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6 Google Play Rule Changes
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Google tightens app store rules for developers to improve Android app security, integrity, and quality.
How To Delete Facebook, Google, Twitter Search Data
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Social networks make millions off your data, but they don't need to know everything. Here's how to clear your search history from three top sites.
Apple, Samsung Patent Slugfest Returns To Courthouse
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Apple wants Samsung to pony up $40 per smartphone for patents. Will the strategy backfire?
Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Is Office for iPad a good fit for you? We go hands-on and answer seven key questions to help you decide.
Instagram Trumps Twitter In Mobile Users
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
Instagram surpassed Twitter in monthly active mobile users in the US, says new report.
Android KitKat Most Stable Mobile OS
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
Android KitKat beats iOS 7.1 when it comes to stability for mobile users, app study finds. That's big news for developers, too.
Office for iPad: Microsoft Shifts Strategy
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
After years of anticipation, Microsoft Office for iPad arrives -- and it's just the beginning of a new push toward apps across all mobile devices, says new CEO Satya Nadella.
Twitter Photo Tagging: 4 Facts
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Twitter mobile apps now let you upload multiple photos and tag up to 10 people. Here's how to use the new features.
Adobe Takes On Marketing Rivals
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Adobe's Marketing Cloud is a powerhouse, but what's next? New predictive capabilities and a SAP partnership hint at the future.
DARPA Next-Gen Aircraft: Sneak Peek
Slideshows  |  3/27/2014  | 
Four companies vie to develop a new breed of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but fly twice as fast.
Apple Transparent Texting: Faceplant Prevention?
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
New Apple patent won't stop people from texting while walking, but it could help prevent some distraction-related injuries.
Facebook Oculus Deal: 5 Older Siblings
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Facebook's Oculus purchase is the company's third billion-dollar deal in two years. How does it stack up to Facebook's other pricey purchases?
HTC One: Pros & Cons
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
There's a lot to like about HTC's new wünderphone, but it's not perfect.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 5 Big Questions
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Will the much-anticipated productivity suite, expected to be revealed Thursday, be a hit with customers? Watch these five factors.
Google Drops Cloud Pricing
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
The price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists.
5 Facebook Spring Cleaning Tips
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Here's how to cut down on clutter in your news feed, adjust your notifications, and update your privacy settings.
HTC One: Sleek Design, Novel Camera
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
HTC's updated One smartphone delivers a stunning design with an all-metal skin, 5-inch display, and powerful camera. Where does that leave Samsung and Apple?
Windows XP Game Over: 9 Upgrade Options
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
Some of you don't want to say goodbye to Windows XP any more than you wanted to retire the Atari. But support ends on April 8: We break down your best upgrade options.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
Disconnect Search: Google In Private
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
App delivers search engine privacy, with "pay what you want" pricing.
SAS Brings Visual Modeling To Data Scientists
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
SAS seeks next-generation data modelers with SAS Visual Statistics and a social-savvy SAS Customer Intelligence application.
Cloak App Helps You Avoid Social Contacts
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Meet Cloak, the antisocial media app that uses your friends' Instagram and Foursquare location feeds so you can avoid running into them.
LG Smart Lamp: Lighting, Meet Smartphones
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Control lighting with your smartphone for security and energy-saving purposes.
What A Microsoft Xamarin Buy Would Mean
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
If Microsoft buys Xamarin, it will be a big shift in mobile strategy -- and good news for mobile app developers who want to work across Microsoft, iOS, and Android mobile platforms.
Google Makes HTTPS For Gmail Mandatory
News  |  3/22/2014  | 
Google no longer allows Gmail users to turn off HTTPS encryption. The move protects data going between Google's servers and users.
Buy Your CIO A Gift: 5 Inexpensive Ideas
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Consider these ideas for CIOs who think they have everything. These gifts may just keep on giving.
Samsung Galaxy S5: US Carriers Reveal Plans
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Samsung's latest smartphone now available for preorders will ship in early April.
How Enterprises Can Plan For Wearables
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
CIOs need to stay ahead of the wave by staking a claim in the wearables ecosystem through apps and always be asking: What do employees and customers need from wearables?
Twitter's Enduring Struggle: ROI
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
On the eve of Twitter's eighth birthday, businesses remain uncertain about the social network's true value, report finds.
Samsung $299 Gear 2 Smartwatch: Too Pricey?
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
A costly Samsung device raises the question: How much is too much for a smartwatch?
Big Data Reaches Inflection Point
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Enterprises see the light on big data opportunities. It's only a matter of time before mainstream data-management environments evolve.
Huawei Kills Dual-OS Windows-Android Smartphone
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
Huawei cancels its Android-Windows Phone plans, just days after Asus put a dual-OS device on hold.
5 March Madness Apps: Yeah Baby!
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
Are you ready for the NCAA tournament? Here are five ways you can stay on top of the action, even when you're in the office.
Google Gets Break In Gmail Privacy Lawsuits
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
People who claim Gmail violates anti-wiretapping laws must pursue their claims individually rather than as a group.
Will Samsung Smartwatch Make Voice Calls?
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Samsung is in talks to release a cellular-equipped Gear 2 smartwatch. Could the device alter the landscape for wearable devices?
How IT Pros Can Become Great Developers
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
It takes business skills, as well as coding skills, to be a successful developer. The good news: Many IT pros already have the soft skills for the job.
WhatsApp Founder Slams Facebook Privacy Concerns
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
WhatsApp CEO says rumors that Facebook will change the messaging service's privacy policy are "inaccurate and careless."
Mobile Strategy: How & Why To Go Faster
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
Your colleagues want an information Autobahn, so buckle up and embrace the pace.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
Apple Resurrects iPad 4, Drops iPhone 5c Price
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Apple finally canned the iPad 2 in favor of a cheaper iPad 4.
Big Data Drives The Smart Car
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The data-driven car is coming -- whether you like it or not.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
GDC: Google Play Games To Support iOS
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Google's cloud gaming service for developers gets new features and analytics capabilities.
Microsoft Surface 2 With LTE: Winner For Mobile Pros?
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is now equipped for LTE connections -- but still must compete with iPad Air.
Google Tightens In-App Purchase Process
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
New password requirement can reduce the risk of running up big bills from unauthorized purchases.
Code You Can Quote
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
GitHub, FigShare, and Mozilla join forces to make programming code fit for academic citation.
Office 365 Personal: 5 Questions Answered
News  |  3/15/2014  | 
Is Microsoft's Office 365 Personal right for you? Here's what you need to know.
Google, Microsoft Pressure Asus To Cancel Dual-Boot Tablet
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Intel may be the biggest loser if Asus cancels dual Windows-Android devices due to operating systems makers' objections.
Huawei Confirms Dual-OS Android-Windows Smartphone
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Smartphone will let users swap between Android and Windows Phone operating systems.
Why China Loves WeChat
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
A year ago, Weibo was China's hottest social network. Now WeChat is the only place to be. Why the dramatic shift?
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