Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

Microsoft has announced a new Plugin for Office10 that makes it possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document – without the need for a notary or a lawyer. Microsoft has potentially created Bitcoin’s first non-monetary killer app.

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Getting More Done in a Day: Top Rated Productivity Apps for Android Fans

Getting More Done in a Day: Top Rated Productivity Apps for Android Fans in Technology on 29/04/17When you think phone productivity, you probably think of notetaking apps. As useful as they can be, however, there’s a lot more going on in the world of Androids to help you do more with your time. A…

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Amazon is killing off its Underground Android app marketplace

Some Android users may remember an unexpected source for free apps for their mobile platform turning up in 2015: Amazon. The internet shopping giant launched Underground, a marketplace for games and apps that were available for “actually free.” Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, as Amazon has announced it will be closing the Underground program and ending access later this year.

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How Apple can silence the haters, crush Google and Microsoft, and build a thousand-year empire

One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines did before it. Make no mistake: We’re still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we’re all cyborgs by 2027, I’ll happily eat my words.

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Microsoft Updates Azure IoT Platform: Adds Connectivity, Time Series Insights and Edge Analytics

Microsoft has recently made some announcements regarding their Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities within Azure. These announcements coincide with the Hannover Messe Industrial Automation conference that was recently held. Microsoft’s news includes adding a new service called Azure Time Series…

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FinPal Australia’s first FinTech solution certified for Microsoft AppSource

Australian financial planning software provider, FinPal, today announced its financial planning software solution is available on Microsoft AppSource. FinPal’s financial planning software is a sophisticated client & business management system – built upon Microsoft’s cloud-based services Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power BI – providing a comprehensive set of financial planning, intelligence reporting, and management tools through one platform.

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