All posts on May, 2017


Hands on: Android O’s most useful features (so far)

With Google I/O officially behind us, it’s time to start looking forward — and that means time to start thinking in more detail about the next major version of Android and what it’ll mean for us.

Google Home and Photos may have stolen the show at last week’s conference, but the already-under-development Android O certainly had its share of the spotlight. We’ve known about Android O for a while now, of course — ever since the first developer preview of the software plopped out back in March — but at I/O, Android O officially entered its beta phase and became readily available to anyone with a recent Nexus or Pixel phone.

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Apple, iOS, and IBM are transforming retail, one shop at a time

Yet more evidence proves Apple has become a peer enterprise technology vendor, this time in the shape of an Apple and IBM project to digitally transform business processes at South Florida’s leading furniture chain, City Furniture. I caught up with City Furniture CIO, Steve Wilder, to find out more.

iOS for the enterprise

This is another of the rapidly growing number of iOS in the enterprise stories. City Furniture has worked with Apple and IBM to deploy a three IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps: Sales Assist, Payment and Finance. The apps were built using the Swift language. These new solutions are already proving their value, but Apple’s contribution in their development was a big reason the furniture chain chose them.

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