Weekly Round Up – 22nd December

In 14.3 update, all apps required to display privacy labelAs part of the new iOS 14.3 update, all applications that are in the App Store will be required to display a privacy label. Developers of apps will have to disclose privacy practices to its users, including what data is collected. The change has been implemented to further protect users privacy.

Source: https://www.itpro.co.uk/security/privacy/358133/apple-ios-143-launch-brings-privacy-labels-for-all-apps



Microsoft 365 Apps now able to run on Apple's new M1 chipsMicrosoft have announced that its 365 apps will now run natively on the new Apple Silicon M1 Macs. The new update also sees a redesign of the apps to match the new design of macOS Big Sur. However, Microsoft Teams has been said to only be available via an emulation or web browser on the new M1 Macs.


Source: https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/12/15/microsoft-office-with-native-apple-silicon-m1-arrives




Cloud-based app developers now able to integrate location awarenessDevelopers of cloud-based apps will now be able to integrate location awareness and mapping capabilities, after Amazon previews a geolocation service. A three-month trial of the service will be free to use for developers to test.


Source: https://www.itpro.co.uk/cloud/358173/amazon-previewing-its-new-cloud-based-location-service



Open Reach hiring over 5000 engineersIn an effort to build up a full-fibre network for the UK, Openreach are expected to hire more than 5,000 engineers. The roles are to be assigned within the next year to achieve its goal of providing fibre to 20 million homes and businesses by the mid-2020s. Research has suggested that the roll out of fibre would boost productivity by £59 billion by 2025.

Source: https://www.itpro.co.uk/infrastructure/network-internet/358194/openreach-to-hire-5000-new-engineers-to-support-full-fibre

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