Skype’s outage is the latest high-profile one on the web

LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG- Skype Technologies (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft’s division faces a bug that prevents users from being seen online, thus being unable to make any voice or video calls. Skype is one of the most popular social networks, having roughly 300 million users and was bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011. Now, a severe outage of this … Read more

Microsoft’s Cortana arrives to your car

REDMOND, WA- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) The software giant announced that its digital assistant, Cortana, will be soon entering your car. A few days after Google announcing its self-driving cars project, Microsoft stepped up yesterday at a forum in Taipei (TechDays), and publicized a new project as well, according to which Cortana, the company’s famous … Read more

Any lenghty password can bypass Android lockscreen

AUSTIN, TX-  The University of Texas, Austin, recently published a research that shows an easy exploit for hackers who want to bypass lock screens of Android devices. The only requirement is to own a device with a 5.0 to 5.1.1 Android version – except the latest LMY48M build – which needs a password to unlock. … Read more

Microsoft’s Cortana comes to CyanogenMod OS

Cyanogen decided to implement a slew of Microsoft’s Windows features to its OS, among them being the digital assistant Cortana. Cyanogen OS is an open source operating system. The company hopes to enter the duopoly of the operating systems industry and go up against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. For the record, Cyanogen OS depends on Android … Read more

Microsoft bought a popular lock-screen Android app maker

REDMOND, WA- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft seems to be after Google’s Android app makers for quite some time now. In this case, the company quietly bought Double Labs, the creators of the Echo Notification Lockscreen, an Android app that allows the user to personalize what appears on his phone or tablet when it’s on … Read more

Google launches Android Pay payment service

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA- Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google has announced its one-touch paying system called Android Pay, as an answer to Apple’s counterpart, the Apple Pay, that was released during WWDC 2015. Availability The search giant stated that Android Pay will be available in more than one million locations across the States, starting yesterday. The … Read more

AdBlock Plus releases ad-blocking browser for iOS and Android

AdBlock Plus web ad-blocking software development company has released a new ad-blocking browser for devices running Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. Despite the numerous so-called ad-blocking browsers out there, few of them actually work properly. AdBlock Plus has proved its true quality on computers as well as on Android as, before the app was pulled … Read more

WhatsApp Messenger now has over 900 million monthly active users worldwide

WhatsApp has crossed the 900 million monthly active users mark, and Facebook has been crowned the king in mobile messaging. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum made this announcement on Facebook on Thursday. How Many Users are using WhatsApp WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the two most popular apps. The former was bought by Facebook for billions. … Read more

Microsoft Skype for iPhone and iPad app gets new design and features in latest update

Microsoft has rolled-out a new update of Skype for iPhone and iPad app on Thursday. The new update was focused on overhauling the user interface, improving the performance, and adding some cool new features. As the release date of new iPhone with final version of iOS 9 nears, Microsoft has made sure in advance that … Read more