Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

  • January 19, 2021
Cruise and GM have enlisted an important ally in their quest to make self-driving cars a practical reality. The two have entered a “long-term strategic relationship” with Microsoft to speed up the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Cruise will…

iCloud outage takes down backups and photos for some users (updated)

  • November 1, 2020
If you’ve been having problems syncing data across your Apple devices, you’re not alone. Apple is reporting (via 9to5Mac) outages across several of its iCloud services, including backups, calendars, Find My, photos and even sign-ins. The company only…

Microsoft is still a relentless money-making machine

  • October 27, 2020
As usual, Microsoft’s latest earnings report for Q1 2021 paints a rosy picture. The company reported earnings of $37.2 billion, up 12 percent from last year, with a net profit of $13.9 billion, an impressive 30 percent jump. The big takeaway: The pan…

Google Drive flaw may let attackers fool you into installing malware

  • August 22, 2020
Google Drive may have a way for hackers to trick you into installing rogue code. System administrator A. Nikoci has told The Hacker News about a flaw in Drive’s “manage versions” feature that could let attackers swap a legitimate file with malware. T…

Chromebook users get three free months of Stadia Pro

  • August 2, 2020
Google is giving you an extra incentive to buy a Chromebook: a whole lot of cloud gaming that could make your laptop shine. The tech giant has introduced a perk that gives Chromebook owners a free three-month trial of Stadia Pro. You’ll need a system…

Microsoft flexed its cloud and AI muscles at Build 2020

  • May 22, 2020
This week Microsoft hosted its annual Build conference completely online. That meant streaming keynotes, panels, digital breakouts and workshops for developers. But that didn’t slow down the flow of news. From a new framework for Office collaboration…