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Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
Android N Preview 2 Improves APIs, Emojis
Commentary  |  4/14/2016  | 
Google released a revised build of Android N to developers this week with updated APIs and a handful of new user-facing features.
Facebook's Project ARIES, Terragraph: Expanding Internet Through WiFi
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
Facebook plans to widen the reach of the Internet thanks to a pair of new WiFi initiatives under development -- Project ARIES and Terragraph. Both look to increase Internet access in hard-to-cover areas.
Microsoft OneDrive For Business Gets New Features, Admin Controls
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
Microsoft rolled out a series of spring updates to OneDrive for Business, including new IT admin controls, as well as browser, sync, and mobile features.
Amazon Oasis: Premium E-Reader For A Premium Price
Commentary  |  4/13/2016  | 
The Kindle Oasis -- the thinnest, lightest, and most expensive Kindle yet -- is a premium e-reader for those who demand the best reading experience possible.
FBI Paid Hackers To Crack iPhone Encryption, Report Claims
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
Gray hat hackers, not Israel-based Cellebrite, ultimately provided a way into Syed Farook's encrypted iPhone, according to the Washington Post.
Apple Watch Sales Declining, Report Finds
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate Apple information, has issued a report claiming Apple Watch sales are slated to decline 25% this year. The report also indicates that Apple will offer some small Watch improvements this year, before a major redesign in 2017.
HTC 10 Takes Aim At iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7
Commentary  |  4/12/2016  | 
The newly unveiled HTC 10 is the company's most refined smartphone in years, making it a true challenger for market incumbents Apple and Samsung.
HP, Lenovo Lead Slowing Worldwide PC Market
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
The PC market continued its losing streak in the first quarter of 2016, as shipments declined for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest numbers from Gartner and IDC. Lenovo and HP remained the market leaders.
Microsoft Publishes Windows 10 Roadmap, Targets Business PCs
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
Microsoft shared a roadmap of upcoming Windows 10 features for business PCs and delivered its first CBB build since the operating system launched in July 2015.
iPad Pro 9.7 May Be Apple's Best Tablet Yet
Slideshows  |  4/12/2016  | 
Apple's mid-size 9.7-inch tablet takes a big step forward in the new iPad Pro. This powerful slate offers plenty for mobile professionals to like. Here's an up-close look.
Google Fiber No Longer Free In Kansas City
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
Google cuts free Google Fiber for new subscribers in Kansas City, the first market to lose its Basic Internet plan.
HTC 10 Details Leak Ahead Of Official Debut
Commentary  |  4/11/2016  | 
The HTC 10, expected to arrive Tuesday, is an all-metal smartphone with top specifications and a few surprises, according to a promotional video.
BlackBerry Plans 2 More Android Smartphones
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
With Priv sales struggling, BlackBerry aims to release two mid-range Android-based handsets to boost its hardware portfolio. Overall, the company's smartphone sales continue to struggle.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?
Commentary  |  4/11/2016  | 
Amazon's Echo device and its Alexa digital assistant are changing the consumer online shopping experience and integrating it into the home.
Windows 10: Why These 10 New Features Matter
Slideshows  |  4/10/2016  | 
Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.
Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected
News  |  4/9/2016  | 
Facebook is expected to announce API tools for chatbots and live chat during its F8 conference next week.
Apple Vs. FBI: 5 Key Quotes From James Comey's Speech
Commentary  |  4/9/2016  | 
FBI Director James Comey gave a speech April 6 discussing the case against Apple and calling for not litigation but conversation that's fair, measured, and thoughtful -- and where participants are open to being wrong.
Windows 10 Build 14316, Cloud App Security Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/9/2016  | 
This week, Microsoft held its first Envision conference, beta-tested Outlook Premium, launched a major new Windows 10 preview build, and announced a partnership with R3.
Senators Push For Tech Firms To Decrypt Smartphones
Commentary  |  4/8/2016  | 
A new bill, sponsored by US Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr, would allow law enforcement to demand smartphone makers and other companies decrypt or otherwise unlock mobile devices.
Google, Facebook CAPTCHAs Beat By Bot
News  |  4/8/2016  | 
Improvements in computer vision and machine learning are making it harder for companies to defend against automated attacks.
Top 10 All-Time Favorite Apple Commercials
Slideshows  |  4/8/2016  | 
Apple recently marked its 40th birthday, and the company settled into middle age with a couple of new TV ads. Through the last four decades, Apple has produced not only iconic products, but also memorable commercials. We take a look at our 10 favorite Apple ads of all time.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Decline In 2016
News  |  4/7/2016  | 
Gartner expects global IT spending to dip slightly in 2016, to $3.49 trillion. Faced with spending constraints, but the need to advance, many are optimizing by spending on services instead of assets.
Galaxy S7 Propels Samsung Profits
Commentary  |  4/7/2016  | 
Samsung said it recorded a 10% jump in profits for the first quarter due to sales of its new flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Google BeyondCorp Breaks With Enterprise Security Tradition
News  |  4/7/2016  | 
Moving away from perimeter defenses, Google has adopted a cybersecurity architecture, called BeyondCorp, that focuses on understanding devices and users.
Microsoft Surface Phone: Will It Arrive In 2017?
Commentary  |  4/7/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to release three models of its rumored Surface Phone in early 2017, according to a published report. Can it help Redmond with its mobile strategy?
