Apple’s March iPad Pro event – What to expect

Apple’s next big reveal is expected this spring, around March when it is expected to introduce new iPad Pros, a red iPhone 7 and a higher-capacity iPhone SE. What to expect:

March?

“We’ve got some exciting things coming on iPad and I’m optimistic about where things are headed,” Cook said this month. How soon will we see them? Macotakara believes Apple will hold an event in March to introduce new iPad Pro models in 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch sizes.

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Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Microsoft and Google don’t get along all that often, but they do agree on using Kubernetes for cloud container orchestration.

Kubernetes is generally available for use with Azure Container Service (ACS), Microsoft’s managed cloud container hosting offering, as of Tuesday. ACS support for Kubernetes comes along with the service’s existing support for the Apache Mesos-based DC/OS and Docker Swarm.

Containers provide an isolated, portable and consistent runtime for applications that’s particularly well-suited to deployment in a cloud environment. Orchestrators like Kubernetes help manage groups of containers. Many cloud providers like Microsoft offer services that help simplify the management of that whole system even further; ACS is one such service.

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Intel takes on IoT complexity with carrier-approved boards

Getting cellular devices certified for carriers’ networks is an expensive, complicated process that’s even harder in the new field of IoT.

Smartphone and tablet makers have been dealing with certification for years, spending as much as $1 million on the process for just one device, GlobalData analyst Avi Greengart says. It’s gotten harder as carriers add new frequency bands.

But at least phone makers have been through this before. When enterprises have new ideas about how to use the internet of things, and when manufacturers try to turn those ideas into reality, they’re new to the process. Certification delays can hold up devices and IoT rollouts.

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