Daily Video: Microsoft Plans App Marketplace Upgrades for Windows 10

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2015-01-05 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft plans app marketplace upgrades for Windows 10; some encryption protocols are hard-to-crack; 3D printing apps catch on in many markets; and more news.

 
Amazon Shows Off Grocery Store Without Checkout Counters

DAILY VIDEO: Amazon unveils no-checkout POS system for early 2017; Google patches Android for 74...

Avalanche Botnet Shut Down by International Law Enforcement Action

DAILY VIDEO: Avalanche botnet disabled by law enforcement; Google launches continuous testing service...

More than 1 Million Android Devices Infected by 'Gooligan' Trojan

DAILY VIDEO: 'Gooligans' malware infects more than 1.3 million Android devices; Firefox patched for...

Azure Cloud Flaw Posed Hacking Risk to RHEL Virtual Machines

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft Azure flaw posed RHEL hacking risk; Google explores use of machine learning to...

Microsoft Readying New Smartphone Models for Late 2017, Reports Say

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft readying new mobile device push in 2017, reports say; Cisco extends security...

San Francisco Transit Agency Gets Back Online After Ransomware Attack

DAILY VIDEO: Cyber-attack knocks out San Francisco transit system fare terminals; Cisco extends...

Recount in Wisconsin Unlikely to Reveal Vote System Fraud, Hacking

DAILY VIDEO: Election recount unlikely to reveal evidence of vote system hacking; Mimecast brings...

Microsoft Sets Sights on Building Practical Quantum Computer

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft Starts Quantum Computer Development Program; Cerber Ransomware Expands...

Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion

DAILY VIDEO: Symantec acquires identity protection vendor LifeLock for $2.3 Billion; Oracle acquires...

Nvidia, OpenAI to Collaborate With Microsoft's AI Efforts

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft's AI efforts get a boost from Nvidia, Elon Musk's OpenAI; Mozilla introduces...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Microsoft is working to beef up its Windows Store in advance of the release of the highly anticipated Windows 10 to make it easier for developers to monetize their apps. The Windows Store is Microsoft's take on marketplaces like Apple's App Store and Google Play.

Despite trailing them in app count and popularity, Windows Store did make some big gains in 2014. Microsoft's mission in the new year is to keep this momentum going and help improve the Windows app ecosystem.

A recent presentation at the Chaos Communications Congress hacking convention used information from the archive of leaked Snowden documents to identify the communications technologies, such as Skype, that the NSA routinely monitors and from which it collects data.

Yet other technologies--such as the onion routing protocol used by the TOR network and the Zimmerman Real-Time Protocol—appear to have hobbled the agency's data collection plans. The documents date back to 2012 but are thought to be an accurate representation of the NSA's current capabilities.

While 3D printers were originally used mostly by product manufacturers, aerospace companies and other major businesses, they are now being used by enterprises of all sizes. Much of the latest enthusiasm for 3D printing comes from a blooming hobbyist or "maker" movement that has helped bring down the cost of smaller devices to where companies of any size can now afford to try one.

The high-end division of Seagate Technology, LaCie, has unveiled the Mirror portable hard drive as well as the 4-terabyte Rugged RAID mobile drive. The drives are designed to enable users to optimize them for speed or data security according to their workflow and use it on any Mac or PC.

The Mirror portable drive was designed in collaboration with the acclaimed French designer, Pauline Deltour. The drive is wholly encased in scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass that is chemically strengthened to prevent cracking or shattering.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel