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IBM uses Watson as part of new cloud service

IBM announced late Wednesday that it's making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a cloud service.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:03

Tags: applications, IBM, Software as a Service (SaaS), software

IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer your questions before you even ask.

By Joab Jackson | 28 August, 2014 12:02

Tags: applications, IBM, data mining, software

Cotap, a WhatsApp for the enterprise, links with cloud storage providers

Cotap, a startup launched last year that provides a WhatsApp-like messaging service for the workplace, has integrated its product with four leading cloud storage providers and released a desktop app, as it jockeys for position in the enterprise communications market.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 August, 2014 08:18

Tags: CoTap, applications, software, collaboration

Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs

Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company's support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 06:30

Tags: Windows PCs, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 August, 2014 05:57

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, IT management, collaboration, regulatory compliance

Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile

Salesforce.com's development teams are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile application, which first debuted at last year's Dreamforce conference.

By Chris Kanaracus | 28 August, 2014 05:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce.com, software, internet, cloud computing

Free, fast Windows updates are the future - and they could hurt PC sales

Microsoft will unveil the next edition of Windows in just over five weeks, according to a widely-cited report last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 04:16

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Windows 9

Chrome sings 'When I'm 64' on Windows

Google yesterday released a 64-bit Windows version of Chrome, touting it as a performance and stability improvement over the six-year-old 32-bit edition.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 02:19

Tags: web browsers, Google, Microsoft, software, youtube, Oracle

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

By Bob Brown | 28 August, 2014 02:02

Tags: application development, Apple, programming, Microsoft, IT Skills & Training, software, Capita

Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors

Responding to the growth of enterprise software development teams, Microsoft will allow occasional contributors to access the Visual Studio Online project development environment at no cost.

By Joab Jackson | 28 August, 2014 01:45

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Salesforce renames and revamps Communities service

Salesforce.com has renamed and updated its Communities product, which lets companies build social websites where employees, partners and customers can mingle and collaborate.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2014 22:01

Tags: applications, Salesforce.com, software, collaboration

In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage

Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, Calif. caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses, according to computer technicians in Napa.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 27 August, 2014 19:48

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

EMC is putting replication and recovery into the hands of VMware administrators with a software version of its RecoverPoint appliance that's designed for cloud computing.

By Stephen Lawson | 27 August, 2014 08:57

Tags: storage, vmworld, VMware, emc

Chrome sharpens up, dumps 1985's graphics technology

Google has updated Chrome to version 37, finally abandoning a 29-year-old Windows technology to display fonts.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 August, 2014 05:45

Tags: web browsers, Google, applications, Microsoft, browsers, software

Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world's first 8TB hard drive

Seagate today announced it's shipping to enterprise customers the world's first 8TB hard disk drive, raising the bar against rivals such as Western Digital, which uses helium to boost its own drive capacity.

By Lucas Mearian | 27 August, 2014 02:47

Tags: storage, western digital, cloud storage

Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

Jive Software has pushed out updates for the cloud versions of both its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and its JiveX software for building external online communities.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2014 01:55

Tags: Jive Software, applications, software, collaboration

China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe

Chinese authorities are claiming that Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government's anti-monopoly investigation, and is demanding more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.

By Michael Kan | 26 August, 2014 17:33

Tags: regulation, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, government

You drain me: Apple replaces some iPhone 5 batteries for free

Apple will replace some iPhone 5 batteries free of charge, claiming "a very small percentage" of the smartphones need to be charged more often and those charges were quickly exhausted.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 August, 2014 06:45

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, ios, computerworld, smartphones, software, operating systems

Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet software.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 26 August, 2014 05:42

Tags: Google, applications, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Office suites, mobile

First Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale in India for $33

Mozilla today announced that a smartphone powered by its Firefox OS mobile operating system went on sale in India, one of the key markets that the company has targeted.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 August, 2014 23:59

Tags: Firefox, Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile

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