Weekly Tech Roundup: 10 Million iPhone 6 Sold, Oculus Platform Marketplace and Apple Mac Bug
26 Sep. 2014 Enterprise Tech News
The past couple of weeks saw SAP and Ericsson partner for enterprise mobility, the IOS 8 release having a significant impact on the enterprise and the acquisition of FeedHenry by Red Hat. Let’s take a look at the tech news of more recent times with Apple and Oculus being in the news.
Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 & 6 Plus’s on the Launch Weekend
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus rival the competition in sheer size
Apple has officially confirmed that a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were sold during the initial weekend of the devices going on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, and it beat the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from the launch last year, and far more than the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in 2012.
These figures are even more amazing because Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched in one fewer country than did the iPhone 5 and 5s, and that country was a significant one for Apple: China.
The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace for Virtual Reality App Launches This Fall
Oculus have announced the “Oculus Platform” store for developers to enable them to distribute their virtual reality apps and experiences, at the Oculus Connect conference. The revamp of Oculus Share marketplace that will be available on the Samsung Gear VR starting this fall will let users browse the Oculus Platform within virtual reality and download apps, games, and entertainment experiences.
Going forward, versions of the Oculus Platform for the Rift, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer will be available. Oculus Platform could become one of the first ways for developers to sell the VR experiences they build. Also by creating this market place, Oculus could rally the ecosystem to its mobile and PC-based VR headsets.
Apple Mac Bug Is ‘Bigger’ Than Heartbleed
A new security flaw has been discovered in Apple’s OS X operating system. Experts have warned that this flaw could be more serious than the notorious Heartbleed bug. Hackers could exploit a flaw in software on Unix-based operating systems such as OS X and Linux, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.
The vulnerable software is called Bash. This software is used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers. So, by exploiting the bug – known as Shellshock – hackers can take control of a targeted system. Although comparisons with Heartbleed are inevitable with but the Shellshock bug is seen as worse because of the capability for overriding a user’s control of a machine.
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