Microsoft releases final Android version of Office apps

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Microsoft has removed the preview label from its Office apps for Android, publishing the final versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word to Google Play.

The three apps are free for consumers, who may use them only for non-commercial purposes; in other words, not for work- or business-related tasks.

Microsoft kicked off previews last month, wrapping up the release of the suite’s apps for the OSes maintained by rivals Google (Android) and Apple (iOS). The gradual rollout began in March 2014 with the surprise debut of Office on the iPad less than two months after Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as … Read more

Oracle finally goes all in on cloud with 24 new services

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Oracle’s transition from cloud critic to cloud convert is complete. The company launched a raft of new services Monday that it claims will provide enterprises with all the tools they need to run their operations in the cloud.”We’re now able to call our cloud services complete. With today’s announcement, you can now move all your applications out of the data center and into the Oracle cloud,” Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said during an event at Oracle’s headquarters.

With 24 new platform and infrastructure services introduced, Oracle now claims to be the only cloud provider offering a complete line of … Read more

Adobe Upgrades Creative Cloud Apps, Launches Stock

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Adobe’s major Creative Cloud update stretches across 15 applications and includes new tools for iOS and Android users.

Adobe launched a major update of its suite of design applications, Creative Cloud (CC) on Tuesday, including enhancements for Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC, and InDesign CC. It also announced new connected mobile apps for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets.

As part of the mobile app upgrade, Adobe released Brush CC, Shape CC, Color CC, and Photoshop Mix on Android for the first time. The company also updated a wide range of its mobile apps for iPhone … Read more

Big Data Talent: 6 Ways To Snag The Best

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Many companies are looking for big data skills across the board, but the shortage of talent and the loose application of keywords can challenge candidates and the companies who want to hire them. Try these tips to minimize the risks.

As PCs, networking, and the Internet once did, big data is redefining how companies compete. It’s not just about ones, zeroes, and snapshot reports anymore. It’s about trends, patterns, and correlations that not everyone understands.

The shortage of data scientists is well-documented, but there is also a growing demand for general big data skills throughout organizations. The C-suite … Read more

15 Time-Tested Apps Your Business Can’t Live Without

In app-land, there’s a never-ending quest to serve up the next thing that makes life easier. But we think you’d be better served with our collection of battle-tested apps. They’ll help you run your business more efficiently and let you do so from your iOS or Android smartphone.

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Take a photograph of any receipt with your cell phone. From that point, the basic and instinctive Expensify gives you a chance to allot it to an excursion, class or customer and spare it. At the point when your occasion is over, sign into the application’s joined site and download a Read more

Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex

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Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.

Maximizing information obliges data sharing crosswise over departmental limits. Despite the fact that data storehouses stay normal, CIOs and business pioneers in numerous associations are coordinating to empower cross-practical information sharing to enhance business process efficiencies, lower expenses, decrease hazards, and distinguish new open doors.

Interdepartmental information sharing can take an organization just as such, be that as it may, as confirm by the quantity of organizations utilizing (or wanting to utilize) outer information. To get … Read more

6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars

Realize what attributes to search for in information shrewd movers and shakers, from information researchers and business investigators to officials, chiefs, and even workers.

Data is being used in and across more functional aspects of today’s organizations. Wringing the most business value out of the data requires a mix of roles that may include data scientists, business analysts, data analysts, IT, and line-of-business titles. As a result, more resumes and job descriptions include data-related skills.

A recent survey by technology career site Dice revealed that nine of the top 10 highest-paying IT jobs require big data skills. On the Dice … Read more

The Evolution of Technology Devices

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We’re all aware that technology is developing at a rapid rate, but the fact that the first iPhone was only invented in 2007 makes you realise just how quickly it’s evolving. It seems that size definitely matters – though bigger isn’t always better.

In 1971, IBM introduced the commercially available floppy disk under the nameMinnow. In 1970 IBM had applied for a U.S which was granted in 1973. The first floppy disk was available with 80KB of capacity, and in 2003 PCs were still being shipped with floppy disk drives. Today, your 1TB USB stick is holding 728,177 times the … Read more

YouTube Looks To Provide More Support For Top Partners

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YouTube is the leader in ad-supported video online, but there are always new ways it can work with its content partners. Today at the CODE/Media Conference in Southern California, YouTube content head Robert Kyncl said top partners will receive benefits to help them out.

Over the last few years, YouTube has been combatting complaints from some partners that it takes too large a share of ad revenue and provides too little value to creators. Those complaints mostly surround the 45 percent of ad revenues it takes, as well as relatively low CPMs from videos distributed on the platform.

One of … Read more

Xiaomi Announces The Redmi 2, An Improved Version Of Its Sub-$150 Smartphone

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Xiaomi announced today that it sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014 but the Chinese company didn’t stop there after it unveiled its newest entry-level phone: the Redmi 2.

The company’s flagship Mi devices may attract all the attention, but the sub-$150 Redmi family is its biggest seller. Back in July of last year, Xiaomi revealed it had sold 18 million Redmi (/Hongmi as it is known in China) phones and 3.56 million Redmi Note phablets. The Redmi alone accounted for one-third of total sales at the time.

The Redmi 2 keeps much of the original model’s ingredients. It has … Read more