Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds


Microsoft on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to be creative and work together securely. Microsoft 365 Business, which targets small and medium businesses with up to 300 employees, includes a console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.

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US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow


Vendors of cybersecurity offerings are finding that the U.S. government is serious about improving the protection of federal IT assets. A steady stream of data protection contracts has been flowing to providers, including some notable high-value transactions during the last half of 2016. One example is a Department of Homeland Security contract, with a potential value of $395 million, for various cybersecurity protection services designed to prevent, detect, contain and eradicate cyberthreats.

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How to get the best prices on Apple's 12" & 13" MacBooks this back-to-school season

Apple’s new 12″ and 13″ MacBooks are among the industry’s hottest offerings, and this back-to-school season, AI has teamed up with Apple’s top authorized resellers to offer the lowest prices anywhere on the wide assortment of available configurations, including options with and without AppleCare protection.

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First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use tool for creating compelling visual stories

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.



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First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use tool for creating compelling visual stories

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.



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Intel rebrands Atom line, early 14nm Cherry Trail benchmarks leak

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Intel has rebranded its Atom product line to simplify its offerings — while Cherry Trail benchmarks have leaked at the same time. Will 2015 be the year that Atom finally competes?

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime now protected by two-step verification

Apple continues to expand the range of offerings covered by its two-step verification scheme, with security-conscious users now able to count iMessage and FaceTime among those features protected by the service.



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Twitter Adds Cliques and Flicks


Twitter on Tuesday announced two new offerings that could bolster its efforts to compete with Facebook. The new tools will let users create private groups of up to 20 members; they also will be able to shoot, edit and share video from within Twitter’s mobile app.
Twitter members already can conduct one-on-one private conversations using its direct message feature. The new group functionality will let them direct message up to 20 members of a group simultaneously. Twitter will be rolling out the new features in the coming weeks.

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Adobe revamps creative app suite for Apple's iOS, adds new video editing and drawing apps

Graphics software giant Adobe on Monday overhauled nearly every one of its existing iOS app offerings, and added a number of new options including Premiere Clip –?a new mobile video editing app — that tie into the company’s Creative Cloud platform.



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ABC News on Apple TV proves more popular than desktop & mobile in first month

Apple TV users have flocked to ABC News’s recently-unveiled live video offerings, the network said on Wednesday, with Apple TV viewers consuming 50 percent more live ABC News programming than viewers on desktops and mobile devices combined.



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AT&T Gambles on DirecTV


AT&T has agreed to acquire DirecTV in order to expand its consumer offerings across additional platforms and better compete in the ever-evolving telecom industry. The merger of the U.S.’ second-largest wireless provider and second-largest pay-TV company would be worth about $48.5 billion. With the inclusion of DirecTV’s net debt, the total transaction value would rise to $67.1 billion. AT&T will pay $95 — $28.50 in cash and $66.50 in stock — for each share of DirecTV, about 10 percent above DirecTV’s closing price last week.

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