Top Hosting Industry News 18th May, 2017

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Kotlin is officially supported on Android now! Kotlin is a popular new programming language for mobile platform that was written by the Russian Java developer company JetBrains therefore coming with much legacy Java code base. As with Google announcing the availability of Kotlin in Android Studio 3.0 and early beta releases, Android developers will be able to write for Android with Kotlin while benefiting from Google Android documentation, official Android tutorials, default installation with the Android SDK, Android code samples, as well as 100% Java compatibility. 

Singtel’s mobile communication operating revenue saw a decrease over the past year. According to Singtel, the post-paid ARPU decreased by SG$4 per month to SG$68, while the prepaid ARPU stayed at the same level of SG$18 per month. Along with that is the post-paid and prepaid market share dropped by 0.5% and 2.2% respectively. But the company still remains confident about mobile segment to improve in the future as a result of the spectrum it bought last month. 

TechnologyOne becomes the first enterprise software firm to get high-security certification for SaaS in Australia. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) explains the certification aim at offering high quality IT solutions to government in support of the country’s security. In the wake of the recent WannaCry ransomware hitting systems worldwide, verifying the highest level of security for cloud software seems especially urgent and necessary. 

Google Assistant will be available on the iPhone to actively compete with Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. The search engine giant announced a number of new features added to its virtual assistant at I/O 2017, including scheduling new calendar appointments and creating reminders, making hands-free calls with Google Home, enjoying more movies, TV shows, and music, getting visual responses from the Assistant on TV with Chromecast, etc. The company also confirmed the availability of Google Assistant on iOS 9.1 or better. 

The U.K. police face the biggest test after worldwide cyberattacks. As of today, the WannaCry ransomware attack has affected thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, causing many businesses and institutions in China, Japan, India, the U.K., French, and more locked out of systems. Existing evidence is pointing towards the U.K. since the country’s heath care system was the initial attack target on Friday. Therefore, British cyber cops are busy figuring out if it was an established network of criminals. 

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