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Microsoft earnings: strong quarter, but Xbox revenue dives

Microsoft has announced its quarterly financial statements, reporting revenue of $33.7 billion, up 12% on the same period last year. The company stated that Azure revenue is up 64% year on year. Azure has overtaken the other two segments and is now the biggest, by a small amount. In addition, Azure gross margin has improved … Continue reading Microsoft earnings: strong quarter, but Xbox revenue dives

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Not OK Google

Views on privacy vary. Most people either do not think about it, or trust that big tech companies will do no harm with knowledge of your location, who your friends are, what you like to view on the internet and so on. That truest may be shaken by disturbing revelations last week from Belgian broadcaster … Continue reading Not OK Google


Chromium and Microsoft annoyances : Dynamics CRM issues like broken downloads, Chromium team “won’t fix”

Microsoft Dynamics CRM (which exists in both cloud-hosted and on-premises versions) is not working well with Chromium, the open source browser engine used by Google Chrome. I discovered one obvious issue using Edge Preview, which is based on Chromium. If you download a file, for example using a Word template, Microsoft Office does not recognise … Continue reading Chromium and Microsoft annoyances : Dynamics CRM issues like broken downloads, Chromium team “won’t fix”


Two Factor Authentication is great–but what if you lose your phone or have your number hijacked?

Account hijack is a worry for anyone. What kind of chaos could someone cause simply by taking over your email or social media account? Or how about spending money on your behalf on Amazon, eBay or other online retailers? The obvious fraud will not be long-lasting, but there is an aftermath too. Changing passwords, getting … Continue reading Two Factor Authentication is great–but what if you lose your phone or have your number hijacked?


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