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Bypassing The Password, Part 2: Trusted Identities
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The federal government's collaborative efforts with the private sector to "mov[e] beyond the password" are difficult to trust when there are potentially ulterior motives at play.
Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015  | 
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
Android Wear Promises Less Phone Dependence
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
The latest update to Android for wearable devices allows connections with phones on distant networks.
Windows 10: Landing In July?
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
In a conference call, AMD's CEO let it slip that Microsoft will release Windows 10 at the end of July 2015.
Nokia Eyeing Return To Consumer Phone Market, Report Claims
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Nokia is reportedly looking to rejoin the consumer cell phone market, but not in the way you might expect. There are reports that its Nokia Technologies division is developing a new phone design that the company will license.
Moore's Law At 50: In The News
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Here's a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore's Law on Sunday, April 19.
Sony Xperia Z4 Smartphone Unveiled Without Fanfare In Japan
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Sony's Xperia Z4, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, was announced without fanfare in Japan, with no word yet on international availability or pricing.
Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
Bypassing The Password, Part 1: Windows 10 Scaremongering
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Microsoft's hype of its upcoming biometrics system in Windows 10, spouting the virtues of biometrics over traditional password-based security, seems misguided at best -- misleading at worst.
10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
Slideshows  |  4/20/2015  | 
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
What We Learned From The Second Star Wars Trailer
Commentary  |  4/19/2015  | 
The second Star Wars trailer is out. And it revealed much more than the first. Here's what we know so far.
Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Slideshows  |  4/19/2015  | 
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
Apple Watch: 5 Things We Learned This Week
News  |  4/19/2015  | 
Apple Watch preorders have made the wearable a star in the past week. Here's a look at what you missed.
Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
HIMSS15: The 'Year Of Execution' For Data Sharing
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
The industry is focusing less on electronic record features and more on sharing the data held in them.
L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
Space X, Hubble, Coffee: The Cost Of Doing Business In Space
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Space is expensive, dangerous, and easy to get wrong. This week, news about Space X, the upcoming Hubble anniversary, and the price of astronaut coffee shows why we should think hard about future projects.
Moore's Law Hits Middle Age
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
Tales from engineers who drove Moore's Law forward.
Surface 3 Vs. Surface Pro 3: Picking The Right Tablet
Slideshows  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Surface 3, the newest hybrid from Microsoft, packs the hallmarks of Surface Pro 3 into a thinner and lighter device.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
Apple Watch Won't Be Sold In Stores Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail chief, said the company will sell its high-end Apple Watch online exclusively until June as preorders continue unabated. The latest estimates have preorder sales topping 2 million.
5 Cyberwar Threats Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  4/16/2015  | 
Approximately 60 nation-states are presently developing their own advanced cyber warfare programs.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: Pricey To Make But Selling Briskly
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
In a statement, Samsung claims demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is higher than anticipated. However, a new report also finds the smartphones are the most expensive the company has ever produced.
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
BlackBerry Leap Debuts In UK, Coming To US Soon
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Down but by no means out, beleaguered BlackBerry looks to recapture marketshare with the Leap smartphone, which is headed to the US soon.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
The Sharing Economy: Access Is The New Ownership
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that revenue in five key sectors of the sharing economy could reach $335 billion by 2025.
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015  | 
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
10 Astonishing Email Habits
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
The world's biggest study into our email habits reveals some strange behaviors we might want to consider breaking.
Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
IT Life Radio: Leadership Lessons For Women (And Everyone Else)
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
The latest episode of IT Life Radio tackles the important issue of women in leadership roles and how they can lead better while remaining true to themselves.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Google Image Search Results Amplify Sexism, Study Finds
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
Gender bias is made worse by public sources of data, such as image search engines and stock photos.
Microsoft Office Delve: Updates, Mobile App
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Additions to Office Delve include new people-based search, authoring canvas, and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Apple's WWDC Starts June 8 With iOS 9 On Deck
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
At the 2015 WWDC, Apple's is expected to show off new versions of iOS, specifically iOS 9, and Mac OS X. Additionally, developers will get more details about the Apple Watch.
Microsoft: Skype For Business Arrives
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is delivering on its promise to make Skype for Business generally available to Office 365 customers.
H-1B Visa Applications Exceeded 230,000 This Year
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Overall, the USCIS received 233,000 H-1B visa applications this year. The agency will grant 65,000 of them. However, several groups noted that the lack of H-1B visas is limiting the potential for greater global competitiveness in the US.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
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