Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan leaves, but not why you think

Flying from SF to LA every week sucks, and so Sriram Krishnan is leaving a big financial opportunity at Snap to ditch the commute. The former Facebook Audience Network executive spent the last year running Snap’s Ads API and platform, and now he’s leaving. The move was reported in Recode today, saying “The timing here isn’t […]

Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below. Now, ornithologists from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania are using drones as flying ears to monitor songbirds in the Appalachian Mountains. Results of their drone study were published in the peer-reviewed journal The […]

8 ways to improve iPhone battery life

Screenshot by Rick Broida Ask any iPhone owner for a wish-list of improvements and I guarantee “better battery life” will be at the top. It just seems like there’s never enough juice. That’s in part because we use our phones all day, and in part because batteries just wear out over time. That’s one reason […]

8 ways to improve iPhone battery life

Screenshot by Rick Broida Ask any iPhone owner for a wish-list of improvements and I guarantee “better battery life” will be at the top. It just seems like there’s never enough juice. That’s in part because we use our phones all day, and in part because batteries just wear out over time. That’s one reason […]

Amazon Lex: The smart person’s guide

Amazon Lex is the tech that powers Alexa, which is used in the Amazon Echo (above) and Fire TV. With the rise of personal assistant chatbots, the tools required for organizations to build their own assistants are being moved to the cloud to give developers the ability to leverage these technologies in their products. Foremost […]

Personal vs. corporate email: The security threats differ, says Google

Crime isn’t a one-size-fits-all process: The tools, approaches, plans, and goals all differ greatly depending on the objective. A would-be robber wouldn’t use a crowbar to open a bank vault, and cybercriminals operate with the same basic principles of adapting to the job. That means a good hacker isn’t going to approach an attack on […]

Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think

If you’re in the big data business, there’s a huge privacy issue that isn’t addressed as often as it should be. The hottest privacy topic to make the headlines is the embarrassment your company will suffer if there’s a data breach. Other privacy topics that get a lot of coverage are the risk of discrimination […]

High Court rules for SAP, against Diageo in indirect licensing case

The High Court in London has ruled in favour of SAP and against Diageo in an indirect licensing case concerning the use of mySAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software on a Salesforce platform. Download this free guide How can your business benefit from DevOps? Let’s take a look at six of the development practices that […]

Swedish capital uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to cut road congestion

Stockholm authorities are using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and sensor technology to give them a better insight into traffic trends to help them reduce congestion. Download this free guide IT Project: Internet of Things Have an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges presented by the internet of things Start Download By submitting your personal information, […]

TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other […]

App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO

MuleSoft is the latest “unicorn” to file for an IPO. The company, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, has unveiled its financials to the public in an S-1 filing, suggesting that they are targeting a debut as soon as March. The size of the proposed IPO is $100 million, but that is subject to change. In the […]

Study: Problematic apps cause workers to ignore data or delay tasks

A recent study from app development company Sapho revealed details about what employees want from workplace apps. The survey involved 109 business and IT leaders from large organizations. Respondents provided some interesting insights into some significant issues which should serve as food for thought for organizations using, developing or selling enterprise software. Some highlights: 76% […]

How to convert boring text into fun visuals in PowerPoint

Image: iStockphoto.com/hironosov Slide after slide after slide of bulleted text is boring. If one slide is boring, several more like it won’t make things better. You might think you don’t have the time or the expertise to make visually interesting slides. But the truth is, you don’t need to be a graphic designer or even […]