• Google Gives Developers the Keys to Google Home

    Google Gives Developers the Keys to Google Home

    In a jab at Amazon, whose competing Alexa virtual assistant offers third-party integrations via "skills" that users must enable, Google noted that its approach, called "actions," mimics real human conversation.As with Google Home's native functions, such as checking your calendar or monitoring traffic and weather, third-party actions are performed by first saying "OK, Google," followed by the name of the service you want to use.
  • 200 Things to Ask Your Google Home

    200 Things to Ask Your Google Home

    At launch, it could only answer Google queries, but now it has more than 200 third-party skills—"conversation actions" in Google parlance— that you can quiz.The full list of Google Home third-party actions isn't available on the web.
  • Apple's iPhone Horizon Machines Heading to Third-Party Repair Centers

    Apple's iPhone Horizon Machines Heading to Third-Party Repair Centers

    When this happens to an iPhone, Apple can fix the display using one of its proprietary screen fixing machines called a Horizon Machine.Although Apple denies legislation is influencing this decision, it's worth pointing out any right to repair laws would impact Apple's lucrative repair service business.
  • One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home

    One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home

    Today's developers use more third-party and open-source components, libraries and frameworks than ever to deliver and update products in ever-shrinking delivery cycles.For example, Equifax blamed its recent security breach on an Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE-2017-9805) and later admitted it failed to install a patch.
  • One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home

    One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home

    Today's developers use more third-party and open-source components, libraries and frameworks than ever to deliver and update products in ever-shrinking delivery cycles.For example, Equifax blamed its recent security breach on an Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE-2017-9805) and later admitted it failed to install a patch.