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While BlackBerry may be out of the smartphone handset business, the company also knows how to do security software, and not only for connected devices.
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.
Chris Preimesberger | Updated
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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: "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.
Up to 7.5 million users may have downloaded apps embedded with ad-serving malware dubbed LightsOut, Check Point Software said.
Enterprises using legacy Google mobile device management capabilities should transition to newer ones, company says.
Jaikumar Vijayan | Updated
UPDATED: Over the next 18 months, Android developers need to ensure their apps are 64-bit and support latest versions of Google's mobile operating system, company says.
Company says data was collected as part of a heartbeat function to maintain connectivity but never actually used.
The HTC deals, including $400 off the HTC Bolt, are also good through Cyber Monday on Nov. 27.