At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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Microsoft focused on adopting FIDO 2.0 standard for strong authentication, but Windows 10 and everyone else will have to wait for spec's completion
With interest growing around stronger authentication, both Red Hat and Microsoft will have multi-factor log-in built into their platforms by this summer
Jealous of the tight integration between iOS and OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Feel left out because you use an Android device on Windows? Wish there was an easy way to send files to your Android device? You need AirDroid 3.
The software helps users move files from their Android, iOS, and Windows devices to an Intel-powered laptop running the Chrome OS.
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
The free Microsoft-developed file manager app for Windows Phone 8.1 is available for download.
AV-Test tested 34 antivirus/endpoint protection products on Windows 8.1, comparing their performance from March to April.
Microsoft is building a file manager app for Windows Phone 8.1 and is hoping to get it into the Windows Phone Store by May.
Need screaming-fast Windows server performance? A new, integrated all-flash array with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 integrated on board promises just that. Here's what you need to know.
Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview has released to heaps of praise. Yet it's not enough to convince users to switch to the platform. Messaging, performance, regional support and mailbox management are areas to improve.
Toshiba's 8-inch Encore can run legacy desktop Windows apps, although you may find them difficult to work with on such a small screen. Performance could be better, but the price is attractive and battery life impressive.
When running Dropbox, Mac OS X and Windows together, one wrong setting can quickly fill up all available disk space. Not a good thing.
Non-critical patch addresses problems in the Windows Update system files which could cause errors in future updates.
I get a lot of security predictions pitched at me and I was intrigued by quite a few this year. There's good and bad news, and good and bad predictions.
[Correction] A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.
Samba, which has been bringing Windows-compatible file sharing to Linux servers, Mac servers, and desktops for years, takes another step forward.
Intel today unveiled its new family of chips designed to challenge ARM in the tablet market - promising to deliver a two times performance boost on its earlier tablets and support a raft of new Windows 8 and Android tablets.
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