Circuit breakers broke bad, workload moved but array flipped out under heavy loadSalesforce.com has revealed that a bug in the firmware of its storage arrays was behind last week's data loss incident.That mess took the company's NA14 instance offline, so it took steps to move it into a Chicago data centre.Once these timeout conditions began, a single database write was unable to successfully complete, which caused the file discrepancy condition to become present in the database.The data loss came about because while Our internal backup processes are designed to be near real-time, however the local copy of the database had not yet completed.Salesforce says the circuit breakers that started the mess passed March 2016 tests, but have been replaced anyway.We do know, thanks to a 2013 post by site reliability engineer Claude Johnson that Salesforce has in the past used ZFS and Solaris-powered servers for storage.
This time the company has experienced a Partial Inability to Support Optimal Performance PITSTOP of its email systems and of some servers.Our teams are continuing to work incredibly hard to restore those services still [email protected] purdie Hi Fraser, yes all emails will be delivered as soon as issues are resolved.— 123-reg @123reg May 17, 2016El Reg reader Dave wrote about the new PITSTOPs said I vave never had the pleasure of working with such an incompetent shower in my life and that is REALLY saying something .Dave's ire is likely due to the fact this is 123-Reg's second incident in a month.In April, the company managed to lose tens of virtual servers, leaving customers without backup and with only an offer of six months free hosting as comfort.
Google offered a point-by-point list of all the new features coming to the next version of Android.Google offered more details about Android N during the I/O keynote Wednesday.It s become an annual tradition to show off a list of what s new during the on-stage presentation.Here s this year s list of updates:Seamless software updatesAndroid Beta ProgramData saverBundled notificationsCustomizable quick settingsHub improvementsQuick settings tile APISecurity hardeningEmergency informationUnicode 9 EmojiFile-based encryptionICU4J APIImproved number blockingLanguage supportJIT compilerLock screen wallpaper supportDirect bootMulti-windowFreeform modePicture-in-picture modeSplit-screen modeNotification controlsRenderscript reducedQuick Switch Display sizeDoze VideoTelephony job-schedulerVR modeSpeech speed improvementsNew languages supportedClear all in overview settingsNavigation drawerNew languages supportedImproved notificationsCamera memory footprint improvementsVisual voicemail improvementsScoped folder accessVulkan APIJava 8Sensor Settings suggestionsDirect replyQuick settings barImproved backup coverageAccessibility settings in setupProject SvelteBetter multitaskingAccessibility support for creating touch eventsAccessibility mono outputVariable text to speech speed improvementsFor comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit Greenbot.com.
MUST SEE: This hidden iPhone trick just became my new favorite featureThese are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers.WITH this app your notes will be secured with a DOT LOCK PATTERN which will provide access to only you who knows the secret code that you have set.Set a sleep timer and listen to your favorite station while relaxing.• Merge duplicates – Merge all duplicates or select the ones to merge.• Reminders – Get automated reminders so you don t forget to backup your important contacts regularly.-Quick dial-Quick Message-One Touch Dial allows you to display search results on the whole screen.
Encryption, corporates have heard of itEnterprises are routinely storing corporate password files in the cloud through Microsoft s OneDrive backup technology.OneDrive is the most common Office 365 application, with 79.1 per cent of organisations using it, according to a study by cloud control tech vendor Skyhigh Networks.Businesses and employees are still taking a relaxed approach to document security, especially when you consider the high frequency of threats, said Hawthorn.This percentage will only increase as OneDrive becomes more tightly integrated to the rest of the suite.Hawthorn concluded that the need for employee training is particularly acute in heavily regulated industries such as financial services or healthcare, two of the biggest users of Office 365.The study found that the occurrence of Office 365-related threats is common, 71.4 per cent of companies have at least one compromised account each month, 57.1 per cent have at least one insider threat and 45.9 per cent have at least one privileged user threat.
