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Oracle picks up BofA as a new customer for its financial planning software

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Oracle picks up BofA as a new customer for its financial planning software

- Oracle has landed a big customer, Bank of America, for its enterprise resource planning and financial planning software, the company announced on Monday. The deal partly displaces Oracle rival SAP, which dominates the ERP and financial software space. The software will run on BofA's premises, but will use Oracle's people and hardware, and will use the same underlying technology as Oracle's cloud-based ERP

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This medical marijuana start-up uses artificial intelligence to find which strain is best for you

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This medical marijuana start-up uses artificial intelligence to find which strain is best for you

- Artificial intelligence is being used to improve banking, marketing, the legal field — and now to find which one of the more than 30,000 strains of medical marijuana is best for you. Potbot uses AI to "read" through peer-reviewed medical journals to find studies on cannabinoids, the active compounds in marijuana. Using the research, it pairs 37 symptoms like insomnia, asthma and cancer with branded marijuana strains to find which type of weed is best suited to treat each one

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Here's our first look at iOS 11, which will bring massive changes to your iPhone and iPad

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Here's our first look at iOS 11, which will bring massive changes to your iPhone and iPad

- Apple just released the public preview of iOS 11 for the iPhone and iPad. That means you can test an early version of Apple's next major software release, which will launch this fall. We've been playing with the public preview on an iPad, which Apple says is the "biggest release for iPad ever," for the past couple of days. Let's take a look at the biggest changes coming to the iPad

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OracleVoice: WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Expose Some Third-Party Support Models

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OracleVoice: WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Expose Some Third-Party Support Models

- Support services offered by some third-party vendors run directly counter to newly issued federal guidelines for thwarting malicious software. The guidelines, issued in May by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT, a cybersecurity agency within the US Department of Homeland Security), are a response to the WannaCry ransomware attacks that brought down critical IT infrastructure worldwide. Malicious software like WannaCry exploits vulnerabilities in software to cripple the IT infrastructure that is critical to running many businesses

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The Best iOS 11 Features We've Tried So Far

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The Best iOS 11 Features We've Tried So Far

- Apple's next major update to iOS comes loaded with new features that make the iPad more useful, especially when it comes to multitasking. Among the most prominent changes: a new Files app for managing documents across devices, a redesigned iPad dock that can fit more apps and a new view for the Control Center and app switcher. A handful of updates are coming to Apple's own apps as well, including a new indoor navigation feature for Apple Maps as well as more filters to choose from in Photos

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iOS 11 Gives the iPad a Much-Needed Speed Boost

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iOS 11 Gives the iPad a Much-Needed Speed Boost

- As expected, Apple’s new software update for the iPhone and iPad is full of deceptively minor changes that make a powerful collective difference. Some of iOS 11’s new features are immediately noticeable, such as a brand new app for managing files, while others won’t be apparent unless you look for them, like the new document scanner that lets you quickly import documents to the Notes app

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iOS 11 Beta 2’s Do Not Disturb While Driving May Be The Most Important Feature Yet, Here’s Why

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iOS 11 Beta 2’s Do Not Disturb While Driving May Be The Most Important Feature Yet, Here’s Why

- Apple’s iOS 11 Beta 2 brings along one of the most desired features of the upcoming software update. The Do Not Disturb While Driving mode is finally live and can be used to try and curb the increasing traffic accidents caused by drivers being on their phones. The number of phone related road accidents have been on the rise annually. People can’t seem to fix their eyes on the road without being interrupted by a phone call or a notification

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SEGA Forever: Classic SEGA Games You Can Now Play For Free On Your iOS, Android Devices

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SEGA Forever: Classic SEGA Games You Can Now Play For Free On Your iOS, Android Devices

- SEGA launched last week its SEGA Forever, a service that brings classic and retro SEGA games on iOS and Android devices. Nearly every SEGA games ever made are promised to be released on mobile devices for free. Here’s what you can play right now. Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog is the game that started it all. Launched in the United States on June 23, 1991, the game has been optimized for mobile devices

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Why now’s the time for punk rock cloud infrastructure

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Why now’s the time for punk rock cloud infrastructure

