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Consumers could soon 'Ask Watson' for health tips ranging from exercise recommendations to how much coffee they should drink.
Mobile will power customer experiences and drive digital transformation across Asia-Pacific in 2015, predicts Forrester, but most businesses won't be able to provide the necessary services to service mobile consumers.
Three years after it was launched, Amazon has announced an API for its Cloud Drive service, but it will not be a developer free-for-all, as the service requires apps to be approved for use.
CA Technologies has advised that in order for enterprises to deal with the move to the application economy, they need to prepare for the unwired enterprise, ambient data, and API-assembled applications.
The app upgrades are the first major update from the enterprise cloud business since its customer conference, BoxWorks, in September.
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CA Technologies plans to deliver more software-as-a-service-based applications, as it is seeing more demand for them than on-premises applications.
Following the hire, rumors abound of a potential Cambridge, UK office for the iPad and iPhone maker.
CA Technologies has announced several management solutions to provide enterprises with greater overview and control surrounding application deployment.
CA Technologies chief executive Mike Gregoire has highlighted how future businesses will be driven by software.
A new index from the mobile security provider also suggests that iOS has regained its enterprise share from Android, accounting for 69 percent of enterprise device activations.
Australian telecommunications services company ZipTel has raised AU$5 million in an institutional share placement, which it plans to use to help drive the uptake of its soon-to-be-released ZipT smartphone platform.
AWS re:Invent attendees will be among the first eligible to take the exam.
CEO Jack Dorsey boasted via Twitter -- another popular tech brand he also helped establish -- on Thursday that Square has surpassed one billion payments.
According to recent data, of the 174 million smartphones owned in the US in the month of September, nearly 42 percent of them were Apple iPhones.
For consumers plotting their holiday shopping warpaths, Adobe predicted online prices will hit 'rock bottom' on Thanksgiving Day.
Screenshots from the new iOS word processor and spreadsheet apps from Google.
Maintaining privacy online seems almost impossible, but there are a tools that can minimise the chances of your personal, financial or business data falling into the wrong hands.
The Windows 8.1 update brought big improvements for snap view, the ability to have multiple apps on screen at the same time. The possibilities are endless, and these 10 uses are a good jumping off point.
There are so many apps in the Google Play store it can be hard finding those useful gems. We've done the work for you with these 10 cool Android apps.
Christmas is over and done with, but many of us are left with the bill. What apps are on the market to help you ration your expenses?
If you've started the new year with the resolution to go to the gym, while this might not stick, a number of apps on the market can help you make small, healthier changes to your lifestyle.
Twitter users on Windows 8.1 should check out this app ASAP. Tweetium is one of the best Twitter apps on any mobile platform.
Here's 10 Windows Phone 8 apps that business users must have, whether it's securing messages and logins to finding the right location for a meeting.
A gallery of screenshots from the new Apple Store for iPad shopping app.
Who needs Office for iPad with these good alternatives currently available.
Twitter surprised users by forcing an update that automatically shows photos and videos in timelines, and for some users this is a serious problem. Here's how to hide those images with AdBlock.
Windows 8.1 has rolled out, and the operating system is better than ever. Apps make any platform shine and while there aren't as many Windows 8 apps as there are on other platforms there are some pretty good ones.
After a long day, how can you use your iPad to take five minutes and relax?
Android tablets have come a long way since the first, the Motorola XOOM, appeared. The right apps make them great tablets for both work and play.
Much like the initial IPO announcement, Twitter defended its $1 billion fundraising goal with some significant Tweets. Let's flip through them.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundrota showed off the prototype of a new Web-based Gmail app that could one day be used on any smartphone. By using HTML 5 standards, he predicts, developers will no longer have to choose just one platform to write for. When the app is released, users will be able to archive and use their e-mail even when not online. Moderator: Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media
At the TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable on Friday in Mountain View, Calif., panelists discuss the difficulties in creating and scaling applications in the cloud. Scott Dietzen, Yahoo senior vice president of Communications Products, says it's unrealistic to think you can just throw apps out there and expect them to work perfectly--it takes a lot of work. Amazon CTO Werner Vogel believes apps immediately need the same scaling capabilities as the platforms they exist on, while Mike Schroepfer, VP of engineering at Facebook, explains how and why two different functions on Facebook--status updates and pictures--have a similar interface to the user but have completely different back ends.
Microsoft's enterprise customers will get greater performance and functionality from their Exchange 2007 servers, but there's little in it for the smaller business.
MindManager X5 Pro combines brainstorming, project management and presentation functionality into an extremely useful business tool that's especially well suited to the Tablet PC platform.
This program tries to save you the bother of reading and summarising a long document, but we found too many flaws in our tests to recommend it without reservation. It could prove useful in certain situations, however.
Although it uses the same translation engine as several free Web-based services, Systran Translator Professional 5 offers additional features that may make it a worthwhile purchase for some business users.
AutoRoute 2006 delivers good-quality output on-screen and in the form of verbal directions, but is perhaps best used for researching your journeys in advance.
Despite some handset compatibility and call quality issues in our tests, Cicero Networks' softphone could prove valuable for mobile professionals with Wi-Fi-equipped Windows Mobile smartphones.
Cicero Networks' softphone provides access to VoIP services over Wi-Fi and GSM networks from a single dialler. When seamless roaming between Wi-Fi and GSM is implemented, CiceroPhone should prove very useful. However, a Wi-Fi-equipped Windows Mobile smartphone may be a more convenient platform than a handheld.
Zetadocs PDF could prove useful if your business handles a lot of electronic documents -- particularly customer-facing ones -- that would benefit from a consistent look and feel.
No other FTP client can match the features and customisation options of Ipswitch’s WS_FTP, which makes data management tasks faster, easier and more secure. The latest version is a solid upgrade, focussing specifically on the needs of business users.
With its easy interface and speedy OCR conversion, Readiris is recommended for anyone who needs to convert documents to electronic form. Don't bank on its new ability to transform hand-printed notes into editable text, though.
Scansoft Converter Professional 3 lets you edit PDFs in situ, and offers simple and fast file conversion to and from PDF.
Safari RSS, the default Mac OS X browser, beats Opera, Firefox and Internet Explorer as the best Web browser for Mac users.
Version 8 of Opera is an equally good alternative to Internet Explorer as Firefox.
If you need efficient speech-to-text software, Dragon Naturally Speaking 8 Preferred is definitely worth considering. But if you already have a portable device that can record voice, such as a handheld, you may not need this Mobile bundle.
MDaemon is already a good Exchange alternative, and it's set to become even better when version 8 is released.
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