Samsung Cloud no longer supports third-party app backups, user data being deleted in February 2018

Anyone who’s set up a Samsung phone has probably seen all the popups for Samsung Cloud backups. It’s actually a rather robust system backup tool that can save system settings and app data, but Samsung is dropping a big part of that service. Starting next month, third-party apps will no longer be supported on Samsung Cloud.

Samsung has been notifying users via email over the last few weeks. Here’s the message it’s sending out.

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Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

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Microsoft on Thursday released a major update of Offce 2016 for the Mac, adding features such as real-time collaboration and automatic saves for cloud-based files.
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Google unveils Cloud AutoML for easy-to-use machine learning

Google unveils Cloud AutoML for easy-to-use machine learning

Tech giant Google has unveiled Cloud AutoML, a tool aimed at businesses that want to tap into the capabilities of machine learning but do not have the required expertise to do so.

Following on from Google’s move to let customers use its image and language recognition tools that were initially exclusive to internal Google employees, the technology company is now opening up its machine learning capabilities for end users. Unlike other tools however, companies will be able to upload their own industry-specific data to Cloud AutoML.

The data can be uploaded to Google’s servers and Cloud AutoML will then help end users to create their own custom vision model. This initial data could be a sample of just a few dozen photographic samples – and even if these images have no labels, Google will review the custom instructions given by the customer and classify the images accordingly.

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Quality and throughput

According to Google, the customer “will get training data with the same quality and throughput Google gets for its own products, while your data remains private”. The custom model can then be allied to understanding a business’s new data.

The key benefit for customers is that they don’t require data science or deep learning expertise – two notoriously difficult skillsets to acquire – in order to exploit machine learning capabilities.

“Currently, only a handful of businesses in the world have access to the talent and budgets needed to fully appreciate the advancements of ML and AI,” said Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist for Google’s cloud AI.

“There’s a very limited number of people that can create advanced machine learning models. And if you’re one of the companies that has access to ML/AI engineers, you still have to manage the time-intensive and complicated process of building your own custom ML model,” she said.

Companies that have already piloted the technology include Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and Urban Outfitters.

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The benefits of pre-trained models

According to Rob Bamforth, analyst at IT advisory company Quocirca, approaches like Cloud AutoML are making it easier to employ pragmatic elements of AI with pre-trained models.

“It’s a slightly templated approach that works well in many areas of tech, whether it’s code fragments or pre-built document layouts. It helps get something working quickly, and often well-defined templates will be good enough to do the job, so it should be productive and useful,” he said.

However, while this can be picked up and used quickly, it still requires the appropriate skills to make them really effective, so data scientists are still needed but their skilled will be applied differently, Bamforth explained.

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Your data in Western Digital cloud storage devices may still be vulnerable

Western Digital’s cloud storage devices are still vulnerable to security flaws despite patches issued to fix the bugs, the company has said in a blog post. According to the firm, future updates are being planned to patch the affected products, although it’s unclear how many problems are still outstanding.

Vulnerabilities were found in 12 of WD’s devices and first outlined in a blog post by security firm GulfTech. GulfTech noted that a number of WD devices allow remote backdoor admin access through the username “mydlinkBRionyg” and password “abc12345cba”. Gulftech also outlines a file upload flaw within the devices that would allow potential hackers to gain remote access. In addition to this, the devices are also susceptible to command…

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Nextbit Robin cloud storage service to end on March 1

Nextbit, now Razer, has announced that the Nextbit Robin Smart Storage feature will go offline on March 1, 2018. The company is requesting its users to download all their data by visiting the website before it gets deleted on March 1. The Nextbit Smart Storage service was the pièce de résistance of the Robin when it launched. It had an automatic backup feature with 100GB of storage that backed up things like unused apps and photos to the cloud service so as to not take up space locally. The cloud icon with the lights you see in the image above showed how much of… – Latest articles