What SMBs Want From IT Services


When small businesses choose an IT and support service provider, the two most important considerations are the provider’s ability to include all of the company’s devices and provide a comprehensive IT service plan. More than half of small businesses that use professional IT services use two or more services. However, small businesses may have to rely on multiple vendors to address their IT needs, resulting in a highly fragmented IT and support services market.

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CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search integration

Article Image CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV’s universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

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MedStar Health still suffering outages after cyberattack

A spokeswoman with MedStar Health says that that the healthcare provider is still experiencing widespread computer outages after a cyberattack on its systems Monday, but adds that progress is being made “by the hour.”

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Microsoft Buys Xamarin to Boost Cross-Platform Development


Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a platform provider for mobile app development. Xamarin’s platform will be used in conjunction with Microsoft’s Visual Studio, enabling developers to build apps using C# to deliver fully native mobile app experiences across platforms, including Android and iOS, said Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie. Its technology could further allow developers to take advantage of the productivity of .NET in building apps that utilize C# to write a full set of native APIs, he added.

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Apple TV universal search integrates ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Jr. and Disney XD content

Article Image Disney is the latest Apple TV content provider to take advantage of the set-top’s universal search API, as deep links to content from the company’s Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD and Watch ABC tvOS apps are now accessible via text and Siri voice search.

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Apple's in-house CDN efforts spell trouble for Akamai as infrastructure biz warns of losses

Article Image Seminal internet infrastructure provider Akamai has cautioned investors that traffic from its two biggest clients — Apple and Microsoft — will decline in the year ahead, thanks to what chief executive Tom Leighton called their “DIY efforts.”

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These are the worst passwords in the world – do you use any of them?

Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they’re all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with any know-how will try when attempting to gain access to your online accounts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/19/these-are-worst-passwords-in-world-do-use-any-them.html

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Alarm.com's Apple TV app lets users stream HD security video, pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote

Article Image At CES Unveiled on Monday, smart home solutions provider Alarm.com launched a new Apple TV app that allows users to monitor and interact with live HD video feeds from Alarm.com-compatible cameras directly on their television.

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Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

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Comcast joins fray of online-only live TV services with Stream for iPhone, iPad & Web

Cable provider Comcast on Monday announced plans to launch Stream, an online subscription TV service offering a mix of live and on-demand content for $15 per month, accessible from both Apple’s iPhone and iPad, as well as the Web.

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Apple discussed same-day delivery deal with Uber prior to Postmates partnership

As part of a push into logistics, on-demand transportation provider Uber was reportedly in talks with Apple to provide same-day product deliveries, but the iPhone maker ultimately went with startup Postmates.



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LifeMap Solutions finds success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

In the first third-party post to Apple’s ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app “stickiness.”



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Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple’s newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to enhance monitoring and treatment of hypertension.



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Time Warner Cable calls a customer a very naughty name

As hard as it might be to believe, Comcast isn’t the only service provider in town to have pretty terrible customer service stories, as Time Warner Cable (TWC) now has a “customer service from hell” story it can call its own, Ars Technica reports.

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First Look: Dish's Sling TV web-based television service

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.



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AT&T follows T-Mobile with new 'Rollover Data' offering

Mega-carrier AT&T is the latest U.S. wireless provider to turn to mobile data as a market differentiator, introducing a new “Rollover Data” program that allows subscribers to stockpile unused megabytes much like older plans that included rollover calling minutes.



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Dish announces 'Sling TV' $20-per-month Internet TV service with ESPN, CNN, more

Satellite television provider Dish has jumped into the cord-cutting ring with a new over-the-top streaming television service featuring a number of big-name broadcasters, possibly signaling that content owners are becoming more at ease with alternative distribution methods that could bolster Apple’s own efforts.



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Verizon will not throttle unlimited 4G LTE data users, to double data plans in promotion

In a statement released on Wednesday, America’s largest cellular provider Verizon said it will not be throttling 4G LTE data speeds for users grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, while at the same time announcing a buffed data plan promotion.



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Apple partner Mayo Clinic to reportedly demo HealthKit integration at media event

Minnesota-based healthcare provider Mayo Clinic will be part of Apple’s special media event on Tuesday, one report says, suggesting medical systems solutions will play a major role in today’s product announcements.



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