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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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Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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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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Samsung Galaxy S7: 5 Features It Needs
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone is almost here. These are the features we most want to see added to the Galaxy S7.
By Eric Zeman , 2/10/2016
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IoT Reality: Smart Homes Not Smart Enough Yet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
The Internet of Things needs standardization and easier programming options. Until then, the promise of IoT for consumers remains unfulfilled.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/10/2016
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Google, Apple Aim To Kill Passwords
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Apple, Yahoo, and Google are making inroads into enabling smartphones to become a replacement for entering passwords -- a move that may not come soon enough for some users and help desks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/9/2016
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MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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Apple TV Gets Voice Dictation In Latest Round Of OS Betas
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple pushed out new builds of tvOS, watchOS, iOS, and OS X this week, adding features and improving performance along the way.
By Eric Zeman , 2/9/2016
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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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Google's Next Cardboard Could Be Plastic
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Google is said to be preparing an updated VR headset. The new version could include more sensors, higher quality lenses, and a plastic shell.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/8/2016
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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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'AlienSpy' Family Openly Sold As Subscription Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Adwind -- a relative of the infamous AlienSpy spyware -- offered as malware-as-a-service to all types of attackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 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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Apple To Accept Cracked iPhones For Credit
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Apple is relaxing its trade-in policies for users who want to swap their busted iPhones for upgraded devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/6/2016
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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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Visa Debuts Developer Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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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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