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Apple TV Gets Voice Dictation In Latest Round Of OS Betas
Commentary  |  2/9/2016  | 
Apple pushed out new builds of tvOS, watchOS, iOS, and OS X this week, adding features and improving performance along the way.
Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  2/9/2016  | 
Cloud, big data, and security are all big factors in education IT this year. At the same time, there is a cultural shift taking place not only among the student body, but within the demographics of the IT departments themselves.
Comic: Respect Your Elders
Commentary  |  2/8/2016  | 
In tech, we tend to like the new and shiny. But never forget the power of legacy systems, whether they are actual systems or just older IT pros.
BlackBerry Layoffs Leave Dark Cloud Over Handset Business
Commentary  |  2/8/2016  | 
BlackBerry cut about 200 employees this month, which prompted many to question its commitment to smartphones, BlackBerry 10 in particular.
Bimodal IT: Best Of Both Worlds For Large Enterprises
Commentary  |  2/8/2016  | 
Managing two separate modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility, can be critical for IT success -- if the company is large enough.
Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Commentary  |  2/5/2016  | 
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.
Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify, Orders Domino's Pizza
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
Alexa's new powers mean you can't ask for a better Super Bowl party companion than the Amazon Echo. The AI-powered device now plays music from Spotify and orders you pizza from Domino's.
Best Agile Method For Your Team: Scrum Vs. Kanban
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
What's the best way to bring Agile to your team? The answer depends on just what you want to transform.
Fitbit, Other Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
Odds are pretty high that your wearable is spilling personal data all over the place, says a new study. But the Apple Watch may be the exception.
Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 May Launch At Apple March Event
Commentary  |  2/2/2016  | 
Apple might unveil new products, including the iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se, and new strap options for the Apple Watch, in March.
Comic: Augmented Profits
Commentary  |  2/2/2016  | 
Sometimes there is a fine line between augmented reality and alternate reality.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch, Android Marshmallow Plans For S6 Unveiled
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 at a media event scheduled in February, while it's also preparing to update its existing phones to Android 6.
Xerox Corporate Split Reflects Changing Industry Dynamics
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Xerox announced that the company will split into two separate public companies, one focusing on hardware and software, the other dedicated to professional services.
Apple May Lose Biggest Company Title To Google Parent Alphabet
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Apple first captured the title of the world's largest company when its market capitalization exceeded that of Exxon Mobil in 2011. But now, the iPhone maker is poised to see its title ripped away by another tech titan -- Google's parent company Alphabet.
Airborne Robot Can Replace Ladders In Industrial Environments
Commentary  |  1/30/2016  | 
Ladders are dangerous. Appelix wants to replace them with airborne robots for industrial applications.
Microsoft Windows Phone Headed Toward Zombieland?
Commentary  |  1/29/2016  | 
New flagship hardware released during Q4 wasn't enough to help overcome Microsoft Windows Phone's long, downward spiral into a zombie platform.
Samsung Smartphone Strategy: Diversify Offerings, Improve Software
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
Samsung says it plans to shake up its smartphone business to reinvigorate slumping sales.
OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
Is The iPhone Finally Losing Its Mojo?
Commentary  |  1/27/2016  | 
Sales of iPhones have flattened and are expected to begin receding. Can Apple do anything to change course?
iOS, WatchOS Beta Builds For Developers Pushed Out
Commentary  |  1/26/2016  | 
Apple gave developers new test versions of all its major platforms this week -- iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and OS X.
Google Glass Sharpens Focus On The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2016  | 
Signs point to a sharper focus on the enterprise as Google Glass 2 designs surface and Google's consumer social media accounts for Glass shut down.
Comic: Convertibles
Commentary  |  1/25/2016  | 
Convertibles are the new sexy devices, but they don't give you that feeling of the wind blowing in your hair.
Microsoft's Selfie App A Hit With iPhone Users
Commentary  |  1/25/2016  | 
Microsoft added new features to its month-old Selfie app for iOS, as it touted the app's more than 500,000 downloads within its first two weeks. But had Microsoft added a video feature, its download rate may have been substantially more.
iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3: More Details Emerge
Commentary  |  1/25/2016  | 
Apple reportedly has a new iPhone, iPad, Watch, and MacBook on deck and ready to launch in the months ahead.
