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10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
News  |  8/24/2015
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Microsoft Windows 95 Turns 20: A Look Back
News  |  8/24/2015
On Aug. 24, 1995, Windows 95 was released amid global fanfare, marking a significant milestone in the history of Microsoft.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
News  |  8/24/2015
CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
7 Hot Hackathons Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  8/24/2015
Whether or not you're a developer, hackathons offer a lot to pique your interest. Take a look at seven hackathons that showcase the breadth of topics and creativity you'll find at these events.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
News  |  8/23/2015
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
10 Retro Smartphone Apps We Totally Need
Commentary  |  8/23/2015
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Top 5 Features
News  |  8/22/2015
The Galaxy Note 5, Samsung's next-generation phablet, is getting strong reviews. Here are the handset's best qualities.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Ashley Madison Breach Should Spark Security Conversation
Commentary  |  8/22/2015
As people sift through the Ashley Madison data dump, this massive breach should spark a conversation among IT and security professionals, especially ones who work in the government and cyber-security fields.
NASA Tells Us Not To Panic Over Asteroids
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
NASA continues its public service of reminding us all not to panic over misleading reports of our impending doom.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
Join Me On Mars
News  |  8/21/2015
NASA wants to take your name to Mars so you can be a part of the next great phase of space exploration.
Go Programming Language Is Growing Up
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
The Go programming language hits version 1.5 with new features and a new maturity.
Drones Need Geo-Fencing, Says Sen. Schumer
News  |  8/21/2015
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing a new FAA amendment as government officials seek more ways to keep drones under control.
10 Mobile Games To Ease Your Commute
Slideshows  |  8/21/2015
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 off-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
A new report from PageFair and Adobe finds ad blocking software will cost websites more than $21 billion in lost revenue this year, and that's only expected to increase in 2016.
Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
iPad Pro's Arrival Timed For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
Apple's big-screened iPad Pro won't enter mass production until September or October, and the business-oriented tablet may come with a stylus.
MapR Distribution Available Through AWS Marketplace
News  |  8/20/2015
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
News  |  8/20/2015
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
The Middle Management Trap: Why You Aren't Happy
News  |  8/20/2015
Middle managers are more stressed, according to a study, and it can lead to clinical depression.
Windows Server 2016 Will Run Docker Engine
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft and Docker have collaborated to produce a version of Docker Engine that formats containers to run on a Windows Server 2016 host.
Intel Developer Forum: Spiders, Flying Sharks, And Drones
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
The future may be unwritten, but we have pictures.
Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 Previews Released
News  |  8/19/2015
Microsoft delivers the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 the day after it releases Windows 10 preview build 10525.
Google’s OnHub Router Promises Easier WiFi
News  |  8/19/2015
With OnHub, Google hopes to simplify home networking, to encourage interest in IoT devices.
Comic: Not So Wearables
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
A gaming smartwatch? You know it is only a matter of time until someone tries it.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Blackphone 2 Delivers Secure Smartphone Improvements
News  |  8/19/2015
Silent Circle is now accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its secure enterprise smartphone.
Apple Watch Owners Give Apple Pay A Boost
News  |  8/19/2015
A Wristly survey indicates those who own an Apple Watch find the company's contactless payment platform, Apple Pay, to be a solid match.
Linux Foundation Proposes Open Source Best-Practices Badge
News  |  8/19/2015
Core Infrastructure Initiative doesn't just want to correct existing problems; it wants a stamp of approval on open source projects that follow best-practice security and software stability practices.
Windows 10 Upgrade? Try A MacBook
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
News  |  8/19/2015
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
iPhone 6s: 9 Features On Our Wishlist
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015
Apple is predicted to add an iPhone to its smartphone lineup on September 9. Here's the latest from the ever-churning rumor mill.
Google Android One Lands In Africa
News  |  8/18/2015
Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
Google's Atlas Robot Takes A Walk In The Woods
News  |  8/18/2015
Designed to rescue humans trapped in dangerous terrain, the Atlas robot looks like a punch-drunk Terminator on the loose. It's the latest from Google and its Boston Dynamics firm.
With 'Marshmallow,' Android 6.0 Matures Anew
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Android 6.0, or "Marshmallow," brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
Driverless Cars Present Ethical Challenges
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
How will a driverless car make life or death decisions, and whose live takes priority? It's an ethical question that will have to be addressed as self-driving cars take to the road.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
News  |  8/18/2015
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
IBM's LinuxONE Mainframe: What's Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Linux on a mainframe is not a new idea. Red Hat and SUSE are already there. Linux on an affordable mainframe is the new idea.
7 Hot Advances In Email Security
Slideshows  |  8/18/2015
Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
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