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BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/31/2015
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How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/31/2015
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iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
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.
By Eric Zeman , 8/30/2015
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Facebook M: 10 Things We Wish It Could Do
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 8/30/2015
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Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/28/2015
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Apple Watch Debuts At No. 2 In Wearables Market
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
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.
By Eric Zeman , 8/28/2015
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10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/28/2015
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Former Apple CEO Unveils 2 Low-Cost Obi Smartphones
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5 are two more low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets. The phones run Android and offer sophisticated cameras.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/27/2015
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Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
By Eric Zeman , 8/26/2015
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Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
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.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 8/26/2015
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WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2015
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Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 8/25/2015
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10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/25/2015
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Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/24/2015
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LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/24/2015
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Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
By Eric Zeman , 8/24/2015
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Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2015
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Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 of-the-shelf cloud-based products.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2015
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Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/20/2015
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iPad Pro's Arrival Timed For Fourth Quarter
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
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.
By Eric Zeman , 8/20/2015
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