Microsoft brings support for Arm-based AI chips to Windows

Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform that’s designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (SNPE) for Windows toolkit. The hardware arrives alongside support in Windows for neural processing units (NPUs), or dedicated chips tailored for AI- and machine learning-specific workloads.

Link: Microsoft brings support for Arm-based AI chips to Windows
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Microsoft’s new Power Apps feature turns sketches into apps

Showcasing its investments in AI, Microsoft today announced Power Apps Express Design, a new feature in the company’s no-code/low-code Power Apps service that can convert an uploaded PDF, PowerPoint, Figma design files, screenshots, or hand-drawn sketch into a working app (after some fiddling). Unveiled at Build 2022, Microsoft said that Express Design employs “industry-leading” AI to scan inputs and produce working app controls backed with data storage.

Link: Microsoft’s new Power Apps feature turns sketches into apps
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What’s new for Microsoft Edge at Build 2022

Another year around the sun, and we’re back at Build to talk about—you guessed it—what’s new for developers with Microsoft Edge. We started this journey 2.5 years ago when we released the latest version of Microsoft Edge built on the Chromium open-source engine and we can’t wait to talk about…

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Microsoft’s new Dev Box is a developer workstation in the cloud

At its virtual Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced the private preview launch of the Microsoft Dev Box, a new virtual developer workstation in the cloud. It’s no secret that it can often be quite a bit of a process for developers to set up a new physical machine according to their needs.

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Microsoft launches deeper integrations between its data products

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced what it calls its “Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform.” That’s not so much a new platform but an effort to bring the company’s existing database, analytics and governance services closer together. As Rohan Kumar, Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Azure Data told me, the shift towards this platform approach started a few years ago.

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Vultr will now let you rent a share of Nvidia’s A100 GPUs in its cloud

Vultr, the cloud platform that specializes in providing access to basic infrastructure services at a relatively low cost, today announced the launch of Vultr Talon, a new service that will offer developers access to virtualized GPUs, starting with Nvidia’s A100 Tensor Core GPU, with prices as low as $0.134/hour (or $90/month) for access to a twentieth of the compute power of an A100.

Link: Vultr will now let you rent a share of Nvidia’s A100 GPUs in its cloud
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Microsoft: Credit card skimmers are switching techniques to hide their attacks

Microsoft threat researchers have observed a change in tactics used by card-skimming malware. Over the past decade, card skimming has been dominated by so-called Magecart malware that relies on JavaScript code to inject scripts into checkout pages and deliver malware that captures and steals payment card details.

Link: Microsoft: Credit card skimmers are switching techniques to hide their attacks
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Zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome and Android exploited by commercial spyware

The Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed that of the nine zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Chrome, Android, Apple and Microsoft that it reported in 2021, five were in use by a single commercial surveillance company. Did I hear someone say Pegasus? An educated guess, but wrong in this case.

Link: Zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome and Android exploited by commercial spyware
via blog.malwarebytes.com

2022’s Top 10 Mobile Events For Monetization Professionals

As the industry continues to grow, it seems that another mobile event pops up each week. To make sure you’re not wasting your time (and money), it’s helpful to take these steps ahead of the event.

Define your goals
Plan your conference itinerary with that goal in mind

If your main goal is to…

Link: 2022’s Top 10 Mobile Events For Monetization Professionals
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Why India needs strong cyber security norms to curb misuse of VPNs

After concerns were raised over the new cyber-security directives by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), industry experts said on Sunday that if the new guidelines are strictly enforced, corporate and enterprise virtual private networks (VPNs) will have to compulsory report…

Link: Why India needs strong cyber security norms to curb misuse of VPNs
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Royal Apple expands overseas with Microsoft Advertising

Royal Apple juices and promise of quality
Royal Apple began its campaign with paid search ads to drive awareness. After that, they were approached by the Microsoft Advertising team about piloting a new set of tools called Multi-platform campaigns. Multi-platform campaigns are a unified solution…

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