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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Trump delays laptop and smartphone tariffs until December: The administration said it was delaying implementation" The Verge 11:00 AM
  • "Trump Delays Tariffs On Laptops, Phones—but Not Desktop PCs: The White House is delaying imposing a 10 percent tariff on Chinese-assembled smartphone, laptops and video game systems on pressure from the tech industry. Desktop PCs will still get a tariff this September." PC Magazine 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft culls Office 2019 from its Home Use Program: Almighty cock HUP" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "What Microsoft's upcoming 'outsourcing' licensing changes could mean for your business: Enterprise customers relying on Microsoft 'Bring Your Own License' option to run Windows Server, SQL Server and other enterprise software in Amazon's or Google's clouds may be in for a rude awakening this fall." ZDNet 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft warns of two new 'wormable' flaws in Windows Remote Desktop Services: Microsoft warns of BlueKeep II & III. Says they're wormable, just like the original BlueKeep vulnerability." ZDNet 2:37 PM
  • "Vulnerability in Microsoft CTF protocol goes back to Windows XP: Insecure CTF protocol allows hackers to hijack any Windows app, escape sandboxes, get admin rights." ZDNet 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Finds Four New 'Wormable' Flaws in Windows 10: Two of the flaws also affect Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and Windows 8.1. If exploited, they can be used to launch a computer worm to attack vulnerable machines that have Remote Desktop Services activated." PC Magazine 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft issues fixes for two critical, wormable vulnerabilities in Windows" Neowin 6:40 PM
  • "Microsoft Delivers Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 10" Thurrott 2:35 PM
  • "Microsoft releases first Edge Dev 78 build, with lots of dark theme features" Neowin 6:41 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows Virtual Desktop is now 'feature complete'/Next stop for Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is general availability, which could happen as soon as September 2019." ZDNet 2:37 PM
  • "Windows Virtual Desktop is 'feature complete' and will be generally available soon" Neowin 5:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows is falling apart, says Google (and Bill Nye): Windows is old and tired. Switch to a Chromebook. This is the new jaunty, Bill Nye-fronted message now coming from Google." ZDNet 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Exec Forecasts Boom In Artificial Intelligence-Powered Personal Assistants" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Intel's Phantom Canyon NUC set to pack Tiger Lake CPUs and Xe graphics: The RTX 2060 will also give the pint-sized PC some graphics clout" The Inquirer 7:39 AM
  • "Intel Reveals Project Athena Badge: Any laptop verified through Intel's Project Athena innovation program will be allowed to display a new visual identifier badge, but thankfully not stuck to the laptop chassis." PC Magazine 8:04 AM
  • "Intel's Punching Bag Finally Has a Chance to Compete: Back from the brink, AMD is taking advantage of its larger rival's stumbles." Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "AMD Navi 23 leaks as an 'Nvidia killer' arriving in 2020: High-end card will take on the RTX 2080" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "Systems with AMD Radeon 600 series graphics launched" Hexus 8:03 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs Intel Core i9-9900K: Consider Important Factors Before Your Purchase" Ownsnap 8:03 AM
  • "Spark leverages HPE's CTP to leaven digital transformation: New subsidiary Leaven will be led by the former CEO of data centre operator Revera" Computerworld New Zealand 7:04 PM
  • "FTC Fines Hewlett-Packard Korea 216 Mil. Won for Unfair Subcontracting Practices" Business Korea 7:58 AM
  • "Nokia, Lenovo And Others Clamouring For Blockchain Benefits From IBM's Latest Network" Forbes 8:07 AM