10 Major Features on Instagram in 2018 In Case Facebook Falls

In my last article, I talked about Facebook’s massive downward spiral since early 2018. In an attempt to salvage the damage done, Facebook introduced a few contingencies. One of the few plans to survive this massive loss of confidence among users and investors was to pay more attention to Instagram as their salvation.

In April 2012 Facebook acquired Instagram for US$ 1 billion, the largest purchase they have ever made at the time. This brought Facebook into the mobile market, something they have been struggled with by themselves.

Ever since then, Instagram has mostly been left alone to grow by itself. In fact very little effort was put to monetize the platform, compared to the scale applied onto Facebook itself. But lately, all this changed. Since early this year, an unusually high number of new features have been introduced onto the platform. Continue reading “10 Major Features on Instagram in 2018 In Case Facebook Falls”


This best practices guide provides instructions for delivering Microsoft Office 2016 to managed macOS devices using the VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ Product Provisioning feature. For a complex and nonstandard application such as Microsoft Office 2016, Product Provisioning serves as an alternative to the standard practice of installing the application directly on a device.

The procedures in this guide do not apply to a specific macOS-based hardware model or to a particular VMware AirWatch deployment model. The instructions provide guidance, but do not represent strict design requirements.


This white paper provides configuration guidelines for provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 as a product to employees on managed macOS devices.

Use the procedure outlined in this paper in any of the following ways:

  • Learn how to provision Microsoft Office 2016 to macOS devices.
  • Customize the provided configurations to address Microsoft Office 2016 use cases not covered in this paper.
  • Use the provided configurations as a framework for identifying and provisioning other complex applications.

To find out more, download the whitepaper now.

Your Ideal Home Companion

As robots evolve, homes will need fewer R2-D2s and more C-3POs. Which one would you rather have cooking your dinner – a bleeping trash can or a tall shiny-metal figure with arms and legs?

Dozens of robots turned up at the CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas. If you spotted a humanoid robot, especially one with legs, it was probably a toy. The larger, more useful robots were mostly on wheels, with short, stocky bodies. These guys are designed and programmed to patrol parking lots, deliver room service, greet shoppers. They’re close relatives of the robo-vacuums we already know.

That’s set to change in the next decade. While the service droids will stick around, toiling in their niches, the robots we bring home will be more versatile. They won’t be vacuums – they’ll use our vacuum cleaners, plus all our other appliances and tools, says Ian Bernstein, co-inventor of the popular Sphero toy robot ball and founder of a startup called Misty Robotics. Continue reading “Your Ideal Home Companion”

Transforming Data Management

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), the latest generation of the world’s most popular database, is now available in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and on-premises. It provides businesses of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost effective and flexible hybrid cloud environment. 12.2 can seamlessly scale from entry-level to the largest database workloads, enabling customers to take advantage of proven enterprise class capabilities to run database development, small to mid-sized business applications, and departmental and large mission-critical applications in the Cloud and/or on-premises.

The Information Technology (IT) industry continues to introduce innovations that promise faster access to enterprise information, deliver more insightful analysis, and take advantage of the agility and flexibility of the Cloud. Data is the lifeblood of every business, and to help customers transform the access and value of enterprise data, 12.2 introduces new and enhanced functionality, particularly in these three areas: Continue reading “Transforming Data Management”