Category Archives: General

John McAfee found dead in his spanish cell

John McAfee, the founder of the eponymous security software maker, is dead. He was found dead in his jail cell in Barcelona, according to authorities, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the U.S. There are indications that … Continue reading

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PayPal increases prices in the USA

[German]Paypal is increasing its fee structure in the U.S. starting in August 2021. That’s according to this announcement. For PayPal Digital Payments for PayPal payment products (such as PayPal Checkout, Pay with Venmo, PayPal Credit, Pay in 4, PayPal Pay … Continue reading

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Software: Our grave as furture car owners?

[German]Do you have a car? At some point, you will probably have to replace it. What used to be an expensive but often joyful act could mutate into a nightmare in the future. The Beetle shown here is not affected … Continue reading

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2nd Microsoft Event on June 24, 2021

Microsoft  announced yesterday on Twitter a second event for developers for June 24, 2021, (15:00 ET). The event thing will be broadcasted live on YouTube. Advertising

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Nominated for European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021

[German]Just a short note – the blogs here – especially my German language IT blog  has been nominated for the European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021. I have now been informed that I have reached the finals – whether there will … Continue reading

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Class action lawsuit against HP over blocked cartridges

[German]A small addendum to a topic that I’ve had on my scratch sheet for a few weeks now. The printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard (HP) has been annoying users lately by blocking the use of third-party ink or toner through firmware … Continue reading

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Apple shows repairability index on products in France

[German]Apple has started displaying a repairability index in France in its web stores for the purchase of new devices. The company is thus fulfilling a regulatory requirement so that customers can find out about the repairability of an iPhone, iPad … Continue reading

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Egregor ransomware gang members arrested

[German]Law enforcement has struck another blow against cybercriminals. Investigators from the French and Ukrainian police were able to identify members of the Egregor ransomware group and now arrested them in Ukraine – according to a media report by Inter France. … Continue reading

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VP Microsoft 365, Brad Anderson, leaves Microsoft

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, responsible for Microsoft 365 development (Windows 10+Office 365 etc.) is leaving the company to join Utah-based Qualtrics(subsidiary of SAP). Advertising

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5G: Where are the fastest next-gen networks?

[German]The current 5th Generation of mobile device networking is unfolding faster than ever, promising download, upload, and latency speeds 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G network. The Coronavirus pandemic didn’t impact the 5G networks’ rapid deployment throughout … Continue reading

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