US seeks to eliminate “gatekeeping” on mobile app distribution
The Biden Administration is going after Apple and Google for their "restrictive" practices.
The US government is seeking to force major changes to the two major mobile app models. This follows from a statement the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administrat... Read more
Microsoft will add ChatGPT to Bing and Office
The move could signal a major shift in the search engine landscape.
Microsoft is planning to update Bing with a faster version of ChatGPT in the upcoming weeks, according to a report in Semafor. The company is apparently pulling forward its plan to launch a version of Bing featuring an integrate... Read more
Microsoft 365 is about to work much better on ChromeOS
Google and Microsoft are finding ways to work together while still competing on many fronts. ChromeOS is getting much better support for Microsoft 365.
Microsoft and Google are the two tech giants who compete most viciously for dominance in the consumer computing, cloud, search and apps world. ... Read more
SmartBear sweetens API usage honeypot
Developers use APIs.
Actually, that’s not exactly true. Plain old users (i.e. human beings) use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) every day to extract the functionality they need from the apps and data streams they depend upon on their smartphones, tablets and laptop/desktops when they... Read more
OpenAI develops tool to detect if text is AI-generated
The AI Text Classifier is built on top of GPT and uses this technology to predict the likelihood of text being created by an AI. This development came after several schools and universities banned ChatGPT due to its ability to complete students' homework assignments and finish programming projects.... Read more
‘Twitter seeks licenses for payment services’
Twitter is reportedly in the process of applying for permits for payment services, sources confirm to the Financial Times. With this, the social media giant probably wants to take a step toward a much broader platform than just social media, as envisioned by owner Elon Musk.
According to the sou... Read more
Oracle changes its Java pricing as customers brace for higher costs
Moving to a "per employee" pricing model could significantly increase subscription costs.
As of January 23, 2023, Oracle has overhauled its Java SE subscription plan making the use of Java potentially far more expensive for organizations than the previous plan.
Oracle’s 2023 per-employee pr... Read more
Microsoft issues patches to fix issues with 22H2 Windows 11 update
The optional update fixes several issues that had plagued last November's release.
Windows 11 update KB5022360 is now available for users in the production channel as an optional preview update with notable improvements. This is the first cumulative preview update for version 22H2 in 2023, and M... Read more
‘Microsoft plans to overhaul File Explorer in Windows 11’
Windows Central reports that Microsoft plans to redesign the File Explorer in Windows 11 with a new photo viewer for larger previews, more touch-friendly navigation, tighter integration with Microsoft 365 and OneDrive, and keyword and colour tagging for file organization.
A sneak peek of the new... Read more
‘Elliott Management wants to appoint board members at Salesforce’
Activist investor Elliott Management wants to appoint board members at Salesforce, according to a Wall Street Journal report based on insider sources. The investor is said to be keen on more influence over the ins and outs of the CRM giant.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Elliott Manageme... Read more