Video: Galaxy Note 9: Why the world's most powerful business phone comes with FortniteSamsung's Galaxy Note 9 is designed to be the company's flagship device, but whether you choose to upgrade or not solely depends on whether your device is more about work or play. And your budget too. If you're a business pro hankering for more productivity and the ability to use your smartphone as a desktop and stylus as a remote control Note 9 is worth a look. However, Samsung didn't add enough to the Note 9 to become that mainstream flagship that executives so sorely want ahead of Apple's iPhone event.Also: Best cell phone trade-in options for iPhone, Android and Windows phones CNETYes, Fortnite as an exclusive on the Note 9 is an interesting promotion for mainstream buyers, but the device is really about specs and productivity. And then there's the price. You'll pay for the high-end specs of the Galaxy Note 9. Preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 start Aug. 10 with availability Aug. 24. The … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 unpacked: Should you upgrade for 512GB at $1,249.99?
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What is Salesforce Lightning?More than just a new, more modern-looking skin, it’s a completely different UI for Salesforce.com (SFDC), it really is mobile ready (if not yet mobile optimized) and it really has completely different technical underpinnings than SFDC’s Classic UI and VisualForce. SFDC’s engineers have put a ton of thought and hundreds of man-years of development effort into the user experience, technical infrastructure, APIs, tools and documentation (both the “Trail Heads” and classic reference docs).Lightning has gotten significantly faster over the last couple of months, and users updating to Firefox’s Quantum release will find everything very snappy indeed. Chrome users now have a reasonable choice if they want to switch browsers.Lightning is not to be taken lightly. The features for independent software vendors (ISV), developers, sysadmins and users have not completed their transition, and the majority of the integrator and user … [Read more...] about Salesforce Lightning vs Classic: What you need to know now
Salesforce adminsistrators are responsible for tasks ranging from helping users develop reports and reset passwords to maintaining data quality, adding fields, and running backups, among many others. Those ad-hoc tasks do not a job description (or MBO checklist) make, so here's a look at what admin tasks need to be done – and when.Let’s start at the beginning: just because Salesforce is in the cloud doesn’t mean that it’s not a core IT asset. You don’t own the hardware or the software, but the data you hold in Salesforce is typically much more valuable than your Salesforce.com (SFDC) fees. Further, the productivity increases from sales, marketing and support dwarf the inherent value of your CRM data—that’s why it was worth investing so much in SFDC in the first place. Happy, productive users depend upon the system infrastructure and data quality, and that means the system admins can’t be haphazard.Let’s … [Read more...] about Salesforce administrator responsibilities: What needs to be done and when
We’ve just learned several important details around some of the key iOS improvements Apple hopes to make available to the rest of us in the coming weeks.ARKit is about to improveApple wants to energize ARKit development with a range of powerful new features in ARKit 1.5 and iOS 11.3, which are currently in beta testing. These important improvements will clear even more space between the company and competitors in the mobile space. They include: The capacity to recognize vertical surfaces (walls, doors, and such like). Until now, ARKit could recognize only horizontal surfaces. Image detection for signs, posters and other artwork Higher resolution (1,080p instead of 720p), enabling more realism in AR experiences. These improvements should mean ARKit developers will be able to build better games (such as bouncing balls off of walls) and more immersive VR experiences, particularly in the education and museum sectors.Health records for iPhonesApple this morning also confirmed my many … [Read more...] about Apple reveals 6 huge iOS improvements for 2018
Facebook didn’t flood 2016 with mind-blowing announcements, let’s be honest. In 2015, the company inched closer to making our world a much smaller place, thanks to the promotion of Free Basics, Oculus virtual reality, and more. But this year Facebook charted a different course, one that enabled its 1.8 billion monthly active users to be more vocal about their lives. And, well, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. Instead of giant leaps into extraordinary new categories, Facebook doubled down on existing products, such as Messenger and Instagram. The features Facebook added in 2016 may impress users across these apps, but the company copied a great deal from Snapchat. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?) Facebook also made an aggressive push into live video. Through partnerships, relentless advertising, and a constant stream of new features, Facebook is determined to convince us that livestreaming is great … [Read more...] about Facebook in 2016: Live, fake, and half-baked