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  • November 15, 2019

    iPad Apps On MacOS Not A Big Hit So Far

    Apple at WWDC several months back announced that iPad apps can now run on macOS. While this was a great announcement sometimes thing do not go as planned and iPad apps On MacOS are off to a slow start. iPad apps on macOS is something users have been waiting for since Google announce that Android apps would run on Chromebooks so naturally, Apple would want this kind of technology on their platform. As so many things in technology things get off to a bumpy start. Apple to start with has struggled with their only being about 20 apps so far being offered by developers. While Apples apps are all being ported over to big-name players like Netflix and Facebook have been slow to adopt the change. When you look at the MacOS App Store To start with none of the iPad apps on macOS are great apps or groundbreaking apps that everyone would want to use. The only one I even see that I would use would be Twitter, maybe Post-it, Sudoku, and Solitaire. I would like to point out that all of these apps except for Twitter and Post-it you need to pay to get on macOS. When Apple originally pointed out this new technology they said users would be able to port their apps to macOS that does not seem to be the case as you will need to pay or in many cases rebuy the app which I can’t imagine anyone did out of the 20 offered. For most or all of the iPad apps on macOS apps just no one cares about and to top it off most of the apps offered have a web version so why would you need the app on the desktop. I think part of the issue is at WWDC Apple...
  • Salesforce has named Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure as its public cloud provider for the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Salesforce and Microsoft have had a complicated relationship over the years since they compete in multiple areas, of software as a service like customer relations management, marketing analytics and cloud sales software. Today on Salesforce blog both Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had this to say “At Salesforce, we’re relentlessly focused on driving trust and success for our customers,” said Marc Benioff and Keith Block, co-CEOs, Salesforce. “We’re excited to expand our partnership with Microsoft and bring together the leading CRM with Azure and Teams to deliver incredible customer experiences.” “In a world where every company is becoming a digital company, we want to enable every customer and partner to build experiences on our leading platforms,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “By bringing together the power of Azure and Microsoft Teams with Salesforce, our aim is to help businesses harness the power of Microsoft Cloud to better serve customers.” Under CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft has mended fences with other competitors like Red Hat and VMware. This is a big deal for Microsoft to win Salesforce as a customer, as Microsoft competes fiercely with Amazon Web Services for customers. Last month, Microsoft won a contract to provide the Pentagon with cloud-computing services in a deal that could be worth as much as $10 billion, and in July, Microsoft announced a cloud agreement with AT&T. The other big win for Microsoft is Salesforce developing technology to integrate its Sales Cloud and with Microsoft’s Teams. Salesforce owns Chatter the idea is to enhance interoperability between Chatter and Teams going forward for both companies to compete with Slack.
  • November 14, 2019

    Github Is Coming To Mobile

    GitHub is coming to mobile devices. Github who was purchased by Microsoft in October of 2018 announced today at its annual GitHub Universe conference that they are embracing mobile with a new mobile app. GitHub has long provided APIs that allowed third-party developers to create mobile apps for GitHub, but to date, we have never had an official app from the company itself. GitHub’s new mobile app will allow users on iOS to browse their repositories, access GitHub community resources, view notifications, view code and review/merge pull requests. The app features dark mode and support for tablets like iPads. GitHub is first testing the new app with iOS users as part of a beta, and it’s “coming soon” for Android you can join the waitlist here. Github said on their blog “GitHub for mobile gives you the flexibility to move work forward and stay in touch with your team, wherever you are. There’s a lot you can do on GitHub that doesn’t require a complex development environment, like sharing feedback on a design discussion and reviewing a few lines of code. Now we are making these tasks easy for you to perform, no matter where you work, with a beautifully native experience. ” This is pretty big for GitHub as they are embracing the cloud and mobile like their parent company Microsoft.
  • Microsoft announced earth early access Minecraft Earth. The new Minecraft Earth has been two years in the making is now available on Android and iOS in the United States. The augmented reality (AR) game debuted previously in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and the UK. Microsoft announced as well that their pop-up event “Mobs in the Park,” will be available in New York City, London and Sydney starting Nov. 16 – Dec. 1 Microsoft announced on the Minecraft blog “It’s been more than two years since we began our journey to make Minecraft Earth a reality. Following a steady rollout in select markets around the world, today we’re thrilled to announce that Minecraft Earth early access can be downloaded on iOS and Android in another major market – the United States.” going on to say “if Minecraft Earth isn’t available in your country yet, it will be soon. We expect the game to be available worldwide by the end of this year.”
  • November 13, 2019

