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This may be the best Apple ARKit application we've seen yet
Augmented reality has been touted as revolutionizing everything from shopping to surgery, but let's not forget how delightful overlaying the digital onto the real can be from a pure entertainment perspective. Chip...
Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city
Amazon's drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is getting drones near enough...
McDonald’s is now taking job applications through Snapchat
In an attempt to attract young people into its workforce, McDonald’s is integrating Snapchat into its job application process in Australia. The ‘Snaplication’ process basically involves the applicant...
Pushing apps to the edge, Fly.io puts middleware in the cloud
Enlargefly.io reader comments 4 Share this story The development model for Internet applications has weirdly followed, in many ways, the model developers have used for enterprise applications. First,...
F5 Networks Debuts Herculon Security Product Portfolio
F5 Networks pushes further into the application security market with new DDoS protection and expanded Web Application Firewall services. F5 Networks is growing its security capabilities with the launch...
Great app migration takes enterprise “on-prem” applications to the Cloud
Enlarge / Fly, legacy app code! Off to the cloud! reader comments 1 Share this story Cloud Academy SaaS to the max: The limits of shifting from on-site to cloud services View more stories Over the past...
App Delivery Services Growth Driven by Security Concerns: F5 Networks
F5 Networks released its 2017 State of Application Delivery report on Jan. 10, providing insight into the growing world of application delivery services. The study was based on responses from a total 2,197...
Citrix Offers Virtual Windows 10 Desktops Through Microsoft's Cloud
At its annual Citrix Summit conference the company announced XenDesktop Essentials, a service that uses Microsoft Azure to deliver Windows 10 workspaces to devices. During its Citrix Summit conference...
Denim Group's ThreadFix Adds Hot Spot Detection to Identify Impactful Vulnerabilities
Denim Group's ThreadFix application vulnerability resolution platform updated with new capabilities to make it easier for organizations to identified application vulnerability risks in shared software...
Microsoft Azure Cloud Enables Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Azure updates include cloud-based disaster recovery support for the company's latest server OS, deeper cloud application insights and a new way to set up DevTest Labs environments. Customers of Microsoft's...
Google Launches Allo Messaging App Sans Privacy Feature
The app's failure to encrypt data and the storing of chat conversations on Google servers are a problem, some say. Google this week released its new messaging application Allo as expected and almost immediately...
Amazon Patents Headphones That Auto-Mute
The application describes an audio headset that cuts out when specific sounds or phrases are heard.For example if your name is Matt you could programme it so that it mutes itself when the words "Hey Matt"...
A10 Makes Move Into the Cloud With Appcito Acquisition
The company establishes a cloud business unit that will complement the application delivery controller and security services appliances. A10 Networks is accelerating its push into the cloud-based applications...
How Facebook Made Its Messenger App More Secure, Versatile
Facebook on July 8 announced that it is rolling out end-to-end encryption in its Facebook Messenger application. The feature will ensure that private messages sent between two people will be stored only...
Network Analyzer Corvil Goes Deep into App Performance
App Agent digs deep into an application's internal functions, allowing companies to drill down and track performance and latency of transactions. Network data analytics provider Corvil has added a new...
5 Tips for Building an Agile Infrastructure for Delivering SaaS
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is becoming the dominant model for delivering enterprise software. More than just a business model, SaaS collapses the application delivery stack into the application. This...
Create Cross-Platform Desktop Node Apps with Electron
Call me old-fashioned, but I have always preferred using a desktop app suited to each purpose. I feel that if all I'm going to use is a browser for everything I do, then why have a 'proper' computer? On...
Benchmarking: Can AppServer Beat Symfony’s Performance?
After the release of the first part of our Appserver series, it was clear through the ensuing discussions on both SitePoint and Reddit that we had touched a nerve for a good number of PHP channel's devoted...
Live video viewing up 86% over last year in MLB’s At Bat app, thanks to addition of multitasking
When Apple introduced multitasking in iOS 9, MLB was one of the new feature’s early adopters in its MLB.com At Bat application for iPad. Today, the organization is releasing some new numbers...
Sorted offers a new take on the standard To Do list app
A new application called Sorted launches today to offer a better, faster and more efficient way to manage your tasks via your mobile phone. Yes, it’s another To Do list application. Do we really...
