Apple's recently introduced iOS 7.1update provides a few design changes and a couple of extra features. Here's what you need to know to access some of these.
Google Apps: always be closing.
Yesterday, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced a new sales program dubbed "Google Apps Referral Program" to help drive sales of the Google Apps software suite. Cheerfully described by some as a way of "sharing so others can benefit", other bloggers describe it as a way of "sharing to annoy others." Designed as a way to complete against growing Microsoft Office 365 adoption, time will tell if the controversial approach will garner sales for Google's application suite.
But why the umbrage from certain bloggy corners? Although a hard direct sales approach sometimes works; too often a socially-shunned salesperson never gets the chance.
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As emerging technologies evolve they often find an initial niche in highly specialized application scenarios, or in specific industry verticals, before expanding to wider areas of applicability. Within these initial niches the end users can be any combination of early adopter from digital enthusiasts, to fashionistas, to – perhaps mostly importantly - folks simply using the technology because it serves a specific need extremely well.
This pilot fish works for a company that still uses a legacy system for handling its retirement plans -- and we're not talking a mainframe here.
Speaking via video at SXSW, Ed Snowden said NSA mass surveillance is “setting fire to the future of internet” and tech people are “all the firefighters.” Snowden and the ACLU talked about surveillance, encryption and ways to better protect online privacy.
Microsoft is doing its best to warn the owners of nearly 500 million XP-based PCs that as of early April, they're on their own: No security patches, no support. It sounds scary -- but do XP owners really care?
Wi-Fi management on an iOS device is relatively pain-free, but some small annoyances can take place from time to time. Here's what you need to know.
Oculus Rift rules at SXSW.
A star has been born at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. As an annual gathering point on the rubber chicken pilgrim trail of Hollywood execs and hipsters, SXSW is intended for showcasing music and film talent. This year, the talent is a bit irked, a scene-stealer is in their midst. A virtual reality headset named Oculus Rift -- starring in an HBO "Game of Thrones" exhibition -- is getting all of the attention.
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This small manufacturer runs its operations on a popular ERP system, reports a pilot fish there -- except it's not so popular with everyone, like the senior manager who complains it's not giving him the data he wants.
Good designers make all the difference.
After a year of hard work, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has just deployed changes to the desktop version of its "News Feed." Bloggers -- on the whole -- seem pleased with the changes. No problems, everything is great. Still, the "new look" has many bloggers scratching their heads, unsure of what has changed exactly.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers want to keep things the way they are.