Category: Software

Mobility, Software, Tech

Google: Expect Android Pie Go on new phones this fall with more storage space

August 16, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Android 9.0 Pie is so far only available for Pixel and the Essential PH1 phones, but the Go edition of Android Pie is also coming soon with improvements for ultra-cheap smartphones. Google has announced its Go edition of Android Pie, […]

Software, Tech

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

August 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for questionable content. Twitter suspended Jones from his account on Tuesday after he tweeted out a […]

Software, Tech

Microsoft decides to support Skype Classic for some time after users revolt

August 7, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Skype Classic is not being killed off…well, not just yet. In July, Microsoft announced Skype 8.0 was launching on the desktop, and that it would be shutting down version 7.0 (aka Skype Classic) as a result. The older version would […]

Software, Tech

Twitter ‘shadow banning’ is Trump’s latest social media cause

July 26, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

The president’s latest Twitter target is Twitter itself. This morning, Trump took to the platform to call out the alleged “shadow banning” of Republican users. It’s the latest in long-standing conservative and right-wing complaints regarding perceived unfair treatment at the […]

Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine

July 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The European Commission today fined Google $5.05 billion (€4.34 billion) for violating EU antitrust rules, saying that “Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search.” The […]

Software, Tech

Skype launches a new desktop app with HD video, and soon encryption and call recording

July 16, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will […]

Software, Tech

The Future (And Reality) Of Autonomous Enterprise Software

July 12, 2018

Via: CIO

Oracle’s series of announcements about autonomous database technology – with the first real product being the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud launched on March 27 – has been declared a profound revolution, repackaged hype, and everything between. Oracle’s announcement has touched […]

Software, Tech

Slack wants to make search a little easier with search filters

July 10, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack’s search functions are getting another little quality-of-life update today with the introduction of filters, which aims to make search a little more granular to find the right answers. The company also says searches are going to be more personalized. […]

Mobile Security, Mobility, Security, Software, Tech

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

June 13, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse users’ information collected through apps. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines last week with more detailed rules on what developers can do […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement

June 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause. As artificial intelligence enters all aspects of our everyday lives, we must contend with the potential social, economic, and managerial consequences of large-scale […]