Upon hearing about some of the new features in iOS 10, I decided to check it out using the Apple Beta Software Program. There are many new features ripe for the testing, but one particular feature caught my eye: rich links in iMessages. Essentially, when you receive a URL in an iMessage, your iPhone will attempt to retrieve the website to give you a little preview.
In keeping with the vendor-theme, this next story is about a company that we will call Fortune-Teller (FT). FT has software in every device you own, whether you use Apple iOS/OSX, Android Phones, Windows PCs, Linux, etc. They are everywhere, and the guy who started the company looks like he could be the villain in the next Die Hard movie. I am not sure if there is a moral to this story, or if I am just sharing it so people can start to see how “these things go”, as they say. In either case, lets get started. Continue reading “Stop! Vendor Time!”
Two years ago, we discovered an issue in a certain vendor’s software (that has since been fixed). For legal reasons, I cannot disclose the name of the vendor, so let’s just call them The Vendor. The Vendor provides an out of the box Back Office solution to telecom companies across the world, and are one of the “industry standards” in their space.