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Sept. 11, 2017

Microsoft Outlook launches add-ins for Android users including Evernote, Trello and more

Microsoft Outlook launches add-ins for Android users including Evernote, Trello and moreFollowing the launch of add-ons for Outlook on iOS, Microsoft is rolling them out for Android customers with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial email accounts. The launch will bring several add-ins from iOS to Android including Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Nimble, OnePlaceMail, Outlook Customer Manager, Smartsheet, and Trello, Engadget reported on Monday. The company will also launch new add-ins for Outlook such as Wrike, JIRA, MeisterTask, Gfycat, and MojiLala across web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms. Users can go to Outlook Settings, then click Add-ins and tap the plus sign next to the apps to enable them. Before this, Microsoft had rolled out new third-party app integration for Outlook, including Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT, and Wunderlist.

Sept. 11, 2017

Science Exchange Releases Latest Version of Enterprise Dynamic Report Tool

Printed From BioPortfolio.comScience Exchange Releases Latest Version of Enterprise Dynamic Report ToolLatest release gives enterprise clients access to real-time data to improve reporting and decision-making for outsourced R&D investmentsDemonstrating the company’s commitment to support its clients’ growth plans by optimizing data aggregation and business intelligence, Science Exchange, the world’s leading and most secure platform for outsourced research and development (R&D), recently released the latest version of its enterprise dynamic report tool. "The Science Exchange enterprise dynamic report gives me the ability to tease out diverse suppliers and export spend data. “With this dynamic reporting tool, our enterprise clients are able to gain a whole new understanding of category-specific purchasing behaviors within their organizations. Additionally, the Science Exchange enterprise program enables organizations to consolidate research R&D outsourcing spend into a single strategic relationship, driving efficiency and cost savings. View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170911005065/en/Big Swing CommunicationsKerry Metzdorf, [email protected] From BioPortfolio on "Science Exchange Releases Latest Version of Enterprise Dynamic Report Tool"

Sept. 8, 2017

Microsoft Translator, Evernote and other add-ins rolling out for Outlook on Android

Add-ins to Outlook for Android customers with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial email accounts are now being rolled out. The launch brings some of the most popular Outlook add-ins from iOS to Android, including Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Nimble, OnePlaceMail, Outlook Customer Manager, Smartsheet and Trello. Several new add-ins for Outlook — including Wrike, JIRA, MeisterTask, Gfycat and MojiLala will also be available for Outlook customers across the web, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Add-ins to Gmail customers on iOS and Android will be coming soon. Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center StaffTags: Android, Outlook, outlook add-in

Sept. 6, 2017

How to use Evernote to organize your life

And for students heading back to college, the right notes app can keep you organized and on track. That is why Evernote is by far my favorite note-taking app that helps me keep my life in order. NotebooksThe first thing to know is that Evernote allows you to organize notes by different “notebooks,” and “notes” within those notebooks. The way to do it on desktop is to first add the Evernote Web Clipper Chrome or Safari extension. When you’re reading an article, you hit the “share” button, and select the Evernote app from there.

Sept. 5, 2017

10 best email apps for Android

If you’re looking for something new, here are the best email apps for Android! 10 best office apps for Android 10 best calendar apps for AndroidAlto Email Price: Free DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Alto is a surprisingly decent email app from one of email’s pioneers, AOL. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYBlue Mail Price: Free DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Blue Mail is one of the most popular email apps out there. 10 best calculator apps for Android 15 best Android apps of 2017K-9 Mail Price: Free DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY K-9 Mail is one of the oldest email apps out there. 10 best Android browsers of 2017 10 best productivity apps for AndroidIf we missed any of the best email apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments!

Sept. 5, 2017

How I Went From Firefighting to Business Development

I recently made the decision to make a career change after seven years as a firefighter and paramedic to the startup tech industry. I’m grateful and excited to be joining Rainforest QA! Luckily, Rainforest QA has both! What’s your favorite part so far about working at Rainforest QA? Read and study every article or blog post you can find on being a business development representative or sales development representative.

