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iPhone 7: Top 5 Rumors We're Following
News  |  12/6/2015
Apple is reportedly testing five prototypes of the iPhone 7. Here are five rumors circulating about the model predicted to debut next year.
Cortana Taps Power BI, Wikipedia Leans On AI: Big Data Roundup
Commentary  |  12/6/2015
In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a new big data summit for Apache Kafka users, plus a quiz on how well you know the difference between big data terms and Pokemon names.
Porsche Joins Electric Car Race With Mission E Project
News  |  12/5/2015
Porsche, the iconic sports car manufacturer, is going electric with Mission E, which will put the first all electric Porsche on the road by the end of the decade.
iPhone 6c Rumors Suggest A9 Processor, Apple Pay
Commentary  |  12/5/2015
With the rumored iPhone 6c, Apple may move away from the polycarbonate case but keep the color spectrum, and might add a faster processor and Apple Pay.
HoloLens App Contest, Surface Phone Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/5/2015
This week brought a wealth of updates on HoloLens, Windows 10 IoT, Dynamics CRM 2016, Outlook features and Microsoft's mobile strategy.
Google Cardboard Camera App Expands VR Experience
Commentary  |  12/4/2015
Google has released its Cardboard Camera app, which looks to bring the company's VR experience to Android-based smartphones.
Windows Struggles As iOS, Android Dominate Smartphone Space, IDC Says
Commentary  |  12/4/2015
Microsoft will have a hard time selling Windows handsets while Apple and Google keep their shares at or near current levels, according to research firm IDC.
Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
News  |  12/4/2015
Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015
Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here's a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
HPE Promos Synergy Platform For Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/4/2015
HPE's Discovery event in London set the stage for fresh details about the Synergy platform, an architecture designed for hybrid cloud computing. HPE also announced a preferred partnership with Microsoft Azure.
Apple Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source
News  |  12/4/2015
Swift is the programming language for Apple software going forward. And with its release under the open source Apache 2.0 license, it becomes a potential vehicle for crafting applications that run on Android, Linux, Windows, and other operating systems.
8 Apps, Gadgets To Keep IT Pros Awake On The Job
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015
Working nights? Pulling long shifts? Stretched too thin during the holidays? Here's a list of apps and gadgets to make sure you don't fall asleep on the job.
Signal Encrypted Messaging App Comes To Desktops
Commentary  |  12/3/2015
Open Whisper Systems announces an open beta of the desktop version of its encrypted messaging application Signal. The app is endorsed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Fitbit, Apple Lead Wearables Market In Q3, IDC Finds
News  |  12/3/2015
Wearables continue to increase in popularity, with more than 21 million units shipped in the third quarter of this year, IDC reports. Fitbit and Apple are continuing to dominate, while Samsung is slipping.
iOS 9 Adoption Hits 70%, Blowing Away Android 6
Commentary  |  12/3/2015
iPhone and iPad owners have updated to iOS 9 at a quicker pace than last year's iOS 8, according to Apple.
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Strategy 'Won't Work'
News  |  12/3/2015
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks Windows Phone should run Android apps and the company should be more open about cloud earnings.
Ford SYNC Update Brings Siri Eyes-Free To 5 Million Drivers
News  |  12/3/2015
An update to the Ford's SYNC platform will give 5 million drivers access to Siri Eye-Free, which will let them make phone calls and ask for directions.
File Sync & Share: When Worlds Collide
Commentary  |  12/3/2015
Files stored both on-premises and in the cloud require one cohesive file management system. This is contrary to what most organizations are using, and IT is stuck in the middle.
Microsoft Wants Your HoloLens Ideas
News  |  12/3/2015
Microsoft has launched a contest to find its next HoloLens app idea. The winner will be involved in the process of seeing their app become reality.
Salesforce Connect Opens App Dev To Non-Coders
News  |  12/3/2015
Salesforce Connect lets non-programmers build their own front-end apps in the Salesforce user interface that can read and write to third-party applications including SAP and others.
