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iPhone 7 Will Lack Headphone Jack, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2015
Is Apple's quest for a slimmer iPhone 7 behind the decision to dump the standard headphones jack, or is it another cash grab? Despite being a year away, the rumors around the upcoming iPhone are heating up.
BlackBerry May Exit Pakistan Over Backdoor Security Demands
Commentary  |  11/30/2015
BlackBerry is threatening to leave Pakistan within the next month if the government keeps insisting on backdoor access to the company's messaging service.
Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
News  |  11/29/2015
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
Huawei Mate 8 Is Company's New Flagship Phablet
News  |  11/27/2015
The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest flagship phablet from the Chinese company. The device employs a new chipset and redesigned interface, and will debut in North America at CES in 2016.
Google Pledges $1 Million To Special Ed Via Android Pay
News  |  11/25/2015
Google promises to donate $1 for every Android Pay purchase towards special needs education projects. It will donate up to $1 million this holiday season.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel
Slideshows  |  11/24/2015
Wherever you're flying or driving this holiday season, a travel app or two can make the experience less stressful. Here are our top picks.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Commentary  |  11/23/2015
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
Apple Pencil Coming To Best Buy, Report Claims
News  |  11/22/2015
Apple is partnering again with Best Buy to increase the availability of its products. This time it's to help boost the availability of the Apple Pencil, a key accessory for the iPad Pro.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Google Tests Streaming Apps From The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
In a bid to make content that's buried in apps searchable, Google will stream apps to Android smartphones.
LG's Mobile Payment Platform May Target Apple, Google, Samsung
News  |  11/19/2015
LG's mobile payment platform would coincide with the launch of the company's flagship V10 smartphone, which boasts fingerprint technology.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
8 iPhone Security Apps To Keep Your Data Safe
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015
Keeping your iPhone safe from cracked screens and dings on the outside is hard enough, but with the rise of malware and hackers targeting your precious smartphone, you have to think about securing what's inside. Here are some apps to help you do that.
Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Code Beta
News  |  11/18/2015
At its Connect(); conference, Microsoft offered tools that reach beyond Windows and reaffirmed its commitment to cross-platform development.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Push Into More Markets
Commentary  |  11/18/2015
Apple and Samsung are looking abroad to increase adoption of their respective mobile payment services.
Google+ Mobile Refresh: Will Revamp Get Users Engaging?
News  |  11/18/2015
Google's social media platform claims a high number of users but little active engagement. Now, the company is hoping a revamped Google+ that is designed for mobile will succeed.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
News  |  11/18/2015
The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
Google Voice Search Now Groks Meaning Behind Queries
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
An update to Google voice search improves its ability to understand complex inquiries.
Apple's Tim Cook: No Mac, iPad Convergence Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
Microsoft Android App Porting Reportedly Delayed
News  |  11/16/2015
Microsoft may not allow developers to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, as indicated by delays in its Project Astoria tool.
Huawei: New Battery Charging Process Is 10X Faster
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
Huawei's new process is 10 times faster at delivering a charge than current methods, which could make battery life practically irrelevant.
Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro: High-End Hybrid Showdown
Slideshows  |  11/16/2015
Apple and Microsoft are targeting the enterprise with high-end hybrid devices. We compare the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 specs and promises. Which would you buy?
iPad Pro, Accessories: Prepare To Wait
Commentary  |  11/14/2015
The iPad Pro is trickling out to Apple Stores this week, but the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are lagging behind badly.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Commentary  |  11/13/2015
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
iPad Pro iFixit Teardown: Lots Of Glue, Big Speakers
News  |  11/12/2015
iFixit's team has taken apart the iPad Pro to find out what makes it tick. iFixit says there were some surprises hiding under the device's massive display.
Microsoft, Box Partner On Windows 10 File Sharing App
News  |  11/12/2015
File sharing just got easier for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Box. The new app is currently available for PCs and tablets.
Mobile Apps Shape Future Of IT Education
Commentary  |  11/12/2015
How will the next generation learn about technology? MIT professor Hal Abelson explains his approach and a new course for modern teachers and educational consultants.
11 iPhone, Android Weather Apps For Rain Or Shine
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015
Need an umbrella? Before you rush out the door, check the forecast with one of these mobile weather apps for iOS or Android.
iPad Pro Reviews: Not A Laptop Killer
Commentary  |  11/11/2015
Early reviews of the Apple iPad Pro laud its screen and pen technology, but lament the Smart Keyboard and lack of app optimization.
Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation, Finally
News  |  11/11/2015
At last, app-dependent travelers can get directions even in areas with no network connection. But it's only for Android users, for now.
Gartner: 21 Billion IoT Devices To Invade By 2020
News  |  11/10/2015
Gartner indicates the market for Internet of Things devices is poised to explode and will reach nearly 21 billion connected devices by 2020.
Google Open Sources Machine Learning Library TensorFlow
News  |  11/9/2015
With TensorFlow now open sourced by Google, companies and the research community can implement machine learning systems more easily and more efficiently.
iPad Pro Online Sales Start Nov. 11
News  |  11/9/2015
Apple's 13-inch workhorse is finally here. The iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard all bring with them the promise of enhanced productivity.
Google Acquires Photo, Video Editing Specialist Fly Labs
News  |  11/8/2015
Google gears up to please Generation Selfie by snapping up Fly Labs, a company that makes video and photo editing a breeze on smartphones.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
Trojanized Adware Floods Third-Party Android App Stores
Commentary  |  11/7/2015
New security research from Lookout suggests that several strains of trojanized adware are targeting third-party Android app stores. The safe bet is to use Google Play.
BlackBerry's Priv Android Phone Earns Praise, Put-Downs
Commentary  |  11/7/2015
Early reviews for the BlackBerry Priv, the company's first Android smartphone, are all over the map, but most agree the keyboard is only so-so and the software is buggy.
Dropbox Enterprise Targets Large Businesses
News  |  11/6/2015
The online storage and sharing service is expanding its pursuit of corporate customers.
Android, Chrome OS Merger: Why It Makes Sense
Commentary  |  11/6/2015
Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
Microsoft Buys MileIQ Maker For Mobile Productivity Boost
News  |  11/5/2015
Mobile Data Labs, the company behind financial app MileIQ, is the target of Microsoft's most recent acquisition.
FCC Fines Hilton, Others In WiFi-Blocking Crackdown
Commentary  |  11/5/2015
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
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