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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
MIT Sees Zombies And MOOCs In Education's Future
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
Parents Press For Mobile Tech In Education
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
More than 50% of parents believe schools should make added use of mobile devices in education, new survey finds.
Google Adds Stock-Android Smartphones
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With $599 version of HTC One, Google responds to demand for more smartphones that have the stock version of Android installed.
Google Pushes On iPhone Apps
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai reveals why the company makes apps for Apple's iPhone but not for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Why You Need A Mobile Center Of Excellence
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
A division created specifically to marshal your mobile efforts can bring your company long-term rewards. Here's what it needs to succeed.
O2 Call Center Layoff Details Leaked
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Giants, Red Sox, Celtics To Talk Customer Experience At E2
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT leaders from some of history's most successful sports franchises join the E2 keynote lineup to discuss how they're transforming fan experience through technology innovation.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dials Back Specs
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Billed as a smaller version of its powerful flagship smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is nothing short of a land grab.
Motorola To Make Moto X Phone In Texas
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms it's preparing to storm the market with a new flagship phone in early fall.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Intel Buys GPS Technology To Boost Mobile Effort
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Intel scoops up ST-Ericsson's geo-location business in a bid to improve its mobile offerings.
Apple Settles iPhone Water Damage Claims For $53M
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Apple will pay out an eight-figure sum to settle a class-action lawsuit over iPhone and iPod warranties.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
CourseSmart Recognized For E-Textbook Analytics
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Learning consortium names CourseSmart Analytics most innovative product for tracking students' use of e-textbooks to ensure they're getting the most out of online materials.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
LG Intros White Nexus 4, Talks Nexus 5
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
LG isn't building the Nexus 5, but wouldn't turn down the opportunity.
iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Sweeping changes are in store for Apple's smartphone operating system.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
Facebook Kills HTC 'First' European Debut
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Facebook asks European partners to stall planned launch of HTC First smartphone as it scurries to revamp Facebook Home.
Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
NASA Crowns Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Interplanetary weather app that integrates weather data from Mars and Earth is among the winners of the competition.
7 Slick Siri Alternative Apps
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Love it or hate it, Apple's Siri doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all of smart personal assistants. Check out these solid apps.
Windows Phone 8 'Gets' Business Needs
Commentary  |  5/23/2013  | 
For companies that provide smartphones to employees, Windows Phone 8 is worth a look. Here's why.
HP's New PCs: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
Mailbox For iPad Tames Gmail Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Popular email app Mailbox competes directly with Gmail's own Gmail app for iOS.
Samsung Touts Galaxy S 4's Quick Rise
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is its fastest-shipping smartphone, the company says. HTC's One also moving briskly.
Apple Adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 To Lawsuit
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Apple files new complaints against Samsung alleging that the company's Galaxy S4 smartphones violates its Siri patents.
Google Search Gets Smarter
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Update to Chrome for Android and desktop computers offers faster speed and better query understanding.
HTC Faces Internal Strife
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Troubled HTC hit with wave of staff departures, among other challenges.
Art And Computer Literacy Overcome Challenges At NYC School
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Many of its students are disadvantaged and living in temporary housing, but this New York City school’s computer lab is making strides.
iPad Exam App Takes Testing Offline
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
ExamSoft app not only makes the Web off limits, it creates new possibilities, such as med school tests in the morgue.
Sprint Increases Offer For Clearwire
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Sprint proposed $2 billion for Clearwire last year, but had to increase the offer to $2.5 billion, or $3.40 per share.
Public Transit Users Demand Digital Services
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Public transportation providers would be smart to heed riders' expectations for smartphone-based e-tickets and social media communications, finds Accenture study.
Apple Slips, Samsung Gains In Satisfaction Rankings
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Samsung has closed the gap with Apple in terms of American consumers' satisfaction level with their smartphones.
Windows 8 Learning Curve: Two Customers Speak
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.
Apple iOS 6 Wins DOD Approval
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Apple devices running iOS 6 join BlackBerrys and Samsung Galaxy devices as approved by DOD for use by military and government workers.
Xperia Z: Sony's Tablet Reboot?
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Sony's new premium Android tablet has a lot going for it. Will it be enough to get Sony back in the tablet game?
Jolla Debuts Smartphone With Sailfish OS
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Group of former Nokia employees have developed a new smartphone that will run Android apps.
Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
News  |  5/18/2013  | 
Thanks to new apps and smaller, cheap devices, Windows 8 is primed for a rebound -- if Windows 8.1 delivers.
Texas School District Picks Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Schools CTO who picked iPad in his last job says things have changed.
Google Glass Alarms Lawmakers
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Members of Congress want answers about the device and its privacy implications.
Google's $649 Galaxy S4: Raw Deal?
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Google will begin selling a stock-Android variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in June. It is worth the hefty $649 price tag?
BBM Vs. Google Hangouts: What's At Stake
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
BlackBerry and Google have both expanded their messaging services to competing platforms, but for different reasons.
Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
Ed Tech, Privatization And Plunder
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
All the reasons to be suspicious of the political-industrial conspiracy against public education and public universities.
Google Lets You Send Money With Gmail
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
New service integrates Google Wallet with Gmail but isn't widely available yet.
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