Author: Rahul Dasgupta

The eagerly awaited update to the subscription-based Creative Cloud suite by Adobe is finally here. The new update ushers in a number of enterprise-oriented updates including new features and speed improvements for 15 desktop applications. In addition to app updates, Adobe has also launched Adobe Stock–a nifty new service spawned from its acquisition of Fotolia back in January 2015–which will be integrated with Creative Cloud suite applications with this new update. What’s Updated? This update affects Adobe’s most popular applications, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, and Dreamweaver CC, as well as…

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In this era of digitization we collect and store more data than ever before. Most of the data we collect is used to improve the way we do business. However, even though we deal with an enormous amount of valuable data, there is an increasing amount of information which we store that has no real tactical value. This unstructured and unmanaged information is called “dark data”. Dark data might be a new term but it’s not a new problem. Let’s go deeper to understand what dark data is, how it can impact your organization and the steps you need to…

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iOS

Steven Troughton-Smith, an iOS app developer, stumbled onto some interesting revelations with the new iPad keyboard in the iOS 9 beta. He discovered that the new keyboard scales up to a larger size and a somewhat different key layout. This is in line with the rumored iPad Pro that is expected to launch sometime in the near future, as a 12.9-inch version of Apple’s popular tablet. The UIKeyboard The UIKeyboard automatically adjusts itself and repositions keys to fill up the extra space at higher resolutions. This new keyboard features larger keys and dedicated Caps Lock and Tab buttons on the left as…

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If you think a strong security system is all about how well it can restrict infiltration by intruders into your infrastructure then it’s time to re-think what security means. While protecting your business from external attacks is important you shouldn’t ignore the possibilities of internal security breaches either. A recent SANS survey on insider threats sponsored by SpectorSoft, conducted on 772 IT security professionals across several industries, revealed some surprising and interesting information about how they detect and prevent insider threats. Let’s take a look at the key findings of the survey and see what we can learn from it.…

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According to a Gartner prediction cloud adoption will rise to $250 billion by 2017. 42 percent of IT leaders plan to spend more on cloud this year as per a ComputerWorld forecast. These statistics prove how the cloud is becoming increasingly popular as the enhanced flexibility and the potential cost savings that cloud computing offers is continuing to intrigue an increasing number of businesses. However, there is a thin difference on how cloud vendors operate. One type of vendor offers proprietary cloud services, while the other outsources some of the services covered in the contract to another cloud-computing service provider.…

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According to federal officials the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is one of the largest breaches of government data in the history of the United States. The data breach exposed personal identifiable information such as SSN, name, address, and date of birth of four million current and former federal employees. Well, that’s massive! The OPM is responsible for managing security clearances of various government institutions. During that process, every employee has to furnish all their information, which is stored and kept in the same systems that were breached. So undoubtedly, this attack has raised eyebrows of all…

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Last week hackers stole the personal information of 4 million federal workers after the Office of Personnel Management and Interior Department were compromised. Another case of hacking was reported this week and this time the victim is the U. S. Army, which had to take down its website following this attack. However, this isn’t just happening to the government as a large number of corporate entities have been attacked as well, such as the famous Sony and Anthem hack. Almost every organization has a sound security infrastructure these days because of the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks. However, a large number…

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Google has announced teaming up with Adobe to automatically restrict unwanted, noisy, and distracting Flash content on websites to offer a seamless, rich, interactive and power-efficient experience on the Web. The update has been published on the company’s official blog post by Google Software Engineer and Power Conservationalist, Tommy Li. This initiative is seen as Google’s answer to several complaints raised against the company regarding its popular browser, Chrome, which allegedly affects PC performance and makes it sluggish. How it will work Google will pause the Flash content, like the Flash animation, of any webpage you visit that runs Flash.…

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Keeping its promise to customers, Microsoft announced new features for the Office 2016 Preview: real-time collaboration and simplified file sharing. This latest feature—known as “real-time presence”—will first be added to Word 2016 for Windows and Mac OS. The addition of new features is the latest result of Microsoft’s development and testing procedures. Last month when Microsoft invited users to participate in its Office 2016 Preview it had mentioned a regular addition of new features to the Office 2016 Preview for testing. A number of updates to the Office 2016 Preview were released this month. Despite the announcement, new features will…

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Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder GmBH, a Berlin-based startup and the creator of the highly acclaimed to-do list app Wunderlist. The news was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal and has now been confirmed by the behemoth in its recent blog post. The deal amount has not been disclosed yet but is estimated to be between $100 and $200 million according to The Wall Street Journal. Wunderlist has over 13 million customers and claims to have more than one billion to-dos made on the app. It is available for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows platforms and through popular Internet browsers…

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