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Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management

Do you know your MDM from MAM and EMM? It's all about BYOD, and how companies can keep data safe while making it easier for workers to be productive with their own devices.

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Save 90% and Build Apps for iOS and Android with This Xamarin Training - Deal Alert

When you create an app for only iOS or Android, you alienate a significant portion of your potential market. That's why Xamarin has emerged as a popular app-building tool thanks to its cross-platform capabilities.

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Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft designed to make their lives easier. On Thursday, the company unveiled a series of apps and services, including one that’s designed to let Windows-based developers test iOS apps from their PCs.

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Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks

Google has stopped Wednesday’s clever email phishing scheme, but the attack may very well make a comeback.

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Red Hat beefs up its OpenShift containerization platform

Red Hat will offer native access to Amazon Web Services from within its OpenShift Container Platform later this year, making it possible for enterprises to configure AWS services from within the same interface they use to create and deploy containerized applications.

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Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR

Facebook is giving VR developers the ability to embed 360-degree photo and video capture in their experiences with a new software development kit made available Wednesday.

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Docker wants to help put old enterprise apps into containers

Docker is offering enterprises an easier on-ramp to using containers with a new consulting program aimed at taking a legacy application and migrating it to a container in five days.

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Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

New intelligence can be added to mobile devices like the iPhone, Android devices, and low-power computers like Raspberry Pi with Facebook's new open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework.

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Facebook levels up its identity tools for developers

Facebook’s popular app login tools are getting an update to better serve international users, the company announced Tuesday.

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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' preview builds

Mozilla has decided to drop one of Firefox's preview tracks that let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.

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Slack apps can now use drop-down menus

Apps that integrate with Slack can now include drop-down menus in the messages that they post to the service, as part of a push to improve the interactivity of third-party integrations.

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Microsoft acquires Deis to boost its Kubernetes chops

Microsoft is acquiring Deis, a company that makes tools to work with the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system. The deal, announced Monday, marks Microsoft’s continued interest in container orchestration.

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Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack

Developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little known but potent cyberespionage malware.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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The goal of HP's radical The Machine: Reshaping computing around memory

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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Tomorrow's browser games may get a performance boost from DirectX and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.