The MacBook Air spent a few years in Apple’s doghouse, serving as the low-cost and antiquated entry into the company’s notebook line. That changed just recently, though, with an updated version that moves forward to the latest CPU and migrates to a few significantly better components. The notebook industry hasn’t stood still since the MacBook Air was last updated, though, and Microsoft’s detachable tablet Surface Pro 6 is one of the best examples of just how far along it it’s come.
Link: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft today launched a new web analytics product in beta. Clarity is designed to help developers understand user behavior at scale, including why users struggle, where they run into issues, and why they abandon a website.
The web analytics space has seen quite a bit of movement over the past…
Link: Microsoft takes on Google Optimize with Clarity
The Google Play Store is receiving an update today that will allow customers to make charitable donations to nonprofits from their device. While it may seem odd to to be rallying for support for charities within the same marketplace where users download apps and games, it’s not uncommon. Apple for years has collected donations for the American Red Cross in the wake of natural disaster like the California wildfires hurricanes, for example.
Link: Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store
Ships suffer from the same types of cyber-security issues as other IT systems, a recent document released by the international shipping industry reveals. The document is the third edition of the “Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships,” an industry-approved guide put together by a conglomerate of 21 international shipping associations and industry groups.
Link: Ships infected with ransomware, USB malware, worms
Hundreds of sites also still support insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol, the security vendor reports. The latest “Internet Security Report” report, which analyzed the 100,000 most visited websites on Alexa.com, also found that 6.of those sites still support insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol.
Link: Mac Malware Cracks WatchGuard’s Top 10 List
Google is launching a new feature for Android phones today through its Play Store app marketplace that will let anyone donate to a number of US nonprofits, with 100 percent of the donation going to the chosen organization. Google is waiving its traditional 30 percent fee for apps and in-app…
Link: Google will let Android users donate directly to nonprofits through the Play Store
Microsoft is working on a new subscription bundle aimed at consumers, which looks to be named “Microsoft 365 Consumer.” The coming bundle will be the consumer-focused complement to Microsoft’s existing Microsoft 365 subscription bundle for business users. A couple of recent Microsoft job postings mention the consumer subscription bundle, which Microsoft has yet to announce publicly.
Link: Microsoft is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle