Apple has acquired GPS firm Coherent Navigation

Apple has acquired another GPS firm Coherent Navigation, a firm specializing in high accuracy GPS and navigation technologies, to improve Apple’s map service.

An Apple spokesman sent a confirmation about the acquisition to New York Times.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” said Apple spokesman in an email to New York Time.

Currently Coherent Navigation website is offline, and name server for the domain now point to Apple’s name server.

According to MacRumors, a number of Coherent employees were hired by Apple earlier January.

The company has acquired serveral mapping companies over the years including HopStop, WiFiSlam, BroadMap and more.

Apple Says First HomeKit Devices are coming Next Month

Apple said the first HomeKit enabled devices are coming next month, refusing a report which says that it wouldn’t be ready until August or September.

HomeKit has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market and we’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month.

Apple announced about HomeKit a year ago at the Worldwide Developer Coneference last June, but Apple never set a official release date for first HomeKit devices.

The idea behind this was Apple could turn iPhone and iPad into a command system for devices like garage doors and locks, Company did’t reveled much about this at the time.

The company said it would use a command protocol to help devices communicate with each other and link securely with an iPhone or iPad.Apple also introduced the HomeKit hardware certification program in November last year.

Gaana.com database compromised by Hackers

Update: After news gone viral, Gaana has taken its website offline.Hacker said, “The parameter I was using in the exploit, has been patched by the admin .. Now the question is.. Was this the only vulnerable parameter I had .. ? “.MakMan removed the exploit on the request of Mr. Gajwani – CEO Times Internet.Mr Gajwani also said that no data was stored on the hacker’s site.

Gaana.com is one of the India’s largest online music streaming service, its database has been compromised by hackers named as MakMan and g00n.

About 10+ million user’s privacy is at risk who have used the service before and according to security researchers, there are many security vulnerabilities in the online mucic streaming service, but their support denied to patch any type of vulnerability.As a result, its database has been compromised by the hackers.

The database of the site is available at hacker’s own website.According to the hacker, he also gained access to Gaana’s admin panel.

Currently, Gaana has not commented anything about the hack.But in future they have to be serious about the security vulnerabilities reported by white-hat hackers.

A few days ago, hackers compromised the database of Adult Friend Finder which is one of the largest online dating.

 


 

Insuring Your Business Using Risk Management

Business insurance simply refers to a specific risk management technique that allows companies to transfer any risk or losses that occur to an insurance company. By paying small premium amounts to the business insurance Alberta Company, the given company can mitigate the effects of risk or sustain hefty losses in future. Its important for business to insure their property against any risks. Some of the common risk factors for a business include natural disasters, theft, fire and legal liabilities among various other notable factors.

 

Benefits

Here are some of the notable benefits of business insurance:

Prevention of financial loss

Insurance is an excellent strategy for mitigating the effects of financial loss especially when challenging situations come up. An excellent example would be when the company suffers hefty damages when it comes to equipment required for company operations. The main benefits of business insurance Alberta, in this case, is that the company can acquire convenient financial resourced to compensate for the damaged equipment.

 

Improves business survival chances

When a company faces challenging situations or perhaps tough sudden and unfortunate events, this may lead to significant losses for the company without implementing the appropriate management plans. For this reason, an excellent insurance plan in Alberta would be the next best investment for any business.

 

Risk distribution

Insurance also provides an excellent strategy for sharing risk associated with business operations. As a result, when the company encounters any losses or perhaps unfortunate events, the managers can in a better position to develop the appropriate risk management solutions. More so, the good insurance plan may also cater for the entire amount required for distributing the risk.

 

Protects the image of the business

Another important benefit of business insurance is that it acts as an excellent strategy for enhancing the overall image of the business. Simply put, a company that is at a better position of managing their business complications and unfortunate circumstance is more likely to have a better public ethos, than one that doesn’t. For this reason, an insurance plan becomes an excellent strategy for maintaining the company ethos.

 

Overall

Finally and when all factors are taken into perspective, any technically savvy business is directly inclined to invest in insurance services since it provides several benefits. Therefore, it’s important to have sufficient insight into the business insurance benefits Alberta as the ideal solution for improving your operations as a business each time.

 

 

Microsoft revealed about Windows 10 editions

As you know that Windows 10 will be launched in summer this year but the date has not yet finalized by Microsoft.After announcing about various features of Windows 10 like Edge browser and Solitaire game, the company has revealed the Windows 10 editions on their official Windows blog and in total there will be 6 editions of Windows 10.

1. WINDOWS 10 HOME

It is the consumer-focused desktop edition. It offers a familiar and personal experience for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Windows 10 Home will help people do great things, both big and small and is actually a consumer focused desktop edition.

2. WINDOWS 10 MOBILE

It is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. It boasts the same, new universal Windows apps that are included in Windows 10 Home, as well as the new touch-optimized version of Office.

Windows 10 Mobile offers great productivity, security and management capabilities for customers who use their personal devices at work. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile will enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen. windows 10 editions

3. WINDOWS 10 PRO

This edition is for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Building upon both the familiar and innovative features of Windows 10 Home, it has many extra features to meet the diverse needs of small businesses. Windows 10 Pro helps to effectively and efficiently manage their devices and apps, protect their sensitive business data, support remote and mobile productivity scenarios and take advantage of cloud technologies.

4. WINDOWS 10 ENTERPRISE

Windows 10 Enterprise is specially build to meet the demands of medium and large sized organizations.It provides advanced capabilities to help protect against the ever-growing range of modern security threats targeted at devices, identities, applications and sensitive company information. Windows 10 Enterprise also supports the broadest range of options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app management.

