Ubuntu Linux 18.10 is called Cosmic Cuttlefish -- yet another silly name dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 20:20:08

Ubuntu 18.04 was released last month, and for the most part, it is a solid release. As per usual, version 18.04 was given a silly name -- Bionic Beaver. Canonical follows an alphabetic naming convention, where two words are used that start with that same letter. The first word tends to be an adjective or other descriptive word, while the second word is always an animal. And yes, it is all a bit...

Microsoft officially announces the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, available on April 30 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-27 15:59:07

For a long time, it was believed that the next big feature update for Windows 10 would be called the Spring Creators Update, following in the footsteps of the Fall Creators Update, and the Creators Update. Then it was discovered that Microsoft was intending to call it the April Update, even though it looked increasingly like the new release wouldn’t arrive this month. Finally though, we have an...

Ubuntu Linux 18.04 Bionic Beaver is here -- download it now! dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-26 20:45:39

Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions -- if not the most popular. While it may not be everyone's favorite operating system, it is largely responsible for making Linux accessible for average consumers. It is fairly easy to install, simple to use, and has a convenient application center. Ultimately, it is a pleasure to use for both beginners and experts alike. Today,...

Following Apple's lead from 2016, Microsoft, Facebook and Google replace gun emoji with water pistol dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-26 12:29:33

It is now two years since Apple decided that an image of a gun had no place as an emoji. The company replaced the handgun icon with an image of a water pistol, leading to a debate about whether it was the right thing to do. With further serious shootings and gun crimes bringing firearms into the spotlight time and time again, more technology companies decided to follow suit. The latest names to...

TVAddons launches Feeds for Git Browser, making it easy to share lists of favorite Kodi addons dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-24 15:57:17

It has been a little while since we heard anything from TVAddons, the Kodi addons site that has been embroiled in a series of copyright cases. Recently the site launched its Github Browser as part of its continued attempts to provide "resilient and decentralized" links to Kodi addons. Now TVAddons has launched Feeds for Git Browser, a new feature that makes it possible for anyone to create a list...

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 13:23:09

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and after fears that Europe would end up with greater controls because of GDPR, Facebook then revealed similar tools will be rolled out around the world. Just a few days ago, the company gave a little more...

Weibo reverses homosexuality policy in China: 'We're no longer targeting gay content' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-16 17:28:23

Following a huge backlash over the weekend, Weibo -- the Chinese equivalent of Twitter -- has announced a reversal of a policy that would have seen gay content banned from the platform. Originally announced on Friday, the "clean-up" operation was due to last three months, and covered violence and pornography as well as homosexual content. Now, however, Weibo has felt the pressure of public outcry...

SEGA announces the Mega Drive Mini dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-15 09:29:02

Nintendo enjoyed great success when it nostalgically released the NES Classic and SNES Classic mini consoles. Happy to ride the retro game revival wave, SEGA is following suit and releasing its own mini console -- the Mega Drive Mini. The original console was launched in the late 80s; it was known as the SEGA Genesis in North America, but in its home country of Japan and the rest of the world it...

Hacker exploits Verge bug to generate cryptocurrency coins worth $780,000 in 3 hours dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-05 19:12:49

Verge may not be the biggest cryptocurrency out there, but it does have quite a following and has generated enough interest to attract hackers. The cryptocurrency came under attack for three hours yesterday, enabling a hacker to net 15.6 million Verge coins worth around $780,000. There was initially speculation that Verge had fallen victim to a ">51% attack" -- in which an attacker is able to...

Retail sector leads in data breaches as criminals target corporate networks dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-05 15:10:51

The retail sector suffered the most breaches in 2017, accounting for 16.7 percent followed by the finance and insurance industry at 13.1 percent and hospitality at 11.9 percent. Geographically, North America is in the lead with 43 percent of breaches, followed by the Asia Pacific region at 30 percent, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at 23 percent and Latin America at four percent. These are...