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iPad Pro Expected At Apple's Sept. 9 Event
Commentary  |  9/4/2015  | 
Apple is now expected to show off its long-rumored and highly anticipated iPad Pro at its Sept. 9 event. The company may also update its iMac as well.
IBM, ARM Partner On IoT Development
News  |  9/4/2015  | 
The deal gives IBM access to ARM's IoT sensor technology and provides developers better and faster ways to analyze and process the data once it has been collected.
Apple TV May Offer Universal Search With Improved Remote
Commentary  |  9/3/2015  | 
The latest buzz about the revamped Apple TV is a new universal search feature and improved remote control. Apple is expected to offer details about the revised set-top box Sept. 9.
Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Lineup Offers Wearable Diversity
Commentary  |  9/3/2015  | 
At the IFA show this week Motorola expanded its Moto 360 smartwatch lineup to include a number of new options, including one wearable designed exclusively for women.
Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Stuns With 4K Screen
Commentary  |  9/2/2015  | 
The Sony Xperia Z5 features an incredible Ultra HD display, a 23-megapixel camera, a waterproof chassis, and a two-day battery life. Yet its 4K display is the real stunner.
Google Apps Refines Collaboration Tools
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
Updates to Google Apps offer a way to track recent document changes and content creation assistance driven by machine learning.
Microsoft, Google, Mozilla Abandon RC4 Cryptographic Standard
Commentary  |  9/2/2015  | 
With Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla turning against the RC4 cryptographic suite, the standard will likely die in 2016.
Acer Convertible Chromebook, Smartphones Debut At IFA
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
In addition to its new convertible Chromebook and numerous smartphones, Acer updated its Aspire notebooks and released a tablet targeted at gamers at the 2015 IFA show in Berlin.
iPhone 6s: Will Sales Fall Short Of Expectations?
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
A Bloomberg Intelligence report indicates Apple faces an uphill sales battle as the expected iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may underwhelm.
Google Logo Gets Mobile Makeover
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
Google has swapped out its old logo in favor of a simpler design optimized for a broader range of devices.
Samsung Gear S2 Watch Skips Android For Tizen
Commentary  |  9/1/2015  | 
Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch may have a pleasing design and the ability to make calls, but it is handicapped by the Tizen operating system.
iOS 9 Ad Blocking Could Alter Internet Commerce
Commentary  |  9/1/2015  | 
Whether it's a cynical move or not, Apple's upcoming release of iOS 9 can give users the ability to block ads on a mobile browser. This is a serious concern for online advertisers.
WiFi Hotspots, Routers Latest Front For Advertisers
Commentary  |  9/1/2015  | 
Recently, you may have noticed ad popping up when connecting through a router or public WiFi hotspot. It's the latest gimmick to serve up more advertising.
10 Apple Slip-Ups That Bruised Its Reputation
Slideshows  |  9/1/2015  | 
Apple is known for its consumer-friendly reputation, but this list proves Cameragate is only the latest in a long line of Apple foul-ups.
Google, Sanofi Focus On Diabetes Data
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
Google and Sanofi want to make real-time data more useful for diabetes patients and clinicians.
Apple TV Upgrade Will Be Pricey
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
A report suggests the latest version of Apple TV will cost much more than competing products. Will it be worth the price?
BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
Google Chrome Support For Flash Ads Ends Sept. 1
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
Google's Chrome browser will no longer support Flash-based ads starting Sept. 1. This follows several months of problems with Adobe's Flash platform.
Android Wear For iOS Launches
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
iPhone owners can now interact with Android Wear devices.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015  | 
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015  | 
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Facebook M: 10 Things We Wish It Could Do
Commentary  |  8/30/2015  | 
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
Windows 10 Hits 75 Million Installs, Windows 95 At 20: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/29/2015  | 
After Windows 95 turned 20, we learned about the future of Windows 10, SharePoint Server 2016, and Cortana for Android.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
Amazon Underground Makes In-App Goods Free
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Android developers now have the option to be paid by the minute rather than by fees for in-app items.
10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits
Slideshows  |  8/28/2015  | 
Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.
Former Apple CEO Unveils 2 Low-Cost Obi Smartphones
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5 are two more low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets. The phones run Android and offer sophisticated cameras.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus Can Damage Smartphone
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Inserting the S Pen backwards can wreck the Galaxy Note 5's ability to detect the stylus.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015  | 
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
7 Hot Hackathons Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  8/24/2015  | 
Whether or not you're a developer, hackathons offer a lot to pique your interest. Take a look at seven hackathons that showcase the breadth of topics and creativity you'll find at these events.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015  | 
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
News  |  8/23/2015  | 
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
10 Retro Smartphone Apps We Totally Need
Commentary  |  8/23/2015  | 
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015  | 
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
10 Mobile Games To Ease Your Commute
Slideshows  |  8/21/2015  | 
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 of-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
A new report from PageFair and Adobe finds ad blocking software will cost websites more than $21 billion in lost revenue this year, and that's only expected to increase in 2016.
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