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Trump Signs Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

Trump Signs Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

American president Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the bill into law to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab software within the U.S. Government, which puts an end to the months-long attempt to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies.

“The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning. This law is long overdue,” said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who led calls in Congress to scrub the software from government computers. She added that the Russian company’s software represented a “grave risk” to U.S. national security.

The directive appears in Section 1634 of the 2018 NDAA, and it reads as follows:

“No department, agency, organization, or other element of the Federal Government may use, whether directly or through work with or on behalf of another department, agency, organization, or element of the Federal Government, any hardware, software, or services developed or provided, in whole or in part, by—
(1) Kaspersky Lab (or any successor entity);
(2) any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Kaspersky Lab; or
(3) any entity of which Kaspersky Lab has majority ownership.”

In September the Trump administration issued a directive requiring both military and civilian agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days.

Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly denied that it has ties to any government and said it would not help a government with cyber espionage. In an attempt to address American government suspicions, the company declared in October that it was willing to submit the source code of its software and future update for inspection by independent parties. This proposal was not accepted however, and last week Kaspersky Lab announced that it would close its its Washington, D.C. offices.

As a response to this ban, Kaspersky Lab said in a statement on Tuesday that it continued to have “serious concerns” about the law “due to its geographic-specific approach to cybersecurity”. It added that the company was assessing its options and would continue to “protect its customers from cyber threats (while) collaborating globally with the IT security community to fight cybercrime”.

Source: Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

 

December 13, 2017 IT News ,

Microsoft Updates Remote Desktop App for macOS

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Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday released out its new Remote Desktop app for Mac computers in the App Store. The update introduces a new UI design, some improvements in managing connections and new functionalities available in a remote session. Note that you can only use this app to control a remote machine running a Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise version of Windows via your Mac.

The new version (10.0.1) is free to download and requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later. If you have installed the previous version of Remote Desktop, you can get the new version in Mac App Store. Here are some new features contained in the version:

  • Redirect your local microphone and smart cards
  • Use MacOS keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy, and paste in a remote session
  • Assign desktop connections to custom groups
  • Easily identify active connections in the connection center
  • Manage a single list of user accounts in the preferences of the app
  • Store multiple entries of the same username with different passwords

To remotely control your Windows PC via your Mac, you need to complete the configuration of the Microsoft Remote Desktop clients on both Windows PC and Mac. To migrate connection data from Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0 you have installed on your Mac, you can first of all, download the new version in App Store to install it, then click connections in the menu, and choose the option to import connections from the other app. Note: friendly names for the connections are not ported to the new app.

On January a vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac OS X, which allows a malicious terminal server to read and write any file in the home directory of the connecting user. The code execution hole was submitted to the company on July 2016 but Microsoft patched it on January 2017. Considering the potential risk, you are suggested to update the software to the latest version.

November 30, 2017 Software Review , ,

How Fast Can You Uninstall Minecraft for Mac?

“Literally I’ve got a problem when I uninstall Minecraft from macOS, and I don’t why it kept failed, can you tell me why? Or someone can help me with that?”

We have always met these kinds of similar questions that a lot of users had through the internet, why these keep happening, because you are not using the right way to uninstall Minecraft for Mac. So today, if you have those troubles then read this story carefully for help. Here is a quite fast way to help with uninstall Minecraft for Mac completely& safely.

Software information: Minecraft is a game application on Mac, which chock-full of adventure, exploring, and creativity where you survive in a world composed of blocks – similar to Legos – that you can move around however you like from your first-person perspective.


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We all know the Drag-and-Drop method in macOS to uninstall applications, but today we are not going to share this traditional but cause quite problems way to you, but to bring a brand new approach to help with game removal instead.

We all know Drag-and-Drop is all about manual process to uninstall things, but this method we’ll talk about is all on automatic steps to safely uninstall Minecraft for Mac.

