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Microsoft has acknowledged that users of its Office for Mac 2016 application suite are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timeline for delivering an update.
In an emailed statement, a Microsoft spokeswoman said the company is looking into the problem.
"We know that some users may be experiencing issues with Office 2016 for Mac running on El Capitan," the statement read. "We are actively investigating the matter with Apple. Until there is a fix, we recommend people install the latest updates to Office 2016 for Mac using Microsoft AutoUpdate."
When an organization gets hacked, ideally they'll realize it promptly and warn their users right away. Take crowdfunding site Patreon, which was hacked on Monday and has already informed the world about the problem. Scottrade, an investment brokerage company, is different, and not in a good way.
The company announced Friday that it suffered a security breach over a period of several months from late 2013 to early 2014, affecting approximately 4.6 million customers. But in a statement, Scottrade said it had no idea that the breach had occurred until law enforcement officials told them about it.
On Friday evening, Microsoft?s Larry Hryb?better known as Major Nelson?took to his blog to make a couple announcements. First, a new update to the Xbox Beta app for Windows 10 is on its way. We?ll get to that in a moment, but the big news is that Cortana, Microsoft?s digital assistant technology, will make its way to the Xbox in 2016.
According to Major Nelson, beta testers will get a chance to try Cortana on their Xbox ?later this year? when Microsoft releases it through the Xbox One experience preview program. This will allow the company to ? ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers? ahead of its public launch next year. Major Nelson didn?t provide any further details as to when in 2016 you can expect the official version of Cortana for Xbox, however.
Here?s Davey Wreden?s Steam description for his latest game, The Beginner?s Guide:
?The Beginner?s Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.?
Turns out this disarmingly honest appraisal is a sign of what?s to come. To get a bit more specific: The Beginner?s Guide is short, weird, and either fiercely personal or painfully self-indulgent?or both, if you?d prefer.
Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company's scope or size, but when you're News Corp -- with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe -- it's not for the faint of heart.
That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less than a year after he joined the media conglomerate as global CIO.
Spurred by the company's split from 21st Century Fox back in 2013, Shine helped create a brand-new global enterprise IT strategy to take the newly reborn News Corp into the future. With 25,000 employees to support in 10 major business units covering diverse industries such as news, book publishing, marketing, real estate and education, Shine started by ensuring that the new strategy was based on three simple pillars.
Motorola is dropping its signature software enhancements as part of the plan to update its phones to Android Marshmallow.
Assist handles voice commands, and is always listening for the phrase, ?OK, Moto X? (or any phrase you set). Migrate transfers in contacts and other content from another phone. Connect lets you send SMS messages from a Chrome extension, which sync up with your phone.
Framing the battle over credit for CRISPR as Berkeley v. MIT is wrong.
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A deceptively simplistic game about slicing bits of orthogonal space in two.
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If you can combine cat photos and a galaxy far, far away you win the internet today.
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A new lab wants to investigate how the design of your indoor life can affect your health.
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