Monthly Archives: | December, 2018

Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates. Read more>>>

Microsoft Teams gains ground on Slack

A Spiceworks survey found that Microsoft’s team chat app has moved ahead of market leader Slack on the strength of its inclusion in Office 365. How many users each app has remains unclear. Read more>>>

Ban Chrome as default browser, limit Facebook user data harvesting: ACCC crackdown

Algorithms exposed, local acquisitions limited. Google and Facebook are facing a raft of tough new anti-monopoly laws that heavily constrain the way they collect data on users and ban the default setting of browsers like Chrome on new devices under a suite of recommendations released by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).Read more>>>

CBA backflips and will now offer Apple Pay

Relents to appease angry customers. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has broken ranks with Apple Pay hold outs Westpac and NAB, revealing it will now offer the increasingly popular service from January 2019 though it is yet to give a specific date. Read more>>>