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Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Key statistics from this year's Google I/O included one billion Android users and 900 million Gmail users, 75% of whom are on mobile.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
iOS 9 Rumor: Proactive Project Will Rival Google Now
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
Apple iOS 9 is shaping up to be more than just a performance upgrade. New details emerge pointing to a stronger competitor, called Proactive, which will challenge Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
Lenovo Details Dual-Screen Smartwatch, Smart Shoes
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Lenovo is seriously expanding beyond PCs with several new concepts that tap into the Internet of Things trend. For wearables, Lenovo is showing off a dual-screen smartwatch.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015  | 
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
Google Planning New Nexus Smartphones In 2015, Report Claims
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Although Google's Android platform is the dominant operating system on smartphones worldwide, it has struggled with its Nexus-branded hardware. A new report claims Google will try again this year.
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
Microsoft Cortana Destined For iOS, Android
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
Microsoft's Cortana app for Apple's iOS and Google Android will be available for download later this year.
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015  | 
Flaws in Google’s Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015  | 
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
Office For Android, Sway, OneDrive Updates: MS Office News
News  |  5/24/2015  | 
News surrounding Microsoft Office this week included a public preview of Office for Android and eDiscovery for Office 365.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27
News  |  5/23/2015  | 
Early supporters of Pebble Technology Corp.'s Kickstarter campaign will be the first to get their Pebble Time wearable devices.
Windows 10 Build 10122, Email For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/23/2015  | 
This week's updates include a new Windows 10 build, rumors of an iOS email app, and a few questions for Windows 10 Mobile.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015  | 
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
Windows 10 Mobile: 5 Questions We Want Answered
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015  | 
Microsoft has given Windows 10 for desktop its share of attention. What can we expect from Windows 10 Mobile?
Microsoft's Reported Email App Targets iOS
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A Microsoft slip leaked information on new chat app Flow, which works alongside Outlook to deliver faster messaging on Apple devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
iOS vs. Android: What’s Best For Enterprise Security?
Slideshows  |  5/19/2015  | 
Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security.
Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Strategy Promises Less Pain
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
Microsoft is borrowing a tactic from Apple's playbook and will be responsible for delivering system updates to Windows 10 mobile smartphones.
Apple Snaps Up GPS Specialist Coherent Navigation
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
Apple's Maps service has been gaining traction in the years following its bumpy rollout, and the acquisition of Coherent Navigation could make the app even more precise with GPS technology.
9 iOS, Android Apps to Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  5/18/2015  | 
Smartphones might be distracting, but they can also help get things done. Check out our picks for mobile productivity apps.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Google Adding Button To Mobile Search For Instant Purchases
News  |  5/17/2015  | 
The development would put Google in direct competition with online retailer Amazon, which pays Google more than any other company for search ads.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Getting Production Boost
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Samsung is working hard to improve the number of Galaxy S6 Edge handsets coming out of its factories. It's also teasing an "Iron Man" edition.
LG Lancet Sports Windows Phone 8.1, Low Price
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Verizon Wireless is planning to offer the LG Lancet, a budget smartphone that runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 plus the software company's Cortana digital assistant.
Windows 10 Mobile Update: Office Apps, Windows Store
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Build 10080 of Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones gives a first look at Universal Office apps, Windows Store Beta, and more.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Windows 10 Editions: Which One Is For You?
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Microsoft will release different editions of Windows 10 for various devices and user types, from consumers to large enterprises.
Samsung's Project Orbis: A Risky Apple Watch Challenger
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
Samsung revealed details about a forthcoming smartwatch, dubbed Project Orbis, but don't expect it to use Google's Android Wear. Can it legitimacy challenge the Apple Watch?
iPhone 6s Will Sport Force Touch, Rose Gold Option
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Apple's advanced touchscreen tech, called Touch Force, may be the central new feature of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B To Bolster Video
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Verizon moves into the mobile advertising space with the $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which also gives the company a stronger foothold in OTT video.
Mobile App Mentality: 4 Ways IT Must Change
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
From architecture to employee trust, IT must adjust its thinking.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
iPhone Still Owns The Enterprise BYOD Market
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Despite a small drop in activations, Apple's iPhone owns the enterprise device space by a healthy margin. Despite small gains, Android is still far behind.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015  | 
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Uber Reportedly Bids $3B For Nokia's HERE Maps
News  |  5/10/2015  | 
The bidding war for HERE heats up as the vehicle-for-hire startup Uber reported makes a $3 billion bid for Nokia's struggling maps division.
Nintendo Games Finally Coming To Your Smartphone
Commentary  |  5/10/2015  | 
After years of focusing on traditional game consoles, Nintendo wants to bring its games to smartphones to help you better waste time at work.
Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates Galore: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/9/2015  | 
Microsoft's Ignite keynote kicked off a week of news related to Windows 10, security, Office 2016, Microsoft Edge, and more.
5 Apple Watch Apps For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  5/9/2015  | 
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, these Apple Watch apps can prove handy from flight takeoff to hotel checkout.
Apple Pay: Quiet Success Or Murky Failure?
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Crunching the numbers suggests adoption of Apple Pay is anything but booming and points to real problems facing the mobile payment industry.
Beyond Apple Watch: What's Next In Wearables
Slideshows  |  5/7/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is the tip of the iceberg for wearables. Here's what we have to look forward to.
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