Monthly Archives: May 2019

Android Q: Cheat sheet

Android Q’s upgrades will transform your phone into an even more user-friendly and customizable environment. Here’s what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Google’s Android 10.0.

Android is still the most widely-used platform around the globe. With a market share that hasn’t shifted much since the last iteration (approximately 81.7% around the release of Android Pie), Google has a strong grip on the mobile sector. With the release of Android 10 (aka Android Q), users will get a good blend of new features and a polishing of previously released features. Some of Android Q’s new features will be eye-opening and should go a long way to cement the platform at the top of the mobile space.

How to become an iOS developer: A cheat sheet

If you are interested in pursuing a career in mobile development and don’t know where to start, here’s your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn.

As more companies adopt a mobile-first approach, iOS developers who build apps for Apple devices are in high demand, with talent shortages leading to large salaries for many of those in the field. Developers who know the necessary programming languages and other skills can create apps that enterprises and consumers use every day to make their lives more productive.

How to protect your organization’s online data: 5 tips

The wrong use of SMB, FTP, and other file storage technologies exposed 2.3 billion online files globally over the past year, according to a Digital Shadows report……

Organizations rely on various storage tools and technologies to provide online access to certain data. SMB, FTP, rsync, Amazon S3, and NAS drives are all used to make necessary files available to the people who need them. But the improper use of these technologies is exposing sensitive information and leaving those files vulnerable to attackers, according to a report released Thursday by Digital Shadows.

How to protect your network just like a bank ATM

A report out from Talos on the state of ATM malware contains lots of tips on protecting these machines from malware, and they’re just as applicable to other industries.

It’s the 10-year anniversary of the first detection of ATM malware, and Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence arm released a blog post about the state of malware that targets ATMs on Thursday.

Microsoft’s next HoloLens will have dedicated AI chip, boosting on-board processing

With the new, Microsoft-designed AI coprocessor, the HoloLens won’t be reliant on the cloud for analyzing visual data.

The second version of Microsoft’s HoloLens, the firm’s “mixed-reality” headset, will feature an on-board AI coprocessor designed by Microsoft itself, Microsoft’s AI lead Harry Shum announced in a keynote address at CVPR 2017 on Sunday.

How to improve your Mac notebook’s battery life for free with Chargeberry

Mac batteries don’t last forever. Fortunately, the free Chargeberry app simplifies monitoring and improving battery performance.

Many laptop users, including Mac professionals, are surprised to learn notebook batteries are considered consumables whose life spans don’t always match the intended life span of the laptop’s other components. Laptop batteries possess known maximum cycle counts and, as a result, lose effectiveness once they complete so many battery charge cycles.

Essential Phone PH-1 cheat sheet

The Essential Phone PH-1 is one of the most intriguing Android devices, particularly because of its connection to Android superstar Andy Rubin. Here’s what you need to know about the unique phone.

It looks as if the mobile world has come to a plateau with design. Each iteration of the latest and greatest brings fewer changes to the physical designs. The reason? Most companies seem to have found the sweet spot for their devices. However, the consumer is still in the “what have you done for me lately?” mode and wants more.