Author Archives: Loknath Das

Twitter Says Will Inform When Local Law Demands Account, Content Blocking

HIGHLIGHTS Update a part of our efforts to increase transparency: Tiwtter Similar notification will be available for withheld accounts as well Users would now know if Twitter withholds a tweet due to legal reasons To help the public better understand the scope and scale of government censorship from around the world, Twitter has updated its transparency tool to tell its users the ... Read More »

Ten genuinely great things the internet gave us in 2017, featuring baby hippos

Unless you’re a corporation hoarding billions of dollars in offshore tax shelters, 2017 has not been a good year. From Trump’s Twitter tantrums to the constant stream of alerts about natural disasters, the news has offered little in the way of happy distraction. What is a milkshake duck? And why isn’t it the word of the year? Read more But ... Read More »

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing The World Of Digital Finance

Everyone knows somebody who refuses to transact in anything but cash. They don’t understand transacting without a physical medium; they enjoy the feeling of control and security that cash brings, as opposed to numbers changing on their phone screens. Anecdotal evidence of a variety of different scams utilising frailties in digital payment systems further encourages this belief. Fraudulent transactions cost ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

This holiday season, fix your loved one’s computer without having to visit them

Access a computer without actually being in front of it. You’re at a family gathering when your grandparents start talking about their computer issues. Stop avoiding eye contact—you can troubleshoot whatever problem they might have from the comfort of your own desk chair. When you download a screen sharing application to multiple machines, the software lets you access one computer ... Read More »

The Computer History Museum will open source Apple’s Lisa OS in 2018

Before the first Macintosh and the first Windows PC, Apple released a desktop computer known as the Lisa which ran its own specialized operating system. Soon, enthusiasts will be able to pick apart its source code to see exactly what was going on under the hood. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, took to a Google Groups discussion board ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Variant Release Date Set for December 1: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface Pro LTE version tipped to launch next month It is said to go on sale from December 1 It is likely to come in only Core i5 version A new report claims that Microsoft will be launching a new Surface Pro variant with LTE connectivity later this year. Neowin reports that the company in one of its sessions, ... Read More »

Apple Sees Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

HIGHLIGHTS National security related requests quadrupled for Apple in the first half Apple said it had received 13,250 – 13,499 national security requests Google said it had received between 0 and 499 National Security Letters Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the US government in the first half of this year versus a ... Read More »

iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1 Public Betas Released

HIGHLIGHTS The Apple Pay Cash service has not been introduced with update watchOS 4.1 beta is available only to registered developers Support for AirPlay 2 is expected to come with future update After pushing out its iOS 11.0.1 update just recently, Apple has now made the first public betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and macOS 10.13.1 available for download. The public beta follows ... Read More »

10.or D Budget Smartphone Launched in India Under ‘Crafted for Amazon’ Programme: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Crafted for Amazon products are made in India The 10.or D will go on sale on January 5 10.or D price in India starts at Rs. 4,999 10.or D has been launched in India, following teasers from earlier this week. Part of the company’s 10.or (pronounced tenor) private label for smartphones, the launch of the 10.or D follows the launch of the ... Read More »