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Office Store app developers can now charge subscriptions

Mar 02
Microsoft is adding subscription pricing for apps in its Office Store, besides opening eight new store fronts. Developers will be allowed to charge a monthly recurring fee for their applications which they can promote and distribute globally or within the 31 individual selectable markets where the Office Store is available.

Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip a ‘marketing gimmick’, Qualcomm exec says

Jan 02
Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s is more a marketing stunt than a technical enhancement and though it will not deliver any immediate benefits to smartphone users, there are other reasons to move to 64-bit, a Qualcomm executive said on Tuesday. “I know there’s a lot of noise

The Top 10 Benefits of Outsourcing IT through Managed Services

Apr 03
Immediate benefits can be gained by outsourcing IT services through Managed Services. 1. Control IT Costs Outsourcing converts fixed IT costs into variable costs and allows you budget effectively. In other words, only pay for what you use when you need it. 2. Reduce Labor Costs Hiring and training an

Thumbs up to Apple’s fingerprint sign-on

Mar 06
APPLE has been copping some heavy flak over the Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into the home button on its new and very expensive iPhone 5s. Instead of typing in a passcode to unlock the phone, a user need only give the button a quick dab with a thumb or

SAP ramps up venture capital efforts

Mar 05
October 02, 2013, 4:02 AM — SAP’s venture capital arm has raised US$1 billion over the past year as the company tries to land stakes in hot startup companies, both to generate profit down the road and to align itself with the industry’s newest technologies. In total, SAP now has

The Future of WordPress

Mar 02
Or: How to make creating content simple and fun again, an open letter to Matt Mullenweg. Hi, my name is Jan and I have been a happy WordPress.org customer, for many years. I am one of those guys who is in a phase of putting things in perspective, looking at

The Future of PHP

Mar 02
by Lorna Mitchell Things are a-buzz in the Drupal community, with a major new release on the horizon: Drupal 8. It heralds many excellent features of course, but one major change is that Drupal 8 will require PHP 5.3 as a minimum platform. PHP 5.3 adds a ton of goodness

Spin iOS app brings human element to video chat, collaboration

Feb 10
  Apple may have been a pioneer in playing up the humanizing aspects of video chatting, using heartstring-tugging ads to show how communicating through a screen with its FaceTime app could be a magical experience. But Net Power & Light (NPL), the company behind a new video platform, aims to