- SAN FRANCISCO — Punk bands don’t have slick marketing campaigns. They have friends who go around stapling handmade fliers and silkscreen their own t-shirts in the garage. What they don’t have in money, they make up with help from their friends and lot of elbow grease. Taking that ethos to open source — but getting the band a tour and on Spotify — is what’s next for CoreOS

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Back to Boston! A recap of the 2017 OpenStack Summit

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Back to Boston! A recap of the 2017 OpenStack Summit

- This year the OpenStack Summit returned to Boston, Massachusetts. The Summit was held the week after the annual Red Hat Summit, which was also held in Boston. The combination of the two events, back to back, made for an intense, exciting and extremely busy few weeks. More than 5,000 attendees and 1,000 companies were in attendance for OpenStack Summit. Visitors came from over 60 countries and could choose from more than 750 sessions

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Toyota Going Open-Source in '18 Camry | EE Times

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Toyota Going Open-Source in '18 Camry | EE Times

- MADISON, Wis. – Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday (May 31) that its 2018 Camry will be its first vehicle to be sold in the United States running Automotive Grade Linux software on its infotainment system. Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is an open-source project hosted by the Linux Foundation. AGL claims that “more than 100 members have worked together,” and contributed code to develop “a robust, Linux-based operating system and application

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Do Not Disturb While Driving feature on Apple iOS 11 beta

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Do Not Disturb While Driving feature on Apple iOS 11 beta

- With the release of iOS 11's latest beta on Wednesday, testers can now get their hands on one of the new mobile operating system's most important - if not most glamorous - new features: a long-needed "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode. Announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, the feature aims to combat the very dangerous practice of texting from behind the wheel, while also switching off other alerts that entice people to look at their phones while driving

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Sprint’s iPhone-only Virgin Mobile strategy will put current Android customers in play

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Sprint’s iPhone-only Virgin Mobile strategy will put current Android customers in play

- Sprint relaunched its struggling Virgin Mobile USA prepaid wireless brand with an iPhone-only offer. The move puts Virgin’s Android fans in play. Rival prepaid brands such as AT&T’s Cricket and T-Mobile’s MetroPCS will see Virgin customers who prefer the Android operating system to Apple’s iOS as candidates for conversion. “I expect elevated churn from Virgin’s Android base, which comprises the vast majority of Virgin subscribers,” said Jeffrey Moore, an market analyst with Wave7 Research

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How iOS 11 Brings Steve Jobs's Vision for the iPad to Life

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How iOS 11 Brings Steve Jobs's Vision for the iPad to Life

- Three features coming in iOS 11 could change the way I work on the road, and bring to life a vision Steve Jobs had for the iPad back in 2010.

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New Zealand beat USA to go 3-0 up in America's Cup final

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New Zealand beat USA to go 3-0 up in America's Cup final

- HAMILTON, Bermuda Emirates Team New Zealand notched up their fourth successive win in as many races against defending champions Oracle Team USA to go 3-0 up in the America's Cup final in Bermuda on Sunday. New Zealand continued to excel in light-wind sailing and again showed superior speed over the U.S. boat. Helmsman Peter Burling, 26, took the lead in the fourth race and extended it, as he had in the previous race

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Android Nougat Rolls Out To All Sony Xperia XA Models, Two XA Ultra Variants

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Android Nougat Rolls Out To All Sony Xperia XA Models, Two XA Ultra Variants

- The latest Android version – 7.0 Nougat – just arrived to Sony’s Xperia XA Ultra and now it has also come to the smaller sibling, the Xperia XA. Unlike the Ultra models, however, the software update is available to all five variants of the XA. Sony Xperia XA Receives Android Nougat. The Android Nougat software was released to all Xperia XA models, including the single-SIM variants with model numbers F3111, F3113 and F3115 as well as the dual-SIM models F3112 and F3116

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iOS 11’s Best Features On The iPad

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iOS 11’s Best Features On The iPad

- The iOS 11 is Apple’s next major software update, which brings a slew of new features in its devices. The good news for iPad users is that it has finally been customized for the tablet, meaning we can use it more effectively as a laptop replacement rather than an oversized phone. A beta version is now out for developers, and here are the current features that make the iOS 11 a winner on the iPad

