Day: February 6, 2018

  • February 6, 2018


  • The Red Hat family of operating systems addressed Meltdown and Spectre in its v3.10 kernel quickly, but relied too much upon Intel’s flawed microcode and was forced to revert from a complete solution. Oracle implemented alternate approaches more suited to its v4.1 UEK, but both kernels continue to lack full Spectre coverage while they wait for Intel. Conspicuously absent from either Linux branch is Google’s retpoline, which offers far greater and more efficient coverage for all CPUs. Auditing this status is a challenge. This article presents the latest tools for vulnerability assessments. Linux Journal Red Hat and Oracle really needed to jump on this more then anyone they are providers of enterprise software.
  • Hulu and PlayStation Vue, both live-streaming Sunday night’s Super Bowl, crashed with just minutes to go in the game — enraging fans and sparking a social-media uproar. “Last night, we experienced a technical issue that impacted the Super Bowl stream for some viewers on Hulu,” a Hulu spokesperson told The Post. “While the issue affected only a small percentage of Hulu’s live TV subscribers, we know this is an unacceptable experience for those viewers, and we sincerely apologize for the interruption.” NYPost This reminds me of when HBOGO went down after the Game of Thrones premiere. Sometimes tech companies are underprepared.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Music’s growth rate in the U.S. is more than double of Spotify’s. It won’t be long now until Apple Music is the No. 1 music streaming service in the United States, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with both companies in reporting that Apple Music’s growth rate for U.S. Billboard Apple is the powerhouse Microsoft was in the 90s.
  • A number of iPhone X users are complaining about a bug that leaves them unable to answer incoming calls. Reports of the bug are spreading through Apple’s support forums, and the company is looking into the problem. People who are experiencing the bug say that when they receive a call, their iPhone X rings, but the screen does not wake up. While the problem has been around for a couple of months, complaints seem to be growing in number at the moment. BetaNews This might be one of the reasons why Apple phones sales are a little slow.
  • NYPD is the latest addition to the list of companies dropping support for Windows Phones. The department announced its decision back in December 2017 and has finally acted upon it. They are currently rolling out 600 iPhones a day to police officers in Manhatten. Once Manhatten is done, the department will move to Brooklyn and Queens. NYPD is currently giving an option between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s to the police officers and according to New York Daily Times, the transition started just before Christmas last year. MSPowerUser Glad to see them moving ahead. Being on windows phone set them back years.