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iOS 9 Rumors: 5 Things We're Hearing
News  |  5/31/2015
Apple's WWDC 15 conference is coming up in June, and the rumor mill is already abuzz with news about iOS 9.
Windows 10 In July, Azure News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/30/2015
Microsoft news this week included updates to Azure, SQL Server 2016, Office for Android and, of course, Windows 10.
Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Android M: 5 Best Features
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
Android M may focus more on improving the user experience, but Google still added some impressive new features. Here's what we learned at Google I/O.
Apple Acquires Metaio, Targeting Augmented Reality
News  |  5/29/2015
Apple continues its string of acquisitions with the purchase of Metaio, a company specializing in augmented reality software development.
Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App
News  |  5/29/2015
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion
News  |  5/28/2015
Key statistics from this year's Google I/O included one billion Android users and 900 million Gmail users, 75% of whom are on mobile.
GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.
New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now
Slideshows  |  5/28/2015
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data and information supplied by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, we've identified eight crucial, non-technical skills that companies are looking for in their IT hires.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Preview, Azure Update
News  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft Azure and big data updates include public previews of SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding for Azure Media Services.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  5/26/2015
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
Microsoft Cortana Destined For iOS, Android
News  |  5/26/2015
Microsoft's Cortana app for Apple's iOS and Google Android will be available for download later this year.
Intel Gives Virtual Machines Container-Like Speed
News  |  5/26/2015
Intel hopes its hardware hooks and software shortcuts provide container speed while keeping virtual machine security.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix100: Portable Scanning In A Backpack
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Fujitsu's ScanSnap ix100 brings the "paperless office" one step closer to mobile professionals. Here's InformationWeek's review.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015
Flaws in Google's Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
Microsoft ATA: Worthy Successor To Patch Tuesday
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Tight integration with Active Directory gives Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics appliance a powerful claim to stake in enterprise IT security.
Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
How Military Tech Changed IT: A Memorial Day Retrospective
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
In honor of Memorial Day, we laud the IT technology the military helped develop.
Office For Android, Sway, OneDrive Updates: MS Office News
News  |  5/24/2015
News surrounding Microsoft Office this week included a public preview of Office for Android and eDiscovery for Office 365.
Windows 10 Build 10122, Email For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/23/2015
This week's updates include a new Windows 10 build, rumors of an iOS email app, and a few questions for Windows 10 Mobile.
Google: Your Password Security Questions Are Terrible
News  |  5/22/2015
You might want to think twice about using an easy-to-remember security question for your protected accounts, according to a Google study.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
iOS 9 Rumors Point To 'Home' App For HomeKit
News  |  5/21/2015
Apple could be showing "Home," an app that integrates with home automation framework HomeKit and iOS 9, at WWDC next month.
Google Maps Slur Forces Company To Apologize
News  |  5/21/2015
While Google's mapping technology can make everyday life much easier for many -- especially during Memorial Day weekend -- users' ability to edit search terms with Map Maker can cause problems.
Windows 10 Mobile: 5 Questions We Want Answered
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015
Microsoft has given Windows 10 for desktop its share of attention. What can we expect from Windows 10 Mobile?
HANA, Hadoop Help SAP Connect IoT And Big Data
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
Engineers at Sapphire Now discussed the potential and limitations for SAP S/4HANA as a platform for managing an enterprise Internet of Things and the big data that strategy requires.
Microsoft's Reported Email App Targets iOS
News  |  5/20/2015
A Microsoft slip leaked information on new chat app Flow, which works alongside Outlook to deliver faster messaging on Apple devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
News  |  5/20/2015
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increased use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
iOS vs. Android: Whatís Best For Enterprise Security?
Slideshows  |  5/19/2015
Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security.
Apple Debuts New MacBook, iMac Ahead Of WWDC
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Apple adds Force Touch to its 15-inch MacBook Pro, intros a less-expensive iMac desktop, and reveals a new charging dock for the iPhone.
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