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Cisco study: How ready are companies to manage security threats?

Cisco study: How ready are companies to manage security threats?

I recently attended a press event where Cisco shared its 2024 Cybersecurity Readiness Index report. It gives an overview of the global cybersecurity landscape and evaluates how well-equipped organizations are to handle present-day cybersecurity risks. If you're interested in learning about the threats organizations face worldwide, the difficulties they encounter, and their readiness from a cybersecurity standpoint, I recommend reading this article. The report contains
Motorola unveils the Edge 30 Ultra, Edge 30 Fusion, and Edge 30 Neo

Motorola unveils the Edge 30 Ultra, Edge 30 Fusion, and Edge 30 Neo

Motorola unveiled three new and exciting Android smartphones at a special event that took place on September 8th, in Milan, Italy. After the (fairly) recent launch of the new Edge 30, announced on August 18, rumors were that other new Edge phones were on their way, and now we know that to be true. The smartphones Motorola revealed this evening are the Edge 30 Ultra,
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, Z Fold4, Buds2 Pro, Watch5, and Watch5 Pro are here!

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, Z Fold4, Buds2 Pro, Watch5, and Watch5 Pro are here!

Today, Samsung has launched several exciting devices. First, we have the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, which are available for pre-order and will be shipped starting August 26th. We also have Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, promising to deliver better audio quality and active noise cancellation, and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro - the first wearables to feature the new Wear OS 3.
POCO X4 Pro 5G: Flashy Android mid-ranger for young audiences!

POCO X4 Pro 5G: Flashy Android mid-ranger for young audiences!

POCO X4 Pro 5G is one of the latest smartphones that aims to deliver a flagship-like experience at a reasonable price of approximately 330 USD / 300 Euro. It was showcased for the first time during the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona. We’ve been at the Xiaomi/POCO stand, used it, photographed it for a couple of minutes, and we’re now ready to share our
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro & Pro 360: Portability & promising specs!

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro & Pro 360: Portability & promising specs!

At Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, Samsung showcased their new Galaxy Book 2 Pro series, a flagship lineup of ultraportable Windows laptops featuring the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 with S Pen functionality and Galaxy Book 2 Pro with (or without) 5G. Both are available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch sizes; they look great and have some exciting features. To learn more about these laptops,
Synology DiskStation Manager 7: Beta available, free update coming in 2021

Synology DiskStation Manager 7: Beta available, free update coming in 2021

Synology makes some of the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions on the market, and they are all powered by its DiskStation Manager (DSM) software platform. In our reviews, we always appreciated the flexibility and ease of use of DSM. Synology is now working on finalizing a new version of its software - DSM 7.0, which promises to bring many upgrades and new features to
What's new in Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

What's new in Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

The autumnal October 2020 Update (version 20H2) for Windows 10 is out and brings a few new things designed to streamline our experience with this operating system. While this update doesn't come with as many new features as previous ones, that's not necessarily a bad thing. In a way, it looks more like a service pack aimed at improving stability and fixing bugs. Are you
AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen 5000 processors are coming (specs, prices, release date)

AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen 5000 processors are coming (specs, prices, release date)

In an online event that was held on YouTube, AMD's CEO Lisa Su announced the official launch of the company's new Ryzen 5000 series processors. Obviously, the focus of the presentation was underlining the improvements brought by the new Zen 3 architecture and the increase in performance offered by the Ryzen 5000s. Here's what's coming this November, from AMD: Welcome to AMD's Zen 3
What's new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

What's new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

The Spring of 2020 has arrived and, just like it did in the last few years, Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new major update for Windows 10. Initially, everyone thought it would be called April 2020 Update. However, Microsoft decided to postpone it, and call it May 2020 Update. This update brings several new features, improvements, tweaks, and many fixes to Windows 10.
5 places to get live updates for COVID-19 in the US

5 places to get live updates for COVID-19 in the US

We are all affected by COVID-19, so it makes sense to want to get live updates about the pandemic, especially if you're living in the United States, the latest Coronavirus epicenter. However, finding reliable sources online can prove to be a challenge. If you live in the US and want to keep an eye on how the situation is progressing, here are five places to
Why IoT devices like Amazon Echo are a target for attackers, and how to protect yourself

Why IoT devices like Amazon Echo are a target for attackers, and how to protect yourself

Key reinstallation attacks or KRACK are cyberattacks that exploit a vulnerability in the way WiFi networks encrypt and transmit data, with the aim of stealing what is transmitted over the network. Such attacks can result in theft of sensitive information or can be used as man-in-the-middle attacks, serving the victim a fake website or injecting malicious code into a legitimate site. Recently, researchers from ESET
What's new in Windows 10 November 2019 Update?

What's new in Windows 10 November 2019 Update?

In November 2019, Microsoft has scheduled the release of the next feature update for Windows 10, bringing it to version 1909. However, this update does not bring significant new features or changes, like previous updates. For November 2019 Update, Microsoft has changed its focus to fixing bugs, and the update comes with smaller fixes and improvements. Most of them are related to fine-tuning how Windows
Sony WI-1000XM2 - The premium neckband with excellent noise cancellation

Sony WI-1000XM2 - The premium neckband with excellent noise cancellation

Sony had a busy time during IFA Berlin. Besides launching the new Xperia 5, they also announced some interesting neckband earphones - the Sony WI-1000XM2. It is a light product, with a classic design, and some interesting hardware features. This new model has an in-line remote similar to wired earbuds, which allows you to quickly adjust the volume, pause what you are listening to, and
Huawei announces new variants for the P30 Pro, and the beta for EMUI 10

Huawei announces new variants for the P30 Pro, and the beta for EMUI 10

At IFA Berlin, Huawei has made many announcements, both for new chips that are going to be used in their future smartphones, and for new products. One unexpected move is that they also launched new color variants of their existing flagship - the Huawei P30 Pro. Here is how the new smartphones look, and when Huawei customers are going to get access to the new
Sony announces Xperia 5 - A high-end smartphone with cool features

Sony announces Xperia 5 - A high-end smartphone with cool features

At IFA Berlin, Sony announced the launch of a new smartphone. It is called Xperia 5, and it's part of the Sony flagship series, with a thin and compact design. Sony Xperia 5 has most of the features found on the Xperia 1, in a smaller form, while at the same time keeping the high quality 21:19 aspect ratio display. The smartphone also has a
What's new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update? 13 new features!

What's new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update? 13 new features!

On May 21st, 2019, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10, called Windows May 2019 Update. It is a significant upgrade bringing several improvements to Windows 10, specifically to the user interface and the security features of the operating system. If you want to know what is new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and whether it is worth updating sooner rather than
Samsung is getting rid of notches and holes with upcoming Galaxy A80

Samsung is getting rid of notches and holes with upcoming Galaxy A80

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A80 brings excellent news to smartphone addicts everywhere. Gone are the frustrations caused by that pesky notch at the top of your display, gone the sad mornings crying in your coffee because you have to scroll (again!) an extra half an inch when catching up on social media. If you want to know about the history of the terrible notch, and
Google giving European users a choice of browser & search engine, while getting fined, again!

Google giving European users a choice of browser & search engine, while getting fined, again!

Google has announced on March 19th, through a blog post by their SVP of global affairs Kent Walker, that they intend to "do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available." This probably means they are going to present users with a browser-ballot, similar to the one the European Commission imposed on Microsoft in 2009.