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Oct. 5, 2017

Brother MFC-J6935DW

The Brother MFC-J6935DW ($349.99) color inkjet all-in-one printer is one of the few micro- or home-office inkjets that can not only print, but also copy, scan, and fax tabloid-size (11-by-17 inches) sheets. The MFC-J6935DW is very similar to the Brother MFC-J6930DW, but adds the PCL5 printer language and a low-paper warning. The MFC-J6935DW supports Google Cloud Print, and works with the Brother iPrint&Scan app, and is both AirPrint- and Mopria-compliant to facilitate printing from iOS and Android devices. The Brother MFC-J6935DW provides great value in a wide-format all-in-one printer. With that in mind, among the printers mentioned here only the HP 7740 and our new Editors' Choice, the Brother MFC-J6935DW, let you do that.

Oct. 3, 2017

The best free Chrome extensions for business

Chrome Extensions have come a long way since they were first introduced, and now many of them allow access to vital business services you might be running, such as Salesforce. The tiny applications integrate with Google's Chrome browser to give you quick access to important day-to-day services. There are other ways to boost productivity too, from minimising the time it takes to check your inbox, to adding notes, scheduling meetings, and managing tasks. Computerworld UK has sifted through the Chrome Extensions library to provide you with the best add-ons for business. Read on for more...

Sept. 30, 2017

Working Geek: 9 technology execs share their favorite apps and software tools – GeekWire

Slack, Evernote, Microsoft Office, Google Suite. With the rate at which new apps and software tools are deployed, it can be hard to keep up. For more tips and advice from the working world, click on any person’s name to read their full Working Geek profile. ), Evernote, Slack, Flipboard, WhatsApp, and Redfin of course. Steven Sinofsky, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz:Most used include: Slack, Evernote, Messenger, LinkedIn, Google Maps, Twitter, Mindbody, Outlook.

Sept. 29, 2017

6 lesser known tools to power your content marketing

Sept. 28, 2017

Index is the cleaner, faster, better Evernote we’ve been waiting for

Index is the cleaner, faster, better Evernote we’ve been waiting forMy issues with Evernote are well documented. It’s sleek, minimalist, and fast — all things Evernote is not. I did run into some issues using the browser version when attempting to add text, but after switching browsers (to Chrome), it worked fine. It’s the sweet spot between traditional note-taking apps (like Bear or Notes, on Mac) and “dump everything” applications like Evernote. After using Index for just a few days, I’m sold.

Sept. 28, 2017

Connected Car Markets 2016-2022: A Market Dynamics Report 2017

DUBLIN, September 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --The "Connected Car Markets: A Market Dynamics Report" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. In 2014, when the initial connected car research came out and before the recent deep learning breakthroughs in image processing, the prediction was autonomous vehicles after 2030. Global Total Market Size ForecastsMethodologyTotal Connected Cars by ChannelTotal Connected Cars by MarketUnits by ChannelRevenues by ChannelUnits by MarketRevenues by MarketRevenues by Equipment & ServicesRevenues by GeographyUnits by Technologyns10. Car & Ride-SharingTrends & DevelopmentsMarket Size ForecastsConnected Cars In-UseServices RevenuesRevenues by GeographyParking SolutionsMarket Leaders & InnovatorsMarket Size Opportunity17. Connected Car Intellectual Property LandscapeMethodologyIntellectual Property Open SourceIP Market InsightIntellectual Property OverviewIntellectual Property Market SegmentationMarket Segments Impact by CompetitorOEM Connected Car Intellectual Property18.

Sept. 28, 2017

VC-backed Science Exchange appoints Emerich as CFO

Palo Alto, California-based Science Exchange, a secure platform for outsourced research and development, has named Jim Emerich as chief financial officer. Science Exchange’s backers include Norwest Venture Partners, Maverick Capital Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Index Ventures, OATV and the YC Continuity Fund. His track record of successfully navigating businesses through periods of financial growth speaks for itself,” said Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Science Exchange. Additionally, the Science Exchange enterprise program enables R&D organizations to consolidate research outsourcing spend into a single strategic relationship, driving efficiency and cost savings. PrintEmailShare via email Separate multiple email addresses with commasShare Send me a copy Email preview To:From:Subject: Look at this story on PE HUBLook at this story on PE HUB VC-backed Science Exchange appoints Emerich as CFO Palo Alto, California-based Science Exchange, a secure platform for outsourced research and development, has named Jim Emerich as chief financial officer.

Sept. 26, 2017

Evernote veterans’ new chatbot aims to make finding files a breeze

A team of Evernote Corp. veterans led by Jack Hirsch, the company’s former engineering head, is tackling the issue. The team’s startup, Butter.ai Inc., exited stealth mode today with a Slack bot aimed at making locating files faster. The virtual assistant can make documents from Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and other popular cloud services accessible via a conversational interface. When the assistant receives a more general request, it lists all the files that match the user’s description. Butter.ai is also capable of automatically placing access requests in cases when users doesn’t have permission to view the file they’re after.