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Event Recap: IoTFuse connects Minneapolis and beyond

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Event Recap: IoTFuse connects Minneapolis and beyond

- I was honored to give a presentation at IoTFuse: Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota called “Building the Intelligence of Things with ARTIK Cloud.” This one-day event attracts business leaders and innovators in the Internet of Things space. The sessions consist of a wide range of “vision” talks, as well as a demo of great IoT projects. Other standout presentations included “The Internet of Pigs” and “Restaurants and IoT”

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New Zealand beat USA to go 3-0 up in America's Cup final
New Zealand beat USA to go 3-0 up in America's Cup final HAMILTON, Bermuda Emirates Team New Zealand notched up their fourth successive win in as many races against defending champions Oracle Team USA to go 3-0 up in the America's Cup final in Bermuda on Sunday. New Zealand continued to excel in light-wind sailing and again showed superior speed over the U.S. boat. Helmsman Peter Burling, 26, took the lead in the fourth race and extended it, as he had in the previous race   Read More ...
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Android Nougat Rolls Out To All Sony Xperia XA Models, Two XA Ultra Variants
Android Nougat Rolls Out To All Sony Xperia XA Models, Two XA Ultra Variants The latest Android version – 7.0 Nougat – just arrived to Sony’s Xperia XA Ultra and now it has also come to the smaller sibling, the Xperia XA. Unlike the Ultra models, however, the software update is available to all five variants of the XA. Sony Xperia XA Receives Android Nougat. The Android Nougat software was released to all Xperia XA models, including the single-SIM variants with model numbers F3111, F3113 and F3115 as well as the dual-SIM models F3112 and F3116   Read More ...
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iOS 11’s Best Features On The iPad
iOS 11’s Best Features On The iPad The iOS 11 is Apple’s next major software update, which brings a slew of new features in its devices. The good news for iPad users is that it has finally been customized for the tablet, meaning we can use it more effectively as a laptop replacement rather than an oversized phone. A beta version is now out for developers, and here are the current features that make the iOS 11 a winner on the iPad   Read More ...
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TeleSign Rolls Out iOS User Verification SDK - socaltech.com
Los Angeles-based TeleSign announced on Thursday that it has launched a new software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which allows mobile app developers to streamline account verification and identity assurance. TeleSign said its App Verify for iOS SDK helps assist with increasing conversions and providing identity assurance, embedding a phone number verification within those mobile apps. TeleSign's SDK helps automate phone number verification, can be branded to a mobile app, and also includes security features to help keep hackers from reverse engineering the SDK for bulk account creation   Read More ...
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The Future of Military IT: Gait Biometrics, Software Nets, and Photon Communicators
Tomorrow’s soldiers will wield encrypted devices that unlock to their voices, or even their particular way of walking, and communicate via ad-hoc, software-defined networks that use not radio waves but light according to Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who leads the Defense Information Systems Agency, the U.S. military’s IT provider. On Tuesday, Lynn talked about next-generation technologies that DISA is looking into, some of which are barely experimental today   Read More ...
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Apple Devices Escape Mention in WikiLeaks' Latest 'Vault 7' CIA Hacking Documents
Apple Devices Escape Mention in WikiLeaks' Latest 'Vault 7' CIA Hacking Documents Wikileaks yesterday published its latest round of allegedly leaked CIA documents, detailing aspects of the U.S. agency's " Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which uses modified versions of router firmware to turn networking devices into surveillance tools. The document is the latest in WikiLeaks. ' "Vault 7" series of publications on CIA hacking methods. Previous leaks have detailed the agency's targeting of iOS devices and Macs, while this manual relates specifically to network routers: Once installed, the Cherry Blossom program can be used to monitor internet traffic, crawl for passwords, and redirect the target user to a particular website   Read More ...
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Kony Recognized by Gartner as a Leader for Mobile App Development Platforms for Five Consecutive Years
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 15, 2017– Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and digital applications company, today announced that it has been named a Leader positioned the furthest for completeness of vision by Gartner in the June 12, 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP). Kony is the only vendor recognized by Gartner as a Leader amongst mobile application development platform providers for five consecutive years   Read More ...
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