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Alexa can now schedule meetings with your contacts

Alexa can now schedule meetings with your contacts

Amazon’s Alexa has been able to schedule meetings for some time now, but starting today Alexa can schedule one-on-one meetings based on the availability of both meeting participants. The Alexa Smart
Okta and VMware Announce Partnership to Deliver Advanced Identity Capabilities for the Digital Workspace

Okta and VMware Announce Partnership to Deliver Advanced Identity Capabilities for the Digital Workspace

PRESS RELEASE: Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, and VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced a
Apple’s new Data and Privacy page offers data access to European users

Apple’s new Data and Privacy page offers data access to European users

As promised in March, Apple today unveiled a new Data and Privacy section of its website to comply with Europe’s GDPR privacy regulations. The page enables some European users to automatically request
Okta Powers Modern Authentication for Apps and Websites for Free

Okta Powers Modern Authentication for Apps and Websites for Free

PRESS RELEASE: Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced a new API offering. API Products for One App, makes it easy and affordable for
Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

People using iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV will not have access to the Steam Link app that enables you to play games over a stream running on a local PC. Valve Software announced the
Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

The rumors were true: Microsoft has confirmed it’s buying GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion in an all-stock transaction. Reports first emerged last week that Microsoft was in advanced discussions to
Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 with a bunch of App Store stats. Arguably the biggest number he shared was that Apple this week is expecting to pass a new
Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications

Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications

During the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today, Apple revealed watchOS 5, the latest version of its Apple Watch operating system. It began the discussion by touting the Apple Watch as
Apple’s Core ML 2 is 30% faster, cuts AI model sizes by up to 75%

Apple’s Core ML 2 is 30% faster, cuts AI model sizes by up to 75%

Apple announced a new version of Core ML, its suite of machine learning apps for iOS devices, at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018 in San Jose, California on Monday.
Apple will enable up to 4 external graphics cards in macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple will enable up to 4 external graphics cards in macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple said Monday that it will enable external graphics processing unit (GPU) support via its Metal applications programming interface (API) across the Mac platform. The Metal API enables developers
Apple’s Shortcuts gives developers a reason to care about Siri

Apple’s Shortcuts gives developers a reason to care about Siri

Apple introduced shortcuts with Siri today at WWDC and its giving iOS app developers a reason to build with Siri they didn't have before.
Apple’s Core ML 2 vs. Google’s ML Kit: What’s the difference?

Apple’s Core ML 2 vs. Google’s ML Kit: What’s the difference?

At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Tuesday, the Cupertino company announced Core ML 2, a new version of its machine learning software development kit (SDK) for iOS devices. Here's how it's
Why Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub is a good thing for developers

Why Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub is a good thing for developers

GUEST: When the news that Microsoft is acquiring GitHub became official early Monday, reactions were mixed. Understandably, GitHub’s user base, which consists mostly of developers, is skeptical of the
Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition: It’s a developer-first world and we’re just living in it

Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition: It’s a developer-first world and we’re just living in it

GUEST: It’s no longer controversial: The tech universe rotates around developers. A little over a year ago, I wrote about how developers are more powerful than ever. They play a critical role in
Mozilla goes multilingual with open source Common Voice speech recognition datasets

Mozilla goes multilingual with open source Common Voice speech recognition datasets

Mozilla has announced that it’s expanding its crowdsourced Common Voice project — an initiative that’s setting out to create an open source voice-recognition dataset — to include more languages. The
Apple’s iOS 12 Measure app: Is ‘good enough’ AI-assisted AR really good enough?

Apple’s iOS 12 Measure app: Is ‘good enough’ AI-assisted AR really good enough?

ANALYSIS: Lost in the shuffle of several dozen bigger pieces of news at WWDC, Apple's new Measure app for iOS 12 is a curiosity. As the name suggests, the app's key purpose is to measure things. It
Google disables inline installation for Chrome extensions

Google disables inline installation for Chrome extensions

Google today announced that Chrome will no longer support inline installation of extensions. New extensions lose inline installation starting today, existing extensions will lose the ability in three
Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

Apple has patched a little-known App Store loophole that enabled developers to harvest data on iOS users’ contacts, thereby limiting third-party access to potentially unprotected sources of personal
Apple will disable iPhone Lightning ports after an hour, closing device cracking loophole

Apple will disable iPhone Lightning ports after an hour, closing device cracking loophole

(Reuters) — Apple said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices. The company told Reuters it was aiming to
Google Tasks will become a G Suite ‘core service’ on June 28

Google Tasks will become a G Suite ‘core service’ on June 28

Google has revealed that its Tasks app will graduate to become a G Suite core service on June 28. Google Tasks, if you recall, has existed in something of an odd place for years, serving as a to-do