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Developers Guide to Google I/O 2013 Sessions: A Crash Course in Interesting Overload

Developers Guide to Google I/O 2013 Sessions: A Crash Course in Interesting Overload

In Sundar Pichai’s interview with Wired, Google’s Android and Chrome leader mentioned that Google I/O 2013 won’t be like previous events in the sense that it’s not consumer-centric, but would focus more on developers and what they need and want to write codes.  Pichai stated that attendees should not expect I/O 2013 to be teeming with product announcements, but he did not state that there will be none at all, not just a lot of consumer-centric news. So what’s in store for developers attending the event?  There are 34 Android sessions and 3 codelabs that cover everything from design, development, and... more »
Wall Street Remains Cautious Ahead of Cisco’s Third Quarter Earnings Call

Wall Street Remains Cautious Ahead of Cisco’s Third Quarter Earnings Call

Cisco is set to report its Q3 earnings on Wednesday. The company hopes to boost its income by a solid 5 to 7 percent in fiscal year 2013, but the soon-to-be-announced results for the quarter ending April 27 will most likely undermine this objective. Cisco expects earnings to improve between 4 and 6 percent in Q3 for the same reasons that have the rest of the market worried: reduced government spending and ‘softened’ demand in the financial services industry. Matthew Robison at Wunderlich Securities told Bloomberg: “The federal government's spending cutbacks were an unavoidable factor. Big defense contractors are protected by... more »
Google Fires Shot at Dropbox, Triples Free Storage Offering to 15GB

Google Fires Shot at Dropbox, Triples Free Storage Offering to 15GB

Google's capacity to store your files will not double, but triple the company said Monday, rising from 5GB to 15GB shared across Google+, Gmail, and Google Drive. Google made the announcement today on its blog, just before the Google I/O developers conference that begins on Wednesday. There is no question this extra amount of storage is a game-changer, but why? What is Google's play here? Google has a propensity to give you access to more free, because you'll end up doing something that makes it more money. The 15GB of storage will be shared seamlessly across Google+, Drive, and Gmail too. From... more »
Bitcoin Blockchain Hard Fork Coming May 15th Final Warning

Bitcoin Blockchain Hard Fork Coming May 15th Final Warning

The blockchain for Bitcoin clients is going to split off from older clients on May 15th and the final warning has already been put into electronic ink by the maintainers (and the community in general.) To the uninitiated, this sounds a lot more ominous and terrifying than it really is, but really this sort of controlled for is more or less like an older version of the protocol being made obsolete so that a new version can take over. If your current Bitcoin client is up-to-date, you don’t have to do anything; if it’s not, upgrade it now. Just two months... more »
RubyMotion 2.0 Arrives with OS X Support, Templates and Plug-ins

RubyMotion 2.0 Arrives with OS X Support, Templates and Plug-ins

Exactly after one year of launch, RubyMotion is available with its next version. Yes, RubyMotion 2.0 is here. After giving over 35 software updates and fixing countless bugs, RubyMotion has made it to the next level. The 2.0 version some with several enhanced features, such as creating static libraries, debugging support (on both simulator and device), API reference documentation browser, automatic file dependencies, and more. Besides, RubyMotion 2.0 offers support for iOS 6.0 and OS X apps, and several new templates and plug-ins. “We did not expect the RubyMotion community to grow that fast. In just one year, we got exhaustive... more »
Cisco Certifies MDS Switch for QLogic’s Multi-Purpose Adapters

Cisco Certifies MDS Switch for QLogic’s Multi-Purpose Adapters

Cisco’s newly launched MDS 9710 Multilayer Director has been certified for use in networking environments that leverage QLogic’s 2600 and 8300 Series FlexSuite adapters. The MDS 9710 is the successor of Cisco’s 9500 series SAN storage switch. It supports both file and block services and offers 24 terabits of bandwidth. QLogic’s 2600 and 8300 models are in turn so-called ‘dual-personality’ adapters that leverage the company’s I/OFlex technology to function as 4/8/16Gb Fibre Channel adapters or as 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) CNAs. "As customers look to upgrade network infrastructure to 10Gb Ethernet and/or 16Gb Fibre Channel, Cisco switches and QLogic FlexSuite adapters provide the... more »
Software Steals Hardware's Girlfriend, IT World Changes Its Relationship Status

Software Steals Hardware's Girlfriend, IT World Changes Its Relationship Status

On the heels of EMC World, there is a distinct takeaway that anyone can see. The IT world is shifting its allegiance from hardware to software. If software is eating the world, then for its appetizer software is having a big plate of hardware. For our EMC World coverage we discussed storage systems, Big Data, information-driven applications, Interop, programmable networks, mobile-drive ecosystems and even the 'Internet of Things;' but more importantly than each of those topics was the fact that IT companies making up that IT ecosystem are rather aggressively shifting from hardware to software. Software-Defined baby bottles (SDBB) can't... more »
Learn Objective C at Code School

Learn Objective C at Code School

Code School is a community of web professionals who help beginners (and the advanced) learn about web programming and win badges via videos, in-browser coding, and themed challenges. The site has a number of courses available, such as Ruby, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and iOS apps. Making latest development to the site, Code School has now added a course designed around learning Objective C with a gamification twist. Objective-C is the language used by Apple and their developers to create iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps. Pitched as ‘Try Objective C’, Code School has created the course in the conventional gamification manner that gives... more »
Your Guide to SAPphire NOW 2013 : Watch Live + More

Your Guide to SAPphire NOW 2013 : Watch Live + More

Kicking off tomorrow is SAPphire NOW + ASUG's annual event at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  We'll be there with theCUBE streaming live interviews with some of the industry's top executives, extracting the signal from the noise (catch our live broadcast here at SiliconAngle.tv).  Headed to SAPphire this year?  Here's a mini-guide to keep you on track this week. This year’s SAPphire Now will feature  six learning campuses: Analytics, Business Networks, Cloud, Database and Technology, Mobile, and Industries and Lines of Business with microforums, theater presentations, and expert tables featuring demonstrations and discussion groups to help you better innovate, collaborate, and... more »
Why CIOS Need To Embrace Failure

Why CIOS Need To Embrace Failure

It's pretty depressing for CIOs and IT staff when their projects fail to get off the ground, but don't be too disheartened if it happens to you. So long as these failures can lead to changes in your attitude towards experimentation and management, they don't have to constitute a net loss. At least, that's the argument made by Tech Republic's Toby Wolpe. Citing new analysis from the research firm Gartner, Wolpe points out that companies with a higher percentage of failed projects are often the first to develop a culture of experimentation, which quickly throws up its own advantages. Such companies... more »

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