The TP-LINK HS100 smart plug is quite simply a power outlet that you can control from anywhere. Using your smartphone, you can turn devices on & off, set programs to turn them on & off at set times while you’re away, or engage a “countdown … Read more

Over 90 percent of security pros worry about cyber criminals using AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/cyber-criminal-ai-use/ While machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming key to cyber security, a new survey shows that a majority of security professionals worry that the technology could be used against them. The study by cyber security company Webroot reveals that 91 percent are concerned … Read more

Colossal Cave Adventure – The Most Famous Classic Text-based Adventure Game

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/colossal-cave-adventure-famous-classic-text-based-adventure-game/ Colossal Cave Adventure , also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure,  is a most popular text-based adventure game in the period of early 80s and late 90s. This game is also known to be… The post Colossal Cave Adventure – The Most Famous … Read more

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242745/microsoft-windows/why-windows-7-updates-are-getting-bigger.html#tk.rss_all Windows 7’s security rollups, the most comprehensive of the fixes it pushes out each Patch Tuesday, have almost doubled in size since Microsoft revamped the veteran operating system’s update regimen last year. According to Microsoft’s own data, what it calls the “Security Quality Monthly … Read more

The case against Net Neutrality: An IT pro’s perspective

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/the-case-against-net-neutrality-an-it-pros-perspective/ As the vote to determine the fate of Net Neutrality regulations looms in the FCC, I’ve been taking a harder look at where I stand on the issue. Personally, I’ve got vested interests as a consumer that relies on many net-connected services in my … Read more

FileCloud launches GDPR support for private clouds

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/gdpr-private-cloud-support/ With GDPR coming into effect in may 2018, the complex requirements of the legislation may leave many companies struggling to comply. Enterprise file service platform FileCloud is adding new features to its platform to deliver compliance support for organizations using private cloud enterprise file … Read more

What’s New in Kubernetes Containers

Full Article : Linux.com – https://www.linux.com/news/whats-new-kubernetes-containers The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.9, brings to the container-orchestration framework both full-blown and beta-test versions of significant new features: The general availability of the Workloads API. Beta support for Windows Server. An alpha version of a … Read more

Simplicity Before Generality, Use Before Reuse

Full Article : Linux.com – https://www.linux.com/news/simplicity-generality-use-reuse A common problem in component frameworks, class libraries, foundation services, and other infrastructure code is that many are designed to be general purpose without reference to concrete applications. This leads to a dizzying array of options and possibilities that are often unused or misused — or … Read more

Throwback Thursday: Never mind…

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241901/it-industry/throwback-thursday-never-mind.html#tk.rss_all This IT project is highly visible, and management is taking no chances. “To ensure that it is managed properly, execs contract with a highly advertised consulting firm to provide a thundering herd of expert project managers,” says a pilot fish on the project. “Never … Read more

2017 — the year malware became evasive

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/2017-evasive-malware/ While 2017 saw enhancements in defenses — such as the use of artificial intelligence — it also demonstrated that cyber criminals continue to find their way around defensive measures with new evasion techniques. Anti-evasion software specialist Minerva Labs has released its Year in Review … Read more

How to Squeeze the Most out of Linux File Compression

Full Article : Linux.com – https://www.linux.com/news/how-squeeze-most-out-linux-file-compression-0 If you have any doubt about the many commands and options available on Linux systems for file compression, you might want to take a look at the output of the apropos compress command. Chances are you’ll be surprised by the many commands that you can use … Read more

CoreOS’s Open Cloud Services Could Bring Cloud Portability to Container-Native Apps

Full Article : Linux.com – https://www.linux.com/news/coreoss-open-cloud-services-could-bring-cloud-portability-container-native-apps With the release of Tectonic 1.8, CoreOS provides a way to easily deploy container-native applications as services, even across multiple service providers and in-house resources. “We take open source APIs, make them super easy to consume, and create a catalog of these things to run on … Read more

Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/game-framework-python In my first article in this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. This time, I’ll demonstrate how to use the Python module Pygame to create a graphical game. It will take several articles to get a game … Read more