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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
News
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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iOS 9.2.1 Gives Older iPhones A Performance Boost
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
iOS 9.2.1, the latest system update from Apple, improves the performance of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
By Eric Zeman , 1/21/2016
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Smartphone Growth Increasing Even As Consumer Spending Declines
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
While the smartphone market continues to grow, mobile device sales won't make up for an overall decline in consumer spending this year, according to a new report from Gartner.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/20/2016
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Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/20/2016
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Microsoft: No Support For Windows 7, Windows 8.1 PCs With New CPUs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Enterprises and consumers who purchase hardware with new CPUs will no longer have the option of running Windows 7 and 8.1 on their new systems. But one set of buyers will receive a temporary reprieve.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 1/18/2016
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IT Change Control: 8 Ways To Improve Your Processes
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
The words "change control" may seem like an oxymoron, but that is exactly what IT is charged with doing each time the business asks for a new application, service, or device. But IT change control processes are often mired in an outdated culture that's not in line with today's business technology reality. Here's what you can do to bring your IT change control processes up to date.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/18/2016
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How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 1/18/2016
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iOS 9.3 Offers Night Shift For Late-Night iPhone Users
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Now you can rest easy while still staying tied to your iPhone. Night Shift, a new feature in iOS 9.3, warms your screen's color temperature to reduce eye strain before sleeping.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/17/2016
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Microsoft R Updates, IBM's Fraud-Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
In our big data roundup for the past week, we've got news from Microsoft about what it's been doing with statistical modeling language R, IBM's acquisition of a real-time fraud analytics company, Baidu's donation of some machine learning efforts to open source, and a management shakeup at Apache Spark company Databricks.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/17/2016
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Microsoft Rewards Lumia 950 Owners With Free Office 365
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
People who've purchased the Windows 10-based Lumia 950 or 950 XL can score a free subscription to Office 365 thanks to Microsoft.
By Eric Zeman , 1/16/2016
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