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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Auto-Sharing
News  |  5/28/2014
Facebook will prioritize content that you deliberately share and limit updates posted on your behalf by third-party applications.
6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
News  |  5/24/2014
Facebook's privacy makeover continues with changes designed to make your account easier to manage. And have you met the privacy dinosaur?
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Facebook Audio Recognition: What To Expect
News  |  5/22/2014
Facebook's latest mobile app feature uses your device's microphone to listen in on songs, TV, and movies. Here's what you need to know before you opt in.
Facebook Fights Malware With Free Security Software
News  |  5/21/2014
Facebook partners with Trend Micro and F-Secure to provide free antimalware scanning that sends alerts if your device becomes infected.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
YouTube Courts Twitch
News  |  5/19/2014
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
Expand Your Collaboration 'Footprint'
Commentary  |  5/19/2014
Use the collaboration footprint method to reveal strengths and weaknesses in how your business shares information.
Open Source Lessons For Feds
News  |  5/15/2014
White House and agency IT leaders discuss how open source can empower government IT project teams, at FOSE conference in Washington, D.C.
Google I/O 2014: 8 Things To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014
A revamped Google Glass would make a splash. What other wonders -- or washouts -- might Google unveil at its upcoming developer shindig?
Microsoft TechEd: Office 365 Gets Smarter
News  |  5/14/2014
Microsoft Office general manager Julia White talks Office for iPad, turning average users into data gurus, and the future of enterprise social.
6 Steps To Strengthen Your CIO Resume
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
Trying to make the leap from IT director to CIO? Here's how to better sell yourself on paper.
Gmail: 5 Clever Time Savers
News  |  5/14/2014
Managing email can take up too much of your workday. Use these tips and tricks to communicate more efficiently.
Commerce Department Shares R&D Breakthroughs
News  |  5/13/2014
Federal R&D labs have cranked out a better breathing apparatus for firefighters, and improved climate modeling, among other developments for public use, according to Commerce Department report.
Wearables Plus IoT: Preparing Amid Paranoia
Commentary  |  5/12/2014
Consider these three ways to honor user privacy while also giving customers a new experience via a wearable device.
5 Ways Snapchat Violated Your Privacy, Security
News  |  5/9/2014
Snapchat settles FTC allegations that the company lied to consumers about the application's security and privacy. Here's what you should know.
Google Data Mining Changes: Privacy Reform Needed
Commentary  |  5/8/2014
Google's decision to end its practice of scanning student emails for advertising purposes -- and to make "similar changes" for all Google Apps customers -- is a major victory for privacy but raises new questions.
Microsoft's Smartwatch Patent: Fitness Focus
News  |  5/7/2014
Microsoft's long-rumored smartwatch concept finally appears in a patent, replete with health-tracking sensors.
LinkedIn, Evernote Team To Digitize Your Rolodex
News  |  5/7/2014
LinkedIn will replace its own business card scanner with Evernote's digitizing feature. Here's what you need to know.
Apple's iPad Still Dominates The Enterprise
News  |  5/7/2014
iPad sales lost momentum last quarter, but Apple remains the tablet king for businesses, according to a new report. Social Studio Blends Buddy Media, Radian6
News  |  5/6/2014
Salesforce consolidates best-of social functionality, adds content marketing and publishing features to ExactTarget Marketing Cloud.
McAfee's Back, With Chadder
News  |  5/6/2014
Embattled antivirus pioneer John McAfee backs Chadder, an app that promises private communications through server encryption.
Microsoft Surface Mini Likely Debuts May 20
News  |  5/6/2014
Microsoft will hold a Surface-related event on May 20, presumably to announce the long-rumored Surface Mini.
Google Sends Shopping Alerts To Android Devices
News  |  5/6/2014
Google Now blends search and location data to advise you when you're close to a store that sells something you've recently searched for.
Amazon Taps Twitter For In-App Shopping
News  |  5/6/2014
Amazon makes shopping via Twitter easy -- as long as you don't mind publicizing the contents of your shopping cart.
Healthcare Nonprofit Learns Patient Engagement Game
News  |  5/5/2014
When it suddenly had to compete for Medicare patients, Community Health Plan of Washington turned on the technology.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1: 3 Takeaways
News  |  5/3/2014
Windows Phone boss Joe Belfiore's Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat included feature news on the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 -- and frank talk of mobile struggles.
Twitter Mute Button Would Muzzle 'That Guy'
News  |  5/3/2014
You know, the one who overshares about his pets or sends an inspirational quote every five seconds? A Twitter feature in testing could quiet the noise.
Foursquare Splits Into 2 Apps, Targets Yelp
News  |  5/3/2014
Foursquare will transfer its check-in features to a new app called Swarm and take on location-based reviews. Here's what you need to know.
Cisco Drops WebEx Social For Jive
News  |  5/2/2014
Cisco's Jive partnership revitalizes its enterprise collaboration offering and resuscitates the slumping social business software company.
Would You Pay For Twitter?
Commentary  |  5/2/2014
Wall Street has doubts about Twitter's growth. Is it time to rethink giving the service away for free?
EBay Settles Antitrust Hiring Lawsuits
News  |  5/1/2014
Department of Justice calls eBay's behavior egregious; eBay claims innocence but agrees to pay $3.75 million.
Windows 7 Dominates Desktop, XP Share Slips
News  |  5/1/2014
Windows XP has twice the market share of Windows 8/8.1. But it is Windows 7 that still rules the desktop.
Govt. Agencies Must Rethink Mobile App Development
Commentary  |  5/1/2014
It's time for agencies to shift from costly manual app development to a build-once, deploy-anywhere model.
Will Facebook Succeed Where Flash Failed?
News  |  5/1/2014
Facebook launches a quest to be a cross-platform development tool and build bridges among its rivals' vertically integrated ecosystems. Here's how its position differs from Flash.
Digital Business Skills: Most Wanted List
News  |  5/1/2014
UX designers, data analysts in demand as IT and marketing departments become digital business buddies.

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