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iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015  | 
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Facebook M: 10 Things We Wish It Could Do
Commentary  |  8/30/2015  | 
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
Commentary  |  8/29/2015  | 
A business milestone or a sign of the apocalypse? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says the social media site had one billion users in one day.
Apple Watch Debuts At No. 2 In Wearables Market
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Apple sells 3.6 million smartwatches in its opening quarter, blasting past competitors Samsung, Garmin, and Xiaomi to consume 20% of the overall wearables market.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
Podcasts, Presentations: Help Your Users Improve Quality
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Our hands-on demo of the iRig Mic Studio shows a tool that can help your users make better podcasts and video presentations. It's a toolset that will allow trainers, executives, sales, and marketing professionals to put a studio in their backpacks and create good recordings from almost anywhere they happen to be.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
VMware Fusion 8 Supports Windows 10, El Capitan
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
VMware's Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro virtualization software versions support both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Apple's upcoming El Capitan version of Mac OS X.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Ashley Madison Fallout: Investigations, Lawsuits, Lessons
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
The fallout from the Ashley Madison breach continues, offering some surprise lessons for CIOs and IT professionals on how to respond to a very public event.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus Can Damage Smartphone
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Inserting the S Pen backwards can wreck the Galaxy Note 5's ability to detect the stylus.
How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
10 Retro Smartphone Apps We Totally Need
Commentary  |  8/23/2015  | 
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
Ashley Madison Breach Should Spark Security Conversation
Commentary  |  8/22/2015  | 
As people sift through the Ashley Madison data dump, this massive breach should spark a conversation among IT and security professionals, especially ones who work in the government and cyber-security fields.
NASA Tells Us Not To Panic Over Asteroids
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
NASA continues its public service of reminding us all not to panic over misleading reports of our impending doom.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
Go Programming Language Is Growing Up
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
The Go programming language hits version 1.5 with new features and a new maturity.
Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
A new report from PageFair and Adobe finds ad blocking software will cost websites more than $21 billion in lost revenue this year, and that's only expected to increase in 2016.
iPad Pro's Arrival Timed For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
Apple's big-screened iPad Pro won't enter mass production until September or October, and the business-oriented tablet may come with a stylus.
Comic: Not So Wearables
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
A gaming smartwatch? You know it is only a matter of time until someone tries it.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Windows 10 Upgrade? Try A MacBook
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
With 'Marshmallow,' Android 6.0 Matures Anew
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
Android 6.0, or "Marshmallow," brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
IBM's LinuxONE Mainframe: What's Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
Linux on a mainframe is not a new idea. Red Hat and SUSE are already there. Linux on an affordable mainframe is the new idea.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5 Bank On Camera Performance
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
10 Reasons Why Google Alphabet Exists
Commentary  |  8/16/2015  | 
Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 5: A High-End Gamble
Commentary  |  8/15/2015  | 
Samsung hopes its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ handsets will boost sales, but may find them a hard sell.
Apple TV Streaming Service Delayed Until 2016
Commentary  |  8/15/2015  | 
It looks like an important part of Apple TV's revamp has been delayed. Media conglomerates and Apple are stuck in place after months of negotiation rights to streaming live TV to Apple customers.
Apple's Boot Camp 6 Supports Windows 10
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
Apple has officially released Boot Camp 6, which allows Mac users to run Windows 10 on their machines within a virtual environment.
Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
CIOs Face Budget Choices Thanks To Strong US Dollar
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
A strong US dollar means that hardware and software pricing are going to rise. Garter is advising CIOs to be prepared for some sticker shock.
IT Life Radio: The Evolution Of Crowdfunding
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
The next episode of IT Life Radio will discuss the growth and changes of crowdfunding and how it is attractive to larger enterprises.
Windows 10 IoT Core Targets Raspberry Pi Crowd
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
Microsoft wants a piece of the IoT market, and the Windows 10 IoT Core version of the new OS is part of that. For those using Raspberry Pi it's another option.
Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Good For Android
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
With Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, the company is going to focus on its most important product: Android.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
Google's Android One Phone Needs To Hit $50 Price Point
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Google is looking to revamp its Android One smartphone offering in India, with company executives saying the device needs to hit the $50 price point.
iPhone 6s Likely To Arrive Sept. 9
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Apple is reportedly ready to reveal the iPhone 6s, along with a new AppleTV, and iPads, during a Sept. 9 event.
Azure Cloud: Beyond Windows-Only IT Shops
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Here's why some Linux administrators will feel at home within Microsoft's Azure cloud ecosystem.
Jon Stewart's Last 'Daily Show': 10 Leadership Lessons
Commentary  |  8/9/2015  | 
Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" in a way that exemplifies the kind of leader he has been for 16 years. Here are 10 lessons that any leader can learn from his example.
IT Department Makes Hamster Wheel From iMac Boxes
Commentary  |  8/9/2015  | 
An IT department used iMac boxes to make a giant human hamster wheel and also demonstrated the value of letting your team play.
iPhone 6s Roundup: 5 Things We Think We Know
Commentary  |  8/8/2015  | 
In September, Apple is expected to launch a new smartphone that most are calling the iPhone 6s. As with previous launches, there's a tsunami of rumors and speculation.
Tell Us Your Best IT Story In Six Words
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
IO9's six-word sci-fi story contest has inspired us to ask the same of you. Check out what it's all about, then give us your best shot.
Pebble Time Steel Orders Open, Apple Watch Hits Best Buy
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Pebble has begun accepting orders for the Pebble Time Steel smartwatch just as Apple's wearable expands availability to Best Buy stores in the US.
Why Android Fragmentation Is A Good Thing
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
A recent report talks about the "fragmented" Android market. We think "diverse" is a more accurate word to describe the state of affairs. Here's why that's a good thing.
Life As A Road Warrior Will Kill You
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
Making heroes out of the people who fly all over the world for business is killing them. There has to be a better way.
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