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2014 Roundup: This Year in Mobile Apps
News  |  12/31/2014
Health insurers were busy with app development this year, but the P&C sector also narrowed its focus on broadening mobile capabilities.
5 Smartphone Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/31/2014
Smartphones must do better in five key areas -- starting with battery life.
Mobile Payments: 5 Things To Expect In 2015
News  |  12/31/2014
Mobile payment technology has new momentum going into 2015. What's next?
2014: The Year Of The Digital Banking Tipping Point
News  |  12/31/2014
Digital banking went from buzzword to standard in 2014. Bank Systems & Technology's top 7 articles about digital illustrate the concept's momentum.
Apple Devices Top Holiday Gift List
News  |  12/30/2014
iPhones, iPads represented more than half of mobile devices activated this holiday season.
5 Facebook Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/30/2014
Facebook tweaked this and that in 2014, but there are still several improvements we'd like to see.
Phoning Home From Mars On Christmas Eve
News  |  12/30/2014
For six simulated space explorers, practicing for a Mars mission means never having a real-time conversation with anyone "back on Earth."
How Big Data Will Drive 5G
News  |  12/29/2014
Never heard of "the tactile Internet"? You will. Here's how data-driven applications and services are shaping the development of 5G wireless.
Samsung Speeds Up Note 4 Smartphone
News  |  12/29/2014
Samsung cancels Galaxy Alpha, adjusts smartphone lineup just days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
Apple's iPads: 4 Things To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
Top 10 Social Network Blunders Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/26/2014
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites really stepped in it this year. Check out these 10 boneheaded moves that infuriated users.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Mobile Changes Build Vs. Buy Equation
News  |  12/22/2014
NY-Presbyterian CIO Aurelia Boyer says the need for mobile innovation has driven her back into the application development business, but she wants to keep it manageable.
5 Worst Smartphones Of 2014
News  |  12/22/2014
We've seen some incredible flops in the smartphone market this year. Here are the most notorious stinkers.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
News  |  12/18/2014
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Samsung Explores Apple Pay Competitor
News  |  12/16/2014
Samsung seeks partnership with mobile payment startup in effort to compete with Apple Pay.
Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
News  |  12/15/2014
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
News  |  12/13/2014
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
United To Equip Flight Attendants With iPhone 6 Plus
News  |  12/11/2014
United Airlines plans to distribute 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus devices to flight attendants to improve customer service and communications.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Americans 'Obsessed' With Their Devices
News  |  12/10/2014
Deloitte study says US consumers spend more time than ever with their smartphones and other mobile devices -- and that's expected to increase with the onset of connected homes and cars.
Buyer's Guide: Tablets For Business
News  |  12/10/2014
Applications make or break tablets as work devices; consider these key apps. For our take on what's important in business tablet hardware, security, peripherals, and integration, download our full buyer's guide.
Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Kids And Tech: How Much Is Enough?
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
On the question of kids and screen time, educators and cognitive scientists still have more questions than answers.
Facebook Search: 5 Privacy Fixes
News  |  12/9/2014
Facebook's search engine, Graph Search, makes it easier for friends to find old posts buried in your profile. Here are five ways you can review your content and adjust your privacy settings.
Blackphone Adds Secure App Store
News  |  12/9/2014
Update to PrivatOS adds a dedicated storefront and segregated work spaces.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
9 Implausible Tech Products For 2015
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Technology sometimes pushes the boundaries of usefulness and good taste. We're pushing back with these nine outrageous (and bogus) products due out in 2015.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Google Cloud Platform Supports Windows Workloads
News  |  12/8/2014
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
Apple Names Top Apps For 2014
News  |  12/8/2014
Games and creativity apps were big winners on Apple's list this year, but 2014 was also a great year for productivity apps.
Windows 10: 5 New Facts
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft is done releasing Windows 10 previews until at least January, but details about the new operating system continue to leak.
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