Posts Tagged ‘software’

Tech Focus – Elevating the In-Car Experience: The Power of Automotive HMI Testing

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

The automotive world is evolving rapidly, and the power of hardware is being superseded by the power of software. This means the old ways of doing things are rapidly becoming obsolete, especially in the testing space. Nick Hudson from Keysight Technologies shares how you can embrace the change and be at the forefront of the new world.

As the widespread rollout of fully autonomous vehicles comes ever closer, the accepted in-car setup is going to change beyond all recognition.

As the widespread rollout of fully autonomous vehicles comes ever closer, the accepted in-car setup is going to change beyond all recognition.

Just a few short years ago, the automotive human machine interface (HMI) was limited to dashboard instrument clusters, steering wheel controls, and centre stack controls.

Today, a vehicle is likely to have all that, plus voice recognition systems, digital interfaces, an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system that connects to your phone, and even head-up displays (HUDs).

And the evolution of automotive HMIs isn’t slowing down any time soon.

When the vehicle is in control, having all controls centred around the steering wheel and the driver’s 30-degree viewing angle is no longer necessary.

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New Arrival: Acronis Launches Cyber Protect Home Office

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

The Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is an AI-powered cyber protection software for customers to protect data and devices in a single solution. Prices below.

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is available for purchase online and through select resellers with yearly packages starting from $49.99.

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is available for purchase online and through select resellers with yearly packages starting from $49.99.

Acronis, a global cyber protection company, has announced the launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office (formerly Acronis True Image).

The security software is for individuals, families, home office users, and small businesses, and offers a suite of features that integrate secure backup and AI-based security.

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Tech Focus: Reasons to transform your current software test approach

Monday, October 16th, 2023

In our digital world, software is the engine that drives us forward. Companies can only grow if their software infrastructure allows. Anna McCowan from Keysight Technologies shares what happens when your in-house tools cannot keep up with emerging technologies, software innovation, or your future business goals.

Software testing is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. It ensures that applications are high quality, meet end-user requirements, and are free from defects or bugs.

Software testing is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. It ensures that applications are high quality, meet end-user requirements, and are free from defects or bugs.

Keysight commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey software testing decision-makers at global enterprises to research their current software testing approach and how their approach will impact their future business decisions.

Weighing the pros and cons of in-house testing vs. automated software testing solutions

Many organisations use their resources and expertise to perform software testing in-house.

However, as Forrester found, decision-makers have several compelling reasons to move to a commercial software testing solution from an in-house one.

Commercial software testing

Commercial software testing solutions are designed to help organisations improve the quality of their software and reduce time-to-market.

By leveraging the latest testing tools, methodologies, and best practices, these solutions can help organisations identify defects and bugs earlier in the software development lifecycle.

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New Arrival: myFirst Circle – Social Community App for Kids

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Singapore kids-tech company myFirst has launched a social community app for children – myFirst Circle. It provides a safe, walled social network for kids that enables their parents to monitor, control and guide them on the dos and don’ts of posting and interacting on social networks.

myFirst Circle can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or Google Play for Android smartphones or tablets. It can also be accessed through a myFirst Fone smartwatch.

myFirst Circle can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or Google Play for Android smartphones or tablets. It can also be accessed through a myFirst Fone smartwatch.

The new myFirst App provides a social community platform where children can post and share messages, photos and videos with their family and friends.

The parents are able to monitor and control who their children allow into their “circles” of family, besties and friends, as well as the information that they share with these circles.

Parents may change a child’s post settings to enable access by “lower” circles (eg. Acquaintances) or to restrict access to only the inner circles (eg. Family and/or Besties).

Parents may change a child’s post settings to enable access by “lower” circles (eg. Acquaintances) or to restrict access to only the inner circles (eg. Family and/or Besties).

This enables parents to supervise and guide their children on the etiquette and precautions to take when sharing on online social networks so that when they are old enough to get onto “grown-up” social networks such as Facebook, Instagram etc, they would be well-coached on the ins-and-outs of sharing media on these networks as well as dos and don’ts in interacting with others on the Web.

Basically, contacts can be accepted into one of four circles: Family, Besties, Friends and Acquaintances.

