Enterprise Tech News: Microsoft Project Oxford Beta Out, Google Brillo for Developers, Apple Fixes Security Problems in iOS and OS X
30 Oct. 2015 Enterprise Tech News
This week’s tech news roundup features Microsoft announcing Project Oxford beta for improved app development, Google provides early access for Brillo OS to developers and Apple’s patches security issues in iOS and OS X.
Microsoft Project Oxford for “Smart” Application Development
Microsoft has announced that Project Oxford’s Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) will now be available as a public beta, making it more accessible to developers world over.
Project Oxford is a set of services for understanding data and adding ‘smart’ to your applications. It provides an evolving portfolio of REST APIs and SDKs enabling developers to easily add intelligent services into their solutions to leverage the power of Microsoft’s natural data understanding. In addition, developers don’t have to create complex learning algorithms and machine vision that are essential to providing this intelligent experience.
According to an official statement by Ryan Galgon, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Technology and Research, “Starting today, we’ve further expanded the reach of Project Oxford’s Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) with public beta availability, language support and more pre-built models.”
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Google Brillo OS Early Access Program for Developer Community
Google introduced Brillo OS at its I/O conference back in May. Brillo is a brand new, open source, Android based operating system for internet-connected devices. It is now available for developers via an early access program.
While the full version of the OS will be launched by the end of this year, with early access, the development community can try out this open source OS. As reported in the Google Developer Blog, “Brillo brings the simplicity and speed of software development by offering a lightweight embedded OS based on Android, core services, a developer kit, and a developer console.”
Google’s Weave Communications protocol which has mobile SDKs for Android & iOS is also a part of Brillo.
Apple Addresses Security Vulnerabilities in iOS and OS X
Apple has patched a number of security flaws in iOS and OS X. This is Apple’s first security update for iOS 9 mobile and OS X El Capitan 10.11 desktop operating systems. The OS X 10.11.1 and iOS 9.1 security updates have come in less than a month after the initial releases of OS X 10.11 and iOS 9. The most significant security patches are for bugs that enable users to jailbreak mobile devices that run iOS 9.0 through iOS 9.0.2.
The security fixes are a result of the work by researchers who work for organizations such as Yahoo and Google, who informed Apple about the OS vulnerabilities.
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