Huawei P9 Smartphone Boasts Dual Leica Cameras
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Huawei's new flagship, the P9, is the first smartphone co-engineered by Leica Camera. The phone features RGB and monochrome cameras that work together. Although the company is working to emphasize its quality credentials, don't look for this one in the US yet.
Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Help Boost Marshmallow Adoption
Commentary  |  4/6/2016  | 
The percentage of devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow doubled between March and April thanks to phones like the Samsung's latest flagship smartphones.
Smartphones, Mobile Devices Shift Auto UI At Ford
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Ford UI Supervisor Jennifer Brace explains how mobile devices have changed the automaker's approach to user interface in vehicles.
HP Spectre, Envy Updated: Powerful Processing, Luxurious Touches
Slideshows  |  4/6/2016  | 
HP introduced its newest premium laptop, the 13.3-inch Spectre, calling it the thinnest laptop in the world. It debuted alongside exclusive designs by Tord Boontje and Jess Hannah, as well as updated Envy models. Here's an up-close look at the new offerings.
FCC Creates Broadband 'Nutrition Labels' For Consumers
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
The FCC has released Broadband Facts, which mimic the design of nutrition labels and serve much the same function: To help consumers know what they're buying and if it's good for them. The FCC receives 2,000 complaints a year from people unpleasantly surprised by their broadband bills.
HP Spectre: Ultrathin Styling Starts At $1,250
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
HP Inc., building on insights from its Spectre 360, has introduced the 13.3-inch Spectre, which is a mere 10.4 mm thin. This newly revealed laptop also offers 9.75 hours of battery life in a stylish design.
10 iPhone Apps Worth Buying
Slideshows  |  4/5/2016  | 
Free mobile apps are great, but sometimes the features within an app are worth an additional cost. Here are 10 paid iPhone apps to add to your collection.
iPhone SE Materials Cost About $160, IHS Teardown Finds
Commentary  |  4/4/2016  | 
The manufacturing cost of the Apple iPhone SE totals about $160, according to a teardown by IHS. At the same time, torture tests suggest the new phone isn't as tough as bigger Apple iPhones.
Apple At 40: 12 Products That Changed Computing Forever
Slideshows  |  4/3/2016  | 
Apple reached its 40th anniversary this month, no mean feat in a tech industry littered with the names of long-gone giants. Here's a look at the 12 products that defined the company, and changed what we know as computing in the process.
Microsoft Positions Cortana, Skype, AI As 'Future Of Communications'
News  |  4/2/2016  | 
Microsoft is exploring new communication technologies with updates to Skype, Cortana and artificial intelligence.
iPhone SE: India, China Offset Slow US Demand
News  |  4/2/2016  | 
The iconic computer maker is facing lackluster demand for its new iPhone SE in the US, according to an analyst report. But overseas demand may be a different story.
BlackBerry Seems Closer To Ending Smartphone Sales
News  |  4/1/2016  | 
The road to salvation may lead BlackBerry away from hardware altogether to focus on software, according to the company's latest financial results. However, multiple challenges lie ahead for the former smartphone titan, even if it switches strategies.
Microsoft Integrates Xamarin Into Visual Studio
News  |  4/1/2016  | 
A demo of Xamarin tools, which enable developers to build fully native mobile apps to run across iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac platforms using a single code base, was among the highlights of the second-day keynote at Build 2016. The lengthy keynote also brought updates on Azure, Power BI, and Office.
Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches
Slideshows  |  4/1/2016  | 
As gadget geeks and fashion-focused buyers flock to the latest and greatest smartwatches, we bring you a look at seven of the most expensive options available.
FBI's Ability To Crack iPhones Raises More Questions
News  |  3/31/2016  | 
The FBI, with its newfound hack, has agreed to unlock other iPhones. While the dispute with Apple is off the front burner for now, the company is still facing other legal challenges, including one case in Brooklyn. Serious legal and technical questions linger.
iPhone SE, iPad Pro Now Available At Apple Stores
Commentary  |  3/31/2016  | 
The smaller, less-expensive iPhone SE, along with the iPad Pro, are now available for sale starting March 31. In addition, a new teardown of the iPhone SE shows how Apple managed to create its smaller iPhone.
Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016  | 
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
News  |  3/31/2016  | 
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
Apple Vs. The FBI: Protecting The Poetry Of Code
Commentary  |  3/31/2016  | 
If the FBI had succeeded in its attempt to have Apple write a new version of iOS (FBiOS, perhaps?), then what would a tech vendor have been required to do next?
Twitter Makes Messaging Accessible To The Visually Impaired
News  |  3/30/2016  | 
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
KLM Passengers Can Use Facebook Messenger For Check In
Commentary  |  3/30/2016  | 
KLM, a Netherlands-based airline, is the first to allow passengers to check in, obtain flight details, and even talk to customer service from within the Facebook Messenger chat app.
Amazon Bans Unsafe USB-C Cables
News  |  3/30/2016  | 
Following widespread reports of substandard USB-C cables frying everything from smartphones to laptops, Amazon moves to implement a ban on fraudulent products.
Microsoft Shrugs Off iPad Pro Threat
Commentary  |  3/30/2016  | 
Apple is going after Windows PC users with its smaller iPad Pro. Will the updated device pose a threat to Microsoft? Redmond says it isn't worried.
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