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10 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps
Slideshows  |  7/31/2015
Apple may have some work to do to restore its reputation for software, but third-party developers have got the company's back.
Microsoft Office Mobile Apps Land On Windows 10
News  |  7/31/2015
Microsoft rolls out four Office Mobile apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote -- alongside the worldwide debut of Windows 10.
Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
10 Pricey iPhone Apps That Will Leave You Broke
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015
InformationWeek went searching for the most expensive iPhone apps that are out there. Here's our Top 10.
Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Major Mobile Upgrade
Commentary  |  7/30/2015
Executives from New York-Presbyterian Hospital describe how they brought directories and communications into the 21st Century in this InformationWeek Elite 100 profile.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Google Translate App's Sign-Reading Capabilities Expanded
News  |  7/30/2015
Travelers can now translate a greater variety of languages in images more efficiently, even when offline. Foreign travelers in remote areas with poor connectivity now have broader communication options.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
Nokia OZO Virtual Reality Camera Aimed At Film Pros
News  |  7/29/2015
The world of virtual reality content moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia's OZO virtual reality camera.
Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
Commentary  |  7/29/2015
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Motorola Moto X, Moto G Smartphones Target Samsung
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
The Motorola Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G offer something for everyone in customizable packages.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
Samsung SE370 Monitor Boasts Wireless Charging Capability
News  |  7/28/2015
No stranger to innovative products, Samsung launches the SE370 monitor, which can wirelessly charge your smartphone.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
Apple Watch Coming To Best Buy Aug. 7
News  |  7/27/2015
The Apple Watch is moving out of the high-end boutique world and into big-box retail through a Best Buy partnership.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Slideshows  |  7/27/2015
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition Completed After FCC Approval
News  |  7/26/2015
Hours after the FCC gave final approval to the deal, AT&T announced it had completed its acquisition of DirecTV, a deal estimated at $49 billion. The integration of the two companies will occur over the coming months.
10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
Commentary  |  7/26/2015
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Commentary  |  7/26/2015
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/25/2015
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
Google Patent Starter Program: Troll Deterrent
News  |  7/25/2015
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Moto G Details Leak Ahead Of Motorola Event
Commentary  |  7/24/2015
Motorola is holding a splashy event in NYC July 28, and leaks have provided a solid look at what's in store.
10 Annoyingly Addictive iPhone, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
These deceitfully simple games for iPhones and Android smartphones will thwart all attempts at productivity and communication. Proceed with caution.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
Qualcomm Will Slash 15% Of Its Workforce
News  |  7/23/2015
A cellular slump provokes Qualcomm to restructure, meaning 4,700, or 15%, of its employees may lose their jobs.
Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
News  |  7/23/2015
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015
Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to install, configure, and use Microsoft Office on iPhones and iPads.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Slideshows  |  7/22/2015
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
Apple Hires Former Chrysler Executive, Fueling EV Rumors
News  |  7/22/2015
Apple's hiring of a former Chrysler executive for its undisclosed electric vehicle project, Titan, adds more grist to the rumor mill.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Apple Watch Sales Nearly Impossible To Predict
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
Apple reports its quarterly earnings July 21. There's lots of interest in determining just how many Apple Watches the company has sold.
Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2015, .Net 4.6
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, as well as .Net. These help to expand the company's developer ecosystem to new platforms, including OS X and Linux.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
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