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Apple Operating Systems are Being Targeted by Threat Actors, Plus 4 More Vulnerability Trends

The number of macOS vulnerabilities exploited in 2023 increased by more than 30%, according to a new report. The Software Vulnerability Ratings Report 2024 from patch management software company Action1 also found that Microsoft Office programs are becoming more exploitable, while attackers are targeting load balancers like NGINX and Citrix . . . Read more

Apple Set to be Charged by EU for Violating Digital Markets Act

Apple could be the first tech giant to be formally charged by the European Commission for violating the Digital Markets Act. The Cupertino firm enforces rules on “steering,” which charge app developers for directing their users towards third-party purchase options, according to the Financial Times. Apple takes a 30% commission . . . Read more

iPadOS 18 Cheat Sheet: Beta, Release Date, New Features Including Calculator

Since the launch of the first-generation iPad in 2010, Apple has dominated the tablet market. Apple announced during its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference the company rebranded iOS for iPad as iPadOS, starting with iOS 13, to highlight and target the features that differentiate the iPad from other devices. TechRepublic’s iPadOS . . . Read more

Apple iOS 18 Cheat Sheet: Release Date, RCS Integration and More

Apple’s latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 18, was unveiled during WWDC ‘24 on June 10, 2024, and features many niceties that users have been wanting for years. From AI integration with Siri and throughout the system to a standalone Passwords app, to being able to send messages . . . Read more

Downtime Costs World’s Largest Companies $400 Billion a Year, According to Splunk Report

Unplanned downtime is costing the world’s largest companies $400 billion a year, or roughly 9% of their profits, a new report has found. This is the equivalent of about $9,000 lost for every minute of system failure or service degradation. The report, published by the data management platform Splunk, also . . . Read more

Downtime Costs World’s Largest Companies $400 Billion a Year, According to Splunk Report

Unplanned downtime is costing the world’s largest companies $400 billion a year, or roughly 9% of their profits, a new report has found. This is the equivalent of about $9,000 lost for every minute of system failure or service degradation. The report, published by the data management platform Splunk, also . . . Read more

TIOBE Programming Language Index News (June 2024): C++ Rises to Second Place

C++ overtook C in the top three of the TIOBE Programming Language Community Index this month, a significant shakeup following gradual growth of C++ and gradual decline of C over the last year. The consistent upgrades C++ has received since 2011, its performance and its scalability have all helped C++ . . . Read more

WWDC: Apple Intelligence Brings Generative AI to Mail, Messaging and More

Apple is bringing generative AI to Siri and throughout iOS 18, iPad OS 18 and macOS Sequoia, the company announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10. As was rumored, Apple partnered with OpenAI to link ChatGPT to iOS, iPadOS and macOS. However, Apple Intelligence will be an . . . Read more

Apple WWDC Keynote: Apple’s Next iOS, iPad OS and macOS Sequoia Coming In Fall

Along with finally revealing its move in the AI product wars, Apple showed its next operating systems at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10: iOS 18. iPad OS 18. macOS Sequoia. VisionOS 2 for Apple Vision Pro. iOS 18, iPad OS 18 and macOS Sequoia full releases are coming . . . Read more

OpenAI, Anthropic Research Reveals More About How LLMs Affect Security and Bias

Because large language models operate using neuron-like structures that may link many different concepts and modalities together, it can be difficult for AI developers to adjust their models to change the models’ behavior. If you don’t know what neurons connect what concepts, you won’t know which neurons to change. On . . . Read more