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Skype’s Newest App Will Translate Your Speech in Real Time

Microsoft’s Skype software today will start translating voice calls. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native languages, without having to learn the other one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the result of years of work from Microsoft’s research team … Continue reading

Leaked Windows 10 Build Reveals Cortana Integration and New Xbox App

Microsoft is currently readying an updated preview of Windows 10 to focus on the consumer features of the upcoming operating system. While the company plans to detail those improvements at a January press event, a consumer build (9901) has leaked out onto the web today to provide an early look at the various changes Microsoft is … Continue reading

WhatsApp Battens Down the Hatches

Considering that WhatsApp has a user base of more than 600 million, it may have just implemented the largest deployment of end-to-end encrypted communication in history, as it claims. This one change “basically absolved them from being one of the apps that didn’t really provide much security to being one of the most secure mainstream … Continue reading

Lollipop’s Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll

The new full-disk encryption feature that’s enabled by default in Android 5.0 Lollipop comes at a hefty price in terms of performance, according to a recent benchmark report. In fact, when full-disk encryption is enabled, random read performance drops by 62.9 percent, while random write performance falls by 50.5 percent, AnandTech reported late last week. … Continue reading

Why WireLurker, the iPhone’s Most Advanced Malware Ever, Shouldn’t Terrify You

You may have heard that a new strain of malware called WireLurker has attacked Apple’s OS X operating system for Mac and iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. You might have also heard that it’s incredibly dangerous and that you should be very, very scared. But the truth is, the malware itself has already been … Continue reading

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