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Google Android N Is Officially Nougat
News  |  6/30/2016
The newest version of Google's Android mobile operating system will be called Nougat, the company revealed June 30.
Samsung Selling Unlocked Galaxy S7, S7 Edge In US
Commentary  |  6/30/2016
In an effort to appeal to its growing base of customers, Samsung is now offering its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones unlocked in the US.
Amazon's Discounted Smartphone Stunt: Don't Fall For It
Commentary  |  6/30/2016
Amazon will knock $50 off the price of select phones in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen. Don't do it. You'll be better off paying the extra cash.
Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
News  |  6/29/2016
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.
Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
News  |  6/29/2016
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
Microsoft Spreads Open Source Love With .Net Core 1.0
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
Microsoft has extended the .NET platform to the open source side, along with several other critical tools and frameworks. Taken together, the releases make up Microsoft's most comprehensive move yet into the open source world. Here's what the news means for developers.
Salesforce Offers Lightning Add-In For Microsoft Outlook
News  |  6/29/2016
Salesforce's Lightning add-in for Outlook's inbox lets users access, search, and sync Salesforce information without toggling between multiple applications.
HP's Chromebook 11 G5 Offers Touchscreen, Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/28/2016
The Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, offers an optional touchscreen, and will run Android apps when it goes on sale later this year.
iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Indicating Camera Improvements
News  |  6/27/2016
Leaked photos purportedly show the rear casing for Apple's upcoming iPhone 7, which features a much larger opening for the camera sensor.
Robots, AI Won't Destroy Jobs, Yet
News  |  6/27/2016
Cognitive systems will only eliminate a small portion of jobs in the near future, according to Forrester. But the impact will still be significant.
Mobile App Development: 8 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Creating great mobile enterprise apps isn't necessarily easy, but it can be easier if you follow these eight critical tips.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
YouTube Mobile Live Streaming Launch Targets Facebook
Commentary  |  6/24/2016
Google-owned YouTube plans to bring live streaming to its mobile app, a direct attack on recent moves made by Facebook.
8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters
Slideshows  |  6/24/2016
Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Microsoft Rolls Out Wallet App To Windows Insiders
News  |  6/22/2016
Microsoft Wallet will bring tap-to-pay to Windows 10 Mobile, starting with Windows Insiders.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Google's 2-Step Authentication Update Simplifies Sign-On
News  |  6/21/2016
To encourage more users to practice some form of two-factor authentication when they log in to Google accounts, the tech titan has made the process easier with its latest update.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Adobe Creative Cloud Update Offers More Features, Performance Enhancements
News  |  6/21/2016
In a major update announced June 20, Adobe is offering deeper integration and additional capabilities in its Creative Cloud suite, which now lets users work faster and helps foster more productive workdays.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Apple Watch Price Cut To $49 At Best Buy
Commentary  |  6/20/2016
Customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Best Buy will be able to score an Apple Watch for a mere $49.
Bluetooth 5: Five Things For IT To Know
Commentary  |  6/20/2016
Bluetooth 5 promises improvements in speed, range, and application over the current version. Here are five things you need to know about what has been announced, and what it can mean for your enterprise.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal
News  |  6/17/2016
The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.
Microsoft Snaps Up Wand Labs For Intelligent Communication Tech
News  |  6/16/2016
Microsoft has acquired Wand Labs with the intention of improving messaging apps and bots with enhanced natural language technology.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
News  |  6/16/2016
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Chef Builds Habitat To House Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/16/2016
Habitat is an open source system designed to automate the building, deployment, and management of enterprise software.
iOS 10's App-Deleting Function Comes With A Catch
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
In iOS 10, Apple will allow iPhone owners to delete unwanted pre-installed apps for the first time. But you're not really getting rid of them.
Apple Kills Flash On Safari 10, Will Focus On HTML 5
News  |  6/15/2016
Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Apple has announced that it is ending default support for Adobe Flash on its upcoming Safari 10 web browser. Instead, Apple will focus on HTML5.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
Google Apps Gains Springboard For Search
News  |  6/14/2016
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
iOS 10, macOS, watchOS Updates: WWDC Up Close
Slideshows  |  6/14/2016
Apple debuted iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and the latest update to tvOS at WWDC 2016. We discuss the many new capabilities in these software updates.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 Unleashed
News  |  6/13/2016
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the debut of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra.
Facebook's Safety Check Activated For First Time In US
Commentary  |  6/13/2016
The Orlando nightclub shooting prompted Facebook to turn on its Safety Check tool so survivors of the massacre could let friends and family know they were safe.
Google Puts D-Wave Quantum Computer To Work
News  |  6/13/2016
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
iPhone 7 May Get Intel Modem Chips In Some Models
Commentary  |  6/10/2016
Bloomberg reported that Apple has selected Intel to provide the company with the wireless modems for some versions of the upcoming iPhone 7. It's a major victory for the chipmaker's efforts to crack the mobile market.
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
Apple WWDC 2016: iOS, Siri Updates Expected
Slideshows  |  6/10/2016
Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 13. With the company's iPhone sales and revenue decline, the pressure is on. At the event, we expect to see refreshes to iOS and Siri, and seven other updates.
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