RIP Nexus 5 | Tech Talk Today 144

RIP Nexus 5 | Tech Talk Today 144

Some critical security news, then Microsoft expands Cortona, Apple is a little creepy, Google ends sales on the Nexus 5 & much more!

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Adobe Flash Update Plugs 11 Security Holes — Krebs on Security

The newest, patched version is for Windows and Mac users. Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x, should automatically update to version

Exclusive: Microsoft’s digital assistant to head to Android, Apple devices | Reuters

“This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana, which we are working on now for the fall time frame,” said Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research and a part of the Einstein project, in an interview at the company’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters. Horvitz and Microsoft declined comment on any plan to take Cortana beyond Windows.

Epic Google snafu leaks hidden whois data for 280,000 domains | Ars Technica

The 282,867 domains counted by Cisco Systems’ researchers account for 94 percent of the addresses Google Apps has registered through a partnership with registrar eNom.

Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs his liver, and other revelations from new biography | Cult of Mac

After discovering that he shared a rare blood type with his sick colleague, and undergoing a battery of tests at a hospital “far from the Bay Area, since he didn’t want to be recognized,” Cook offered his liver to Jobs — only for Steve to turn it down.

Google is done selling the Nexus 5 | The Verge

A Google spokesperson told The Verge today that “while some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners), our focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time.”

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