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 , 2/5/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/31/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/30/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/29/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/29/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/25/201610 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/24/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/23/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/20/201627 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/20/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/18/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/18/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/18/20166 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/17/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 1/17/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/16/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/15/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.