Iolo System Mechanic

Iolo System Mechanic continues its long reign as one of the best PC tune-up utilities. The suite’s many tools dig deep into your computer to defrag the hard drive, repair the registry, and perform other performance-enhancing tasks.

Iolo System Mechanic continues its long reign as one of the best PC tune-up utilities. The suite's many tools dig deep into your computer to defrag the hard drive, repair the registry, and perform other performance-enhancing tasks.

BrandPost: Which Cloud KPIs Matter the Most?

There are many key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with cloud computing, including availability, reliability, service usage and more. But for anyone responsible for cloud investments or expenditures, cost-related metrics are critical. Witho…

There are many key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with cloud computing, including availability, reliability, service usage and more. But for anyone responsible for cloud investments or expenditures, cost-related metrics are critical. Without those numbers you won’t know whether you’re getting a positive return on investment (ROI) or even spending in the right place.

Cloud-related costs, however, can be difficult to nail down. Modeling a private cloud involves calculating both fixed costs (servers, licenses) and recurring costs (connectivity, maintenance) over a given number of years. Other factors are forecasted usage, redundancy strategy, and virtual machines (VMs) configured over a range of memory, storage and compute capacities.

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Digital transformation initiatives underway, but companies need help

Digital transformation is a hot topic among CIOs and business leaders, as those companies that become digital organizations will become market leaders. And those that don’t make the shift, will struggle to survive.If one needs proof, look at what’s …

Digital transformation is a hot topic among CIOs and business leaders, as those companies that become digital organizations will become market leaders. And those that don’t make the shift, will struggle to survive.

If one needs proof, look at what’s happened over the past five years: Many big brands that were once staples of the American economy have shrunk significantly, with many of them disappearing.

Service provider Masergy provided a lay of the land recently in its state of the digital transformation survey, conducted by Webtorials, so see how well companies are handling their transformations.

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Amazon and Google announce support for official YouTube App on Fire TV; Prime Video App Coming to Chromecast and Android TV

Google stopped support for official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices in December 2017 and the services were blocked before the promised date. Users were not able to access the YouTube app and they were redirected to Silk and Firefox browsers. …

Google stopped support for official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices in December 2017 and the services were blocked before the promised date. Users were not able to access the YouTube app and they were redirected to Silk and Firefox browsers. But, today, Fire TV devices have got good news as Amazon and Google announced support for the official YouTube app. The two companies will launch the official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs.  Users will be able to play YouTube videos in 4K HDR at 60 fps on supported devices. Additionally, both the companies have added support for streaming Prime Video to Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, which should make many users happy, as until now users needed to mirror the Prime Video App from their smartphone to watch them on the big screen. Apart from this, Prime Video will also be available across all Android TV device partners, and the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also come to Fire TV later this year. Commenting on this, Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube, said: We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide. ...

BlackBerry opens BBM Enterprise for personal use as BBM consumer service is shutting down on May 31

BlackBerry today announced that it is making BBM Enterprise (BBMe), its enterprise-grade end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, available for individual use, as Indonesia-based Emtek who manages BBM for consumers has announced that it will shut d…

BlackBerry today announced that it is making BBM Enterprise (BBMe), its enterprise-grade end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, available for individual use, as Indonesia-based Emtek who manages BBM for consumers has announced that it will shut down BBM consumer services on May 31, 2019. It said that users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on to BBM. BlackBerry said that the decision to open up BBMe for personal user was made out of BlackBerry’s respect for loyal BBM users and was not a contractual obligation. It also said that this not affect the company’s financial guidance and enterprise software strategy. BBMe is now available for all Android users from the  Google Play store. It will be available in the Apple App Store soon. BBMe will be available for free for the first year. After the first year, a 6-month subscription will be available for US$ 2.49. Mark Wilson, Chief Marketing Officer, BlackBerry, said: While we respect Emtek’s decision, we’re disappointed the platform did not thrive and grow as expected. After much consideration, we decided that BBM’s loyal users should continue to have a secure messaging platform that they can trust.

Mediatek’s 5G chip is coming to India by end of 2019

At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou, MediaTek introduced the first 5G baseband chipset, Helio M70. Today, Mediatek has confirmed that the 5G chipset will be arriving in India by this year-end with the shipping happening next …

At the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou, MediaTek introduced the first 5G baseband chipset, Helio M70. Today, Mediatek has confirmed that the 5G chipset will be arriving in India by this year-end with the shipping happening next year. The Helio M70 is among the industry’s first wave of 5G multi-mode integrated baseband chipsets and is in line with the booming 5G market and the enhanced mobile experience. The company says that 5G is a very big focus area for them, and they will launch the 5G chip by end of this year in India and ship it next year. However, the company has not announced an exact launch date yet. MediaTek has also partnered with KaiOS Technologies to power 3G and 4G feature devices with MediaTek chips. KaiOS will be running on the MediaTek 3G MT6572 platform and MediaTek MT6731 which can support dual 4G SIM in mobile phones. The first batch of these devices is expected to arrive in the market in Q2, 2019. MediaTek has three R&D facilities in India with the first one opened in Noida in 2004 and in Bangalore in 2014. The company has a total of 600 employees across these centers and makes it the third biggest R&D in ...

Apple announces its major expansion of global recycling programs

Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot.

Daisy is a recycling robot by Apple where it will dis…

Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy is a recycling robot by Apple where it will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones. The robot will recycle the iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the US and KPN retailers in the Netherlands. Daisy is capable of disassembling 15 different iPhone models at the rate of 200 per hour, recovering even more important materials for re-use. How does Recycling work at Apple? Once materials have been recovered from Daisy, they are recycled back into the manufacturing process. For cobalt, which is a key battery material, Apple sends iPhone batteries recovered by Daisy upstream in its supply chain. They are then combined with scrap from select manufacturing sites and, for the first time, cobalt recovered through this process is used to make brand new Apple batteries. The company’s engineering of an aluminum alloy made from 100 percent recycled aluminum allows the new MacBook Air and Mac mini to have nearly half the carbon footprint of earlier models. Apple also announced the opening of its Material Recovery Lab dedicated to discovering future recycling processes. The new 9,000-square-foot ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro expected to get Fortnite support soon

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in the country back in February, the smartphone is already amongst the most popular devices in its segment. Redmi Note 7 Pro sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform which is an excellent mid-range process…

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in the country back in February, the smartphone is already amongst the most popular devices in its segment. Redmi Note 7 Pro sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform which is an excellent mid-range processor, but it doesn't support Fortnite, a multiplayer online battle royale game. Realme, which in recent time has emerged as another smartphone brand providing great VFM devices, is all set to launch Realme 3 Pro next week in India. Last week, company CEO, Madhav Sheth shared that upcoming Realme 3 Pro will come with Fortnite support and will be the first phone in its segment to support Fortnite as other 'Pro' smartphones can not manage the same. How about playing #Fortnite on #realme3Pro? I believe #realme3Pro will be the 1st in its segment that can directly support it. Tried to play this game on some latest "Pro" devices but none of them could manage. When it comes to speed, chipset matters. RT to win 1 Rm3pro. pic.twitter.com/j5SKOrXA2g — Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) April 10, 2019 Now, as per a post by Mi Community Admin, Xiaomi is planning to bring Fortnite support to Redmi Note 7 Pro. The post from the admin says, A few days back we heard from ...