A startup was forced into making the switch from NoSQL to a regular SQL-based database system after running into various issues with the former. This was disclosed by Matt Butcher, the head of the cloud engineering group for a start called Revolv in a personal blog post titled "NoSQL no more".
Dropbox on Wednesday took the wraps off Carousel, a product that is designed to manage and synchronize photos and videos in smartphones with its popular cloud service. The app works with Android and iOS, and incorporates features that Dropbox gained when it acquired a photo startup called Snapjoy in December 2012.
Universal apps on the Windows ecosystem is about to become a reality, based on a concept that was announced at the company's annual Build conference last week. Developers could build a single application that will run on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even the Xbox One.
Microsoft has updated its criteria for how it defines adware and undesirable software, as it works to tighten the screws on overtly aggressive advertising and other apps with undesirable behaviors.
Sales of devices and software are helping to drive IT spending worldwide, which will rise to $3.8 trillion this year, according to research firm Gartner.
The Windows 8.1 update will be arriving on April 8, confirmed Microsoft this week. The date of release coincides with the final security update for the venerable Windows XP operating system, after which support will be stopped.
At the Build 2014 developer conference on Thursday, Microsoft corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer took to the stage and for the first time demonstrated the upcoming touch-centric version of Microsoft Office.
Nuance on Wednesday took the wraps off Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a powerful PDF software the company says out-does Adobe Acrobat in features at one-third the price.
A licensing loophole can let users gain access to the full version of Office apps on iPad for free, according to a report on CNET. This means that unethical users can avoid paying the $100 annual subscription yet benefit from its full capabilities.
As reported last week, Microsoft today took the wraps off Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications for the iPad. The product family includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad, which are available as separate apps that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.