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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Airborne Robot Can Replace Ladders In Industrial Environments
Commentary  |  1/30/2016
Ladders are dangerous. Appelix wants to replace them with airborne robots for industrial applications.
Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/30/2016
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
Microsoft Windows Phone Headed Toward Zombieland?
Commentary  |  1/29/2016
New flagship hardware released during Q4 wasn't enough to help overcome Microsoft Windows Phone's long, downward spiral into a zombie platform.
10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Slideshows  |  1/29/2016
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
News  |  1/28/2016
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
Apple Mulls Subscription Services For News App
News  |  1/27/2016
In an effort to differentiate itself from competing news service applications, Apple may start to offer subscription services for certain content providers.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AIToolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
iOS, WatchOS Beta Builds For Developers Pushed Out
Commentary  |  1/26/2016
Apple gave developers new test versions of all its major platforms this week -- iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and OS X.
11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
Microsoft's Selfie App A Hit With iPhone Users
Commentary  |  1/25/2016
Microsoft added new features to its month-old Selfie app for iOS, as it touted the app's more than 500,000 downloads within its first two weeks. But had Microsoft added a video feature, its download rate may have been substantially more.
Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/23/2016
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
News  |  1/22/2016
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016
Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
iOS 9.2.1 Gives Older iPhones A Performance Boost
Commentary  |  1/21/2016
iOS 9.2.1, the latest system update from Apple, improves the performance of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Apple's iOS Dev Center In Italy Promises More Developer Jobs
News  |  1/21/2016
Call it app development -- Italian style. Apple says its iOS Development Center in Naples is just the first of a European expansion to encourage app developers and job creation.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Mobile World Congress 2016: 5G, IoT And Politics On Tap
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona is a mere five weeks away. Here's a look at what we're expecting at the event, amidst local, national, and global politics.
IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016
We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
iPhone 7 Could Offer Significant Camera Advancements
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Patents filed by Apple suggest the company is working on a bevy of new features for the iPhone 7's camera, such as dual-shooting modes.
Apple Readies iPad Air 3, Minor Apple Watch Refresh
News  |  1/18/2016
Apple is reportedly planning to release the latest version of the iPad Air -- the iPad Air 3 -- in March. However, the same reports find that the company is only offering a few new features with its Apple Watch refresh.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
iOS 9.3 Offers Night Shift For Late-Night iPhone Users
News  |  1/17/2016
Now you can rest easy while still staying tied to your iPhone. Night Shift, a new feature in iOS 9.3, warms your screen's color temperature to reduce eye strain before sleeping.
Microsoft Rewards Lumia 950 Owners With Free Office 365
Commentary  |  1/16/2016
People who've purchased the Windows 10-based Lumia 950 or 950 XL can score a free subscription to Office 365 thanks to Microsoft.
Google Play Supporting Promo Codes For Apps, Games
News  |  1/16/2016
Google will now support promo codes in the Google Play Store, enabling developers to better engage with users.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
Business Use Of Personal Data Is At Risk, Accenture Says
News  |  1/15/2016
A new report from consulting firm Accenture sheds light on the growing challenges to business use of personal data and what organizations can do about it.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Commentary  |  1/15/2016
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Samsung Fabbing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chip
Commentary  |  1/14/2016
Samsung's second-generation 14nm fabrication line will start pumping out the Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm's most important mobile chip. Samsung may also use the processor in its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone.
iPhone 7: Patent Points To Enhanced Speaker Design
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Outlook, Skype Updates Arrive For Android, iOS
News  |  1/13/2016
Microsoft is releasing updates to its Skype and Outlook tools for iOS and Android platforms.
iOS 9.3 Heralds Significant Education Features
Commentary  |  1/12/2016
iOS 9.3, the not-so-minor update to Apple's mobile operating system, targets educators with tons of new school-focused tools.
T-Mobile CEO Jon Legere Apologizes To EFF
News  |  1/12/2016
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
iPhone 7 Will Reportedly Support Wireless Headphones
News  |  1/10/2016
Say goodbye to wires -- for a price. Apple is reportedly planning on offering wireless headphones as an accessory for the upcoming iPhone 7.
Apple Acquires Emotion Recognition Specialist Emotient
News  |  1/8/2016
Following other AI and facial recognition acquisitions during the last few months, Apple has now snapped up Emotient, a San Diego-based startup that specializes in face-based emotional analysis.
Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
News  |  1/7/2016
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
BlackBerry's Chen Optimistic About Future With Android
Commentary  |  1/7/2016
BlackBerry's Android-based Priv handset is gaining enough traction that BlackBerry will use Android for more smartphones. CEO John Chen detailed his vision for the Canadian company at CES this week.
Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
News  |  1/7/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
EZCast Smart TV Dongle May Threaten Home Network Security
News  |  1/7/2016
Security firm Check Point highlights the risky networking pathways that can be created by not properly protecting connected IoT consumer products.
iPhone Production Cuts Test Apple Stock
News  |  1/7/2016
Is the era of blockbuster iPhone sales coming to an end? When reports indicated Apple was cutting production of its flagship device, its stock took a hit.
Mobile, IoT Sales Hampered By Security Fears: Accenture
News  |  1/7/2016
Concerns about privacy and security join several factors weighing heavily on purchases of mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. A new Accenture report says 2016 could be a very flat year for sales of consumer technology overall, and mobile and IoT devices in particular.
10 Healthcare Wearables, Devices Dominating CES
Slideshows  |  1/7/2016
This year's wearables go beyond basic step counting to measure core health data such as blood pressure, vision quality, and body temperature. At CES 2016, InformationWeek got up close and personal with the latest wave of health-centric devices.
Intel CEO Details Sensor-Packed Future At CES 2016
Commentary  |  1/6/2016
At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich described a future that included sensors implanted in nearly every device people touch or use. This smart, connected world will push computing beyond the limits of traditional silicon processors.
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