Microsoft releases Visual Studio and TFS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1
Keeping up its accelerated update pace, Microsoft has released the first community technology preview of Update 4 for Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013.

Microsoft TFS product unit manager Brian Harry announced Update 4 CTP 1 in a blog post, detailing primarily the big TFS improvements, including pull requests, trend charts and new work-management features. The update also adds several bug fixes for Visual C++.

Apple to add additional iCloud security measures
Following the recent hack attack where celebrities’ iCloud accounts were compromised, Apple is adding security measures to make sure such attacks are less likely, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The celebrities’ attack was due to a phishing scam allowing hackers obtained user IDs and passwords, and as a result Apple will now be issuing alerts via e-mail and push notifications to alert users when someone is trying to change an account’s password, restore iCloud data, or when a device logs into an account for the first time, the WSJ reported.

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“When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, to the WSJ. “I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That’s not really an engineering thing.”

NVIDIA suing Qualcomm and Samsung
NVIDIA has filed a patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung, claiming the companies are infringing on its GPU patents covering technology such as programmable shading, unified shaders and multi-threaded parallel processing.

“Our patented GPU inventions provide significant value to mobile devices,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, cofounder and CEO of NVIDIA, in a statement. “Samsung and Qualcomm have chosen to use these in their products without a license from us. We are asking the courts to determine infringement of NVIDIA’s GPU patents by all graphics architectures used in Samsung’s mobile products and to establish their licensing value.”