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Microsoft launches a universal translator for group conversations

Microsoft has been hard at work perfecting its Translator app, having introduced support for offline use, OCR, and dual-device translation in recent times. On Tuesday, the company announced another interesting new feature that makes it easy to interact with groups in 60 different languages. The service lets you start a conversation with up to 100 participants (they can join by entering ... Read More »

Introducing Windows 10: The New Generation of Windows

Windows 10

At Microsoft event last week, Microsoft presented their new operating system “Windows 10” which represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows; unlocking new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters ... Read More »

Social Media Week Lagos 2015: Time for North to Connect (I)

Social Media Week Lagos 2015

The annual Social Media Week conference is here again, fully loaded as usual with handful of events for people with a passion for emerging technologies, mobile and social media, to strive to understand and share thoughts, strategies, success and failures. As a platform for worldwide conferences that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and ... Read More »

Why SQL injection attacks are successful

SQL is being hammered by bad guys. Why is that, and is there anything that can be done to fix the situation? A recent Ponemon survey about SQL injections and potential solutions are discussed. SQL has been around since the 1970s, so one would assume all vulnerability bugs in the language have been eliminated. Yet, there are still numerous reports of ... Read More »

Tweaking Power options in Windows 8.1

A friend of mine who has been an adamant Windows 7 user recently purchased a Dell laptop running Window 8.1. He had heard that of all the recent versions of desktop Windows, Windows 8 was one of the most battery-friendly operating systems of all time (his terminology). As such, he decided that he was going to spend the first week ... Read More »

Apple’s OS union is Microsoft’s missed opportunity

For years Microsoft has been the de facto desktop operating system. Now Apple is using its mobile devices to steal market and mindshare. Pundits have long expected Apple to integrate its desktop and mobile operating systems; however, recent announcements at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) show that the company is doing far more than borrowing user interface elements. After some ... Read More »

Microsoft’s VDA licensing is a strategic

Scott Lowe discusses some strategic reasons why Microsoft has held onto VDA licensing for so long, despite its high cost. Even while storage and other infrastructure vendors struggle to reduce the per-unit costs of virtual desktop infrastructure initiatives, there’s one aspect of these solutions that hasn’t changed much in recent years: Microsoft’s licensing associated with these kinds of initiatives. Licensing ... Read More »