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VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
News  |  10/31/2015
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
NYC Flagship Opens, Outlook Mobile Redesign: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015
This week brought Microsoft's NYC store opening, a facelift for Outlook on iOS and Android, and the general availability of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Apple TV: Nifty Siri Interface, Limited Apps
Commentary  |  10/30/2015
Looking to tune into a new television paradigm? Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV box reaches stores today and promises to change how you interact with your television set.
Cortana & Bing Bring Halloween Tricks & Treats
News  |  10/30/2015
Microsoft is celebrating Halloween with themed Bing maps and scary bad jokes from Cortana.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
News  |  10/30/2015
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Mobile Carriers Cashing In On Mining Your Data
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
Some major mobile carriers are selling your data under the radar, and it's potentially worth $24.1 billion this year.
OnePlus X Blends Style With Substance
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
The Chinese company's new smartphone features attractive materials and a solid spec sheet to back it up.
Outlook On iOS, Android Gets UI Revamp
News  |  10/29/2015
Microsoft redesigns the iOS and Android versions of Outlook, which will soon replace calendar app Sunrise.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
For automakers, creating self-driving cars may be an appealing technical challenge, but creating better-driving cars is a more attainable goal. In a report released today, global consultancy McKinsey suggests that technology for helping drivers navigate is likely to become critical for car buyers.
Windows 10 PC Shrunk Down To Smartphone Size By Kangaroo
News  |  10/29/2015
The Kangaroo from InFocus puts the world's smallest Windows 10 PC in your pocket for an affordable $99.
Facebook Expands FbStart Program For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
To help convince mobile developers to integrate Facebook technology into their apps, the social network has added more partners to FbStart.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks Cloud, Being 'Cool'
Slideshows  |  10/29/2015
When InformationWeek got on the phone with SAP CEO Bill McDermott, the conversation was wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
DMCA Ruling: OK To Mod Code In Cars, Jailbreak Smartphones
News  |  10/28/2015
Reviewing and modifying automotive software will be lawful in 12 months, thanks to a copyright law exemption.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
News  |  10/28/2015
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
iPhone 6S, Samsung Sales Drive Q3 Smartphone Market: IDC
News  |  10/28/2015
Apple's upgraded iPhone gave a big boost to the smartphone market, though worldwide shipments came in below IDC's projections.
Samsung Galaxy View: Huge 18-Inch Android Tablet Debuts
Commentary  |  10/28/2015
The Galaxy View sports an enormous screen, Android, and a kickstand for tabletop viewing.
Windows Tablet Sales Boosted By Enterprise Demand
Commentary  |  10/28/2015
Microsoft's Surface tablets are bucking overall market trends by meeting enterprise needs, even as Apple iPad and Google Android-based tablets continue to fight for market share. Here's why CIOs and other IT leaders are embracing the Microsoft mobile devices.
iPhone Demand Drives Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  10/28/2015
Strong demand for iPhone in China drove Apple's earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2015.
Net Neutrality Vote: EU Will Allow Data Discrimination
News  |  10/27/2015
Rejecting strong net neutrality protections, the European Parliament has voted to allow Internet fast lanes.
HTC RE Camera Price Slashed In Wake Of One A9 Fumble
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
Remember that attractive $400 price-point for the HTC One A9? Yeah, that's a limited promotion. The real price is $100 more.
Yahoo Exec Exodus Signals Uncertain Future
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
A steady stream of executives exiting Yahoo in recent months shows a lack of confidence that CEO Marissa Mayer can turn things around.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
News  |  10/27/2015
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
9 iPhone Apps Perfect For 3D Touch
Slideshows  |  10/27/2015
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have at least one piece of new technology going for them -- Apple's 3D Touch. Here's a look at nine apps that help optimized that experience.
Microsoft Store: First Look Inside NYC Flagship
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
Microsoft opens the doors of its massive NYC flagship store the same day it releases the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 to the public.
Facebook At Work App 'Liked' By Major Bank
News  |  10/26/2015
The Royal Bank of Scotland sees value in Facebook as an enterprise communication tool, and plans to roll out the Facebook at Work app to 100,000 employees worldwide.
Apple Watch: Chosen Coolest Wearable In Crowded Class
News  |  10/26/2015
The jury may still be out on the success of Apple's foray into the wearables market, but a Juniper survey indicates the Watch is considered très cool.
Apple Hit With $5M Lawsuit Over WiFi Assist
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
California couple says cellular bills went up after Apple's new WiFi Assist feature pushed them onto LTE.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
News  |  10/25/2015
The Priv smartphone will be BlackBerry's first Android device, and it features a slew of security enhancements, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps Optimized For iOS 9
Slideshows  |  10/25/2015
Apple packed several new features into iOS 9. Here are 10 apps upgraded to make the most of them.
Tech Gadgets For Your Halloween Ghost-Hunting
Commentary  |  10/25/2015
If you're looking to get your spooky on this Halloween with ghosts, vampires, or zombies, we've got the technology to help you do it.
Facebook iOS App Update Fixes iPhone Battery Drain
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Facebook releases an update to its iOS app that will stop the excessive drain on iPhone batteries that users were reporting.
Google's Chromecast Offerings: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Google's new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio dongles make it easier than ever to send video to your TV and audio to your stereo system.
Windows Phone Fail, Surface Enterprise Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/24/2015
Microsoft added to its Surface Enterprise Program, released its quarterly earnings, dealt with its Windows Phone failures, and quietly slashed 1,000 more jobs this week.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Rises, Hardware Falls
News  |  10/23/2015
Cloud computing continues to give Microsoft strength amid declines in hardware sales.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
SAP Marries Commerce, Community For Engagement
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
SAP Jam Communities, edition for SAP hybris Commerce aims to create a more coherent link between commerce, analytics, and business engagement.
iOS 9.1 Leads Apple Software Updates
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
Apple delivered system updates across its product line on Oct. 20, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way. The updates included iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and Mac OS X 10.11.1.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
News  |  10/22/2015
CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for past platform changes and promises to work with developers rather than against them. The company also introduced a series of enhancements to Fabric and Gnip.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
News  |  10/22/2015
Michael Dell positioned his company for a new age with a slew of new product announcements at Dell World Live. He also answered questions about the $67 billion deal to acquire EMC. Here are the details.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4: What Critics Are Saying
News  |  10/21/2015
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is an improvement upon Surface Pro 3, reviewers claim, but still not a laptop replacement.
HTC's One A9 Smartphone Apes iPhone
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
The attractive HTC One A9 smartphone will ship with Android 6.0, or Marshmallow, but may look a bit too familiar to Apple's iPhone users.
Desperate Yahoo Inks Search, Ad Deal With Google
News  |  10/21/2015
In the face of declining revenues and stiff competition, Yahoo cozies up to rival Google in a deal similar to the one it struck with Microsoft in April.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
News  |  10/21/2015
Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificates are now trusted by the major Web browsers. That sets the stage for easier, more affordable online security. Operated by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group, their aim is to hasten the transition away from the Web's unprotected HTTP protocol to encrypted HTTPS.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
Slideshows  |  10/21/2015
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
Tim Cook Talks Apple TV, Cars, Watch
News  |  10/20/2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses a wide variety of topics, including the company's innovation cycle, wearables, and what's coming to television. Here are the highlights from his conversation with The Wall Street Journal.
Lenovo Yoga 900, Home 900 Sport Windows 10
News  |  10/20/2015
The Lenovo Yoga 900 notebook and the Home 900 AIO run Windows 10. Their adjustable screens and improved battery life put an emphasis on portability and flexibility.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
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