• Facebook Allows Advertisers to Buy In-Stream Ads
  • Popular Taxi, Ride-Sharing Apps Affected by New ‘Faketoken’ Android Trojan: Kaspersky
  • Toshiba Said to Be Under Pressure to Consider Plan B as Chip Sale Falters
  • Windows 10 Preview Build Gets DPI-Scaling Fix, Removes Blurry Apps on High-Res Displays
  • Chrome OS Set to Get Touch-Friendly Controls in Upcoming Redesign

Facebook Allows Advertisers to Buy In-Stream Ads

In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform. The move also gives advertisers an option to specify whether they would like their in-stream ads to appear on Facebook itself or across the range of websites and apps in Facebook’s Audience Network ad network…

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Popular Taxi, Ride-Sharing Apps Affected by New ‘Faketoken’ Android Trojan: Kaspersky

A modified version of notorious mobile banking Trojan ‘Faketoken’ has resurfaced which is able to steal credentials from popular Android taxi applications and ride-sharing apps, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday. “The new version of ‘Faketoken’ performs live tracking of apps and, when the user runs a specified app, overlays this with its phishing window to steal the bank card details of the victim,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement. The Trojan virus…

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Toshiba Said to Be Under Pressure to Consider Plan B as Chip Sale Falters

As the $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,325 crores) sale of Toshiba’s memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said – including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba’s leadership is sticking to Plan A: selling the world’s second-largest memory chip maker to a Japanese government-backed group that…

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Windows 10 Preview Build Gets DPI-Scaling Fix, Removes Blurry Apps on High-Res Displays

Microsoft on Friday released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build that solves an issue that has been nagging Windows users with high-resolution display. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16237 changes how the system reacts to DPI adjustments. Users will no longer have to log out and log back in to fix blurry desktop apps, which are mostly related to old Win32 apps, after docking, undocking, and remoting. Presently, if…

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Chrome OS Set to Get Touch-Friendly Controls in Upcoming Redesign

Chrome OS on Chromebooks was initially not designed as a touch-friendly interface but after the introduction of support for Google Play apps, things were bound to change. It now seems like the operating system might soon receive a design overhaul that would focus primarily on support for touch-based controls. A new video, shared by Google Chromium Happiness Evangelist Francois Beaufort, shows an app drawer just like Android with Google Search bar and some app icons that can be launched with a…

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PC Market Continues Slump on High Component Prices: Gartner, IDC

Worldwide shipments of personal computers continued to slump in the recently ended quarter but showed signs of stabilising, according to figures released Wednesday by market trackers. Preliminary estimates released by Gartner indicated that 61.1 million PCs were shipped in the second quarter of this year in a 4.3 percent decline from the same period a year earlier. An IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computer Device Tracker report put the figure at 60.5 million in a…

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Decision on Western Digital’s Bid to Block Toshiba Memory Unit Sale Postponed

A US judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital’s bid to temporarily block Toshiba from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal but proposed requiring Toshiba to give Western Digital two weeks’ notice before closing. Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory unit to cover losses from its nuclear reactor business. In late June, Toshiba announced its preferred bidder was a group made up of Bain Capital, South Korean chip maker…

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Jide Discontinues Remix OS, Moves Focus to Business Customers

Jide Technology on Tuesday announced that the company has decided to discontinue its Android-based Remix OS and that it will be “transitioning away” from consumer space. For those who are unaware, Remix OS is essentially a customised form of Android for the desktop form factor that was launched in January last year. In a note from Jide, the company says that it has received a large number of queries from enterprises in various industries in the…

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Windows 10 Updates Are Failing on Some PCs, Leaving Them at Risk

Owners of computers based on Intel’s Clover Trail generation of Atom processors, released between late 2012 and mid-2013, are reportedly finding that they are unable to install the Windows 10 Creators’ Update, also known as Windows 10 v1703. Users have reported seeing a message saying “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC” when trying to complete the Windows 10 update process. An error code displayed with the message points users to a note…

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Lenovo India Says Gaming PCs, Convertibles Will Drive Near-Term Growth

The note ban did have a slight impact on the adoption of technology and purchasing trends in the country but that phase is now over and gaming PCs, along with convertible laptops, will drive the next level of growth in the personal computers’ space, a top Lenovo India executive has stressed. Saying that demonetisation cooled down the demand for PCs in India, market research firm Gartner said earlier this week that worldwide PC shipments…

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