Sept. 25, 2017

Disrupt Berlin extends the Startup Battlefield application deadline

Early-stage startup entrepreneurs now have an extra week to complete their applications and compete in Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield shines a bright international spotlight, and it can make a big difference in your business growth. Case in point: Zenefits, a Startup Battlefield finalist at Disrupt NY 2013, went on to raise $583.6 million. If you want to get a feel for the Startup Battlefield experience, The Road to Disrupt video follows five startups as they launch on the Disrupt San Francisco Battlefield stage. Startup Battlefield takes place at Disrupt Berlin on December 4-5, 2017 at the Arena Berlin, Eichenstraße 412435.

Sept. 22, 2017

Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

The customers will utilize an August smart lock to allow delivery drivers a one-time entry into their home. In other words, Walmart will try to determine what price a customer is willing to pay for this added convenience. With the August partnership, Walmart customers both inside and outside cities could take advantage of the service, if they were also August device owners. It has been testing other initiatives, too, like using Walmart store staff to drop off customers’ online orders while on their way home. Walmart didn’t say how long it will run this latest test, or if it plans to expand it in the future to more cities.

Sept. 22, 2017

How Windows 10 S is different from the Windows 10 you know

Windows 10 S isn't just for education; Microsoft hopes the new Windows edition will find its way into homes and enterprises, too. Not all apps available from the Windows Store will run on Windows 10 S. For example, because Windows 10 S lacks the Windows Subsystem for Linux and the command line, the Linux distros in the Windows Store won’t work. But Linux binaries are exactly the kind of arbitrary code that Windows S is designed to keep off your system. You can install desktop applications on Windows 10 S, but only if they’ve been sandboxed by Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge tool and come through the Windows Store. Don’t confuse that with the push-button reset that you can do on either Windows 10 S or Windows 10 Pro; that reinstalls the same version of Windows.

Sept. 21, 2017

Microsoft's kinder, gentler collaboration war: Evernote, you're first

During the 1990s, Lotus Notes – which became IBM Notes – and Groupwise from Novell were in Microsoft’s sights. Microsoft is ramping up the competition against notes synchronization service Evernote, targeting users on Mac with offers of easy migration to OneNote. And yet Dropbox and Box should remember that it is in Microsoft’s interests to have users of collaboration-ware anchored on its cloud. Box and Dropbox have what Microsoft wants: thousands of enterprise-class users – users they ramped up through viral success. There’s nothing Microsoft wants more than to have those thousands using Microsoft’s collaboration cloud, instead of somebody else’s.

Sept. 19, 2017

August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

August has updated its smart lock line with a new Pro version with Bluetooth, HomeKit, and Wi-Fi support, as well as the more basic model for $149. They’ve also announced the Doorbell Cam Pro for $199 that lets you see visitors approaching your domicile, even at night. To install it you mount it on the inside of the deadbolt you already have and the system locks and unlocks your door automatically. The new Pro model also supports Z-Wave Plus. These models $149 is aimed at entry level users.

Sept. 19, 2017

Are You Prepared for an Emergency? Productivity Specialist Emily Parks Creates Class & Book To Prepare You & Your Business

Business organizer, technology specialist, professional office organizer and certified Evernote Certified Consultant Emily Parks will be presenting a lunch and learn When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Business and Your Team Be Ready? Learn how to prepare with Emily Parks. End-- Parks asked, "Is your business prepared to keep going no matter what the emergency? As a business owner it is critical that you have an emergency response plan and a business continuity plan. Parks was recognized in the 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards from the Triangle Business Journal.

Sept. 18, 2017

Apple’s clever strategy for forcing partners to use Face ID

To make sure companies use Face ID in their apps, Apple simply didn't give them any practical choice. Face ID API the same as the Touch ID API"They have released the dev kit to the world, and it works exactly like Touch ID, from a development point of view," said Michael Fey, lead iOS developer for 1Password. The API for Touch ID "is the exact same API for how Face ID works." Literally, if a company already had Touch ID integrated and it did absolutely nothing, Face ID would simply work. Indeed, from an ROI perspective, it is essentially guaranteeing that every partner initially support Face ID.

Sept. 13, 2017

Elizabeth Iorns on Biotech Companies in YC

I thought it would be cool to have Elizabeth come by and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about biotech companies in YC. I think there’s… You know, I think one of the interesting differences between biotech companies and, sort of, software, just tech companies is that the actual market does not really that question. Elizabeth Iorns [10:33] – Oh yeah, so, I mean, people, like the pharma companies are desperate for buying an innovation. Elizabeth Iorns [15:11] – IP and biotech is like very, very critical and this is something that’s very challenging, actually, with academia. Elizabeth Iorns [30:37] – I mean, it’s already, I think, there’s some really, interesting applications that people are looking at.

Sept. 11, 2017

Evernote: The Second Ten Years at One of the Web’s Most Iconic Companies (Video + Transcript)

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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

The 10 must-have Safari extensions of 2017

We studied Apple’s Safari extensions gallery and selected 10 of the most popular and fitting extensions for IT professionals who want to boost the power of Safari for work and at home. GrammarlyGrammarly is one of the most popular Safari extensions because it helps users write clearly without making embarrassing grammatical or spelling errors. LastPass LastPass can safely encrypt and store all of your logins and passwords. Shut Up is a free Safari extension that simply blocks all comments from appearing in your browser. This story, "The 10 must-have Safari extensions of 2017" was originally published by Computerworld.

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.