5. WINDOWS 10 EDUCATION

Windows 10 Education meets the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing, and there will be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.  windows 10 editions

6. WINDOWS 10 MOBILE ENTERPRISE

This edition is designed to deliver the best customer experience to business customers on smartphones and small tablets. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers. It offers the great productivity, security and mobile device management capabilities that Windows 10 Mobile provides, and adds flexible ways for businesses to manage updates. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will incorporate the latest security and innovation features as soon as they are available.     windows 10 editions

Microsoft also said

As we announced earlier this year, for the first time ever, we are offering the full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro as a free and easy upgrade for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year after launch.** Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

Regarding Windows 10 editions, Microsoft also said that they’re bringing the Xbox gaming experience to Windows 10, giving games and gamers access to the Xbox Live gaming community, enabling the capture and share of gameplay and giving Xbox One owners the ability to play their Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home.

According to the features of Windows 10 editions as provided by Microsoft, the home edition will be the best one for home users.

Bleep app from BitTorrent is now publicly available for all major platforms

Bleep, the instant messaging app from BitTorrent is now available for all major platforms including iOS and Windows.Android version was launched in late 2013 and today the application has been launched for iOS, with Bleep, you can chat via text, make free voice calls, or whisper.

BitTorrent announced about the launch on their official blog.Various updates have also been launched in the Android app too like you can get started with bleep without filling any personal information which means that you can choose a nickname for your account, free voice calls are available, easily delete your messaging history etc.

Latest update brings a new type of message, known as ‘whispers,’ disappear within 25 seconds of being viewed. To access the messages on mobile, just click on “Go to Whisper.” On PCs you can hold shift while sending; Ctrl does the same thing on a Mac.

Whisper messages have additional protection for screenshots. If a friend manages to capture the screen, they won’t be able to capture who said what, since nicknames are blocked out. And if you forget who you’re whispering with, you tap the “eye” to display the nickname, but the conversation gets blurred. They can capture the conversation or the sender, but not both at the same time.

Google launched its News and Weather app for Apple Watch

Almost 3,500 apps have been developed for the Apple Watch after it was first launched in April this year.Now the search engine giant, Google has debuted in this competetion by launching the Google News and Weather app for the Apple Watch.

Google was the only major company whose app was missing from the Apple Watch and by launching their first app, the company showed that they’re not ignoring Apple Watch as a new platform for their apps.This app covers news from over 65,000 publications among various categories like Business, Technology, Sports, Science etc.

In the news and weather app, you can also Tune your layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and personalized news sections such as ‘Hollywood’, ‘NASA’, ‘Fashion’, or anything else that catches your fancy.

Now everyone can download Skype Translator without sign-up

Skype Translator which is a speech to speech translation application created by Skype is now available for everyone in the Windows storewithout any requirement of sign-up information.It was announced on the official blog of Skype, the applications’s preview was launched in December 2014 and Microsoft received excellent feedback from their users.

This application is available for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview PC or tablet and currently supports four spoken languages- English, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin and 50 instant messaging languages.Instant Messaging languages helps a user to write a text message in their language and the recipient will receive it in his/her language of choice.

Here is a video from Skype which will help you in setting up the translator application for the first time.

Maps editor has been temporarily closed by Google

You might remember that a user from Pakistan edited and uploaded an image on Google maps showing an Android robot is peeing on Apple logo about a couple of weeks ago.Even after apologizing for the inconvenience, the company has decided to temporarily closed its Maps editor service to stop users from spreading spam.

Pavithra Kanakarajan, a member of Google Map Maker team on a product forums post revealed about this announcement and explained that they’re making several changes in Google Maps which will take more than a few days to fix the problem.

If you visit the homepage of google’s Map Maker then you’ll see a pop-up message within a moment notifying that Maps editor will be temporarily unavailable in all countries from 12th May, 2015.Google Maps have experienced many spam attacks over the past few months but the most recent incident is seriously troubling the company as a result, Google Maps editor team suspended auto-approval and user moderation across the globe, till they figured out ways to add more intelligent mechanisms to prevent such incidents.

HOW TO OPEN ADMINISTRATOR COMMAND PROMPT IN WINDOWS 8 OR 8.1

Windows open command prompt as normal user but if you need to run a command with administrator rights then you need to open command prompt as administrator.We will show you two ways by which you can open command prompt with administrator privileges.Open start screen in Windows 8 by pressing Windows button or click on the Windows icon which is at bottom-left corner.On start screen type command prompt.The search panel on right hand side will show you the results, then right click on the command prompt and click on “Run as Administrator”.

Then new dialog pop up will appear, click on “Yes” to continue.Command prompt will open with administrator privileges.

Right click on the start menu button then select Command Prompt (Admin) option from Windows Power user menu.

You can also press Windows key+X to open Power user menu.Command Prompt will open with Administrator privileges.These are the two easiest method by which you can open Administrator command prompt.

How to clear system cache on Xbox 360

The most popular home video console i.e Xbox 360 system stores cache of items such as game updates, system update installation packages, your friends’s gamer picture etc.Many times by clearing the system cache of Xbox 360 console many common issues get resolved.Don’t worry your gamertag, content that you have downloaded, game files, console software updates will not be removed but your previously downloaded game updates will be lost.

You have to download those updates after clearing the system cache of your Xbox 360.In this article we will tell you how to clear system cache on Xbox 360.So, follow the step by step instructions given below to do so.