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Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
Data Centers Edge Toward Innovation
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Our new survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and consolidation projects dying on the vine as CIOs look to cloud providers -- not to offload services, but to steal ideas.
iPhone 6: 8 Ideas Ripped From Rivals?
Slideshows  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the iPhone 6 rumor mill speeds up, check out some of the predicted features that we've seen -- in other smartphones.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
'Windows To Go' Device Wins Federal Cryptographic Certification
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
With FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, the Imation IronKey portable USB-based workspace becomes a mobility option for both civilian and military agencies.
Are Macs Taking Over the Enterprise?
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
More enterprises are embracing Macs, but is OS X actually challenging Windows?
Gartner: Rising Enterprise Software Spending Won't Lift IT
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
CRM and ERP spending will rise through 2015, but the switch to cloud and hosting means data center spending won't keep pace.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
PC Market: Don't Call It A Revival
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Ultramobile hybrids and Windows XP upgrades have slowed the bleeding but the PC slump hasn't ended.
Windows 8.1 Multitasking: 5 Tips
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
To multitask in Windows 8, you had to jump between drastically different UIs. But Windows 8.1 changes that: Get more productive using these tips.
Microsoft Outlook Web App: Slicker Email Attachment Handling
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Improved Outlook Web App takes the clutter and confusion out of email attachments, says Microsoft.
Windows 8.1 Vs. iPads: Battle For The Classroom
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Windows devices are starting to gain ground in school systems, a traditional Apple stronghold.
Windows XP Stayin' Alive
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, but 25% of PC users still use it today -- twice as many as use Windows 8 and 8.1.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
Apple's New iMac: Lower Cost, Less Power
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Apple's new $1,099 iMac packs less computing power, but it could hit a sweet spot for many home and business users.
Prepare To Be (Software) Audited
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
The difference between the software you have installed and the software you actually have licensed could mean trouble. Tune in to learn how to survive a software audit.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Microsoft's 3D-Sensing Smartphone: Evidence Mounts
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may be prepping a 3D-sensing smartphone that lets users interact with it without touching the screen, according to company research and recent reports.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: What's New
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Release 7 will support XFS files, Active Directory, and Docker containers.
Apple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
WWDC 2014 may go down as a pivotal Apple moment. The iOS 8 improvements and other factors point to a new chapter, featuring a more open Apple.
8 Hot Windows Hybrids At Computex 2014
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
After years of weak sales, will the PC industry finally bounce back with new Windows 8.1 hybrid devices?
Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. But are they enough to counter slumping PC sales and rising Chrome and Android adoption?
Android 4.4.3 Appears Before Google I/O
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Motorola and Nexus smartphones are receiving a minor system update from Google.
Apple Dumps Google Search For Microsoft's Bing
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Apple switches default search tool in latest OS X and iOS versions to Microsoft Bing.
Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Intel's Core M chips will make Windows tablets lighter and thinner than ever, while its "Devil's Canyon" chips bring the speed.
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