Monthly Archives: September 2015

Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren't so sure it's the technology they're looking for.

That's one conclusion from the results of a new survey released Tuesday by DSAG, the German-speaking SAP User Group. The results of the study were presented this week at the 16th DSAG annual meeting in Bremen.

Just 6% of the 357 German, Austrian and Swiss user companies surveyed have already started a project using the new technology, DSAG found, while 4% have acquired licenses.

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Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren't so sure it's the technology they're looking for.

That's one conclusion from the results of a new survey released Tuesday by DSAG, the German-speaking SAP User Group. The results of the study were presented this week at the 16th DSAG annual meeting in Bremen.

Just 6% of the 357 German, Austrian and Swiss user companies surveyed have already started a project using the new technology, DSAG found, while 4% have acquired licenses.

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Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren't so sure it's the technology they're looking for.

That's one conclusion from the results of a new survey released Tuesday by DSAG, the German-speaking SAP User Group. The results of the study were presented this week at the 16th DSAG annual meeting in Bremen.

Just 6% of the 357 German, Austrian and Swiss user companies surveyed have already started a project using the new technology, DSAG found, while 4% have acquired licenses.

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HTC Butterly 3 now official as the latest high-end smartphone

The HTC Butterly 3 was leaked way back in April. We have no idea why it took HTC so long to launch the smartphone but we're glad that it's here. It's a high-end phone just like last year's Butterfly 2. Don't be surprised though if it looks eerily like the HTC Butterfly J in Japan because it's actually one and the same.

We know why the phone has a different name in Japan--people just want new stuff all the time. Like Sony, HTC just decided to rebrand a current model and call it by a new model name. Available since May in Japan, the HTC Butterly 3 boasts of the following specs: 5.2-inch QHD LCD display, 3GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, microSD card slot for expansion, 20.2 megapixel main camera with Sapphire crystal lens and dual-tone dual-LED flash, 4K video recording capability, a 13MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture, and a 2700mAh battery.

If you're still not impressed with the HTC Butterfly 3, this one is IP57-rated for water and dust protection. It already runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box but is topped with HTC Sense 7. This is no longer a rumor but phone is said to be announced this coming October 20 in Taiwan. We're not certain if this is the one we should be expecting on the 20th since there's also the leaked HTC One A9 and the Snapdragon 820-powered HTC O2. I guess we'll just have to wait and see then.

HTC Butterfly 3 specifications:

• OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core chipset
• Display: 5.2-inch QHD LCD display
• Dimension: 151 x 73 x 10mm, 161 grams
• Battery: 2700mAh
• RAM: 3GB
• 32GB built-in storage
• 20 megapixel main camera with Sapphire crystal lens
• 13MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture
• Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G/LTE

SOURCE: HTC

Google, NASA using quantum computing to push A.I., machine learning

Google and NASA are continuing to test quantum computers and this week entered into a new agreement to work with a series of updated systems.

D-Wave Systems, a quantum computing company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, announced this week that it had signed a deal to install a succession of D-Wave systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. NASA and Google on Wednesday also confirmed the deal.

NASA and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) are collaborating on the project, which is focused on advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Google, NASA using quantum computing to push A.I., machine learning

Google and NASA are continuing to test quantum computers and this week entered into a new agreement to work with a series of updated systems.

D-Wave Systems, a quantum computing company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, announced this week that it had signed a deal to install a succession of D-Wave systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. NASA and Google on Wednesday also confirmed the deal.

NASA and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) are collaborating on the project, which is focused on advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Gear S2 design works just as well for the ladies

Samsung’s first round smartwatch will be released soon enough and as we mentioned in our full review of the Gear S2, the company has finally understood what a smartwatch should be. We firmly believe that this is the best smartwatch design that we’ve seen from Samsung yet and that it deserves credit for making a smartwatch with such understated beauty. The company didn’t have to offer two different sizes of the Gear S2 to appeal to ladies because as you can very well see, the Gear S2 design works just as well for them.

Some smartwatch makers think that offering two different sizes is the only way to cater to female consumers but the Gear S2 shows that this couldn’t be further from the truth. This is the normal version of the Gear S2 and it looks amazing on the wrist, one can imagine just how better the Gear S2 Classic would look, which itself is more subtle and looks much more like a traditional dress watch. Kudos to Samsung for nailing the design of its first round smartwatch.

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Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s


While many case companies have started retroactively adding "iPhone 6s" to their existing cases, Speck has recently introduced two new cases designed for iPhone 6/6s. (We tried the cases on the 6s, as we will continue to do going forward.) CandyShell Clear ($35) is Speck's first completely clear case, offering CandyShell protection while showing off the iPhone 6s. CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler ($50) is a special series in conjunction with renowned designer Jonathan Adler. The line comes in seven different designs. Coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls are included on both cases.{/exp:char_limit}

Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s


While many case companies have started retroactively adding "iPhone 6s" to their existing cases, Speck has recently introduced two new cases designed for iPhone 6/6s. (We tried the cases on the 6s, as we will continue to do going forward.) CandyShell Clear ($35) is Speck's first completely clear case, offering CandyShell protection while showing off the iPhone 6s. CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler ($50) is a special series in conjunction with renowned designer Jonathan Adler. The line comes in seven different designs. Coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls are included on both cases.{/exp:char_limit}

Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s


While many case companies have started retroactively adding "iPhone 6s" to their existing cases, Speck has recently introduced two new cases designed for iPhone 6/6s. (We tried the cases on the 6s, as we will continue to do going forward.) CandyShell Clear ($35) is Speck's first completely clear case, offering CandyShell protection while showing off the iPhone 6s. CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler ($50) is a special series in conjunction with renowned designer Jonathan Adler. The line comes in seven different designs. Coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls are included on both cases.{/exp:char_limit}

Our in-depth video review of the Gear S2 is now live

Samsung announced today that the Gear S2 is going to be released in the United States in just a couple of days, the smartwatch will also be launched in other markets later this month so it’s time to tell our readers how the company’s first smartwatch stands up to the pack. Our full review of the Gear S2 is available for you to peruse and our in-depth video review of the Gear S2 is now live as well.