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Fast Way to uninstall Minecraft from Mac computer

Let’s take a look on it specific guide to truly uninstall Minecraft for Mac without worry step by step as follow:

Step 1. Run Analyze on the target

Launch the uninstaller, and select the Minecraft icon in the interface then click button Run Analyze;

Step 2. Complete Uninstall Minecraft for Mac

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Easily click on button Complete Uninstall to conduct the regular removal. Then click Yes to delete all leftovers scanned;

Step 3: Successfully removed

Congratulations, you have just removed Minecraft successfully as fast as you think. The annoying leftover of Minecraft for Mac have been scanned in Step 2 and deleted in Step 3, altogether 94 folders and 264 files were deleted and freed for 321.69 MB space.

More information about the full tutorial to uninstall Minecraft for Mac safely and completely is in this story. Go and check for more details.

Or watch this VIDEO to learn more about using Osx Uninstaller to

Well, about the Drag-and-Drop method we’ve mentioned above, except to drag the target Minecraft from Application >> Folder on Dock, then in order to delete all leftovers of Minecraft, that you must go to Library folder to have a deeply cleaning in the follow folders:

  • /Library
  • /Library/C
  • /Library /Application Support
  • /Library/Caches
  • /Library/Preference
  • /Library/LaunchAgents
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons
  • /Library/PreferencePanes
  • /Library/StartupItems

If not, you may have to go thought the failure mentioned in paragraph 1, so careful when you do that. That’s why lots people have problems when using the Drag-and-Drop to uninstall Minecraft for Mac, but less in Automatic Remover with this tool. certainly everything goes great after I’ve experienced this Uninstaller on my Mac to remove unwanted apps, hope it will help you, too.

More information for removal tutorial on Mac OS X, please hit here to search.

November 9, 2017 How-to-Guides, Minecraft, Uninstall Guides , ,

iOS 11: How to Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone

Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 11 to try out the new features? If so, you may be wondering why your battery runs out so quickly than ever before. You are not alone. Since the release of iOS 11 in September, there are many problem reports about this update, and one of the most heated topics is the quick battery drain issue.

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As Apple haven’t come up with an effective solution to solve the issue yet, we can only do something from ourselves. Modifying some basic settings may do the trick to improve battery life. Here are some tips that help save battery life on iOS 11 devices:

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October 19, 2017 How-to-Guides , , ,

How Can I Uninstall McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac (Solved)

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Firs of all, I would like to explain why I decide to write this post. Yesterday I downloaded McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac to test if this security solution could work well on my Mac. And later I would like to switch to another brand of antivirus software, but this time the issue occurs: I cannot install other antivirus due to the current installed McAfee Endpoint Protection. Obviously the removal of McAfee Endpoint Protection is not complete, or at least the app components still remain on my Mac. I searched on the Internet and found there are some users who have the same problem in uninstalling McAfee Endpoint Protection.

Luckily I found a proper way to uninstall McAfee Endpoint Protection from my Mac, and I will share my experience here to help anyone who have the same trouble.

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September 12, 2017 Uninstall Guides ,

Do You Know About Blockchain Technology – ICOHoo.com

Blockchain technology became more pronounced with the publication of the whitepaper; “Bitcoin, a Peer to Peer Electronic Cash system.” Vitalik Buterin paved way for more applications with the introduction of Ethereum – a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts and applications. Since then, more blockchain-based technologies have emerged to solve several other specific problems, with increased rates of acceptance and adoption recorded in mostly developed economies. Continue reading →

September 4, 2017 hot news

AV-TEST: Kaspersky Performs Best in Latest AV Test under Windows

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As an independent organization based in German, AV-TEST periodically evaluates and rates antivirus and security suite software for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android, according to a variety of criteria. For the past 6 months (from January to June 2017), AV-TEST has been testing 18 Internet security suites for Windows, and recently it announced the result on its website. In the endurance test under Windows, Kaspersky Internet Security gets full marks in protection, performance and usability.

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August 30, 2017 Security News, Software Review, Windows , , , ,

What to Do if Safari Crashes or Slows on Your iPhone

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AS the default web browser on Apple devices, Safari comes with some improvements and new features in iOS 10 such as inline and auto video playback. Yet, we do notice some iOS users complaint that their Safari may crashes sometimes, and the reasons vary. It is quite annoying when you are browsing a web page and suddenly Safari shuts down. If you are experiencing a slow Safari, or the Safari keeps crashes on your iPhone, you can read through these tips to troubleshoot the issue for your iPhone.