Best Free iPhone, Android Apps: Our Top 10
Slideshows  |  12/3/2015
As we reflect on 2015, we look back on the iPhone and Android mobile apps that made our lives easier. Here are our top picks.
EFF Accuses Google Of Violating Student Privacy
News  |  12/2/2015
A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google isn't living up to its pledge to protect student privacy.
Amazon Patents Have Designs On Augmented-Reality Living Rooms
Commentary  |  12/2/2015
Not satisfied with online sales and cloud computing, Amazon has been awarded two patents to create augmented reality in the living room.
Microsoft 'Surface Phone' Reportedly Coming
Commentary  |  12/2/2015
Microsoft may replace the Lumia brand next year with a Surface Phone running Windows 10 Mobile, according to reports.
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: A Notebook, Tablet Hybrid
News  |  12/2/2015
Another hybrid notebook hits the market with the launch of the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga, which features four work modes and a stylus for designers. The company also released the ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310.
Amazon Adds 'Dedicated Hosts' To Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  12/2/2015
Amazon has long spurned the move, but a new emphasis on enterprise computing dictates that the company offer single-tenant hosts for customers.
3 Traps New IT Leaders Need to Avoid
Commentary  |  12/2/2015
Three common mistakes first-time IT leaders make can freak out staff, get in the way of proving yourself, and ultimately cause you to fail. Here's how to dodge them.
Wikipedia Bets On AI To Rebuild Editor Ranks
News  |  12/2/2015
Wikipedia will leverage a new machine learning service called ORES to automate reviews of revisions to flag ones that are problematic and make it easier for human editors to get their proposed revisions approved.
FBI's Spy Tool Details Exposed After Gag Order Is Lifted
Commentary  |  12/2/2015
Following an 11-year battle, Nicholas Merrill finally gets to publicly talk about the FBI's National Security Letter, which demanded he hand over a wide swath of private information about one of his ISP customers.
10 Hot Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers For Your Holiday Gift List
Slideshows  |  12/2/2015
Wearable tech gadgets, such as smartwatches, are popular must-haves on holiday shopping lists. Here, we take a closer look at this season's best picks from Apple, LG, and Fitbit.
Adobe Flash: Death By 1,000 Cuts
News  |  12/1/2015
Adobe's Flash Professional next year will be called Animate CC, and it will focus on creating HTML5 content.
Microsoft Integrates Cortana, Power BI
News  |  12/1/2015
Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1.
Samsung Mobile CEO Out As Smartphone Sales Sag
Commentary  |  12/1/2015
The change in leadership reflects Samsung's loss of faith in J.K. Shin after sales of the Samsung Galaxy S6 fell far short of expectations.
Nokia OZO VR Camera Available For $60,000
News  |  12/1/2015
Virtual reality moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia's $60,000 OZO virtual reality camera.
Microsoft PowerApps: Software Creation Without Coding
News  |  12/1/2015
Microsoft has introduced PowerApps, designed to bring fast development to business applications and letting users create their own apps without having to write a single line of code.
Richard Stallman Is Not The Father Of Open Source
Commentary  |  12/1/2015
Richard Stallman is absolutely certain of many things. One of them is that he is not the father of open source software.
Comic: Virtual Reality Offers Second Chances
Commentary  |  12/1/2015
Miss the perfect joke? Screw up in a meeting? Virtual reality offers you a second chance.
Amazon Revisits Prime Air Delivery By Drone
News  |  12/1/2015
In a video released on Sunday, Jeremy Clarkson describes how Amazon Prime Air will offer deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Eventually.
7 PC Alternatives For Work: Tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultraportables
Slideshows  |  12/1/2015
A recent spate of enterprise-class tablets -- and a significant increase in the ability to create content on tablets -- could change how enterprise users view the devices.
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