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Computing, Software & Applications

What is PaaS (platform-as-a-service)? A simpler way to build software applications

July 22, 2022

Via: Info World

PaaS (platform-as-a-service) is a form of cloud computing that enables software developers to build, run, and manage software applications easily, without worrying about underlying infrastructure. The advent of cloud computing opened the door for vendors to bundle together the key […]


Computing, Software & Applications

DevOps improve code quality, but security must happen sooner

May 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The annual GitLab survey of over 3,650 software professionals has reported that more than one-third (35%) are new to DevOps. Just under one-fifth of the software developers surveyed said they have been using DevOps for a year or less, and […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Slack CEO: Microsoft Teams is not a competitor to Slack

May 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield thinks Microsoft Teams isn’t a competitor to Slack. Questioned on the ongoing battle between Slack and Microsoft Teams for the enterprise space, Butterfield once again challenged Microsoft’s approach to bundling Teams with Office. “What we’ve seen […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Repeat Mac app mess forces some to reinstall purchased programs

February 17, 2016

Via: Info World

Some Mac owners today faced error messages or applications that balked when launched in a repeat of the November 2015 expired-digital-certificate issue. Three months ago, a lapsed Apple-issued certificate triggered a fiasco that prevented Mac users from running software they’d […]


Software & Applications

Google Inbox Will Start Using A.I. To Answer Emails For You

November 4, 2015

Via: Dave Gershgorn

Google Inbox’s Smart Reply feature will be able to suggest responses to emails, using artificial intelligence. Google’s mobile software is inching closer to becoming a true personal assistant, with the coming integration of an upcoming feature called Smart Reply. Google’s […]


Internet

Firefox 44 Developer Edition arrives with visual editing and memory management tools

November 3, 2015

Via: Emil Protalinski

In addition to the stable release of Firefox 42, Mozilla also launched Firefox 44 Developer Edition, adding visual editing and memory management tools. Today’s release coincides with the one-year anniversary of what Mozilla calls “the first browser created specifically for […]


Software & Applications

Microsoft’s new Windows Feedback app replaces closing sites

November 2, 2015

Via: itCurated

If you’re looking to give Microsoft some feedback about Windows 10 Mobile, and the native apps that come with it, you should use the new Windows Feedback app. The Windows and Windows Phone UserVoice feedback sites that are currently employed […]


Software & Applications

Facebook’s new Slideshow ads could transform how the company sells ads in emerging markets

October 30, 2015

Via: Ken Yeung

Facebook is working to increase its reach throughout the world, including emerging markets. To do that, it has increasingly become mindful of connectivity speeds and modifying its tools to make sure that it can reach the next set of users […]


Software & Applications

Slack launches user groups, hits 1.7M daily active users and 470K paid seats

October 30, 2015

Via: Jordan Novet

Team communication apps Slack today is announcing the launch of user groups for teams that pay for premium tiers of service. The feature provides more granularity than the channels for group discussions that existed since the app’s earliest days. User […]


Software & Applications

Update to Google Maps adds gas prices, and allows you to navigate a detour

October 21, 2015

Via: itCurated

Source photo If you’re one of those people who will drive out of the way just to save a penny a gallon for gas, Google Maps is calling your name. You should notice changes to Google Maps over the next […]


Editorial, Internet

Important boost for the Dell portfolio: new security solutions for enterprises

October 20, 2015

Via: Adrian Cirlig

Source photo Dell launched a new range of enterprise security solutions that protect organizations from threats that can evolve almost every day. With a fresh approach to malware blocking and sandboxing capabilities, data security, as well as multi-factor authentication, customers […]


Software & Applications

Yahoo’s new email app lets you skip passwords

October 15, 2015

Via: Karissa Bell

You no longer need to enter a password when using the Yahoo Mail app. The company unveiled a redesigned email app on Thursday introducing a new Account Key feature, which lets users log in without entering their passwords. The update […]


Software & Applications

Dropbox and Adobe team up to make ‘working with PDFs simple’

October 13, 2015

Via: Michael de Waal-Montgomery

Dropbox and Adobe announced a new partnership today that they say is just the first phase of “even deeper mobile integrations” expected to be rolled out in the coming months (iOS this year, Android in 2016). This first step will […]


Editorial, Software & Applications

Goodbye language barriers. The Skype Translator is here

October 2, 2015

Via: Natalie Dunn

People have always been interested to find a proper way to communicate with a person who speaks a different language. We want to be connected. So far we managed to find different ways to solve this issue – universal languages, […]


Internet

Apple CEO Tim Cook courts the enterprise: ‘This is not a hobby’

September 29, 2015

Via: Ken Yeung

Apple chief executive Tim Cook stopped by Box’s customer conference today to chat about his company’s efforts into the enterprise: “It’s a huge area for us.” In an interview that appeared reminiscent to Cook’s appearance on The Late Show with […]


Software & Applications

Boston-based Acquia bags $55M round as its Drupal content management system surges

September 28, 2015

Via: Chris O'Brien

Open-source content management system, Drupal, got another boost today when Boston-based Acquia announced it has raised $55 million in venture capital. “At Acquia, we pride ourselves on guiding today’s leading organizations as they digitalize their business,” Acquia CEO Tom Erickson […]


Software & Applications

Work collaboration platform Teambition raises $12M to take on Microsoft 365

September 24, 2015

Via: Michael de Waal-Montgomery

Shanghai-based workplace collaboration platform Teambition announced this week that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding from investors including NLVC, IDG, Vangoo Capital, and Gobi Partners. Teambition is an online platform that allows for workplace collaboration on things […]


Software & Applications

Skype issues mea culpa for outage, blames it on ‘larger-than-usual’ configuration update

September 22, 2015

Via: Ken Yeung

Skype has formally apologized for the worldwide outage users experienced on Monday. In a blog post, the company attributed the extended downtime to a “larger-than-usual” configuration change that resulted in users being disconnected. The disruption in service put heavy pressure […]


Software & Applications

Ad tech shop Sled Mobile launches a platform that prices ads by time

September 21, 2015

Via: Barry Levine

Cost-per-impression ad pricing is so yesterday. A New York City-based ad tech shop is today launching a limited beta of what it describes as the first-ever cost-per-second (CPS) platform for ads. Sled Mobile’s Parsec platform is based on the idea […]


Software & Applications

Dropbox users can collaborate easily with the new teams feature

September 21, 2015

Via: Alicia Marie Tan

Collaborating for free is always a plus, and now Dropbox is making that easier. The company is launching a new feature called Dropbox Teams, which makes it easier for people to use their personal accounts at work. The feature will […]