4 Techniques for Validating Enterprise Blockchain

Let's face it, there's been a lot of hype about blockchain over the past few years. Nowadays though, there are signs that we may be on the cusp of moving from the "blockchain will solve all your problems" segment of the hype cycle into the "blockchain may be useful for a few targeted applications" segment. [...]

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TECH(talk): The collaboration software market is on the move

Microsoft has rolled out tweaks to its Teams software for frontline workers and separately unveiled new features for the education market. (That includes new hardware it hopes can help displace Chromebooks in schools.) Google announced it is raising prices for some G Suite users. Workplace by Facebook chalked up a big customer win as Nestle [...]

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Microsoft’s new Outlook iOS design is now available for everyone

Microsoft unveiled a new Outlook for iOS design back in December, complete with new animations and a move away from the traditional all-white design. While beta testers have had access for more than a month, the new design is rolling out to everyone using Outlook for iOS today. The most notable change will be the [...]

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Python code completion gets an assist from machine learning

The makers of a new programmer’s assistant for Python developers are tapping machine learning technology to build new kinds of programming tools. Kite, billed by its creators as “the AI copilot for Python programmers,” is a code-completion system designed to go beyond the conventional auto-suggest algorithms found in IDEs. Kite integration is available for most [...]

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Apple’s iPad Mini 5 might work with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard

Everyone is expecting to see a new iPad Mini 5 in short order this year, but should we expect one with an Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to match? That's what software developer Steve Troughton-Smith claims to have discovered digging through iOS 12.2 beta files. Of course, coming from simple name-drops, and coded ones at [...]

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Apple Rumored Plotting a Game Subscription Service

A "Netflix for Games" type of service may be in Apple's future. Apple has been developing a subscription service that will function for games much like Netflix does for movies and TV series, according to a Cheddar report. It's still unclear what the subscription fee would be or what kinds of games would be offered [...]

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Top Open Source Tools for Staying on Time and on Task

Keeping up to date with multiple daily activity calendars, tons of information, and long must-do lists can be a never-ending challenge. This week's Linux Picks and Pans reviews the best open source Personal Information Managers (PIMs) that will serve you well on whatever Linux distribution you run. In theory, computer tools should make managing a [...]

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MyFax review

The easy to use online faxing service OUR VERDICT This online faxing service has a decent feature set, and makes it easy to send and receive faxes via email, with a wide variety of supported file formats. However, the three tiers of plans are limiting, and the lack of an unlimited or enterprise plan is [...]

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Bluetooth will get even more accurate at finding your lost gadgets

The group behind the Bluetooth standard says it’s developed a new feature that’ll allow companies to track items down to the centimeter. The group is combining Bluetooth’s existing object-tracking tech with another technology, radio direction, in order to get the precise measurements. This could radically change tracking technology, like Tile’s solution for locating lost objects. [...]

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Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

Facebook is currently working towards integrating its chat services -- WhatsApp, Messenger, and photo-sharing app Instagram -- to let their users to message each other across platforms. All of the three apps will support end-to-end encryption but Facebook is yet to provide a timeline for when this will happen, The New York Times reported late [...]

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