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iOS 9 Rumors: 5 Things We're Hearing
News  |  5/31/2015
Apple's WWDC 15 conference is coming up in June, and the rumor mill is already abuzz with news about iOS 9.
Apple Assists Users With iPhone Message Crashes
News  |  5/30/2015
Users who receive a text message with a specific string of characters find the text crashes iMessage -- Apple has issued instructions for a temporary fix.
Windows 10 In July, Azure News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/30/2015
Microsoft news this week included updates to Azure, SQL Server 2016, Office for Android and, of course, Windows 10.
Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Android M: 5 Best Features
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
Android M may focus more on improving the user experience, but Google still added some impressive new features. Here's what we learned at Google I/O.
Apple Acquires Metaio, Targeting Augmented Reality
News  |  5/29/2015
Apple continues its string of acquisitions with the purchase of Metaio, a company specializing in augmented reality software development.
Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App
News  |  5/29/2015
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion
News  |  5/28/2015
Key statistics from this year's Google I/O included one billion Android users and 900 million Gmail users, 75% of whom are on mobile.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
iOS 9 Rumor: Proactive Project Will Rival Google Now
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
Apple iOS 9 is shaping up to be more than just a performance upgrade. New details emerge pointing to a stronger competitor, called Proactive, which will challenge Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
Lenovo Details Dual-Screen Smartwatch, Smart Shoes
News  |  5/28/2015
Lenovo is seriously expanding beyond PCs with several new concepts that tap into the Internet of Things trend. For wearables, Lenovo is showing off a dual-screen smartwatch.
New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now
Slideshows  |  5/28/2015
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data and information supplied by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, we've identified eight crucial, non-technical skills that companies are looking for in their IT hires.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
Google Planning New Nexus Smartphones In 2015, Report Claims
News  |  5/27/2015
Although Google's Android platform is the dominant operating system on smartphones worldwide, it has struggled with its Nexus-branded hardware. A new report claims Google will try again this year.
Iris Scans: Security Breakthrough Or Privacy Invasion?
News  |  5/27/2015
New technology allows irises to be scanned from 40 feet away. Is this a wonder weapon against crime and terrorism or a way for governments to invade our privacy and track our movements?
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
Microsoft Cortana Destined For iOS, Android
News  |  5/26/2015
Microsoft's Cortana app for Apple's iOS and Google Android will be available for download later this year.
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix100: Portable Scanning In A Backpack
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Fujitsu's ScanSnap ix100 brings the "paperless office" one step closer to mobile professionals. Here's InformationWeek's review.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015
Flaws in Google's Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
KFC's Bluetooth Placemats: 10 Better Ideas
Commentary  |  5/24/2015
KFC is testing a placemat that acts as a keyboard, allowing you to type while you eat without getting grease on your smartphone or tablet. What could be better? Here are 10 ideas.
Apple Watch, Sony Xperia Z3 And Other Hot Summer Gadgets
Slideshows  |  5/24/2015
What better way to exit the long, cold winter than to launch into summer with snazzy new gadgets from some of the world's best technology companies? From the Apple Watch, to the waterproof Xperia, here are our picks.
Office For Android, Sway, OneDrive Updates: MS Office News
News  |  5/24/2015
News surrounding Microsoft Office this week included a public preview of Office for Android and eDiscovery for Office 365.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27
News  |  5/23/2015
Early supporters of Pebble Technology Corp.'s Kickstarter campaign will be the first to get their Pebble Time wearable devices.
Windows 10 Build 10122, Email For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/23/2015
This week's updates include a new Windows 10 build, rumors of an iOS email app, and a few questions for Windows 10 Mobile.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Commentary  |  5/21/2015
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
iOS 9 Rumors Point To 'Home' App For HomeKit
News  |  5/21/2015
Apple could be showing "Home," an app that integrates with home automation framework HomeKit and iOS 9, at WWDC next month.
Windows 10 Mobile: 5 Questions We Want Answered
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015
Microsoft has given Windows 10 for desktop its share of attention. What can we expect from Windows 10 Mobile?
Microsoft's Reported Email App Targets iOS
News  |  5/20/2015
A Microsoft slip leaked information on new chat app Flow, which works alongside Outlook to deliver faster messaging on Apple devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
News  |  5/20/2015
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increased use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
Identity Management For People, Things: Startup Profile
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Startup ForgeRock leverages software from Sun Microsystems to provide identity services for users and devices.
iOS vs. Android: What’s Best For Enterprise Security?
Slideshows  |  5/19/2015
Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security.
Apple Debuts New MacBook, iMac Ahead Of WWDC
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Apple adds Force Touch to its 15-inch MacBook Pro, intros a less-expensive iMac desktop, and reveals a new charging dock for the iPhone.
Microsoft's Solitaire: 25 Years of Wasting Time
News  |  5/19/2015
Redmond celebrates Microsoft Solitaire's 25th birthday with an employee tournament the same week it welcomes a creative director for HoloLens.
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
News  |  5/19/2015
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
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