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More details on Samsung’s One UI 6.1 software update (Video)

More details on Samsung’s One UI 6.1 software update (Video)

Samsung enthusiasts, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the latest development from your favorite tech giant. The company has recently announced the release of the One UI 6.1 update, a significant enhancement that broadens the reach of exclusive AI features initially introduced with the S24 Ultra. This update is a game-changer, marking a pivotal moment in making advanced AI capabilities accessible across a wider spectrum of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The video below from Sakitech gives us more details on the update. Who Gets It First? If you’re holding onto one of the latest Samsung models, you’re in luck. The first wave of the update will embrace devices including the Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23 Plus, S23, S23 FE, Z Flip 5, Z Fold 5, and the comprehensive Tab S9 series (Ultra, Plus, and regular models). This prioritization ensures that Samsung’s flagship devices are equipped with the latest advancements, keeping them ahead in the technology curve. When Will It Arrive? Mark your calendars for the end of March, as this is when the rollout is set to …

Niklaus Wirth, Visionary Software Architect, Dies at 89

Niklaus Wirth, Visionary Software Architect, Dies at 89

In 1999, an up-and-coming software engineer in Switzerland was preparing for a conference in France when he learned that the Swiss computer scientist Niklaus Wirth, a pioneer in the field, was also attending and would be on the same flight. The engineer, Kent Beck, had never met Dr. Wirth. But, he recalled in an interview, upon arriving at the airport he told the gate agent: “My colleague Professor Wirth and I are flying together. Would it be possible for us to sit together?” Mr. Beck, who would eventually become a well-known programmer in his own right, said that sitting next to Dr. Wirth and talking shop was comparable to a young singer getting the chance to perform with Taylor Swift. Among other feats in computer history, Dr. Wirth had created Pascal, an influential programming language in the early days of personal computing. “It was out of character for me to be that bold,” Mr. Beck said of his duplicity, “but I would have regretted it the rest of my life.” The agent assigned him the …

Guildford’s Person Centred Software acquires senior care platform ResHub

Guildford’s Person Centred Software acquires senior care platform ResHub

Person Centred Software (PCS), a Guildford firm aiming to provide joined-up health and social care services, has acquired digital platform ResHub. ResHub helps care providers offer residents a comprehensive and personalised experience. Launched in 2020, it’s since found customers in the UK, US and Australia. The platform will now be brought under the umbrella of PCS’s connected care platform, allowing residents and their loved ones to connect online both directly and asynchronously, as well as share information and book services. Johan Jardevall, CEO of PCS, said: “Our core focus is to improve the life of residents in care through the software we provide care organisations with. Hear the latest insights from property experts on The Business Magazine’s new podcast “ResHub is delivering products that directly impact the wellbeing of the person in care and their loved ones. “We’re very excited to introduce these products to our customers and are confident most care organisations will see the benefits immediately.” ResHub is also backed by the health and age tech experience of founders Sean McLoughlin and Neil …

Hackers actively targeting severe authentication bypass flaw in ConnectWise software

Hackers actively targeting severe authentication bypass flaw in ConnectWise software

Security experts have raised alarms over a critical vulnerability in ConnectWise ScreenConnect, a widely used remote access tool, which they describe as “trivial and embarrassingly easy” to exploit. According to TechCrunch, this flaw, with the highest severity rating, poses a significant risk as it allows for an authentication bypass that could enable attackers to remotely access and steal sensitive data or deploy malware on affected systems. As confirmed by the ConnectWise, the software’s developer, malicious hackers are actively exploiting this flaw, posing a significant threat to data security and system integrity. Despite initial assurances of no public exploitation, the company later confirmed incidents of compromised accounts following an investigation by their incident response team. ConnectWise has also identified and shared IP addresses linked to the attackers. The vulnerability, impacting a tool essential for IT providers and technicians to offer remote support, was first reported to ConnectWise on February 13, with the company disclosing it in a security advisory on Feb. 19. Although the exact number of affected customers remains undisclosed, ConnectWise spokesperson Amanda Lee mentioned …

Full Details On the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Software Update

Full Details On the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Software Update

Samsung is getting ready to roll out a software update for the Galaxy S24 Ultra, targeting an enhanced user experience with significant improvements in display and camera functionalities. If you own a Galaxy S24 Ultra or are considering upgrading, you’ll want to pay close attention to these updates. They’re designed to elevate your device’s performance, particularly focusing on visual quality and photography enhancements. The video below from Sakitech gives us a walkthrough of the new features coming in this software update. Display Enhancement: A New Vivid Option One of the highlights of this update is the introduction of a new display setting called “Vivid.” This feature allows users to customize their screen’s vividness level, adjusting from low to high based on personal preference. Whether you’re browsing, streaming, or gaming, this option ensures that your visual experience is exactly how you like it—rich and immersive. Camera Enhancements: Quality and Clarity Redefined The camera functionality receives a comprehensive boost, addressing various aspects from image quality to scene optimization. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect: High Pixel …

