In this episode of “On the Whiteboard,” Editor Pamela Woon goes to Makerhaus and its 10,000-square-feet of fabrication prototyping – a membership workshop that features 3D printing for things such as jewelry, toys and virtually anything you can design with 3D software.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview is now available for download so customers can start testing the operating system in their environments. Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview builds on the Window 8.1 Preview, adding premium features designed to address the mobility, security, management and virtualization needs of today’s companies.
As long as people write code, it’s going to be imperfect. That’s where the class of security researchers colloquially known as “bug hunters” come in, and Microsoft is paying them up to $100,000 via several new bounty programs to catch vulnerabilities, discover techniques that can get past a program’s defenses and even recommend repairs for problems.
Some of the ideas coming from Moussouris and her team are new bounty programs to attract security researchers and hackers who can find bugs in applications and identify the techniques that sneak by defenses built into Windows – and to reward them for that valuable information while a product is still in the beta phase, so it can be fixed before the public uses it.
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, an update to the Twitter app for Windows 8 (and TONS of other app news), the release of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its 41-megapixel camera and the latest improvements to SkyDrive. Don’t miss any of ‘em!
New enterprise preview lets companies kick the tires on Windows 8.1.Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview is now available for download so customers can start testing the operating system in their environments. Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview builds on the Window 8.1 Preview, adding premium features designed to address the mobility, security, management and virtualization needs of today’s companies. Premium features that will be offered in the Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition include Windows To Go Creator, Start Screen Control, DirectAccess, BranchCache, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, AppLocker and Windows Enterprise Side-Loading. Head on over to the Windows for your Business Blogfor the rest of the story.
At a launch event for press Thursday morning in New York City, Motorola unveiled its months-long smartphone baby’s three major new features: touchless control, active display and a quick-capture camera and let press test out the phones for the first time. The snap reaction just hours later: with a distinct curved and customizable design and a couple features that feel typical Google quirks, the Moto X feels like it could be the not-AppleAAPL +0.92% and not-Samsung contender that HTC One and others have tried unsuccessfully to be.