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VMware overhauls its app virtualization software for the mobile workforce

VMware overhauls its app virtualization software for the mobile workforce

The budding virtual reality industry has a long way to go before it’s ready to take on the enterprise, but if and when business users do start bringing their headsets to work, VMware Inc. will have come prepared. The vendor today unveiled a new iteration of its application virtualization client that aims to provide a unified experience across every endpoint on the corporate network, both present and future. After installing Workspace ONE, an employee is able to choose the security level of the software based on the specific requirements of their device. A personal phone, for example, would warrant more restrictions on navigation... more »
Survey: 89 percent of companies are using IaaS

Survey: 89 percent of companies are using IaaS

It’s no wonder that Amazon Web Services is approaching a $10 billion run-rate. A new poll of 1,060 companies from cloud management provider RightScale Inc. has found that 89 percent run applications outside the firewall, more than half of which are hosted on the retail giant’s very own infrastructure-as-a-service platform. Amazon’s customers are typically much further along the adoption curve than organizations that rely on rivaling providers, with only 17 percent saying that they’re still in the experimentation stage compared to 29 percent of those using Microsoft Corp.’s Azure. As a rule of thumb, the longer a company has been employing cloud computing,... more »
5 apps to boost your Android phone's battery life

5 apps to boost your Android phone's battery life

You can manually extend your Android smartphone’s battery life by adjusting certain features like Bluetooth, NFC or GPS. You can also check to see whether apps are constantly pinging for updates or if your device is set to adjust its brightness automatically. Adjusting these features or placing your device in airplane mode will allow you to gain some precious battery life. Alternatively, you can download a battery saving app that will do the work for you and help extend your battery life by hours in some cases. Battery saving apps can be helpful even if you have Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed on... more »
Startup aims to turn tech recruiting process upside down

Startup aims to turn tech recruiting process upside down

A new website for technology professionals launches today with a mission to turn the traditional recruiting process on its head. Woo enables tech professionals to define their criteria for employment via anonymous profiles. Prospective employers can then pick and choose promising candidates and pay a fee to connect with them. The service is aimed at passive job-seekers, or those who are aren’t actively in the market for work but are open to inquiries from employers who have job opportunities that closely match their interests. Woo upends traditional recruiting by letting job candidates specify what they want out of a job. This can... more »
Microsoft intros Enterprise State Roaming on Windows 10

Microsoft intros Enterprise State Roaming on Windows 10

Microsoft has rolled out a public preview of “Enterprise State Roaming”, a new feature in Windows 10 that allows enterprise users to sync settings across multiple devices. The feature promises to give companies greater organizational control over their OS settings and application-state data when using Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service. Enterprise State Roaming is currently only supported in the U.S. and Europe, though a global rollout is “planned” for a later date, Gunjan Jain, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft's Windows Server and Services Division, said in a blog post. To access Enterprise State Roaming, one will need an active Azure Active Directory... more »
Data wrangling startup Trifacta takes on $35M from Greylock and friends

Data wrangling startup Trifacta takes on $35M from Greylock and friends

Triple-digit growth rates are hardly uncommon for analytics startups nowadays, but the over 700 percent sales increase that Trifacta Inc. claims to have witnessed last year should be enough to turn heads even among the most seasoned industry observers. That figure helped the emerging data wrangling provider secure an additional $35 million in funding this morning from the group of high-profile investors that led its previous venture round a year and a half ago. The capital will be spent on opening more sales offices overseas in order to boost international adoption of the aptly-named Trifacta Wrangler. The platform provides a graphical workbench... more »
Docker gets minimalist with plan to migrate images to Alpine Linux

Docker gets minimalist with plan to migrate images to Alpine Linux

Rumor has it that Docker Inc., the company behind Docker containers, is planning to switch from Ubuntu to the lightweight Alpine Linux OS as the host environment for Docker images. The story came to our attention by way of The VAR Guy, who spotted a comment from Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO of Docker, in a Hacker News thread. In it, Hykes stated the company has hired the developer of the Alpine Linux distribution to assist with the planned migration. “Incidentally, we have hired Natanael Copa, the awesome creator of Alpine Linux and are in the process of switching the Docker official... more »
Microsoft piles more dev tools into Azure Stack

Microsoft piles more dev tools into Azure Stack

It was only last month that Microsoft launched its Azure Stack cloud-in-a-box system, but already the company has pushed out a major update featuring several new tools for its code base. Microsoft built Azure Stack with larger enterprises in mind, giving them a new option to run a hybrid cloud system with Azure's capabilities hosted in their own, on-premises servers. The idea is simple, to bring the cloud to those companies who're wary of entrusting their data to someone else. Now, Microsoft is making “additional Azure PaaS services and DevOps tools available for you to deploy and run on top of your... more »
How to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts on Android and iOS

How to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts on Android and iOS

On Monday, Facebook-owned Instagram Inc. announced that users of its Android and iOS apps will be able to add and switch between multiple accounts without the need to first log out of an active account and sign in to a new account. The new feature, available in version 7.15 of both the Android and iOS versions of the Instagram app, will allow users to add up to five Instagram accounts – stay logged in to all of them – and quickly switch between them with just a few taps. How to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts on Android and iOS You... more »
Super Bowl 50 turned-out to be a streaming record breaker, but that’s not surprising

Super Bowl 50 turned-out to be a streaming record breaker, but that’s not surprising

It turns-out that this year’s Super Bowl featuring the Broncos and Panthers, some amount of drama, and the usual avalanche of highly expensive advertising, also broke some records. According to CBS this year’s competition was the most streamed ever, with 3.96 million people streaming Super Bowl 50 across various devices. This works out at a total of 402 million minutes of coverage being watched, with each consumer watching on average 101 minutes. 1.4 million viewers was the average watching one full minute at a time. Last year NBC broke the record when 1.3 million became the highest-ever number of concurrent viewers streaming... more »
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