For the last couple of years, my wife and I have relied on an ancient Garmin GPS for long road trips, in part because it had a useful feature that Google Maps lacked: speed limits. We might end up switching soon, because Google has begun rolling out the feature to Google Maps on iOS and Android…
Link: Google Maps will now display speed limits for its Android and iOS apps
Cloud computing is a fast moving beast, with new trends and technologies popping up all the time. Last year we predicted serverless and Kubernetes to maintain their strong momentum, and that the ‘big three’ vendors would maintain their stranglehold on the market.
Some of that held true, but…
Link: Cloud computing trends for 2019
The Cloud Explorer tool installed automatically with Azure Workloads in Visual Studio 2017 now sports additional functionality for interacting with the Azure IoT Hub. IoT-specific concerns are increasingly making their way into a variety of development tools, of which the latest example is Cloud Explorer for VS 2017, downloaded some 2.3 million times and installed 3,709 times from the Visual Studio Marketplace to help developers “View your cloud resources, inspect their properties, and perform key developer actions from within Visual Studio.” Now, the IoT Hub is among those “cloud resources” whose properties can be inspected, says Chaoyi Yuan, software engineer for IoT tools, in the VS blog.
Link: Cloud Explorer (VS 2017 Azure Workload) Gets IoT Update — Visual Studio Magazine
Despite the news being inundated with hacks, cons and scams surrounding cryptocurrencies and exchanges, the truth remains that actual blockchains have yet to be compromised in their immutable and unhackable nature.
Blockchains are epitomised by security and safety when it comes to storing data…
Link: Bettering Threat Intelligence And Cyber Security A New Role For Blockchain?
YouTube is currently in the process of updating its mobile app to make navigation through videos more convenient for users. The company announced that the update would be rolled out this week that would allow users to move forward and backward through the videos you are watching with a horizontal sweeping gesture.
Link: YouTube tweaks its mobile apps for a better viewing experience
You’re about to fire up a video-conferencing app you’ve used dozens of times before. Your colleagues have already joined the call. Suddenly, a vicious ransomware virus launches in its place, encrypting all your files.
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, such fine-grained targeted…
Link: AI Malware: How Hackers Can Use Artificial Intelligence Against You
We all knew that it was coming. In fact, it was almost inevitable before the journey had even begun. Microsoft is calling it a day in the smartphone world by issuing an End of Support document for Windows 10 Mobile which calls for users to move away to one of the two big mobile platforms. Microsoft has pushed out the “Windows 10 Mobile End of Support: FAQ” page which exists to ask and answer an array of popular questions that the company believes its user will ask, or which they have already been asking.
Link: Switch To iOS Or Android Says Microsoft As It Pulls The Plug On Windows 10 Mobile