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Development Software, Software Category

How Building a Platform as a Product Empowered Software Engineers

July 11, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Platform engineering is about accelerating and empowering developers to deliver more product value faster over time. According to Jessica Andersson, most companies don’t invest in platform engineering until they reach a certain size. At QCon London she presented how their […]


Software Category, System Software

Time Series Database QuestDB 8.0 Improves SQL Performance and Adds ZFS Compression

July 5, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Version 8 of QuestDB, an open-source time series database designed for high-performance and efficient handling of time series data, has been released. This release includes a new VARCHAR data type as a default (over STRING) that aims to provide better […]


Development Software, Software Category

Visual Studio Code previews incoming/outgoing changes graph

July 3, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The latest update of Visual Studio Code is previewing an alternative visualization of incoming and outgoing changes. The update also includes a new tool that enhances environment discovery for Python installations. Introduced July 3, Visual Studio Code 1.91, also known […]


Application Software, Software Category

The Set Piece Strategy: Tackling Complexity in Serverless Applications

July 2, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Most of you should be familiar with the movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. There are so many things in this movie to entertain us: vibrant colors, locations, sun, water, an all-star cast, etc. If you think of moviemaking, […]


Application Software, Software Category

Your generative AI project is going to fail

July 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Your generative AI project is almost certainly going to fail. But take heart: You probably shouldn’t have been using AI to solve your business problem, anyway. This seems to be an accepted fact among the data science crowd, but that […]


Application Software, Software Category

Google could launch AI chatbots based on celebs and influencers later this year

June 25, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The chatbots will be powered by Google’s Gemini family of large language models, according to The Information’s report. There’s no word on who the virtual celebrities will be based on. This has all been done before, of course. Meta has […]


Software Security

Cybersecurity strategies for protecting data against ransomware and other threats

June 24, 2024

Via: CIO

Data volumes continue to expand at an exponential rate, with no sign of slowing down. For instance, IDC predicts that the amount of commercial data in storage will grow to 12.8 ZB by 2026. To watch 12.8 ZB worth of […]


Software Security

Biden administration bans Kaspersky software sales in US over national security concerns

June 21, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo didn’t mince words when explaining the rationale behind this step during a press briefing. “Russia has shown it has the capacity and the intent to exploit Russian companies like Kaspersky to collect and weaponize the personal […]


iOS, Operating systems

Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 17.6

June 20, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 17.6 and iPadOS 17.6 updates to public beta testers, with the betas coming a few days after the initial iOS and iPadOS 17.6 developer betas. Public beta testers can get the […]


Software Security

1Password unveils new sign-in experience and recovery codes feature

June 20, 2024

Via: BGR

With Apple releasing its own Passwords app with iOS 18, 1Password wants to ensure it’s still the go-to option for everyone’s passwords, two-step verification codes, and other sensitive information stored with end-to-end cryptography. This is why the company is unveiling […]


Application Software, Software Category

US government sues Adobe over hidden subscription termination fees and difficult cancellation process

June 18, 2024

Via: TechSpot

It’s alleged that Adobe fails to adequately disclose that cancelling one of its subscription in the first year can result in an early termination fee that can amount to hundreds of dollars. “In fact, if consumers cancel during that (annual) […]


Application Software, Software Category

Changes on the Network Could Drive Application Demand

June 14, 2024

Via: InformationWeek

Historically, application and system development have driven network infrastructure expansions, but we could soon see a reversal that warrants planning today. The sea change in network evolution is the introduction of the Wi-Fi 6 (and beyond) network protocol, which breaks […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s latest security update fixes a nasty remote code execution bug in Windows Wi-Fi driver

June 13, 2024

Via: TechSpot

A recent Windows 10 and Windows 11 Patch Tuesday update includes fixes for a potentially dangerous Wi-Fi vulnerability. Discovered within the Windows Wi-Fi Driver, CVE-2024-30078 allows malicious actors a vector for remote code execution (RCE). Despite a non-urgent sounding severity […]


Operating systems, Windows

Why Microsoft keeps adding new features to Windows 10

June 12, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft’s approach to Windows 10 has been chaotic lately. The company looks like it’s ramping up development of new Windows 10 features this summer — all while insisting it will end support for the OS in October 2025. Whether you’re […]


Mobile Apps

The Google Pay app is dead

June 11, 2024

Via: Ars Technica

Google has killed off the Google Pay app. 9to5Google reports Google’s old payments app stopped working recently, following shutdown plans that were announced in February. Google is shutting down the Google Pay app in the US, while in-store NFC payments […]


Development Software, Software Category

Oracle Linux’s UEK-Next Enables Developers to Explore and Validate the Latest Linux Development

June 6, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Oracle Linux has recently launched UEK-next, an offering that combines upstream Linux kernels with Oracle Linux patches. This allows users to preview and test the latest Linux features and hardware support before they are officially released in Oracle Linux. Beginning […]


Mobile Apps

Apple will challenge 1Password with a new Passwords app in iOS 18

June 6, 2024

Via: BGR

Every so often, Apple adds a brand new app to its suite of first-party software for the iPhone. It sounds like the latest addition will make its debut next week. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple will show off the […]


Software Security

Bridging the gap between legacy tools and modern threats: Securing the cloud today

June 5, 2024

Via: CIO

The cloud will become a cornerstone of enterprise operations as IDC estimates that by 2025, there will be over 750 million cloud-native applications globally. Additionally, over 90% of organizations anticipate employing a multi-cloud approach over the next few years. Considering […]


Application Software, Software Category

Asana to bring genAI ‘teammates’ to its work management app

June 5, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Asana is developing an AI “teammate” feature that embeds generative AI (genAI) into the flow of work for users of its work management app. The teammates — created using “trigger and action” format in Asana’s existing workflow automation tools — […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 18 Rumored to Add These 6 New Features to iPhone’s Messages App

June 3, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 in one week from now, and the update is rumored to include many new features for the Messages app on the iPhone. iOS 18 is set to be unveiled during the WWDC keynote […]