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Chromebooks Ready For Enterprises, Forrester Says
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
Facebook Video Ads: What To Expect
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook can reap many millions of dollars by putting video commercials into your news feed. But the social network site needs to tread carefully.
Samsung Galaxy Phones Edge iPhones In Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Two Samsung smartphones beat Apple's in latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
HTC Warns Of Q3 Loss
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Inventory costs, market slowdown seen as factors in company's ongoing struggles.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
BlackBerry Launches Q5 Smartphone In Canada
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry's low-cost QWERTY smartphone reaches its home market of Canada on August 13.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Apple Dominates Consumer Brands Poll
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Apple wins brand of the year from U.S. consumers in Harris Interactive poll's smartphone, tablet and PC categories.
Samsung Leads Smartphone Market
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Samsung reported record profits during its most recent quarter, thanks in part to strong sales of the Galaxy S4.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Google Nexus 7, Chromecast: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
Can Michael Dell's New Offer Sway Investors?
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Dell CEO delayed a shareholder vote on his buyout plan for the second time. He's betting his new and allegedly final offer will secure victory.
Google Nexus 7 Heats Up Mini-Tablet Battle
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Will Microsoft's ambitions again by thwarted by Google's aggressive move in the mini-tablet market? Here are 8 factors to consider.
Rosetta Stone Moves Deeper Into Education Tech
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Rosetta Stone acquires Lexia Learning, which markets online reading instruction and adaptive learning software to schools.
5 Wishes For Samsung Nexus 10
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google's Android chief says Samsung will make the next Nexus 10 tablet. Here's what it needs.
Android 4.3's Best Features
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
The latest version of Android may be an incremental update, but it brings some much-needed improvements to Google's mobile platform.
Apple, Samsung Lead Q2 Smartphone Sales
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Second-quarter sales results show Apple and Samsung leading a healthy smartphone market, while Blackberry struggles.
Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record For Quarter
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
CIO Profile: William H. Miller, Jr., Of Broadcom
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bill Miller loves being the one to "tool people up" to make sure the big semiconductor supplier's chips are used in as many devices as possible.
Verizon Intros Trio Of Motorola Droids
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Verizon refreshes aging RAZR lineup with new Android smartphones from Google's Motorola division.
FBI To Overhaul Printer Network
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
Nokia Brings Big Screen To Lumia Line
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Lumia 625 has a 4.7-inch display, the largest of any Windows Phone.
NASCAR Team Drives Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Windows 8 tablet sales remain slow, but NASCAR team JTG Daugherty uses the devices to speed collaboration and put more competitive cars on the track.
Common Core Meets Aging Education Technology
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Many K-12 schools struggle to implement new educational standards with old technology, outdated skills.
Don't Give Up On The PC
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
The factors hurting the PC market now may not be Intel's fault, but they are Intel's problem. Fix them and we'll talk.
Moto X: Motorola's Not-So-Bold Rebirth
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
As Motorola prepares to reveal the Moto X, its first smartphone developed under Google's ownership, here's what we expect.
Michael Dell Faces Biggest Week Of His Career
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
This week could alter the course of Michael Dell's legacy, as investors consider his $24.4 billion offer to take the company private.
Apple Tinkers With Larger iPhones, iPads
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Apple has asked suppliers for larger prototypes of its smartphone and tablet, reports The Wall Street Journal.
What Apple Maps Gains from Locationary
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
With Locationary's crowdsourced business listings, Apple hopes to make local data on its maps more accurate and timely.
Smartphone Plans: 5 Ways To Avoid Trouble
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
AT&T and Verizon rolled out ugly smartphone plans this week. Before you choose any new plan, consider this advice.
Intel's Next Hope: $300 Windows 8 Devices
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Intel announces Q2 growth, bets big for holiday season on $300 Windows 8 clamshell laptops and convertible tablets running forthcoming Bay Trail Atom chips.
HTC Unveils Miniature One Smartphone
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
HTC is betting that consumers will like a smaller version of its flagship HTC One smartphone.
Google Second-Gen Nexus 7 Debut Tipped
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Google may reveal details of a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet and its Android mobile operating system next week.
IBM's Future Growth: Details Shrouded
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
IBM second-quarter earnings rise but revenues slide, raising questions about where IBM will find next waves of growth. Some cloud, big data and Watson numbers stay hidden.
Dimension Data Challenges Amazon With Performance Data
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Dimension Data-sponsored research puts telco unit on top of most cloud vendor performance benchmarks. What are advantages in using a telco-owned supplier of cloud computing?
Yahoo's Year In Mobile: Progress Report
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer has spent the last year revitalizing the Web giant, and nowhere have her efforts been more visible than with its smartphone apps.
Google Glass Gets Patch To Avoid Hacks
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Google has patched a vulnerability that attackers could exploit via QR codes to take full control of the wearable Google Glass devices.
Aetna CarePass Combines Mobile Health App Data
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
CarePass integrates data from personal health records, multiple mobile fitness and wellness apps to help people achieve health goals.
Next iPhone May Have Bigger Screen
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Apple may push back the release of the next-gen iPhone due to a sudden change in its design.
Microsoft's Cheaper Surface Tablet: 8 Key Facts
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Will discounted Microsoft's Surface RTs shake up the BYOD market? Before you pull out your credit card, consider how the tablet stacks up against the competition.
AT&T Challenges T-Mobile Uncarrier Strategy
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
AT&T unveils new plan that lets customers upgrade phones more frequently. T-Mobile's disruption strategy seems to be working.
BlackBerry A10 Details Leak; Z10 Price Drops
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry A10 pictures and specs are all over the Internet. Is this BlackBerry's way to deflect attention from its financials?
Apple Investigating iPhone Death In China
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Woman in China reportedly was electrocuted when she answered her iPhone while it was charging.
Apple iWatch Engineers Wanted
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Apple's smartwatch may not arrive until late 2014, as the company scrambles to recruit staff to help solve its "hard engineering problems."
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