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Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one.
Nokia: No Plans To Return To Phone Manufacturing
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Despite rumors to the contrary, Nokia has no official plans to re-enter the mobile phone manufacturing market, the company officially stated.
Google Project Fi: Reasons To Love And Hate It
Commentary  |  4/26/2015  | 
Google's Project Fi is an interesting set of contradictions. Here's what we love and hate about it.
Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now
Commentary  |  4/26/2015  | 
Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and, in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
Apple Watch: My In-Store Demo
Slideshows  |  4/25/2015  | 
The first shipment of Apple Watches reached eager owners on April 24. We stopped at an Apple Store in New York City to test one out.
Apple Watch Teardown Proves It's Hard To Fix
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
The miniscule battery in the Apple Watch is the only component nimble-fingered technicians might be able to replace, according to iFixit's latest report.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Microsoft Band, Health Updates Look To Compete With Apple Watch
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is the focus on media attention this week, but Microsoft's Band update looks to challenge the device.
Apple Watch Hits The High Street, Not Just Your Local Apple Store
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Apple is taking a different approach to sales and marketing with its hotly anticipated Apple Watch, eschewing in-store sales for more luxurious outlets.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
Google's Project Fi: Disrupting Wireless As We Know It
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
Google's Project Fi will use a mix of cellular and WiFi to connect calls, messages, and data. Though inexpensive, Project Fi's focus isn't on the cash.
10 Apple Watch Apps For Business, Productivity
Slideshows  |  4/23/2015  | 
Salesforce, Microsoft, and Evernote are three of many companies developing Apple Watch apps focused on productivity and collaboration.
HP Pavilion, Envy PCs Sport Intel Chips, Bold Colors
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
HP is trying to lead the back-to-school charge with several new convertible PCs and laptops that sport more processor, graphics, and display options for the company's Pavilion and Envy lines.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
Google's Mobile Search Shift Demands Website Upgrade
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
"Mobilegeddon" is here. It's not the end of the world, but it may mean the end of your stale website.
Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
Nokia Eyeing Return To Consumer Phone Market, Report Claims
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Nokia is reportedly looking to rejoin the consumer cell phone market, but not in the way you might expect. There are reports that its Nokia Technologies division is developing a new phone design that the company will license.
Sony Xperia Z4 Smartphone Unveiled Without Fanfare In Japan
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Sony's Xperia Z4, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, was announced without fanfare in Japan, with no word yet on international availability or pricing.
Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
Surface 3 Vs. Surface Pro 3: Picking The Right Tablet
Slideshows  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Surface 3, the newest hybrid from Microsoft, packs the hallmarks of Surface Pro 3 into a thinner and lighter device.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
Apple Watch Won't Be Sold In Stores Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail chief, said the company will sell its high-end Apple Watch online exclusively until June as preorders continue unabated. The latest estimates have preorder sales topping 2 million.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: Pricey To Make But Selling Briskly
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
In a statement, Samsung claims demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is higher than anticipated. However, a new report also finds the smartphones are the most expensive the company has ever produced.
BlackBerry Leap Debuts In UK, Coming To US Soon
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Down but by no means out, beleaguered BlackBerry looks to recapture marketshare with the Leap smartphone, which is headed to the US soon.
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Microsoft Office Delve: Updates, Mobile App
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Additions to Office Delve include new people-based search, authoring canvas, and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Apple's WWDC Starts June 8 With iOS 9 On Deck
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
At the 2015 WWDC, Apple's is expected to show off new versions of iOS, specifically iOS 9, and Mac OS X. Additionally, developers will get more details about the Apple Watch.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
Apple Watch Scores 1 Million Preorders, Analysts Find
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
Most buyers opted for the cheapest Apple Watch option possible, says research firm. However, do the numbers point to a new trend in wearables?
LG G4 Android Smartphone Leaks Online
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
LG had planned a media event two weeks from now to unveil the G4, a new Android smartphone, but the company leaked a slew of photos and info a bit early.
Microsoft Office 365 MDM: Hits And Misses
Slideshows  |  4/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is offering free mobile device management (MDM) features for all commercial users of its Office 365 cloud-based services. Here we break down what it can and can't do for your organization.
Apple's New MacBook: The Ultimate Portable With Caveats
Commentary  |  4/12/2015  | 
Apple's latest MacBook, with its 12-inch Retina display and new USB-C port, has drawn praise for its ultra-thin design and typical aesthetic finesse, but the lack of ports should be considered.
Apple Watch Sells Out Quickly
Commentary  |  4/11/2015  | 
Customers may now try the Apple Watch on in stores, but they will need to place orders online.
Windows 10 Redstone, Dropbox Partnership: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/11/2015  | 
Microsoft news from this week included a new build of Windows 10 for phones and details on a major Windows 10 update in 2016.
Windows 10: Mobile Build 10051 Released
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
The newest version of Microsoft Windows 10 for phones brings a version of Project Spartan and new mail, messaging, and calendar apps.
HP Retreats From Public Cloud
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
Microsoft at 40: 5 Successes, 5 Failures
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
In honor of Microsoft's 40th birthday, InformationWeek reflects on the successes, failures, and lessons learned that built the company as it stands today.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is In Short Supply
Commentary  |  4/9/2015  | 
Samsung's mobile chief warned its flashy Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone will be in short supply at launch due to manufacturing difficulties.
Apple Watch Reviews: It's Not For Everyone
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Early testers of the Apple Watch suggest it is the best smartwatch yet, but they admit that people don't necessarily need smartwatches. That is, at least not yet.
Intel Compute Stick Will Challenge Google Chromebit
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Intel is hoping to stay relevant in the PC market with the release of Compute Stick, a pocket computer that should rival Google's Chromebit. However, competitors such as the Raspberry Pi are claiming part of the market.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Teardown: Removable Battery Is Gone
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
The curved display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is costly to make. The battery is also glued in tight, making the phone hard for owners to repair, according to a new report from gadget specialist iFixit.
How To Make Passwords Obsolete
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
Why do we still rely on the human-memorized password for authentication? Here are seven alternatives worth considering.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Gets Bent
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
It's a Bendgate redux. Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphones bend and break under less pressure than Apple's iPhone 6, according to one report.
Caltech Brings Smartphone 3D Scanners Closer To Reality
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
In new research that could have wide-ranging effects on how smartphones work, researchers at Caltech have created a chip that can bring 3D printing to handsets.
Apple Watch Videos Detail Everyday Functionality
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
In what is just the start of a marketing blitz, Apple is rolling out highly-specialized videos -- "guided tours" -- to get the world ready for its Apple Watch, which debuts April 24.
Surface 3, Project Spartan Demo: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/4/2015  | 
A new Windows 10 desktop build that offered a glimpse at Project Spartan, and Surface 3 release were among the headlines coming from Redmond this week.
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