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Linux 5.7 Gets A Unified/User - Space - Access - Intended Accelerator Framework

This driver is for enabling the AES-GCM encryption/decryption engine found with the Xilinx ZynqMP.More details on all of the crypto changes for Linux 5.7 via this pull request

Previous patch series for UACCE have also brought up the possibility of extending this accelerator-focused framework for offering other features.HiSilicon's QM driver is the initial user of this framework.UACCE comes as part of the crypto subsystem pull.

UACCE was described in its patch series as providing "Shared Virtual Addressing (SVA) between accelerators and processes.

Linux 5.7 is progressing through its two-week merge window and while only a quarter of the way through, it's certainly seeing a number of interesting and new drivers.The crypto subsystem is introducing the UACCE driver, which was worked on by Linaro and HiSilicon.

The Linux 5.7 crypto subsystem updates include new drivers.

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How to use Microsoft Power Automate to create simple email notifications

SEE: How to work from home: IT pro's guidebook to telecommuting and remote work (TechRepublic Premium) Create simple notifications with Microsoft Power Automate For the record, Power Automate is the rebranded name for Microsoft Flow.

This how-to tutorial shows you how to create and run an automated notification task using Microsoft Power Automate.

For users of Windows 10 or Office 365, simple automation can best be achieved with an online workflow service known as Microsoft Power Automate.

Simple automation in Windows 10 and Office 365 can be achieved with an online workflow service known as Microsoft Power Automate.

When you log in, you will see an extensive list of templates you can use to automate common tasks involving Windows 10 and Office 365 applications and features, as shown in Figure A. Figure A As an example, we will create an automated notification to alert us with an email when a certain item is available on Amazon.

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Get a year of Amazon Prime for free on TalkTalk

TalkTalk's fibre broadband and TV bundle combines a few things we all need at the moment: fast, affordable internet, binge-worthy television channels, and the luxury of free 1-day home-delivery via Amazon Prime.

The provider's Fairer Broadband statement promises that when "existing loyal customers come to an end of their contract, we offer them better value or the same package available to new customers."

Nearly all broadband connections in the UK are maintained by Openreach, which announced it would prioritize the "repair and maintenance of connections that support critical national infrastructure, essential public services, vulnerable customers and those without service".

Despite limitations on installation, you can still switch your broadband provider in most cases without support from an engineer.

Customers on BT, Plusnet, NOW Broadband and Sky will not need to call an engineer to switch to TalkTalk.

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Apple presses ahead with multiple product launches

In addition to Apple's own services such as FaceTime, developers have been able to communicate with each other using applications such as Slack and Jabber.

Bloomberg quotes an internal communication about maintaining secrecy under these unusual conditions: "Whether you're working at home or at the office, it's always critical to keep confidential work confidential.

Apple has of course had to come up with new ways of working to accommodate health concerns.

New models of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, MacBook Pro and iMac are said to be in development, among other products; and this follows the launch of a new MacBook Air, iPad Pro and Powerbeats headphones in March.

Read more about our expectations for the new future in What to expect at WWDC 2020 and Apple predictions 2020.

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Score double the minutes and data with any Tello mobile plan from $5/month

Tello is an affordable, prepaid service which uses Sprint's network and has a variety of plans for less than $20 monthly.

Thanks to Tello's latest deal for new and existing subscribers, you'll score double the data and twice the amount of minutes on the plan you choose through May 31!

Tello's plans are already competitively priced compared to other service providers, and today's offer really helps blow the others out of the competition.

Twice As Nice Tello is offering twice the data and twice the minutes of the plan you're subscribed to through the end of May!

Limited Time Only One of the greatest features of Tello is its ability to let you customize your service by choosing the number of minutes or amount of data you need separately from one another.

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Apple acquires Dark Sky and will shut down their weather app for Android

Apple acquires Dark Sky and will shut down the weather app for Android and Wear OS Apple has always been about improving its own ecosystem and growing and improving its “walled garden,” but one app from this ecosystem that has not seen a major overhaul in quite some time is its own Weather app.

There were some alternatives, however, and one of them included Dark Sky, an alternative weather app for iOS, Android, and Wear OS.

The app has also been rebranded as “Dark Sky by Apple”.

One of the possible following steps for Apple, then, is that they might roll it into iOS natively at some point, merging it with the existing Weather app.

Dark Sky serves as a weather provider for apps and services like Carrot Weather, DuckDuckGo, Microsoft, Yelp, and more, and this will affect these apps, so it needs to be a more gradual phase-out.

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GTFO's large Infection update is now available

The large Infection update is now available for GTFO.

GTFO’s Infection update is live and adds additional levels to the action-horror first-person shooter through a new environment laid out over 10 new maps.

You can see some of what to expect in the developer playthrough of one of the new levels below.

If you want an idea of what to expect in the game, give our GTFO preview a read.

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Apple tests its secrecy somewhere new: Employee homes

As part of its shift to working at home, Apple has also sent employees tips on ergonomic work setups, offered to reimburse staff for purchases of desks and computer monitors and has published responses to workers’ concerns about Covid-19.

