Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Unlocked iPhone 5: Worth The Cost?
Apple is now selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5 starting at $649. Make sure you know the pros and cons involved in buying an off-contract device.
SMS Text Messaging Has 20th Birthday Monday
Who invented texting? Who sent the first text and what did it say? Why 160 characters? These and more fun questions are answered on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first short message service (SMS) text message.
Safety, Technology, Anger And Hope
America's patient safety record is a source of embarrassment that angers both clinicians and patients. The right IT tools can help mitigate the danger to life and limb.
Dwolla Shakes Up Online Payments
Online payment darling Dwolla adds three new services as it tries to speed up merchant and consumer acceptance of its electronic transactions.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Unlocked iPhone 5 For Sale At Apple
You can now buy an iPhone 5 from Apple with no carrier contract committment. There is no CDMA support and what LTE support they have is unclear. The phone should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but perhaps not on Verizon and Sprint.
Internet Explorer Ad Attacks Hard-Core IE Hate
A new Microsoft ad for Internet Explorer entitled "Do you know this guy?" shows an IE-hating, "IE Sucks"-tweeting, basement-dwelling techno-geek finally moved -- a little -- by the progress made by Microsoft's web browser.
Microsoft Reveals Details of Intel-Based Surface
The Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro from Microsoft will look like the ARM-based Surface RT, only slightly thicker and heavier. On the other hand, unlike the RT, it will be able to run existing Windows apps. It will start at $899 and be available in January. These tablets are based on Intel Ivy Bridge chips, and so do not have the superior battery life of ARM or Intel Clover Trail systems.
911 Centers Not Ready For Mobile App Era
Some of the latest public safety apps offer to let you send texts, photos and even videos to 911 centers. There's just one problem: They don't work. According to the National Emergency Number Association, 911 centers still live in the telephone era, not the Internet and smart phone era.
Valley View: Windows Phone 8 Up Close
Our most recent episode of Valley View took a deeper look at Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan and checked out some intriguing startups. See all the highlights.
Managing The Multi-Vendor Backup
Backup management applications go a step beyond monitoring, but they remain limited. It's time to develop a framework-driven approach.
Storage Virtualization Gets Real
Four business scenarios illustrate how small and midsize companies can reduce costs, improve disaster recovery and more via storage virtualization.