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Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Microsoft Outlook, Office On iOS & Android: First Look
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft has released Office for Android tablets and Outlook capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Here's a closer look.
Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
News  |  1/30/2015
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
Video: Super Bowl WiFi Coaches, Leaky Apps & Binge Watching
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds checks out WiFi troubleshooters at the Super Bowl, a leaky NFL app, and whether binge watching is a sign of depression.
Microsoft Outlook For iOS, Android Is Here
News  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft's launch of Outlook for Android and iOS comes shortly after its acquisition of email startup Acompli.
Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Tablets
News  |  1/29/2015
After a three-month preview period, the Android version of Microsoft Office is being released on the Google Play store.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
Samsung Loses Smartphone Lead Over Apple
News  |  1/29/2015
Rise in iPhone sales and drop in Galaxy sales put Apple and Samsung on even ground during the holiday quarter.
Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
News  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass both are headsets. But with its ability to respond to wearers' voices, hands, and eyes, the HoloLens has a brighter future.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
iPad Sales Lag As iPhone, Mac Shipments Soar
News  |  1/28/2015
Apple's iPad sales were down during the 2014 holiday quarter, even though iPhone and Mac sales were booming. Is the tablet market faltering?
BYOD Means Bring Your Own Dollars
Commentary  |  1/28/2015
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
iPhone China Sales Will Outstrip US: Report
News  |  1/26/2015
Apple is expected to announce that it sold more iPhones in China than in the US for the first time in history.
Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century?
Slideshows  |  1/26/2015
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
Google's Wireless Service Taps WiFi And Cellular
News  |  1/26/2015
Google's planned wireless service will use both cellular and WiFi, connecting to whichever offers the stronger signal.
First Transcontinental Phone Call: A 100-Year Celebration
Slideshows  |  1/25/2015
The first transcontinental phone call occurred on Jan. 25, 1915. We're celebrating with a walk down telephone memory lane.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Video: Windows Holographics, Deflategate & Stupid Passwords
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at Windows holograms, what CIOs can learn from Deflategate, and the 25 worst passwords of 2014.
Apple Watch Battery Life: Will It Be Enough?
News  |  1/23/2015
The Apple Watch is expected to offer several hours of active use and 19 hours overall. However, in the new wearable market, is it enough?
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
Geekend: HoloLens Makes Microsoft Cool
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In the HoloLens, Microsoft might at last have its version of the iPod, a cool product that turns the company's image around.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
News  |  1/22/2015
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
Windows 10: Free Upgrades, Spartan Browser & Holographics
News  |  1/21/2015
Microsoft said its developers consulted 1.7 million Windows Insiders, who delivered 800,000 pieces of feedback on more than 200 topics regarding the new OS.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
FreedomPop's Unlimited WiFi Plan Challenges Carriers
News  |  1/21/2015
FreedomPop's new deal offers unlimited WiFi at 10 million hotspots around the US for $5/month. But be aware of the restrictions.
Windows 10 Mobile: See Today, Try In February
News  |  1/21/2015
Microsoft will showcase its Windows 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 21, but smartphone users will likely wait until February for the consumer preview.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Samsung Smartphones Lose Ground In 2014
News  |  1/20/2015
Samsung's smartphone marketshare retreats as Chinese vendors turn up the heat.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But it's got competitors. Who will win?
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
T-Mobile, Virgin Offer New Low-Cost Plans
News  |  1/16/2015
Both carriers have introduced dirt-cheap prepaid service plans -- but beware of a few catches.
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
Video: Zombie Cookies, IT Budgets & Twitter Hacks
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at zombie cookies, your 2015 IT budget, the rise of open source storage, and more.
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
News  |  1/15/2015
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
Facebook For Work App: Dislike
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
Facebook for Work might be a success, but I'm changing my status to "no way."
Microsoft Lumia 435, 532 Budget Phones Target Android
News  |  1/15/2015
Microsoft's Lumia 435 and 532 are the cheapest in the company's lineup, serving as entry points for small businesses and emerging markets to adopt Windows Phone.
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
Samsung's Tizen Phone Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  1/14/2015
Samsung finally launches the first smartphone to run Tizen, its homegrown operating system.
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