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MyShake Android App Helps Detect Earthquakes
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
UC Berkeley scientists have launched a smartphone app that uses smartphones to pinpoint the location and intensity of earthquakes. The app is available to Android users through Google Play.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/14/2016
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iPhone 7 Vs. Galaxy S7: Comparing Smartphone Rumors
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Samsung's newest smartphone flagship, the Galaxy S7, will arrive Feb. 21, while the iPhone 7 rumor mill will continue to churn through September. What are the best rumors about each? Here's a brief list.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/13/2016
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AT&T Plans 5G Technology Tests Later This Year
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
AT&T is planning to test super speedy 5G technologies by the end of the year in homes and offices in Austin. The 5G testing comes at a time when data-hogging video that can slow networks down accounts for more than half of the data traffic on AT&T's networks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/13/2016
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Windows 10 Update Site, IoT Incubation: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week launched a website for Windows 10 updates, gave Insiders a new preview option, and announced a total of 74 Android device partners.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/13/2016
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iPhone Error 53 Prompts Lawsuit Against Apple
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Following on reports of the iPhone Error 53, Apple is being taken to task for bricking the iPhones of consumers who sought out cheaper repairs. Attorneys are asking users to join a class action lawsuit against the company.
By Eric Zeman , 2/12/2016
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Google Plans VR Headset That Won't Rely On Smartphones
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The race for dominance of the virtual reality market continues as Google plans to introduce a more sophisticated headset to market. Unlike Cardboard, this new VR headset won't rely on a smartphone, according to reports.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/12/2016
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Microsoft: 74 Device Partners Will Bring Office To Android
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is finding new routes to mobile success by partnering with 74 device makers to bring its apps and services, including Office, to Android tablets and smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/11/2016
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100: Dedicated Processor For Wearables
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Qualcomm's newly released Snapdragon Wear 2100 is a new processor platform that will power the next generation of Android Wear smart devices. The chipmaker also detailed new platforms for smartphones and tablets.
By Eric Zeman , 2/11/2016
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Google Killing Off Flash-Based Ads By June
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
While Adobe Flash is little loved, its retirement has been a slow one. Google has announced steps to speed the process, and it will switch over to an HTML5 format in June.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/10/2016
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Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
Commentary
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.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 2/9/2016
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iPhone Error 53 Is A Deadly Security Feature
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
iPhone users are seeing a new twist on the dreaded "Error 53" screens, which signals a smartphone is beyond repair. Apple reportedly notes that Error 53 is the result of a Touch ID security feature designed to protect users.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/8/2016
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BlackBerry Layoffs Leave Dark Cloud Over Handset Business
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
BlackBerry cut about 200 employees this month, which prompted many to question its commitment to smartphones, BlackBerry 10 in particular.
By Eric Zeman , 2/8/2016
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Apple Retail Stores Headed To India Soon
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Apple is working to open retail stores in India, now the world's second-largest smartphone market. Although Apple has eyed the country for a while now, the company's plans point to a quick and rapid expansion to help its iPhone sales.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/8/2016
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Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphones Coming To US
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Sony is bringing its Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones to the US. The waterproof handsets offer two days of battery life and killer cameras, but lack fingerprint scanning technology.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/8/2016
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Mozilla To Kill Firefox OS For Smartphones, Shift Focus To IoT
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Mozilla announces plans to cancel support and development on Firefox OS for smartphones in order to shift efforts to connected devices and the Internet of Things.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/6/2016
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SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/6/2016
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Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
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.
By Eric Zeman , 2/5/2016
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Tim Cook Talks iPhone Sales At Apple Town Hall
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
During a town hall-style meeting with employees at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, CEO Tim Cook talks about the company's future plans. Cook also spoke about revitalizing the iPad, Apple's future headquarters, and how the company plans to expand in the entertainment market.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 2/5/2016
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8 iPhone Apps To Help Tackle Super Bowl 50
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
If you want to get more out of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, here's our list of eight different iPhone apps that will keep you covered all day long during the big game and America's unofficial holiday.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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