Salesforce1 gets a major refresh on its first birthday, bolstering the CRM giant's play for the Internet-of-Things.
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The Android team announced that it will be rolling out an upgrade consisting of always-on monitoring, intended to ensure all apps are operating securely.
This app designed for working with RSS feeds just got a major upgrade that makes it one of the best apps on Windows 8.1.
Apple released iOS7 as an upgrade for qualifying iPhones and iPads yesterday. The crisp redesigned interface includes a clean new keyboard. Problem is it's not in many apps yet, including Apple's.
Contract win for Chinese telecom equipment vendor has sparked security concerns, but state-owned telco asserts that it followed security guidelines during the procurement process.
Analysts are becoming increasingly upbeat that Oracle customers have more confidence in Fusion Apps and will upgrade their legacy applications. Do you believe?
Windows XP users are left in browser purgatory as Google Apps shutters support for Internet Explorer 8. The message is simple: change your browser, or upgrade Windows.
If you want to try Windows 8 out with all your current apps on your current PC, you can upgrade to the Consumer Preview. Or you can install a new copy of Windows 8 in a separate partition so you can dual boot back to Windows 7 in a hurry if you need to.
The head of a US Photoshop user group has begged Adobe to delay its recently-introduced upgrade policy, which will force people using Creative Suite 4 apps or earlier versions to pay twice to upgrade to the upcoming Creative Suite 6 iterations of those apps.Adobe said earlier this month that it was changing its upgrade policy for people using Creative Suite (CS) apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator, so that only those who already have the last major version can upgrade to the new version.
Some Lion users miss their older Rosetta-dependent applications, which didn't make the cut in the latest Apple OS upgrade. However, a recent tip says that with a little effort — a download or two — it is possible to run Snow Leopard, the Rosetta Power-PC emulation libraries, and your older apps on a Lion machine.
Each year Apple gives away gray, cubic statues for excellence in iOS and Mac OS X app design and development. Here are your 2011 ADA winners:
Adobe rolled out a mid-cycle upgrade for its Creative Suite and infused it with a bevy of tools for mobile applications including some promising Photoshop apps.
Citrix's upgrade to its Receiver application will support Apple iOS multi-tasking and add functionality that turns the iPad screen into a big mouse track pad.
Microsoft today announced an upgrade and rebranding of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) of cloud services, bringing its hosted Exchange Online and SharePoint Online offerings together with the cloud version of the recently renamed Lync communications platform (previously known as Office Communications Server). The package also includes support for Office Web Apps and licensing for the Office desktop suite.
Oracle gave the lowdown to analysts on what kind of customer upgrade cycle it expects for its Fusion apps.
This week has already seen a rumor about a Motorola tablet that will let Verizon FiOS customers watch TV anywhere, and the Dish Network announcing an upgrade to their mobile apps to let subscribers access their set-top boxes remotely. Now Cablevision has acknowledged that subscribers will soon be able to watch programming on their iPads, with one big catch: It will only work at home.
I haven't been too easy lately on Google Apps in relation to Microsoft Office 2010. This isn't a bad thing: if Google wants users to abandon Office (or at least end the upgrade cycle) and fully invest in Apps, then they need to be really compelling and competitive, both for average office workers and power users.
Regular readers here know that I am a fan of the Windows Mobile operating system, even though that is not necessarily a popular opinion since it isn't the flashiest and newest OS. I have talked about the strengths of Windows Mobile quite a bit and was pleased to see my friend and MoTR cohost, James Kendrick, post a fair comparison article between Android and Windows Mobile. James takes a look at multi-tasking, available apps, user interface, and computer desktop integration. It was refreshing to see James award the advantage to Windows Mobile in 3 of 4 areas with the last one being a tie.
OpenOffice.org and online alternatives like Google Apps and Zoho have made Office unprofitable at the consumer level. Besides, as reviewers have noted, word processors and spreadsheets are mature products -- what is there to upgrade to?
I've written about TouchDown for Google Android in the past and it is one of the best priced apps I have purchased for my T-Mobile G1. I actually popped my SIM card in my G1 yesterday morning and discovered there was an upgrade to TouchDown that brought it up to version 3.x. I then received an email from the company with all the details surrounding this latest upgrade. As I mentioned before in my TouchDown articles, the NitroDesk Inc. people have been regularly updating the application to make the Exchange experience better and better for Google Android devices.
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