SD Times news digest: SEC approves guidance, Google Android Enterprise Recommendation and SnapLogic updates cloud platform

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has unanimously voted to approve a statement that assists public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. This addresses the importance of cybersecurity policies and procedures. “I believe that providing the Commission’s views on these matters will promote clearer and more robust disclosure by companies about cybersecurity … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache CloudStack 4.11, Kore.ai Bots Platform 6.1, and Google’s Android update

Apache CloudStack 4.11 is now available. CloudStack is an enterprise cloud orchestration platform designed for creating private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The latest update features a new Host HA framework, new certificate authority framework, integration with Prometheus, and Layer 2 networking capabilities. “This release has been driven by the people operating CloudStack clouds,” said … continue reading

Google announces Android KTX for Kotlin development

The Android team has announced a preview of Android KTX. Android KTX is a set of extensions designed to improve the process of writing Kotlin code for Android. It does this by providing an API layer on top of the Android framework and Support Library. Android KTX will enable developers to convert strings to URIs … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Google’s Android security efforts, Rook joins the CNCF and the SAFe Fellow Program

Google is giving more insight into on the way the company handled Android security in 2017. The company removed 700,000 apps that violated Google Play policies, which was 70 percent more than it removed in 2016. According to the company, it actually detected those violating apps faster than before, too. Additionally, 99 percent of apps … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Webpack 4 beta, Android Wear SDK 2.2.0, and GCC 7.3 released

Webpack has announced the release of Webpack 4 beta. Webpack is a open-source JavaScript module bundler. The latest release provides a major upgrade to the previous version as the performance is greatly enhanced, according to the team. The production mode also provides different optimizations and the development mode provides a faster experience for developers. “When … continue reading

CES 2018: Announcements, gizmos and gadgets

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is kicking off in Las Vegas this week with a number of companies showcasing their latest innovations. From artificial intelligence, self driving and virtual reality solutions, here are some of the most popular and interesting products we’ve seen so far. Android Things: Google’s Android-based embedded operating system, Android Things, … continue reading

Google prepares Android developers for changes in 2018

Starting in the second half of 2018, Android apps on the Google Play store will be required to target a “recent” Android API level and meet other new, additional requirements Google announced yesterday. “Google Play powers billions of app installs and updates annually,” Edward Cunningham, product manager at Android wrote in a post. “We relentlessly … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, Micro Focus acquires COBOL IT, and Android Quick Boot

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, the final quarterly update to the Developer Platform for 2017. Included in the update is Essential JS 2, which is a collections of 25 Syncfusion JavaScript components. “Tools for web development are a crucial part of cross-platform solutions, wherever your users may be. That’s … continue reading

Google to shut down its augmented reality platform Project Tango

Google has announced plans to kill Project Tango. Project Tango was first announced in February of 2014 as an experimental Android phone designed to bring 3D motion and augmented reality to smartphones. The project used motion tracking, area learning and depth perception to bring computer vision to phones. It will be deprecated on March 1st, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s Graphics API Debugger, InfluxData joins Eclipse IoT Working Group, and RAD Studio 10.2.2

Google has released a new tool called GAPID, which stands for Graphics API Debugger. The tool will be able to help developers diagnose both rendering and performance issues within their applications. It enables them to go through each graphics command one by one to visualize how the final image is built and pick out problematic … continue reading

Google will not tolerate Android apps that collect personal data without permission

Google is taking user privacy seriously in its expanded enforcement of its Unwanted Software Policy. The policy is designed to protect against unwanted or harmful Android app behaviors. As part of this policy, Google will start flagging apps and websites that collect user data without consent. “Apps handling personal user data (such as user phone … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Confluent Cloud, React 16.2 and Advanced Android Development course

Confluent has announced that Confluent Cloud is now available and ready for enterprise production workloads. It offers a 99.95 percent SLA, making it highly reliable. Key features of Confluent Cloud include the latest Apache Kafka version, high throughput streaming rate, optional support for multiple availability zones, full support for clients offered by Confluent, and a … continue reading

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