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 Key
For 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 SMS
BOLO 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 Year
On 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.
Amazon Delivery Robots Hit the Streets
People 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/CD
Sourcecode 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 Roadblock
Professionals 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.