Tech Leaders Unite to Prevent Another Heartbleed and Other Tech Headlines for 4/19-4/25

by Modis on April 24, 2014

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Heartbleed Spurs Core Infrastructure Initiative

As a result of the OpenSSL Heartbleed fiasco, a joint-initiative has been announced by Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Qualcomm, VMware and The Linux Foundation to prevent similar disasters in the future. Known as the “Core Infrastructure Initiative,” the tech leaders have invested in this multi-million dollar project with a goal of supporting and funding crucial open source projects in need of assistance.

IFTTT Now Available on Android

After a significant waiting period, the Internet connection and automation app IFTTT is now available on Android devices through the Google Play Store. The Android version involves deeper integrations than its iOS counterpart including controls that allow certain actions such as setting a wallpaper or volume based upon connecting to or disconnecting from WiFi networks.

Google Street View Activates Image History Feature

The latest upgrade to Google’s Street View now includes the ability to look at archived images of previous street view collections for specific locations. Going as far back as 2007, the feature can serve as a digital timeline showing how seasons and even disasters have changed certain landscapes as well as providing the user a virtual visitation experience.

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