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Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
Detachable Tablets, More Than Slates, May Displace PCs
Commentary  |  4/29/2016
Tablet shipments declined during the first quarter, but a curious change is occurring. Interest in detachable tablets like Microsoft Surface is increasing, while interest in traditional slates decreases.
IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
News  |  4/29/2016
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
News  |  4/28/2016
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings
Commentary  |  4/28/2016
Samsung earned a bit more than it expected to during the first three months of the year, thanks to robust sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.
Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
iPhone Shipments Decline As Smartphone Market Cools Worldwide
News  |  4/28/2016
Chinese vendors like OPPO and vivo show impressive leaps in growth as the overall market for smartphone shipments cools down.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
iPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It
Commentary  |  4/28/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the company's future even though it just posted its first-ever drop in iPhone shipments during its latest earnings report.
Microsoft's Mobile Roller-Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Slideshows  |  4/28/2016
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs
News  |  4/27/2016
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 steps away from its traditional Quests and takes a different approach to the way Windows Insiders can help chase bugs.
FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
News  |  4/27/2016
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
iPhone Sales To Blame For Apple Earnings Tumble
News  |  4/27/2016
Apple experienced its first quarterly decline in 13 years due to a slowdown in iPhone sales, which fell for the first time in the smartphone's history.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016
Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
BlackBerry Pushes Marshmallow Update To Priv
Commentary  |  4/26/2016
BlackBerry's Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Priv smartphone this week comes with a significant security patch.
Gmail For Android Adds Microsoft Exchange Support
News  |  4/26/2016
Google's Gmail on Android is now adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, fixing one of the email app's biggest shortcomings for mixing work and personal information.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
iPhone Sales Slump May Affect Apple's Earnings
News  |  4/26/2016
Apple is expected to report lower earnings for its second fiscal quarter due to a slowdown in iPhone demand.
Apple Watch Apps Will Have To Run Natively
Commentary  |  4/25/2016
On the wearable's one-year anniversary, Apple told developers over the weekend that all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps starting June 1.
IoT Security Will Reach $840 Million By 2020, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/25/2016
The IoT security market will hit its stride in 2020, according to Gartner, driven by IoT growth in energy management, the automotive industry, consumer applications, and an increase in malware attacks.
Google's Chrome OS May Start Offering Android Apps
News  |  4/25/2016
In an effort to better integrate Android and Chrome OS -- its desktop-based operating system -- Google may be bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Intel LTE Chip, Compact Camera
Commentary  |  4/23/2016
Apple may be moving to install an Intel LTE chips in its upcoming iPhone 7, according to comments from current supplier Qualcomm. However, one analyst claims it's 2017's iPhone 8 that everyone should be watching.
Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances, Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/23/2016
Microsoft announced Windows 10 builds 14327 and 14328 for smartphones and PCs, Skype Bots for Mac and Web, and earnings for its third fiscal quarter.
Windows Mobile Slides Closer To Oblivion
Commentary  |  4/22/2016
Sales of Lumia smartphones crashed and burned during the first quarter of the year, according to Microsoft's latest financial results released this week. The collapse is leading to questions about Windows 10 Mobile's future.
FBI Paid iPhone Hackers $1.3 Million, Report Claims
News  |  4/22/2016
James Comey suggested the FBI paid the iPhone hackers upward of $1.3 million -- more than Comey will earn for the remaining seven years of his term as FBI director.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community
News  |  4/21/2016
A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.
Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC
Commentary  |  4/21/2016
Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Slideshows  |  4/21/2016
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
Apple Gave Up User Data In 82% Of Feds' Requests
News  |  4/20/2016
Despite its high-profile challenge to the FBI's iPhone data request in the San Bernardino terrorist shootings, Apple complied with 82% of data requests from US government authorities.
Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing
News  |  4/20/2016
The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.
Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT
News  |  4/20/2016
With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
9 Cloud Services To Keep You Productive At Interop
Slideshows  |  4/20/2016
Interop is coming and it's time to get ready for the trip to Las Vegas. Here are 9 cloud services that can help make your travel to the expo or any other event less stressful and more productive.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, Mac OS X Updates Expected
News  |  4/19/2016
Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?
MacBook Line Gets Faster Chips, Battery Boost
Commentary  |  4/19/2016
Apple updated its ultra-thin MacBook laptops with improved processors, graphics, storage, and battery life.
Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud
News  |  4/19/2016
Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Slideshows  |  4/19/2016
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.
Apple Car: Secret Berlin Lab Details Emerge
News  |  4/18/2016
In an effort to ramp up its vision for an electric and/or self-driving car, Apple's Project Titan is operating a secret lab in the heart of Germany's auto mecca, according to reports.
iPhone Rumors: Samsung-Made OLED Displays, All-Glass Design
News  |  4/18/2016
Samsung displays on Apple handsets? The two rivals may be partnering to install OLED screens on the next generation of iPhones. At the same time, an analyst writes that by 2017 the iPhone will have an all-glass design.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Master iOS 9.3 With These 9 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/17/2016
Apple debuted the feature-packed iOS 9.3 at its launch event that also unveiled the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro. Here are some tips to help you maximize your day-to-day use of the updated mobile operating system.
Apple's App Store May Adopt Paid Search
Commentary  |  4/16/2016
A secret team is reportedly reviewing ways to shake up the iTunes App Store. One strategy under consideration would see developers pay to boost the discoverability of their apps.
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