1. Under Armour’s Massive Data Breach
This week, Under Armour revealed a data breach of their popular food and nutrition app, MyFitnessPal. The breach exposed the personal information of 150 million app users including usernames, email addresses, and passwords. The company is recommending all app users change their passwords immediately. Fortunately, no social security numbers or credit card numbers were obtained.
2. Excel Steps It Up
Thanks to an installation of AI, Excel has gotten even smarter! The application has expanded its features to comprehend users’ data entries and offer additional information accordingly. Office 365 users who join the Office Insiders program and will have first access to the new features. The features can be found in the Excel ‘Data’ tab. For now, the intelligence only applies to stocks and geographical data such as cities, states, countries, zip codes, but the Excel team plans to continue expanding its knowledge.
3. Google Play Vs. Audible
Google has added an audiobook feature to Google Play in hopes of competing with Audible. Users can listen on many platforms including Android, iOS, web, and home speakers. Some of the new features include allowing its listeners to rewind to a specific word or sentence, adjust to a specific speed of narration, and add bookmarks to pages, all of which are already available on Audible. Users can also add the audiobooks to their Google Assistant routine giving Google an edge over its competitors.
(Source: The Verge)