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Intel Unveils Core, Xeon Chips
News  |  6/3/2015
At the Computex show this week, Intel showed off souped-up Xeon and Core chips that address the needs of both high-end servers and consumer PCs.
Fitness Bands Lead Wearables During First Quarter
Commentary  |  6/3/2015
Smartwatches account for only one quarter of wearables shipped during the first three months of the year, according to IDC. Can the Apple Watch change that?
Tim Cook: Customers, Not Companies, Should Control Their Data
News  |  6/3/2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook told a crowd that consumer data should be theirs to keep and not used to make businesses money. He targeted Google and Facebook without mentioning them.
Couchbase Bets On Standard NoSQL Query Language
News  |  6/3/2015
With N1QL, Couchbase aims to do for NoSQL what SQL did for relational databases: create a standard query language that works across NoSQL systems. Bonus: it's SQL-compatible.
Apple Watch Pays For Itself
Commentary  |  6/3/2015
Or the Apple Watch would if time were truly money.
Google Play Ban Challenged By App Maker Disconnect
News  |  6/3/2015
The dispute raises an important question for individuals and businesses: Who controls the software on mobile devices?
IT Life Radio: Get Rid of Annual Reviews
Commentary  |  6/3/2015
Tune in to hear a better way of providing managerial feedback.
Windows 10: 5 Key Features For Business
Slideshows  |  6/3/2015
With Windows 10 fast approaching, we spotlight five features that will change the enterprise user experience.
Apple's HomeKit Is An Innovation Killer
Commentary  |  6/2/2015
Apple's HomeKit will improve Apple's hold on a lot of things, but it won't improve your home in the long run.
Get A Raise: 11 Do's And Don'ts For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  6/2/2015
Want to beef up your paycheck? There's more to it than asking for the money.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Sales Fail To Break Records
Commentary  |  6/2/2015
Combined sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge surpassed those of last year's Galaxy S5, but are hardly setting any records for Samsung.
Microsoft Buys Wunderlist App, Targets Mobile Productivity
News  |  6/2/2015
The startup behind to-do app Wunderlist could prove an asset to Microsoft's mobile strategy.
Cloud Market Finds A Home In Michigan County
Commentary  |  6/2/2015
Oakland County, Mich., has been providing services to towns for years. Now it's expanding its services through a new government cloud marketplace.
MongoDB Gets SQL-Reporting Capability
News  |  6/2/2015
MongoDB, the popular unstructured document database, will soon work with SQL queries to report on what's in the system. Data encryption also coming.
Windows 10 Retails For $199 Pro, $119 Home
News  |  6/2/2015
Microsoft unveils pricing for the Home and Pro versions of the Windows 10 operating system, both due to arrive July 29.
Android M Adds Enterprise Features
News  |  6/2/2015
IT administrators will find plenty to like in the next version of Android.
Cyber Security And The CIO: Changing The Conversation
Commentary  |  6/2/2015
Do CIOs have an inherent conflict of interest when it comes to security? What should be their InfoSec involvement?
Enrique Iglesias Hurt By Drone, Makes Case For New FAA Rules
News  |  6/1/2015
Enrique Iglesias's drone injury raises questions about the rules (and wisdom) of flying such gadgets over large crowds.
Vintage Apple I Worth $200,000 Saved From Recycling 
News  |  6/1/2015
A rare Apple I computer was saved from the recycling pile by a vigilant worker. Now, the charity is trying to find the woman who donated it, because that person's in for a happy surprise.
Windows 10 Landing On PCs, Tablets July 29
News  |  6/1/2015
Mark your calendars: Microsoft's long-awaited Windows 10 arrives in less than two months.
Google Centralizes Security, Privacy For Web, Android Users
News  |  6/1/2015
Google's new account hub, for users of its Web services and Android smartphones, gives IT organizations a new tool to improve employee awareness of security and privacy.
Comic: A Small Data Breach
Commentary  |  6/1/2015
In case of broken glass, call it an emergency.
Intel Buying Altera For $16.7 Billion
News  |  6/1/2015
The recent consolidation in the microchip market continues with Intel paying nearly $17 billion for rival Altera.
BlackBerry Kills Ryan Seacrest's Typo iPhone Keyboard
Commentary  |  6/1/2015
Typo's settlement with BlackBerry means it can no longer make and sell keyboards for the iPhone.
10 Must-Read Books For IT Pros This Summer
Slideshows  |  6/1/2015
Dive into a page-turner on how Google was built, the power of introverts, or how the Internet is killing our capacity for deep thought.
FedRAMP: Sure-Fire Path To Acquisition In The Cloud Market
News  |  6/1/2015
Little known Virtustream, Autonomic Resources, and Carpathia had one thing in common -- FedRAMP certifications. This helped when it came to acquisitions.
Asus Unveils ZenWatch 2, ZenPad Tablets At Computex
News  |  6/1/2015
Asus is making a splash at Computex with the release of three tablets, the latest version of its the Zen Watch 2 smartwatch, all-in-one PCs, and a monitor.
SOASTA's DOC Makes Tests Matter
Commentary  |  6/1/2015
A new Digital Operating Center uses micro-tests to help organizations understand their Web application performance.
12 MDM Questions Enterprises Should Ask
Slideshows  |  6/1/2015
Need a mobile device management solution to secure your network and data against threats from the many devices accessing your systems? Here's a quick guide to the most common features.
Build a Pro-Analytics IT Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/1/2015
Some key steps and guidelines can get your organization ready for a culture of analytics.
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