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Instagram finally lets you do the switcheroo between accounts

Social media managers, and anyone else who juggles more than one Instagram account, are celebrating the small pleasure this week of now being able to switch between accounts without logging out first.

By Bob Brown | 10 February, 2016 02:28

Tags: iphone 6, Instagram

Containers vs. VMs: It comes down to state management, networking and sprawl

Understanding the key differences

Seven Swift 2 enhancements every iOS developer will love

Apple makes good on Swift’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in latest update

By Paul Solt | 01 February, 2016 21:53

Tags: Swift

Microsoft’s TypeScript gets fitted with better compilation

Version of 1.8 of the JavaScript superset also has improvements in the use of third-party libraries

By Paul Krill | 29 January, 2016 22:57

Tags: Microsoft

What to look for in a Git management system that won’t limit your DevOps ambitions

Take into consideration performance, Git sprawl and repository hosting options

Oracle fixes critical flaws in Java, Database Server

While most of the fixes for Java, Database, and MySQL are run-of-the-mill, four are rated critical if the targeted user has administrator privileges

By Fahmida Y. Rashid | 22 January, 2016 04:03

Tags: Oracle

9 predictions for the future of programming

Our coding crystal ball offers developers meaningful bets for the next five years -- but few guarantees given the rate of change for tech

Why Google hasn't taken off in the Cloud yet

Google Cloud Platform is in the unique position of being considered one of the big three IaaS vendors, but at the same time almost always seen as being the third-best option behind AWS and Microsoft. As the new head of Google’s cloud, VMware co-founder Diange Greene is now charged with doing what she did at VMware: Take a ground breaking niche technology and turning it into the must-have enterprise product. But it will not be easy.

By Brandon Butler | 13 January, 2016 23:29

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft

Microsoft's plan for Windows 10 world domination

It's now apparent that Microsoft's plan last year for promoting Windows 10 on PCs had less to do with the single decision to give away upgrades than with a radical scheme to boost adoption.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 January, 2016 22:47

Tags: Windows 10

5 ways to beef up your indie dev business

Indie dev shops can bank on bigger prospects with our guide to bolstering the bottom line

The app dev undead: 5 technologies limping along

Famo.us, io.js, JavaFX, Objective-C, and Spring.Net have all faded away, but for different reasons

Looking back on 2015, Microsoft's biggest year ever

Looking back on 2015, it’s in the running to be one of Microsoft’s biggest on record. The company made several major product announcements, and making a number of big bets on its future.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 23 December, 2015 00:51

Tags: Year End 2015, Microsoft

Storage considerations when you’re virtualizing the last 20% of your systems

The “last leg” is difficult because it taxes the underlying infrastructure, storage in particular

Prospective Yahoo buyers would have eyes on its customer data

Potential suitors for Yahoo's Internet business could include Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, which would want to access the company's 20-year-old treasure trove of customer data.

By Matt Hamblen | 09 December, 2015 23:14

Tags: Yahoo

QlikView vs. Tableau: BI users debate the importance of pretty charts

Online reviews from business intelligence software users suggest that either QlikView or Tableau could do the job, so choosy BI buyers should consider whether it’s more important for the organization to have user-friendly charting or advanced data applications.

Startup Humanyze's 'people analytics' wants to transform your workplace

A wearable device called the Sociometric Badge can be used to track people's social activity at work, with an eye to helping companies boost collaboration and communication.

By Katherine Noyes | 20 November, 2015 16:20

Tags: emerging technology, collaboration

What’s going on at Citrix?

News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful experience for the company.

By Brandon Butler | 19 November, 2015 18:28

Tags: Citrix

9 research projects that could transform the enterprise

From unstructured data mining to visual microphones, academic labs are bringing future breakthrough possibilities to light

Windows 10 refresh: It's an upgrade, not an update

Microsoft's guidelines are clear cut, and presumably designed to make it easier for everyone to figure out exactly what the company's doing with Windows 10. Upgrades and updates are not the same thing.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 November, 2015 18:58

Tags: Windows 10

Blame sluggish Windows 10 adoption on unenthusiastic Windows 8 and 8.1 users

Windows 10 adoption is already significantly behind the uptake pace set by its predecessor, 2013’s Windows 8.1, during its first three months, according to an analysis of OS user share.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 November, 2015 15:16

Tags: Windows 10

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