Microsoft Launches OneNote for Mac, Makes Windows Version Free

Microsoft’s note-taking cloud platform OneNote is now available on Mac and free on Windows. Previously, the full Windows version of the app was only available to users who paid for the full Office Productivity suite of software, though mobile and web versions were already free “It’s designed for personal and school use, it’s totally ad-free and […]

Time: Facebook To Buy Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Firm For $2 Billion

Remember how everyone was super stoked to see how Oculus VR would change gaming? Yeah…that might not happen anymore. Facebook will acquire virtual-reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion, the social-networking giant announced Tuesday. Oculus makes the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset originally funded on Kickstarter. The deal includes $400 million in cash and $1.6 […]

Bill Clinton: If the U.S. gives up Internet oversight, Internet freedom will suffer

Obama’s plan to give up on United States Internet oversight may have struck a chord with your average netizen, but not everyone agrees that it’s a smart move. Obama’s plan to relinquish control of the Internet will enable foreign governments to crack down and limit Internet freedom, according to former U.S. president Bill Clinton. Clinton joins a lengthy list of […]

After DNS change fails, Turkish government steps up Twitter censorship

The Turkish government has a rather hostile relationship with Twitter; earlier this week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an ordered Turkish ISPs to blog the social networking site and redirect users to a government web-page. That didn’t work out so well, and users quickly found a way around the block. Naturally, public opinion of Erdo?an dropped even […]

Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden has not leaked a single document in 9 months

Glenn Greenwald, most famous for his collaboration with whistleblower Edward Snowden, today shared some insight on how NSA leaks turn into news stories. This insight came with a startling revelation: Edward Snowden has not shared any NSA documents in over nine months. Greenwald asserts that Snowden handed over a set of documents to “several journalists” […]

How To Speed Up iOS Tasks Without Jailbreaking

Though iPhone buffs might never admit it, there’s a whole host of problems with the operating system that would be easy to solve if Apple were willing to give its users a bit of freedom. Unfortunately, until they do, jailbreaking’s the only way to fix the system…right? Maybe not.  From MakeUseOf: iOS isn’t known for […]

Google May Develop a YouTube For Kids

Although YouTube certainly has content filters to block out questionable videos, it’s still not the most kid-friendly site in the world. With that in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that Google is reportedly thinking of designing a kid-friendly version of the immensely popular video sharing hub. YouTube is reportedly developing a new kid-friendly website that […]

Ballmer’s Microsoft swan song might not be far away – CNET

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer might be leaving Microsoft a bit sooner than he expected. Turns out, he’s not terribly comfortable in his new role as an adviser on Microsoft’s board of director’s. Ballmer, who left his role as CEO earlier this year after Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella to the post, currently sits on the […]

Attackers to Basecamp: If you ever want to get back online, pay us or else

Earlier this week, Basecamp fought off a crippling Denial of Service attack targeted at them by an unnamed group of criminals. In a blog post published Monday, Basecamp officials said the attack began after they spurned a demand to pay an unspecified ransom to avoid a threatened assault on their site. The flood of data that […]

US government to end formal relationship with ICANN | Networking – InfoWorld

The United States Government this week announced plans to end its formal relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Come late 2015, the two organizations will be going their separate ways. Don’t worry, the breakup’s a mutual one. ICANN has faced growing criticism in recent years about the influence of the U.S. […]