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Google: IoT Can Help The Disabled
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, the head of Google's accessibility engineering team explained how the Internet of Things can help those with disabilities.
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Preorders Hit 20 Million, Reports Claim
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
In South Korea, reports claim that Samsung has already taken 20 million preorders for its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.
Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  3/8/2015  | 
Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to consider for your next coding project.
Windows Phone 10 Updates, Office 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/7/2015  | 
Microsoft previewed Office 2016 for Mac, unveiled new Lumia smartphones, and let some more Windows 10 details slip this week.
Apple Watch: What To Expect On March 9
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
Apple is holding a special event on March 9 to highlight the Apple Watch. The big question on everyone's mind: Is it as "life-changing" as CEO Tim Cook claims?
Softcard Is Dead, Long Live Google Wallet
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
The mobile carriers behind Softcard plan to shut down their service at the end of March, paving the way for broader adoption of Google Wallet.
3 Technologies To Power Up The Industrial Workforce
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
The combination of the physical web, artificial intelligence, and smart glasses will drive productivity.
Virtual Reality: Still Goofy After All These Years
Slideshows  |  3/6/2015  | 
The 2015 Game Developers Conference reminded us how hard it is to look cool while playing with VR. Yet, business interest in VR has surged recently as companies try to figure out how to reach beyond hardcore gamers.
2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
Apple Watch: 5 Facts, 5 Questions
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
As Apple's March 9 event approaches, we break down what we know, and what we want to know, about Apple Watch.
iPad Pro Update: Larger Model Delayed
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets pushed back as Apple determines which features are best for enterprise users.
VR, Smartwatches, Wearables: 8 Cool Gadgets From MWC
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015  | 
At the 2015 Mobile World Congress, InformationWeek looks at eight cool devices from the showroom floor, including VR headsets, smartwatches, and fitness trackers.
Galaxy S6 Vs. iPhone 6 Smackdown
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are just what the company needs to battle Apple's iPhone 6. Here are six reasons why these models will win over consumers.
Samsung, BlackBerry, Microsoft: 10 Killer Business Devices At MWC
Slideshows  |  3/4/2015  | 
MWC was a whirlwind of announcements from phone makers, chip vendors, network operators, and app developers, including Samsung, LG, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and more. Here are the 10 devices for business from the show.
FCC Chief At MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the FCC's order that upholds net neutrality.
IBM Expands Catalog Of iOS Business Apps
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Last year's partnership with Apple is beginning to bear fruit.
5G Roadmap, Bumps And All, Detailed At MWC
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Government institutions and companies are all working to make 5G technologies a reality. However, at MWC, no one really has a good definition of what 5G is.
Intel Tablet SoCs Pack LTE
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Intel announced a new family of SoCs and modems for mobile devices under its Atom brand.
BlackBerry Leap Is Coming, But Focus Is Software
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced four smartphones, including the Leap, but the company's focus is really on its enterprise software portfolio.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Mobile Medical Apps: To Be Or Not Be Regulated
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
The FDA has answered several critical questions on what health-related apps face scrutiny.
Windows At 30: Microsoft's OS Keeps Evolving
Slideshows  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft Windows is finishing up its third decade of change. Here's a look at how the operating system has evolved along with new technologies and consumer preferences.
Office For Windows 10: New Details Released At MWC
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft shares more details on the mobile Office for Windows 10 at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Samsung Pay On Galaxy S6 Debuts At MWC
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company also rolled out Samsung Pay as an alternative mobile payment system to Apple Pay and the iPhone 6.
HTC's One M9 Debuts At MWC, But Fails To Excite
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
HTC showed off the One M9 smartphone at MWC, but there was little buzz around the company's latest device. HTC is also branching out into wearables and virtual reality.
Google HQ Plans: Transparency, Inclusion, And Owls
News  |  3/1/2015  | 
Having mostly taken over Mountain View, CA, Google wants to renovate.
Google Play Sponsored Ads: Wrong Solution To Right Problem
Commentary  |  3/1/2015  | 
Adding sponsored search results to Google Play may be more of an effort to save Google's developer community than about money.
Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic.
Apple's March 9 Event: Is It Time For The Apple Watch?
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Apple fans and non-fans alike are waiting to "watch" what happens. Let the speculation begin.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Microsoft Garage Brings Productivity Apps
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Experimental apps from Microsoft's Garage incubator are designed to enhance productivity.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Sets Kickstarter Ablaze
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks
Slideshows  |  2/22/2015  | 
Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
Apple Watch Orders Top 5M, Healthcare Features Killed
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
8 iOS, Android Apps That Are Strangely Useful
Slideshows  |  2/16/2015  | 
Your iPhone or Android smartphone can predict the weather, but can it tell you the closest flu outbreak or get a wake-up call from around the globe?
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
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