Mac News: Apple making several changes to improve customer experience
Apple’s chain of retail stores have seen unprecedented success over the past decade. They make more money and see more foot traffic than just about any other store on the planet. Unfortunately, more foot traffic means longer wait times and other inconveniences for shoppers, which can lead to a poor customer experience. But Apple is looking to change that…
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Technology News: Cloud 2020: What are the barriers to the cloud?
The low-power, scalable smart clouds of 2020 hold great promise. By 2020 cloud computing is likely to be a standard part of enterprise IT; however, it faces a number of key challenges that will need to be addressed before it becomes pervasive. Here are just some of the technical challenges ahead before the cloud hits prime time.
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Programming News: Ruby Constructs: Class, Module and Mixin
When you first get started with the Ruby programming and you come from a different language, the only tricky piece is often Ruby’s approach to block/closure/anonymous functions. Sure the metaprogramming seems a bit odd, but you don’t have to use it. That’s why a lot of developers think that Ruby is a simple language. Turns out that when you dig a bit further, you realize that Ruby is actually quite a complex language.
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Other News: Projectbook is the iPad productivity app for the disorganized
Keeping your personal and professional documents in the cloud so you have access to them everywhere is on it’s way to becoming standard practice: it’s why Google, Apple now have their own cloud storage solution for users. But what if you’re on the fence about committing to the cloud but want an all-in-one mobile app to organize your stuff? Then a small midwestern app company called Theory.io has an iPad app for you.
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