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Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/4/2016
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Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/3/2016
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Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/1/2016
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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/31/2016
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Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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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
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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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Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/29/2016
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10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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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 Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/28/2016
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Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/27/2016
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Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2016
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8 Ways SaaS Delivers Business Value
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Sure, software as a service still offers an easy point of entry for small and midsized businesses that need to upgrade their software. But today's cloud-based options offer even more for businesses of all sizes.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/26/2016
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11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/26/2016
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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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Mac OS X El Capitan: 10 Productivity Tips
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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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
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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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Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
Eric Zeman,
News
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
By Eric Zeman , 1/22/2016
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9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2016
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