Wednesday, September 09, 2015

iPad Pro, Apple TV

iPad Pro - Apple

Apple unveils $799 12.9" iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil accessories
"Apple on Wednesday finally unveiled its jumbo-sized iPad Pro, boasting a 12.9-inch display, (5 MPx screen) a new A9X processor, a four-speaker audio system, a stylus dubbed the Apple Pencil, and a Smart Keyboard ($170) that connects via a new docking port."

"The product is 6.9 millimeters thick, slightly more than the 6.1-millimeter iPad Air 2. It weighs 1.57 pounds, just a fraction heavier than the first-generation iPad's 1.57 pounds.
It starts at $799 for 32 gigabytes of memory. A 128-gigabyte version is $949, while a LTE-capable model — likewise with 128 gigabytes — is $1,079. An official launch is scheduled for sometime in November."

Hands-On Experience With Apple’s New Devices - The New York Times

Apple releases major updates to leading products and pushes into new arenas - The Washington Post

“Our vision for TV is simple and perhaps a little provocative,” said Apple chief executive Tim Cook. “We believe the future of television is apps.”
"The Apple TV app store uses the same iOS developers serving the iPhone. The iPad shares the OS, App Store, user interface and hardware components with the iPhone," he said. "The Apple ID connects all together and enables multi device experiences."

Try Azure Apps for free

How to Try Web Apps and Mobile Apps for Free - The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
"To use Microsoft Azure it is necessary to link a credit card to the account, otherwise it is not possible to create a new account, which in some cases blocks new clients to try Azure. To help on it Microsoft released the with the goal to provide a simple way to learn and test Azure App Services without an account, for free. ...this article ... will show you how to create and test Web Apps and Mobile Apps using this reference."

big data: R programming language, in SQL Server 2016

R: a strange but useful language, made by statisticians for statisticians...
so it is a "Domain Specific Language" created by natural evolution :)

Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Revolution Analytics - Machine Learning - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

In-Database R Coming To SQL Server 2016 - Slashdot

In-database R coming to SQL Server 2016

R: Why it's the next programming language you should learn @ Pluralsight
" the top 20 languages in the Tiobe Index of Programming Language Popularity for the last several years. In 2015, IEEE listed R at 6 in the top 10 languages of 2015.
The Dice Technology Salary Survey conducted last year ranked R as a highest-paying skill. The most recent O’Reilly Data Science Salary Survey also includes R among the skills used by the highest paid data scientists."