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Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? Dumb Question
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
I'm sick of tests claiming that certain traits can make or break an entrepreneur.
China Mobile Agrees To Sell iPhone
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Apple hopes distribution deal with the world's largest mobile network operator will boost its market share in China.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Apple, Samsung Dominate Tablet Market
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Apple and Samsung sell more tablets than any other hardware makers.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013  | 
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Google Says Governments Fight Transparency
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Google's latest Transparency Report sees a rise in efforts by governments to erase criticism.
Digital Disruption: 4 Ways To Change Your Company
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Too many companies treat digital and mobile strategies as pet projects, our survey research finds. These ideas can help shake up your company.
Bill Seeks To Clean Telehealth State Regulations Mess
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Telehealth regulations differ in each of the 50 states, inhibiting use of technology to treat patients, say proposed law's sponsors.
Moto X: Now Available In Bamboo
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Want a more natural look to your smartphone? Motorola now offers bamboo among its customization options for the Moto X.
Pebble Boosts Smartwatch Game With Appstore
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Pebble pushes hard for developers' attention with plans to launch a dedicated application store early next year.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
Delta CEO: No Voice Calls On Our Planes
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Passengers on Delta Airlines will not be able to make voice calls, even if the FCC allows it.
Stop Waiting For WebRTC
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
If you're waiting for an official version of WebRTC to revolutionize your customer service, don't. The wait may be long, and real-time communications can be done today.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
New Twitter mobile app capability displays tweets from people based on their tagged location, users report.
Amazon Offers Kindle Tablet Payment Plan
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
To spur adoption of its content-delivery machines, Amazon allows holiday shoppers pay for their tablets over time.
Yahoo Weather App For iPad Impresses
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Yahoo finally crafts a version of its award-winning weather application specifically for Apple's tablet.
5 Higher Education CIOs: InformationWeek's Chiefs Of The Year
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Learn how these CIOs in higher education drive critical change -- in an industry ripe for disruption.
Smartphones On A Plane: DoT Weighs In
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
FCC plans to review ban on airline voice calls, but Department of Transportation may enact its own ban, "for the sake of fliers' sanity."
Google Yanks Buried Android Privacy Feature
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
Google removes an undocumented App Ops control panel from its latest release, Android 4.4.2, that had let users choose which app permissions to enable.
iPhone 5s, 5c Top Sellers For US Carriers
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
The latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung win a device popularity contest on the nation's largest wireless networks.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
10 Best iOS Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/13/2013  | 
Get the most from your iPhone or iPad with these App Store gems.
Gmail Shows Images By Default
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google now serves images through a proxy server to improve both security and the user experience. Marketers might not like the change, though.
Google Fills Play Store With Nexus Goodies
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google adds stock Android smartphones, tablets, and accessories to the Play Store.
Samsung Loses In Home Court To Apple
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple cleared by South Korea court of infringing on Samsung smartphone patents.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
The Truth About Why Stores Track You
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple's iBeacon and other "contextual awareness" technologies might soon pop up on your smartphone as shopping advice. That's not as frightening as it sounds.
Dell Gets Into Chromebook Game
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Google is now working with all the major PC makers.
Should Windows Phone, Windows RT Licenses Be Free?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
License fees have helped make Microsoft the titan it is today. But is the company preparing to abandon fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT?
Smarty Ring: Better Than A Smartwatch?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Would you wear a ring that can answer calls and tell the time? One Indiegogo campaign hopes so.
Nokia's Secret Android Smartphone
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Nokia has plans for a low-cost Android smartphone for emerging markets -- but will Microsoft kill the project?
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
Google Chromecast Adds 10 Apps
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
The Web-to-TV media device has been updated as Google continues its push into the living room.
LG Debuts Google Play Edition G Pad
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
LG offers a G Pad 8.3 tablet with stock Android, available from Google via its Play Store.
Google Pushes Android 4.4.2 To Nexus Devices
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
KitKat update makes significant camera improvements and bug fixes to Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Samsung's Curved Smartphone Falls Flat
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Samsung has sold 10 million Note 3 smartphones over the last two months, but its curved Galaxy Round isn't seeing much uptake.
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