Google’s latest refinement to the popular “Transformer” language model promises to make state of the art available to those with a smaller computer budget. But the advances could just as well be used with those commanding vast compute resources to squeeze even more performance out of the biggest machines.
Pine64's open source PinePhone runs Linux and is designed for developers and early-adopters.
Microsoft offers up the security tool it uses to probe untrusted third-party software components in its applications.
Microsoft is developing a new programming language but it's not giving up its work on Rust.
Google creates a new Python training certificate to boost your chances of getting a job.
But the success of the Chinese manufacturer's charm campaign - and mobile platform - is far from certain.
Microsoft offers a new tool for building native iOS and Android apps in programming language C# and .NET.
Oracle patches over 100 flaws that can be remotely exploited without credentials.
Google to end support for Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux this year to push ahead with web apps.
Red Hat is releasing a new version of its OpenShift Kubernetes platform, OpenShift 4.3, with better container storage support via Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.
The app allows developers to review code, merge changes, and collaborate on mobile.
Microsoft highlights historical tech innovations, including the Windows Subsystem for Linux, that were enabled in the same way Google used Java APIs.
The need to patch Cisco Data Center Network Manager for Nexus switches becomes even more urgent.
Google expects to integrate AppSheet's ability to power workplace applications into Google Cloud's focus on key verticals.
What do the data tell us on the direction modern software development is going? Cloud, open source, machine learning -- it's all here, but blind spots remain.
Jungle gyms, unlimited candy and free toys. Those might sound like the things that make up the stuff of childhood dreams, but really, they're just par for the course at this annual technology summit for grown adults.
Whether you wish to retrain or learn the lingo of tech staff, you don't need to spend a fortune on programming education.
Some lucky folks are about to get their Apple Watch, and will need apps to put it to good use. These apps will make you more productive with a glance at the wrist.
Which apps can help you organize and snap up better deals on your next trip?
Which apps can help you launch your new business successfully?
Apple CarPlay may be relatively new, but more and more compatible apps are being released.
The stands, the smartphones, the smartwatches, and the smartcars.
Take your Android tablet to work with these apps. Track your time, stay on top of what you need to do, and collaborate with colleagues.
The iPad is a capable tool for work but requires good apps to provide the needed functionality. These 10 apps will go a long way to meeting the needs of most iPad users. You can't work all the time so we threw in a hot new game for down time.
Who's the busiest developer on Android these days? Some of the most impressive business apps are coming from an unlikely source, with Microsoft's business apps appearing on the Google Play Store and getting rave reviews.
Want to get more out of your Windows Phone at work? Download the best of these apps and rev up your productivity in the workplace.
Google has released an update to its Translate app for mobile devices. We have made a side by side comparison with the Microsoft Translator app so you can compare and decide which is best.
It is not only the big companies that produce great tech that is worthy of note at CES 2015. Have a look at these cool products that should be at the show this year.
Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream desktop operating systems.
Microsoft Office for the iPad is a very good suite, but may be overkill for some users.
If you're smartening up your resumé, you might want to highlight these attributes.
Chinese cloud vendor releases "core codes" of its Alink platform on GitHub, uploading a range of algorithm libraries that support processes for machine learning tasks, such as online product recommendation.
Slack accuses Microsoft of blatantly copying its promotional videos.
The MIT's AI tech rates how selfish you are on the road.
Would you pay to join a social network? Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales thinks up to 500 million people could.
GitHub will take a snapshot of all public code repositories, save it on film, and archive it in an old Norwegian mine.
Developers love Python, Microsoft's GitHub says, also revealing the site's biggest open-source projects.
Cyberattackers are using a variety of tactics to stop Google spotting suspicious app behavior.
Google Maps users on iOS and Android can now enjoy top features from Google-owned Waze.
ZDNet's Daphne Leprince-Ringuet says the real issue with YouTube is that its recommendation algorithms are built to push viewers to consume ever-more radical content, according to an ex-Google engineer. Read more: https://zd.net/324RkMX
To stop radicalization, the real solution is to make online platforms' recommendation algorithms more transparent.
