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Google As­sis­tant comes to IOS Ap­ple iphone and ipad users in the UK, Ger­many and France can now try Google’s an­swer to Siri. Google As­sis­tant was first an­nounced in May 2016 and has since formed the AI back­bone of An­droid hand­sets and the Google Home smart speaker.

Mo­torola patents a self-heal­ing phone screen Mo­torola has patented a way to heal a cracked phone screen by ap­ply­ing heat to the dam­age, which means that ex­pen­sive smart­phone screen re­pairs could soon be­come a thing of the past.

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Face­book Mes­sen­ger scam spreads mal­ware A vir­u­lent mal­ware cam­paign has hit Face­book Mes­sen­ger, link­ing users to ma­li­cious sites and down­load­ing soft­ware to their com­put­ers. The for­mat of the mes­sage is the user’s first name, fol­lowed by ‘video’ and a short­ened Bitly or Tcn link.

NHS La­nark­shire hit by ran­somware The Scot­tish health board has con­firmed that a new vari­ant of Bit­mayer was be­hind a cy­ber­at­tack that led to a num­ber of ap­point­ments and pro­ce­dures be­ing can­celled on 25 Au­gust.

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