As part of the work-from-home order, Apple has clamped down on which employees are allowed to take home future versions of software, including the next release of iOS, the platform that runs the iPhone and iPad.

In early March, in a contrast to its normal practices, Apple started allowing engineers to take home early versions of future devices to continue work during the lockdown period.

Now, working from home, some are finding it hard to adjust and there have been minor hardware development setbacks, according to Apple employees who asked not to be named talking about company matters.

To lighten the mood in an otherwise traumatic period, Apple started a contest for employees to share photos of their work from home setup.

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Can you preorder or upgrade to the Xbox Series X via Xbox All Access

If you have an Xbox All Access contract, you'll have the option to extend it when the Xbox Series X launches to get an upgrade.

Xbox All Access is a contract option for spreading the cost of an Xbox One console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, providing online access to Xbox Live and hundreds of instant games.

There's 0 percent interest/APR, meaning that you are only paying for the console and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions over 24 months.

To upgrade to the Xbox Series X, according to Microsoft's answers on Amazon, you'll have the option to either pay off the remaining balance on your existing Xbox One console obtained via this subscription to keep it, or trade it-in towards the Xbox Series X to reduce the overall monthly payments.

The Xbox One S and X can be upgraded to the Xbox Series X without any additional fees.

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With broadband installations now a no-go, 4G home broadband deals are your saviour

If you don't...it's time to get creative and look at 4G home broadband deals.

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View Deal Unlike regular broadband, 4G home broadband operates through air waves instead of cables.

However, both 4G home broadband and mobile broadband will be faster than ADSL regular internet and in most situations, will keep up or even exceed fibre internet.

No honour among thieves - how cybercriminals are exploiting the ongoing pandemic

With so many employees working remotely, social engineering attackers could more convincingly call into the help desk to get user credentials reset, as this would be chalked down to a common hiccough associated with the onboarding of a significant number of remote access users.

As the scale of the need to support remote workers appeared so quickly, it’s possible that in the rush to get more remote access appliances online as quickly as possible, organisations may have bypassed traditional security reviews and change management procedures.

Whilst flexible working policies have been part and parcel of the modern workplace for some time, the sudden introduction of remote access solutions at scale is introducing additional work and complexity to an already overworked IT and security staff.

Our security research teams have identified a number of instances where bad actors are preying on the worries of the public, tainting the good work of people and institutions trying to help, and taking advantage of our increasingly remote workforce for profit.

Network changes during a crisis are difficult, and may not be seen as top priority, so many organisations unaccustomed to supporting a large number of remote workers may well have been left vulnerable.

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Your first impression to an employer doesn't come in the form of the interview, though: It comes from your resume.

These three free TechRepublic PDF downloads are filled with strategies to help you do just that.

There are plenty of ways to make your resume nothing but fodder for the recycle bin, and it's perilously easy to make a mistake like one of the 20 covered in this downloadable PDF.

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11 Apps That'll Make Working From Home Way More Enjoyable

If you need a little push, downloading some must-have work from home apps can help you create a professional, productive, and focused environment.

It aids with personal and professional project management and will aggregate apps that you and your team already use (like Dropbox, Jira, Slack, Google Drive, InVision, Evernote, and more).

Rely on Trello, an organizational app, for interactive and shared task keeping while you and your coworkers are working from home.

This organizational app will keep track of where you are spending your time so that you can not only bill accurately, but also manage your schedule and efforts as well.

Zoom is a high def video conference app that allows you to not only get face time with your employees, but also present documents and charts in real time.

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New York State Announces COVID-19 Technology SWAT Team

New York State has announced the formation of a new technology service partnership program that aims to accelerate the state’s technological response to COVID-19.

The initiative is specifically encouraging partnerships with individuals that work in product management, software development/engineering, hardware deployment & end-user support, data science, operations management, and design.

The initiative is, however, placing priority on finding teams from a single organization that can “assist in the State’s coronavirus response for 90-day service deployments.”

The announcement summarized the initiative by stating that: “New York State is launching technology-driven products with leading global tech companies to accelerate and amplify our response to COVID-19.

Individuals from leading global technology companies are being deployed across high-impact and urgent coronavirus response activities.”

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How to use an iPhone or Android device as the security key for your Google account

Figure D How to set up an iPhone as your security key for your Google account 1.

SEE: Google Cloud Platform: An insider's guide (free PDF) (TechRepublic) How to set up an Android phone as your security key for your Google account 1.

Using your phone as your security key means you don't need to deal with PINs or codes sent via text message or phone call to verify Google account sign-ins on a computer.

Image: Andy Wolber / TechRepublic Google offers a variety of ways to add two-step verification to better protect and secure your account, but the simplest option may be to register your phone as your means of verification, which you can do on an Android or iPhone.

Figure F How to use your Android or iPhone as your security key for your Google account 1.

With broadband installations now a no-go, 4G home broadband deals are your saviour

If you don't...it's time to get creative and look at 4G home broadband deals.

Three Home Broadband with Huawei AI Cube | 12-month contract | £42 upfront | Unlimited data | £32 a month Three is an all-round winner for 4G home broadband.

