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GM Works to Bolster Mobile Security for Connected Car Users

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:18
General Motors hires its first-ever product cyber-security chief to maintain mobile system security and guide the company into the future.
Categories: Media

Latest MySQL 5.7 Development Milestone Release Enhances Database Performance and Manageability

MySQL AB - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:59
Oracle announced today a new development milestone release for MySQL 5.7. Continuing to meet the demands of today’s web, cloud, and embedded applications, the new release further extends the performance, scalability, and reliability of MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, while enhancing management capabilities. Oracle also announced several additional MySQL product releases and early access features as well as the availability of MySQL source code on GitHub.com.
Categories: Database, Vendor

iOS 8: Newer, Better, But Is It Safer? [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.

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Categories: Java, Media

Daily Tech Briefing: Sept. 24, 2014

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:41
BlackBerry's new Passport smartphone to sell for $599; Microsoft rolls out faster Azure virtual machines; HP, Intel offering free 1TB virtual storage with Xeon servers; and more.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Bug Bounty Program

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:30
Microsoft will start paying for flaws in the company's cloud-based offerings, starting with Office 365.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Unwraps a Chromecast Competitor

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:00
Redmond is readying the release of a Miracast-based streaming dongle that pumps mobile content to televisions.
Categories: Media

Apple Quickly Pulls Back a New iOS 8 Update Due to Problems

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:25
The iOS 8.0.1 update was unveiled early on Sept. 24, then was quickly pulled back after users began reporting serious problems that left them unable to make calls on their iPhones.
Categories: Media

BlackBerry Passport Designed With Busy Business Users in Mind

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:20
REVIEW: New BlackBerry 10 Passport smartphone features both physical keys and a touchscreen, along with a square screen designed to appeal to C-Level executives.
Categories: Media

Xamarin Test Cloud Launches for Mobile Developers to Test Apps

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:00
Xamarin announced the production launch of its Test Cloud offering that enables mobile app developers to test their apps on more than 1,000 devices.
Categories: Media

Samsung Beating Apple to China With New Smartphones

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:51
Samsung will apparently be selling its new large-screen Galaxy Note 4 in China before Apple launches its new iPhone 6 models there.
Categories: Media

Broadcom Unveils New Networking Silicon for Scale-Out Data Centers

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:15
The chip maker's new Tomahawk chip offers 25GbE networking and capabilities for SDN environments.
Categories: Media

Some iPhone 6 Owners Reporting Phone Bending Problems

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:42
Owners of new iPhone 6 smartphones around the world are seeing their phones bending and deforming when they are stored in their pants pockets.
Categories: Media

Google Summer of Code 2014 by the numbers: Part three

Google Open Source Blog - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:38
In our third statistics post for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2014 we have a list of schools with the highest number of student participants. For the first time in seven years a new school has claimed the top spot—congratulations to International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad.
RankSchoolCountry# of Accepted Students 2014# of Accepted Students 20131International Institute of Information Technology - HyderabadIndia69292University of MoratuwaSri Lanka44393Birla Institute of Technology and Science PilaniIndia26194Birla Institute of Technology & Science - Pilani, K K Birla Goa CampusIndia25165University POLITEHNICA Of BucharestRomania17256Indian Institute of Technology, BombayIndia1597National University of SingaporeSingapore14158Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi India1399Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary1279Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication TechnologyIndia121710Indian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeIndia111010International Institute of Information Technology, BhubaneswarIndia11010Vienna University of TechnologyAustria111310University Of WaterlooCanada112
Student majors in 2014 were predominantly in Computer Science and other technical fields (as expected).  But this year we also had students studying Anthropology, Cartography, Evolutionary Biology, Linguistics and even Metallurgy. GSoC certainly attracts a diverse set of students year after year! For more stats from 2014, check out the other posts in this series.

We’d like to thank the schools and professors that help spread the word about GSoC to their students. But don’t forget that students from any university are encouraged to participate! Reviewing statistics each year from GSoC is exciting, but being in “first place” is certainly not the most important part of the program. Our goal since the inception of GSoC is to get students involved in the creation of free and open source software, and to encourage contributions to projects that have the potential to make a difference worldwide — no matter what university the student attends.

By Mary Radomile, Open Source Programs


Categories: Open Source

Newcomer Magnitude Software Raises $100 Million in VC

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:18
Magnitude was formed last April in a merger of business intelligence maker Noetix and data management provider Kalido.
Categories: Media

FortyCloud Expands Cloud Security in the Enterprise

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:35
The security startup is now partnering with McAfee to extend its overlay approach to cloud security.
Categories: Media

Today on the PHP Community … September 24, 2014

PHP Community Magazine - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:34

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Categories: PHP

Spike DDoS Attack Kit Could Put IoT Apps at Risk

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:25
DDoS attacks are now being packaged into kits that can target the Internet of things, according to new research from Akamai.
Categories: Media

Learning Spring Programming

O'Reilly News: Java - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:29

In this Spring Programming training course, expert author Kevin Bowersox teaches you the fundamentals of this open-source application framework, which has become popular in the Java community.
You will start by learning about the Spring Inversion of Control (IOC), which is central to the Spring framework. You will then learn about Spring Beans, including setting up a project, Bean scopes, and auto-wiring with XML. Kevin will then teach you how to configure the IOC container with annotations. This video tutorial also covers Java configuration, container features, foundations of data access, and JDBC with templates. Finally, you will learn how to configure Spring data and Spring MVC.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have gained the knowledge necessary to begin creating programs using Spring. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Categories: Java

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

O'Reilly News: Java - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:28

JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects—but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This easy-to-read guide not only covers JavaScript basics, but also shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll build web pages that feel and act like desktop programs—with little or no programming.

Categories: Java

BlackBerry Passport Seeks Status as Smartphone for C-Level Executives

eWeek - Application Development - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:25
BlackBerry is targeting the C-suite with a device that's the same size and shape as a passport, runs BlackBerry OS 10.3 and boasts a number of nice features.
Categories: Media