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Zero Day Weekly: Cyber national emergency, GitHub and Slack nailed, Android malware less than 1 percent
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending April 3, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Microsoft has been making great strides in the tablet arena over the past few years, with the Surface Pro 3 being the product of this hard work. But there's a problem with the Surface Pro 3 - price. Microsoft is addressing this with the new Surface 3, and finally we have a serious contender to the iPad.
Microsoft is discontinuing manufacturing Kinect for Windows sensors and, instead, advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One.
Microsoft is bringing its Office Lens scanning app to iOS and Android in a continuation of its cross-platform productivity push.
Microsoft continues to improve its mobile mail client with new functionality and visuals for both Apple iOS and Google Android.
The latest test builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile include the Project Spartan browser. Here's a rundown of what the new browser may hold in store for you.
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Microsoft's Skype for Business client and online service will begin rolling out April 14, while the new Skype for Business Server 2015 will be downloadable starting May 1.
After relying on ActiveX for almost two decades, the South Korean government has announced that it will be removing the framework, starting with the top 100 popular websites.
The figures are from the Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report by UK-based security firm Avecto, in which the company pulled data from every Patch Tuesday issued by Microsoft in 2014.
Microsoft is targeting enterprise developers with changes it is making to its Visual Studio 2015 pricing and version line-up.
Microsoft's coming Surface 3, an Intel Atom x7-based Surface, is the new little sister to the Surface Pro 3.
Supplier secures its biggest ever cloud deal in Brazil
Microsoft Australia will now be locally hosting Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online in its Australian datacentres in New South Wales and Victoria.
Microsoft has released to testers a new Windows 10 Desktop preview build, the first to include the coming new 'Project Spartan' browser.
Microsoft is looking for iOS users to test a new Microsoft expense-tracking application, codenamed Project Phoenix.
Both Microsoft and Google have compelling productivity offerings, along with deep and rich ecosystems. That makes comparing them a challenge for most managers. David Gewirtz compares most of the programs' key elements in one Venn diagram (and a big table).
It’s very, very red. It’s also a completely different UI from Android and iOS. In many ways, though, it's just another high-end smartphone. And that's a good thing.
You no longer have to pay high prices for great phones and with no-contract with a carrier you are in charge of your service obligation.
Microsoft's OneNote is a completely cross-platform app now, which means it can go with you anywhere. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite OneNote productivity secrets to help you get your personal and work projects organized.
There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or Apple a run for the top spots?
Smartphones make great gifts for tech-minded dads and students achieving their goals. Here are five handsets to consider for each group -- including one device that makes an ideal choice for either dad or grad.
Steve Ballmer may join a very exclusive club - tech stars who have become owners of professional sports franchises.
Microsoft's new PowerPoint plug-in and associated cloud service makes it easy to create and distribute compelling educational content.
Windows tablets existed long before the iPad was even dreamt of. Take a tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - devices of the last decade.
Microsoft has unveiled its latest entry into the tablet market. Called the Surface Pro 3, it replaces the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 lines that were released less than a year ago.
Microsoft's free cloud storage isn't just for Office files. You can use its rich set of features to share files, photos, and documents. Here are six tricks to help you get more out of OneDrive.
There are dozens of personal cloud storage services, but which one is the best deal for you or your company? Here's my pick of the best of them.
ZDNet had some hands-on time with Azure RemoteApp at a recent Azure press event in Redmond, setting up a server image and publishing a selection of Office apps.
Microsoft has put in the groundwork to establish a base for its Internet of Things plan to explore software for everything from cars to wearables. Now comes the hard part - making it work.
These Windows 8 apps are invaluable for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to simplify their workflow.
I had the opportunity to capture photos with the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), LG G2, Apple iPhone 5s, Nokia Lumia Icon, and Nokia Lumia 1020. They all take great photos, but I did notice some differences.
The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will one day connect your thermostat and meter to your PC, so you are better able to track, monitor, and analyze the energy usage in your home.
At Macworld 2010, Gregg Fiddes and David Halpin of Quickoffice demonstrate the company's new mobile productivity application for Apple's iPhone. Users are able to read and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents and access cloud services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and Box.net.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft came with a few surprises. This skit with Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live was one.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.
What were the top five stories that shaped 2009? From the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, to the departure and return of Steve Jobs to Apple, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share their views on the tech news that mattered most.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the new Droid phone set to release in early November. Diaz also previews the upcoming Salesforce.com conference and weighs in on whether consumers will buy Windows 7 during the holiday season.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, previews Twitter integration with Bing search results. One of the interesting features he introduces is "hottest topics." He explains that the Bing-Twitter search will aggregate information around the most popular links shared on any given topic.
At Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus, ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to Microsoft's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, about power-saving features in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bernard says Microsoft made energy efficiency a core design element, with better battery optimization, and Bluetooth and DVD features that won't be activated until necessary.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
The 'Swiss-army' 5140 sports a compass, torch, thermometer and is shock/water-resistant. Squeeze in a fitness coach and Nokia has a great phone for those with active lifestyles.
Nokia's first megapixel camera phone runs on the Symbian operating system, has a unique design and a pack of features such an Internet browser and a video player.
We take a look at Nokia's upgraded N-Gage portable gaming phone. Read our Australian review.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Nokia has long dominated the mobile phone market yet strangely enough the Finnish manufacturer has never dabbled in creating clamshell phones. That is, until the 7200.
This is a beautifully simple looking phone cleverly disguising a rich feature set.The claim Nokia makes for this phone is that it offers the richest features in the most compact form, a claim which cannot be disputed here -- it's small and light, one of the coolest, no-fuss, exteriors we've seen, and it has a 65k-colour display, camera and video, MP3 player and an MMC card slot.
It's a Nokia phone that spreads open and gives the users the option to use "always on" access to e-mails. But is it as practical as they say it is?
Consolidate all of your chat buddies into Trillian Pro 2.012.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
Is WAP the only feature that differentiates the Nokia 3330 and 3310? Find out in our review of the latest WAP phone from Nokia
by Jim Rapoza, PC Week LabsMore than a year after the announcement of BizTalk, Microsoft Corp. has revealed little about concrete applicationsupport for the technology — until now.
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