Software Archive

Google’s smart storage app – Files Go – accidentally leaks

Google has been working quietly on an in-house file manager. Development of such an app has not been known to the public, until today, that is. A new app called “Files Go” has accidentally been posted to the Google Play Store long enough for someone to re-upload

Google, IBM launch open API for auditing and governing software pipelines

Google and IBM have announced the launch of Grafeas, an open-source project providing developers with a standardised way of auditing and governing their software supply chains. The project provides an open API that collects and aggregates the metadata generated at each stage of software supply chain, according

Swiss banking software has Swiss cheese security, says Rapid7

Rapid7 has gone public with news of an e-commerce SQL injection vulnerability, saying it couldn’t raise a response from the vendor. The software in question, SmartVista, is an e-commerce and financial product from BPC Banking, and in this post, Rapid7 says it told the company about the issue

Ghost in Musk’s machines: Software bugs’ autonomous joy ride

Last year, a dark historical landmark was reached. Joshua Brown became the first confirmed person to die in a crash where the car was, at least in part, driving itself. On a Florida highway, his Tesla Model S ploughed underneath a white truck trailer that was straddling the

Google’s New Phones Tap Services, Software to Chase Apple

Google introduced new versions of its Pixel smartphones that lack key hardware features of the latest devices from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. But the internet giant is trying to make up for that with tighter software and services integration. The upgraded phones were presented at a press conference

SOFTWARE HAS A SERIOUS SUPPLY-CHAIN SECURITY PROBLEM

THE WARNINGS CONSUMERS hear from information security pros tend to focus on trust: Don’t click web links or attachments from an untrusted sender. Only install applications from a trusted source or from a trusted app store. But lately, devious hackers have been targeting their attacks further up the software supply chain,

Zenefits Shifts Focus To HR Software, Partnering With Brokers It Once Threatened

Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher is partnering with brokerages and shifting focus to SaaS. (Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) Battered by scandal, executive changes and layoffs over the past two years, Zenefits is trying something new: playing nice. Zenefits announced on Thursday that the company is shifting its focus

XPRIZE’s five education software finalists help kids teach themselves

Caiaimage/Sam Edwards via Getty Images Millions of children around the world don’t have access to basic education, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills, and the problem is only getting worse. XPRIZE is looking to do something about it. Today, the organization announced the five finalists for the Global Learning

Investor Praesidium asks Progress Software chairman to step down

(Reuters) – Activist investor Praesidium Investment Management on Friday urged Progress Software Corp’s chairman, Jack Egan, to resign, and questioned the software maker’s acquisition strategy. Praesidium, which also trimmed its stake in Progress Software to 8.8 percent from 9.05 percent, raised concerns about the company’s current performance.

Software magic brings HDR support to the Pixel and Pixel XL

YouTube began supporting HDR playback in late 2016, but there were not compatible smartphonesto play back the HDR content. Since that time, the LG G6, Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG V30 and Note 8 have all been released or announced with hardware-based HDR support. Now, it looks like last year’s Pixel phones will be joining the party.