In the series of in-depth video reviews we cover everything from the design to user interface, watchfaces, features and even apps like S Health on the wearable device. You also get to see how various features of the smartwatch are controlled through an app on the connected Galaxy smartphone. Take a look and let us know in the comments below what you think about this new smartwatch from Samsung and whether or not you’re convinced to put money down for one.

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Sony Xperia M2, Xperia M2 Aqua getting Android 5.1 update soon

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow may be ready for public release but still a lot of Android devices have yet to receive Android 5.0 or Android 5.1. Most Lollipop-powered phones easily receive the 5.1 version and we're expecting the list would be longer. Two older Sony devices, the Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua, both less than two years old, are finally receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop.

As promised a few weeks ago, the software update for the pair is almost ready. Sony will do the roll out slowly but will still depend on the operator or the market. With the Android 5.1 Lollipop software update, the Xperia M2 Aqua and Xperia M2 have obvious changes. Interface will have a fresh look and feel, as made possible by Material Design, Google's latest design guidelines. There will also be more options for customizations on alerts, silent modes, and volume. The update will also bring a new LinkedIn integration so you can easily sync information in your Calendar.

And since smartwatches are in, Android 5.1 Lollipop will bring SmartWear integration. This one now supports your Sony SmartWatch 3, turning it into a remote shutter button so you can take easily take a selfie.

There's no mention if this update brings the Stagefright security patch just like when the Android 5.1 was recently made available for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and and the Xperia Z1 Compact. I don't see any reason why Sony won't bring said fix for the vulnerability. We'll find out once the OTA update arrives.

VIA: SONY

Safari 9 disponible pour OS X Yosemite et Mavericks

Dans la foulée d'OS X El Capitan pas-encore-tout-à-fait-disponible-mais-presque, Apple propose au téléchargement Safari 9.0 pour les utilisateurs de Yosemite et Mavericks. Cette nouvelle mouture reprend les mises à jour de sécurité qui seront intégrées au sein d'El Capitan, ainsi que de nouvelles fonctions comme des commandes pour couper la chique au son dans les onglets, de nouvelles options d'affichage pour le lecteur Safari, ainsi qu'une meilleure compatibilité du remplissage automatique des sites web. Le tout est disponible sur le Mac App Store. Cliquer pour agrandir








Installez bien la version finale d’El Capitan par dessus la GM

Si vous utilisiez la version GM d'El Capitan, n'hésitez pas à installer la version finale disponible ce soir. Comme expliqué précédemment, Apple a continué d'y apporter des modifications ces derniers jours et cette version du système est plus récente (15A284 au lieu de 15A282b). Pour récupérer cette mouture finale, la seule chose à faire est d'aller sur la page d'El Capitan dans le Mac App Store et de cliquer sur le bouton de téléchargement. L'application va vous demander si vous souhaitez réellement télécharger l'installeur, puisqu'après tout, vous utilisez déjà un 10.11. Confirmez la chose et laisser l'opération se poursuivre. Il n'est pas dit en revanche que cela aille très vite, le Mac App Store n'est pas l'application d'Apple la plus alerte du monde. Notez aussi que vous pouvez refuser les propositions pour installer de nouvelles bêtas par dessus votre finale. Si vous êtes inscrit à l'un des deux programmes de bêta-tests publics d'OS X, une 10.11.1 est... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration








Windows slips to third place on Gartner’s latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said today.

By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X -- the former powering iPhones and iPads, the latter Macs, and the pair increasingly alike in features if not in functionality -- will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year, Gartner's latest forecast showed.

According to Gartner, which provided Computerworld with its forecast broken out by OS, Windows will power about 308 million devices shipped in 2015, a 6% year-over-year decline. The 308 million represents 12.9% of the total of 2.4 billion devices shipped, nearly 80% of that massive number smartphones, and the majority of those smartphones running Google's Android. Gartner's previous forecast, released in July, pegged Windows at 323 million devices, or 13.2% of the total.

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Windows slips to third place on Gartner’s latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said today.

By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X -- the former powering iPhones and iPads, the latter Macs, and the pair increasingly alike in features if not in functionality -- will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year, Gartner's latest forecast showed.

According to Gartner, which provided Computerworld with its forecast broken out by OS, Windows will power about 308 million devices shipped in 2015, a 6% year-over-year decline. The 308 million represents 12.9% of the total of 2.4 billion devices shipped, nearly 80% of that massive number smartphones, and the majority of those smartphones running Google's Android. Gartner's previous forecast, released in July, pegged Windows at 323 million devices, or 13.2% of the total.

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