Salesforce Offers Alternative to Old-School Partner Portals


Salesforce has announced the Sales Cloud Lightning PRM app as a replacement for partner portals and electronic data interchanges that lack modern features such as built-in mobile, social analytics and AI capabilities. The PRM app has an interactive Guided Setup Wizard that lets channel managers configure, customize and deploy the app in days. It manages lead distribution, deal registration and marketing development funds, and it automatically assign partners into meaningful tiers for targeted promotions and customized content.

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Apple's iPhone 8 won't switch to USB-C, but will still support fast charging, expert says

Every iPhone that Apple launches in 2017 will feature Lightning connectors with USB-C Power Delivery technology for faster charging, according to a new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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World record: Bolt of lightning was 200 miles long, experts say

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice– or so the expression goes– but sometimes it does something amazing enough to break a record.

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Salesforce Brings Lightning to Government Cloud


Salesforce on Thursday launched Government Cloud Lightning for government agencies, contractors and federally funded R&D centers. It provides a modern, component-based platform and an intuitive user experience, as well as access to Salesforce’s partner ecosystem, the company said. Government Cloud Lightning lets users build apps for desktops and mobile devices with Lightning App Builder’s drag-and-drop visual interface. Its Lightning Components provide the building blocks for agencies to create modern apps, Salesforce said.

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First look: Apple's new USB 3 Lightning to USB-C cable and Camera Adapter for iPad Pro

Article Image Owners of Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now tap into the greater power of the device’s Lightning port thanks to a pair of new USB 3-based accessories released this week: A USB-C to Lightning cable, and a Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with USB-A port input and power passthrough.

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Apple's Lightning to USB-C cable lets users plug iPhone, iPad into 12-inch MacBook

Article Image One of the less publicized Apple announcements on Monday was the introduction of a Lightning to USB-C cable, an accessory addressing a serious compatibility problem for 12-inch MacBook owners who also own an iOS device.

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Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro

Article Image Apple’s new USB 3 Lightning accessories offer faster file transfers and battery recharging abilities, but the only Apple device with a USB 3 Lightning port supporting those featuers remains the jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if Apple allows USB 3 Lightning cables

Article Image The USB 3 capable Lightning port on Apple’s iPad Pro could use an incoming charge of up to 29 watts, matching the abilities of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. But without any USB 3 Lightning cables yet available on the market, this power remains untapped for now.

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Review: IK Multimedia Studio Mic is a portable, flexible, essential piece of kit

Article Image Delivering both Lightning and USB connectivity, and covering all the basic needs for a podcaster or musician, we’re impressed by the IK Multimedia Studio microphone. But with a $139 price tag, and the inability to support in-call audio from Apple in iOS, we feel like it’s a good product that’s let down by iOS for one common podcasting use.

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F-35 fighter pilots are gearing up for the new planes virtually

The military’s fifth generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, will be flown by the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. They are not expected to be deployed until 2016 but that’s not stopping Air Force pilots from getting ready to fly missions

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Review: SteelSeries Nimbus is the best gaming controller for Apple TV and iPad

Article Image Comfortable, competitively priced and featuring a Lightning port for recharging, the SteelSeries Nimbus is the best iOS-compatible gaming controller we’ve ever tested, and it’s the best option to pair with your new fourth-generation Apple TV. But without a clamp to hold an iPhone, it should be the go-to choice for Apple TV and iPad gamers only.

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5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you’re a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.

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Apple announces Lightning-enabled headphone standard in WWDC session

During a WWDC session earlier this week, Apple revealed a new Lightning module for headphones that promises to provide deeper system controls, direct analog audio out and power to compatible accessories.



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