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Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Stop Using Chrome, Mozilla Engineer Says
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
Facebook Messenger: How To Turn Off Notifications
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
If you want to shut off alerts from friends within Messenger, you'll need to look beyond the app, iOS and Android users.
Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
IE's Bad Reputation: Will Microsoft Rebrand?
News  |  8/16/2014  | 
Internet Explorer hasn't been able to shake its reputation as a buggy browser because users refuse to upgrade to cleaner versions -- despite their complaints. Microsoft says rebranding is on the table.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Humin iPhone App Adds Context To Contacts
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Remote Learning: Intriguing Options Emerge
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Despite various drawbacks, remote courses (both for credit and for pure learning) are becoming the emerging norm. Understand the options.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Twitter Video Ads Coming Soon
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Twitter announced the beta launch of Promoted Video, a new ad type that will charge advertisers on a cost-per-view model.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Dell Pushes Power With New Workstations
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
Microsoft's Cure For Boring Video: Speed
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
Microsoft To Patch 2 Critical Bugs
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will fix two critical bugs on Patch Tuesday -- but not for Windows 8.1 users who haven't installed the Windows 8.1 Update.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Misconceptions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Microsoft Dumps Support For Old IE Versions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer, but getting people to upgrade could be easier said than done.
Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
Facebook Malware: Protect Your Profile
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Malicious "Color Change" app has resurfaced on Facebook, compromising thousands of profiles. Here's what to do if you're infected.
Microsoft To Open Fifth Avenue Store?
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Microsoft wants to open a store on NYC's Fifth Avenue, says report -- just weeks after CEO Satya Nadella said retail stores are a "supporting" part of his strategy.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Foursquare Now Tracks Your Every Move
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Foursquare relaunched its flagship app with a bevy of new features, personalization options -- and a setting that consistently tracks your location.
Google Buys Messaging, Video Startups
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Emu and Directr will expand Google's messaging and video advertising businesses.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
LinkedIn Pays $6M For Overtime Wages Violation
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Department of Labor investigation found LinkedIn failed to properly track pay records and compensate workers for overtime.
Microsoft vs. Samsung, Explained
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Samsung is trying to renege on its obligation to pay patent licensing fees. Could the billions Microsoft earns from Android-related patents be at stake?
Grow Your Tech Company & Stay Cool
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Automate everything, ditch fancy titles, and other ways a small company can scale fast without losing its soul.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.
IT Careers: Open Source, Open Resume
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Don't trash the traditional resume just yet, but developers who contribute to open source projects may find their code becomes their best career-boosting tool.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Things To Know
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Facebook will soon require users to download Messenger to chat with friends. Here's the lowdown on important privacy settings and features.
SaaS: Still Not Simple-As-A-Service
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Cost, data ownership, security, and other factors can complicate the SaaS decision.
Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?
Secrets To Unified Communications & Collaboration Success
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
These seven usage profiles will help you trace the communications activities of workers and uncover bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
Getting Back To Coding
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it). Resist "featuritis" and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
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