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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.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
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.
8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Slideshows  |  8/28/2014  | 
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
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.
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.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
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?
Does eBay Fit In Instant Gratification Economy?
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
What's left for a company that matched the perfect item with a faraway buyer now that consumers are demanding it here and now?
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
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.
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.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
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.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
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.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
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.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
HTC One Runs Windows
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
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?
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.
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
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.
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.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
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.
Intel Broadwell Sneak Peek
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Intel reveals first details of its 14nm chipmaking technology and Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
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.
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.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
Windows Phone: A Big Week For Microsoft
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Windows Phone momentum continues, with an OS update, more apps, and Skype improvements. But is it time for Microsoft to just give up?
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Sprint has ditched its effort to acquire T-Mobile, hired a new CEO, and set a new course. This is all good news for consumers -- if it makes the right moves.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
IBM Click-To-Buy Consulting: Gimmick Or Growth Engine?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
As more tech spending moves outside IT, IBM needs new ways to get in on the action.
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