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Content tagged with Software posted in March 2013
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Windows Blue: What We Know
News  |  3/30/2013  | 
Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged.
Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows Blue rumor mill refuses to die down. New developments include a secret Redmond app development team and the alleged retirement of Windows RT.
5 Social Strategies For Job Hunters
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
If you are looking for your next job opportunity, you can't ignore social.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
HTC did such an incredible job piecing the One smartphone together that it is practically unrepairable, teardown outfit concludes.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
How To Make A MOOC, MIT Style
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Here's how MIT professor Eric Lander's introduction to biology course is being turned into a massive open online course for remote students.
UCSF Heart Disease Study To Use Mobile Apps
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
Health IT Priorities Put Regulations Before Innovation
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Implementing electronic records and meeting Meaningful Use rules are top of the list in our Health IT Priorities survey. Is there room for breakthrough technology?
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Cancer Researchers Mine Big Data To Individualize Treatment
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
CancerLinQ prototype from American Society of Clinical Oncology aggregates data from disparate EHRs to find the most effective therapy for a specific patient.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Windows Blue's Got Me Down
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft has allowed that something called "Windows Blue" exists. Too bad the company seems hell-bent on taking Windows in the wrong direction.
Digital Government May Exclude 4 Million U.K. Citizens
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
National Audit Office study finds 17% of citizens don't use the Internet and may be unable to access services under "Digital by Default" plan.
British Video Game Sector Reboots
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
After four years of low scores, the games creation business is regaining strength thanks in part to lure of possible tax relief.
Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
49% of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers, says new report from AT&T.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
U.S. Agencies Told To Share Financial Systems
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Obama administration hopes to save money and development time by pushing agencies toward shared services for all future financial systems.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
Orion, Caradigm Team To Offer Accountable Care Product
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Mashup of Orion's HIE product with Caradigm's Intelligence Platform will feature health information exchange plus data aggregation, analytics and care management.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.
BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
BlackBerry Says 80% Of BB10 Apps Are Native
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
BlackBerry says BB10 platform is gaining traction with developers and now has 100,000 apps, with only 1 in 5 an Android port.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
Oracle Sparc T5 Can't Make Sun Rise
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Oracle says new Sparc servers beat IBM's Power line, but gains in a shrinking market aren't likely to stanch hardware losses.
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
Is There A Viz Wall In Your Future?
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Some companies are installing visualization walls -- big banks of high-definition screens -- to see the big picture on their big data.
HHS Seeds Employee-Driven Pilot Projects
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Department of Health and Human Services staff can get up to $10,000 to implement innovations that will improve agency operations.
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
10 Key Facts About LinkedIn Search
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
LinkedIn improves its search capabilities to make it easier and faster to find people, companies and jobs on the professional social network.
Windows 8 Updates Core Apps To Improve Usability
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Microsoft upgrades Mail, Calendar and People apps. But will it appease customers who say these features should have been included at launch?
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Turing's 'Universal Machine' Voted Top British Innovation
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Early sketch for a programmable computing device beats out DNA, the Mini motorcar and 97 other innovations of the past century.
Google Invites U.K. Nonprofits To Make 'Global Impact'
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Google invites British charities to compete for £2 million pot in its latest Global Impact Awards, the search giant's way of rewarding innovative technology that will "change the world."
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