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Nebula One Debuts: OpenStack As Hardware
News  |  3/29/2013
Until now, OpenStack has appeared in the marketplace as a set of components in major Linux distributions. The Nebula One hardware appliance aims to simplify private cloud.
Dell Latitude 10-ST2 Windows 8 Pro Tablet: the Good and the Bad
News  |  3/29/2013
The Dell Latitude 10-ST2 is billed as a full Windows 8 Pro tablet and Microsoft Surface Pro competitor. Like Windows 8 itself, the product isn't completely baked yet.
Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
News  |  3/29/2013
Microsoft Windows Blue rumor mill refuses to die down. New developments include a secret Redmond app development team and the alleged retirement of Windows RT.
Smartphone Battery Life: Back To The Future
Commentary  |  3/29/2013
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
News  |  3/29/2013
HTC did such an incredible job piecing the One smartphone together that it is practically unrepairable, teardown outfit concludes.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
UCSF Heart Disease Study To Use Mobile Apps
News  |  3/28/2013
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
Health IT Priorities Put Regulations Before Innovation
News  |  3/28/2013
Implementing electronic records and meeting Meaningful Use rules are top of the list in our Health IT Priorities survey. Is there room for breakthrough technology?
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
Commentary  |  3/28/2013
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Windows Blue's Got Me Down
Commentary  |  3/28/2013
Microsoft has allowed that something called "Windows Blue" exists. Too bad the company seems hell-bent on taking Windows in the wrong direction.
Digital Government May Exclude 4 Million U.K. Citizens
News  |  3/28/2013
National Audit Office study finds 17% of citizens don't use the Internet and may be unable to access services under "Digital by Default" plan.
Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Slideshows  |  3/28/2013
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.
British Video Game Sector Reboots
News  |  3/28/2013
After four years of low scores, the games creation business is regaining strength thanks in part to lure of possible tax relief.
Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
News  |  3/28/2013
49% of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers, says new report from AT&T.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
BlackBerry Ships 1M Z10s
News  |  3/28/2013
BlackBerry's Q4 earnings show the company eked out a slim profit as it shipped one million Z10 smartphones.
5 Underrated Healthcare Trends From A Top CIO
Commentary  |  3/27/2013
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CIO Dan Drawbaugh shares his thoughts about what the next health IT opportunities will be.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
U.S. Agencies Told To Share Financial Systems
News  |  3/27/2013
Obama administration hopes to save money and development time by pushing agencies toward shared services for all future financial systems.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
News  |  3/27/2013
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.
BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
News  |  3/27/2013
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
BlackBerry Says 80% Of BB10 Apps Are Native
News  |  3/27/2013
BlackBerry says BB10 platform is gaining traction with developers and now has 100,000 apps, with only 1 in 5 an Android port.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
Oracle Sparc T5 Can't Make Sun Rise
Commentary  |  3/26/2013
Oracle says new Sparc servers beat IBM's Power line, but gains in a shrinking market aren't likely to stanch hardware losses.
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
Is There A Viz Wall In Your Future?
News  |  3/26/2013
Some companies are installing visualization walls -- big banks of high-definition screens -- to see the big picture on their big data.
HHS Seeds Employee-Driven Pilot Projects
News  |  3/26/2013
Department of Health and Human Services staff can get up to $10,000 to implement innovations that will improve agency operations.
T-Mobile's iPhone 5 By The Numbers
News  |  3/26/2013
T-Mobile will at long last offer the Apple iPhone, but does the carrier's new math add up?
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
T-Mobile Looks To Shake Up Industry
News  |  3/26/2013
T-Mobile USA Tuesday officially launched its LTE 4G network and said it would drop device subsidies and finally offer the iPhone.
10 Key Facts About LinkedIn Search
News  |  3/26/2013
LinkedIn improves its search capabilities to make it easier and faster to find people, companies and jobs on the professional social network.
Android Malware Infects Activists' Phones
News  |  3/26/2013
Targeted, data-stealing attack launched via Tibetan activist's email account leads to Chinese server in Los Angeles, says Kaspersky Lab.
Windows 8 Updates Core Apps To Improve Usability
News  |  3/26/2013
Microsoft upgrades Mail, Calendar and People apps. But will it appease customers who say these features should have been included at launch?
Public Cloud Concerns Remain Strong: Survey
News  |  3/25/2013
Users still prefer private, but worries about public cloud security and integration may be unwarranted, finds Everest Group in report to be presented at Cloud Connect.
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
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