Daily Tech Briefing: June 3, 2014
At Apple's 2014 Worldwide Developer Conference the company introduced Yosemite—the newest version of the OS X Macintosh operating and iOS 8, the newest version of its mobile operating system as well as new applications for managing users' homes and health information and a host of other features and offerings.
However, people who were hoping for new hardware will have to wait until the fall, according to CEO Tim Cook and Craig Federighi, Apple's vice president of software engineering. Federighi stole the show, introducing most of the new offerings and interacting with the audience. At one point during his keynote address, Cook even referred to Federighi as "superman."
Microsoft has announced that its Dynamics CRM Spring Update is now available. This comes on the heels of last week's announcement that Microsoft was entering into a partnership with Salesforce.com in which the former rivals have agreed to link up Windows, Office and Azure cloud services to the Salesforce cloud CRM platform.
The DynamicsCRM update includes the rollout of Microsoft Dynamics Marketing and Social Listening. Dynamics Marketing offers campaign tracking and planning tools. Social Listening provides real-time social media monitoring and analytics, based on the March 2013 acquisition of NetBreeze.
A new Secure Sockets Layer flaw has been discovered by security firm Codenomicon. The flaw was found in the GnuTLS open-source cryptographic library. This past April, Codenomicon made waves by discovering and branding the Heartbleed flaw in the open-source OpenSSL cryptographic library. While GnuTLS is not as widely deployed as OpenSSL, it is part of part of many leading Linux distributions, including Red Hat.
Huawei Technologies officials recently announced that they have successfully tested a WiFi service that hit more than 10 gigabits per second. This speed is 10 times faster than WiFi service currently commercially available.
The company tested this service on its campus in Shenzhen, China, and stated that this is an important step in the development of WiFi technology, as more devices than ever are able to connect to the internet and trends such as cloud computing, mobility, bring-your-own-device and more continue to grow.
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