News by ‘Dianne Jacobs’

Apple Inc. Acquires Beddit, a sleep-tracking company

Apple recently acquired Beddit Sleep Monitor, an app and sleep system designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone. As first reported by CNBC, Beddit has updated the privacy section of its website to note the acquisition and confirm that consumer data is now...

Microsoft Patches 56 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google’s Project Zero cyber-security...

Android Wear 2.0 on Huawei Watch is finally here

Android Wear 2.0 has finally rolled out to the original Huawei Watch. Despite its popularity and the fact that it was one of the few models to support the new software’s extended beta program, it has only now gotten the final release. Of course, there’s...

Machine learning set to Impact Online Security

Artificial Intelligence Technology moves swiftly. Nowhere is that more accurate than in the current state of machine learning. A lack of awareness of security issues in the C-Suite and among employees is part of the problem, but the major cause is the enormous complexity of modern infrastructure...

Report: Smartphone owners use 9 apps per day

Mobile’s continued global growth is evident when looking at market-level data.  In 2016, smartphone users downloaded over 90 billion apps on the iOS App Store and Google Play, and they spent nearly 900 billion hours in apps. Now a report shows that smartphone users are...

Microsoft dominates with the AI strategy

Microsoft has been in the artificial intelligence (AI) game for a long time. However, the recent surge in artificial intelligence developments has created an AI land-rush, where it seems like every tech company, including Microsoft, is promising to do more with machine learning and cognitive...

Is Africa’s new smartphone a game changer?

Whether the Onyx phone will actually be the first smartphone manufactured in Africa depends on how you define manufacturing . A South African start-up will next month begin mass producing a $30 smartphone, which it describes as the first of its kind to be manufactured...

Galaxy J7 2017 features appears at GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) which received Bluetooth certification last month with version 4.1 from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has now been spotted on GFXBench benchmarking website the model number SM-J730. The smartphone also received certification from Indonesian certification agency P3DN. It is...

Google’s battle with Android malware: Who wins?

While most people are aware of the malicious threats targeting their computers, many still don’t realise that their mobile devices are an increasingly lucrative a target for cybercriminals. The main way smartphones are attacked is though apps, often ones which pose as innocent and useful...

Google Docs phishing attack is fixed

Google Docs users were hit by a widespread phishing attempt everywhere being spammed with what appeared to be malicious invitations to log on to their Google accounts. Unlike your garden-variety cyberattack, many of the telltale signs that could tip off that something was awry are...