Real-time stock control, a revamped checkout and Feefo customer feedback head the enhancements in Actinic 10. These add functionality without compromising either the performance or the usability of this popular e-commerce solution.
MindManager 9 is a sophisticated mind-mapping application that could revolutionise your methodology for organising and accessing information. It works well for individuals, but delivers most value if adopted by the entire organisation.
Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium is a significant improvement on its predecessor: speech recognition is more accurate out of the box, and the user interface is generally slicker. The new command reference sidebar needs attention, though.
In Office 2010, Microsoft's Office Web Apps have matured to become the basis of the suite's collaboration tools, making it a more significant release than many previous versions.
A well-established Microsoft Exchange alternative, Gordano Messaging Suite is big on scalability and collaboration options, but still has a few rough edges.
A well-established small-business messaging and collaboration solution, Kerio Connect can now be considered as an alternative to large Exchange deployments.
Open-source Zarafa takes a new and interesting approach to emulating Microsoft's Exchange, but it's not the easiest solution to deploy or manage.
MDaemon is a well-tried Microsoft Exchange alternative that continues to stay abreast of the latest developments.
BES 5.0 is the best version of BES so far. RIM has done a lot of work in simplifying the administration process, as well as providing additional services for users.
<p> Launched in 2007, UK-based <a href="http://www.yuuguu.com/">YuuGuu</a> (the name is derived from the Japanese for 'fusion') is an online collaboration tool comprising instant messaging (with integration of external accounts, including Skype), screen sharing, remote control and audio conferencing. </p>
<p> In its broadest sense, email marketing covers every electronic message you ever send to a customer, potential customer or public venue. In general, though, the term is used to refer to sending direct promotional emails to try and acquire new customers or persuade existing customers to buy again. </p>
<p> Adobe dominates the PDF (Portable Document Format) market with its free Reader and Acrobat Standard (£275 ex. VAT), Pro (£445) and Pro Extended (£649) creation/management products. However, Adobe's premium pricing and opening up of the PDF standard in 2008 have helped to created a lively 'Acrobat-alternative' market, which includes ABBYY's <a href="http://pdftransformer.abbyy.com/">PDF Transformer 3.0</a>. At £59.99 (boxed, or £55.95 to download), this is a usable PDF conversion and creation application that gets the job done quickly with minimal effort. </p>
<p> Adobe's free Reader and Acrobat Standard (£275 ex. VAT), Pro (£445) and Pro Extended (£649) PDF creation/management products dominate the market, which is hardly surprising considering the company developed the portable document exchange format in 1993. Now that PDF is an open ISO standard, anyone can create a program to manipulate PDFs. <a href="http://www.nuance.com/">Nuance</a> (formerly ScanSoft) is pitching its latest PDF solution, <a href="http://www.nuance.com/imaging/pdfconverter/pdfconverter-professional.asp">PDF Converter Professional 6</a>, squarely at the business market. There are plenty of third-party programs and utilities that let you convert to and from PDFs, but there's a lot of variation in approach and effectiveness. Some of the cheaper products, for instance, make it easy to convert a PDF to a Word or Excel file, but the results often require a lot of editing to make them resemble the structure of the original document. </p>
<p> Almost all 'knowledge workers' encounter PDF (Portable Document Format) files in the office — be it on a casual or episodic basis, or as part of a structured and regular workflow. Introduced in 1993, PDF has only been an open standard since July 2008, so it's not surprising that its creator Adobe still dominates the PDF market with its free Reader and <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/contentcreation/0,1000001069,39439628,00.htm">Acrobat</a> Standard (£275 ex. VAT), Pro (£445) and Pro Extended (£649) creation/management products. </p>
<p> <a href="http://www.sage.co.uk/software_and_services/customers/act_by_sage.aspx">ACT! by Sage</a> is a very popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software application that's used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. First released in 1991, it has become one of the pioneers in the CRM category and now boasts a user base of over 2.7 million registered users — including more than 41,000 corporate customers. What's so appealing about ACT!, especially for larger businesses, is that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Word and Outlook (as well as other MS Office software) to generate and track communications with the contacts maintained in ACT!. </p>