Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest
Got a pet? Got a gadget? Take a photo of your pet with the gadget and enter it in the Honeywell Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest. Tweet or Instagram it to @HoneywellPlugIn using the hashtag #TechOutYourPet. The deadline is September 7th.
Attunity Strives To Make Big Data Accessible
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
Apple Worked A Broken Patent System
Apple used a dysfunctional U.S. patent system to gain excessive control over technologies it did not invent. If you value innovation, don't cheer Samsung's punishment.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Uber Is Disrupting How Urbanites Get Around
Uber is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco and continues to expand from city-to-city. Using your smartphone, the service allows you to request a car for a ride. As a regular user of Uber, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson took Uber for a spin.
Google+ Grows Up For Business
Google+ has new features that will allow employees to collaborate more, while making IT folks comfortable with privacy restrictions and control mechanisms.
Dell Gains In Lackluster Server Market
While global server revenue fell in the second quarter, Dell grabbed its largest market share to date. HP's share stays flat as it fights roadmap and identity problems.
Parallels 8 Runs Windows More Like a Mac
Popular software for running multiple virtual machines on a Mac, including Windows, gets a major upgrade. Windows users on Mac can take advantage of Mountain Lion features like multi-touch gestures, dictation and notifications. Windows can use the Retina display to its full potential. Overall, Windows apps feel more part of the Mac experience.
Samsung Announces Windows 8 Phone, PC and Tablet
Samsung announced a new line of Windows 8-based devices under the ATIV brand Wednesday, including the first publicly-revealed Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The company said the lineup will include the Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro, an ATIV tablet and ATIV S smartphone.
Samsung Updates Galaxy Note Phablet
Pundits were skeptical about the Galaxy Note phone/tablet hybrid, but Samsung has sold 10 million of them. The Galaxy Note II bumps up the hardware power and battery life, updates the OS to Android Jelly Bean, and increases screen size with only a modest increase in size and weight.
Aerospike Vies To Advance NoSQL Database
Acquire a competitor? Check. Round of VC funding? Check. Open source version of base product? Check. The former Citrusleaf hits several big data development trends at once.
Consumer Health Kiosks Coming To Stores Near You
SohoHealth to place thousands of FDA-approved units in pharmacy departments of Walmart and other mass merchants. Plans include free health screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index.
Dropbox Adds 2-Factor Authentication
Dropbox users can set their account to require a second authentication code when accessed from an untrusted computer. The code can be obtained via SMS text message from Dropbox or through a mobile app on available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7.
VMware Shows More Of BYOD, Virtual Desktop Tools
At VMworld, VMware CTO Steve Herrod shares more details on upcoming Horizon tools that extend desktop virtualization to Android, iOS devices. VMware has talked up that idea before, but the suite's beta version won't be ready until late 2012.