Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Creators Update version number

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with no new features. This is the latest build of the company’s upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, which is slated for release in “early 2017” (likely to arrive next month).
Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very…

Link: Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Creators Update version number
via venturebeat.com

Weekly Roundup: WikiLeaks strikes again, Google outlines cloud strategy

This week saw two huge tech funding rounds for Airbnb and Instacart, Google held its Next event in San Francisco to outline its cloud strategy moving forward and we got a glimpse at Tesla’s Kauai solar installation. These are the top stories from this week. 1. WikiLeaks strikes again. The org released a huge set of more than 8,000 documents called Vault claiming to detail the CIA’s efforts to hack popular consumer devices like iPhones, Android phones and Samsung smart TVs. Apple pushed back and said many of the iOS exploits in the WikiLeaks dump have already been patched and it is working to address any new vulnerabilities.

Link: Weekly Roundup: WikiLeaks strikes again, Google outlines cloud strategy
via techcrunch.com

The many costs of cloud computing lock-in

Gary Bloom is chief executive of the enterprise database company MarkLogic Corp. He wrote this article for SiliconANGLE.
In a situation nearly every company will face, one of the Internet’s brightest stars has highlighted the value of not getting locked into a single cloud computing provider….

Link: The many costs of cloud computing lock-in
via siliconangle.com

Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look

Microsoft gave its Cortana app for iOS a facelift Friday, replacing its old black and blue aesthetic with a new look that puts the assistant’s key features at users’ fingertips. The app now features Quick Actions, so that users can tap a couple buttons and get Cortana to create an alarm, set a reminder, or tell them a joke.

Link: Microsoft updates Cortana for iOS with a fresh look
via http://www.pcworld.com

Preinstalled malware targets Android users of two companies

A commercial malware scanner used by businesses has recently detected an outbreak of malware that came preinstalled on more than three dozen Android devices. An assortment of malware was found on 38 Android devices belonging to two unidentified companies. This is according to a blog post published Friday by Check Point Software Technologies, maker of a mobile threat prevention app.

Link: Preinstalled malware targets Android users of two companies
via arstechnica.com

10 best mobile apps to track your sleep

A good night’s sleep is hard to come by these days, whether it’s because of work, tending to young children, insomnia or sleep-related conditions such as sleep apnea. The good news is plenty of mobile apps can bring a more restful night. The best sleep-tracking apps come with a hardware component…

Link: 10 best mobile apps to track your sleep
via http://www.mensfitness.com

Build & Deploy Machine Learning Apps on Big Data Platforms with Microsoft Linux Data Science Virtual Machine

This post is authored by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager in the Data Group at Microsoft.
This post covers our latest additions to the Microsoft Linux Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM), a custom VM image on Azure, purpose-built for data science, deep learning and analytics. Offered in both…

Link: Build & Deploy Machine Learning Apps on Big Data Platforms with Microsoft Linux Data Science Virtual Machine
via blogs.technet.microsoft.com

Android 7.0 Nougat on Motorola Moto Z

– Any – Acer Liquid M220 Airave 2.5 Plus Alcatel 510A Alcatel 768 Alcatel 871A GoPhone Alcatel A206G Alcatel A382G Big Easy Alcatel A392G Alcatel A394C Alcatel Authority Alcatel Big Easy Flip Black Alcatel Cinch Alcatel Dawn Alcatel Fling Black Alcatel Ideal Alcatel Idol 4 Alcatel Idol 4S Alcatel…

Link: Android 7.0 Nougat on Motorola Moto Z
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How Bots Will Completely Kill Websites and Mobile Apps

How Bots Will Completely Kill Websites and Mobile Apps I will explain. I know… you’re reading this article because you think the title is ridiculous. Bots will never become more popular than websites and mobile apps. How could they?Right? WRONG!Not only do I believe that bots will dethrone…

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via chatbotsmagazine.com

[LIVE WEBINAR] How Smart Retailers Are Using Mobile Apps to Improve In-Store Execution

Why is it that every year, countless promotions, initiatives, and product launches, that look great on paper, fall flat on the sales floor? Finding the key to unlocking the potential of your frontline teams is no easy task – and ensuring flawless in-store execution is even harder. In multi-unit retail environments, performance variability frustrates regional and unit-level managers everywhere.

Link: [LIVE WEBINAR] How Smart Retailers Are Using Mobile Apps to Improve In-Store Execution
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