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Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
10 Essential Google Apps For iPhone Users
Slideshows  |  6/30/2015
Just because you're an Apple aficionado doesn't mean you can't load up your iPhone with Google apps. Here are 10 of the best.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
Apple Watch Gets Email, IT Support
News  |  6/29/2015
Good Technology ported its enterprise email application to the Apple Watch so mobile professionals can manage their inboxes and IT can manage Apple's fledgling wearable.
UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
News  |  6/29/2015
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Amazon Echo: 10 Things We Want Alexa To Do
Commentary  |  6/28/2015
Amazon is opening up Echo's Alexa to developers so it can add capabilities. Here's what we'd like to see it do.
iPhone 6s: Don't Expect Big Changes
Commentary  |  6/28/2015
The next iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 6s, will look like the iPhone 6, but should have one unique feature to boost its appeal.
Windows 10 Pricing Chaos, Upgrade Explained: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/27/2015
Microsoft this week released the full suite of Office for Android, updated the Surface Pro 3, and confused the Internet with its Windows 10 pricing strategy.
Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015
July 29 is fast approaching and we know you still have a lot of questions about how to download and use Windows 10.
Apple's Ban On Civil War Games Doesn't Compute
News  |  6/25/2015
Apple is removing war games that feature the Confederate flag from its App Store. How does erasing digital media that contain images of a contextually relevant historical object improve social justice?
Samsung Slammed For Disabling Windows Update
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
Samsung admitted to altering the behavior of Microsoft's Windows Update tool, but claims to have good intentions.
Microsoft Office Fully Lands On Android Phones
News  |  6/25/2015
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now generally available on Android smartphones and tablets.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
9 Ways Technology Is Slowly Killing Us All
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
The cost of technology addiction goes beyond pricey gadgets. Connectivity also affects vision, memory loss, weight gain and self-esteem.
iOS 9 Beta 2 Reveals New Treats
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The latest developer build of iOS 9 includes a space-saving feature to help people stuff OS updates onto nearly full iPhones.
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick: The $129 PC In Your Hand
News  |  6/24/2015
Lenovo's pocket-size $129 Ideacentre Stick 300 joins a growing field of computer-on-a-stick offerings from rivals like Google and Intel.
Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The "Undo Send" feature in Gmail graduated from beta status on June 23. That's nice, but here are three features that business users really need from Google's email service.
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Available For Preorder
News  |  6/23/2015
Pebble, the Kickstarter success story, continues its upward climb through the wearables market thanks to a deal with Best Buy, which has exclusive preorder rights for its Time smartwatch.
Apple May Remove Lines, Clean Up iPhone Design
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Apple has patented a way to make the plastic lines on the back of the iPhone disappear for good.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Keep You Healthy
Slideshows  |  6/22/2015
Wellness is about more than eating salad and hitting the gym once a month. These 10 iPhone and Android apps will keep your health on track.
Apple Watch 2: 8 Features We Really Want
Commentary  |  6/21/2015
Apple Watch is barely here, and yet the rumor mill is churning in full force about Watch 2. Here are some of our own ideas on what we'd like to see Apple do next.
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
Samsung Update Fixes SwiftKey Security Flaw
News  |  6/20/2015
Samsung will release a security policy update following reports of vulnerability in SwiftKey keyboard replacement software.
Windows 10 Mobile Update, Elop Exit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/20/2015
News of an executive shakeup at Microsoft comes the same week as new Windows 10 Mobile build 10136.
FCC: Subsidize Rural Broadband, Block Robocalls
News  |  6/19/2015
The FCC voted 3-2 to extend and reform a program that would help low-income Americans gain access to the Web through subsidies. The commission is also allowing customers to block spam and robocalls.
Sennheiser MB Pro 2: Serious Headset For Mobile IT Pros
Slideshows  |  6/19/2015
The Sennheiser MB Pro 2 isn't fashion forward, but if you need to make sure your voice calls are clear and high-quality, it's something to consider.
Apple Watch 2 Rumors: New Video Camera, Same Old Battery
News  |  6/19/2015
If the new details of Apple Watch 2 pique your interest, you may also have a wider selection of models to choose from, according to the latest reports.
What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
Intel Buys Recon, Maker Of Smart Glasses
News  |  6/18/2015
Chip maker Intel is plunking down $175 million to buy Recon Instruments, a maker of smart glasses for sports teams and athletes.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
Uber Ruling Could Cripple Sharing Economy
News  |  6/17/2015
A foolish decision by the California Labor Commission represents a startling change in the way we view the sharing economy.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
News  |  6/17/2015
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
600M Samsung Smartphones Vulnerable To Hacking
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
A report from a security firms finds that Samsung's smartphones are vulnerable to attacks thanks to replacement software in the SwiftKey keyboard. However, it's not really Samsung's fault.
Apple Watch Ready For Online Order, In-Store Pick-Up
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
Beginning Wednesday, June 17, consumers can reserve an Apple Watch at their local Apple Store and pick it up on the same day.
8 Ways MDM Can Ease IT Pain
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Mobile device management is more than a security tool. Here's how your IT organization can draw value from MDM.
Fairphone 2: A Repairable, Recyclable Android Smartphone
News  |  6/17/2015
Fairphone is looking to change the dynamics of the smartphone market with its Fairphone 2, a modular, easily repairable Android phone made of recycled materials.
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 Ready For Insiders
News  |  6/16/2015
Microsoft gives Insiders a closer look at Windows 10 Mobile with the launch of Build 10136.
Sony Xperia Z4v Smartphone Coming To Verizon
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Sony's uneven presence in the US got a boost from Verizon Wireless, which will sell the Xperia Z4v smartphone in the months ahead.
The Future Of Wi-Fi
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Hotspot 2.0 has been in development for a few years and is now finally becoming a reality.
Cisco UK Chief: Network Is Key To IoT
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
The network will become a sensor itself in the coming world of the Internet of Things, said Cisco's Phil Smith.
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