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Tablet Sales Sag
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Tablet sales slumped for the first time since the iPad's introduction, suggesting that more consumers may be opting for large-screen smartphones.
'Windows To Go' Device Wins Federal Cryptographic Certification
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
With FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, the Imation IronKey portable USB-based workspace becomes a mobility option for both civilian and military agencies.
Android Data Wipe Leaves Personal Data
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Factory reset tool on Android smartphones does not remove all photos, emails, chats, and other personal data, says security firm.
Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
Samsung Smartphone Juggernaut Shows Signs Of Weakness
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Slower-than-expected smartphone and tablet sales lead Samsung to warn investors about profit drop.
Isis Flees Brand Tainted By Terror
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
There's no such thing as bad publicity, unless the publicity is really bad. Just ask the mobile payments service formerly known as Isis.
PC Market: Don't Call It A Revival
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Ultramobile hybrids and Windows XP upgrades have slowed the bleeding but the PC slump hasn't ended.
Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Anticipate and embrace the changes the Internet of things will bring or it will do more harm than good.
TSA Requires Charged Devices At Some Overseas Airports
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Homeland Security tells US-bound air travelers at certain overseas airports that mobile devices need to be operational when boarding, or gadgets will be confiscated.
The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Robots Rising: 7 Real-Life Roles
Slideshows  |  7/7/2014  | 
Today's robots feature improved components and capabilities that take them out of labs and into oceans, hospitals -- perhaps even your workplace. Take a closer look.
10 Ways Google Must Improve Android
Slideshows  |  7/5/2014  | 
Google's upcoming Android "L" version introduces improvements including Android for Work and stronger app security. But Google still has plenty of gaps to fill.
Google Rolls Out Android Wear Apps
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Google has updated most Android devices to be compatible with Android Wear and a new batch of apps.
IBM Pledges Nanotube Transistor By 2020
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
After two decades of research, transistor innovations seem to be on the right track.
Android Wear Gives Google Edge In Smartwatch Race
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google stands to gain a firm(er) foothold in the wearables market ahead of Apple's iWatch.
Windows 8.1 Vs. iPads: Battle For The Classroom
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Windows devices are starting to gain ground in school systems, a traditional Apple stronghold.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini: Dialed-Down Specs
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Samsung's new mini smartphone offers most of the GS5's defining features, but power users will be disappointed.
BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Wasn't BYOD supposed to be easier for IT to manage by now? That was before it became bring your own everything.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Google Kills Quickoffice
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google will no longer offer Quickoffice mobile productivity suite to new users, urging mobile owners to adopt Google Drive apps instead.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Smartphone Buyers Want Larger Screens
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Big-screened phones are no longer a fad, global survey of potential smartphone buyers shows.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Facebook Overhauls Android App For Emerging Countries
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Facebook's Android app now consumes 50% less data and is 65% smaller to accommodate bandwidth and device limitations in emerging countries.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Amazon Fire: 6 Key Points
Slideshows  |  6/20/2014  | 
Amazon's Fire smartphone might convince people to buy more stuff from Amazon. But consider these factors before buying the phone.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
New Devices To Target Gluttony, Stupidity, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Inspired by the self-serving Amazon Fire, industry leaders in packaged food, gambling, and government services will release a slate of new mobile devices in time for Christmas.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
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