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Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016  | 
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Commentary  |  7/20/2016  | 
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
Google's Push For More Diverse Female Emojis Approved
Commentary  |  7/16/2016  | 
Google convinced the arbiters of all things emoji to add more professional women, and women of varying skin color, to the next batch of characters.
Why Software Quality Standards Matter For Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  7/15/2016  | 
Will software standards be embraced on the Industrial Internet of Things? Software quality guru Bill Curtis says the potential is there, but the culture has to be willing to embrace quality.
Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/14/2016  | 
Nest takes the wraps off its consumer-grade outdoor security camera that can guard over your house when you're not home.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled 
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
6 Ways To Make Your Company Data-Driven
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
Rich Wagner, president and CEO of Prevedere, shares six guidelines he's developed based on his own experiences seeing good data left to waste at major enterprises, including the Fortune 500 chemical company where he once worked.
The Scrum Guide Gets An Update
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
The Scrum Guide has been updated for the first time in three years. The big change? Values.
iOS 10, macOS Sierra Public Betas Released
Commentary  |  7/8/2016  | 
Apple released public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra this week, providing early access to those willing to put up with bugs and instability.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016  | 
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016  | 
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Commentary  |  7/5/2016  | 
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
From Tech Support to CEO: Why Niche Matters More Than Gender
Commentary  |  7/4/2016  | 
Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies, took the first steps on her path toward leadership as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Here, she shares her experiences rising through the ranks in tech, and offers advice about cornering your niche and treating it like the most important job you will ever have.
3D Printing Takes Car Customization To New Heights
Commentary  |  7/4/2016  | 
Daihatsu is launching an automobile model that will let buyers order 3D-printed "skins" to customize parts of the body. It's the next step in industrial additive printing.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016  | 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Dell Kills Its Android Tablet Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2016  | 
Dell says that slate-style tablets aren't good enough for productivity and will focus on Windows 2-in-1s -- that is, detachable devices.
Samsung Selling Unlocked Galaxy S7, S7 Edge In US
Commentary  |  6/30/2016  | 
In an effort to appeal to its growing base of customers, Samsung is now offering its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones unlocked in the US.
Amazon's Discounted Smartphone Stunt: Don't Fall For It
Commentary  |  6/30/2016  | 
Amazon will knock $50 off the price of select phones in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen. Don't do it. You'll be better off paying the extra cash.
Microsoft Spreads Open Source Love With .Net Core 1.0
Commentary  |  6/29/2016  | 
Microsoft has extended the .NET platform to the open source side, along with several other critical tools and frameworks. Taken together, the releases make up Microsoft's most comprehensive move yet into the open source world. Here's what the news means for developers.
Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Commentary  |  6/29/2016  | 
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
HP's Chromebook 11 G5 Offers Touchscreen, Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/28/2016  | 
The Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, offers an optional touchscreen, and will run Android apps when it goes on sale later this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs, Release Date Leaked
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
A flood of leaks suggest the next phablet from Samsung will arrive in early August with a new name and amped up specs.
Brexit And Tech: What Lies Ahead?
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
British voters have decided to leave the EU. What will that mean for enterprise IT?
YouTube Mobile Live Streaming Launch Targets Facebook
Commentary  |  6/24/2016  | 
Google-owned YouTube plans to bring live streaming to its mobile app, a direct attack on recent moves made by Facebook.
BlackBerry Earnings Shine Light On Its Struggling Smartphone Business
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
BlackBerry's service revenue climbed during the last three months, but not enough to stem the hemorrhaging of its hardware business.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
iPhone 7 Release May Shake Up Apple's Upgrade Cycle
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
The iPhone 7 will closely resemble the iPhone 6s, as Apple pushes major changes to its core product out to 2017, breaking the company's traditional two-year upgrade cycle, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
FCC Aims To Accelerate 5G Rollout
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says 5G may enable autonomous cars, smart cities, efficient transportation, and immersive entertainment -- if we start as soon as possible.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Apple Watch Price Cut To $49 At Best Buy
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Best Buy will be able to score an Apple Watch for a mere $49.
Bluetooth 5: Five Things For IT To Know
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Bluetooth 5 promises improvements in speed, range, and application over the current version. Here are five things you need to know about what has been announced, and what it can mean for your enterprise.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
Amazon Echo Gains Local NBC News Reports
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
NBCUniversal has added its regional news networks to Alexa-powered devices, allowing Amazon Echo owners to listen to local news.
Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but that might not matter as much as you think. A bigger battle is looming that includes presidential politics and the US Supreme Court.
iOS 10's App-Deleting Function Comes With A Catch
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
In iOS 10, Apple will allow iPhone owners to delete unwanted pre-installed apps for the first time. But you're not really getting rid of them.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
WWDC 2016: What We Didn't Get
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
Apple's WWDC keynote highlighted dozens of new features headed to iPhones, Macs, and other gear, but the company didn't cover everything on our wish list.
Raspberry Pi Maker Sells For $877.7 Million
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Premier Farnell PLC has agreed to be purchased by Daetwyler Holding AG, a Swiss supplier of electronic components, for $877.7 million.
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
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