Revisiting Show Season


Show season changes the CRM market. One day you’re in the vanilla application software space, and a week later you understand the need to incorporate social media or analytics or machine learning, or you see a need for enhanced integration and development through platform services. It goes on. Today, in the wake of Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and many other companies’ trade shows, we’re again taking a look at the available suites. This time, we need to think less about what’s been added and how well-integrated the components are.

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New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce


Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the functions to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a cloud-based platform geared toward helping companies deploy rich B2B and B2C solutions to drive efficiencies along their distribution chain. “Today e-commerce is more than adding an online store to a website,” said VP Sanjay Kumar.

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Apple censored pro-life group by dropping app, activists say

Tech behemoth Apple has suddenly dropped a pro-life prayer application from its App Store after left-wing bloggers complained about it being listed on the store’s directory.

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Google ordered to delete app used by Catalan separatists

Google has been ordered to delete an application that a Spanish court said Catalan separatists were using to spread information about the disputed independence vote this Sunday.

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SugarCRM CTO Clint Oram: Make Every Customer Experience Extraordinary


SugarCRM cofounder Clint Oram is one of the original architects and developers of the Sugar application. He currently serves as the company’s CTO. The biggest CRM challenge right now is that “technology is changing the way customers work with companies,” Oram said. “I want the company that I do business with to give me answers quickly, and they need to be insightful answers. Technology has driven speed and relevancy expectations through the roof, and companies of all sizes are struggling to keep up with this.”

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Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob value' as Apple plans to sell used handsets

Article Image Apple’s application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

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Official 'Apple Events' app launches on tvOS App Store ahead of 'Let us loop you in' event

Article Image Apple on Thursday released the official “Apple Events” application for the fourth-generation Apple TV –?a free download from the tvOS App Store that will let users view the company’s special event next Monday.

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Amazon May Let You Pay With a Wink and a Nod


Amazon has applied for a patent for selfie-based authentication for online purchases, according to a patent application published last week. Using the technology, a prospective purchaser would take a selfie, and the image would be authenticated against an image database using facial recognition software. The buyer then would perform a requested action, such as winking, to verify that the image is of a live human being. That would trigger completion of the transaction.

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Apple invention turns Apple Watch into urgent care alert system

Article Image A patent application published Thursday suggests Apple is working to turn Apple Watch into a full-fledged medical device, one that can monitor a user’s vital signs and automatically send out an alert should they need urgent care.

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Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System for iPhone launches at US Apple Stores

Article Image Accessory maker Belkin has partnered with Apple to bring its ScreenCare+ Application System to the iPhone maker’s retail stores in America, allowing customers to have a screen protector professionally installed.

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Apple filing hints at work on OLED-based wraparound display technology

Article Image A U.S. patent application published on Thursday suggests that Apple is at least experimenting with the concept of wraparound displays for some of its portable devices.

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AI readers choose Airmail, Outlook and Nylas N1 as top email apps

Article Image We polled our AppleInsider audience to vote for their favorite email application for the Mac. The winner is Airmail, with Outlook coming in as a close second.

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Apple working on iOS-to-Android migration tool – report

Article Image Apple is reportedly in the process of developing on a new software application that would make it easier for iOS users to make the move to Android, transferring personal data more quickly from Apple’s operating system to Google’s.

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Poll: What is your favorite email app for OS X?

Article Image AppleInsider is looking for the best email application for OS X. Vote for your favorite email app and we’ll tell you the winner next week.

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Apple invention uses self-healing elastomers to weatherproof iPhone connectors, audio jack

Article Image An Apple patent application on Thursday suggests a method of portable device weatherproofing that buries sensitive electrical device contacts beneath a layer of self-healing elastomer, allowing connectors to penetrate without leaving lasting aesthetic or structural damage.

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Apple invents woven fabric displays for Apple Watch bands, iPod loops, more

Article Image The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which light-transmissive materials like nylon are interwoven into conventional textiles, literally creating a woven display for use with devices like Apple Watch.

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Apple investigating 3D color printer technology

Article Image An Apple patent application published on Thursday reveals research on efficient and cost-effective full color 3D printing which, if marketed by Apple, would take rapid prototyping technology mainstream.

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Apple invents active shutter system to protect iPhones from liquid, contaminants

Article Image An Apple patent application published Thursday details methods of implementing a powered shutter system that automatically blocks access to speaker, microphone and other iPhone and iPad port openings, protecting the sensitive components within.

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Patent on Velcro-like Liquidmetal fastener could be used to prevent Apple device tampering

Article Image A U.S. patent application published on Thursday illustrates a Velcro-like fastener concept, but using the amorphous alloy technology Apple picked up through a licensing deal with Liquidmetal.

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Apple invention brings inductive charging to iPhone without extra hardware

Article Image According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is actively investigating the integration of inductive charging technology into its devices using multi-mode versions of electrical coils already found in speakers, microphones and haptic engines.

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