These four hierarchical circles determine which of a child’s posts that other members of a his/her circle can and cannot see.

For example, all members in a child’s Family circle will be able to see EVERYTHING the child shares.

Those in the Acquaintances circle will have access to the least number of posts.

 

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Founder and CEO of myFirstG-Jay Yong – briefs how children can access the app through myFirst Fone S3 smartwatch.

So if a child marks a photo as viewable by Besties, only members of his/her Family and Besties circles will see the photo.

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NetApp Announces BlueXP: The Unified Data Experience for the Evolved Cloud

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

NetApp BlueXP simplifies hybrid multicloud data storage with cost and performance optimisation, security, and flexible consumption – all powered by state-of-the-art AIOps.

“We are excited to deliver a whole new, unified cloud experience that is simple, secure, sustainable and cost effective. With BlueXP, our customers and partners in Asia Pacific can better compete in the hyper-dynamic digital economy of tomorrow and realise the full potential of a true hybrid multicloud world,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetApp Asia Pacific & Japan.

“We are excited to deliver a whole new, unified cloud experience that is simple, secure, sustainable and cost effective. With BlueXP, our customers and partners in Asia Pacific can better compete in the hyper-dynamic digital economy of tomorrow and realise the full potential of a true hybrid multicloud world,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetApp Asia Pacific & Japan.

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, has announced the availability of NetApp BlueXP, a unified control plane delivering a simple hybrid multicloud experience for storage and data services across on-premises and cloud environments.

“With the launch of BlueXP, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help organisations unlock the promise of the cloud by making infrastructure, applications and data true assets to their business. By taking an evolved cloud approach, customers can integrate cloud into their architecture and operations, eliminate complexity and increase their speed of innovation to deliver quickly on the business outcomes that matter most,” said George Kurian, CEO at NetApp.

Organisations today have increasingly moved to hybrid multicloud environments to accelerate their digital transformation and drive growth, even in uncertain times.

But in managing these environments, companies face daunting challenges and inefficiencies that can impede innovation.

With BlueXP, NetApp will build an “evolved cloud” to simplify and automate critical operations across on-premises and public clouds in order to help organisations drive business impact and improve customer experience.

NetApp BlueXP allows users to manage their broader hybrid multicloud data estate, including on-premises unified storage and first-party native storage with the leading public cloud providers.

 

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Simple, Secure, Sustainability and Savings for enterprises who adopt NetApp BlueXP to build their “Evolved Cloud”. Helming NetApp in the Asia Pacific & Japan is Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific & Japan.

Offering a simple, yet powerful experience driven by AIOps, BlueXP delivers integrated, broad data service capabilities to deploy, automate, discover, manage, protect, govern and optimise data, infrastructure, and the business processes that support them – with the flexible consumption options required in today’s cloud-led environment.

More details below from the press release.

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Study: 76% of Organisations Suffered Downtime & Data Loss in 2021

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

The losses were due to system crashes, human error and cyberattacks. The Acronis Cyber Protection Week Global Report 2022 highlights growing threats and need for integrated cyber protection solutions.

The annual Cyber Protection Week Global Report 2022 surveyed more than 6,200 IT users and IT managers from small businesses to enterprises across 22 countries.

The annual Cyber Protection Week Global Report 2022 surveyed more than 6,200 IT users and IT managers from small businesses to enterprises across 22 countries.

Acronis has released its annual Cyber Protection Week Global Report 2022 timed to this year’s World Backup Day.

“As the entire world is increasingly at risk from different types of attacks, accelerating to universal all-in-one solutions is the only way to achieve truly complete cyber protection. And that’s precisely the problem Acronis has set out to solve. Attackers don’t discriminate when it comes to means or targets, so strong and reliable security is no longer an option, it’s a necessity,” says Candid Wuest, Acronis V.P. of Cyber Protection Research.

The report exposes some of the most critical shortcomings appearing in cyber protection practices today and examines why they’re appearing, offering guidance on how they can be fixed.

One of the key findings last year was that 80% of organizations ran as many as 10 solutions simultaneously for data protection and cybersecurity — yet more than half of them suffered downtime because of data loss.

