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Secure and Manage Apple Devices at Work
Jamf Now is a device management solution for your Macs, iPads and iPhones. It’s cloud-based, so you can manage and protect your devices anytime from anywhere.

Date: 2017-09-21

Microsoft Updates Outlook On Android To Support Third Party Add-in Apps
Microsoft just revved up its Outlook Android app making it more productive and fun for users. In a recent announcement, the tech giant announced that it has updated the software to now support a variety of third party add-in apps.

Date: 2017-09-12

Microsoft and Amazon’s AI Assistants are Working Together
Usually, tech companies keep each other at arm’s length, unwilling to share new technologies with the hope of besting their competitors. However, it appears that Microsoft and Amazon, two of the major players in the AI digital assistant arena, are bent on bucking the trend. Apparently, both companies want their respective assistants, Cortana and Alexa, to get friendly with each other.

Date: 2017-09-01

Amazon will brace for a serious contender soon with Microsoft’s racquisition of Cycle Computing
Among the top players in the tech industry, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed king of cloud computing, leading the pack by a wide margin in the relatively new but lucrative segment. However, rivals do not plan to let AWS reign unchallenged. In fact, analysts believe that the Amazon will have to brace for a serious contender soon with Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Cycle Computing, which aims to revamp the services being offered by its own cloud computing platform, Microsoft Azure.

Date: 2017-08-21

On Tuesday, Microsoft launched its new beta
On Tuesday, Microsoft launched its new beta, which sports a new design and comes packed with new features users might find useful. For instance, the search interface has been relocated, email attachments can be previewed and the new inbox comes with a ton of smart features designed to give users an easier way to tag useful information with their emails.

Date: 2017-08-11

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Spar on Importance of AI
Nothing gets a geek’s dander up than a discussion of whether a Skynet-like AI will become part of our future, as seen in the beef apparently brewing between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

Date: 2017-07-28

People + AI Research (PAIR), will see Google Researchers Analyze the way Humans Interact with AI
Google announced Monday a new initiative geared towards improving the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence (AI).

Date: 2017-07-11

Facebook to use AI as a Weapon Against Terrorism
In the wake of recent terror attacks, Facebook has issued a statement through their newsroom on countering radicalization. The social media platform is immensely popular, with worldwide users reaching 1.94 billion each month. It also can’t be denied that even terrorist groups have easy access to their website. As a result, Facebook has been faced with criticisms over their lack of efforts to eradicate terrorist propaganda from their pages.

Date: 2017-06-16

Oculus Founder Wants To Build Donald Trump a Virtual Border Wall
If Donald Trump can’t build his wall across the border to Mexico, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will build him one—at least in the virtual sphere.

Date: 2017-06-06

Microsoft Reveals Latest Surface Pro With 13-Hour Battery Life
Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Pro during a recent event in Shanghai, touting faster performance for the gadget on the strength of its seventh-generation Intel Core processor.

Date: 2017-05-26

Amazon further distanced itself from Google with the launch of Echo Show
Amazon further distanced itself from Google with the launch of Echo Show, a voice-activated home smart assistant with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

Date: 2017-05-12

Patent Hints at Plan to Use Wifi Routers for Wireless Charging
Hoping to get an edge over their competition, Apple Inc. is developing technology that will allow users to charge their phones via wireless routers.

Date: 2017-04-30

Are Email Marketers Missing Out On Metrics?
An extensive study recently released by GetRepsone and SmartInsights shows that while email is clearly the most effective marketing channel, marketers overall aren’t fully utilizing the available capabilities and advantages of email metrics.

Date: 2017-04-05

Windows Takes Backseat To Android For First Time
According to March research from the independent web analytics firm StatCounter, Android topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93%, placing it just ahead of Windows (37.91%) for the first time..

Date: 2017-03-30

The Cognitive Era to Change the World
“The transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession,” says Guru Banavar who is responsible for advancing the next generation of cognitive technologies and solutions with IBM’s global scientific ecosystem including academia, government agencies and other partners. “It is no longer enough to advance the

Date: 2017-02-21

Microsoft CEO: How Can We Democratize Access to AI Technology?
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, recently was interviewed by Ludwig Siegele of The Economist about the future of AI (artificial intelligence) at the DLD in Munich, Germany where he spoke about the need to democratize the technology so that it is part of every company and every product. Here’s an excerpt transcribed from the video interview:

Date: 2017-01-19

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