Google to refresh play store

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Google has recently started testing a Google Play Store “Refresh” button which allows users to manually check for updates for their Android apps. The button is a part of a larger set of experimental changes that the Mountain View-based tech giant is currently testing and is only available to select users. Provided that the company greenlights the change, the Refresh button will likely roll out to users worldwide in a few months, presumably during the second quarter of the year. The video and screenshots showcasing the latest experimental version of…

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Instagram on Android gets offline mode

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Instagram has announced that android users can now be able to use the photo-sharing app offline. Much of this functionality is now available on Android, which is the preferred device type in the developing world. More will come in the following months, and Instagram tells me its exploring an iOS version. Instagram engineer Hendri says offline users will be able to see content previously loaded in Instagram’s feed. People can leave comments, Like things, save media, or unfollow people — all of which will go through when they reconnect. Profiles…

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Apple planning an iPhone overhaul

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Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc. is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date. The tech giant is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look to commemorate its iPhone’s 10th anniversary in grand fashion, according to a new report. The technology giant is working on three iPhone models this year, including one that will deliver an…

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Artificial intelligence could be the key to cyber security

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In a constantly evolving digital threat landscape, where firewalls and antiviruses are considered tools of antiquity, companies are looking to more technologically advanced means of protecting crucial data. Experts point out the cyber-threat landscape has drastically changed and that criminals are now using more artificial intelligence technologies to launch sophisticated attacks. Even a few years ago, launching a distributed denial of service attack to take down a website, defacing webpages and stealing credit card details were considered major instances of cyber-attacks. Today, anything from medical records to airline miles data…

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The barrier to cloud security isn’t the technology

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Cloud computing has been around long enough that IT leaders should be facing its weaknesses and well as its strengths. Competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it. But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure cloud operations. To achieve solid cloud security, departments across IT need to come together, both those that focus on legacy and those that focus on cloud computing.While security remains the top barrier to…

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IT Security remains a Top Concern for Tech Startups

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The increase in the amount of data breaches and cyber attacks have resulted in a rise in the number of conversations surrounding IT security for small businesses. While the resulting conversation is an important one, all too often small businesses simply don’t have the time to research and understand the onslaught of technological solutions that are available to them. This widespread lack of education is growing as cybersecurity solutions continue to be developed and released at unprecedented levels. With these challenges in mind, the increase in IT security conversations has…

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Twitter unveils a new API platform, roadmap and vision for its developer community

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Twitter traditionally has had a rocky relationship with its developer group. The social media platform is making an attempt to reset developer relations but once more with the unveiling of its imaginative and prescient for the Twitter API platform and, for the primary time, publishing its public road map of what it has deliberate. The apparent goal here is to be more transparent about what the social platform has in store for developers, which includes a unification of its API platform along with the launching of new APIs and endpoints for developers.…

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Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

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Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. It started as a social network that was limited to content being shared by people you follow but now it is increasing its dimensions. It is now trying to become a platform where you can follow a real-time database of what goes on around the world. Today the company announced ‘Search for stories’ and this feature is surely going to give YouTube and Twitter…

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Eight most influential Women in the Tech Scene

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Its still considered a man’s world, a Male dominated arena. However, the global technology industry has plenty of women in leading roles. Many of the influential women have invested in innovate companies both locally and abroad in a bid to change the several perceptions on women in technology. As of now, Women are playing some major roles in the tech scene as opposed the previous perceptions. From roles in the financial and HR departments, women have taken senior posts in tech giant companies and have as well created a voice…

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Microsoft and Adobe Launch Joint Customer Experience Offerings

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Adobe and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a set of joint enterprise solutions designed to help companies improve the customer experience for their clients. The agreement includes Adobe Experience Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365 and Power BI. The tech firms also plan to collaborate on an industry standard to define and unify the language for marketing, sales and services data needed to deliver digital experiences consistently at scale. The new integrations will help businesses better align their sales and marketing efforts, and create compelling, personalized and consistent experiences for…

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