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Content posted in July 2016
Amazon Echo Can Now Pay Your Mortgage
Commentary  |  7/30/2016
Capital One has expanded the number of actions account holders can take through the Amazon Echo.
1 Billion iPhones Sold: A Look Back
Commentary  |  7/28/2016
Apple says iPhone sales have surpassed 1 billion, a major milestone for any product.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Commentary  |  7/26/2016
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts
Commentary  |  7/25/2016
People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.
How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Commentary  |  7/25/2016
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps that can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Commentary  |  7/20/2016
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Commentary  |  7/18/2016
Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
Google's Push For More Diverse Female Emojis Approved
Commentary  |  7/16/2016
Google convinced the arbiters of all things emoji to add more professional women, and women of varying skin color, to the next batch of characters.
Why Software Quality Standards Matter For Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  7/15/2016
Will software standards be embraced on the Industrial Internet of Things? Software quality guru Bill Curtis says the potential is there, but the culture has to be willing to embrace quality.
Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/14/2016
Nest takes the wraps off its consumer-grade outdoor security camera that can guard over your house when you're not home.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled 
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
6 Ways To Make Your Company Data-Driven
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
Rich Wagner, president and CEO of Prevedere, shares six guidelines he's developed based on his own experiences seeing good data left to waste at major enterprises, including the Fortune 500 chemical company where he once worked.
The Scrum Guide Gets An Update
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
The Scrum Guide has been updated for the first time in three years. The big change? Values.
iOS 10, macOS Sierra Public Betas Released
Commentary  |  7/8/2016
Apple released public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra this week, providing early access to those willing to put up with bugs and instability.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
From Tech Support to CEO: Why Niche Matters More Than Gender
Commentary  |  7/4/2016
Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies, took the first steps on her path toward leadership as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Here, she shares her experiences rising through the ranks in tech, and offers advice about cornering your niche and treating it like the most important job you will ever have.
3D Printing Takes Car Customization To New Heights
Commentary  |  7/4/2016
Daihatsu is launching an automobile model that will let buyers order 3D-printed "skins" to customize parts of the body. It's the next step in industrial additive printing.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Dell Kills Its Android Tablet Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2016
Dell says that slate-style tablets aren't good enough for productivity and will focus on Windows 2-in-1s -- that is, detachable devices.


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