Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS

 Microsoft announced this morning the launch of a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is initially available on iOS – meaning it will work on iPhone and iPad – but it will arrive on both Android and Windows platforms before year end,… Read More


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Never leave Slack with message button bots for using Kayak, Trello, and more

 Now you can approve expenses, assign deadlines, check flights, and interact with other enterprise tools from inside Slack with its new Message Buttons. Slack is vying to become your always-open portal to work with the biggest update to its API since its December launch. For example, just type “/kayak flights from NYC to BOS on 6/23” and you’ll get shown flight options with… Read More


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Videolan releases VLC 2.0 for Android, adding features but reducing permissions

 VLC, the venerable and widely used multi-platform video player, received a major update on Android today, adding a number of highly requested features while managing to actually reduce the number of permissions it needs. That seems like an infallible sign of a trustworthy developer right there. Read More


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New Slack tools let you chat with bots using buttons

Slack is making it easier for people to interact with third-party services that integrate with its chat app with the launch of a new developer tool that lets bots add clickable buttons to their messages. 
What that means is that someone can submit an expense request to an app that’s integrated into Slack, and that person’s manager can then receive it — within the chat interface — along with buttons that let them easily approve or deny the request. 

It’s part of Slack’s push to enhance its chat application with third-party integrations. This makes it easier for people to interact with outside services from within Slack, something the company has been emphasizing as one of its key features. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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Microsoft: Nearly One In Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux

Mary Jo Foley, reporting for ZDNet: Microsoft’s self-professed Linux love is helping the company in the cloud. During his keynote at DockerCon 2016 in Seattle today, Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich showed off some of the new and upcoming ways Microsoft is adding more container support to its cloud and server products. He also revealed a couple of new interesting datapoints. In the past year, Russinovich said, Microsoft has gone from one in four of its Azure virtual machines running Linux to nearly one in three. The other two-thirds of Azure customers are running Windows Server in their virtual machines. Russinovich showed off the promised Windows Server support that officials said would be coming at some point to the company’s Azure Container Service (ACS). Microsoft made Azure Container Service generally available in April 2016, but for Linux containers only. Last year, company execs said Microsoft also would bring Windows


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VLC for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Support, Video Playlists, and More

Android: The Android version of VLC received a big update today, adding in a bunch of new features, including a picture-in-picture mode for tablets, playlists for videos, and lots more.Read more…


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Elon Musk’s Open Source OpenAI: We’re Working On a Robot For Your Household Chores

An anonymous reader writes from a report via ZDNet: OpenAI, the artificial-intelligence non-profit backed by Elon Musk, Amazon Web Services, and others, is working on creating a physical robot that performs household chores. In a blog post Monday, OpenAI leaders said they don’t want to manufacture the robot itself, but “enable a physical robot […] to perform basic housework.” The company says it is “inspired” by DeepMind’s work in the deep learning and reinforcement learning field of AI, as displayed by its AlphaGo victory over human Go masters. OpenAI says it wants to “train an agent capable enough to solve any game,” noting that significant advances in AI will be required in order for that to happen. In May, the company released a public beta of a new Open Source gym for computer programmers working on AI. They also have plans to build an agent that can understand natural language


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Google Is Finally Making Two-Step Verification Less Annoying

Google, which first introduced two-factor authentication about five years ago, is now making it a little easier to utilize this security measure. Instead of users having to manually enter a code that they received in a text message, they will now see a prompt message that only requires them to tap on the phone to approve login requests. The feature will be available on Android as well as iOS soon. The Guardian reports: You do have to turn this service on even if you already use two-step. To turn it on you need to first login to Google and then go to My Account > Sign-in & security > Signing in to Google > 2-step Verification. There you will have options to turn on two-step verification, add Google prompt as an extra form of authentication or replace your existing two-step method. Google isn’t the first to use notifications as a


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