Compuware CEO: Mainframes Can Be Agile
Commentary  |  1/22/2016  | 
Compuware has gone back to its mainframe roots, and it has made the trip agile, CEO Chris O'Malley tells InformationWeek in an interview.
iOS 9.2.1 Gives Older iPhones A Performance Boost
Commentary  |  1/21/2016  | 
iOS 9.2.1, the latest system update from Apple, improves the performance of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Apple's Design Patents Are Too Broad, Industry Groups Argue
Commentary  |  1/21/2016  | 
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Electronic Frontier Foundation are among those filing friends-of-the-court briefs supporting Samsung in its appeal to the US Supreme Court. This latest wrinkle in the long-running Apple v. Samsung case raises important questions about how our patent system is being used.
Comic: The Dangers Of CES
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
Lots of great products are available at CES. It is a wonder this doesn't happen more often.
LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
Mobile World Congress 2016: 5G, IoT And Politics On Tap
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona is a mere five weeks away. Here's a look at what we're expecting at the event, amidst local, national, and global politics.
Samsung: Galaxy Note 5's S Pen Problem Is Fixed
Commentary  |  1/19/2016  | 
Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 5's hardware to prevent the S Pen stylus from getting stuck, but details are few.
iPhone 7 Could Offer Significant Camera Advancements
Commentary  |  1/18/2016  | 
Patents filed by Apple suggest the company is working on a bevy of new features for the iPhone 7's camera, such as dual-shooting modes.
Ford's Autonomous Car: Under The Hood
Commentary  |  1/18/2016  | 
Ford is building an autonomous car and the technology for the test vehicle is more familiar than you might think.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Commentary  |  1/18/2016  | 
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
IT Infrastructure Trends: 5 Worth Watching
Commentary  |  1/18/2016  | 
Any infrastructure projects that can either cut costs or improve data protection should be tops on your list. Here, we look at five infrastructure trends that will help CIOs determine the best places to invest their budget dollars wisely in the next 12 months.
Microsoft Rewards Lumia 950 Owners With Free Office 365
Commentary  |  1/16/2016  | 
People who've purchased the Windows 10-based Lumia 950 or 950 XL can score a free subscription to Office 365 thanks to Microsoft.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Commentary  |  1/15/2016  | 
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Samsung Fabbing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chip
Commentary  |  1/14/2016  | 
Samsung's second-generation 14nm fabrication line will start pumping out the Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm's most important mobile chip. Samsung may also use the processor in its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
Tech Companies Worth Buying With Your Powerball Winnings
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
With the Powerball jackpot sitting at a record $1.5 billion, a lucky winner in Wednesday night's drawing could snap up some tech companies like Box or Etsy and still have money left over for a cup of high-octane coffee.
Samsung Galaxy S7: More Details Leaked
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
Sightings on an AnTuTu benchmark page have revealed results likely generated by the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7, leaking a spate of specs.
UPS: 3D Printing Maps Out A New Future
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
UPS is embracing 3D printing as part of the future of logistics. Here's how the logistics company is using technology and some key partnerships to map out a new future for its supply chain.
iOS 9.3 Heralds Significant Education Features
Commentary  |  1/12/2016  | 
iOS 9.3, the not-so-minor update to Apple's mobile operating system, targets educators with tons of new school-focused tools.
CES 2016: Glitzy Tech And Marketing Playground
Commentary  |  1/12/2016  | 
Every year, the worlds of marketing and technology collide in Las Vegas for one week during CES. The 2016 CES, which included drones, virtual reality, and more, proved no exception.
Comic: Unwearables
Commentary  |  1/11/2016  | 
Wearables were one of the top gifts of 2015, but not all of them were created equal.
iPhone 5e Rumors Point To Smaller, Cheaper Model
Commentary  |  1/11/2016  | 
A new report suggests the 4-inch iPhone expected soon will be powered by Apple's A8 chip and named the iPhone 5e.
4 Data Security Tips For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/11/2016  | 
Security challenges facing CIOs will continue to escalate because the payoffs are high for perpetrators, and risks are relatively low. Here are four tips to help turn your organization -- and your data -- into less appealing targets for the bad guys.
Smartphones From China Dominate CES 2016
Commentary  |  1/8/2016  | 
The majority of new hardware revealed CES in Las Vegas this week came not from market leaders, but from rising vendors from China.
Windows 10 Migration: 4 Tips To Help IT Prepare
Commentary  |  1/8/2016  | 
IT professionals have a lot to consider when contemplating a migration to Windows 10. These four tips will help make upgrading as smooth as possible for yourself, and your enterprise end users.
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