Android is the most popular operating system in the world, installed on millions – if not billions – of devices, from smartphones and tablets to smart appliances such as TVs and fridges.First, this is an early developer preview, which means it's not intended for regular smartphone owners, but rather app developers who want to make sure their products work with Android 7.0 N. So although you can expect some of the latest features of Android 7.0 N to work, such as bundled notifications and multi-window support, you should expect some bugs and errors as well.Ensure that your device's built-in back-up feature is enabled – to do this go to Settings Backup & reset and make sure both 'Back up my data' and 'Automatic restore' are checked.Connect your Xperia Z3Next, make sure your Xperia Z3 is powered on and then plug it in to a USB port on your PC or Mac.Download and install Android 7.0 NHold down the Alt key on your keyboard and click on 'Software repair', which is displayed on the home screen of the Xperia Companion software.Once the Xperia Z3 has turned off, hold down the volume down key on the smartphone and plug it back into your computer.
CEO Sundar Pichai kicks things off with a two-hour keynote, which you can watch online of course.Pinkstone says that the engineers, whom he called Tom and Ezra, spent the better part of a recent Saturday unsuccessfully trying to recreate the events that led to the deletion of his music library, which Pinkstone was able to restore from a backup.Pinkstone detailed a contentious conversation with an Apple customer service rep who told him the software was essentially working as designed, which of course, didn t help him get his music back.Apple says that the most recent update to iTunes includes improved safeguards against accidental deletion of user-added files, and we re checking our libraries to see if anything comes up missing.A video from Waverly shows creator Andrew Ochoa talking with a friend across the English/French divide, and the makers say the initial commercial version of the Pilot will translate German and Euro romance languages – Spanish, French, Italian, etc.The earbuds also play music, of course.
Could Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, and Josh Gad convince us?This press junket in Hawaii was to have three key actors from the film:• Josh Gad - Who plays the Yellow Bird Chuck • Maya Rudolph - Who plays the White Bird Matilda • Jason Sudeikis - Who plays the Red Bird Red You may also remember Gad as "Bear Claw" from New Girl, Rudolph as "Brinda" from Sisters, and Sudeikis as "What's Up with That" backup dancer "Vance."The Angry Birds Movie was enjoyable, funny, and entertaining.Some of my colleagues from all manner of blogs and publications took this opportunity to do Angry Birds-themed Yoga and zip-lining, as you'll see in the gallery below.• Angry Birds Movie actors tell us their superhero dreams• Angry Birds Movie actors realize Sean Penn is in the film• More in our Angry Birds portal...Each of these actors were helpful, grateful, and extremely kind.If you're going to bail riding a tiny skateboard with a 20-pound backpack on your back, a case like this one for your phone will be a life saver when said phone flies out of your pocket.
news claims that the agency's Inspector General managed to delete both the uploaded copy of the Senate's torture report and a disk that contained the office's backup of the report, along with "thousands" of other classified intelligence files related to the report.The report cited unnamed sources in claiming that the documents were wiped last summer, but word of the incident had not been released to the public.The agency does have other copies of the report outside of the Inspector General's office.The 2014 report, which totals 6,700 pages, has not been released in full, though the Senate has posted a summary report outlining the findings of the committee.Whistleblower Edward Snowden was less than accepting of the explanation that the files were deleted inadvertently.Snowden TweetThis wouldn't be the first time the CIA has been accused of misconduct in relation to the Senate's investigation of the agency's use of "enhanced interrogation" techniques when extracting intelligence from terror suspects.
It was bound to happen before long: backup company Acronis has decided the blockchain has a role in your data protection regime.As the company points out, Blockchain secured data has provable integrity because the data is attributed to an irrefutable identity, is validated by all copies of the ledger, is always available, and can never be changed.Or if one is using multi-tenanted storage and wishes to make sure that your data is your data and not someone else's Q1 2016.xls.Acronis says it is extending its data storage solutions and file sync and share solutions with Blockchain technology to monitor data integrity and guarantee validity at all times.It is also kite-flying a bit , as while it has cooked up a demo that reg-walled effort appears largely cosmetic.As well it might: this seems like a good idea with some obvious applications, but also well and truly worthy of more discussion, notwithstanding the fact that storage companies already have chain of custody offerings.