NGINX Announces Plus R9 With Dynamic Modules
Advanced features in NGINX Plus 9 include health checks, extended status monitoring, and on-the-fly reconfiguration. NGINX, a specialist in delivering sites and applications for the Web, announced the...
SAP App Development Program Reaches Out to Young Refugees
SAP is working to encourage young underprivileged youth to combine their love of technology and soccer through a team-based app development contest. The SAP Corporate Social Responsibility team and SAP...
Snapchat briefly snags the number one spot on U.S. App Store for the first time
Snapchat, the rapidly growing social application favored by mobile’s youngest users, has hit a notable milestone: for the first time ever, its iOS application reached the top of the iTunes...
Webscale Networks Offers Magento Users Free Cloud Migration
Magento (a popular e-commerce Web platform) customers signing up for a Webscale Pro contract prior to April 30, 2016 will be eligible for free migration services. Ever tried to migrate an on-premises...
Building a Custom Contact Store in Your Windows Phone 8 Application
Windows Phone 8 allows applications to create contacts that are owned by the application itself. This article walks Windows Phone developers through the fundamentals and steps of building a simple...
How To Configure Settings for a Windows Azure Application
Developers targeting applications for the Azure platform should be aware of the various configuration settings which can be made for a cloud-based application. This article walks the reader through the...
Creating a Simple Windows Azure Application
To get on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud computing bandwagon, you need to understand how to develop applications targeting the platform. Discover how to create your first “Hello World” cloud...
Salesforce Integration with .Net Web Services SOAP API
Salesforce is the top rated sales application in the world today. This article will focus on the most common way to connect .Net applications to Salesforce for data retrieval and execution of application...
Dynamically Configure Log4j Properties in a Clustered Environment
Log4j and the Apache Commons Logging API provide features for recording Java application logs. But suppose the applications are deployed in a clustered environment (a logical grouping of servers) for high...
Retrofit, a Simple HTTP Client for Android and Java
Exchanging data between a mobile app and a backend server is an essential need for many development projects. Whilst the task became simpler with Google’s Volley library, it has a steep learning...
Popular ‘blue light’ reducing app F.lux arrives on Android
F.lux, the popular color-adjusting application for computers and mobile devices that reduces blue light emissions for better nighttime usage, has now arrived on Android. Unfortunately, the application...
Amazon Files Patent For Paying With A Selfie
Amazon has filed a patent application to allow users to pay for items by taking a selfie. The firm argues the move would improve people's security as they carry out more and more tasks online. "While...
Google Adds New Features to Cloud Trace Application Debugging Tool
Updates will improve the ability for developers to identify performance-slowing problems in their apps, the company says. Google has updated its Cloud Trace cloud application debugging tool with new features...
Facebook’s Private Photo-Sharing App Moments Now Supports Video
Facebook’s Moments, the social network’s private photo-sharing application – and replacement for photo syncing – will now support video-sharing, the company announced today....
Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik
Skype Qik, Microsoft’s attempt at spinning off video messaging into a simplified mobile application, is shutting down. The app was first introduced in fall 2014 to serve a different audience...
Airbus designs bench-style seating for overweight passengers
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is once again raising eyebrows with a recently published patent application that depicts bench-style seating designed to be more accommodating for overweight passengers. Story...
How Netflix technology is improving data centre efficiency
What do recommendation engines for Amazon and Netflix have to do with better cloud computing? Thanks to a groundbreaking system from Stanford University, one is inspiring the other.When faced with their...
How to Consume Laravel API with AngularJS
In part 1, we built our server part. Now we can build our client. We are going to use AngularJS to make a Single Page Application. We will use a very basic bootstrap template, built on the fly. Planning...
How to Build an API-Only JWT-Powered Laravel App
The Laravel API Boilerplate (JWT Edition) was made on the shoulders of giants like: Dingo API; JWT-Auth, by tymondesigns; CORS on Laravel 5 by barryvdh; In this article, we will learn how to use it to...
Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two
Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known as Pair), based in Mountain...
Facebook Tests SMS Integration In Messenger, Launches Support For Multiple Accounts
Facebook says it’s testing a way for users to receive, read and respond to their SMS-based conversations in its Messenger application for mobile devices. The feature, which would be optional...
VMware's Workspace One targets mobile enterprise with 'hybridity'
VMware on Tuesday updated its Horizon product lines and rolled out Workspace One, an end-user application designed to address "hybridity" as workers toggle between devices and personal and professional...