Cummins Fined .6 Billion Over Allegations It Outfitted Dodge Rams With Software To Cheat Emissions

Cummins Fined $1.6 Billion Over Allegations It Outfitted Dodge Rams With Software To Cheat Emissions

Engine manufacturer Cummins is facing $1.6 billion in fines after allegations that “it outfitted hundreds of thousands of trucks with software to defeat pollution controls,” according to The Cooldown.  The DOJ took time off from prosecuting J6ers and President Trump to allege that Cummins’ actions were in violation of the Clean Air Act. The agency says that “about 1 million Ram pickups” were rigged to cheat emissions tests so they could look “cleaner than they actually are,” the report says.  The DOJ says that “630,000 model year 2013-2019 Ram engines and 330,000 model year 2019-2023 Ram engines” have been “secretly releasing” nitrogen oxide as a result.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen oxide can cause irritation to the human respiratory system, leading to asthma attacks and other respiratory issues that may require hospitalization. Additionally, this pollutant contributes to the formation of ozone smog and intense tropical downpours. Engine manufacturers such as Cummins shirk their responsibility to maintain breathable air by evading emissions tests. Even Merrick Garland made a statement about the action: “Violations of …

Ford preps for its next big fight, Waymo recalls its self-driving car software and layoffs come for another AV startup

Ford preps for its next big fight, Waymo recalls its self-driving car software and layoffs come for another AV startup

TechCrunch Mobility is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click TechCrunch Mobility — to receive the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. This week’s news includes a BMW security lapse that exposed sensitive information, blowback from a federal agency over an anti-Tesla Super Bowl ad and a new federal investigation into Fisker. But first, some words about my recent visit to Detroit, where I met with a few Ford executives to find out what they’re focused on for 2024 and beyond. It’s safe to say that Chinese EV automakers and Tesla are top of mind; and in the view of Ford execs, a low-cost EV and cutting-edge software are the best ways to thwart those threats. The company’s EV skunkworks project, which recently came to light, is charged with that task. Ford CFO John Lawler didn’t mince words during an interview at the company’s headquarters. “We have to assume that …

Galaxy S24 Software Update Should Tackle Display and Camera Concerns

Galaxy S24 Software Update Should Tackle Display and Camera Concerns

The Galaxy S24 lineup is getting a software update that will bring more display setting options and upgrades to various camera functions, Samsung announced Wednesday. The update comes after various complaints about the Galaxy S24’s display and camera have surfaced online. This story is part of Samsung Event, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Samsung’s most popular products. The update, which will begin rolling out to the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra on Feb. 22, will allow users to adjust the display’s vividness level with a slider under the display settings. That addition is particularly important considering users have complained in Samsung’s user forums and on Reddit about the current vivid setting appearing too washed-out. A user on X who goes by the alias Ice Universe, and frequently leaks upcoming Samsung products, recently reported that the tech giant was working on this fix.  Read more: Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra Missed an Opportunity With Galaxy AI Samsung is also making changes to camera shooting styles such as zoom, night mode and portrait …

Best antivirus software deals for Feb. 2024: NordVPN, Bitdefender, Aura, and more

Best antivirus software deals for Feb. 2024: NordVPN, Bitdefender, Aura, and more

UPDATE: Feb. 16, 2024, 2:00 p.m. EST This list has been updated with the latest and greatest antivirus software deals from across the web. Best antivirus deals this week: The best antivirus software can protect you from online threats such as viruses, malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. Even if you think you’re being as careful as you can possibly be, these cybersecurity tools provide extra protection as you surf the web. New threats are emerging every day, so take our advice: Get your computer set up with antivirus software ASAP. To help you secure your devices, here are the best antivirus software deals we found this week. SEE ALSO: Your Mac *does* need antivirus software. Here are your best bets. Best antivirus deal overall Why we like it Bitdefender’s Antivirus Plus plan gets you more features than you’d expect at this price. For one, it’ll cover up to three devices for you, but you’ll also get ransomware protection, a VPN, ad-blocking support, alerts if you’re missing any security updates, safer web browsing options, and more. …

William Martin saw major software growth last year

William Martin saw major software growth last year

Health, safety and property compliance firm William Martin has reported a record financial performance in 2023, driven by increased demand for its software platforms.  Founded in 2004 and operating out of Bromsgrove, William Martin was acquired by compliance software and services group Marlowe plc in 2018. It offers health and safety compliance software solutions alongside traditional consultancy services. In the past year, the firm achieved a 30 per cent increase in sales of its risk management software and a massive 300 per cent increase in revenue for its emergent supply chain management platform, Prosure360. In all, the company took on almost 150 new clients last year. The majority of these came from the property management industry, including Dundee-based property consultants Graham & Sibbald, although new business was also won in new sectors such as education, retail and hospitality. This growth alongside its growth, the firm has expanded its workforce – and is still recruiting. Managing Director Phil Jones attributes last year’s success to recent investments by the company to improve its software product offering. He said: “2023 was …