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Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?
News  |  8/30/2014
Apple's latest iPhone could help bring mobile payments to the mainstream.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads
News  |  8/29/2014
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks
News  |  8/28/2014
LG's G Watch R and Samsung's Gear S do little to shake up the wearable market. Perhaps Apple's upcoming device will.
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Slideshows  |  8/28/2014
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
Dropbox Expands The Box
News  |  8/27/2014
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
News  |  8/27/2014
iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
The Internet Of Overhyped Things
Commentary  |  8/27/2014
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Facebook Click-Bait Crackdown, Explained
News  |  8/26/2014
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.
Verizon VoLTE, HD Voice Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2014
Verizon says its new Voice over LTE service will offer 4G customers better voice quality and instant video chats.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Does eBay Fit In Instant Gratification Economy?
Commentary  |  8/25/2014
What's left for a company that matched the perfect item with a faraway buyer now that consumers are demanding it here and now?
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Samsung, LG Tease New Hardware
News  |  8/25/2014
The next few weeks will see a number of new smartphones and wearable devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple, and others.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Instagram Adds Analytics For Businesses
News  |  8/22/2014
Instagram will launch a new suite of advertising tools to give businesses more insight into how their campaigns perform.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
News  |  8/22/2014
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Amazon Fire Phone Slow To Ignite
News  |  8/20/2014
Web data suggests sales of Amazon's Fire Phone are lukewarm at best.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
HTC One Runs Windows
News  |  8/19/2014
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Stop Using Chrome, Mozilla Engineer Says
News  |  8/19/2014
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
News  |  8/18/2014
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Windows 8.1: 8 Things I Hate About You
Slideshows  |  8/18/2014
Latest version of Windows 8.1 beats its predecessors, but oh those grating quirks.
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