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Google's Nexus 6P, 5X Smartphones Face Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, only available online, are best left to enthusiasts who want a pure Google experience.
Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
'Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Netflix's slightly tongue-in-cheek invention shows that the Internet of Things is way too complicated for consumers.
Comic: Playing In The Sandbox
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Increased use of sandboxes as a security measure may force more users to put on sunscreen at work.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
Can Data Algebra Make Big Data Faster And Cheaper?
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Data algebra is a new approach for managing, integrating, and searching data faster and more efficiently. Here's why developers and IT departments may want to consider adding it to their toolsets.
13 Million iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus Smartphones Sold This Weekend
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Apple smashed through last year's record-setting sales figure by 30% as consumers snapped up the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a buying frenzy.
iPhone 6s Vs. BlackBerry Priv: Comparing Intangibles
Commentary  |  9/27/2015
Once upon a time, Apple unseated BlackBerry as king of the smartphones. Could BlackBerry return the favor by switching to Android? Check out a surprisingly close battle that comes down to intangibles.
iPhone 6s: My Painless Experience At The Apple Store
Commentary  |  9/26/2015
Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus reached stores Sept. 25, but not as many people lined up to buy them as in previous launches.
iOS 9 Lacks App-Slicing Technology For Now
Commentary  |  9/26/2015
Apple promised that iOS 9 would offer App Thinning to trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices. However, some key app-slicing pieces are missing.
North America Is Out Of IPv4 Addresses: What's Next?
Commentary  |  9/25/2015
It's official: ARIN finds that North America no longer has any IPv4 address available. With IoT and mobile creating more demand, what's next?
WAN Redesign Sparks New IT Ideas For Esselte Group
Commentary  |  9/25/2015
What started as a project to improve Esselte Group's WAN has led the company's IT leadership to start thinking about how to redesign its IT infrastructure. The project earned the company a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Nexus 5x Leaks As Retailers Clear Out Nexus 6
Commentary  |  9/23/2015
Google's new Nexus smartphones are beginning to take shape ahead of the company's press event scheduled for Sept. 29.
Comic: Digital Natives
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Managers have to put up with a lot from digital natives, but sometimes it goes too far.
Bitcoin, Security Concerns Drive Blockchain Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Surprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate 'Fastest Ever,' Apple Claims
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Apple claims more than half of all iOS devices have been updated to iOS 9 since the platform's release this month.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
Facebook Dislike: 10 Things Not To Like Right Away
Commentary  |  9/20/2015
Facebook is getting a dislike button. What should you use it on?
Apple's Court Win Over Samsung Still Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  9/19/2015
Apple may have won the latest round against Samsung in court, but the implications of the case are still evolving.
iOS 9 Adoption Reaches 20%, But Problems Abound
Commentary  |  9/18/2015
iPhone and iPad owners are upgrading to iOS 9 swiftly, but the process hasn't been smooth for everyone.
Smartwatches, Activity Trackers Driving Wearables Beyond Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/17/2015
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
WatchOS 2 Is A No-Show Thanks To Bug
Commentary  |  9/17/2015
Apple delayed distributing watchOS 2.0 for the Apple Watch due to "significant" software bug.
iOS 9 Released With Strong Adoption Expected
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
Apple's latest operating system, iOS 9, reaches iPhones, iPads, and iPods today. It introduces a range of new features, including a more powerful version of Siri.
NYC Mayor Wants Computer Science Education For All Students
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants computer science education offered to all students within the next 10 years. Finding the right teachers, however, may be difficult.
How To Get More Resources For IT
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
If IT can't get the resources you see IT needs, you need to take a hard look at why. Does the CEO undervalue IT, or is IT just not valuable to your organization?
iPhone 6s Vs. Galaxy S6: Which Premium Smartphone Is Best?
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
The choice between Apple's iPhone 6s and Samsung's Galaxy S6 boils down to a few key smartphone differentiators.
White House Spending $160M On 'Smart Cities,' IoT
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
A new program from the Obama White House is looking to spend $160 million on so-called Smart Cities to improve communication and quality-of-life through technology and the Internet of Things.
Eric Schmidt: AI Progress Is Just Starting
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
Eric Schmidt, the newly installed chairman of Alphabet, has written an article for the BBC about how AI technology is just starting and how Google sees its uses.
iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Could Set Record
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
Apple fans are pre-ordering the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a furious pace. Some supplies are selling out ahead of the Sept. 25 launch.
Comic: When WiFi Enters The Living Room
Commentary  |  9/14/2015
In preparation for the Internet of Things, Google and other companies are trying to make WiFi more living room friendly. (Be careful what you wish for.)
Apple Pencil: 10 Alternative Uses
Commentary  |  9/13/2015
Apple Pencil is coming. Everyone will buy one. Because Apple. Then, we'll have to figure out what we're supposed to do with it. Here are some ideas.
iPhone 6s: 5 Features Apple Left Out
Commentary  |  9/12/2015
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus may be the most compelling "S" upgrades Apple has ever created, but they still lack common smartphone features.
SpaceX Reveals Crew Dragon Capsule
Commentary  |  9/12/2015
SpaceX just revealed details about what might be the world's first truly reusable spacecraft, dubbed the Crew Dragon.
Microsoft Dynamic CRM Revamped For Cloud, Mobility
Commentary  |  9/11/2015
This week, Microsoft announced that it would revamp its Dynamic CRM suite to focus more on cloud and mobility capabilities. Cortana is also coming.
Apple TV: Is It The Next Big Developer Platform?
Commentary  |  9/11/2015
Apple TV is revamped, but the company has plans bigger than a simple upgrade. Can it provide the next great platform for game developers and content?
iSchool Bus Takes Tech To Teachers
Commentary  |  9/10/2015
The iSchool Initiative is teaching school districts how to build better classrooms with technology.
iPhone 6s, iPad Pro Star At Apple Event
Commentary  |  9/9/2015
The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, along with a larger iPad, dominated Apple's fall event, which also heralded a new Apple TV and revised mobile and wearable operating systems.
Microsoft, Dell, HP Bringing Surface Pro Tablets To Enterprises
Commentary  |  9/9/2015
In a move to bring more Surface Pro tablets into the enterprise, Microsoft is teaming up with hardware partners Dell and HP.
Apple's iPhone 6s Event: 5 Things To Watch
Commentary  |  9/9/2015
At Apple's event on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the company is expected to show off a faster iPhone 6s, a retooled Apple TV, and a bigger iPad built for professionals.
Want More Women In IT? Drop the Geek
Commentary  |  9/9/2015
Young women of high school and college age are not attracted to computer science because of old stereotypes, some true and some not.
IT Life Radio: Better IT Project Management With Accounting
Commentary  |  9/8/2015
The latest episode of IT Life Radio will investigate how accounting practices could help IT projects.
Big Data And ROI: An Uneasy Pairing For CIOs
Commentary  |  9/8/2015
CIOs need to rethink traditional cost justifications when making investments in big data projects.
Apple Pay Rings The Register In the US, Not Europe
Commentary  |  9/8/2015
While Apple Pay has moved beyond a toehold in the United States, Europeans are looking at other NFC-based payments as banking regulations and technology have not meshed well with Apple's offerings.
Apple TV Shows: 10 Programs We'd Watch
Commentary  |  9/6/2015
Apple is going into the content creation business. Where should they start?
Google Health Searches Now Include 900 Medical Conditions
Commentary  |  9/5/2015
Google has expanded its health search feature to include about 900 different medical conditions.
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