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Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Apple joins host of other retailers that offer current iPhone owners sweet deals, just in time to capitalize on its new iPhone models due out in September.
Microsoft Greenlights Gag Order Lawsuit
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Citing free speech, Microsoft and Google proceed with lawsuits against government to allow the companies to publicly divulge more information about FISA requests for user data.
U.S., Canada Spectrum Agreements Expand Wireless Capacity
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
New international accords open new spectrum bands along Canadian border for business and government communications applications.
Social Media May Influence Your Credit Worthiness
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Some lenders look at how you interact with friends and customers on Facebook and Twitter to decide whether you're a good loan candidate.
PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Nokia Connects Cars To Cloud With Here Auto
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Nokia banks on the future of constantly updated, Internet-connected maps with its cloud-based Here Auto in-dash navigation system.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Specs Emerge
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Samsung smartwatch will have oversize 2.5-inch screen but only 10 hours of battery life.
Nebula's Kemp Challenges VMware's Cloud Vision
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Chris Kemp, former NASA CIO and OpenStack founder, says Nebula's server scale-out approach is superior to VMware's server-consolidation play to run next-gen applications.
Facebook Says User Data Is Price Of Admission
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Social network clarifies it has the right to sell ads associated with user names and profile pictures without compensating the user.
Tablet Sales Face Growing Threat From Smartwatches, Phablets
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Tablets have eaten into the PC market, but will soon face their own competition from smartwatches and phablets, IDC predicts.
Twitter Intros Facebook-Style Conversation Feature
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Twitter plays catch-up to Facebook with the launch of a better threaded commenting system, new mobile features.
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
Android VP Barra Exits For Chinese Smartphone Maker
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Hugo Barra leaves Google's Android team to join Xiaomi, a three-year old company valued at about $10 billion that expects to sell 20 million devices this year.
BlackBerry Q10 Fails To Entice Buyers
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Q10, with its QWERTY keyboard, was expected to rekindle BlackBerry sales. Instead, consumers ignored it.
Google Glass Gets Road Test
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Traffic data provider Inrix believes Google Glass has a future on the highway.
Cloud Security: Why Auditors Are Part Of The Problem
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
DARPA Creates Cloud Using Smartphones
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency tests software that turns mobile devices into cloud-like communication networks on the battlefield.
Nokia, Microsoft Plan New Windows RT Tablets
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
Google Slashes Price On Nexus 4 Smartphone
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Google shaves smartphone price by $100, also expands availability of Nexus 7 tablet to U.K.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
IT innovators turn great ideas into action. Use these winning InformationWeek 500 projects to spark your creativity and advance your plans.
Top 10 Government IT Innovators Of 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
From low-cost open-source tech tools to better citizen services, government IT staffs show how creative -- and cost conscious -- they can be.
Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Microsoft puts Windows 8.1 in PC and tablet makers' hands. But according to Forrester analyst, there might not be many customers waiting.
Facebook Expands Shared Photo Albums
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Facebook's newest feature lets selected friends add images to a shared photo album. Here's how it works -- and how to keep it private.
Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Yes, our organization is heavily invested in Microsoft products, but here's why the CEO's exit won't keep me up at night.
LG Claims New Tablet Is 'Just Right'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
LG teases G Pad 8.3, which splits the difference between 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.
Dell Updates Business Ultrabooks, Laptops
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
With its durable but svelte Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Dell hopes to energize its enterprise PC sales while promoting its new software and services capabilities.
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Samsung will debut wearable computer Sept. 4, says exec, but it may not yet be ready for consumers.
VMware: Software-Defined Networking Without 'Rip And Replace'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
NSX software will overlay existing hardware to produce virtual networks, says VMware networking CTO Martin Casado.
Rackspace Challenges VMware With 'Host Anywhere' Strategy
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Not every VMware customer wants a VMware public cloud, says Rackspace CMO and former VMware exec Rick Jackson. That's where Rackspace comes in.
Google Explains Chromecast Changes
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Despite claim that it will shut out small developers, Google insists it wants Chromecast video-streaming apps for local content.
Ballmer's Legacy Still Incomplete
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Clearly, Ballmer had to go. But will Microsoft's "device and services" plan seem any more viable once a new CEO takes over?
Will Flash Memory Rule VMworld?
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Flash is everywhere at VMworld. Here's why.
Samsung Courts Developers With Conference
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Samsung's inaugural Global Developers Conference is open for registration.
What I Didn't Say About Agile
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Former VA CIO Roger Baker responds to readers who haven't seen the upside of Agile development.
Army, Marines Can Improve Training Simulation
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
Ballmer Is Off The Matrix
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
iPhone Needs More Than Gold To Regain Mojo
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
A gold-colored iPhone will reportedly arrive next month -- but to recapture market momentum, Apple must deliver more than a new hue.
Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes: Study
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital find that telemedicine consults improved pediatric patient outcomes in rural areas.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Microsoft's Big Risk As Ballmer Departs: Windows Phone
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Progress sometimes freezes when troops must wait for a new CEO. Microsoft's Windows Phone team can't let this happen for two big reasons: Apple and Google.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Kelley School Of Business Chunks Courses For Corporate Use
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business delivers short modules on specific sales and management skills to fill corporate training needs.
Apple Acquires Embark For Transit Maps
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Apple reinforces its map-oriented capabilities by buying the maker of a popular transit app.
Facebook Gives Advertisers Images From Shutterstock
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
To enhance Facebook ads, marketers can now use Shutterstock imagery at no charge.
Army Makes Cloud Email Migration
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
After years of fits and starts, the Army's migration to an enterprise-wide email system is nearly done.
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