EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, October 5, 2018

Top tech news of the week: Apple is making moves with its Business Chat messaging platform, as Samsung opens the S Pen SDK to developers. See what’s happening with Tesla after the latest controversy and other tech news updates now!  

Apple Expands Business Chat with New Businesses and Additional Countries 

Tech Crunch | Tue Oct 2, 2018 — Apple Business Chat launched in January of this year in the U.S. This platform allows businesses to communicate directly with their customers via messenger. Even though the program is still in beta, companies are already coming up with creative ways to use the platform. Apple continued to expand Business Chat this month by providing service to an additional 15 international businesses. Read the full story >> 

Samsung Opens S Pen SDK to Developers 

Tech Crunch | Tue Oct 2, 2018 — The S Pen SDK was overlooked with the release of the Note 9 from Samsung. This tech tool is not your average stylus. Samsung showed off some of the pen’s impressive features during their product demo. Functions, like selecting music and controlling slideshow presentations, were just some of the customized attributes to the S Pen SDK. It’s an exciting time for third-party developers to untap the full potential of this unique device. Read the full story >>  

The Future of Tech-Enabled Conversation 

Forbes | Tue Oct 2, 2018 — Everyone knows that technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, but some of us may dread typing out all those responses. Do you hate crafting the perfect thing to say back in an email or message? Companies like Gmail and LinkedIn came up with a way to help you out. Recently, Gmail rolled out an update that gives you smart suggestions for email responses. Gmail’s new update will even remind you to follow-up with someone if they haven’t responded to your initial message. LinkedIn got in on the action too, with their own message suggestions for InMail. Read the full story >> 

Tesla Speeds Up Model 3 Electric Car Production Despite Elon Musk Controversy 

USA Today | Tue Oct 2, 2018 — After the recent drama with Elon Musk, Tesla rushed the production of its Model 3 electric car to boost profits for their third quarter. Production numbers were said to have increased 50 percent from last quarter, but is that enough to keep the company out of financial trouble? Read the full story >> 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to Use the New Storage Sense Features 

TechRepublic | Tue Oct 2, 2018 — We are just a few weeks away from the new Windows 10 Update. So, what does Microsoft have up their sleeve this time around? The big attention grabber here is the update to Storage Sense. Window users will now have the ability to “dehydrate files” with Storage Sense. This update is an advanced method of selecting and removing local files on OneDrive that appear to be inactive. Read the full story >>  

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