Google's Risky Business
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that
Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets
such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
Rev Up Your IT Career
In the constantly evolving world of IT, there's no such thing as resting on your laurels. Here's how to stay relevant.
RIM Explores Microsoft Alliance, Other Radical Moves
After more devastating losses and another massive layoff announcement, RIM is looking at more options, including partnering with Microsoft to put Windows Phone on BlackBerries, or selling access to its secure network.
RIM, Microsoft Marriage Makes Sense
There's a lot of logic behind the idea of Microsoft either buying RIM's network or buying access to it. The security and the reach of the network would be a huge asset to Microsoft and worth a lot of money. But giving that access would be an admission of defeat for BlackBerry 10.
Adobe Backs Off Flash Support on Android
The variety of devices and OS configurations makes it difficult for Adobe to optimize Android properly in a plugin general to the operating system, so the company will be withdrawing support for the plugin.
The iPhone 1.0 Anniversary Quiz
The iPhone was released 5 years ago. Read about how the iPhone changed the industry, and test your knowledge about the first of its kind.
Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Hits iOS, IaaS Play
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service offering that competes with Amazon Web Services, while Chrome browser is now used by 310 million people, execs said at Google I/O.
4 Steps To A Successful BYOC Program
Many employees are ready and willing to use their own computers to get work done. Consider these steps to launch a bring-your-own-computer program.
Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review
Google Compute Engine is a stable, reliable, and fast provider of on-demand computing resources. But it offers fewer features than rival Amazon Web Services.
Windows 8 Phones Easily Managed--Because It's Windows
The fact that Windows Phone 8 is Windows, and not a radical variant, means it can be managed like Windows. While other phones must be managed through new and separate management tools such as MobileIron, Windows Phone 8 plugs right into Active Directory. IT can use standard tools and consoles and deploy apps in the usual way.
Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
Teardown: Inside Apple MacBook Pro
Our colleagues at UBM TechInsights did a partial teardown of the new MacBook Pro from Apple. We have the pictures. The disassembled unit appears to be the $2799 configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina screen. TechInsights did a separate teardown of the solid state drive (SSD) in the MacBook Pro, including x-ray images.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Google Launching Android 4.1 and Nexus 7 Tablet
Rumors are that Google Wednesday will announce a Google-branded tablet, made by Asus, for under $200, and a new version of Android, code-named Jelly Bean, to run it. Cool as this might be, history suggests few users will enjoy Jelly Bean any time soon.
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Red Hat Shifts Into Gear With OpenShift
Red Hat's new version of platform-as-a-service, MegaShift, supports the complex version of Java. Many developers are finding an advantage in that compared to VMware's Cloud Foundry.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
New Wireless Sensors Tackle Old Problems Like Pneumonia
Wireless sensor technology developed by the University of Missouri can measure subtle changes in pulse, respiration, and bed restlessness, warning clinicians of the early onset of pneumonia or other life-threatening problems.
Firefox For Android Reborn
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.