This week’s tech news roundup features: Apple unveils iOS 10 public beta, Google Cloud Platform launches new API, and Oracle security update fixes 276 flaws.
Apple has rolled out the second public beta of iOS 10 for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch. The new beta version of iOS 10 introduces a dozen changes including redesigned Apple Maps, Apple News, Apple Music, and Messages apps, along with a new Home app that enables controlling internet-connected devices, among many other changes.
You can avail the updated public beta by opening Settings -> Software Update -> Download and Install. For installation, you will have to connect your iOS device to a power source or have a minimum of 50% battery life. The final version of iOS 10 is expected to come out in the fall.
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Google recently announced the public beta launch of Cloud Natural Language API. It is a new service that offers developers the access to Google-powered sentiment and syntax analysis as well as entity recognition.
The new Cloud Natural Language API joins Google’s other pre-trained machine-learning APIs such as the Vision API, the Translate API, and the Cloud Speech API. It will allow developers to integrate Google’s natural language understanding technology with the third-party applications. Currently, the new API supports texts in English, Japanese, and Spanish.
Google has launched the new Oregon region for its cloud platform’s infrastructure. It is listed under the label “us-west1” and is said to initially offer Google Compute Engine, Container Engine, and the Cloud Storage services. Also, Google’s Cloud Speech API is now available in open beta.
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Oracle has released its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) that addresses a whopping 276 vulnerabilities for more than 80 products, an all-time high CPU from Oracle. The majority security fixes are in Oracle’s Fusion Middleware and other eCommerce applications.
The Oracle security team seems to be shifting their attention from Oracle Database. The latest CPU fixes 39 flaws in Fusion Middleware, 27 in Supply Chain, 34 in Sun System suite including Solaris and SPARC Enterprise, and 22 in MySQL, while Oracle Database Server only received nine fixes. Java which is prominent for web-based attacks only received 13 fixes. Nevertheless, the Oracle Linux and virtualization products had just four security flaws addressed.
Oracle advises to install the patches as soon as possible, the reason being the attackers constantly keep trying to exploit the flaws that the company has addressed in the latest CPU.
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