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Microsoft: 74 Device Partners Will Bring Office To Android
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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Microsoft, HCL Partner For IoT Incubation Center
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and HCL Technologies are building an incubation hub to use the Azure IoT Suite for enterprise adoption of IoT across verticals.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/11/2016
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Windows 10 Updates History Site Launched
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's new Window 10 update history website will contain notes on each update and serve as a hub for information on older releases.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/10/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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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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BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 2/9/2016
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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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9 Biographies Of Tech Icons You Should Know
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Here are the stories of tech influencers, from Thomas Edison through Linus Torvalds, who shaped the present and future of technology. Some of these icons are less famous than others, but all have had a role in shaping and changing the way we live, work, and communicate.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 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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Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/31/2016
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Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/30/2016
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Safari Snafu Fixed, But Apple AC Plug Adapter Recalled
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Widespread reports of Apple's Safari browser crashing on iOS devices and Macs emerged this week, but Apple reportedly has fixed the issue just as it geared up to deal with another problem -- a recall of its AC wall plug adapters.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft's Cortana To Spy On Email To Keep You On Track
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft plans to make Cortana smarter with the ability to scan emails and set alerts for commitments you may forget.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/25/2016
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iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3: More Details Emerge
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple reportedly has a new iPhone, iPad, Watch, and MacBook on deck and ready to launch in the months ahead.
By Eric Zeman , 1/25/2016
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Mac OS X El Capitan: 10 Productivity Tips
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan has its share of features that can help employees be more productive in their work. Some of the tips we're sharing here deal with the operating system itself, while others are concerned with the small applications that come with the operating system. When it comes to making the most of time spent at a computer, every little bit helps.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 1/24/2016
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Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/23/2016
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