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10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016  | 
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Slideshows  |  1/29/2016  | 
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016  | 
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016  | 
Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016  | 
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Twitter's 10,000-Character Limit Bump Makes Business Sense
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
Epic tweets could arrive before the end of April, according to a report. Users are not happy about the prospect so far, but it makes business sense.
Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Yahoo Now Alerting Users Of State-Sponsored Hacks
News  |  12/26/2015  | 
Yahoo will begin warning its users when the company suspects that customers' accounts have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter and Facebook have already started similar alert systems.
Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will acquire messaging startup Talko from its former exec Ray Ozzie, but he won't be rejoining the company.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015  | 
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Facebook At Work Slated For 2016 Debut
News  |  12/14/2015  | 
Facebook for Work -- a stripped-down version of the world's most popular social networking site -- will officially debut in the coming months, according to a number of different media reports.
Walmart Jumps Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Walmart Pay debuts this month, joining the already-crowded mobile payment ranks that include Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and many others.
Google's Pixel C: Hands-On Review
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015  | 
The first Google-made Android tablet lets you leave your laptop at home, though you may still miss it.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015  | 
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015  | 
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015  | 
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
Google+ Mobile Refresh: Will Revamp Get Users Engaging?
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Google's social media platform claims a high number of users but little active engagement. Now, the company is hoping a revamped Google+ that is designed for mobile will succeed.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Defends Use Of Safety Check
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
After facing criticism for not activating the Safety Check feature following the terror attacks in Beirut, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defends its use in Paris following Friday's terrorist attacks.
Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation, Finally
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
At last, app-dependent travelers can get directions even in areas with no network connection. But it's only for Android users, for now.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Bolsters Machine Learning Capabilities
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Microsoft is changing its approach to customer service in Dynamics CRM 2016, which will include Azure Machine Learning among its new capabilities.
VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
News  |  10/31/2015  | 
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Outlook On iOS, Android Gets UI Revamp
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
Microsoft redesigns the iOS and Android versions of Outlook, which will soon replace calendar app Sunrise.
Facebook Expands FbStart Program For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
To help convince mobile developers to integrate Facebook technology into their apps, the social network has added more partners to FbStart.
Office 2016: 8 Enterprise-Worthy Features
Slideshows  |  10/28/2015  | 
The newest version of Office is designed for consumer and business users alike. So, which new features will matter most in the enterprise? Here's a look at the ones you'll really want for work.
Facebook At Work App 'Liked' By Major Bank
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
The Royal Bank of Scotland sees value in Facebook as an enterprise communication tool, and plans to roll out the Facebook at Work app to 100,000 employees worldwide.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015  | 
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps Optimized For iOS 9
Slideshows  |  10/25/2015  | 
Apple packed several new features into iOS 9. Here are 10 apps upgraded to make the most of them.
Facebook iOS App Update Fixes iPhone Battery Drain
Commentary  |  10/24/2015  | 
Facebook releases an update to its iOS app that will stop the excessive drain on iPhone batteries that users were reporting.
Facebook TechPrep Emphasizes Computer Science, Programming, Diversity
News  |  10/22/2015  | 
Facebook is turning its skills at connecting people in a new direction with the launch of a TechPrep, a website designed to get kids invested in computer science, while promoting diversity.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
News  |  10/22/2015  | 
CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for past platform changes and promises to work with developers rather than against them. The company also introduced a series of enhancements to Fabric and Gnip.
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015  | 
Google's updated Nexus line of smartphones, from LG and Huawei, shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its best. Google provided us with one of each model for review. Here's what we discovered.
Windows 10 PC, Mobile Builds, Skype For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/17/2015  | 
Microsoft released preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Skype for Business came to iOS. Acer launched new Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft's Skype For Business Officially Lands On iOS
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
iPhone and iPad users can now download Skype for Business, which Microsoft has rolled out to iOS devices.
Machine Learning: How Algorithms Get You Clicking
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
Technology may be able to free journalists from creating sensationalistic stories to generate online traffic, but it doesn't alter what people choose to read.
Apple Buys VocalIQ To Supercharge Siri
News  |  10/3/2015  | 
The purchase could give Apple the software it needs to take Siri, and potentially its automotive project, to the next level.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015  | 
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
iOS 9: 10 More Hidden Features To Explore
Slideshows  |  9/27/2015  | 
Apple fortified iOS 9 with so many features, we're still discovering them. Here are 10 more tricks for iPhone and iPad users.
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