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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.


Dissecting The Types Of Cloud Apps That Enterprises Use

Cloud-based apps are becoming increasingly prevalent in businesses. Identify management software vendor Okta recently took a closer look at the enterprise cloud apps landscape to find out just what types of apps businesses are deploying and how they are using them. Here are the results.


Ten Cool Applications For Virtual Reality That Aren't Just Games

When you mention virtual reality (VR), most people’s thoughts turn to video games. Indeed, Sony has just announced its new Playstation VR headset. But VR isn’t just about gaming. There are many other interesting and exciting uses for VR.


10 Enduring Myths About Artificial Intelligence, Debunked By Science

It was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago. Google’s AlphaGo won its first three games against grandmaster Lee Sedol in a Go tournament, showing the dramatic extent to which AI has improved over the years. That fateful day when machines finally become smarter than humans has never appeared closer — yet we seem no closer in grasping the implications of this epochal event.


Australian Scientist Develops Record-Breaking Security Enhancing Quantum Computing Chip

An international team of scientists has set a new record for the complexity possible on a quantum computing chip, bringing us one step closer to the ultra-secure telecommunications of the future.


Robo Dad: 'I Built A Smartphone Bot To Spend Time With My Kids'

Being divorced and separated from your children can be tough — especially when you’ve moved overseas. This is the situation Australian robotics engineer Matt Walker found himself in. His solution was to build a telepresence robot to hang out with his kids from halfway across the globe.


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