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Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.
By Eric Zeman , 7/25/2016
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Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/25/2016
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Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
By Eric Zeman , 7/22/2016
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Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
By Eric Zeman , 7/21/2016
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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/21/2016
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iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
By Eric Zeman , 7/20/2016
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Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/20/2016
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iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
By Eric Zeman , 7/19/2016
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Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
By Eric Zeman , 7/18/2016
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White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/16/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
By Eric Zeman , 7/13/2016
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Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
By Eric Zeman , 7/12/2016
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
By Eric Zeman , 7/11/2016
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iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Show Revamped Antenna Placement
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
New photos of the upcoming iPhone 7 indicate Apple has redesigned the smartphone's antenna bands and enlarged the size of the camera lens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/11/2016
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HummingBad Malware Infects 85 Million Android Devices
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A group of Chinese hackers dubbed Yingmob is using a sophisticated malware campaign called HummingBad to access and sell the info stored on Android devices. The malware may have already infected 85 million devices.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/9/2016
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Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/7/2016
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Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
By Eric Zeman , 7/7/2016
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iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
By Eric Zeman , 7/6/2016
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iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/5/2016
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