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Coffee Shops' WiFi Ranked
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Starbucks ranks first in WiFi speed, but nobody is offering really fast connections, a new study says.
Myo: More Muscle For Wearables?
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
Smuggled iPhones Not Hot In China
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices smuggled into China slows dramatically, even as Apple prepares to start selling the devices there.
Tech In Far-Flung Settings
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014  | 
Technology is finding its way into formerly inaccessible places, often with amazing or beautiful results. But are you ready for drone selfies?
Windows Threshold Event: 6 Things To Expect
News  |  9/27/2014  | 
Microsoft has much to prove when it shows off the next version of Windows at an event this Tuesday. Here's what to expect.
7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/27/2014  | 
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
BlackBerry Sells 200,000 Passport Smartphones
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.
Microsoft, Google & Apple: Education Smackdown
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to woo students with free Office 365 accounts as Apple and Google continue to make gains in the classroom.
Geekend: Blackberry's Passport & Phone Design's Future
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
BlackBerry's chunky Passport begs the question: Is it time to ditch the rectangular phone for something new?
Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Won't Break iPhones
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
Apple pushes out an update to its update that bricked new iPhones.
Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
Amazon Expands Twitter Trial To Wish Lists
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Twitter users can save Amazon products to their wish list by replying to tweets with the #AmazonWishList hashtag.
My iOS 8 Update-Gate Survival Story
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Like many others, I fell victim to Apple's botched update to iOS 8. Here's how I brought my iPhone back to life.
BlackBerry's Hardware Hail Mary: 4 Challenges
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Is BlackBerry's Passport smartphone a triumph for keyboard loyalists? Or BlackBerry's last hurrah in hardware?
Apple Yanks Buggy iOS 8 Update
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Apple continues a week of miscues with an iOS 8 update that killed cellular service for some users.
Talko: Collaboration's Missing Link?
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Ray Ozzie's new app, Talko, blends live and recorded voice conversations with text messages and images for mobile workforces. We talk to Talko co-founder Matt Pope.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014  | 
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
iOS 8 Users Gripe About Bugs
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Apple's latest operating system may be its "best ever," but iOS 8 is stumbling out the gate with a fair share of bugs, posters to Apple forums say.
6 Ways To Consumerize IT Without Dumbing Down
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Here's how to make enterprise software more user-friendly while also maintaining its capabilities and security.
Apple iPhone Sales Break Record
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
More than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold over the weekend.
Microsoft OneDrive Offer Targets iOS 8 Storage Pains
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Microsoft increases free OneDrive cloud storage to 30 GB -- but only if you act before the end of the month.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: My First Weekend
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
After a few days of heavy use, Apple's big-screened iPhone 6 proves to be the right choice.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Analysis
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Teardown.com VP and general manager Joel Martin offers a cost analysis of Apple's new large smartphone.
Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
Black Friday: How To Avoid Ecommerce Disaster
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Can your retail site handle the traffic deluge on the busiest shopping day of the year? Avoid these six performance-testing mistakes, says BlazeMeter.
Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
Apple Fans Line Up For iPhone 6
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Friday's launch of Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus draws customary crowds of early adopters -- who face activation issues.
Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
Amazon Revamps Entire Kindle Line
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Amazon drops five new tablets and e-readers just ahead of the critical holiday season.
Enterprise Social Networks: 4 Pillars
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Net Neutrality: Why You Should Fear The Tier
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
The end of Net neutrality would hobble today's businesses, increase costs for customers, and stifle the potential for future innovation.
3 Myths That Could Spoil IT's Future
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
IT leaders need to overcome the myths that keep hurting IT's reputation.
FCC In-Flight Cellphone Ban: Fight's On
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Lobbyists and legislators urge the FCC not to reverse its 23-year-old ban on using cellphones during airline flight.
Have Apple's iPads Peaked?
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Many reviewers consider Apple's new iPhones to be essential upgrades. Now the company needs new iPads that inspire the same excitement.
iOS 8: What You Need To Know
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, arrives on Wednesday. Here's how to prepare your iPhone or iPad.
How To Build Battle-Tested Websites
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
It doesn't matter whether your e-commerce D-Day is Black Friday, tax day, or some random Thursday when a post goes viral. Your websites need to be ready.
Apple Watch: A Cure For Smartphone Addiction
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Here's how adding another gadget actually might help restore order to our obsessive digital lives.
Microsoft Brings OneNote To Wearables
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft releases OneNote for Android Wear, gets OneNote ready for iOS 8, and introduces a major Office Lens update for Windows Phone.
iPhone 6 NFC Radio: Limited Functionality
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Don't expect to use the iPhone 6's new NFC powers for anything other than Apple Pay.
Windows Threshold Coming Soon: 9 Predictions
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
Apple Lets Users Reject U2
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple iTunes users who don't want U2's free album, "Songs of Innocence," can now be rid of it.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
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