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The next decade of software spending: A paradox

Employee experience software likely to see boomlet, then consolidated There are a bevy of companies looking to improve employee engagement and experiences in a tight labor market. The big question is what part of the enterprise will make the buying decisions? Read more: If software is “eating the world,” in the words of Marc Andreessen, the world also has… Read more →

Most Android flashlight apps request an absurd number of permissions

Hundreds of Android flashlight apps are requesting a large number of permissions on every install, and in the vast majority of cases, without providing the needed functionality in return. Avast Security Evangelist Luis Corrons said he tested all the Android flashlight apps that were ever uploaded on the Play Store. In total, he found 937 apps, seven of which were… Read more →

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd to take leave of absence

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd is taking a leave of absence due to health reasons, Oracle announced Wednesday, leaving the company in the hands of his co-CEO Safra Catz, as well as co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison.  “Though we all worked hard together to close the first quarter, I’ve decided that I need to spend time focused on my health,” Hurd… Read more →

AWS provides update on Outposts launch, supported services

Amazon Web Services is finally revealing more details about its forthcoming data center hardware as-a-service offering AWS Outposts. Announced in November, Outposts essentially brings AWS cloud hardware on-premises, with fully managed configurable compute and storage racks that enable customers to run compute and storage on-premises and connect to the rest of AWS’s cloud. Matt Garman, VP of Compute Services at… Read more →

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 20H1 test build adds ARM64 support for WSL

Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 20H1 test build is adding ARM64 support for the second iteration of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). The new build for Fast Ring Insider testers, released on September 11, also adds a couple of other minor features. In addition to adding ARM64 support for WSL2, Microsoft is adding the ability to set a Linux distribution’s… Read more →

DevOps leaders deliver software 200 times more frequently than their peers, study shows

Photo: HubSpot Special feature Riding the DevOps Revolution A DevOps approach allows IT to deliver applications faster than ever and avoid silos that can slow down big companies. We explore how to integrate this model to maximum effect. Read More While it seems everyone is looking to instill DevOps within their software delivery cycles these days, those that are leading… Read more →

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max: We compare the differences

Have Apple events lost their shine? ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down with Karen Roby to discuss if Apple events help sell iPhones, or are they a tool Apple uses to reassure investors and journalists? Read more: What’s the difference between the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro?  Before we take a tour of the tech specs,… Read more →

iPhone 11: The best feature may be its price

Have Apple events lost their shine? ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down with Karen Roby to discuss if Apple events help sell iPhones, or are they a tool Apple uses to reassure investors and journalists? Read more: If you were paying attention during yesterday’s iPhone launch you might have noticed that the new iPhone 11 got a new feature. A… Read more →

iPhone 11: Charting Apple’s slow-motion decline from insanely great to overpriced also-ran

Why Apple’s iPhone 11 may not excite businesses, but expanded focus on health data should Apple gives iPhone 11, Watch Series 5, and iPad incremental hardware refresh, but services like Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and a new health-focused Research app are the real story. Read more: Do you know what got my spidey-sense tingling? Apple didn’t discuss storage and… Read more →

Explorium secures $19M funding to automate data science and machine learning-driven insights

Quality Data: The first mile of machine learning To launch an effective machine learning initiative, companies need to start with quality data — and maintain steady flow of data to keep models updated, explains Dale Brown, Head of Operations at Figure Eight. Machine learning is a powerful paradigm many organizations are utilizing to derive insights and add features to their… Read more →

Telegram fixes privacy-breaking bug that stopped recipient message and image deletion

Telegram has resolved a privacy issue that degraded the pillars of security the firm’s messaging application is built upon — the ability to remove content remotely from recipient devices.  Bug bounty hunter Dhiraj Mishra discovered a security failure in the message deletion feature, which is intended to allow users to delete messages from recipient devices in cases after being sent… Read more →

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max: Everything Apple unveiled and what it means

The real innovation is Apple’s pricing strategy for the iPhones and its services.  Apple CEO Tim Cook and his cast of executives barraged customers with a series of devices and services to ponder. The headliner was the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but the Apple Watch Series 5 upgrade may have a wider impact. Meanwhile, a new… Read more →