MyBits Weekly #11

MyBits Weekly #11

Read all the latest tech news on MyBits Weekly and stay in touch with the most important trends in the Cloud, Security, Mobile and Business industries.

In today’s Weekly we have picked the top stories from last seven days.

For full details about each news item, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

Mybits Weekly Mobile 11

Samsung Galaxy Note7, photos of phone and packaging appear

There aren’t even 24 hours left before Samsung’s official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 which is to take place tomorrow at 10AM EST time zone. There are already leaked photos of the retail packaging and the Gold Galaxy Note7 in question.

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Android Nougat may be coming on August 5

It may truly be a happy Friday in the land of Android. That’s because Android Nougat could arrive on Aug. 5. The word comes from Evan Blass, who has a secret network of elves that feed him (usually accurate) leaks and rumors.

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BlackBerry makes its Hub software available on Android devices

The Hub+ for Android will be offered as a subscription service on Android devices running Marshmallow 6.0 or higher.

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Mybits Weekly Security 11

Analysing effective security management in a software-defined world

Software defined infrastructure (SDx), along with use of private and public clouds completely transforms the way IT departments manage enterprise data centres and workloads. Automation is a key component of software defined networking (SDN), bringing together network, server, security management and other IT functions or teams together.

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Google says 97% of connections to YouTube are now encrypted

Earlier this year, Google launched a new section to its Transparency Report that highlighted the use of HTTPS to encrypt connections between its users’ devices and its servers. At the time, the report only showed data for Google Drive, Finance, Gmail, Maps, News and the company’s advertising products. Today, Google added data for YouTube and Google Calendar, as well.

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Game of Thrones can teach you valuable security lessons

With new hacking techniques, malware, viruses and threats being created faster than Melisandre’s demon babies, the web is indeed dark and full of terrors. Here are seven lessons for security managers pulled straight out of Westeros.

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Mybits Weekly business and startup 11

Salesforce buys word processing app Quip for $582 million

Salesforce today disclosed that it has acquired word processing app startup Quip for $582 million.

The mobile-friendly Quip app has competed with Google Docs and Sheets and Microsoft Word and Excel. Quip has integrated team communication Slack — even as it launched a competing group chat tool — and other services. Quip has offered a free tier, although over the years it has gained adoption at some companies, including Facebook, Fender, Instacart, Pinterest, and Stripe.

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Tesla acquires sister firm SolarCity for $2.6 billion

SolarCity Corp agreed to be acquired by sister company Tesla Motors Inc in a deal worth $200 million less than the initial offer, sending shares of both companies down in early trading on Monday.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Everything you need to know

Microsoft’s biggest update to Windows 10 is set to drop August 2. Here’s what you need to know to get ready for the big day.

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Torrentz.eu Shuts Down Forever! End of Biggest Torrent Search Engine

Over two weeks after the shutdown of Kickass Torrents and arrest of its admin in Poland, the world’s biggest BitTorrent meta-search engine Torrentz.eu has apparently shut down its operation. The surprise shutdown of Torrentz marks the end of an era.

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Mybits Weekly Cloud 11

Microsoft secures ISO 27017 security certification around cloud-specific threats

Microsoft has announced it has obtained ISO 27017 compliance, a new cloud-based security certification published at the end of last year. The certification from the ISO, the global organisation which has published more than 21,000 international standards across a variety of industries, is newer and subsequently less known than the ISO 27018 standard, which sets out guidelines to protect personally identifiable information.

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AWS, Microsoft, IBM and Google own more than half of global cloud infrastructure market

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google continue to grow more quickly than their smaller competitors and own between them more than half of the global cloud infrastructure service market.

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Three in four CIOs are spearheading their company’s move to the cloud, research finds

CIOs cannot blindly trust public cloud services which appear in their organisation – at least according to one recent study – but for the majority of firms, the CIO is spearheading their transition to the cloud.

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