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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

Mandiant Report: Snowflake Users Targeted for Data Theft and Extortion

A new report from Mandiant, part of Google Cloud, reveals that a financially motivated threat actor named UNC5537 collected and exfiltrated data from about 165 organizations’ Snowflake customer instances. Snowflake is a cloud data platform used for storing and analyzing large volumes of data. The threat actor managed to get . . . Read more

UK Trails Behind Europe in Technical Skills Proficiency, Coursera Report Finds

The U.K. is the 25th most technically proficient country in Europe, a new report by online course provider Coursera has found. It sits well behind other digital leaders in the region like Germany, France and Spain. Globally, the U.K. came 45th out of 109 countries, which is an improvement from . . . 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

5 Best QuickBooks Self-Employed/Solopreneur Alternatives

Intuit QuickBooks is a household name, but its Solopreneur edition can be pricey and complicated. Fortunately, lots of alternatives exist. Wave Accounting is a great all-around winner. For niche needs, FreshBooks and others serve freelancers and smaller entities well. Let’s discover your best alternate options for QuickBooks Solopreneur. Is Solopreneur . . . 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

AWS Custom Silicon Chips Range a Sign of What’s Coming to APAC Cloud Computing

The surge in AI computing has resulted in delays to the supply of AI-capable chips, as demand has outstripped supply. Global giants Microsoft, Google and AWS are ramping up custom silicon production to reduce dependence on the dominant suppliers of GPUs, NVIDIA and AMD. As a result, APAC enterprises may . . . 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