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App claims to cut onboarding costs and time

Onboarding new employees is vital if you want them to stick around, but it's also time-consuming and expensive. Tasytt looks to eliminate some of the burden and cost associated with this critical process for new employees.

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Best Black Friday 2015 Android phone, tablet deals

Technology product vendors and big retailers are cranking up their 2015 Black Friday sales, and devices such as tablets and smartphones running Google’s Android operating system are among the highlights for bargain hunters.

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Hard-coded credentials make it simple to steal millions of sensitive records from apps

Researchers found millions of sensitive data records exposed thanks to developers embedding credentials for back-end services into thousands of apps.

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Modular software creates agility -- and complexity

Good things may come in small packages, but microservices can present big challenges for software application design. Here’s how to make the most of modular design without sweating the small stuff.

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How to create enterprise apps employees will actually use

Enterprise apps are becoming the norm in the workplace, but too many are unappealing to employees. Here are the most important items to consider if you want to build compelling internal mobile apps.

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Millions of sensitive records exposed by mobile apps leaking back-end credentials

Thousands of mobile applications use cloud-based, back-end services in an insecure way, allowing anyone to access millions of sensitive records created by users, according to a recent study.

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Hottest Black Friday 2015 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads, Watches & More

Apple typically keeps a pretty tight rein on retailers' promotions, even around Black Friday, but the retailers often find a way around these restrictions by bundling phones with gift cards and other goodies. Apple itself typically...

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Firefox finally fires up on the iPhone

Mozilla on Thursday launched Firefox for iOS, making the browser it long resisted coding available for iPhones and iPads.

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Box boosts Windows 10's enterprise potential with new app

Box, the enterprise-focused cloud storage company, released a new app for Windows 10 that marks a major endorsement of Microsoft's developer platform strategy for its new operating system.

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App companies propose new model for worker benefits

Companies offering services through apps, venture capitalists and worker advocates are proposing a new model for worker benefits that will be "portable" across the number of jobs they do in the new on-demand economy.

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Microsoft adds new tools for reporting spammy Windows Store reviews

New tools allow developers to report questionable user reviews as Microsoft continues work toward improving the Windows Store.


New products of the week 11.09.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Sophos and EiQ Networks.


How a mobile app company found the XcodeGhost in the machine

A mobile app developer had a tough time figuring out why Apple was rejecting its app until it found the XcodeGhost malware hidden in an unlikely place.

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Google Keep for iOS gets closer to Evernote with ease-of-use features

Google's Keep app for iOS got a bit more competitive with other apps like Evernote thanks to new features the company added Thursday.

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Can artificial intelligence influence human behavior? A trial will find out

Researchers in Singapore began a two-year trial this week of a smartphone app that attempts to use artificial intelligence to influence the real world decisions of users.


Hivemapper, a flight guide for drone pilots

Hivemapper takes the video signal from your drone and superimposes onto it details of buildings and points of interest nearby. And if you get too close to those buildings, it also serves up a warning that you might be about to hit...

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iOS 9 now on two-thirds of Apple's iPhones, iPads & iPod touches

Apple's iOS 9 software for its iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices is now on 66% of those products, which means the new edition of iOS is off to a faster adoption rate than last year's iOS 8. aims to end the HTML5 vs native debate

One thing no one can seem to agree on is whether a cross-platform approach to building mobile apps will ever match native techniques.

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