Slack targets developers with Block Kit UI framework

Slack targets developers with Block Kit UI framework Slack has launched Block Kit, a UI framework made up of stackable “blocks” that lets developers display information more effectively within app messages. The tool was first announced at Slack’s developer conference, Spec, and is now generally available alongside Block Kit Builder, a live prototyping tool […]

Why I’m excited for Apple’s Wi-Fi 6 iPhones

Why I’m excited for Apple’s Wi-Fi 6 iPhones Don’t fret too much when Apple fails to introduce a 5G iPhone this year, it’s not terribly important that it does. Wi-Fi 6, on the other hand… Hybrid network capacity The latest edition of Cisco’s  Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2017 – 2022) makes several […]

IDG Contributor Network: Runaway wireless robocall crisis rapidly growing out of control

IDG Contributor Network: Runaway wireless robocall crisis rapidly growing out of control Robocalls have been spreading from wire line to wireless and are increasingly making life miserable for hundreds of millions of mobile users across the USA…and billions more across the world. Now it’s spreading to smaller carriers as well. Where did this runaway […]

How AI is changing office suites

How AI is changing office suites While composing an email, you see autocomplete suggestions that match your writing style. When you insert an image into a presentation, the software makes cropping and layout suggestions. If you forget to respond to an important message, it reappears at the top of your inbox with a reminder. […]

Zoho brings Zia AI assistant to its office apps

Zoho brings Zia AI assistant to its office apps Zoho has updated its office productivity suite, adding AI capabilities and introducing a new note-taking app, Notebook. Zoho has been rolling out AI features under the Zia brand in recent years; Zia now acts as a smart assistant in Zoho’s sales and customer support tools, […]

Rumor: Apple plots a big product salvo in 2019

Rumor: Apple plots a big product salvo in 2019 It’s a holiday in the U.S., which makes it a great day for the latest set of Apple-related rumors to emerge from the spookily accurate desk of analyst Ming-Chi Kou, who predicts the return of  giant MacBook Pros, a huge and hugely accurate Apple-branded display […]

Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade

Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade Microsoft on Friday took the unprecedented step of skipping one of its Windows 10 feature upgrades when it began distributing a preview of the first 2020 update to the most daring testing volunteers. Usually, as one feature upgrade […]

Microsoft dismantles its update naming scheme again, leaves unanswered questions

Microsoft dismantles its update naming scheme again, leaves unanswered questions Late Thursday, John Wilcox – who’s become something of a lightning rod for unpopular Microsoft pronouncements – laid to waste the fiction of “Current Branch for Business,” which is now called “Semi-Annual Channel.” In his Windows IT Pro blog called Windows Update for Business […]