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Business Innovators Need More Than Just Technology Skills

A lot of stress is placed on the importance of science and technology skills for innovation in Australian enterprise and education. Innovation actually demands a cross-range of technical and non-technical skills, even more so in an age where the value of tech skills are diminished by the sheer number of people who posses them, a new report has found.


What You Need To Know About Microsoft .NET Core 1.0

It’s been years in the making but Microsoft has finally released its open source .NET Core, essentially a stripped down version of the company’s full blown .NET Framework that is used to create mobile, desktop and web applications for Windows machines. .NET Core, however, is cross platform, available on Windows, OSX and Linux, making it easier for developers to use .NET for apps on different devices. This is a big deal for .NET and Microsoft as a company as it continues fly the flag for open source. Here’s what you need to know.


Apple iOS 10 VS Google Android: Which Is Leading The Way?

Both Apple and Google use their developer conferences to introduce updates to their mobile operating systems. Google IO, held last month, introduced Google’s latest version “N” of Android, along with new apps. Apple has done the same this week at its World Wide Developer Conference, introducing iOS 10.

While both Apple and Google are likely to be monitoring each others’ releases to stay competitive, there is a big difference underlying the Android and iOS approaches to feature development that means their respective focus will also differ. Read on to find out more.


To Become An Expert Programmer, You Need To Have A Good Workflow Pattern

There are a lot of programmers out there who are self-taught and even the ones that have had formal training may not have considered the importance of having effective workflow patterns to make the most of their skills and time. Facebook’ technical coach Kent Beck has some advice to share on how to develop workflow patterns that may help you on journey as a programmer or developer.


What To Do If You Really, Really Hate Windows 10 But Have Accidentally Upgraded

By now you would have heard that Microsoft has upped the ante on moving Windows 7 and 8 users over to Windows 10. It had already been quite aggressive in doing so before through pop-up notifications that refused to die. Microsoft may have gone too far this time, employing malware-like methods that trick people into upgrading to Windows 10. I already know a few people who have fallen victim to the company’s latest tactics. If you are one of those people and really abhor the new operating system, there are a few things you can do that don’t involve purging your PC and starting anew.


Shutterstock's New iOS App Matches Images To Your iPhone Photos

Stock photos provider Shutterstock has used machine-learning to give iPhone users an easier way to find the images they want without trawling through every single picture in the company’s catalogue. iOS users can now simply take a photo and use that instead of keywords to look for images on Shutterstock. Considering the company has around 80 million pictures on file, the new feature will definitely come in handy for mobile users.


Always Think Of The End-Users In Any Mobility Deployment

Workforces are becoming more mobile as technology unshackles employees from their desks. As such, workers’ expectations on what mobile technology can deliver has changed. Organisations need to factor this change into their decision-making process when they look to deploy mobility solutions in their businesses, as Peter Poullin, CMO of rugged tablets manufacturer Xplorer Technologies, highlighted at CeBIT 2016.


IoT Device Security Starts With The App

Just about anything can be an internet-of-things (IoT) device these days; even household appliances are able to connect to the internet. Vendors and their developers create mobile apps to communicate with and control IoT devices that interact with us on an intimate level. But often these apps provide the perfect gateway for attackers to intercept user data. We have some advice on how to create a secure IoT mobile app.


Facebook's Messenger Bots Will Change The Way Businesses Think About Customer Service

Facebook has enormous ambitions for its chat app, Messenger. So big, that it doesn’t even think of Messenger as an app. Facebook thinks of Messenger as a platform on which entire businesses will be built. Read on to find out why.


Cutting Through The Noise In An Overcrowded App Market

I recently popped into a store to quickly grab a lip balm. I walked to the right isle and was confronted by a wall of lip balms, each of them with colourful packaging that was begging for my attention. I was so overwhelmed I left without buying anything. That’s how I feel about app marketplaces. There is a plethora of apps out there and consumers are overwhelmed. As a developer, how do you get your app noticed in an over-saturated market? We have some advice.


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