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Coffee Shops' WiFi Ranked
Eric Zeman,
News
Starbucks ranks first in WiFi speed, but nobody is offering really fast connections, a new study says.
By Eric Zeman , 9/30/2014
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Myo: More Muscle For Wearables?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/30/2014
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Smuggled iPhones Not Hot In China
Eric Zeman,
News
Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices smuggled into China slows dramatically, even as Apple prepares to start selling the devices there.
By Eric Zeman , 9/29/2014
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Tech In Far-Flung Settings
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Technology is finding its way into formerly inaccessible places, often with amazing or beautiful results. But are you ready for drone selfies?
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/29/2014
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Windows Threshold Event: 6 Things To Expect
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft has much to prove when it shows off the next version of Windows at an event this Tuesday. Here's what to expect.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/27/2014
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7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
News
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/27/2014
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BlackBerry Sells 200,000 Passport Smartphones
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/26/2014
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Microsoft, Google & Apple: Education Smackdown
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft tries to woo students with free Office 365 accounts as Apple and Google continue to make gains in the classroom.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/26/2014
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Geekend: Blackberry's Passport & Phone Design's Future
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
BlackBerry's chunky Passport begs the question: Is it time to ditch the rectangular phone for something new?
By David Wagner Community Editor, 9/26/2014
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Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Won't Break iPhones
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple pushes out an update to its update that bricked new iPhones.
By Eric Zeman , 9/26/2014
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Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/26/2014
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Amazon Expands Twitter Trial To Wish Lists
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Twitter users can save Amazon products to their wish list by replying to tweets with the #AmazonWishList hashtag.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/25/2014
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My iOS 8 Update-Gate Survival Story
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Like many others, I fell victim to Apple's botched update to iOS 8. Here's how I brought my iPhone back to life.
By Eric Zeman , 9/25/2014
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BlackBerry's Hardware Hail Mary: 4 Challenges
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Is BlackBerry's Passport smartphone a triumph for keyboard loyalists? Or BlackBerry's last hurrah in hardware?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/25/2014
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Apple Yanks Buggy iOS 8 Update
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Apple continues a week of miscues with an iOS 8 update that killed cellular service for some users.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/25/2014
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Talko: Collaboration's Missing Link?
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Ray Ozzie's new app, Talko, blends live and recorded voice conversations with text messages and images for mobile workforces. We talk to Talko co-founder Matt Pope.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/24/2014
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Data Science That Makes a Difference
Vijay Raghavan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis
Commentary
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
By Vijay Raghavan Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis, 9/24/2014
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9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/24/2014
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Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Ken Parmelee, Technology and Business Development Head, IBM MobileFirst
Commentary
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
By Ken Parmelee Technology and Business Development Head, IBM MobileFirst, 9/24/2014
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iOS 8 Users Gripe About Bugs
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple's latest operating system may be its "best ever," but iOS 8 is stumbling out the gate with a fair share of bugs, posters to Apple forums say.
By Eric Zeman , 9/23/2014
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