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A flaw in the Apple Core Text framework enabled a simple character to crash any Apple device that attempted to render the symbol.
At an international press event, the company offered insights into early-stage use cases for 5G chips, chipsets and modems; revealed an international group of 18 telecom partners who are updating their systems in anticipation of the new hardware; and previewed a new set of 5G wireless services.
Industry reports say that Apple will focus on improving performance and stability in iOS 12, while Google is working to tune Android P to work with the latest mobile devices, particularly smartphones with curved screens.
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Apple addresses multiple security vulnerabilities across its desktop and mobile operating systems, including the ChaiOS flaw that enabled attackers to crash a device with a text link.
Increasing numbers of big-data workloads and the rise of real-time computing have slowed production in the cloud; conventional architectures have been unable to meet future demand. Edge computing is coming to the rescue.
How chatbots actually will be impacting the human workforce in the future is anybody’s guess. Maybe we someday will see chatbots hiring humans to do grunt work for them.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Once again, a security researcher has found a way to easily bypass macOS password security, though this time the impact is minimal.
NEWS ANALYSIS: "Fun" is now becoming "functional." For example, the use of virtual and augmented reality started out as “fun” consumer apps and are now being used in health care, oil and gas exploration and myriad other professional applications.
Dell, that bastion of the good ole blue-collar portable PC that you can bang around and watch it keep going like the Energizer bunny, is aiming to move higher up the “cool” scale with its latest products.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Reversing course, Apple details information about battery life in a conciliatory letter that seeks to assuage customer anger over device performance.
New Thunderbolt external and mobile drives, dock and display adapters will be introduced at CES next month.
Apple confirmed that it released a feature in 2016 for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models that adjusts device performance to smooth out power consumption depending on operating conditions and battery age.