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Dropbox launches Spaces, new desktop experience that aims to declutter digital workspaces

Dropbox held its Work in Progress user conference on Wednesday where the company announced a host of new product experiences and features. Dropbox chief executive Drew Houston also provided an update on the company’s strategy and future product roadmap, which relies heavily on the premise of reducing the clutter and chaos of business apps to give focus back to workers… Read more →

Alibaba heralds ‘data intelligence’ era, but likely faces security concerns over China ties

HANGZHOU, CHINA–Alibaba Group is touting the importance of “digital and smartness” in driving future digital economies, and hopes to build up its capabilities–both hardware and software–to help businesses fully digitise their operations. In doing so, it will inevitably face concerns about security due to its Chinese roots, though, it is this heritage that offers a strong value proposition for many… Read more →

Amazon’s new Alexa features and Echo devices deliver privacy, smart home integration

Amazon has stormed the market with Alexa and Echo devices, but now has pivoted to address more pain points such as smart home integration, privacy and more intuitive voice features. At Amazon’s hardware event in Seattle, a barrage of Alexa features and Echo devices were unveiled by David Limp, Amazon’s hardware chief. You’d be forgiven for thinking the real product… Read more →

Amazon hardware event: Meet the new devices and services in Alexa ecosystem

How to voice-shop with Alexa and get early access to deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon. Read more: https://zd.net/30zKU8c At its Seattle headquarters on Sept. 25, Amazon unveiled its latest devices and services. Without question, Amazon’s… Read more →

The /e/ Google-free, pro-privacy Android clone is now available

Apple and Google: Two approaches to privacy issues Both companies talk up the importance of protecting your data, but make opposite cases for whether you should share it. Read more: https://zd.net/2vWUsg8 Gaël Duval, creator of the popular early Linux distribution, Mandrake Linux, wanted a smartphone, which was open source, would run a wide variety of popular software, and protect… Read more →

How Best Buy plans to expand into home healthcare services, remote monitoring to help seniors age in place

Best Buy’s new five year plan partly revolves around expanding into the healthcare market and moving from selling wearables and devices to adding the analytics and services needed to help senior citizens age in place. The healthcare digital wellness push has been made possible by a series of acquisitions by Best Buy as well as investments in services. These investments… Read more →

Red Hat’s CentOS 8 arrives: Here’s what you get with it

Why are businesses going open-source? Red Hat answers Red Hat’s new survey of enterprise businesses reveals a world where almost everyone has joined the open-source bandwagon. Read more: https://zd.net/2viwrQb Ever since Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 in May, CentOS users have been waiting impatiently for CentOS 8 to arrive. Now, their wait is over. CentOS 8… Read more →

State of DevOps report: DevOps and security go hand in hand

For software development teams, security practices can seem like a bottleneck to deployment — often slow, manual steps that are taken simply to avert blame. This year’s State of DevOps report, written by Puppet, CircleCI and Splunk, shows that this sentiment is misguided. In fact, the report found, strong security and strong DevOps practices are complementary.  “This year’s findings are… Read more →

Pelican Rogue, Traveler, and Protector EMS Recharge cases: Protecting and charging your new Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The best new features in iOS 13 With iOS 13 set to roll out on September 19, ZDNet’s Beth Mauder walks you through her five favorite new features and how you can add them to your iPhone. Read more: https://zd.net/2QbuNNR Many of us have been using Pelican cases for years to protect field gear we travel with and have developed… Read more →

Amazon hardware event 2019: The devices and services we expect

How to voice-shop with Alexa and get early access to deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon. Read more: https://zd.net/30zKU8c At its Seattle headquarters on Sept. 25, Amazon plans to unveil its latest devices and services. The… Read more →

My Revolut bank accounts are disrupted – they’ve locked me out of them!

To truly understand the real world of modern digital technologies you have to actually  experience using them, and I go to great lengths to do this. I’ve had two accounts at UK ‘challenger bank‘ Revolut since late 2018, one personal, the other a business account, and have used them both regularly to test performance and user experience. Revolut hope to open… Read more →

Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s cloud-based SIEM, hits general availability

TechRepublic 10 things you should never do in Excel Read More Microsoft today took Azure Sentinel out of public preview and into general availability, making it an official Azure service. With Azure Sentinel, Microsoft has now officially entered the SIEM market. SIEM stands for security information and event management (SIEM) and is a type of software used by cyber-security teams…. Read more →