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A touch of Cocoa: Inside the original iPhone SDK

Back in 2008, Ars took its first look at what Apple provided for iPhone developers.

Periscope By McKinsey Named in the “Where Are They Now” Section...

New York – June 22, 2017 – Periscopereg; By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, today announced that it has been mentioned in the “Where Are They Nowrdquo; section of Gartnerrsquo;s “Cool Vendors in Consumer Goods Manufacturing, 2017rdquo; report.

According to the Gartner report; “Digital technologies are disrupting traditional approaches across a wide range of sales, research and marketing processes.

Consumer goods... Source: RealWire

Two Tickets as Bait

Over the previous weekend, social networks were hit with a wave of posts that falsely claimed that major airlines were giving away tickets for free. Users from all over the world became involved in this: they published posts that mentioned Emirates, Air France, Aeroflot, S7 Airline, Eva Air, Turkish Airlines, Air Asia, Air India, and other companies.

50% off iClever BoostCube 12W Dual USB Wall Charger with Foldable...

This mini USB charging cube from iClever claims to be one of the smallest on the market, and charges up to 2 smartphones, tablets, or other USB devices at your device's maximum rate with Smart ID technology.

The wall plugs fold in for maximum convenience.

The typical list price of $16.99 is reduced 50% right now to just $8.49 on Amazon, where it averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from just under 200 customers (82% rate full 5 stars: read recent reviews here).

An additional promotion is currently available giving you an extra 10% off if you buy 2 of them, dropping the price further to just $7.64. See this deal now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

47% off iClever BoostCube 12W Dual USB Wall Charger with Foldable...

This mini USB charging cube from iClever claims to be one of the smallest on the market, and charges up to 2 smartphones, tablets, or other USB devices at your device's maximum rate with Smart ID technology.

The wall plugs fold in for maximum convenience.

The typical list price of $16.99 is reduced 47% right now to just $8.99 on Amazon, where it averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from just under 200 customers (82% rate full 5 stars: read recent reviews here).

An additional promotion is currently available giving you an extra 10% off if you buy 2 of them, dropping the price further. See this deal now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

End user feedback and how it influences ITSM strategy: Axios and...

Edinburgh, UK - 31st May 2017: Axios Systems, a leading provider of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions, will team up with Forrester Research Group for a special Breakfast Briefing amid a busy itinerary at SITS17, the UKrsquo;s largest show for IT professionals on the 7th and 8th June.Alongside promotion of the latest updates to its innovative ITSM and ITAM solution assyst, Axios – rated as a Champion in Info-Techrsquo;s latest... Source: RealWire

Plot twist: Cheesy soap opera script is deceptive drug ad, doctors...

General Hospital character gets rare disease.

Drug company has just the pill for that.

Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Microsoftrsquo;s Cortana voice-based personal assistant has always seemed a little out of place in the enterprise.
Itrsquo;s a useful tool for search, for reminders, and for letting you know when you need to leave to get to that meeting on time.

But compared to Amazon Alexarsquo;s growing list of skills, itrsquo;s lagging in the personal assistant race.Yes, it connects to Office 365 and LinkedIn to give you some insight into your work, but then again so does Alexa.

But if Microsoft delivers the Windows promises made last week at its Build 2017 developer conference, thatrsquo;s all going to change.[ Put itnbsp;all together: Microsoftrsquo;s plan to one-up Applersquo;s Handoff. • Inside the Microsoft Graph APIs. • How to build Microsoft bots. • Reinventingnbsp;Microsoft Teams with private bots. • How to use Azure Functions. • Just what is Project Rome? ]As part of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadellarsquo;s rearticulation of his original “mobile first, cloud firstrdquo; vision as one of “an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge,” Cortana is getting a promotion. More than a basic piece of personal assistant software, with the next release of Windows 10 it will be the face of the intelligent agents that will populate Microsoftrsquo;s new blurring of the cloud and PC worlds.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

10 most in-demand tech skills

Trying to land a new job or angling for a promotion? Recruiters and hiring managers are always on the hunt for ideal candidates with just the right mix of tech savvy, experience and soft skills to give their organizations a competitive advantage.

But all technology skills are not created equal.HiringSolvedrsquo;s artificial intelligence software, RAI, aggregated data from over 10,000 public social profiles to determine which technology skills were most likely to result in a person being hired or promoted.

Based on this data, HiringSolved reveals which technology skills are most in-demand for the 2017 job market, so you can focus on the ones that will get you hired or promoted.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

3 questions IT must answer to stay relevant

In 2007, Michael Spears became CIO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
It wasn’t the usual promotion.
Spears had spent two years as the NCCI’s chief data officer, and he kept that role when be became CIO.
In his dual capacity, he oversees both the IT department and the data resources division, though they operate as separate entities. Over the years, he says, the CIO and CDO roles have sometimes been held by different people and sometimes by the same person.Spears has taken some ribbing for his CIO role from his colleagues in the data analytics world. “I was just at a data conference where people were making fun of me for being in both roles.

They said, ‘You can’t get lumped in with IT—it’s just bits and bytes. You won’t be respected for the knowledge you have about data.’ But it doesn’t have to be that way.
It depends where the value is coming from, the skill sets of the leaders, and what’s important to the company at that time.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Dota 2’s first co-op campaign mode will launch in May for...

Requires paid Battle Pass; campaign's second half will launch in July.

‘There’s An App (Market) For That’ – Industry Resource Provides App...

White paper outlines how app companies can increase reach, audience and revenues by harnessing new mobile app strategy platform and distribution LONDON – May 3, 2017 – Millions of mobile apps, billions of mobile devices and trillions of sensors that make up the Internet of Things are combining to boost the growth of the global App Economy, but app developers, brands and companies that limit distribution and promotion of their apps to the Apple iTunes... Source: RealWire