Apple Releases the Third Public Beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Beta testers: to the App Store! Apple released an update to the El Capitan public beta today, the third version. If three is your lucky number, we've got instructions on how to sign up for the beta program, and a how-to on filing feedback when you encounter bugs. Once you're enrolled, the new beta version is available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

Oracle Preps 'Sonoma' Chip for Low-priced Sparc Servers

Oracle is looking to expand the market for its Sparc-based servers with a new, low-cost processor dubbed Sonoma that its engineers will discuss publically for the first time later this month.

Americas are just 2 Weeks away from Running out of IPv4 Addresses

John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to about 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks.

Windows 10 installation files already sneaking onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs

Tonight is the night, Windows fans. Starting around midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2015 Windows 10 will start rolling out to Windows Insider members.

Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

The top paying cybersecurity job is a security software engineer with an average annual salary of $233,333, according to a recent report from the job board Dice. That tops the salary for a CSO which is $225,000.

Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Amazon is opening a specialized storefront on its website that will sell products from startups in an effort to help the fledging companies build their businesses.

The TPP is getting closer -- what does it mean for the tech sector?

Despite the apparent nearness of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the contents are still largely cloaked in secrecy, with no official drafts available.

Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

To fill computers' voracious appetite for data, Intel and Micron say they've developed the first new kind of memory since NAND flash was introduced in 1989.

Comparing Apples to lemons: Windows Phone beats Apple Watch

As the artist formerly knowns as Prince and is possibly again known as Prince (who can keep up?) once wrote: Oh, no, let's go crazy.

The Takeaway: Tech bubble redux?

The last time a tech bubble burst, markets fell, start-ups failed, IT unemployment shot up and undergraduate enrollments in computer science fell off a cliff.

Here's how Microsoft is handling the Windows 10 launch, online and off

The days of folks lining up for a copy of Windows are long gone, but Microsoft isn't giving up on the old-fashioned launch day hoopla for its release of Windows 10 this week.

Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that

A safety system that ties cars and smartphones together to stop those heart-stopping near misses between cars and pedestrians could be standardized by the end of this year.

Java devs abhor Oracle's plan to kill private APIs

Key Java proponents are up in arms over the planned elimination of private API capabilities, specifically sun.Misc.unsafe, in the upcoming Java Standard Edition 9 release.

New security features in El Capitan & iOS 9

Macs might not* get viruses but that doesn't mean that Apple isn't taking secutiry seriously in OS X El Capitan *Not entirely true

Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hack

After revelations that some vehicles with UConnect radio systems could be hacked and controlled remotely, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today issued a recall notice for 1.4 million vehicles to fix the security hole.

Oracle and Google may be headed back to court next spring

Oracle and Google have each proposed dates next spring for a new jury trial in their dispute over Google's use of Java in Android.

Researchers disclose four unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

Security researchers published limited details about four unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not moved quickly enough to fix them.

IBM Aims New IoT Community Site at Developers

Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

Facebook Revenue Surges 39 percent but Costs also Soar

Facebook has posted strong sales results for the second quarter, showing continued success in its advertising business, though its costs also rose sharply.

Zuckerberg: Video Today, Virtual Reality Tomorrow

When people grow tired of posting photos and videos on social media, what then? Virtual-reality posts, according to Mark Zuckerberg.

3 tips for a hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade

Before you upgrade to Windows 10, there some things you can do to make your migration to the next chapter in Windows history as seamless as possible.

15 marketing experts to follow on social media

There is no shortage of marketing advice, or marketers, on social media. So who can you turn to, or follow, on Twitter (and elsewhere) for trustworthy online marketing advice that can help you better market your business?

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Mobile apps now figure almost as prominently in enterprises as they do in the consumer world, and on Tuesday Salesforce rolled out some new DIY tools that aim to help business users "roll their own" apps as needs arise.

Google Drive phishing is back -- with obfuscation

If you have a Google account and a stranger sends you a link to a document on Google Drive, think twice before clicking -- it could be a phishing scam designed to harvest your Google credentials.

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

Here, with Windows 10 nearing the finish line, we once again cut through the fictions to give you the true dirt -- and one juicy conjecture -- about Windows 10, in hopes of helping you make the right decisions.

What can we learn from JPMorgan's insider breaches?

Another former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) employee was recently arrested by the FBI on charges of stealing customer data and trying to sell it to an undercover informant for tens of thousands of dollars.

Honda Joins List of Carmakers Embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda this week became the latest automaker to announce it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as native features in its 2016 Accord lineup.

Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Even though Microsoft won't say if it plans to end its 12-year practice of providing security patches on the same day each month to everyone, security experts have concluded that Patch Tuesday isn't going anywhere.

Windows testers who haven't updated to the latest build will lose Store access

Microsoft wants people who are testing Windows 10 to update to the latest version of the operating system, and the company has provided an important incentive: anyone running an older version of the OS will be unable to access the Windows Store, starting Friday.

'There's something wrong if your organization doesn't have a CISO yet'

The former Gartner fellow and Chief Evangelist at Metric Stream, French Caldwell tells us about what's the worst that can happen to organizations with little or no GRC guidelines.

2 experimental apps from Microsoft Garage you need to test drive

Microsoft Garage is a division of the software maker that lets its interns, employees and groups of staffers experiment with ideas and tinker with apps -- some of which don't even run on Windows devices. Send (iOS only) and InstaNote (Windows Phone only) are two recent, and free, Garage apps that are worth a look.

7 social media mistakes job seekers must avoid

Social media can be a fun part of your day. You get to interact with friends, family and strangers -- and maybe if you're lucky, get a retweet from your favorite celebrity. But as much as you may like to put yourself out there, it can be easy to forget that your public social media accounts are just that: public.

The cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

Intel has kicked off a broad effort to speed the adoption of the modern cloud infrastructure, which it says has been slow to take off because the software is complex and takes too long to deploy.

Microsoft follows Google in revenge porn crackdown

Microsoft will provide a web form to submit removal requests for links to intimate content or video that appear on its search site Bing.

Thankless Task: 55% of IT Admins Say Colleagues Fail to Acknowledge Support

ManageEngine marks System Administrator Day with ‘Know Your Sysadmin’ campaign.

There is Not a Single Centre Ready Today in India to Host a 5 Petaflop Machine: Rajesh Chhabra, Altair Engineering

Even though the Indian government is making efforts to advance the high-performance computing sector, Rajesh Chhabra of Altair Engineering feels there are severe challenges.

Bug exposes OpenSSH servers to brute-force password guessing attacks

A bug in OpenSSH, the most popular software for secure remote access to UNIX-based systems, could allow attackers to bypass authentication retry restrictions and execute many password guesses.

Microsoft presses 'Send': a new mobile app for quick office communications

E-mail may still be the dominant tool for office communications in many companies today, but Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a mobile-minded alternative that's focused primarily on short, quick messages.

Windows 10's decade of support starts when customer begins using the OS

Microsoft will provide feature and functionality updates and upgrades to Windows 10 for a full decade from the time the OS is purchased, an analyst briefed by the company said.

Dogs and cats, living together: Google Drive comes to Office

Never thought you'd see the day, did you? Google Drive is coming to Microsoft Office.

US court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

A federal appeals court in Ohio has ruled that a person who accidentally "pocket dials" someone shouldn't expect any overheard conversation to be considered private.

Surface's boss now oversees all high-end Microsoft devices

Microsoft is turning to the head of its Surface tablets as the company tries to bring smartphone sales to life.

Google Maps' new 'Your Timeline' feature helps you track your travel history

Google is rolling out a new "Your Timeline" feature for Maps over the coming weeks that is certain to thrill some folks--and horrify others.

Indian ICT Hardware Market Stands at $15.87 billion: MAIT Annual Industry Performance Review

Phablets reported a phenomenal growth of 527 percent largely due to low cost and big screen size phones. On the other hand, tablet has witnessed a slight growth of 4 percent when compared to the huge growth in the last three years. And smartphone sales have increased by 33 percent over the last year and stood at 69.67 million.

India Post Simplifies Deliveries with Technological Integration

K Balasubramanian, Deputy Director General-Technology, India Post, talks about the technological integration with e-commerce companies for same-day deliveries.

Hackers figure out how to seize control of a car from anywhere

A pair of well-known hackers have proven that they can take over a car's vital functions--including brakes and acceleration--from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Drones being trialled to tackle Australia's pest problem

Trials are currently underway in rural Queensland and New South Wales to utilise military-grade drones to help tackle Australia's expensive pest problem.

Microsoft patches Windows zero-day found in Hacking Team's leaked docs

Microsoft issued one of its sporadic emergency security updates to patch a vulnerability in Windows -- including the yet-to-be-released Windows 10 -- uncovered by researchers sifting through emails leaked after a breach of Hacking Team.

AshleyMadison hack threatens to out 37 million adulterers

The hacking group are unhappy about the company's Full Delete feature.