Adobe has launched Spark in a hope that its graphics software can be tooled for the mobile age.Launched as part of the backup-gobbling service Creative Cloud, Spark is intended to embiggen the San Jose-based business's animation suite, although it's still only available on iOS.It rebrands some of the company's apps from yesteryear, with Slate and Post arriving as Spark Video, Spark Page, and Spark, er, Post, all iOS mobile apps for various forms of graphics, as well as the Spark web app itself "for creating social posts and graphics, web stories and animated videos."The free apps are available on Adobe's site, where Aubrey Cattell, GM at Adobe Spark, has blogged that the company chose the name because it "represents that small thing that can ignite something much bigger."All Spark Page and Video stories will retain the AdobeSpark branding watermark.This is only removable from Spark Post, which isn't great, but least it's not more Flash.
Soon, you may be picked up by a driverless taxi. Google's self-driving cars have started to become a fairly common sight on the roads around the headquarters. Now is the IT giant's investment vehicles face a new challenge in the form of Uber. Taxi Company has announced that it will begin to test run their autonomous cars in Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, writes tech site VentureBeat. The car in question is a Ford Fusion and will be equipped with sensors, radar, scanner and high-resolution cameras. Just as Google's cars will be a person in the driver's seat as a backup to ensure that nothing goes wrong.
External hard drive makers LaCie has worked with Porsche Design since 2003; this USB-C mobile drive is just the latest combined effort.Comes with free backup softwarePlug in this drive for the first time and you ll find a setup program for Windows and Mac.The program helps you partition your drive, allowing you to decide how much space you want to use only with Windows computers via NTFS, and how much space you want to work with Windows, Linux, and Mac devices via FAT32.There s Genie Timeline Free, which is an application that automates backing up files of folders, and Lacie desktop manager, which shows you the status of your drive.Two-year limited warrantyThe LaCie Porsche Design mobile drive is covered for two years.Attractive, but ultimately overpricedWe recently reviewed the lightweight and speedy Samsung T3 Portable SSD, which costs a staggering $800 for 2TB.
Version 7 adds support for the newest Mac and Windows operating systems, automatic cloud-based backup and syncing, and a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects.The new TypeSync feature doesn t replace the Archive and Restore feature introduced in version 6, which lets you copy your entire Font Vault to your Dropbox or Google Drive, and then restore it on another computer.Version 7 adds a completely new plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC 2015, which is being used by more and more designers to create animated text.With this plug-in, you no longer need to remember which fonts were used in each composition, a giant benefit since After Effects on its own doesn t help you determine which fonts are missing.As with earlier versions, Suitcase Fusion 7 includes auto-activation plug-ins for recent Adobe and Quark products, specifically: Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator versions CS6 and higher , and QuarkXPress 10 and 2015.In addition, Extensis new Suitcase TeamSync is an affordable alternative for teams who want to share the same font library but can t justify the cost or maintenance of Extensis Universal Type Server product.
With Apple in full control of updates, all supported devices are able to receive updates quickly and smoothly.The latest example of this would be iOS 9.3.2, an otherwise uneventful and minor update if not for the fact that it bricked some 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablets.Although the update has been reported only on some, not all, smaller iPad Pros, the feedback was load enough that Apple had no choice but to pull the update rather than risk adding to the outcry.After installing the iOS 9.3.2 update, some 9.7 iPad Pro owners reported being stuck in a boot loop that kept asking them to connect their device to iTunes.However, doing so solves nothing and affected users are unable to restore from a previously working backup.This incident might reignite criticisms regarding Apple's less than stellar performance of late when it comes to ensuring the quality of updates.