Sept. 4, 2017

Executive Insights on the State of Automated Testing

To gather insights on the state of automated testing today, we spoke with 20 executives who are familiar with automated testing. There have been several changes to automated testing recently: cloud-based testing solutions, the speed with which data is available, and the rise of container services. Many technical solutions are used for automated testing since there are a lot of different aspects to automated testing. The future of automated testing is integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into the CI/CD/DevOps process so that testing is completely automated. There’s a stigma that automated testing is difficult to do; however, there are plenty of resources available for manual testers to get into automated testing.

Sept. 3, 2017

5 best team collaboration and communication tools 2017

Better quality collaboration tools are increasingly making this type of business strategy likely to be a success. But if you need the right apps for collaboration and communication, these are the best around…You might also want to look at the 50 best mobile productivity apps1. Just like many of the other business collaboration apps out there, Podio provides you with the tools to share files, view the status of ongoing projects and get feedback on the things you’re currently working on. Available on the web and with mobile apps, it lets you easily organise projects and work on them with colleagues. Furthermore, Trello boasts a number of integrations with apps such as Evernote, GitHub, Google Drive and Slack.

Aug. 31, 2017

This is how much money people are actually making from Uber, AirBnB, and TaskRabbit

A recent Pew study estimated that nearly a quarter of all Americans earn some money through these platforms.But how much money are the service providers in the sharing economy actually making from their “side-gigs”? We found that 85% of side-gig workers make less than $500 a month. And of all the side-gig platforms we examined, Airbnb hosts earn the most by far. Making an average of $924 off their platform each month, Airbnb hosts make nearly three times as much as other workers. The figures represent the percentage of workers who fall into each month income bracket.

Aug. 29, 2017

When Is a Test Case Ready for Test Automation?

This article is featured in the new DZone Guide to Automated Testing. Today, we’ll discuss how to identify test cases that are ready for testing automation as part of your QA strategy, and how to gain the most from its benefits while minimizing its downsides. If you have a fairly stable component that you need to test often, automation is probably the way to go. Assuming the unexpected breakages don’t happen too often, the continuous maintenance will not hurt you either, because you only need to fix your test scripts when things break. This is by far the most common cause of breaking automated tests, and one that is very difficult to mitigate.

Aug. 27, 2017

AI and the continuous delivery model are the future of software development

According to a recent survey by Evans Data, 65 percent of organizations are using continuous delivery on at least some projects, but only 28 percent are using it for all their software. But continuous delivery isn’t an end-state — it’s a process of constant improvement, meaning even the highest performing teams can’t rest on their laurels. The future of application development depends on using artificial intelligence (AI) within the continuous delivery model. As Lo Giudice notes, using AI within the development tool chain is largely “still science fiction.” But progress is afoot. There’s a long road to achieving these efficiencies, but smart businesses are moving now to incorporate AI in their software development.

Aug. 24, 2017

How to Make Your Decentralized Team Feel Well-Connected

Do you lead a distributed team or a scattered one? I work on a distributed team and know what works for us. ), we are truly a highly distributed team. Importantly, it can carry us together through more challenging times, as we feel the strength of our real bonds as a team. So then I focus on creating the most 'authentic' interactions whenever possible, and making things feel fair to everyone.

Aug. 24, 2017

Rigetti Partners with CDL to Drive Quantum Machine Learning

Rigetti Partners with CDL to Drive Quantum Machine Learningby Madhav Thattai and Will Zeng, Rigetti ComputingWe are excited to announce a partnership between Rigetti Computing and the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to drive the development of quantum machine learning and help realize its full potential. Quantum computers will transform many fields, and the impact on optimization and machine learning (ML) will be among the most profound. With the rise of GPU computing and ML-specific processor architectures, the world has seen hardware-accelerated machine learning revolutionize many technologies and products. CDL’s first cohort of quantum machine learning startups will use our programming environment and toolkit, Forest, to develop applications for quantum hardware over the cloud. We are incredibly excited to support their quantum machine learning startups in discovering and developing applications using Forest.

