As per our tradition, here are a handful of tech and other interesting headlines from the last month or so. This month, we have more information on Office 2016, Windows 10, a fascinating read on a hack that led to a recall of over a million Chrysler vehicles, should Pluto return to the Planet club, a look back on 20 years of technology (we’re that old, too) and much more. Come check out the reading material!
- If you own a newer Chrysler vehicle, your vehicle could get hacked and controlled remotely, leading to a massive recall to fix the security hole.
- Cortana (aka, the Siri or Google Now of the Windows world), can get snarky with her answers.
- I’m primarily linking to this because the headline is hilarious but oh-so-true: Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft’s long apology for Windows 8.
- Thanks to Microsoft’s new Windows Universal Apps, you can freely (at least for now) use the very basic version of Office mobile apps on your Windows 10 PC.
- Speaking of Office, 2016’s latest testing builds have some new features including some very cool Excel charts.
- Spam is declining, but phishing and malware attacks via email are on the rise. WestonBlock can help with that.
- While Google Maps is the leader in mapping and naviation, Bing Maps is rolling out a new design and some new features.
- It’s Official: Microsoft has all but conceded the smartphone war. It’s too bad, really, as Windows Phone devices are actually pretty slick and run very well (if my mother-in-law can use one, that says something). Competition is generally better for the consumer. Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia has been pretty much written off and is considered one of Microsoft’s biggest blunders.
- CNET turned 20-years-old and is looking back on 20 years of tech.
- Advertising technology is getting interesting/scary, depending on your perspective: How Targeted Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet.
- eBay and PayPal have split up into separate companies. Inside the tech divorce.
- Now that we’ve seen all these great pictures of Pluto, should Pluto get its planet status back?
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