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Galaxy S6 Vs. iPhone 6 Smackdown
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are just what the company needs to battle Apple's iPhone 6. Here are six reasons why these models will win over consumers.
Samsung, BlackBerry, Microsoft: 10 Killer Business Devices At MWC
Slideshows  |  3/4/2015  | 
MWC was a whirlwind of announcements from phone makers, chip vendors, network operators, and app developers, including Samsung, LG, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and more. Here are the 10 devices for business from the show.
FCC Chief At MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the FCC's order that upholds net neutrality.
iPhone 6 Sales Propel Apple To Top Smartphone Spot
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Samsung lost its top spot to Apple towards the end of 2014, during which smartphone sales surpassed 1 billion devices, according to Gartner.
5G Roadmap, Bumps And All, Detailed At MWC
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Government institutions and companies are all working to make 5G technologies a reality. However, at MWC, no one really has a good definition of what 5G is.
Intel Tablet SoCs Pack LTE
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Intel announced a new family of SoCs and modems for mobile devices under its Atom brand.
BlackBerry Leap Is Coming, But Focus Is Software
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced four smartphones, including the Leap, but the company's focus is really on its enterprise software portfolio.
Google Wireless Network Project Confirmed
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
In his keynote at Mobile World Congress 2015, Google's Sundar Pichai said the company will make an announcement on its plans to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).
Windows 10 For Mobile Takes MWC Stage
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640XL with the promise of a Windows 10 flagship phone later this year.
Samsung Pay On Galaxy S6 Debuts At MWC
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company also rolled out Samsung Pay as an alternative mobile payment system to Apple Pay and the iPhone 6.
HTC's One M9 Debuts At MWC, But Fails To Excite
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
HTC showed off the One M9 smartphone at MWC, but there was little buzz around the company's latest device. HTC is also branching out into wearables and virtual reality.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Fast And Fashionable
Slideshows  |  3/1/2015  | 
The latest flagship smartphone from Samsung gets its big reveal on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2015. Let us count the ways that it shines.
Google Play Sponsored Ads: Wrong Solution To Right Problem
Commentary  |  3/1/2015  | 
Adding sponsored search results to Google Play may be more of an effort to save Google's developer community than about money.
Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic.
Mobile Devices Replace Blueprints On Construction Sites
Commentary  |  2/27/2015  | 
Knaack's DataVault Mobile shows how the work on construction job sites is going digital.
Apple's March 9 Event: Is It Time For The Apple Watch?
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Apple fans and non-fans alike are waiting to "watch" what happens. Let the speculation begin.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
AMD Describes Notebook Processor
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
AMDís next-gen notebook processor, Carrizo, packs a south bridge and HEVC decoder in the same space as its previous Kaveri chip, it said at ISSCC.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Sets Kickstarter Ablaze
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Cloud Storage For Office, Azure Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/21/2015  | 
Cloud technology was the theme of this week as updates to Microsoft Azure and Office rolled out of Redmond.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
Sony Smart Glasses: Not So Smart?
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Google Glass flopped as a consumer product. Sony's take on smart glasses doesn't look much different.
Apple Watch Orders Top 5M, Healthcare Features Killed
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
8 iOS, Android Apps That Are Strangely Useful
Slideshows  |  2/16/2015  | 
Your iPhone or Android smartphone can predict the weather, but can it tell you the closest flu outbreak or get a wake-up call from around the globe?
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Google, Mattel Partner On New View-Master VR Toy
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Mattel's next-generation of its View-Master toy makes use of Google Cardboard.
Microsoft Windows 10 Preview For Phones Is Released
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the first public preview of Windows 10 for mobile to Windows Insiders, but not all devices are eligible.
Android Wear Sales Dim As Apple Watch Looms
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Only 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped last year, pointing to softer demand than many anticipated.
Microsoft Buys Digital Pen Producer N-trig: Report
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Microsoft's reported purchase of N-trig, the company behind its Surface Pro 3 pen, follows years of collaboration.
iPhone Kill Switch: Thefts Drop In NYC, SF
News  |  2/11/2015  | 
Kill switches have helped decrease smartphone thefts in a big way.
Apple Pay Lands On JetBlue
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015  | 
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
ARM Unfolds IoT Security Plan
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
ARM aims to make mbed a unifying code base for the fragmented Internet of Things, where security is an increasingly key concern.
Apple Music Rumors Hint At Content Creation Plans
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
Apple is denying rumors that it is buying Big Machine, the record label that brings us Taylor Swift. But such a move makes sense if Apple wants its streaming services to succeed.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
Fitbit For Dogs: Readers Respond
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
Is an activity tracker for dogs a sign of an impending IoT tech bubble, a great idea, or both? Readers weighed in with a variety of opinions. Whatís yours?
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015  | 
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Office for Windows 10, Sunrise Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
The Office preview for Windows 10, the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise, and news of SharePoint Server 2016 lead this week's Microsoft news.
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