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When is Android 10 coming to my phone?

Android 10 was launched on September 3, 2019. But this being Android, unless you’re running a newish Google Pixel smartphone there is likely going to be a delay between launch and it getting to your device. How long of a delay? It depends. Could be soon. Could be next year. Could be never. Must read: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro,… Read more →

Implications of a buyers’ market for enterprise software, 2020 to 2030

Employee experience software likely to see boomlet, then consolidated There are a bevy of companies looking to improve employee engagement and experiences in a tight labor market. The big question is what part of the enterprise will make the buying decisions? Read more: As global enterprise spending on software surpasses the $1 trillion mark in the coming decade, the… Read more →

The Smart-Enough City, book review: Putting people first

The Smart-Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future • By Ben Green • MIT Press • 223 pages • ISBN: 978-0-262-03967-3 • £20 / $24.95 For a couple of months, three small potholes marred my very small street. It turns out that there’s a form on the council website: if you upload the address and a… Read more →

Apple’s biggest lie is the one it keeps telling itself

Innovation? Or enervation? So much gloss. So many words. So much sudden diversity, too. It’s as if, at Apple’s latest — and surely greatest — event, Tim Cook and his cohorts wanted to present a whole new picture and hope that no one could see the canvas had merely been painted over. Won’t you look at that midnight green? When… Read more →

Google Cloud adds microservices management, serverless to its Anthos platform

Google Cloud Platform becomes more enterprise friendly The biggest takeaway from the Google Cloud Next conference is that the company is packaging its services up in ways that’ll be more appealing to enterprises. The big trick for Google though will be adding enough account managers to service big businesses. Read more: Special Feature Special Report: Managing the Multicloud (free… Read more →

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure achieves FedRAMP authorization

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the company announced Monday. While Oracle already has a major presence in the public sector, the new authorization should open up new, lucrative opportunities for business with the federal government.  FedRAMP-authorized vendors have undergone extensive technical and security reviews, completed audits conducted by accredited third-party… Read more →

Can a Raspberry Pi 4 really replace your PC?

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with two 1920×1080 displays Image: J.A. Watson I have written several times already about the recently-released Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (see my first impressions, how-to setup, my hands-on experience, and my thoughts two months in). Now I’m going to look at one of the practical aspects that I think a lot of people have been… Read more →

Salesforce launches manufacturing, consumer product goods clouds as it expands industry efforts

Salesforce’s Parker Harris on managing complex IT integrations and handing the inevitable crisis At Salesforce TrailheaDX 2019, Parker Harris shared his advice for tech leaders on everything from multiplatform integration to managing a crisis. The Industry Cloud: Why It’s Next The industry cloud has taken off and big businesses have been built by the likes of Veeva, Rootstock and others…. Read more →

Emotet, today’s most dangerous botnet, comes back to life

Emotet, one of today’s largest and most dangerous malware botnets, has returned to life after a period of inactivity that lasted nearly four months, since the end of May this year. During that time, the botnet’s command and control (C&C) servers had been shut down, and Emotet stopped sending out commands to infected infected bots, and new email spam campaigns… Read more →

Popular consumer and enterprise routers, IoT devices contain remote access vulnerabilities

Optimizing IoT for blueberry farms: A learning experience for Intel ZDNet’s Stephanie Condon tells Karen Roby how Intel improved its Connected Logistics Platform after conducting a pilot project with blueberry farmers. Read more: As our devices become smarter and Internet-connected, the potential attack surface for cyberattackers increases.  It is not possible for any machine or device with Internet connectivity… Read more →

US government demands data on thousands of gun scope app users

A scanner app with 100 million downloads starts to deliver malware An Android Google play app, available since 2010, has recently started installing malware. Federal investigators have demanded information belonging to at least 10,000 users of a gun scoping app from Apple and Google.  As reported by Forbes, the unprecedented data demand revolves around a single mobile application, Obsidian 4,… Read more →

Database leaks data on most of Ecuador’s citizens, including 6.7 million children

Quito, Ecuador Image: Reiseuhu The personal records of most of Ecuador’s population, including children, has been left exposed online due to a misconfigured database, ZDNet has learned. The database, an Elasticsearch searver, was discovered two weeks ago by vpnMentor security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, who shared their findings exclusively with ZDNet. Together, we worked to analyze the leaking… Read more →