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August 24, 2017 How-to-Guides , , ,

Spotify Arrives on Xbox One, You Ready to Come?

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Today, Spotify, the world’s biggest music online player app is becoming publicly available on Xbox One in 34 markets around the world. Good news for users that millions of Xbox One gamers can now choose the perfect music and fresh gaming soundtrack from Spotify every time.

Spotify announced, allowing gamers to play songs, albums and playlists directly from their console, including while in a gaming session.

For more mews of Spotify please click our previous stories as bellow:

 

Spotify arrives on Xbox One

Just download the Spotify app from the Xbox Store to choose your personalized gaming experience, or you can choose from your saved music, it is exciting enough for you as a gamer? Spotify now available for download from the Xbox Store, works both for free Spotify users as well as those who pay for the Premium version of the service.
Visit spotify.com/xbox to find out more, or visit tutorial blog to fast remove Spotify on PC if it is needed.

“Music continues to be essential when creating the ultimate gaming experience”, said Mikael Ericsson, Product Director, Platform & Partner Experience at Spotify, in a statement about the launch. “Starting today, we’re really excited to offer Xbox One gamers the ability to choose their own unique soundtrack while enjoying their favorite games.”

Earlier in about a week, it was reported that Microsoft had been testing Spotify on its Xbox One, and it’s said Spotify would be coming soon. Now, it seen to be true, Microsoft just confirm that news. In Major Nelson’s weekly Xbox information video, the running interface of Spotify was revealed and it could be seen clearly that Spotify app running with other game app at the same.

Spotify for Xbox One supports background music playback, which means users could play games while enjoy songs. Moreover, players could even control the music play on their mobile devices. In addition, some new music song lists for game are added in Spotify for Xbox include Epic Gaming and Power Gaming, etc. users who have subscribed Spotify for Xbox One will have right to enjoy higher quality songs.

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The users who come from the following countries or districts could have their Spotify: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the U.K., and the U.S.

The official name of Spotify Xbox is Spotify Music – for Xbox, now are you ready to enjoy the songs in Spotify Music – for Xbox?

August 11, 2017 IT News , , ,

Storm at Google engineer’s anti-diversity manifesto: executives refuted the claim

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Latest update of Google engineer’s anti-diversity manifesto, two executives of the company now have responded and argue women aren’t suited for tech jobs for “biological” reasons.

A 3,300-word manifesto was written by an unknown engineer claimed that the company’s efforts to improve workforce diversity and its “left leaning” bias. The manifesto described why woman is weaker in technology and management rather than man is because of “biological difference”. And the page was heated debate within Google.

The 10-page treatise, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” argues that women are underrepresented in tech not as a result of bias and discrimination but rather biological difference between men and women.

But the issue still ignited a fierce debate on social media.

Several Google employees post comments on Twitter on Friday to criticize the document and its author.

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Over the weekend, Google diversity vice president Danielle Brown and engineering VP Ari Balogh addressed the controversial document in separate messages to Google employees. Both Brown and Balogh condemned the document’s assertions and defended Google’s diversity efforts.

Danielle Brown, Google’s recently hired head of diversity, responded to the document in an internal memo he wrote as “incorrect assumptions about gender.”
Balogh, Meanwhile, the engineering boss, said such “stereotyping” that is “deeply troubling” and “harmful.”

Google is also being sued by the US Labor Department, which accuses the search giant of systematically paying its female employees less than it pays men. The company strongly denies that assertion.

Storm at Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto

A few months ago, the topic of diversity has been a hot spot since Uber and several venture capital companies broke sexual harassment scandal. The co-founder Kalland Nick resigned from the CEO duty of Uber in this June.

Latest update of Google anti-diversity manifesto storm: Google fired the employee who posted that article for the reason of against the code of conduct of the company.

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