Apple released the iOS 11.1.2 update to address an iPhone X issue that made it temporarily unresponsive in cold weather. The update also fixed a distortion issue on Live photos and video.
Google revealed plans to double its workforce in Japan at a new office in Tokyo, with additional goals of expanding cloud service, big data and machine learning. The company is hoping the move will make it more competitive with Amazon and Microsoft in Asia.
Intel unveiled its line of 5G chips to be released in 2019. "5G lets you slice the network so service providers can provide different levels of service, where they can target the internet of things, phone service, or enterprise service on top of the same network infrastructure," Intel's Alex Quach said.
UC San Diego Health is moving electronic health records to the cloud to improve security. One hospital has installed iPads in patient rooms to offer easy access to medical records, and the university has partnered with IBM to offer artificial intelligence at a senior living center.
Smartphones account for most of the half-hour rise in total media usage each day over the past year. That's according to Nielsen, which notes a 43% gain in smartphone usage in the second quarter from a year earlier, putting the latest daily total at almost 2.5 hours.
WhatsApp's Delete for Everyone feature allows users with second thoughts to expunge messages they regret. Android Jefe has found, however, that Android users can still read the messages on the Notification Log on their phones.
Lyft will be onboarding 12 of Kamcord's 15 employees as part of its deal to acquire the livestreaming and social media company. Kamcord, which has struggled to compete with the dominant players in its field, will shut down as a separate service.
A study conducted by Sandia National Laboratories and sponsored by the Department of Defense will outfit ethical hackers with monitors to measure biological responses while performing simulated cyberattacks. The results will help researchers find out how difficult it is for hackers to launch attacks on different hardware and software.
Microsoft has released a patch for Microsoft Office that will address a vulnerability in the equation editor. The flaw has been present since 2000 and was exploitable, although security features were integrated in 2010 to mitigate risk.
A cybersecurity initiative by New York City is seeking private partners. Cyber NYC will focus on the development of a cyber center, as well as talent development and research.
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