View Deal EE Mobile Broadband with 4GEE Home Router | 18-month contract | 100GB data | £35 a month Obviously, the major benefit to EE is its speeds.

View Deal Unlike regular broadband, 4G home broadband operates through air waves instead of cables.

However, both 4G home broadband and mobile broadband will be faster than ADSL regular internet and in most situations, will keep up or even exceed fibre internet.

Microsoft’s new browser tool will save you from accidentally tweeting something insensitive

Its Editor function can flag insensitive or noninclusive speech in Word , for example, and now that same functionality can accompany you as you write tweets, Facebook posts, and emails as well.

All you have to do is download the company’s new Microsoft Editor extension, which works in either Edge or Chrome (it will be available in about a week).

If you write, “We need to get some fresh blood in here,” Editor is likely to underline “fresh blood” and suggest “new employees” instead.

Microsoft says the Editor function can help “eliminate biases based on gender, age, ability, and more.”

The Editor feature can also offer suggestions to improve fluency, conciseness, and readability.

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Microsoft Rebrands Office 365, Adds Family-Oriented Features

The new Microsoft Teams will include a family dashboard (similar to the Google Families or Apple Family dashboard), which gives you an overview of your family and their screen-time, school assignments, Google Calendar, and current location.

And if you’re currently using Quickbooks or one of many budgeting apps, then the Excel Money tool might stand as a cheaper alternative, considering all the extra perks that come with a Microsoft 365 subscription.

Other updates include a universal version of Microsoft Editor, the Grammarly-like text editing tool, and the ability to link bank accounts to Excel for personal budgeting.

The new Microsoft 365 rebrand, which costs $7 a month for personal use and $10 a month for family use, is a massive push toward families and household use.

Some of these features already existed on iOS devices through the Microsoft Family Safety tools, but Microsoft is fully integrating them with Teams and opening them to all Android and iOS devices by the end of the year.

Microsoft 365 subscription offers AI assistance in Word, PowerPoint

Current subscribers of Office 365 Personal and Home will be migrated to Microsoft 365 versions from April 21.

The tool will be available all who have access to a free Microsoft account, accessible via the Office browser extension for Microsoft Edge and soon for Google Chrome, as well as Microsoft's tool suite, though subscribers of Microsoft 365 will benefit from further advanced features.

Microsoft 365 provides access to a collection of extra tools on top of what is currently offered as part of Office 365.

Microsoft Word editor view, in the new Microsoft 365 From April 21, consumer customers of Office 365 will be moved to a rebranded version titled Microsoft 365.

Microsoft is offering an enhanced form of its Office 365 subscription for consumers, with the new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions adding a number of extra cloud-based features to the online productivity suite to assist with working, security, and communications.

Save with the tiny Sabrent Rocket Nano 512GB portable SSD at $80 off

The Sabrent Rocket Nano 512GB USB 3.2 portable solid state drive is down to $99.99 at Newegg.

Save on storage The Nano's built-in USB 3.2 interface provides speeds of up to 1000 MB/s, 9x faster than traditional external HDDs, so you can transfer and backup large data files and 4K videos in seconds.

That's the beauty of the Sabrent Rocket Nano, especially when it's down to this low price instead of inflated like portable SSDs tend to be.

Its built-in USB 3.2 interface provides speeds of up to 1000 MB/s meaning you can transfer and backup large amounts of data and 4K videos in seconds.

If Sabrent Rocket Nano isn't the right option for you, check out our list of the best portable SSDs in 2020 for some other choice picks.

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Ionic's Stencil Component Compiler Design Considerations -- Adam Bradley at DotJS2019

The Stencil compiler can output, from the same source, any of the following and more: lazy-loading components, legacy ES5 and SystemJS components for IE11 support, bundled custom elements library, framework bindings, NodeJS hydrating script supporting server-side rendering and pre-rendering.

Ionic also crafted a component compiler called Stencil which operates purely at build time, is complementary to existing frameworks, and can compile a component description to several framework component models.

However, adopting a given component model for Ionic meant that any bug fix or design improvement would only be available for the component model’s framework, thus forcing to duplicate work across frameworks.

Adam Bradley, creator of StencilJS and co-creator of Ionic Framework, reviewed at dotjs2019 the design and architecture that went into Stencil, a component compiler which generates framework-agnostic components.

As a primary example, Ionic provides genuine Angular components to Angular developers, and genuine React component for React developers, from the same source code.

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Maxis offers free data up to 20GB and free data for productivity apps

For learning, Maxis is offering free data usage for its eKelas As announced a few days ago, Maxis also provides free data to access a list of websites on their network.

To help businesses operate remotely, Maxis is offering 6-month free subscription for Managed Unified Communications via Microsoft Teams for Teams Phone System and Teams Calling packages.

Hotlink customers can also redeem free internet via the Hotlink rewards program on the Hotlink RED app.

For Hotlink prepaid customers, you can get 20GB of free data with the purchase of HotlinkMU ‘#StayHome’ Internet pass.

For Maxis, Maxis Business and Hotlink Postpaid plans, the green telco is offering free 3GB Mobile Internet pass.