For the past week, I've been testing out a VW Beetle "Dune," a special edition of the iconic reboot of the legendary "people's car."The car is loads of fun, has an amazing audio system, and is pretty cheap, at less than $25,000.But it also has a nifty feature that no driver is ever going to see — although he or she might hear it, and it solves a problem that every driver with a backup camera has faced when the weather gets rough.Check it out.View As: One PageSlides
Former veterans from the largest physician-patient platform in the U.S. launch new company focused on a life-saving Wearable-as-a-Service SAN FRANCISCO– BUSINESS WIRE –May 24, 2016–Ryan Howard, founder and former CEO of Practice Fusion, today announced the launch of a new company, iBeat – a wearable technology company empowering people to live longer lives.Started by a team of Practice Fusion veterans, including Howard, iBeat s mission is to empower people with the freedom to be fearless, explore, and live longer, fuller lives.This Smart News Release features multimedia.View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160524005669/en/iBeat – The smart watch that can save your life.Photo: Business Wire The idea to start iBeat stemmed from a close friend of Howard s passing.She brings more than seven years experience in communications, having worked with several early-stage and late-stage startups including MySpace, backup software provider NovaStor, digital advertising agency SteelHouse, and secure healthcare texting app TigerText.The iBeat team plans to double its staff by the end of this year, hiring in engineering, design, growth marketing, and operations.View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160524005669/en/iBeatKristin Tinsley, 661-904-2408Marketing & Communications [email protected]
To perform a reset go to System Backup and restore Reset network settings.Install them choose version 9083430 Go to Settings Account then delete your Google accountBoot the phone into recovery model, and wipe the cache partition This process would take about 5-20 minutes After wiping the cache, reboot the phone and add your Google accountA member,who shared this fix on the forum, claims that his battery drain has dropped dramatically and his battery statistics show the correct figure.Encryption issue: Many users on OnePlus forum have reported that updating an encrypted device to Cyanogen OS 13 does not work.Despite being correct, the pattern was rejected," states a user on CynogenMod jira site.While it is possible to use adb sideload to install the previous the previous version, it's a bit technical and beyond many people's abilities.To resolve this problem you might consider installing the previous Cynogen OS version 12.1 via ADB sideload.
New version fixes known flaws and adopts new exploit kit-based distribution modelThe TeslaCrypt creators called it quits recently, but unfortunately for users, there s a new ransomware program that s ready to take its place.However, its authors have recently fixed all issues and malware researchers believe that with the newly released version 4, DMA Locker has reached maturity and might be the next thing to hit users in widespread attacks.The new version, however, is distributed via Web-based drive-by download attacks that rely on exploit kits, meaning that a much bigger number of computers can potentially be affected.That key is then encrypted with a public RSA key and gets appended to the beginning of the file.Instead, DMA Locker has a list of extensions that it will not touch, encrypting everything else and potentially causing more damage.Performing regular backups to locations that are only temporarily accessible from the computer, such as an USB hard disk drive that s only connected during backup operations, is very important.
The group s fleet of mobile Doppler on Wheels DOWs and observation vehicles had already made their way some 800 miles from their Colorado home base to south central Oklahoma, looking to intentionally place themselves in harm s way.TWIRL stands for Tornadic Winds: In-situ and Radar observations at Low levels.Recent observations suggest that the strongest winds in tornadoes may occur in this difficult to observe zone, CSWR president Josh Wurman told Digital Trends in an interview.While his focus in school is on severe storms and he already has some storm chasing experience under his belt, Molyneaux says working with CSWR is the opportunity of a lifetime.One of the wind sensors was destroyed in the encounter although a backup sonic wind sensor continued to record data the entire time .The yellow paint on the pod was pitted, and the entire 120 pound pod itself moved about six feet from where Molyneaux and DeFlitch had placed it.
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