Morning Beat: Facebook Inc (FB), AT&T Inc. (T), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has updated its Android app with a new feature that lets user’s type Hindi posts and comments by the use of the English Keyboard. The update does away with the need of having to download separate language packs.
By tapping a button below the text field, users will now be able to launch Hindu editor and type their messages using the English Keyboard. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will in return transliterate all Roman characters typed into a Hindi script.
Facebook has however warned that the feature is not perfect for carrying out translation thus caution should be taken while using it.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has inked a partnership with Otis Elevator as part of an effort that seeks to take Internet of Things into more city services. The firms plan to connect their technologies in a bid of coming up with more digital tools that clients can use to enhance manufacturing and building systems.
Otis clients will now be able to leverage AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) IoT technologies to gather data and perform Big Data analysis on the cloud. The wireless company has also inked a new partnership with Globecomm for the launch of a service that seeks to bring satellite connectivity to cellular networks.
Windows operating system is yet again the subject of a massive security flaw that continues to evoke concerns on how safe it is to connect computers on a network. A newly discovered malware reportedly lets hackers run any app on PCs powered by the popular Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s operating system.
Hackers can manipulate the loophole even on computers using Applocker. Discovered last week by security researcher, Casey Smith, the loophole does not require one to have administrator access, to run apps. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has yet to respond to the issue.
A quick fix to the problem requires one to disable Regsvr32.exe and Regsvr64.exe using Windows Firewall.
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is planning to launch Play Store on Chrome OS according to leaked screenshots. Even though Android apps are already available on Chrome OS users are limited to the number of apps they can access on Chrome Web Store. That could soon change given that the tech giant has been trying to merge the two platforms.
The Wall Street Journal has already reported that Google is planning to combine the two operating systems. However, if the launch of Play Store on Chrome is anything to go by then the company could as well be considering integrating more features on the OS instead of merging it with Android.
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