Microsoft’s new Office app for Windows 10 is coming to all Office users for free

Microsoft is replacing its existing ‘My Office’ app with a new Office app for Windows 10 — a Progressive Web App which will be available to all Office users ‘soon.’

Microsoft has been looking for ways to simplify the way users log into Office and find their documents via its Office.com portal. On December 19, the company is taking … Read more...

This free online tool uses AI to quickly remove the background from images

A handy utility if you don’t have access to Photoshop

Remove.bg is a quick way to edit out a picture’s background. But it does make mistakes — just look at Elon Musk’s missing chunk of eye in the image on the right.

If you’ve ever needed to quickly remove the background of an image you know it can be tedious, … Read more...

Microsoft officially announces ‘Windows Sandbox’ for running applications in isolation

Microsoft’s coming ‘Windows Sandbox’ feature is a lightweight virtual machine that allow users to run potentially suspicious software in isolation. It could debut in Windows 10 19H1.

Microsoft officially took the wraps off a feature expected to come to Windows 10 19H1 early next year that it has rechristened as “Windows Sandbox.” This feature, which will be part of Windows … Read more...

Duck.com now points to DuckDuckGo, not Google

Non-tracking search engine, DuckDuckGo, is now a little easier to find online after the company acquired the premium generic domain name  duck.com — thereby shaving a few letters off its usual URL.

This means browsing to duck.com now automatically redirects to DuckDuckGo .com.

The twist in this tale is that duck.com’s prior owner was Google. And DDG had accused … Read more...

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

From the first revelation that the Marriott’s computer systems had been breached, there was widespread suspicion that the hacking was part of a broad spy campaign to amass Americans’ personal data.

WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health … Read more...

Four Simple Tech Hacks That Will Make You More Productive

Reclaim your productivity and squash procrastination with these tools.

While technology’s omnipresence in our lives affords us the opportunity to get work done from anywhere at anytime, being on devices all the time can lead us down time-wasting tunnels, making us less productive.

Thankfully most of the smartphones and computers we use now also have built-in settings or additional apps

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