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A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?

Samsung isn't the first name most people would associate with slick user interfaces – but its 2018 Android P overhaul could make rivals Apple and Google look shabby. Though Oreo brought few changes to Samsung's TouchWiz UI used on millions of phones, this year should see significant tweaks. Samsung uses an obscure, Korean-only app called "Good Lock" to preview changes that debut later in the year. In 2016 it showcased a number of changes that ...

Teradata lobs sueball at SAP, alleges HANA based on its ‘trade secrets’

Data warehousing biz Teradata has flung a sueball (PDF) at SAP in the District Court for Northern California, alleging the German ERP giant undertook a "decade-long campaign of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and antitrust violations". Teradata claims that SAP used its strong position in ERP to "lure" the US biz into a joint venture back in 2008 and alleges it then took the opportunity to accumulate the info necessary to "quickly grab market share" ...

IoT worldwide spending to hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, says IDC

Global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, according to the latest report from IDC. The findings, which appear in the analyst firm’s latest Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, argues the IoT technology market offers business investment opportunities across a variety of industries and illuminated through implementations of use case. As the diverse IoT market reaches broad-based critical mass, innovative offerings in analytics software, cloud ...

Crate.io raises $11 million in series A funding to push SQL IoT data platform

Crate.io has raised $11 million in Series A funding to push development of its vision for an open source SQL database for real-time machine data and IoT applications. The funding round was led by Zetta Venture Partners and Deutsche Invest Equity with participation from Mike Chalfen, Momenta Partners and Charlie Songhurst. According to the company, existing investors Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures and Solomon Hykes also participated in the round, which will be used to boost ...

Acer's Budget Gaming Laptop Is Now Just $679

PC gaming on a budget can be tricky, but fortunately there are laptops like the Acer Nitro 5.  The wallet-friendly gaming laptop is designed for cash-strapped gamers, but doesn't make too many comprom...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/MrQIEJIOIqU/acer-nitro-5-sale to see original story and photos ...

MagiCards: Deck of Cards for WordPress

June 19th in Viral by Wordpress Jedi . Card games can be a lot of fun. In fact, plenty of people know how to play them. With MagiCards, you can display a deck of cards on your site. The plugin lets you choose the number of cards to draw, the number of columns, and back-face to get started. MagiCards has a responsive design. 20+ WordPress Plugins for membership sites MagiCards can be used with playing ...

Supreme Court will hear Apple’s case in App Store monopoly lawsuit

The US Supreme Court will hear Apple’s appeal in a class action lawsuit alleging the company is abusing its position to charge developers high fees. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of developers’ app sales on the iOS App Store. This is pretty industry-standard across most of the major app/game stores, including the Play Store and Steam. The major exception is Microsoft, which recently slashed its cut of Microsoft Store sales from 30 percent to ...

Google Play Store will authenticate peer-to-peer app downloads and add to your Library

People often equate sharing APK files with piracy, but there are many situations where it’s perfectly legal and acceptable. In those cases, you still want the APK to retain its authenticity so the Play Store recognizes it as a legit application. Google is introducing a new system for marking “apps obtained through Play-approved distribution channels” as “distributed by Google Play.” As it turns out, Google’s been thinking about what they can do with this problem, and ...

14 Best WordPress Security Scanners for Detecting Malware and Hacks

Recently one of our readers asked if there is an easy way to scan your website for security, hacks, and vulnerabilities. If you suspect that your website may be hacked, then a quick WordPress security scan can be a good starting point. In this article, we have handpicked some of the best WordPress security scanners that will help you run quick security checks. What WordPress Security and Malware Scanners Can Do? Online vulnerability or malware ...
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