Category Software

Benefits of outsourcing IT to cloud providers

By Andrew Peddie, techbubbles: Although many businesses and business owners still hold reservations about outsourcing IT and infrastructure to cloud providers, there is a noticeable shift towards increased confidence and adoption. Considering the spectrum of benefits available and the time-proven reliance of mature solutions, perhaps this is not surprising? Quite apart from the obvious freedom […]

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

By Make Use Of: Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is […]

Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox

Whitson Gordon, lifehacker.com: Dropbox is an awesome service. You can back your files up to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends. That’s not all it can do, though. Here are our top 10 favorite clever uses for our favorite file syncing program. Note: If you don’t use Dropbox, don’t […]

Kenya: IBM Opens Research Lab in Kenya

By All Africa: TECHNOLOGY giant IBM has opened its first research lab in Nairobi making Kenya the premier location for IBM labs in the continent. The research lab, a collaboration between the Kenya government and IBM East Africa, will contribute to the country’s national priorities as part of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Agenda. Establishment of the […]

Adobe’s PhoneGap 2.0 makes building cross-platform apps easier

By Ryan Paul ars, Technica: Adobe has announced the release of PhoneGap 2.0, a major new version of the open source mobile application development framework. The update brings a number of new features and improvements to the PhoneGap development experience. The update also introduces support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile platform. PhoneGap allows developers to […]

Oracle Buys Social Media Startup Involver

BY Steve Rosenbush: Oracle said today it acquired Involver, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a development platform for social media marketing campaigns. The company describes itself as a Facebook marketing developer and a technology provider for Facebook’s internal marketing team. The company was founded in 2007 with backing from Bessemer Ventures and other […]

NZ’s burgeoning social media industry

By Kashka Tunstall: Social media is exploding and smart young Waikato companies are cashing in on the burgeoning industry of building marketing strategies for social media platforms. With the world moving online and New Zealanders spending an average of two hours daily in cyberspace, marketing to the two million-plus Kiwis on Facebook is becoming a […]