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Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+: Lofty Price, High-End Features
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ offer premium features, including luscious screens, Samsung Pay, classy frames, and premium pricing to match.
iPad Revamp Targets Business Users
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
Following a sales slowdown, Apple is working with more than 40 companies to make its iPad a more appealing enterprise tool.
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512 Hits Fast Ring
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
Microsoft buckles down on Windows 10 Mobile and releases an updated Build 10512 to the Fast ring of Windows Insiders.
Qualcomm's Adreno 530, 510: Faster Chips, Killer Cameras
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
Redesigned graphics and imaging chips will dramatically improve smartphone gaming and camera capabilities, says Qualcomm.
Salesforce Demos Apple Watch Apps For Business
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
Salesforce extends its support for Apple Watch with 20 new partner apps built on its Salesforce1 platform.
Skype For Business Apps Enter iOS, Android Preview
News  |  8/11/2015  | 
Following the launch of Skype for Business on Windows Phone, Microsoft releases app previews for iOS and Android devices.
Windows 10 IoT Core Targets Raspberry Pi Crowd
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
Microsoft wants a piece of the IoT market, and the Windows 10 IoT Core version of the new OS is part of that. For those using Raspberry Pi it's another option.
Lenovo ThinkPad P50, P70 Sport Intel Skylake Chips
News  |  8/11/2015  | 
Lenovo's ThinkPad P50 and P70 notebook are designed for graphics professionals and others who need plenty of power. The two mobile workstations sport Intel's Skylake processors and advanced cooling.
Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Good For Android
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
With Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, the company is going to focus on its most important product: Android.
10 NASA Images That Will Inspire You
Slideshows  |  8/11/2015  | 
The next time you hear the term "visionary" applied to business leadership, think about what NASA has been doing for years. Images from NASA's satellites and spacecraft show technology at its most inspiring.
Google's Android One Phone Needs To Hit $50 Price Point
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Google is looking to revamp its Android One smartphone offering in India, with company executives saying the device needs to hit the $50 price point.
Microsoft's Cortana Available For Android Users
News  |  8/10/2015  | 
Microsoft is reaching out to fans of Google's Android, trying to lure them away from Google Now by making its own digital assistant, Cortana, available to them.
iPhone 6s Likely To Arrive Sept. 9
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Apple is reportedly ready to reveal the iPhone 6s, along with a new AppleTV, and iPads, during a Sept. 9 event.
11 Clever iPhone 6 Hacks
Slideshows  |  8/10/2015  | 
Apple's smartphone is full of little surprises. Do you know about these tips and tricks for your daily iPhone use?
iPhone 6s Roundup: 5 Things We Think We Know
Commentary  |  8/8/2015  | 
In September, Apple is expected to launch a new smartphone that most are calling the iPhone 6s. As with previous launches, there's a tsunami of rumors and speculation.
iOS 9 Beta: WiFi Assist, App Revamps
News  |  8/8/2015  | 
The latest update to the beta version of Apple's iOS 9 delivers a much needed WiFi feature, app redesigns, and new wallpaper options.
Windows 10 Updates, Outlook For Apple Watch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/8/2015  | 
The week following Microsoft's Windows 10 launch brought new OS updates, CRM acquisitions, and apps for Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Microsoft Opens Windows Bridge For iOS To Developers
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
Microsoft released an early look at its iOS bridge for developers. A final release is scheduled for this fall.
Pebble Time Steel Orders Open, Apple Watch Hits Best Buy
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Pebble has begun accepting orders for the Pebble Time Steel smartwatch just as Apple's wearable expands availability to Best Buy stores in the US.
Microsoft Outlook, Other Apps Coming To Apple Watch, Android Wear
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
Microsoft Outlook for Apple Watch is one of a few new productivity apps being released for Apple and Android wearables.
Why Android Fragmentation Is A Good Thing
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
A recent report talks about the "fragmented" Android market. We think "diverse" is a more accurate word to describe the state of affairs. Here's why that's a good thing.
HTC Slashes Jobs As Smartphone Sales Flatten
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
There's more trouble for HTC as the phone marker is now looking to streamline operations, cut jobs, and reduce handsets in an effort to improve its fortunes.
Stagefright Bug Spurs Android Makers Into Action
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
In the wake of the Stagefright bug, Google and Samsung plan to issue monthly Android security patches to ward off potential threats. Will other smartphone manufacturers and carriers follow?
IBM's Mac-Friendly Cloud Service Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
With a suite of services to help companies deploy and manage Apple computers, IBM is adapting to a shift in enterprise IT.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Details Spilled
Commentary  |  8/5/2015  | 
Samsung's big-screened smartphone -- the Galaxy Note 5 -- will be a giant version of the Galaxy S6, for good or ill.
Apple: No Plans To Be A Mobile Operator
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
Apple has shut down industry rumors citing the company's plans to build its own virtual network service.
Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking You
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Security researchers have found a way to track a user's smartphone Web usage through battery life.
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Sports Windows 10
News  |  8/4/2015  | 
Acer is courting the budget-conscious market with the release of the Aspire One Cloudbook, which uses Windows 10 and features Acer's abApps ecosystem.
Beyond Windows 10: 6 Microsoft Releases To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/4/2015  | 
After the global rollout of Windows 10, we look at what's coming up for Microsoft's new operating system and overall product lineup.
Hitchhiking Robot Dismembered
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The friendly hitchBOT met a grisly end in Philadelphia. That tells you all you need to know about human-AI interactions.
Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $100 million to get the service off the ground.
Apple Prepping Siri-Powered Voicemail Transcriptions
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The service would transcribe incoming voicemail into messages for easier consumption.
Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
Apple TV Powers Up For September Refresh
Commentary  |  8/2/2015  | 
Apple will debut a new version of Apple TV, complete with Siri and an App Store, alongside the new iPhone 6s, in September.
10 Ways To Make Google Glass Less Creepy
Commentary  |  8/2/2015  | 
Google Glass is back and hopefully better than ever. Here how we think the company can make sure it sticks for good this time.
Google Glass Eyes Enterprise, Healthcare Firms
News  |  8/1/2015  | 
Although the first edition of Google Glass didn't take off, the company is retooling the device for specialty industries such as healthcare and energy.
Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
10 Pricey iPhone Apps That Will Leave You Broke
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek went searching for the most expensive iPhone apps that are out there. Here's our Top 10.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
Nokia OZO Virtual Reality Camera Aimed At Film Pros
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
The world of virtual reality content moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia’s OZO virtual reality camera.
Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Motorola Moto X, Moto G Smartphones Target Samsung
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
The Motorola Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G offer something for everyone in customizable packages.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Samsung SE370 Monitor Boasts Wireless Charging Capability
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
No stranger to innovative products, Samsung launches the SE370 monitor, which can wirelessly charge your smartphone.
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
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