Aug. 23, 2017

How to make the most of Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, is a powerful, under-appreciated platform that allows you to allocate work to humans programmatically and at scale. If work can be sent and returned electronically, it can be performed through Mechanical Turk. Amazon Mechanical Turk is AWS’s modern equivalent — an API with an army of humans behind it. Mechanical Turk is a highly efficient, cost effective service that enables you to outsource work 24x7. How Mechanical Turk worksMTurk is a two-sided marketplace that connects workers and “requesters” via a web interface.

Aug. 22, 2017

Spark email app ensures you'll never forget an important task

Spark, one of the finest third-party email clients for Mac and iOS, just got a big update that will ensure you never forget another important task. The app, developed by the terrific team at Readdle, now boasts seamless integrations for popular reminders apps like Todoist, Wunderlist, Things, and even Apple’s own Reminders app. Readdle builds some of the best productivity apps for iOS, so it’s no surprise that its first email client, launched last May, is downright awesome. It has everything you could want in an email app, and plenty of other useful features you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. For now, these integrations are only available on Mac, but Readdle promises they’re coming to Spark for iOS, too.

Aug. 22, 2017

This Small Quantum-Computing Firm Wants to Supercharge AI Startups

At least that's what the established thermal imaging firm FLIR and the Israeli startup Adasky think. At least that's what the established thermal imaging firm FLIR and the Israeli startup Adasky think. Some high-end automakers, including Porsche, BMW, and Audi, have been fitting vehicles with thermal imaging sensors from FLIR for several years. On the left is a visible-light camera, on the right its thermal sensor. Adoption of thermal imaging in autonomous vehicles is likely to come down to budget.

Aug. 21, 2017

What is ClassDojo?

is an Online Mentor and Founder of Digital Mode. A computer geek, Security researcher blogger and has deep interest and Information security and web development and try to learn new things.

Aug. 21, 2017

What Are Some Additional Considerations for Automated Testing?

To gather insights on the state of automated testing today, we spoke with twenty executives who are familiar with automated testing and asked, "What are some additional considerations to automated testing that we haven't addressed?" If we ask people about quality and automated testing, are they considering performance, scalability, and security? Automated testing has a lot of use in augmenting manual testing, allowing the tester to engage in additional activities, such as fuzzing inputs, load testing, and examining possible race conditions. Also, being able to quantify the business value automated testing introduces/decreases and the overall optimizations in business flows that result because of it. Is there anything we missed in this series of articles on automated testing?

Aug. 16, 2017

Founders of Science Exchange, Goldbely, and The Flex Company Discuss Fundraising

The founders are Elizabeth Iorns of Science Exchange, Vanessa Torrivilla of Goldbely, and Erica Jensen of The Flex Company. Then, those will give you sort of benchmarks for where you need to be when you’re going to each raise a round of fundraising. Like I said, ask them what they’re looking for and put that together for the people that you really, really want on your cap table. Then, if it’s just three co-founders and two of you are fundraising, you’re going to have a dip in your metrics, because you’re doing nothing else except fundraising. You feel that if you work 24/7, you’re going to be better and you’re going to help your company take off.

Aug. 15, 2017

Week 37: Fred Stevens-Smith, Rainforest QA – 52 Founders

Over these past 37 weeks I’ve been pleasantly surprised about how giving founders are with their time when asked to be on my show. Today is one such example, as I’ve been following Rainforest QA’s journey for quite some time. Rainforest is an on-demand quality assurance team that is powered by human testers all over the world but is managed algorithmically. Fred Stevens-Smith and his cofounder Russell Smith were merely weeks away from Y Combinator’s demo day many years ago when they realized they needed to pivot. They were repeatedly told that testing was a major pain point, no matter the industry those teams were in.