Texas Software Engineer Daven Morris Also Reported FaceTime Bug to Apple One Day Before it Made Headlines

Texas Software Engineer Daven Morris Also Reported FaceTime Bug to Apple One Day Before it Made Headlines

In a support document outlining the security content of iOS 12.1.4, Apple credited both 14-year-old Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona and Daven Morris of Arlington, Texas with reporting a major Group FaceTime bug to the company that allowed users to eavesdrop on others. Thompson and his mother are widely known…

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The Voice Chat Software In Fortnite Switch Is Now Available For All Developers

The Voice Chat Software In Fortnite Switch Is Now Available For All Developers

Screenshot: Nintendo (YouTube)All Switch developers can now license the voice-chat software that powers the Switch version of Fortnite, the company behind the tech said today. That means an easy solution for developers who want to let you chat in Switch games using a headset plugged into the console, and not Nintendo’s bizarro-world phone app.Vivox, a…

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‘Samsung’s One UI Is the Best Software It’s Ever Put On a Smartphone’

‘Samsung’s One UI Is the Best Software It’s Ever Put On a Smartphone’

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106713418 story ‘Samsung’s One UI Is the Best Software It’s Ever Put On a Smartphone’ (theverge.com) Posted by BeauHD on Tuesday February 19, 2019 @08:30PM from the long-time-coming dept. In preparation for the Galaxy S10 launch event…

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Software Rot (2017)

Software Rot (2017)

In his book Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth, Robin Hanson briefly discusses software rot: As software that was designed to match one set of tasks, tools, and situations is slowly changed to deal with a steady stream of new tasks, tools, and situations, such software becomes more complex,…

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Why Software Projects Fail, and the Traps You Can Avoid That Could Spell Disaster

Why Software Projects Fail, and the Traps You Can Avoid That Could Spell Disaster

software development A majority of companies actually expect failure for their software projects. But what if that didn’t have to be? Image credit: Hero Images | Getty Images February 27, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Is failure a near-certainty in your business? That seems to be the case…

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Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found. Illicit software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found ways to use digital certificates to get access to…

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Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs

Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs

Spooky spectres — Researchers also devise a Spectre-like attack with no known mitigation. Peter Bright – Feb 23, 2019 5:30 pm UTC Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors and, further, that software-based…

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This software will teach you how to type at over 100 WPM — and it just went on sale

This software will teach you how to type at over 100 WPM — and it just went on sale

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Learn how to type super fast by using this specialized software.Image: PEXELS By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2019-02-13 10:00:00 UTC Typing was one of those things almost everyone learned in school — along with cursive and the names of all…

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