Docker 1.12 debuts, bringing Windows, Mac desktop editions

Docker unveiled version 1.12 of its core software-containerization systemtoday, along with the first full desktop editions of the software for development on Mac and Windows machines. Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which debuted as beta products earlier this year, provide developers on those platforms withsomethingthat had always seemed out of reach: the ability to do container work with Docker as a native application.
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Drizly pulls in $15 million Series B to power liquor-based e-commerce

Drizly, the on-demand booze delivery startup, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round, led by Polaris Partners, with participation from other existing investors. Drizly operates in a very similar manner to Uber, providing the technology infrastructure that allows liquor retailers the opportunity to provide their own on-demand service, as well as an e-commerce platform through Drizly Connect.
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Firm may have just killed the hype surrounding blockchain

It seems every financial institution is ready to talk up the potential of blockchain the technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin but one firm has taken a more reasoned approach and warned about the “unrealistic expectations” that could arise. A research paper commissioned by global financial messaging service SWIFT was published Monday based on interviews and focus group meetings with individuals from 75 organizations working in technology and post-trade processing.
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Apple, Samsung team up with UnionPay to launch payment services in China early next year

China UnionPay has forged separate ties with Apple and Samsung Electronics that could accelerate the adoption of fast and secure contactless mobile payment systems across the country, the worlds largest smartphone market. These new partnerships will allow ChinaUnion Pay cardholders from early next year to easily add their bank cards to Apple Pay on the iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad, and to Samsung Pay on the Korean companys Galaxy and Note devices.
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Five Analog To-Do List Systems for Better Productivity

We previously discussed the allure of productivity tools: do they actually work when it comes to increasing your personal productivity rates? You may have all the digital to-do list apps in the market, free or premium, or the note-taking apps that help you jot down things you are fearful of forgetting (and still forget anyways), but again, the question is, are you more productive from the use of these tools?
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20 brilliant WordPress tutorials

WordPress is the world’s most popular publishing platforms, and it’s currently estimated to power 26 per cent of all websites. It’s highly customisable, very easy to use and it’s completely free, making it an obvious choice for anything from a simple blog to an online design portfolio.
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