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With iOS 9, developers will be able to limit their apps to newer devices

Apple's next mobile OS will run on devices as old as the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s, but that doesn't mean the newest apps will run on those products as well. With iOS 9, Apple will allow third-party developers to restrict apps to running only on recently released iPhones and iPads.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 11 June, 2015 08:33

Tags: Apple, telecommunication, applications, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile

Why marketers are betting big on predictive analytics

Give a marketer a sale, and you'll keep his company afloat for a day; teach him to predict future sales, and you may just ensure his longevity.

By Katherine Noyes | 11 June, 2015 06:14

Tags: amazon, marketing, Customer Relationship Management, applications, data mining, software, ocal Search Association, industry verticals, Beagle Research Group, Lattice Engines, TDWI Research

Outlook for iOS and Android gives Office 365 users a more secure sign-in option

Office 365 users have a new, more secure method of logging into Microsoft's Outlook apps for iOS and Android, thanks to an update the company announced Wednesday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 11 June, 2015 06:11

Tags: applications, Microsoft, e-mail, software

Apple deploying camera-equipped cars to improve its maps service

Apple has confirmed it's deploying camera-equipped cars to capture data -- including images -- to improve its mapping service.

By Fred O'Connor | 11 June, 2015 02:25

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, mobile

Commonwealth Bank launches Apple Watch apps

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has unveiled two apps for the Apple Watch – one aimed at consumers and the other at CommSec trading customers.

By Hamish Barwick | 10 June, 2015 11:36

Tags: Apple Watch apps, CBA, CommSec, Apple watch

Instagram cleans up its desktop site, enlarging photos

Instagram is changing the look of its photo-sharing site on the desktop, streamlining the display of people's photos while also enlarging them.

By Zach Miners | 10 June, 2015 09:54

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, Instagram, social networking, mobile, internet, video

Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

Developers who build extensions for Safari will have to choose between paying Apple and having their browser add-ons pulled from the company's extension gallery later this year, thanks to policy changes the company announced Monday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 10 June, 2015 08:17

Tags: Apple, applications, browsers, software

SAP previews new analytics tools for IT, business users

SAP has made no secret of its desire to be front and center in the trend toward easy-to-use analytics tools, and on Tuesday the company offered a glimpse at several upcoming capabilities for different types of enterprise users.

By Katherine Noyes | 10 June, 2015 07:50

Tags: applications, SAP, data mining, software, Data management

Apple improves support for right-to-left languages with iOS 9

The next version of Apple's mobile operating system will be even friendlier for readers of languages like Arabic and Hebrew that are written from right to left, thanks to changes that Apple made for iOS 9.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 10 June, 2015 04:25

Tags: Apple, telecommunication, applications, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile

Five things Apple is doing to please developers

Apple had lots to offer developers at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Headline improvements included a new version of the soon to be open sourced Swift programming language and upgraded frameworks for creating more advanced Watch apps.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 10 June, 2015 00:54

Tags: Development tools, mobile applications, Apple, application development, Languages and standards, software, mobile

Apple moves to six-digit passcode in iOS 9

Apple plans to require six-digit passcodes to unlock its latest mobile devices that use iOS 9, its forthcoming mobile operating system.

By Jeremy Kirk | 09 June, 2015 13:40

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, security, mobile security, Mobile OSes, mobile

Brace yourself for videos on Apple Watch

No screen, apparently, is too small for video, even the one on Apple's Watch.

By Zach Miners | 09 June, 2015 11:20

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Apple, consumer electronics, accessories, twitter, mobile, internet, video, mobile applications

With Apple Watch OS update, apps are about to get a whole lot more capable

Expect Apple Watch apps to gain a lot more functionality now that Apple is opening its hardware sensors to third party developers and allowing apps to run natively on the device.

By Fred O'Connor | 09 June, 2015 11:04

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, consumer electronics, mobile

How virtual reality could change your business

Virtual reality has been anticipated with feverish excitement by gaming enthusiasts, but it could be just as transformative for businesses.

By Katherine Noyes | 09 June, 2015 08:07

Tags: Envelop VR, applications, games, software

Facebook letting more stores ping your phone when you're inside

You might find yourself browsing more than the shelves at your local store, if Facebook knows you're there. It's expanding a location-aware program that will let businesses pop information into the top of your news feed.

By Zach Miners | 09 June, 2015 07:07

Tags: analytics, advertising, mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

Facebook's lean Android app is less than 1MB in size

Facebook has released a stripped down version of its Android app aimed at growing its service in developing countries and other areas with poor connectivity.

By Zach Miners | 05 June, 2015 08:54

Tags: analytics, mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

Dropbox adds new features to woo enterprise users

Dropbox wants to gain a stronger foothold in the enterprise, and on Thursday it rolled out several new Dropbox for Business features that sweeten the deal for corporate users.

By Katherine Noyes | 05 June, 2015 05:05

Tags: applications, document management, dropbox, software, collaboration, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

Yahoo does Spring Cleaning: Shuts down Maps, Pipes & more

In case you were wondering what it is exactly that Yahoo does these days, the company says its focus is on "search, communications and digital content." The rest must go, and as such, Yahoo today has announced some things it is getting rid of.

By Bob Brown | 05 June, 2015 04:59

Tags: Apple, Yahoo, flickr, applications, Microsoft, social, 21, software, collaboration

MicroStrategy 10 promises enhanced BI with more governance, security

Recognizing the growing tension between IT departments and enterprise users eager for more self-serve analytics tools, MicroStrategy has added heightened security and governance capabilities to the latest version of its namesake BI platform.

By Katherine Noyes | 05 June, 2015 04:05

Tags: applications, MicroStrategy, software, business intelligence

Uber CEO admits company is not perfect

Uber has made enemies in the five years its cars have been on the road. Safety concerns have sparked lawsuits from regulators, its data collection practices have landed it in hot water, and CEO Travis Kalanick can’t seem to shake his spoiled brat image.

By Zach Miners | 04 June, 2015 13:02

Tags: Uber, mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, Maps, mobile, internet

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