Industry News - Week of Aug. 12, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: Android Q's Radical Nav Changes; Android Ransomware Scare; Banner Year for threats to Android, iOS; Delivery Robots Hit the Streets; GitHub Improves Automation; Healthcare AI Hits Roadblock

Android Q Axes Home KeyFor some Androiders switching to iPhone, the biggest adjustment is its lack of navigation buttons. But that's about to become the standard on Android devices as Google does away with three-button "gestural navigation" in favor of a swipe-based approach. Learn more about the Android Q beta

New Android Ransomware Works Through SMSBOLO Alert: Be on the lookout for a new breed of Android ransomware that attacks either through an innocent-looking tech-related app or its not-so-innocent alternative. 

More than 400 Android, iOS Security Patches This YearOn the subject of device security, 2019 has already been a banner year for security flaws identified. An analysis by Zimperium showed that 440 threats were discovered and fixed in the first six months of this year, more than half of which targeted Android-platform devices. 

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Amazon Delivery Robots Hit the StreetsPeople living in southern California might soon start seeing little six-wheeled vehicles zig-zagging through the streets with deliveries from Amazon Prime, DoorDash and others. But trying to rip one off is probably a very bad idea.   

GitHub Adds CI/CDSourcecode repository GitHub is in the process of adding continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) to the Action automation system the company unveiled last October. Among its capabilities will be parallel testing of multiple versions and live logs with real-time feedback. Availability is set for November.

Healthcare AI Efforts Hit RoadblockProfessionals in the healthcare industry trying to develop artificial intelligence and robotics solutions are hitting significant roadblocks. The main problem is a scarcity of knowledgeable vendors and service providers.