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Microsoft’s foldable Windows 10 phone might be arriving sooner than expected PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:30
surface phoneWe have been hearing a lot of rumors about the Surface Phone. One of the most prominent rumors were that the mythical Surface Phone will be foldable and that it will launch by the end of 2018 or in the beginning of 2019. But a recent report from an Italian site claims that the foldable device from Microsoft will launch sooner than expected. An Italian site recently posted an article about project Andromeda or Surface Phone, as the diehard fans would like to call it. The article claims that the device would arrive sooner than what the fans expected. This means that the device may arrive earlier than the end of this year. This is a great news for fans to rejoice as Microsoft has publically announced that they will not provide any new hardware running Windows 10 Mobile. It is clear from a lot of patents filed by Microsoft that the Andromeda device will be foldable. The device is expected to sport the latest and greatest offering from Qualcomm- The Snapdragon 845. Recent benchmarks of the processor suggest that it has a very powerful and efficient CPU paired with a much-improved graphics processor. Microsoft is likely to focus more on battery life as the device is aimed at portability. Visit OUR FORUM for more.
Microsoft release 6-part Windows Mixed Reality Developer Course PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 February 2018 18:27
Mixed Reality Academy 213 courseIf you already develop virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) applications – or are thinking about doing so – then there’s a good chance you use middleware development engine Unity or at least know about it. While there are numerous video game engines out there, Unity has become the top dog, with a good chunk of VR titles made using it. So it makes sense that Microsoft would want to make it as easy as possible for Unity developers to work with its Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Hence why the software giant has just released a new series of videos. The series of videos Microsoft has released are for the Mixed Reality Academy 213 course. Composed of six chapters, the series will explore the motion controller’s input events by creating a simple spatial painting experience. With this app, users can paint in three-dimensional space with various types of brushes and colors. Learning how to work with and use the motion controllers is a vital part of any VR experience. While a well designed virtual world can look really nice and impressive, that sense of immersion and presence greatly comes from how you can interact with the video game world. Being able to pick an item up and for it to look like it's in your hand and respond accordingly cannot be underestimated. We posted all videos on OUR FORUM.
What to expect from Windows 10’s Spring 2018 Update PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 18 February 2018 16:21
Windows 10 Spring UpdateMicrosoft will be releasing its next big Windows Update this spring with Windows 10 Version 1803. From the version number, we can infer Microsoft intends to roll it out sometime in March or thereabouts.  Whether this update will be called the Spring Creators Update as some signs seem to indicate and recycle its 2017 update branding, or whether the firm updates its nomenclature is something for Microsoft to decide. All that said, thanks to the Windows Insider Program, we’ve seen what Microsoft plans to bring to users in this update, and there are a fair few changes to Windows that will come with this spring’s update. With the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update, Microsoft is introducing features such as Windows Timeline, there will be improvements in Fluent Design, Microsoft Edge will see improvements, while Microsoft tackles privacy concerns, and this new update introduces a new way to share data between devices with near share. The Windows 10 Spring Update is a big one indeed, and there are several other features included, so Please visit OUR FORUM.
Microsoft explains some things that Windows 10 on ARM won’t do PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:39
windows on armThe first Windows 10 computers with ARM-based chips are coming soon, including the Asus NovaGo, HP Envy x2, and Lenovo Miix 630. While these won’t be the first devices with ARM-based chips to run something called Windows, they’re different from Windows phones or Windows RT devices in that they’ll run a full-fledged desktop version of Windows that performs almost like Windows on a computer with an Intel or AMD processor. Microsoft has posted some new documentation for Windows 10 on ARM explaining how x86 emulation works and some troubleshooting tips for developers. But the company is also outlining some “limitations of apps and experiences on ARM.” Microsoft is confirming that you’ll be able to run most applications designed for x86 chips thanks to emulation. But 64-bit apps designed for Intel and AMD chips will not currently be supported. Microsoft notes that games and other applications that require hardware-accelerated OpenGL or “use a version of OpenGL later than 1.1” don’t work. Full details posted on OUR FORUM.
iPhone owners plagued by yet another iOS 11 bug PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 February 2018 18:48
ios 11 bugsThis bug not only crashes iPhones but also disables access to iMessage and other apps. iPhone owners, brace yourself for yet another bug that pranksters and other ne'er-do-wells can use to crash your iPhone and block access to messaging apps like iMessage and even third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Gmail. The bug, spotted by the Italian blog Mobile World, involves sending an Indian language character (Telugu) to the victim. Once it is received, the iOS SpringBoard application immediately crashes, and then the system prevents the application from loading. This bug can cause iPhones to crash to the point where they require a DFU reset to recover. Learn more on OUR FORUM.
Microsoft’s foldable Windows 10 phone ‘Andromeda’ Shell evidence found PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:08
surface phone shellMicrosoft’s long rumored foldable Windows 10 Andromeda (Surface Phone) is reportedly launching this year, with the rumors claiming that the company has created several prototypes for testing, but the software is still unfinished and buggy. Microsoft’s foldable mobile device codenamed ‘Andromeda’ will be powered by Windows Core OS, a modular version of Windows 10 supposed to power multiple form factors. If the report from reliable sources is believed to be true, the latest SDK of Windows 10 confirms the existence of “Andromeda” Shell that would sit on top of Windows Core OS as a mobile composer. In Windows 10 Build 17095 SDK, Microsoft has defined ‘Product_Andromeda,’ confirming that such a project is still happening. Devices powered by Windows Core OS will share the same kernel, thus delivering a modular experience. Windows Core OS has many composers that would work with flexible shell, and one of them is a mobile shell (Andromeda). The mobile shell will be launched with the foldable mobile device, it’s worth noting that both hardware and software project refers to as Andromeda.  Get more from OUR FORUM.
Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon x50 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:46
Qualcomm X50American chip manufacturer Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon x50 modem based on 5G technology. With this, Qualcomm also revealed a list of 18 OEMs who will be using the x50 modem and 5G technology in their upcoming hardware. The latest x50 modem will operate at around 6 GHz frequency and will be able to maintain a stable 4G network and also connect to the 5G network. Qualcomm also emphasizes that the enormous transmission rates may even make fiber optic connections obsolete. As a part of the launch, Qualcomm revealed the list of the companies which will be using this x50 modem. The list includes big mobile OEMs like Asus, HMD Global HTC, LG, OPPO, Sony Mobile, VIVO, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Apart from this, Qualcomm also announced an additional partnership with companies that include Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Wingtech, and WNC. Continued on OUR FORUM.
Kasperksy uncovers Telegram vulnerability that allows malicious crypto-mining PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:18

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a vulnerability in the Telegram desktop app which allows the social messaging app to be exploited for mining cryptocurrencies. In a statement, Kaspersky says the zero-day vulnerability provides a backdoor that “has been actively exploited since March 2017 for the cryptocurrency mining functionality.” It adds that they had notified Telegram of the vulnerability and “at the time of publication, the zero-day flaw has not since been observed in [the] messenger’s products.” Research conducted by Kaspersky showed that the zero-day flaw was based on the RLO (right-to-left override) Unicode method, which is generally used for coding languages written from right to left, such as Arabic and Hebrew. However, it can also be used by hackers to dupe unknowing recipients into downloading malware, for example disguised as images. Kaspersky analysts identified “several scenarios of zero-day exploitation in the wild by threat actors.” The threats identified were two-fold.


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