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Microsoft and Google Beef Up Communication Apps

Microsoft will do very well with its incoming Teams product that leverages all of Microsoft’s Office 365 apps and services according to new research from Spiceworks. Based on input from 450+ IT professionals in North America and EMEA, the tech company appears set to become kingpin when it comes to messaging platforms in the work […]

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Companies Move Toward IoT Strategies

In building out the Internet of Things (IoT), the world is undergoing a transformation where nearly everything will be connected explains PK Agarwal, Regional Dean/CEO of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley and former CTO, in EE Times. The early Internet was a collection of documents. Websites served as online brochures or billboards. The second wave was an […]

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Are Bots the New Apps?

How many of the apps on your smartphone do you really use? According to The Verge, a virtual assistant named Amy made by the New York City startup X.ai, exemplifies a new frontier in personal computing: the conversational smart bot. “There is a paradigm shift about to happen in how software is being delivered,” says […]

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Malware for Macs

There has been a substantial increase this year in malicious software that affects Apple’s OS X operating system according to MarketWatch, GlobeNewswire and security firm Bit9 + Carbon Black. A 10-week analysis conducted by Bit9 + Carbon Black demonstrated the unprecedented growth in OS X malware. In 2015 alone, the research found that the number […]

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Short Messages Crash Skype and iPhone

For all of you Skype users, be careful what you type when you send someone a link. Typing the wrong characters could crash the program for the person receiving the link and require reinstallation of Skype. According to VentureBeat, Skype users recently discovered a nasty bug in the app. Sending the characters “http://:” (without the quotes) […]

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Microsoft Office 365 Apps for Free

If you have tried using word processing, spreadsheet or presentation apps on your mobile devices that are supposed to be compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you have probably been underwhelmed at best. For those of you who became frustrated like I did with the pseudo-Microsoft Office apps, you either stopped trying to edit […]

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Facebook, Anonymity and Healthcare?

Facebook, anonymity and healthcare are three topics that historically have not been associated with each other. This is potentially going to change. Up until now, Facebook has been a key place where you would go to establish your online identity and to lay out the connections you have to friends and family members. In the […]

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Sarcasm Software for the Secret Service?

This is not a joke or just an excuse to use alliteration. According to Nextgov.com, the Secret Service posted an RFP online as of June 2nd for software that can be used to detect sarcasm in social media. The agency is looking for software that can process large quantities of social media data and provide […]

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