Google is going to make it easier for Android users to install alternative app stores on their devices. The update, which will roll out with Android 12, will allow third-party stores to install and update apps without requiring user permission. . It would be silly not to ignore the context of what’s happening currently with the Apple vs Epic Games lawsuit.
Link: Google’s making a big change to Android 12 that makes Apple look bad
Welcome to Protocol | Enterprise, your comprehensive roundup of everything you need to know about the week in cloud and enterprise software. This Thursday: why cloud service portfolios are starting to look more and more alike, why Taylor Swift concert tickets might depend on edge computing, and a farewell to one of the most notorious products in Microsoft history.
Link: Why AWS and Google Cloud copied each other
Learn how you can fully use OneDrive on a Mac, just as you can in Windows. Microsoft OneDrive is available for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and macOS. Mac users can set up OneDrive Personal or OneDrive for Business to back up and sync files from their computer. The process for customizing OneDrive on a Mac is similar to that in Windows, though there are some differences.
Link: How to set up and use Microsoft OneDrive on a Mac
More than a decade ago, Apple ran an ad in which a guy known as “PC” sneezed repeatedly as he explained computer viruses to a confused fellow called “Mac.” “You better stay back; this one’s a doozy,” said comedian John Hodgman, who plays PC in the ad. “Do not be a hero. Last year there were 114,000 known viruses for PCs.” “PCs, not Macs,” Justin Long, playing the Apple computer, says just before PC collapses.
Link: Apple cites ‘significant’ malware on Mac while defending iOS App Store in Fortnite trial
Spotify is rolling out music and podcast search filters on its iOS and Android apps. When you type in something, you’ll soon see tab filters under the search bar. Tapping on one refines the search results. The filters include top results, artists, songs, playlists, albums, podcasts & shows,…
Link: Spotify adds handy search filters to its mobile apps
Linux on Chrome OS finally leaving beta, Android 11 coming to Chromebooks
Google detailed several significant updates coming to Chrome OS at I/O 2021
May 20, 2021
12:03 PM EDT
Link: Linux on Chrome OS finally leaving beta, Android 11 coming to Chromebooks
A top Apple exec has said that Mac malware has now exceeded Apple’s level of tolerance, and framed security as the reason for keeping iPhones locked to the App Store, during testimony defending Apple in a lawsuit with Fortnite maker Epic Games. “Today, we have a level of malware on the Mac that we don’t find acceptable,” he said in response to questions from Apple’s lawyers, as ZDNet sister site CNET reports.
Link: Apple isn’t happy about the amount of Mac malware out there
Virtual infrastructures are, at heart, like physical infrastructures. You might be able to deploy virtual machines at massive scale, but you still need to manage them. That means keeping them on the same security baseline, running the latest patches, and all without taking down networks of ten, a hundred, or even many thousands of servers. .
Link: Microsoft Azure: This new tool makes it easier to manage virtual machines in the cloud
Apple’s software engineering head Craig Federighi had a tricky task in the Epic v. Apple trial: explaining why the Mac’s security wasn’t good enough for the iPhone.
Mac computers have an official Apple App Store, but they also allow downloading software from the internet or a third-party store….
Link: Apple wants users to trust iOS, but it doesn’t trust iOS users
Three years after Chrome OS first started offering support for Linux apps, the feature is leaving beta, the search giant announced during a Google I/O 2021 developer session. It’s happening in Chrome OS’s “next release,” which Android Central notes is version 91, due to enter the stable channel…
Link: Chrome OS’s Linux app support is leaving beta
Apple’s Mac computers are not immune to malware. It might not be as common to come across Mac malware compared to Windows, but that’s because there are way more Windows computers in existence compared to Mac, but like we said, Macs are not immune to malware as it does happen from time to time. However, it seems that even though it seems less frequent compared to Windows, it is at a level that Apple finds unacceptable.
Link: Apple Exec Thinks The Mac Has An ‘Unacceptable’ Malware Problem
Security researchers discovered that personal data of more than 100 million Android users has been exposed due to various misconfigurations of cloud services. The data was found in unprotected real-time databases used by 23 apps with download counts ranging from 10,000 to 10 million and also includes internal developer resources.
Link: Data of 100+ million Android users exposed via misconfigured cloud services