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Microsoft to launch Dynamics 365 mixed reality apps for Android, iOS with new AI push

“In addition to these new mixed reality apps for iOS and Android, Microsoft also announced today three new AI apps called Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service, and Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection” writes Laurent Giret for onmsft.com. Microsoft announced today a extension of its Dynamics 365 mixed reality applications to iOS and Android devices.The second mixed reality app that Microsoft announced today is called Dynamics 365 Product Visualize, and it will launch soon on iOS in preview form.The existing Dynamics 365 Remote Assist app for…

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The fastest-growing 6-figure job in the US doesn’t require a degree

“That’s about 26,000 new openings for app developers every year, in addition to the estimated 60,170 positions opening up each year to replace current app developers” writes Prachi Bhardwaj for businessinsider.com. That means any entrepreneur who hires an app developer can create a product, readily available to over 200,000 daily potential customers.Of course, there are other jobs adding to the job market in substantial numbers over the next several years.In terms of training, aspiring app developers can major in computer science at any two or four-year program, but a lot…

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WSJ: Apple and Goldman Sachs’ joint credit card due this spring with cool Wallet features

“Having a credit card of its own would enable Apple to take a bigger slice of the swipe fees versus Apple Pay purchases via third-party credit or debit cards” reports idownloadblog.com. Tellingly, the Wallet app has received some noteworthy visual changes in the iOS 12.2 beta, potentially foreshadowing the credit card’s arrival.In a similar fashion, “rings” in the Wallet app would close as users hit daily targets.Apple and investment bank Goldman Sachs are working on a joint credit card, to be launched this spring, that will have some unique features…

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The best free Android apps of 2019

“But make sure to check back weekly for our free Android apps of the week, which you’ll find below” reports techradar.com. There are loads of wallpaper apps, but surprisingly few that will automatically cycle through designs so you can get new wallpapers on your phone without having to lift a finger.It has been over ten years since Android was first outed by Google, and back then it was hard to imagine the sheer number of apps we’d have today.But even with all that, the sheer number of apps on Google…

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Self-care apps want to make us happy. So why do they make us feel so bleak?

“It’s no wonder people are turning to self-care apps for care, regardless of their therapeutic value” writes Heather Dockray for mashable.com. To be fair, there are plenty of people who do take pleasure in self-care apps.And if you really feel like you need to download a self-care app, proceed with caution.SaraKay Smullens, a social worker and the author of Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work, is herself concerned that self-care apps are treating the surface of the presenting problem instead of the underlying trauma.T.J.’s approach is reflective of how some…

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Facebook just made it a little easier to keep location data private

“Turn it off, and the app won’t share your location data when it’s not in use” writes Keith Wagstaff for mashable.com. Now, Android users will be able to limit location sharing in the Facebook app.That’s why Facebook is giving users the option to turn their “Background Location” on or off in the Android app.Facebook said that every Android user sharing their location information in the app would get a notification telling them about the new feature.Apple already gives iPhone users three options to choose from: refusing to share location information,…

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California teen charged with creating ‘Banana Plug’ drug app

“Collin Howard on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges in San Jose after a grand jury indicted him on Feb. 14” reports thebusinessjournal.com. The investigation began in November when a university campus police officer noticed one of many posters hung on campus advertising an app called Banana Plug, prosecutors said.published on February 20, 2019 – 12:30 PM Written by Associated Press (AP) — A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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Transit app Citymapper wants to simplify public transport with a weekly subscription

“Transport app Citymapper wants to simplify the process of navigating all of this with a contactless payment card that runs on a weekly subscription: the Citymapper Pass” writes Feb Est for theverge.com. In addition to public transport options like buses and metro systems, travelers can now choose from a myriad of taxi apps, bike hire schemes, and new “micromobility” options like electric scooters.The Citymapper Pass fits right in with these experiments, but it’s notable that none of the company’s new offerings have ever really taken off.As Wired UK notes, this…

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