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China and Taiwan aren't great friends. Zoom sends chats through China. So Taiwan has banned Zoom

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/08/taiwan_bans_zoom/

10 hrs ago

Government and local business told to buy local, but slum it with Google or Microsoft if you must

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Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/07/capita_project/

10 hrs ago

Exclusive Asked to verify the identity of medics using video chat apps Zoom and Facetime

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If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again: Boeing to repeat CST-100 test, Russia preps another ISS taxi

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/07/space_roundup/

10 hrs ago

Roundup A reflight beckons for Starliner as rival SpaceX admits: 'Rockets are hard'

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Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/09/mozilla-installs-scheduled-telemetry-task-on-windows-with-firefox-75/

10 hrs ago

Observant Firefox users on Windows who have updated the web browser to Firefox 75 may have noticed that the upgrade brought along with it a new scheduled tasks. The scheduled task is […]

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How to display only modified preferences on about:config in Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/09/how-to-display-only-modified-preferences-on-aboutconfig/

10 hrs ago

The internal about:config interface of the Firefox web browser is a handy tool to make advanced configuration changes to the browser including many that users would not be able to change otherwise […]

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Folder Painter is a freeware tool that lets you quickly change the color and icons of folders

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/09/folder-painter-is-a-freeware-tool-that-lets-you-quickly-change-the-color-and-icons-of-folders/

10 hrs ago

I remember using Folder Colorizer many years ago from a giveaway. It was a cool way to organize things around, you can set a different color for each folder. Martin reviewed a […]

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VMware’s cloudy capacity constraint stretches into third week

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/09/vmware_au_cloud_brownout/

18 hrs ago

Only in one AZ of one region, but it's been working to add more hosts for two weeks and counting

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SADA Systems Named Google’s Top Reseller—Again

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/sada-systems-named-google-s-top-reseller-again

20 hrs ago

by Joseph Tsidulko SADA CEO Tony Safoian says winning back-to-back awards was all about rapidly evolving the business in an industry with a pace of disruption that doesnt allow partners to rest on their laurels.

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Please, just stop downloading apps from unofficial stores: Android users hit with 'unkillable malware'

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/08/xhelper_android_malware/

20 hrs ago

Picked up xHelper 'matryoshka' trojan? Best to just nuke the site from orbit

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 line has had a good run with four years of security updates – but you'll want to trade yours in now

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/07/samsung_pulls_galaxy_s7_security_updates/

20 hrs ago

iPhone 6S killer is no longer supported

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Singapore dangles $70M package to help fintech, FSI firms drive digital efforts

https://www.zdnet.com/article/singapore-dangles-70m-package-to-help-fintech-fsi-firms-drive-digital-efforts/

20 hrs ago

Monetary Authority of Singapore will set aside SG$125 million ($70.89 million) to help the financial services industry boost its digital capabilities and provide fintech firms better access to digital tools.

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VMware Launches New NSX-T, vRealize To Boost Virtual Cloud Network

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/vmware-launches-new-nsx-t-vrealize-to-boost-virtual-cloud-network

24 hrs ago

by Mark Haranas This creates a terrific opportunity for our channel partners to provide higher level, consultative services for customers around, How do I consume IT? How do I manage my private cloud infrastructure to be as efficient and agile as the public cloud? says VMwares networking and security leader Tom Gillis.

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How Thomas Kurian’s ‘Quite Simple’ Strategy Is Transforming Google Cloud

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/how-thomas-kurian-s-quite-simple-strategy-is-transforming-google-cloud

24 hrs ago

by Donna Goodison Thomas Kurian has upped Googles cloud game with hot new technology, a razor-sharp vertical market focus and big partner investments.

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Apple creates face shield for health workers, resists the temptation to call it the 'iMask'

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/08/apple_coronavirus_face_shield/

24 hrs ago

20 million of them coming soon as supply chain muscles flexed

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Google tests hiding Chrome extension icons by default, developers definitely not amused by the change

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/07/chrome_hiding_extensions/

24 hrs ago

Tightening privacy and security may cause pain for add-on makers

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Flaw hunter bags $75,000 off Apple after duping Safari into spying through iPhone, Mac cameras without permission

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/07/apple_safari_camera_hack/

24 hrs ago

Bug that let malicious site snoop on users squashed, so make sure you're on the most recent version

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Microsoft attempts to up its Teams game with new features while locked-down folk flock to rival Zoom... warts and all

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/08/microsoft_teams_improvements/

24 hrs ago

Changes may help, but big user requests are still missing

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First it was toilet paper. Then pasta. Now Broadcom suspects hoarders are behind its surprisingly good-looking Q2 sales

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/08/broadcom_and_hpe_coronavirus_impact_sec_filings/

24 hrs ago

But warns things probably aren’t great long term, which HPE has just done too

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How to restore the old Firefox address bar

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/08/how-to-restore-the-old-firefox-address-bar/

24 hrs ago

Mozilla released Firefox 75.0 Stable on Tuesday and the main change in the release was the revamping of the browser's address bar. One of the changes expands the address bar automatically when […]

RestoreFirefoxAddress

SAP hits back in Oracle cloud spat: I am rubber, you are glue, we have twice as many ERP installations as you

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/08/sap_oracle_cloud_spat/

yesterday

Big words from co-CEO after Larry Ellison ribs vendor during earnings call

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