Most C-level executives and high-level IT managers see regulatory complexity as the primary reason more companies are not adopting blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT), according to a recent survey.
The poll of 83 "senior professionals" from a variety of industries was done by Ernst & Young (EY) at its annual Global Blockchain Summit in San Francisco. Released this week, the results showed that 61% of respondents believe complex regulations are impeding adoption; 51% cited issues around integration with legacy technology; and almost half '-" 49% '-" pointed to a lack of general understanding of blockchain's capabilities.
Mobile web browsing is all about finding what you need quickly and with as little hassle as possible '- well, in theory, anyway. In the real world, the act of surfing sites from your smartphone is often anything but efficient.
From sites that have not-so-friendly mobile interfaces to browser commands that take far too many steps to execute, hopping around the World Wide Internuts from a handheld device can frequently leave something to be desired.
Fear not, though, my fellow finger-tappers: There are plenty of tricks you can learn to make your mobile web journey more pleasant and productive. Try these next-level tips for Google's Chrome Android browser and get ready for a much better mobile browsing experience.
Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) started to roll out, the company began work on the next major update to Windows 10, code-named Redstone 5 and due to be released this autumn. As it did with the April 2018 Update, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft's Insider Program.
What follows is a list of every preview build of Redstone 5, starting with the most recent. For each build, we've included the date of its release, a summary of what'-s in the build and a link to Microsoft's announcement about it. After that you'-ll find summaries of all the preview builds that led up to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Redstone 4), the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) and the Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2).
It was also, however, part of Android P's first public beta '- software not intended for widespread public use '- and so we have to expect a certain amount of imperfection. You can't judge a product when the recipe's still in flux and the baking's nowhere near finished.
With the launch of Android P's second official beta this week, we're a step closer to completion '- and after using the new software for nearly a day now, I'm happy to report that the new gesture navigation system has, in fact, gotten better. Much better.
Google's Android mobile operating system is based on open-source software, but some of the most useful parts of it '-" Maps and Search, for instance '-" are proprietary, and the company makes sure that anyone wanting to use those features has to use other services that make it money too.
If an investigation by the European Union's antitrust authority finds that that behavior constitutes abuse of a dominant market position, it could expose Google to a fine of up to $11 billion.
While the fine won't have much effect on Android users, device makers or service providers, the legal remedies that usually accompany such findings could mean bigger changes to the way Google licenses Android, and in particular access to its search tools and Play store.
You could be forgiven for thinking Apple'-s iOS 12 is all about fun consumer features, but when iPhones account for a healthy chunk of mobile enterprise deployments, you need to look a little deeper than that.
The operating system is packed with robust feature enhancements, security improvements, and powerful machine intelligence. This is, after all, the platform that can figure out blood loss in the operating room with a single photograph while also playing virtual games with Lego. Hundreds of millions of users employ their devices in millions of unique ways. That'-s what Apple'-s platform supports. What follows are some of the iOS and feature enhancements likely to be of most use to enterprise.
Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference this week released an API that allows " developers and researchers to create applications that connect to Health Records, a feature released with iOS 11.3 that allows patients to port their electronic health info to mobile devices and share data between care providers.
While the move promises to streamline healthcare data sharing, it also could open the door to that highly sensitive data falling into the wrong hands.
This IT pilot fish works for a small, privately owned retail chain -- and that means a tight ship, budgetwise. "All six of our servers were on one UPS capable of running the entire computer room for 20 minutes," says fish.
"One summer afternoon we heard a zap and sizzle outside the building, and half of our electrical supply went out. Some lights and outlets worked, some didn't. And, of course, the entire computer room was dark."
The four-member IT department races to the server room and quickly comes up with a plan. First step: They'll run a 100-foot heavy-duty orange extension cord to the one working outlet within reach.
Next step is attaching a UPS that, in turn, will have two power strips plugged into it. Into the power strips are plugged six more UPSes, one for each server and its attached peripherals.
CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
At CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.
Intel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.
It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.
You may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won'-t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider:" http://www.businessinsider. ...