Tag: software category

Mobile Apps

Apple launches a COVID-19 information tool for the US

March 27, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Apple has launched a new screening tool for the US in partnership with CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The tool, available both as a website and an iOS app, acts as an information center for people across […]

Development Software, Software Category

Git 2.26 Makes Protocol Version 2 the Default

March 27, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Introduced in Git 2.18, Git wire protocol version 2 is now used by default in Git latest version, 2.26. Git 2.26 also improves configuration option handling and sparse-checkouts, among other things. Git’s wire protocol defines how Git clients and servers […]

Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft previews F# 5

March 23, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft is previewing F# 5, an upgrade to the company’s open source, “functional-first” language that emphasizes interactive, analytical programming. The preview is available via the .NET 5 Preview SDK or Jupyter Notebooks for .NET. Visual Studio users on Windows will […]

Mobile Apps, Operating systems, Others

Android 11 Preview 2 hands-on: More polish and a new install method

March 19, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

It came out much later in March than we expected, but yesterday Google launched the second developer preview for Android 11, the next big version of Android due out at the end of the year. Despite the coronavirus disrupting just […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft delivers emergency patch to fix wormable Windows 10 flaw

March 12, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft on Thursday released an unscheduled fix for a critical security bug that makes it possible for attackers to remotely execute malicious code that can spread from vulnerable machine to vulnerable machine without requiring any interaction from users. The flaw, […]

Development Software, Software Category

11 reasons users still hate your software

March 2, 2020

Via: CIO

Did Lincoln say that we hate all software at least some of the time and we hate some software all of the time? He would have. Thank goodness we can’t hate all of it all of the time because, after […]

Application Software, Development Software, Software Category

Mozilla taps WebAssembly for browser security

February 27, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Mozilla is using WebAssembly-based memory sandboxing technology to improve security in the Firefox browser. Called RLBox, the technology allows Mozilla to quickly convert Firefox components to run inside a WebAssembly sandbox. Developed by university researchers, RLBox is a toolkit for […]

Software Category, System Software

Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)

February 24, 2020

Via: CIO

The truth is out there. When I was a kid, my brother and I made a UFO out of paper plates, tin foil and marbles. Then we got on the roof with our spaceship dangling from a fishing line and, […]

Development Software, Software Category

Launchable applies machine learning to software testing

January 27, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Startup Launchable, with Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of the Jenkins CI/CD platform, as a co-founder, is applying machine learning to software testing. The company’s technology predicts the likelihood of failure for each test given a change in the source code. Still […]

Application Software, Software Category

Mozilla releases patch for a severe vulnerability in Firefox that’s being actively exploited

January 9, 2020

Via: TechSpot

If you’re using Firefox as your go-to web browser, you might want to update it as soon as possible. Earlier today, Mozilla rushed out version 72.0.1 (and ESR 68.4.1) to fix a vulnerability that is actively being exploited in the […]