Mobile News Round-up: WWDC and Security Post-WannaCry
Take some time out of your day to catch up on what's been making waves in the world of mobile this week! Plus a little on WWDC 2017...
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As companies continue to feel the effects of WannaCry, security is a hot topic these days. Oh, and there’s this little thing called WWDC that kicks off on Monday…
Catch up on what you missed in the world of mobile and apps over the past week.
Browser Makers Not Meeting Mobile Requirements by Eileen Yu – ZDNet, June 2, 2017.
Trapped in the desktop era, browsers still are not optimized for wireless and mobile environments, giving smaller makers an opportunity to catch up.
Mastercard on the QSR Mobile Order-Ahead Race by PYMNTS – PYMNTS, June 2, 2017.
If you hadn’t heard the news about Dunkin’ Donuts accepting Masterpass as a payment method in-store, in their mobile app and online — it’s quite possible that you may have already started seeing the ads.
Cybersecurity in an IoT and Mobile World: The Key Trends by Charles McLellan – ZDNet, June 1, 2017.
As ever more mobile and IoT devices connect to the internet, the potential for damaging cyberattacks can only increase. How can organizations begin to get the upper hand over the burgeoning cast of 'bad actors?'
Report: 76 Percent of Retailers Believe Mobile is the Future by Bradly Shankar – betakit, June 1, 2017.
Mobile commerce has grown rapidly in recent years, with many consumers going to websites and dedicated apps to make purchases.
Appthority Finds Mobile Apps’ Data Caches Exposed on Servers by Bernadette Tansey – Xconomy, May 31, 2017.
While other cybersecurity companies were tracking the WannaCry ransomware that invaded victims’ computers in recent months, researchers at San Francisco-based Appthority were finding holes in major data storage sites where mobile apps and their business clients send their information for safekeeping.
Advertising-Supported Apps Exposing Mobile Devices to Malware by Wayne Rash – eWeek, May 31, 2017.
NEWS ANALYSIS: A respected fitness app with an insecure method of serving ads shows how easy it is to find yourself with a malware-infected iPhone
OneLogin: Breach Exposed Ability to Decrypt Data by Brian Krebs – Krebs on Security, June 1, 2017.
OneLogin, an online service that lets users manage logins to sites and apps from a single platform, says it has suffered a security breach in which customer data was compromised, including the ability to decrypt encrypted data.
WWDC 2017: What’s Coming at Apple’s Big Spring Fling by David Pierce – Wired, June 2, 2017.
If the rumors are true (and they usually are), this year's WWDC will be hardware-focused.
Kiddo Is a Tracker That Makes Healthy Living Fun for Kids by JC Torres – Slashgear, June 2, 2017.
For the past two years or so, there has been a surge in interest in fitness trackers and wearables. It seems that more and more people are becoming health conscious. But a healthy lifestyle isn’t just for adults and big kids. Even, and perhaps more especially, the actual kids need to start living healthy at an early age.
LG Joins NFC Payment Party With LG Pay - CNET by Zoey Chong – CNET, June 2, 2017.
The company on Friday rolled out an update to LG G6 owners to use its new digital payment platform -- but only in South Korea.
App-Savvy Dolphins Get Giant Underwater Touchscreen - CNET by Amanda Kooser – CNET, June 1, 2017.
A "dolphin version of Whack-a-Mole" is just one app now available to a group of geeky dolphins as researchers study their communication.
Voiceitt Lets People With Speech Impairments Use Voice-Controlled Technology by Lora Kolodny – TechCrunch, June 1, 2017.
Voice-controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri or hands-free features in Google Maps are things we’re starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report noted, voice controls are changing computer-human interfaces, and industries, broadly.
Bots Won’t Just Help Us Buy Stuff. They’ll Help Us Become Better Versions of Ourselves by Michael Schrage – HBR.org, June 1, 2017.
Siri is super, Alexa is awesome, and Cortana’s quite clever, but better bots and digital assistants aren’t going to determine personal productivity’s data-driven future. Tomorrow’s most effective executives will merge and marry workplace data and analytics to digitally design more-productive versions of themselves. Those digital “selves” will shape how work gets done.
Robots, Drones, and Lego Creations Invade Apple’s iPad Coding Environment for Kids by Harry McCracken – Fast Company, June 1, 2017.
“What’s better than a kid engaged on an iPad? A kid engaged on an iPad. With a robot.”
Report Finds Many Security Vulnerabilities in Connected, Implantable Medical Devices - MobiHealthNews, May 31, 2017.
A recent report from security firm WhiteScope describes more than 8,600 flaws in pacemaker systems and the third-party libraries that power various components of the devices.
In-Depth: What Texas's Landmark Telemedicine Legislation Means for the Industry and the Nation by Jonah Comstock – MobiHealthNews, May 26, 2017.
In the State of Texas, a major piece of telemedicine legislation is sitting on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk. Known as Senate Bill 1107 and House Bill 2697, the bill abolishes the requirement that patient-physician relationships be established with an in-person visit before telemedicine can be used.
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