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Comcast App Lets Customers Track Service Techs
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Comcast tests a service that alerts customers when technicians are on the way.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Mobile Platforms: The Truth About Third Place
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Apple WatchKit: 6 Facts
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones.
Facebook Groups App Bolsters Microsharing
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Facebook released yet another standalone app, this time focusing on Groups -- a budding subset of 700,000 users.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
Nokia N1 Android Tablet: iPad Mini Lookalike
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Nokia returns to the mobile hardware game with the N1 tablet, which resembles an iPad Mini but runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Apple Pay Sparks Consumer Interest In Mobile Payments
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
McDonald's, Walgreens, and other retailers report more consumers are using mobile payments.
IT's 10 Fastest-Growing Paychecks
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014  | 
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Video: Google Inbox, BitCoin On Wall Street, & More
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at the new Google Inbox, how BitCoin could change financial services, and other top stories.
Privacy: Zuck Is Not The Devil
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Facebook's new privacy rules? No reason to get grumpy. US Department of Justice's new "overly friendly skies"? Worthy of outrage.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
Facebook Privacy Policy Updates: 4 Facts
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
As Facebook tweaks policies yet again, here's what you need to know.
Microsoft .NET's Sudden Ubiquity
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
In a too-good-to-be-true turn of events for enterprises, Microsoft ports .NET development framework to Linux and Mac OS and open-sources the entire .NET stack.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
4 Twitter Changes, Explained
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Twitter responds to criticism about stagnant innovation by announcing a handful of new features coming to video, messaging, and users' timelines.
Android Lollipop On Nexus: Top Features
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Google is updating older Nexus devices to Android 5.0. Here's what you need to know about the new and improved OS.
Salesforce.com Lightning Connect Taps Real-Time Data
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com adds data-integration option for accessing up-to-the-minute data from sources such as SAP apps and Oracle databases.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Nexus 6: Where In The World Is It?
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Carriers begin selling Google's latest Nexus smartphone, but locating one takes work.
Microsoft's Answer To Death By Email: Meet Clutter
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Yes, Clutter. This new tool for Microsoft Office 365 users aims to learn which messages are most important to you, and restore order.
SAP IoT Apps Tap Sensor Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP's new IoT family captures data from sensors, including Samsung smartphones and wearables, to power Internet-of-Things, industry-specific apps.
Facebook Messenger Nets 500 Million Users
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Facebook's rocky rollout of its Messenger app has paid off, with its user base more than doubling since making it mandatory for users who want to chat.
Microsoft Lumia 535: First Non-Nokia Smartphone
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Having officially dropped the Nokia brand from its devices, apps, and services, Microsoft offers up a ho-hum handset for emerging markets.
Dell Enterprise Tablet Plans
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
From depth-sensing cameras to light-but-rugged designs, Dell sees a future for tablets in the enterprise.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
Facebook News Feed: 4 Ways To Cut Clutter
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Facebook now gives you more -- but not absolute -- control over the content in your news feed. Use our tips to ditch the noise.
Apple Resolves iMessage Glitch
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Former iPhone users can deactivate their numbers to fix a bug that sent some texts via iMessage rather than SMS.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Google Inbox: 7 Reasons To Say Yes
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
Google's experimental email client Inbox will change the way you look at email.
Windows 10 Enterprise Features Revealed
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
Apple Dominates North American Tablet Market
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Amazon and Samsung trail Apple significantly in tablet use across the US and Canada.
How DevOps Is Like A Formula 1 Pit Crew
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
DevOps and pit crews both rely on speedy teamwork, but share a fine line between winning and stalling.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
New Malware Targets iOS, OS X
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
WireLurker infects iPhones and iPads via USB cable when attached to Macs.
Jawbone's 2 New Fitness Trackers
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Jawbone takes on Nike and Fitbit with entry-level Up Move and sensor-laden Up3 fitness trackers.
Google Nexus 6: Restocked Each Wednesday
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Nexus 6 smartphone is in short supply, but Google says it will make more available.
8 Innovative Health IT Startups
Slideshows  |  11/5/2014  | 
Investors keep pouring money into health IT startups, and that's good news for patients set to benefit from time- and life-saving inventions.
GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
Google Cloud Cuts Prices Again, Adds Services
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
'Blur' Protects Against Online Tracking
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
New tool blocks companies from tracking you online, lets you mask sensitive information such as email, phone number, and credit card information.
Has Android Peaked?
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Having hit 84% of the smartphone market in Q3, Android likely has nowhere to go but down.
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