Apple Business Essentials is a new offering from Apple that combines device management, 24/7 phone support for IT and end-users, business iCloud support, and an option for onsite repairs for some businesses. IT departments will now be able to push apps and settings onto employees' devices when they sign in with their work credentials. A free beta is now available. The full service will launch in the spring of 2022. Pricing for the service will start at $2.99 per month per user.
Microsoft and Meta are partnering up to integrate Microsoft Teams into Workplace by Meta. Users will soon be able to view, comment, and react to meetings in real-time without having to switch between apps. The companies have already been working together to integrate other Microsoft apps into Workplace. Microsoft Teams will arrive on the Meta Portal in December, and the new livestreaming features will be available in early 2022.
Qualcomm revealed its Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform at the Augmented World Expo. Snapdragon Spaces features hardware-agnostic APIs that software developers can use to develop on many different types of platforms, from AR glasses to full headsets. Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 glasses will be the first to commercialize Snapdragon Spaces. Snapdragon Spaces is now available for select developers, with general availability coming Spring 2022.
Scientists from Israel have recently proved that mice brains can remember immune responses. The study involved giving mice a bout of colitis and then marking neurons active on the day the inflammation peaked. After the mice recovered, the scientists were able to trigger the immune response by stimulating the same neurons. Mice that had those neurons inhibited showed less severe disease symptoms. The study shows that the brain is inseparable from the immune system and this finding could have far-reaching implications.
Tailwind Mobile is a library of mobile UI components built with Tailwind CSS. All components come with native-like iOS and Material Design themes created using official design guidelines. Tailwind Mobile is currently available for React, Vue, and it is coming soon for Svelte.
Mani is a CLI tool for managing multiple repositories. It can clone multiple repositories in one command and run custom or ad-hoc commands over multiple repositories. Mani is portable and it features declarative configuration, flexible filtering, and auto-completion support.
Rivian had one of the biggest initial public offerings in the last 9 years, raising a total of $11.9 billion. Its estimated value is now more than $100 billion, making it the second highest-valued US carmaker behind Tesla. The IPO's success was likely due to the positive reception to its electric R1T pickup and its close ties to Amazon. Amazon is contracted to buy 100,000 of Rivian's electric vans.
Metaverse Seoul will be a virtual communication ecosystem for Seoul that will include economic, cultural, tourism, educational, and civic services. People will be able to attend events, meet city officials, visit tourist attractions, and more inside Metaverse Seoul. It will be implemented in three stages from next year. Seoul has invested KRW 3.9 billion into the project.
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