Apple removes and bans Vaping Apps from App Store

Apple has removed all 181 vaping apps from its App store. While Apple never allowed the sale of vaping related equipment from apps, there were apps that helped users customise their vape pens, let users control the temperature and lighting on their vape pens, as well as delivering news and other vaping related stories.

Google to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google has confirmed that it has officially entered into a definitive agreement to buy Fitbit at a valuation of $2.1 billion.  Fitbit is Google’s biggest acquisition in consumer electronics since it paid $3.2bn for smart home company Nest in 2014.

Microsoft acquires Mover

Microsoft has acquired Mover, a provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.

Huawei to setup first Huawei ICT Academy in the UAE

Huawei is to set up the first Huawei ICT Academy in the UAE, donating equipment to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, AURAK. Representatives of Huawei visited the AURAK campus to initial the agreement and met the university’s President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim.

Sectigo and SPYRUS team up to Combat Ransomware Attacks

Certificate Authority (CA) and provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions Sectigo, have teamed up with SPYRUS, a provider of cryptographic operating systems delivering the strongest protection for data in motion, at rest, and at work, to help universities and enterprises protect against ransomware attacks.

Voice Interoperability Initiative will help several voice assistants work alongside each other

Amazon and other leading technology companies today announced the Voice Interoperability Initiative, a new program to ensure voice-enabled products provide customers with choice and flexibility through multiple, interoperable voice services. The initiative aims to have multiple voice assistants work next to each other on devices, rather than having customers have to lock themselves into one voice ecosystem.

Samsung Introduces 0.7μm-pixel Mobile Image Sensor

Samsung today introduced the industry’s first 0.7-micrometer (μm)-pixel image sensor, the 43.7-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Slim GH1. Thanks to advanced ISOELL Plus technology, the new ultra-high-resolution GH1 image sensor embraces 43.7-million 0.7μm-sized pixels in a super-small package, providing the optimum solution for slim full-display devices.

Huawei’s membership to Global Cybersecurity Forum Suspended

Huawei's membership to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has been suspended. The tech giant has been denied its participation in the forum, whose goal is to serve as a first responder to cyber-attacks and security breaches, providing information and advice on how to counter and prevent these type of situations.

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