IBM says there are now more than 100 commercial applications making use of Watson, and at an event in San Francisco on Thursday it will showing new computing services to encourage more developers to get on board.
Apple identified 25 apps in its stores that used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool, and advised users to update the affected apps to fix the issue on their devices.
Figuring in the list are the WeChat app from Tencent and the Didi ride-hailing app, which had been identified earlier as affected. Other apps include its China website and local chatting tool Encounter, the app for Baidu Music and China Unicorn’s customer service app.
Apple has said that some developers downloaded counterfeit versions of Xcode that have been infected with the XcodeGhost malware and created apps that were also infected.
The U.S. has fallen to No. 55 in LTE performance as speeds rise rapidly in countries that have leapfrogged some early adopters of the popular cellular system.
The average download speed on U.S. 4G networks inched up to 10Mbps (bits per second) in the June-August quarter, according to research company OpenSignal. That was an improvement from 9Mbps in the previous quarter, but the country’s global ranking fell from 43rd as users in other countries made much larger gains.
The U.S. was one of the first countries with commercial LTE service when Verizon Wireless launched its network in late 2010. But other countries that adopted the system later started with better technology, and some have secured more frequencies or rolled out enhancements that U.S. carriers haven’t embraced as much, OpenSignal said.
Epson is attempting to rewrite printer history with its new line of EcoTank inkjet printers. Instead of using small, prefilled ink cartridges that have to be frequently (and expensively) replaced, Epson’s new printers use permanent tanks in which generous amounts of ink are poured. When you run out of ink, instead of buying and snapping in new ink cartridges, you just pour more in.
Consumers are holding on to their tablets, laptops and smartphones for longer periods, leading Gartner to predict a 1% contraction in shipments of all types of devices globally this year.
The Gartner forecast, announced Wednesday, is a reversal from one quarter ago when the research firm predicted overall growth of 1.5% for devices globally, when compared to 2014.
“Replacement activity across all types of devices has decreased, said Ranjit Atwal, a Gartner analyst. “Users are extending the lifetime of their devices, or deciding not to replace their devices at all.”