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Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?
News  |  8/30/2014  | 
Apple's latest iPhone could help bring mobile payments to the mainstream.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
LG's G Watch R and Samsung's Gear S do little to shake up the wearable market. Perhaps Apple's upcoming device will.
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
The Internet Of Overhyped Things
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Facebook Click-Bait Crackdown, Explained
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.
Verizon VoLTE, HD Voice Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Verizon says its new Voice over LTE service will offer 4G customers better voice quality and instant video chats.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Samsung, LG Tease New Hardware
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
The next few weeks will see a number of new smartphones and wearable devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple, and others.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
Steal Our Slides  |  8/25/2014  | 
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Instagram Adds Analytics For Businesses
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Instagram will launch a new suite of advertising tools to give businesses more insight into how their campaigns perform.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Amazon Fire Phone Slow To Ignite
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Web data suggests sales of Amazon's Fire Phone are lukewarm at best.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
HTC One Runs Windows
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
Stop Using Chrome, Mozilla Engineer Says
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Windows 8.1: 8 Things I Hate About You
Slideshows  |  8/18/2014  | 
Latest version of Windows 8.1 beats its predecessors, but oh those grating quirks.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Smartwatches Need A Disrupter
Commentary  |  8/15/2014  | 
Current smartwatches don't offer enough useful features to catch on with consumers, says analyst. Will Apple change that?
Philadelphia Boosts Digital Connections With Citizens
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Philadelphia taps Salesforce and Unisys to ensure its "Philly 311" cloud and mobile program stays on top of all nonemergency requests from potholes to noise complaints.
Humin iPhone App Adds Context To Contacts
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Twitter Video Ads Coming Soon
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Twitter announced the beta launch of Promoted Video, a new ad type that will charge advertisers on a cost-per-view model.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Aims High, Misses
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Samsung's latest smartphone sports new iPhone-like metallic design but falls short on some key features.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Misconceptions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Acer Chromebook 13 Breaks New Ground
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Acer's latest Chromebook models deliver an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, a 13.3-inch full HD display, and sub-$400 price tags.
Microsoft Dumps Support For Old IE Versions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer, but getting people to upgrade could be easier said than done.
Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
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