Fresh on IT Block's Radar 3rd July 2020

Amazing product debuts from Netgear and Samsung. TikTok's security vulnerabilities and much more.


Samsung launches 870 QVO, a whopping 8TB SSD.

Samsung launches 870 QVO, a whopping 8TB SSD.


Reading and writing speeds of more than five hundred megabytes per second, this 8TB SSD by Samsung is the best in its class. So far, standard HDD drives have had the advantage of superior storage space, not to mention affordability. Performance, however, is the reason most prefer to use an SSD drive, and Samsung is very well-known at making the most reliable solid-state drives in the market. During this COVID-19 period, there has even been a shortage of Samsung SSD drives; demands fell short.


Samsung has been busy, and we think this new 8TB SSD is an exciting product that many, both personal and professionals users can't wait to get their hands on.



Reddit user reveals TikTok collecting important personal data

Reddit user reveals TikTok collecting important personal data


A Reddit user 'bangorlol' who has reverse-engineered many social media applications like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter attempted the latest viral social media platform TikTok. TikTok owned by ByteDance, founded by Zhang Yiming, an entrepreneur based out of China.


What this Reddit user discovered is the immense amount of APIs hidden within lines of code that collects an enormous amount of data. Say you use the TikTok app at home, they know your home's SSID, your WiFi router's brand and even its MAC address. For any application to collect data at such a deep level, that could also indicate a lot of personal data collected, and the Reddit user was also able to confirm personal data, as much as possible, is being compiled. The concern here is why would a social media application even need such a vast amount of data from a user, which has led many to believe that the motive behind such data collection is anything but in good faith. We do now know what this means for TikTok users; many are still on board with the platform; only time will tell how this scandal will unfold.



Lenovo's Virtual Care system for providers to patients

Lenovo's Virtual Care system for providers to patients


Virtual Care by Lenovo is their latest initiative and solution for healthcare providers that wish to connect to their patients, especially those with chronic conditions. Chronic patients often deal with regular doctor visits, even for the simplest of procedures, which has burdened the health care industry a lot since these procedures are simple and can be done by the patients themselves at home. It is the data collected from these readings, fed to medical practitioners and analyzed that is the main problem.


Lenovo's Virtual Care is not the latest solution in the market; there are various SMS systems and another information-sharing platform for patients to send their readings to their doctors from the comfort of their own home. What Virtual Care has done is to take it one step further, it allows providers not only to collect reading but to make their patients through the process each step of the way. Carefully advising them on measures to take immediately, even adjusting the dosage of pills if need be. A significant step towards a patient's physical and mental well being.



Netgear launches their second Wifi 6 mesh system

Netgear launches their second Wifi 6 mesh system


After the success of their Orbi WiFi 6 AX 6000, Netgear celebrated their lead in the market with another new WiFi 6 system, the AX4200. Almost thirty per cent less the cost of the AX6000, the AX4200 is a perfect WiFi 6 router for your household, capable of managing forty or more devices at the same time.


Netgear WiFi 6 system is capable of delivering up to 2.4 Gbps of internet bandwidth to a device, which is roughly 300 MB/s of potential download speed. The main attraction of a WiFi 6 system is the range of its 5GHz bandwidth, Netgear's AX4200 and AX6000 are both capable of covering up to five thousand square foot of space. This router might be overkill for an average apartment below a thousand square feet, but we don't think that will hamper anyone from purchasing this fantastic device.



Apple gave out 8 design awards to outstanding developers

Apple gave out 8 design awards to outstanding developers


Winners of the Apple Design Awards 'Games' category

Winners of the Apple Design Awards 'Apps' category

Great job to all the winners, check out the apps by clicking on the names provided.


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