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  1. Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devicesTue, 21 Oct 2014 03:00:12 -0700
    Showing all viewers the same commercial six minutes into, say, an episode of Modern Family might soon be over. If youre watching it online.A new partnership between TV measurement company Nielsen and analytics provider Adobe was announced early Tuesday, presenting detailed data about how people watch TV and other media on the Internet. The team-up adds smarts to existing forms of tracking, by letting broadcasters get a better picture of how Internet users consume media across devices and platforms.With the service, partnered broadcasters could see, for instance, if viewers began watching a show on Netflix on their laptop, then switched to a Roku set-top box to finish it. And then read an article on ESPN.com.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Post like a pro: Three social media apps for scheduling and moreTue, 21 Oct 2014 03:00:00 -0700
    Managing your social media presence can be a full-time joband an expensive undertaking. A host of products is available to help, but not every tool is right for everyone. Read on to learn about three apps that can help you post your content across various social networks, and, in some cases, a bit more.Everypost Everypost features a neat and clean interface that makes this app easy to use.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Samsung Knox devices approved for government use by NSAMon, 20 Oct 2014 23:50:07 -0700
    Samsung Electronics Galaxy devices have been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency under a program of the agency to quickly deploy commercially available technologies.The Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program only lists devices that have met the agencys security standards, and may not necessarily translate into large government orders for the South Korean company.The products selected under the program of the NSA and Central Security Service include the Galaxy S4 and S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition under the classification of mobile platforms. Also included under the mobile platforms classification is Boeing Black, a smartphone designed for defense and security applications by Boeing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by defaultMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:11 -0700
    Apple is being called out for how it shares desktop and Web searches in its latest desktop operating system, Yosemite.Spotlight, which underwent a rework for Yosemite, indexes desktop files and makes them searchable via keywords. By default, the latest iteration of Spotlight sends those search terms to Apple, in conjunction with Microsofts Bing search engine, which Apple says is used to improve Spotlights accuracy.If Location Services are turned on in Yosemite, a computers approximate location is also sent to Apple whenever Spotlight is used. Apple advises users of the data it is collecting and says that the sharing can be disabled by turning off Spotlight Suggestions.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next monthMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:55:08 -0700
    The first products from Apples mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership could change the way people work.In July, Apple announced an exclusive deal with IBM in which iPhones and iPads would be sold to enterprises backed by IBMs cloud and analytics services. The first products will be for the banking, government, insurance, retail, telecommunications and travel and transport sectors, Cook said on a Monday earnings call.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualizationMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:45:10 -0700
    Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.The new Account Map tool does an enterprise-wide analysis of data collected in a companys Smartsheet domain and generates a visual representation of the people working on the different projects, including employees, partners, contractors, vendors and customers.It gives you a quick, visual way of seeing the landscape of who is doing what across the enterprise, said Brent Frei [cq], chairman and co-founder of Smartsheet.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android usersMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:10:00 -0700
    The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology thats already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off. Clunky implementations, lack of widespread acceptance and poor user knowledge have hampered NFC technology, but some in the payments industry are hoping Apple Pay has an impact far beyond iPhone 6 users. I think without a doubt, Apple has a unique place in the mobile ecosystem, with hardware, software and services, said James Anderson, senior vice president of emerging payments at MasterCard. He said Apples adoption is an endorsement of NFC and gives consumers the feeling that the technology is safe and ready to be used.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sakeMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:15:12 -0700
    Microsoft now loves Linux.This was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux, during a Monday webcast to announce a number of services it had added to its Azure cloud, including the Cloudera Hadoop package and the CoreOS Linux distribution.In addition, the company launched a marketplace portal, now in preview mode, designed to make it easier for customers to procure and manage their cloud operations.Microsoft is also planning to release an Azure appliance, in conjunction with Dell, that will allow organizations to run hybrid clouds where they can easily move operations between Microsofts Azure cloud and their own in-house version.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarterMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700
    Apples iPad shipments declined, but strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the companys profit in its fourth quarter for fiscal 2014. Apples net profit was US$8.5 billion during the quarter, up from $7.5 billion in the same quarter one year ago, the company said on Monday. Revenue was $42.1 billion for the quarter ending on Sept. 27, growing from $37.5 billion in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected revenue of $39.88 billion for the quarter. IPhone shipments were 39.27 million units in the fourth quarter, increasing from 33.8 million units in same quarter last year. IPad shipments were 12.3 million, falling from 14.08 million units a year ago. Mac shipments totaled 5.5 million units, compared to 4.58 million units during the year-ago quarter.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTelMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:50:09 -0700
    Canadian business communications vendor Mitel is offering US$540 million for ShoreTel, a U.S.-based competitor, going public with the bid after saying it was snubbed earlier this month.Mitel and ShoreTel sell enterprise phone systems and unified communications software and services. Mitel says the industry is consolidating and it wants to be a consolidator. In January, Mitel completed its acquisition of Aastra, another Canadian communications company.Mitel is offering US$8.10 per share in cash for ShorTel, which it says is a premium of 24 percent over Fridays ShoreTel share price. In a letter sent Monday to ShoreTels board of directors, the company said it had proposed a buyout to the board on Oct. 2 that was rejected. Its current offer is open until Nov. 20, Mitel said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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