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Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
The InteropNet comes to life at Hot Stage. For the first time, InformationWeek is there to cover the creation of this complex temporary network.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015  | 
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
iPhone 6C With 4-Inch Display? Expert Says No
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
This week, the Apple rumor mill started to churn with talk of three different iPhone 6 series devices, including a 4-inch iPhone 6C. However, a smaller iPhone doesn't seem to jive with the company's plans.
Robot Room Service Delivers The Goods
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
If you welcome your new robot overlords, they may bring you toiletries.
Smartphones Make Some Of Us Lazy Thinkers
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
We've often thought that smartphones made us dumb, but new studies show it is more complicated than that. They make us lazy more than dumb.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Are you on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9? This InformationWeek guide will help you pick the better of the two smartphones.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits in.
Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
If there's one day to go smartphone shopping, it's April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and the HTC One M9 will hit store shelves on the same day.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Cyanogen Developing Android OS Without Google
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Now flush with $80 million in new funding, Cyanogen is looking to create a unique version of Android that doesn't rely on Google. Will smartphone manufacturers try it?
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015  | 
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
Google Glass: Schmidt Says It Will Return
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Glass has a future, though its form remains unclear.
Google Testing On-Body Detection Tool For Android Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
With Google's new On-Body Detection Tool, Android phones will remain unlocked as long as they are in your hand or pocket. However, there are security concerns.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Steve Jobs Bio Gets Praise From Tim Cook, Apple Execs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
The latest bio about the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is drawing praise from Tim Cook and others at Apple, even though the company did not cooperate with the authors.
Smartwatches, Ultra-Thin Notebooks, Odd IoT: Gadgets For Spring
Slideshows  |  3/22/2015  | 
You've heard all about the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy S6. But what else is new in the gadgetverse?
Apple TV, Apple Watch Trade-Ins: Rumor Roundup
News  |  3/22/2015  | 
The Apple rumor mill never stops churning. Here's the latest we've heard on the new Apple TV, secret Apple Watch testing gym, and more.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015  | 
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Android Auto Revs Up As Google Courts Developers
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Google released its Android Auto app for smartphones this week, and Pioneer added the platform to a handful of its head units.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News  |  3/19/2015  | 
TAG Heuer's Android Wear-powered smartwatch is expected toward the end of the year.
T-Mobile Targets AT&T, Verizon With Low-Cost Business Offering
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
T-Mobile hopes to lure enterprise users away from AT&T and Verizon with simple, low-cost business plans.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015  | 
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
Nintendo Mobile Games: 6 To Start With
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015  | 
Nintendo is jumping into the mobile gaming business. Here are six games we'd like to see available for smartphones and tablets right away.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
HTC One M9 Smartphones Insured With 'Uh Oh Protection'
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Break your HTC One M9? HTC will replace it for free under its new "Uh-Oh Protection" plan.
Adobe Document Cloud Takes Aim At Paper
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
The company's forthcoming cloud-backed Acrobat DC, with the help of mobile devices, promises to turn paper documents into editable digital forms.
Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
Nintendo Mobile Gamble Might Kill 3DS, Save The Company
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Nintendo is moving full speed into gaming on smartphones and tablets. It's a great move, but it comes with big risk to its existing hardware products.
Microsoft: Internet Explorer Is, Mostly, Dead
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is killing the Internet Explorer brand in favor of Project Spartan in Windows 10.
Google Play Store Apps Draw New Scrutiny
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Google is now closely monitoring apps in the Play Store. In addition, the company is providing app ratings in order to protect users.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015  | 
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
Microsoft Office Delve Learns From You
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Microsoft’s Office Delve, its new Office 365 productivity and collaboration program, got a few key updates, and you might be able to test them out.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
BlackBerry, Samsung SecuTablet Offers Security For Business, Government Data
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
The SecuTablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that's secured for governments and businesses by BlackBerry's Secusmart service.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Tim Cook Offered Liver To Steve Jobs, Bio Reveals
News  |  3/15/2015  | 
A new biography on Steve Jobs reveals that the former Apple CEO rejected Tim Cook's offer of a life-saving gift, namely his liver.
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