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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it's switching its Cortana prompt from “Hey Cortana” to just “Cortana”, in a style similar to Amazon's Alexa   —  Microsoft is altering the way you activate its Cortana digital assistant with your voice.  The first Cortana-powered Invoke speaker …
Mar 7, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft confirms Windows 10 S will no longer be a dedicated operating system and will become a “mode” of Windows 10 in 2019   —  Windows 10 S will no longer be a dedicated version next year  —  Microsoft says its plans to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special …
Mar 7, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for iOS and Android to make it easier to get photos from a phone to the Windows 10 photos app   —  Microsoft is releasing a new Photos Companion app for iOS and Android today, designed to make it much quicker to get photos from a phone to a PC.
Feb 18, 2018, 1:05 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
SEC filing: Intel facing 32 class action lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws and three shareholder derivative actions over alleged insider trading   —  Shareholders also allege insider trading  —  Intel has revealed today that the company is facing at least 32 lawsuits over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws.
Feb 16, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple says fix is coming for iOS and macOS bug that blocks access to apps like Messages, Messenger, WhatsApp if user gets message with specific Indian character   —  Here we go again  —  Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn't starting so well either.
Feb 15, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 Insiders to get Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer this week, providing an overview of data sent to Microsoft   —  A lot more transparency is on the way  —  Microsoft has faced continued concerns around its collection of data with Windows 10.  France previously ordered Microsoft …
Jan 24, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google I/O 2018 to be held May 8-10 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California   —  This year's Google I/O developer conference will take place from May 8th to May 10th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.  Similar to last year, Google revealed the date through an online puzzle.
Jan 24, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
AMD says it is making firmware updates available for Ryzen and EPYC processors this week to fix Spectre flaws, updating older processors “over the coming weeks”   —  Zero risk, but not zero impact  —  AMD's initial response to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws made it clear “there is a near zero risk to AMD processors.”
Jan 11, 2018, 9:25 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft on Spectre updates' speed impact: “single-digit slowdowns” on new PCs, big effect on PCs with Haswell/older chips and servers with I/O-intensive work   —  It's bad news for older Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines  —  Microsoft is taking the surprise step of detailing …
Jan 9, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of some AMD PCs becoming unbootable after installing recent updates   —  Microsoft blames AMD's documentation  —  Microsoft has paused distributing its Meltdown and Spectre security updates for AMD machines after reports of PCs not booting.
Jan 9, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context

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