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Outsmart Smartphone Thieves - Should Apple Take Responsibility for Phone Security?

Most people consider their smartphones the most important thing in their lives.  It holds all their contacts, memories in photos and videos, and even other personal accounts such as bank or credit card details.  So when someone loses their smartphone, they aren’t only losing a device, they’re losing a huge chunk of their life. In the US, about 113 smartphones get lost or stolen per minute.  The Federal Communications Commission claims that cellphone theft accounts for 30-40 percent of robberies in the US.  In New York, phone theft increased by 40 percent in just a year. These number are alarming, especially as... more »
Microsoft Tempts Schools with $199 Surface RT Discount Price Offer

Microsoft Tempts Schools with $199 Surface RT Discount Price Offer

School's out for the summer, and that means that it's the perfect time to start thinking ahead to next year, especially if you happen to be involved with budgeting for a school district. It also just so happens to be the perfect time to make a move if you're pushing to get your computer hardware into schools, something that Microsoft is now doing with its plan to offer its lower-end Surface RT at heavily discounted prices to educators buy them before the end of September. The plan follows up from Microsoft's announcement earlier this week that it's giving away 10,000 of... more »
Adobe Creative Cloud Reignites Subscription Model Debate

Adobe Creative Cloud Reignites Subscription Model Debate

Adobe has finally announced the release of its long-awaited and somewhat controversial Creative Cloud suite of design applications. In a blog post this morning, the company said that hundreds of new features and enhancements have been added to the updated versions of its apps, which include its flagship Photoshop CC, plus Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Muse CC, Dreamweaver CC, Edge Animate CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and others. Among the new changes, Adobe has released a new Creative Cloud app for desktop, which allows users to download and manage updates, connect with friends on the Behance portfolio-sharing... more »
Google to Close AdWhirl, Apple's Commitment to Privacy | SiliconAngle News Daily Roundup

Google to Close AdWhirl, Apple's Commitment to Privacy | SiliconAngle News Daily Roundup

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Monday June 17, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Google shuts down AdWhirl Google has announced that it will be shutting down AdWhirl, its advertising network switching tool for developers. Current AdWhirl users will have until September 30th to make alternate arrangements. The AdWhirl platform was originally created to give smaller ad networks leverage against AdMob. It was then acquired by AdMob, but most of the functionality remained in place. When Google paid seven hundred and fifty million to acquire AdMob, it wasn’t clear if they would continue to support services like AdWhirl, or for how... more »
O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2013 Wrap-Up

O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2013 Wrap-Up

It was a sunny day in San Francisco when O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2013 kicked off, and Jeff Frick did the honor to wrap-up the first day of SiliconAngle’s coverage there. The event had a whole lot of guests and we’re happy to have an interview with some of them to gain very interesting insights about what they’ve been up to, and the development community in general. O'Reilly Fluent is the key event for web and mobile developers, software engineers, and others to gather and learn from each other. It also attracts the best coders, as well as offer the best and... more »
Microsoft Server 2012 R2 a Step Toward Data Center Dominance?

Microsoft Server 2012 R2 a Step Toward Data Center Dominance?

Microsoft is making no secret of its ambition to "own the data center of today and the cloud of tomorrow," writes Wikibon Analyst, Founder and Managing Consultant of the 1610 Group, and former CIO Scott Lowe in his latest Wikibon Professional Alert, "CIOs: Windows Server 2012 R2 requires new thinking and provides new opportunities". The new Windows Server release requires a rethinking of IT strategy toward Microsoft updates. Rather than a service pack, this is a full new release, obviating the strategy of putting off offering new services based on Microsoft updates until the full service pack comes out. Instead, he... more »
ScootNetworks Offers Enjoyable Commute with SaaS (Scooter-as-a-Service)

ScootNetworks Offers Enjoyable Commute with SaaS (Scooter-as-a-Service)

Among the myriad of guests at O’Reilly Fluent, we had the chance to sit down with Daniel Riegel of ScootNetworks for an interview. ScootNetworks is a company which offer scooters for hire that are half the price of taxis, as fast as public transport, and four times as fun! These scooters are parked in garages and transit hubs all over San Francisco [for now] but the company is planning to expand to new locations really soon. In order to ride one of these scooters, just dock your phone (iOS and Android only) in to start the vehicle because your phone will... more »
Microsoft Woos Developers with New Range of Windows Azure Cloud Services

Microsoft Woos Developers with New Range of Windows Azure Cloud Services

Microsoft is gradually and consistently developing its Windows Azure cloud platform, making it different from competitors’ offerings. Microsoft has announced a set of new and enhanced tools for application development and testing on Windows Azure, signaling to developers that Windows Azure is an ideal platform. Last week, Microsoft shipped some fantastic enhancements to Windows Azure including Dev/Test in the Cloud, BizTalk Services, per-minute billing and no charge for stopped VMs, SSL support with Web Sites, and Active Directory integration. Dev/Test in the Cloud The new Windows Azure Free Trial now offers developers a credit of $200 per month to be applied to any... more »
What Can Developers Expect at O’Reilly’s Velocity Santa Clara 2013 Conference

What Can Developers Expect at O’Reilly’s Velocity Santa Clara 2013 Conference

Velocity conference is O’Reilly Media’s Web Performance and Operations conference, and it’s taking place June 18-20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Three exciting days await participants with excellent keynote from speakers and intensive workshops of learning, networking, and problem-solving with the best in the business. At Velocity, the best minds in web operations and performance share their knowledge on the core aspects of building a faster and stronger web. “Velocity is the conference where people talk about how to get things done in the real world—if you want to know how the best in the world handle... more »
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The Role of Strata : What to Do with Data

On our second day of coverage at the recently concluded O’Reilly Fluent conference, we landed an interview Ann Spencer, Editor for O’Reilly’s Strata Practice Media. We’re delighted to have a chat with her because SiliconAngle has been to every single one of Strata’s conferences, and Spencer is responsible not only for those events but the entire Strata ecosystem under the slogan of ‘”Making the Data Work” and  “Changing the World with Data.” In the earliest part of the interview, Spencer explained her role in Strata. First of all, Strata is a rich community of tech people playing different types -- data... more »

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