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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Auto-Sharing
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Facebook will prioritize content that you deliberately share and limit updates posted on your behalf by third-party applications.
Smartphoning While Walking: App Says Look Up!
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Softbank's new app, Stop Aruki Sumaho, urges pedestrians to avoid collisions and injuries.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
News  |  5/24/2014  | 
Facebook's privacy makeover continues with changes designed to make your account easier to manage. And have you met the privacy dinosaur?
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014  | 
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Facebook Audio Recognition: What To Expect
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook's latest mobile app feature uses your device's microphone to listen in on songs, TV, and movies. Here's what you need to know before you opt in.
Salesforce.com Reveals Next Mobile App
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salesforce1 Mobile App update features drill-down dashboards, access to SAP data, and support for -- gasp! -- disconnected operation.
HP's $99 Android Tablet
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.
Facebook Fights Malware With Free Security Software
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Facebook partners with Trend Micro and F-Secure to provide free antimalware scanning that sends alerts if your device becomes infected.
Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Couchbase Mobile keeps apps running without connectivity, but can the NoSQL vendor win over mobile app developers?
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
NASA Picks Global Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
More than 8,000 participants around the world tackled 40 separate challenges addressing issues humanity faces on Earth and in space.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's Missing
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest tablet boasts some dramatic improvements, but the pricey device still lacks some key features.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014  | 
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
YouTube Courts Twitch
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
Apple Settles With Motorola: Samsung Next?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Apple's move to end litigation suggests that the company may finally be ready to end its war against Android and go back to innovating.
Microsoft Brings SAP Apps To Azure Cloud
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
SAP apps are coming to Azure and BusinessObjects now talks to Microsoft Power BI, but in-memory cloud options for Hana, SQL Server must wait.
Microsoft Surface: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  5/17/2014  | 
Microsoft will release new Surface tablets on Tuesday. Here's how CEO Satya Nadella could cause a stir.
Phablet Sales Surge: What Will Apple Do?
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Apple may have the highest share of high-priced smartphones, but it has zero share of the exploding market for phablets.
Mobile's Next Step: Deep Linking Between Apps
Commentary  |  5/16/2014  | 
Today's smartphone and tablet apps don't link to one another. The app ecosystem is missing a fundamental component for businesses -- but that's about to change.
Xiaomi, Samsung Use Color To Fight iPad
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Xiaomi reveals Android-based iPad Mini clone, while Samsung preps colorful new tablets.
Isis Claims 20,000 New Wallets Per Day
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Mobile payments service Isis says it's rapidly adding users to its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service.
Google I/O 2014: 8 Things To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014  | 
A revamped Google Glass would make a splash. What other wonders -- or washouts -- might Google unveil at its upcoming developer shindig?
Microsoft TechEd: Office 365 Gets Smarter
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Microsoft Office general manager Julia White talks Office for iPad, turning average users into data gurus, and the future of enterprise social.
Gmail: 5 Clever Time Savers
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Managing email can take up too much of your workday. Use these tips and tricks to communicate more efficiently.
Motorola Moto E: Feature Phone Killer
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Moto E undercuts the competition with respectable features and a rock-bottom price.
IBM Unites Marketing, E-Commerce In 'ExperienceOne'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
IBM looks to outgun Oracle and Salesforce.com marketing clouds with tech and consulting combinations that span the customer life cycle.
FCC Tweaks Net Neutrality Proposal
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Facing pressure from critics, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler adjusts his broadband regulation proposal. But look at what's still on the table.
TechEd: Microsoft Builds Cloud, Mobile Momentum
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Microsoft releases a flood of new products to support the company's "cloud-first, mobile-first" strategy at this week's TechEd conference in Houston.
LG Intros G Pad Tablets
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
LG fills out portfolio with 7-, 8-, and 10-inch tablets, offers sneak peek at upcoming Android-based G Watch.
Wearables Plus IoT: Preparing Amid Paranoia
Commentary  |  5/12/2014  | 
Consider these three ways to honor user privacy while also giving customers a new experience via a wearable device.
5 Ways Snapchat Violated Your Privacy, Security
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Snapchat settles FTC allegations that the company lied to consumers about the application's security and privacy. Here's what you should know.
Apple + Beats Doesn't Make Sense
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
Apple reportedly plans to buy Beats Audio, maker of headphones and operator of a music streaming service. What's unclear is how Apple will benefit from the deal.
State Of Unified Communications 2014
Steal Our Slides  |  5/9/2014  | 
Unified communications moves into the fast lane, as more companies roll out the technology to improve employee collaboration.
Tech Bigwigs Tell FCC: Save Net Neutrality
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Google, Amazon, and other tech companies speak out against proposal that would allow network providers to charge extra for data fast lanes.
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