So more solutions do not necessarily translate into more protection.

This year, the trend seems to be getting worse.

While 78% of organizations globally run as many as 10 different solutions, 76% of organizations experienced downtime due to data loss — a 25% increase from 2021.

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Fee-less Luno Fund Transfer from Banks to Crypto Wallets

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Luno users will be able to transfer funds without intermediary parties or delays, from any local SGD-denominated bank accounts to their cryptocurrency wallets at no fee.

Luno is one of the first in Singapore to officially launch direct SGD bank transfers, enabling $0-fee deposits through local SGD-denominated bank accounts, making digital assets more accessible to new and seasoned investors in Singapore.

Luno is one of the first in Singapore to officially launch direct SGD bank transfers, enabling $0-fee deposits through local SGD-denominated bank accounts, making digital assets more accessible to new and seasoned investors in Singapore.

Luno, a global cryptocurrency company, is officially launching a direct SGD bank transfer feature, promising a fast, safe and hassle-free way to invest.

Luno offers multiple core features to deliver a seamless experience for new and seasoned investors alike, offering access to popular cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and USD Coin (USDC).

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Oppo First to Launch Android 12 with ColorOS 12

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Oppo has officially launched the global version of its ColorOS 12 which is based on Android 12. The new ColorOS brings a clean, inclusive UI with smoother performance.

Aiming to provide users a seamless experience that is closer to stock Android 12, ColorOS 12 introduces a user interface with smoother performance and rich features that boost everyday productivity.

Aiming to provide users a seamless experience that is closer to stock Android 12, ColorOS 12 introduces a user interface with smoother performance and rich features that boost everyday productivity.

As one of the first OEMs with phones that run on Android 12, the new OS will first be rolled out on the Find X3 Pro in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia

Oppo plans on expanding to more models covering more countries and regions in the coming months.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Microsoft Unveils Free Windows 11

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Microsoft Windows 11 will be available on new PCs and through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs beginning this holiday.

Microsoft says the new Windows 11 is optimised for working, learning, and playing and delivering great experiences for all - from intuitive design features that make multitasking a breeze to an all-new Microsoft Store that provides users with easy access to apps, games, and movies.

Microsoft says the new Windows 11 is optimised for working, learning, and playing and delivering great experiences for all – from intuitive design features that make multitasking a breeze to an all-new Microsoft Store that provides users with easy access to apps, games, and movies.

Windows 11 features a fresh, clean interface and intuitive features to empower users to get things done and inspire their creativity.

Users can easily find what they need by clicking the Start button which is located at the center of the screen.

“The past 18 months brought an incredible shift in how we used our PCs, from something practical and functional to something personal and emotional. This is what inspired us as we were building the next generation of Windows, a platform that over a billion people rely on. With Windows 11, we wanted to build a familiar place where everyone can create, learn, play, and most importantly connect in improved ways,” said Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft.

Start utilises the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show users recent files that were previously viewed across different platforms or devices, so users can pick up where they left off – even documents they were working on their Android or iOS devices.

Multi-tasking is made easier with new Windows 11 features like Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops that help users organise their windows and optimise their screen real estate.

Users can now enjoy the flexibility of multiple windows and work on multiple apps simultaneously by snapping the apps side by side on their screens.

With Desktops, users can customise spaces for each aspect of their lives, such as work, gaming, or school, and easily switch between them.

Users also get faster access to information they care about with Widgets, which provides a curated news feed powered by AI and best-in-class browser performance from Microsoft Edge.

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New Arrival: Signify Launches New Philips Hue App

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Signify has improved the new Philips Hue App with better app performance and enhanced user experience with easier automations, a new Hue scene gallery and more.

The new Philips Hue App serves as the foundation for the future of Signify’s smart lighting and includes familiar user interface elements from the previous Philips Hue app but is now sleeker.

The new Philips Hue App serves as the foundation for the future of Signify’s smart lighting and includes familiar user interface elements from the previous Philips Hue app but is now sleeker.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the fourth generation Philips Hue app has been designed with new technologies to improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience.

More details below from the press release.

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