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Customer obsession begins with owning the customer’s problem

Intuit has built a $10 billion business by designing for simplicity and embracing customer feedback

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Low-code tools can fill a void caused by the Great Resignation

With a dearth of skilled developers, more organizations are turning to low-code software development so enterprise users with little formal coding experience can build business apps. But the results aren't always the highest quality....

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Does Apple plan an Apple Pay surprise as Tap to Pay hits beta?

iOS 15.4 enabled the iPhone Tap to Pay API so payment providers could climb aboard in time for spring launch.

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Apple-friendly iDrive pushes price to build S3 service for SMBs

iDrive's e2 service pitches S3-compatible storage at a low price, as the company seeks to build its pitch in a rapidly accelerating cloud computing market.

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Microsoft to kill Patch Tuesday for some enterprise users

The company plans to launch its Windows Autopatch service for enterprise users with Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise E3 licenses; it will continuously deploy patches, eliminating the need for admins to manually deploy them.

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WWDC: It's all about the Four Ps — performance, parity, platforms, and partnership

Apple's pro users and developers will be looking for a lot at this year's WWDC when it rolls around in June.

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WWDC: Apple's call to code and the no-code future

What’s a giant US corporation to do when there really aren’t enough developers on the planet to build all the things we need?

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Atlassian adds 'Compass' and 'Atlas' for devs, collaboration teams

At its Atlassian ’22 event, the company said it wants to improve transparency and efficiency for users with its latest software development and collaboration platform updates.

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What will, might and could happen at Apple's hybrid WWDC event

Themed as ‘Call to Code,' Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be held online for the third time since the pandemic began.

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Do you know where your software comes from?

As the world watches what's happening in Ukraine, computer users are thinking more about the software and hardware they use — and where it comes from.

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla aim for a more consistent web

Apple is working with Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and others to make web standards work more consistently across different browsers.

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Developers push back against Apple ‘ban’ on third-party browsers

Open Web Advocacy, a UK-based group of developers, argues that by forcing browser makers to use WebKit on its mobile platform, Apple is engaged in anti-competitive practices.

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Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Cutting Russia off from the world's largest financial messaging network is perhaps the strongest sanction yet in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it could also have massive implications worldwide, impacting the EU and...

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Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know

Why x=3 doesn't always mean what you think it should, about data types and more.

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Triumph in adversity: Apple’s payment system opportunity

Will Apple be forced to turn App Store payments into its own third-party service?

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Apple Maps aims at business with Snapshots for email, web

If you run a public-facing business of any kind, you may want to look at Apple’s latest Maps enhancement; it lets you add a useful map to emails, websites or elsewhere.

Don’t waste time reinventing the software wheel

For some reason, companies love to waste time and money reinventing programs that have already been perfected. Stop it already.

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FileMaker Pro now supports Siri Shortcuts on Mac, iPhone, iPad

FileMaker Pro’s embrace of Apple’s Shortcuts app is a big step toward low-code business automation and deployment.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling, and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages — in a handy searchable table.

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