    Microsoft begins rolling Windows 10 1909

    Microsoft began rolling out the November 2019 Update, which will upgrade Windows 10 to version 1909. Windows 10 1909 has been spoken about since July on Microsofts blog they state the following “Today, we are announcing that the Windows 10 November 2019 Update is now available for users on the most recent versions of Windows 10 who seek the new update via Windows Update.” Going on to say “We continue to provide you with more control over updates, making it largely up to you to initiate when an update occurs and increasing transparency throughout the update experience. To keep Windows 10 devices supported and receiving monthly updates, Windows Update will automatically initiate a feature update for devices that are at, or within several months of reaching, end of service. We continue to work to improve Windows 10 quality and will be closely monitoring and sharing the current status of the update via the Windows release health dashboard and following @WindowsUpdate on Twitter.” As with the most recent Feature update, you will need to explicitly choose to download and install the November 2019 Update at this time. If you do not see ‘Feature update to Windows 10, version 1909 on your device, you might have a compatibility issue and a safeguard hold is in place by Microsoft. I would like to point out that updating to the latest version of Windows 10 is important as version 1803 is no longer supported.
  • In the 20th century, technology started to change everything. The supercomputers were created in the 20th century, engineers and scientists start to develop some ways to make networks between those computers. Later on, because of their hard work and effort, they manage to create the internet in which every people around the world right now are using. When blogging started, most people turned to social media to share their information and knowledge with everyone. The first social media sites are Linkedln and Myspace which started in the year 2000s and at the same time, there were also these photo-sharing social media sites such as Flickr and Photobucket. Youtube as one o the best social media site for vlogging just started its video sharing site in 2005. Facebook was a little late compared to the other social media site since they just started in 2006, even though, Facebook became popular that the majority of people using social media are accessing Facebook and this is where Facebook is heading in the next 10 years. Bots will be your new friends Today, Facebook is permitting companies to create automated bots on its Facebook Messenger mobile application so that users may interact with things like accessing weather or even buying things. Right now, the existing companies that created this type of bots to Facebook Messenger are Dutch airline KLM, Burger King, and flower seller 1-800-Flowers.com. Sending messages with a bot in Facebook Messenger is just like chatting with your friend but there is a slight difference since talking to your friend is just limited to the topic you were talking about. Unlike bots, it will provide you other information connected to the topic without you asking about it which kinda bit annoying sometimes If Facebook will able to improve and create some ways to...
  • Having trouble finding a computer that meets your high-tech needs? You could always build your own. That way, your system is fully customized to your preferences. While it might seem difficult and time-consuming, don’t let that intimidate you. It’s actually easier than you would think, especially with all the online resources you can use as your guide. Plus, it’s an accomplishment that will rewarding once you have the exact computer you wanted. Here are the top 5 reasons why it’s better to build a computer rather than buy one: Customization Indisputably, customization and flexibility, are the greatest advantages to building your own computer. A common complaint is that the computers designed for the average user don’t meet the needs of those who want to use them for professional gaming, photography, and other purposes that demand certain specs. Plus, there are usually a lot of different bloatware that slowdown you system and take up unnecessary space. You likely have a specific motivation for wanting to build your own computer—maybe you’ve had bad experiences in the past with faulty parts or were dissatisfied with the capabilities for gaming. By building your own computer, you can select parts that optimize the functionality of your device, instead of compromising on features you need and wasting space on things you won’t use. Whether you want to prioritize graphics, speed, or more memory, it’s at your discretion to decide what makes the cut and what doesn’t. Even if you’ve never built a computer or device before, you have plenty of help online. You can find anything from articles on “how to install a hard drive” to Reddit threads answering “what parts do you need to build a PC?” Affordability  Even if customization isn’t necessarily important to you, but saving money is, building your own computer could...
  • October 24, 2019

    5 Best Tools for Professional Writers

    Before the digital revolution, the typewriter used to be the writer’s tool of trade, and before the typewriter, there were pen and paper, and before pen and paper there were a lot of other forgotten little helpers used in writing: clay, papyrus, and wood to bear the record, reeds and feathers used as quills. Apparently, the need to share one’s thoughts and knowledge with others has been the core of human culture from the time immemorial. Truth be told, storytellers of today are flooded with the instruments they can use – from simple note-taking apps to websites like https://www.paperhelp.org/ dedicated entirely to the art of writing. It’s nice to have a choice, of course, but sometimes choice can be overwhelming. To make it easier for you we’ve vetted our list of writing tools and have chosen only the most helpful ones. 1.    Reedsy Book Editor Does “fake it until you make it” sound accurate to you? Indeed, the Reedsy Book Editor is a free, online word processor that configures your book as you compose it. You can see your drafts naturally transform into a professionally looking original book copy. In addition to that, one of the Reedsy Book Editor’s best features is that it lets you generate an EPUB and print-prepared PDF version of your composition in a split second, which is great for self-publishing authors. 2.    Draft Would you like to have a tool that can remind you about important tasks you have to do with its help? Draft is just the app for you, then. Although it is an online word processor, it can also email you your daily updates and reminders. However, if this sounds too “hands-on” for you, you can disable the updates and just use Draft as it is. Other than that, Draft is an...
  • October 3, 2019

    The power of music on human’s health

    The art of music is said to aid memory recall, considering certain songs, they’re capable of taking our memories back to prior or past happenings which could be so interesting, think of your past and so interesting occurrence that was full of laughter and love. The art of music is said to aid memory recall, considering certain songs, they’re capable of taking our memories back to prior or past happenings which could be so interesting, think of your past and so interesting occurrence that was full of laughter and love. Such a scenario is so interesting to an extent such that a song that was sung that moment if sang right away takes our thoughts back and the state or circumstance the mind was in that time changes to a more stable and suitable one state. This will bring relaxation in the brain and the body at large. If you want to relax and forget about your problems for sometime, use only good mp4 converter. Continuous progression will aid recall stabilizing the memory status, which is considered a healthy habit especially for young people since the mind is in constant growth. Health wise someone will be stable mind wise through constant recall and initiated memory activities through music and this is a very encouraging activity that should be encouraged daily to avoid cases of immediate memory loss at a very early age of a person’s life. Music can reduce stress and the amount of negative emotions Study Researchers like Prof. Isabelle Peretz of the Centre for Research on brain, music, and Language at the University of Montreal in Canada to be a stress reliever. The researcher continues to say that, the repetitive pattern of music infants listened to reduced distress possibly by promoting and enhancing entrainment which is the ability...