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Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
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.
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.
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.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
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?
Windows 10: 7 Pressing Questions For Microsoft
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015
Microsoft's Windows 10 announcements and earnings call gave a snapshot of its future but also raised many questions in the tech community.
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.
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.
Windows 10: Microsoft Gets A Makeover
News  |  1/26/2015
Microsoft knows it messed up with Windows 8 and 8.1. Is Windows 10 the answer to its problems?
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.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
News  |  1/24/2015
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
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.
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.
Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
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.
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?
Windows 10: 7 Predictions Of What's Next
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015
Microsoft will unveil more details about the Windows 10 operating system during a special event Jan. 21. Here's what we expect.
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.
Microsoft Surface, PayPal Partner for Small Business
News  |  1/16/2015
New PayPal card readers and Microsoft's Windows 8.1 app for its Surface tablet and other devices will simplify mobile payments for business owners.
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."
Samsung's Tizen Phone Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  1/14/2015
Samsung finally launches the first smartphone to run Tizen, its homegrown operating system.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
Mobile Advertisers Gear Up For Apple Watch
News  |  1/13/2015
Apple hasn't said it will allow ads on its smartwatch, but mobile marketers are already exploring how to serve ads on the wearable.
Samsung Ponders Move To Windows Phone
News  |  1/12/2015
Samsung appears to be shifting its focus away from Google's Android mobile OS. Will it fill the gap with Windows Phone?
CES 2015: Lack Of Killer Phones Sets Up MWC
News  |  1/9/2015
With few new devices on display at CES, the major phone makers face increasing pressure to deliver at Mobile World Congress in March.
CES 2015: Lenovo, Asus, ZTE Debut Android Smartphones
News  |  1/6/2015
Android smartphones were plentiful at CES, but some of the industry's biggest players didn't show up.
Facebook Acquires Voice Recognition Startup Wit.ai
News  |  1/6/2015
Wit.ai lets developers add Siri-like capabilities to apps, robots, wearables, and more.
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
Amazon Echo: My First 10 Days
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
Amazon Echo crosses Siri with Sonos to create a "smart" speaker that can summon information as well as music. It's promising, but here's where it falls short.
CES 2015: Microsoft, LG Phones In Early Spotlight
News  |  1/5/2015
On opening day at CES, Microsoft targets emerging markets while LG reveals its impressive second-generation flexible phone.
CES 2015: Russian Yota Smartphone Boasts 2 Displays
News  |  1/5/2015
At CES, Russia's Yota unveils Android smartphone with twin screens, including an E-Ink display that draws almost no power, allowing 100-hour battery life, the company says.
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