Coupa buys contract management software maker Contractually
Cloud-based spend management software startup Coupa said Thursday that it has acquired Contractually. Financial terms were not disclosed. What's Hot on ZDNet How to block Windows 10 upgrades on your business...
The one where someone's stealing Wi Fi
Ok, I said I would not reminisce, but in the context of where we are going, I need to discuss where we've been. Stays with me, the jokes get better.The future challenge for Wide Area Networks (WAN) will...
Introducing Bugsnag – the Last Error Monitor You’ll Need
The pursuit of building an error-free application continues. But in the meanwhile, we need to monitor our application’s errors and take action quickly. Many companies have tried to solve this problem,...
Notes for Designing Better Mobile Application Interfaces
In May this year Google announced that mobile search had finally officially surpassed desktop search for the first time. Mobile is now the default format for the majority of users. So, as the mobile UI...
How to prevent your PC from upgrading to Windows 10
Do you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 PCs that you don't want being upgraded to Windows 10? Well, the chances are that you're being nagged at every turn to pull the trigger on the upgrade. Here's how to...
Businesses Struggling with Application Performance Issues
Many IT teams still don't have a monitoring solution in place or don't have a solution equipped to detect certain types of performance issues. Enterprises have multiple commercial tools in place for application...
Integrating Jade Templates into Rails for Cleaner Templates
Less Poking Around? Google Seeks Patent on Needle-Free Blood Drawing Tech
Google has filed for a patent on needle-free blood-drawing technology, described in a USPTO application published last week. Application 20150342509 suggests four potential implementations of the technology,...
Disaster recovery planning: Where virtualisation can help
Disaster recovery risk assessment The next step in the disaster recovery planning process is to take the service requirements derived from an impact analysis and carry out a risk assessment. For each application...
Riverbed Survey: App Performance a Challenge in Hybrid IT Environments
Cloud computing brings its share of benefits and complexities, driving the need for greater visibility into app performance for executives and IT. Ensuring application performance is becoming challenging...
Only One Week To Submit Your Application For 1st And Future
There is exactly one week until applications close for 1st and Future, the startup competition that TechCrunch is staging with the NFL and Stanford University on February 6 at Stanford’s CEMEX...
How Telerik Platform Can Help You Build Your Next Mobile App
Building native or hybrid mobile applications can be a notoriously difficult task. Unlike building for the web, each operating system requires an understanding of a unique set of languages and tools before...
The 12-Factor Apps Methodology: Implement It in Your Own Apps with AppFog
This article was sponsored by AppFog. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make SitePoint possible. In today's world of SaaS products, a common methodology has emerged with the purpose of providing...
Student develops advertisement-free social media application, creates startup
Ryan Ma, a Purdue University undergraduate in the College of Liberal Arts, has developed a new social media application for iOS smartphones that allows for a faster connection to family and friends that...
Microsoft Azure Makes Room for MapR Cluster Deployments
A MapR rapid deployment offering and the ability to fine-tune Application Insights telemetry are among this week's updates to Microsoft's cloud computing platform. Microsoft makes no secret about its...
Multilingual Support for AngularJS
There are some cases in which providing a multilingual support is required. Sometimes it could be a good idea to provide support for different languages into the application you’re building and offer your...
Phenom People, A Customizable Job Application Service, Raises $6M
It can seem at times that job application sites for companies are a black hole and impossible to navigate. That’s why Phenom People, a service that customizes company job search pages for individuals,...
Riverbed's AppInternals v10 Helps Enterprises Maximize App Performance
REVIEW: Riverbed's SteelCentral AppInternals v10 is aimed squarely at enterprises seeking to monitor their applications and guarantee acceptable performance. Application availability and performance are...
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Amazon takes a lot of the spots in our best cheap tablets round-up, proving the company is perfecting its affordable tablets with respectable specs on board and super low prices.The Amazon Fire HD 10...
Founded in 2011 to support online gaming, Luxembourg-based G-Core Labs now offers powerful management hosting packages and a very capable, enterprise-level CDN.G-Core's network covers more than 40 locations...
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
Update: The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is now available. We've updated our early impressions with pricing and availability information. Stay tuned for our full review to see if this one's worth checking out.Original...
Apple Watch 3
The leaks were all true: the Apple Watch 2 has been given an update just a year after launch, but with only a minimal set of changes.The new device isn't a huge upgrade on the previous iteration by any...
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