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iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015  | 
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
iOS 9 Rumors Point To 'Home' App For HomeKit
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
Apple could be showing "Home," an app that integrates with home automation framework HomeKit and iOS 9, at WWDC next month.
Windows 10 Mobile: 5 Questions We Want Answered
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015  | 
Microsoft has given Windows 10 for desktop its share of attention. What can we expect from Windows 10 Mobile?
Microsoft's Reported Email App Targets iOS
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A Microsoft slip leaked information on new chat app Flow, which works alongside Outlook to deliver faster messaging on Apple devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
iOS vs. Android: What’s Best For Enterprise Security?
Slideshows  |  5/19/2015  | 
Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security.
Microsoft's Solitaire: 25 Years of Wasting Time
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
Redmond celebrates Microsoft Solitaire's 25th birthday with an employee tournament the same week it welcomes a creative director for HoloLens.
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Strategy Promises Less Pain
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
Microsoft is borrowing a tactic from Apple's playbook and will be responsible for delivering system updates to Windows 10 mobile smartphones.
Apple Snaps Up GPS Specialist Coherent Navigation
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
Apple's Maps service has been gaining traction in the years following its bumpy rollout, and the acquisition of Coherent Navigation could make the app even more precise with GPS technology.
9 iOS, Android Apps to Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  5/18/2015  | 
Smartphones might be distracting, but they can also help get things done. Check out our picks for mobile productivity apps.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Windows 10 Patch Strategy: IT Dream Or Nightmare?
Slideshows  |  5/17/2015  | 
Here's what systems administrators and others in IT will love (and hate) about Microsoft's Windows 10 patch and upgrade strategy.
Google Adding Button To Mobile Search For Instant Purchases
News  |  5/17/2015  | 
The development would put Google in direct competition with online retailer Amazon, which pays Google more than any other company for search ads.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Getting Production Boost
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Samsung is working hard to improve the number of Galaxy S6 Edge handsets coming out of its factories. It's also teasing an "Iron Man" edition.
LG Lancet Sports Windows Phone 8.1, Low Price
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Verizon Wireless is planning to offer the LG Lancet, a budget smartphone that runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 plus the software company's Cortana digital assistant.
Windows 10 Mobile Update: Office Apps, Windows Store
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Build 10080 of Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones gives a first look at Universal Office apps, Windows Store Beta, and more.
Microsoft Hyperlapse Speeds Up Your Boring Videos
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
The Hyperlapse apps from Microsoft transform clunky videos into seamless time-lapse ones across Windows, Windows Phone, and Android devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Samsung's Project Orbis: A Risky Apple Watch Challenger
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
Samsung revealed details about a forthcoming smartwatch, dubbed Project Orbis, but don't expect it to use Google's Android Wear. Can it legitimacy challenge the Apple Watch?
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
8 Microsoft Office Alternatives
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Microsoft's Office productivity suite may be the go-to choice for personal and enterprise use, but there are cheaper options available.
iPhone 6s Will Sport Force Touch, Rose Gold Option
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Apple's advanced touchscreen tech, called Touch Force, may be the central new feature of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B To Bolster Video
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Verizon moves into the mobile advertising space with the $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which also gives the company a stronger foothold in OTT video.
Mobile App Mentality: 4 Ways IT Must Change
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
From architecture to employee trust, IT must adjust its thinking.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
8 Reasons The PC Is Not Dead
Slideshows  |  5/11/2015  | 
Now that phablets have essentially cannibalized the tablet market, the personal computer has a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Here's why.
iPhone Still Owns The Enterprise BYOD Market
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Despite a small drop in activations, Apple's iPhone owns the enterprise device space by a healthy margin. Despite small gains, Android is still far behind.
IBM Bluemix Welcomes Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
IBM's Bluemix is adding the .Net languages, allowing Bluemix Cloud Foundry users to mix Microsoft, open source, and IBM technologies.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015  | 
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Uber Reportedly Bids $3B For Nokia's HERE Maps
News  |  5/10/2015  | 
The bidding war for HERE heats up as the vehicle-for-hire startup Uber reported makes a $3 billion bid for Nokia's struggling maps division.
Nintendo Games Finally Coming To Your Smartphone
Commentary  |  5/10/2015  | 
After years of focusing on traditional game consoles, Nintendo wants to bring its games to smartphones to help you better waste time at work.
Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates Galore: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/9/2015  | 
Microsoft's Ignite keynote kicked off a week of news related to Windows 10, security, Office 2016, Microsoft Edge, and more.
5 Apple Watch Apps For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  5/9/2015  | 
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, these Apple Watch apps can prove handy from flight takeoff to hotel checkout.
6 Job Search Apps That Restore Your Dignity
Slideshows  |  5/9/2015  | 
While some apps seek to make the job search as quick and carefree as possible, these attempt to restore dignity to a process that feels increasingly commodity-driven.
Apple Pay: Quiet Success Or Murky Failure?
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Crunching the numbers suggests adoption of Apple Pay is anything but booming and points to real problems facing the mobile payment industry.
Mac OS X Bugs Tick Off Developers
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
A prominent Apple developer suggests the company's OS X software is so buggy it should be named after Microsoft's hometown. Apple acts as if it doesn't need to respond to the media, to developers, or to customers. For a company that wants a more substantial enterprise presence, that's a self-defeating strategy.
Galaxy S6 Battery: Achilles Heel Or No Big Deal?
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
Many Samsung fans are furious the company sealed the battery deep inside the Galaxy S6. It doesn't help that the phone's battery life leaves something to be desired.
iPhone 6 Plus Driving Record Phablet Adoption
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
Apple's big-screened iPhone 6 Plus accelerated consumer interest in phablets, which now account for one in five new smartphone sales.
Google: Mobile Searches Overtaking Desktop
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
More and more people are searching the Web on their smartphones and tablets, and Google is looking to serve up more ads and services to users through their mobile devices.
Google Launches Cloud Bigtable Database Service
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
Cloud Bigtable brings Google infrastructure to cloud computing customers, and might be particularly useful for Internet of Things applications.
8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Linux started getting really serious about security in 2007, and it has made big strides in the past three years. As open source code faces more threats, Linux can't rest on its laurels.
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