Reports say Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots.

According to a new report reaching us, Chrome OS will be getting notification dots sometime soon. These notification dots are little indicators that will show up on top of the home screen shortcuts for applications informing you that you have unread notifications for those apps. This only shows up on app icons which have been …

Skype includes Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption.

Secure messaging apps have become somewhat of a commonplace on smartphones although few services exist across all major platforms. To that end, Skype is rolling out an end-to-end encryption feature for conversations from reports reaching us. The Microsoft-owned service has formed a partnership with Signal in order to enable the new functionality, which is optional …

Macs and iOS devices are also affected by Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

It has been revealed that the large majority of the devices that we use powered by Intel, AMD and ARM processors are open to attacks via two security flaws named Meltdown and Spectre. These are serious vulnerabilities and the whole industry is responding to them accordingly. Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices …

The faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi.

Intel announced this week that it will have chips ready within the year for the next generation of Wi-Fi known as 802.11ax. This new generation is theoretically faster but mostly meant to perform better in environments that have a lot of connected devices like public hotspots, and also your house if you just have a lot of …

Amazon and Microsoft have yet to roll out their smart assistant partnership.

Two giant companies, Microsoft and Amazon had announced partnership in August 2017 to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants. Both of these companies were supposed to make their respective digital assistants available on each other’s platforms. The main aim of the deal was to allow users to access Microsoft’s Cortana assistant on an Amazon Echo, or …

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update against processor security bugs.

Microsoft is rolling out a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows. The update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered bug in Intel, AMD and ARM chipsets. Sources say that Microsoft will issue a Windows update that will be automatically applied to Windows 10 machines at 5PM …

Cortana now has the capacity to access Google Calendar data on Windows 10

Microsoft has officially granted permission to its Cortana digital assistant access to Google Calendar data. A new Gmail connection has been added to Cortana powered by the Microsoft software thus enabling the digital assistant to gain access to Google Calendar data. Now, if you’re a user of Windows 10 and Gmail is your primary account, …

Here comes the Snapdragon 835

The first day of the Qualcomm Annual Snapdragon Summit was mostly dedicated to the chipmakers partnership with Microsoft and the propagation of the Always Connected PC. The Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Cristiano Amon aroused the hopes of both guests and customers on the unveiling of CF. It didn’t come as a total surprise …

Microsoft commences integration of Cortana into Skype

For some time now, Microsoft has been touting the idea of incorporating its virtual assistant Cortana with Skype. All the way Microsoft has been striving to push in Cortana into all its facilities and it was all natural Cortana soon made its way to Skype.  After so much testing, the feature is live now.   …