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Amazon Dives Deeper Into Games, Acquiring GoodGame, an E-Sports Talent Agency

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Breaking down the Red Hat QA process

This blog is co-authored by Charles Wei, site manager, Raycom R&D, Beijing, Red Hat China Quality assurance (QA) is a critical aspect of software development, and product delivery as a whole. This is the process that ensures what’s being delivered is up to standard. At Red Hat, QA is central to development efforts, with a team working across a number… Read more →

Voxeet: VOIP for iPhone that sounds so sweet

Unified Communications (UC) and Voice-over-IP (VOIP) are essential technologies that have become important fixtures in the modern enterprise. These tools allow us to collaborate with our colleagues and to work from anywhere, even from home or even a coffee shop. Still, while UC/VOIP platforms like Microsoft Lync/Skype, Cisco UC/WebEx and Citrix GoToMeeting have solved numerous work issues, one problem they… Read more →

Microsoft patches Windows, IE, Office and Exchange

Microsoft has released their December security updates addressing 24 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange and Office. The bulletins released are: MS14-075: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3009712) – This update was originally supposed to be released in November, but was held back. It addresses four vulnerabilities affecting all supported versions of Microsoft Exchange Server…. Read more →

​Wearables: An all-body network of marketing pitches?

Special Feature Wearables: Fit For Business? The explosion of interest in wearable computing is one of tech’s fastest rising trends. While big moves from Google, Apple, and Samsung will likely attract a lot of attention, we’re going to examine the broader potential that wearables hold for driving innovation in business. Read More Wearables are reaching a consumer tipping point, have… Read more →

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2

iPhone and iPad users are finding that they have a new update to download and install. iOS 8.1.2 brings with it bug fixes (which are as yet undefined) and a fix for an issue where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store were removed. iOS 8.1.2 is the fifth update for iOS devices since iOS 8.0 was released two months ago…. Read more →

Facebook’s Parse adds more crash reporting tools

Parse is closing out the year with at least one more gift in store for its global developer community. The Facebook subsidiary is adding crash reporting for registering, tracking and resolving app crashes beyond iOS to Android devices now too. In a nutshell, the reporting tools make it possible to capture and fix crashes without the need for third-party crash… Read more →

YouTube’s Apple TV app gets an overhaul… and ads

(Image: YouTube) Google is giving the YouTube app on the Apple TV a big revamp, bringing it in line with the YouTube app on other platforms. And one of the big changes is that users will now be served ads. There are also a whole raft of other changes, including a new look and a much improved search feature. Another… Read more →

Microsoft users not happy over quiet SharePoint Online feature cuts

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the company would enable its business customers to stay on top of the rollout of the myriad moving parts of Microsoft’s Office 365 service. The Office 365 Roadmap site would become a central site for many (but not all) Office 365 features that were announced, rolling out or being nixed before they debuted, officials said…. Read more →

Business security leaders fear loss of cyber war: IBM

Business security leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about losing the battle against cyber criminals, according to the latest Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) study released today by IBM. More than 80 percent of security leaders believe the challenges posed to their organizations by external cyber threats are on the rise, while 60 percent feel as though their organizations are outgunned… Read more →

Start-up costs leave 3D printer investment by the wayside

Stratasys A new survey reveals that high start-up costs and acquisitions are preventing the enterprise from effectively implementing 3D printing into business strategies. Gartner surveyed 330 individuals employed by organizations with at least 100 employees that are using — or planning to use — 3D printing within their business. Sixty percent of organizations blame high start-up costs for delays in… Read more →