Why It Matters That Microsoft Rebranded ‘Windows Holographic’ To ‘Windows Mixed Reality’

Nomenclature is important. Microsoft has been using the term “Windows Holographic” to describe its mixed reality efforts–which for a time functionally consisted only of the HoloLens and the Holographic shell. Now as the company, along with Intel, pushES in new directions in the XR market, it’s rebranding “Windows Holographic” to “Windows Mixed Reality.” Microsoft renamed “Windows Holographic” to “Windows Mixed Reality” to be more encompassing of the company’s broader vision for the platform.

Link: Why It Matters That Microsoft Rebranded ‘Windows Holographic’ To ‘Windows Mixed Reality’
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Microsoft Azure Announces New Cloud Capabilities, To Focus More On Public And Government Customers

Microsoft Azure is getting another big update for this week, adding new tools such as PowerBI and HDInsight. Microsoft has also announced new features to help public sectors get set up on Azure Cloud platform. The company made the huge announcement this week. According to GeekWire, which got the full details of the story, the Redmond-based software company is currently beefing up its cloud capabilities for U.state and federal agencies, which include adding PowerBI and HDInsight data tools for its Azure Government Cloud.

Link: Microsoft Azure Announces New Cloud Capabilities, To Focus More On Public And Government Customers
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WikiLeaks: CIA can hack Android phones and Samsung TVs

(Reuters) – Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Tuesday said it had obtained a secret trove of hacking tools used by the CIA to break into or circumvent the security of phones, communication apps and other devices, and published confidential documents describing those programs.
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Link: WikiLeaks: CIA can hack Android phones and Samsung TVs
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How to pin apps to the Android Nougat Share menu

I do a lot of sharing from my Android device. I share web sites, screenshots, and other pieces of data to various people and by way of various apps; so I wind up having to go through the same motions regularly. Fortunately, thanks to Android Nougat, the long-overdue ability to pin apps to the Android share menu has finally arrived.

Link: How to pin apps to the Android Nougat Share menu
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Field Service apps and development best practices

This blog post has a slew of concrete tips and best practices (including code samples) to help you build the best apps for your company’s teams in the field. What is Field Service Lightning? (FSL) is a Salesforce product that connects customers, dispatchers and service technicians on a single platform.

Link: Field Service apps and development best practices
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How do Mobile Games Make Money?

A third moneymaking method for mobile gaming is exactly what you’d think it is: purchasing the game. Some of today’s top-rated apps, such as “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” and “Heads Up!,” require you to pay before downloading. This isn’t to say you are guaranteed to win. In fact, after purchasing “Minecraft” a player still has the option to purchase a monthly payment plan that enhances their virtual world experience, or pay for individual add-ons.

Link: How do Mobile Games Make Money?
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SharePoint home in Office 365 and team news updates across Web and mobile

Extra, extra, read all about it! Lots of news on team news. Improve the reach of your internal communications – to individuals, the team and throughout the company. SharePoint Online promotes efficient and effective collaboration and communication throughout your intranet. When you have news to share, it should be easy to author with powerful methods of distribution and consumption for the greatest impact.

Link: SharePoint home in Office 365 and team news updates across Web and mobile
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The best and worst things about Android Wear 2.0

Google spent several extra months on the Android Wear 2.0 update after delaying its release last fall. Now the latest version of Google’s wearable platform has debuted on two new smartwatches, and it’s about to roll out to many of the older devices. Has Google done what it needs to make smartwatches work?

Link: The best and worst things about Android Wear 2.0
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CNN Adds 360 Video to Mobile Apps, Website as Part of VR Push

CNN made a big push into virtual reality and immersive journalism Tuesday by adding 360 videos to its Android and iOS apps as well as its website. The news network also officially announced its CNNVR unit, which has correspondents in 12 cities around the world. The team is being led by CNN VP Jason Farkas, who told Variety that he sees this as the next big content push after TV and digital.

Link: CNN Adds 360 Video to Mobile Apps, Website as Part of VR Push
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Dell Doubles Down On High-End Ubuntu Linux Laptops

Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with Linux pre-installed in it in 2007. Ten years later, the company says it is more committed than ever to offering Linux-powered machines to users. From a report on ZDNet: The best known of these is the Dell XPS 13 developer edition, but it’s not the only Linux laptop Dell offers.

Link: Dell Doubles Down On High-End Ubuntu Linux Laptops
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WikiLeaks: The CIA Can Covertly Activate Your Mobile Device’s Microphone, Bypass Encryption Apps

According to the files contained in “Year Zero,” WikiLeaks’ codename for the first batch of the CIA leak, the agency has malware that can infect iOS, Windows and Android devices. Crucially, this malware allows it to bypass encrypted communication apps favored by journalists, including Signal, Telegram, and Confide, as well as the popular messaging app WhatsApp.

Link: WikiLeaks: The CIA Can Covertly Activate Your Mobile Device’s Microphone, Bypass Encryption Apps
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