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.
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.
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.
Storage Virtualization Gets Real
Four business scenarios illustrate how small and midsize companies can reduce costs, improve disaster recovery and more via storage virtualization.
Nokia Apps Make Windows Phone More Fun
The 822 is a second-tier model in Nokia's Windows Phone resurgence in the market. It's inexpensive and has a top-notch camera and intriguing software, like a music app that streams free tunes, "augmented reality" to show you what points of interest are right in front of you and Nokia's highly-regarded maps. It also has a display that's clearly a class or two below iPhone quality. If you want a much better screen, you might want to move up to AT&T's Nokia 920.
iPhone And iPad: My Top 5 Complaints
I've never liked my iPhone. Apple's restrictions on interface customization, storage expansion, hardware interfaces and the battery make the experience disappointing. Chalk most of these problems up to Apple's arrogant design philosophy and its desire to make as much money as possible.
BYTE's BYOD Holiday Gift Guide
This year, get friends and family a gift they can really use: A bring-your-own-device -- BYOD -- gadget, something that makes it easier to use their favorite mobile device. They'll thank you every time they use it.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
5 Best Tablets For The Holidays
Looking for the perfect gift for your beloved this year? Something tells us a tablet might be just the ticket. BYTE looks at five: The Apple iPad 4, the iPad Mini, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, the Microsoft Surface, and the Kindle Fire HD.
Online Backup Vs. Cloud Storage
Online backup services such as Carbonite, Acronis, IDrive and Mozy might be a bad deal for some users when compared to cloud storage services Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Skydrive. The former usually just backs up files; the latter does backs up files and also gives you working access to them.
Dazzling Screen In Supersized HTC Droid DNA
HTC's Droid DNA for Verizon doesn't have much in the way of business-oriented features and might be too big for some hands, but it's powerful, well-built, graced with a gorgeous 1080p screen, and priced right.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
Oracle Stakes Claim In Engine Yard PaaS
Engine Yard provides an online platform for application developers using different Web languages. Oracle's investment is a way to keep itself in front of those developers.
E2 Innovate Keynoters: Set IT Free
Google CIO Ben Fried evangelizes the value of employee technology choice, while IDC's Michael Fauscette sees a future in which all enterprise systems will be social.
Time To Deliver On Federal IT Reform
First four years of the Obama Administration were marked by the beginnings of significant changes in federal IT. Execution will be the name of the game during the next four.
Surface Hands-On At The Microsoft Store
They look a lot like Apple Stores, but Microsoft Stores sell Windows PCs and Surfaces and Xboxes. One is coming, if not to a mall near you, then some place near an Apple Store for sure. I popped in to my local Microsoft Store to take a Surface tablet for a spin.