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Facebook App Privacy Revamp: Check Your Settings
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Facebook's redesigned App Settings page makes it easier to control apps and the information they can access. Here's what you need to know.
iPhone 6 NFC Radio: Limited Functionality
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Don't expect to use the iPhone 6's new NFC powers for anything other than Apple Pay.
Windows Threshold Coming Soon: 9 Predictions
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Apple Lets Users Reject U2
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple iTunes users who don't want U2's free album, "Songs of Innocence," can now be rid of it.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
Apple Sells 4M iPhones In 24 Hours
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Apple said preorders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shattered previous records.
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
3 Facebook News Feed Changes, Explained
News  |  9/13/2014  | 
This week Facebook launched a privacy tool, more ad options, and two updates to video. Here's a closer look at what's new.
iPhone Demand Takes Down Apple Web Store
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Early buyers in the US met frustration as Apple's website strained under the heavy load and iPhone 6 Plus sold out.
Chromebooks Now Can Run Android Apps
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Only four Android apps now run on Chrome OS, but Google insists there will be more.
Tableau Demos Standalone Mobile App
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Project Elastic for tablets lets users interact with downloaded data via swiping and two-finger zooming.
Beware Of BYOD Benefit Pixie Dust
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Stop measuring BYOD benefits with empty elixirs like employee productivity and happiness.
10 Tech Terms Millennials Don't Know
Slideshows  |  9/12/2014  | 
Some revered tech terms prompt nothing but puzzled looks from today's young professionals. Hint: Clones belong in Star Wars.
Real Or Fake Tech Headlines? Weekly Quiz
Slideshows  |  9/12/2014  | 
There's no shortage of tech news that seems too strange to be true. Can you tell the real headlines from the ringers this week?
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
Apple iPhone 6 Goes On Sale: Pricing Details
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Carriers and retailers have laid out their plans to sell you Apple's new iPhones.
Apple's Next Chapter: 10 Key Issues
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014  | 
Apple is ready to enter the wearables market, but current technology only gets the company halfway there.
Software Development: Don't Ignore What Makes It Hard
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Team size and location, regulatory constraints, and many other factors make software development a difficult job, beyond the complexity of the software itself. No single formula or methodology can address all needs.
5 Apple Wearables We Wanted But Didn't Get
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The Apple Watch marks Apple's bold foray into the wearables market, but we were hoping for one more thing. Well, maybe five.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Facebook Updates Put Spotlight On Video
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Facebook rolls out a view counter and new tools for businesses to capitalize on video's growing presence on the social network.
Apple's New iPhones Vs. Rivals
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
How do the new iPhones stack up against some of today's leading devices? We examine displays, processors, cameras, and more.
Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Apple Watch's design may appear smart, but it must be even smarter to make it in the hot and increasingly crowded wearables market.
IDF: Edison Leads Intel Into Wearables
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Postage-stamp sized chip aims to power the consumer Internet of Things.
Apple Watch Misnomer: Wireless Charging
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
I thought Apple would surely announce phones or a wearable capable of magnetic resonance charging -- and I was sorely disappointed.
Intel Touts Tablets, Moore's Law At IDF
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Intel execs at IDF promoted ultra-thin tablets, showed off depth-sensing cameras -- and repeated the mantra that PCs aren't dead yet.
U2 Album Giveaway: What's Apple's Angle?
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
As part of iPhone and Apple Watch launch hoopla, 500 million iTunes subscribers get U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free. But what do Apple and U2 hope to gain?
Apple iCloud Hack's Other Victim: Cloud Trust
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Our flash poll finds users feel more vulnerable about cloud security in general. No wonder: Apple's opening statement of indignation now sounds a little hollow.
3 Reasons Government Must Invest In Mobile Software
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Government needs apps that meet regulatory requirements, as well as the needs of its workers.
Apple Watch: Useless Beauty, Brilliant Engineering
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Apple's entry into the wearable market both disappoints and delights. But the Apple watch will breathe life into the entire wearable industry.
Apple Pay: Mobile Payments' Long-Awaited Star?
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple Pay sounds easy to use, but will it be the mobile wallet system that finally cracks the market?
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
Apple Unveils Watch, iPhone 6
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple dives into wearables, debuts two new iPhones -- and promises to revolutionize mobile payments with Apple Pay.
Twitter Buy Button Allows In-App Shopping
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Tweets from select brands will feature embedded Buy buttons that let users make purchases without leaving Twitter's iOS or Android apps.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
Blinders For Google Glass
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
IoT, Mobile Give Government IT New Challenges
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
New mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things might change the way government identifies workers and allows data access, say experts.
Apple To Dominate Wearables Through 2016: Forrester
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Forrester Research sees Apple's rumored iWatch as a boon for marketers.
HTC One (M8) With Windows Phone 8.1: Hands On
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Windows Phone fans finally have flagship variety with HTC's One (M8). But it probably won't tempt Android or iOS users to Windows Phone 8.1.
iWatch: Expected Star Of Apple's Show
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
New iPhones are expected from Apple Tuesday, but Apple's first smartwatch could steal the applause.
Navigating New Internet Domains
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
New Internet domain extensions keep increasing. Registering for one is pricey, but most businesses can't afford not to.
iPhone 6: Don't Judge It By Its Cover
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Taller than a Galaxy S5. Tougher than Gorilla Glass. Softer contours than the iPhone 5. But it's what's inside that really counts.
Intel Pursues PC Revival With Core M Chips
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Intel finally takes the covers off its next-gen "Broadwell" chips. Will they spur the long-awaited PC market bounce-back?
Cartoon: If You Can't Take The Tweet...
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Get out of the kitchen.
Apple Arms For Wearable War
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Apple is expected to announce two new iPhones and a wearable device this week. Can it crack the wearables formula?
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