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Samsung Galaxy S6 Gets Bent
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
It's a Bendgate redux. Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphones bend and break under less pressure than Apple's iPhone 6, according to one report.
Caltech Brings Smartphone 3D Scanners Closer To Reality
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
In new research that could have wide-ranging effects on how smartphones work, researchers at Caltech have created a chip that can bring 3D printing to handsets.
Smart Barbie Puts Child's Play In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
You won't see children's dolls talked about much on InformationWeek. But we couldn't let Smart Barbie pass us by without a word.
Apple Watch Videos Detail Everyday Functionality
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
In what is just the start of a marketing blitz, Apple is rolling out highly-specialized videos -- "guided tours" -- to get the world ready for its Apple Watch, which debuts April 24.
Surface 3, Project Spartan Demo: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/4/2015  | 
A new Windows 10 desktop build that offered a glimpse at Project Spartan, and Surface 3 release were among the headlines coming from Redmond this week.
Delphi Guides Driverless Audi Coast-To-Coast
News  |  4/3/2015  | 
In the first test of its kind, engineers from Delphi equipped an Audi vehicle nicknamed "Roadrunner" with enough technology to get the SUV from California to New York without a driver.
Microsoft Office Lens Comes to iOS, Android
News  |  4/3/2015  | 
Microsoft's smartphone-compatible pocket scanner, Office Lens, is available in full and preview versions on iOS and Android.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
The ZigBee Cluster Library will run over Thread. Here's what it means for the Internet of Things.
iOS Security Reports Say No iPhone Is Safe
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Recent research demonstrates that CIOs and other IT leaders need to pay more attention to iOS security.
Surface 3 Vs. iPad Air 2: Competition Is Fierce
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Can Microsoft's new Surface 3 prove a threat to Apple's sleek iPad Air 2? It depends on what you need.
Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Specialist Toopher
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Salesforce is looking to add to its identity and access management offering by acquiring start-up Toopher. Financial details were not disclosed.
HTC One M8s Runs Android Lollipop, Offers Full-HD Display
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
In Europe, HTC unveiled the One M8s smartphone, which runs the Lollipop version of Android and offers several other features, such as a full-HD display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 chip.
Google Ad Injectors Affect 1 In 20 Visitors
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
If you're seeing extra or unusual ads, you may have an unwanted ad injector.
Are Smartphones Necessary? For Some, Yes
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
More than half of Americans claim smartphones are not always needed, but a growing population relies on them for Internet access, according to new research from the Pew Research Center.
Google Drive For Work Gets Limits
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
IT administrators have been telling Google that they want to be able to limit how Google Drive files can be used. Now, Google is obliging.
Oracle ID Graph Helps Marketers Target Customers Anywhere
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Oracle adapts BlueKai ID technology so Oracle Marketing Cloud users can reach customers in mobile, social, and advertising interactions.
Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
Google Chrome OS On A Stick
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
The latest Chrome devices are more affordable than ever, and more varied in their form factors.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015  | 
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and in what ways each might enhance the company's future.
Apple Rumor Mill: Disposable Smartphones
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Well-placed sources leaked news on April 1 revealing Apple's plans for new line of disposable smartphones and accompanying recycling program.
Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
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?
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