Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology and electronic waste related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 6/11-6/15.
The annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 keynote has officially passed. In a post last week, we talked about a few rumors and speculations that people were buzzing about prior to the start of the keynote and in case you missed out on tuning in, here is a look at all the big announcements Apple made during the event. The tech giant announced all the new features of the next generation iPhone operating system, iOS 12, the introduction of Memoji, what to expect with watchOS 5, the latest features to hit Apple TV, the next version of the Mac operating system, macOS Mojave, and the new CarPlay capabilities.
Using your own mobile device in the office may sound convenient, but from the company’s perspective, this practice isn’t very efficient in the long-run. Which means that the days of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) may soon be over. A recent study shows that organizations with BYOD policies may be looking to shift towards employer provided devices as the next major mobile economy. With reasons like better device management, customization, and enterprise applications, enterprise-owned devices may be just what companies needs to stay efficient and minimize the risk of devices being used for illicit reasons.
While China has been cracking down on pollution and enforcing stricter regulations around waste imports, Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Thailand are beginning to see an influx in scrap imports and improper use of permits. It seems that the issue of exporting plastic and electronic waste has only been moved from pillar to post. And in some cases, the affected countries have doubled or tripled their scrap imports in recent months. With China trying to get control over scrap imports, the surrounding countries’ ports are being flooded with volume they have never experienced before, leaving them underwhelming prepared to take scrap on.
Threats are constantly evolving and just like everything else, threats tend to follow currents trends. Whenever a new threat is especially successful, many other tend to catch on quickly and we begin to see many similar threats inevitably follow the first success. However, the best defenses need to mirror those trends so users get the most robust protection against the newest wave of threats. Provided is a list of the top 12 security software programs that has been raved about in 2018.