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Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Moto G Details Leak Ahead Of Motorola Event
Commentary  |  7/24/2015
Motorola is holding a splashy event in NYC July 28, and leaks have provided a solid look at what's in store.
What Your Music Taste Says About How You Think
Commentary  |  7/24/2015
Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the music choices of 4,000 participants to distinguish systemic thinkers from empathic ones. What kind of thinker are you?
Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
10 Annoyingly Addictive iPhone, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
These deceitfully simple games for iPhones and Android smartphones will thwart all attempts at productivity and communication. Proceed with caution.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
Qualcomm Will Slash 15% Of Its Workforce
News  |  7/23/2015
A cellular slump provokes Qualcomm to restructure, meaning 4,700, or 15%, of its employees may lose their jobs.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
News  |  7/23/2015
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015
Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to install, configure, and use Microsoft Office on iPhones and iPads.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
FCC Chairman Recommends AT&T, DirecTV Merger
News  |  7/22/2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finds some good things to recommend about the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Slideshows  |  7/22/2015
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
Apple Hires Former Chrysler Executive, Fueling EV Rumors
News  |  7/22/2015
Apple's hiring of a former Chrysler executive for its undisclosed electric vehicle project, Titan, adds more grist to the rumor mill.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Apple Watch Sales Nearly Impossible To Predict
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
Apple reports its quarterly earnings July 21. There's lots of interest in determining just how many Apple Watches the company has sold.
Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2015, .Net 4.6
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, as well as .Net. These help to expand the company's developer ecosystem to new platforms, including OS X and Linux.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
CIOs Aren't Getting What They Need From CRM
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
Google's OpenStack Play Means Greater Container Emphasis
News  |  7/21/2015
Google is now a member of OpenStack, which means its container management platform called Kubernetes is going to get more exposure.
Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Target iPad
News  |  7/20/2015
Samsung has revamped its lineup of iPad competitors with new 9.7- and 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab2 tablets.
10 Cool Fitness Trackers That Aren't Apple Watch
Slideshows  |  7/20/2015
Recording health data is a key selling point of Apple Watch, but there are many fitness trackers that measure steps, calories, and sleep at a fraction of the cost.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Commentary  |  7/20/2015
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon
Slideshows  |  7/19/2015
Whether you're a user or a developer, the reasons to leave Flash in the past keep multiplying.
Reddit: 10 Ways To Clean It Up
Commentary  |  7/19/2015
Reddit has an image problem, possibly an actual user problem with trolls, and much worse. The company vows to fix it all, but how?
Twitter, Facebook Are Major News Outlets Now
Commentary  |  7/19/2015
A study from Pew Research shows nearly two thirds of us get our news from Twitter and Facebook. That's not good if you like to learn, or even if you want to keep your children alive.
Google Self-Driving Car Involved In Another Crash
News  |  7/18/2015
Google's goal of bringing a self-driving car to America's roads hasn't been without its speed bumps, but the company's cars are not to blame.
Windows 10 Marketing, Cortana Analytics: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/18/2015
This week Microsoft announced its Windows 10 marketing strategy, PC Build 10240, Cortana Analytics platform, and Office updates.
Spam Hits 12-Year Low, Symantec Report Finds
Commentary  |  7/18/2015
While cyber-attacks grab all the headlines, the amount of spam hitting the in-boxes of the corporate world is actually at its lowest level in 12 years, according to Symantec.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
HTC Grip Delayed As Company Rethinks Wearables
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
HTC has delayed the release of its Grip fitness wearable after consumer testing and may be retooling the device to serve a different purpose.
Robot With Bacteria Brain Stalks Food, Is Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
A robot run by a brain made up of bacteria sounds like a science fiction plot, but it is actually good science.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
NASA's New Horizons Brings Pluto Into Focus
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
The outermost planet in our solar system comes into breathtaking relief as NASA successfully completes a nine-year, 3-billion-mile expedition to Pluto.
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