Business leaders' cluelessness about software development is costing them a bundle

If you needed any proof about the lingering disconnect between business and information technology departments, the data is in. We often associate the disconnect to a failure to communicate changing business requirements, but business leaders also are off the mark when it comes to assessing the productivity or performance of their software teams. Almost nine in ten (89%) executives in a recent survey believe they can accurately measure the performance of software engineering teams, but in reality, they don't have a handle on what's going on. For starters, many still consider lines of code produced to be an accurate measure of software team productivity -- a very imperfect means of measurement.
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PS5 beta software lets users upgrade their internal SSD storage

Sony announced ages ago that the PS5 would contain an SSD expansion bay, but also said that the feature wouldn’t be available at launch. Now, more than eight months after the console debuted, storage expansion is finally coming, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Thursday. A beta version of the PS5’s next...
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RIP Internet Explorer: What you need to know

For IT managers, a breath of fresh air is on the way. Microsoft is set to officially retire Internet Explorer next June after almost 27 years. Rest in peace. The browser may have been the go-to portal to the internet in the past, but many would argue it’s stayed there. While the sunsetting of Internet Explorer (IE) will certainly invoke nostalgia for many, Max de Lavenne, CEO of Buildable Software, says tech teams will probably say, “finally, it was about time.”

8 Ways to Support Under-Served High-Achieving Kids

How can we help high achievers from working-class or blue-collar backgrounds? Here are eight ways to consider. Invite a job shadower. A child might benefit from watching you and your colleagues in the workplace. Take an intern. Such a teen might benefit from paid or unpaid work. Mentor. Ask a...
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Live Text is no longer exclusive to M1 Macs - but what is it?

The latest beta release of macOS 12 Monterey has made the Live Text feature available to Macs running on Intel hardware, as well as Apple’s own M1 chip. Apple’s newest macOS version brings more refinements to the Mac, such as SharePlay and Shortcuts to further improve your workflow. It builds on last year’s redesign with macOS 11 Big Sur, but also looks to improve how you use and share your content, which is where Live Text comes in.
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PS5: Sony unveils first beta update for PlayStation 5 – with range of new features

Sony has released its first beta update for the PS5, allowing access to new features.Chief among them is a change that makes the M.2 SSD slot finally available for use. That allows for much faster read and write speeds, allowing the console’s internal storage to be updated and used with the latest games.The update also brings some other smaller changes to the user experience, as well as fixing confusion over whether the console was downloading PlayStation 4 or 5 games. Until now, the console might accidentally play older versions of titles, but now different versions will appear separately and indicate...

Active911 rebrands their popular alerting software to ActiveAlert

CORVALLIS, Ore.- Active911 today announced the rebranding of their flagship alerting product to ActiveAlert. Formerly known as “Active911,” “Active911 App,” and “Active911 Alerting,” rebranding the product to ActiveAlert allows Active911 to remain synonymous with the parent company of their first responder software solutions and not the individual alerting and emergency response coordination app. ActiveAlert is a change in name only and clients will not see a change in the function and features of the software or app.
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PS5 Expandable Storage Arrives As Part Of The First Software Beta

Expandable storage on the PS5 is one of the most sought after features, and it’s finally on the way thanks to the first software beta. Earlier this year, Sony announced the arrival of the software beta program for the PS5. At that time (and event still), you were able to register to be a part of the program.
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Apple Releases watchOS 7.6.1 With Security Updates

Apple today released watchOS 7.6.1, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September 2020. watchOS 7.6.1 comes two weeks after the release of watchOS 7.6, an update that brought ECG capabilities to new regions. ‌‌The watchOS 7.6.1 update‌‌ can be downloaded for free through...
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DFS and Techniche Partner on Management and Compliance Software

AUSTIN, Texas — Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) has entered into a reseller agreement with Techniche, under which DFS can market, sell and distribute Techniche asset maintenance management and compliance software products to customers worldwide. Techniche’s products can be used in combination with the recently launched DFS DX Connected Solutions Platform—an...
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Clea 2 (Switch): Software updates

DClea 2 – Ver. ???. Release date: July 29th 2021 (North America, Europe) Clea’s Quest is now available as an unlockable bonus mode: guide Clea in this replayable challenge as she purges chaos from the Whitlock Mansion. Clea’s Quest can be unlocked by clearing the main campaign with the “Sacrifice” ending, and if you complete this quest with the best possible conclusion, you will be rewards with a brand new dress for Florine.

Colony Group LLC Trims Position in CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYBR)

Colony Group LLC decreased its holdings in CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYBR) by 6.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 23,290 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,641 shares during the quarter. Colony Group LLC’s holdings in CyberArk Software were worth $3,012,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Windows 11 #BetaChannel Build Tracker

Targets early adopters for testing compatibility and reliability with both hardware and software within an organization. Provides access in the middle of the development cycle for the latest features, enhancements, and compatibility where feedback can have the most impact. Stable builds with the potential for some minor bugs. All updates...

Purpose launches software ETF in Europe

Toronto-based Purpose Investments Inc. is launching an enterprise software ETF that will list on the London Stock Exchange on Friday. Billed as the first pure-play ETF of its kind, the Purpose Enterprise Software ESG-S UCITS ETF is being offered through Purpose’s partnership with HANetf, an independent European ETF specialist. The...

AJA Video Systems software with native Apple M1 support

AJA rolled out Desktop Software v16.1 for KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products, alongside AJA SDK v16.1 for Developer Partners. Both releases include native support for the Apple M1 chip. AJA Desktop Software v16.1 is available now as a free download from the AJA support page. AJA SDK v16.1 is...

D-Tools’ Evolution Comes Full Circle with D-Tools Cloud

When Tiger Woods was the No. 1 golfer in the world, he changed his swing. Despite being on a historic streak of victories, Woods knew a swing change was necessary for him to continue to improve and evolve. And as a result of changing from a draw-style to a fade-style ball flight, Tiger became an even more dominant champion and solidified his legend.

Magewell Announces Multi-Device Management Software

NANJING, China—Magewell this week announced Magewell Cloud, multi-device management software that provides centralized configuration and control of multiple Magewell IP encoders and decoders as well as stream management features, such as protocol conversion and SRT gateway functionality. “While Magewell streaming and IP conversion solutions all have their own intuitive user...
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Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are official, and officially have the weirdest-looking cameras you've ever seen

Huawei's repeatedly leaked P50 series has been formally announced. As you'd probably figure, these still don't come with Google apps or the Play Store, making them a total non-starter for most folks, but die-hard Huawei fans willing to get their apps elsewhere (I presume such people exist) can celebrate the release of the latest flagship lineup, gargantuan pair of camera bumps and all.