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NYC Flagship Opens, Outlook Mobile Redesign: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015
This week brought Microsoft's NYC store opening, a facelift for Outlook on iOS and Android, and the general availability of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Apple TV: Nifty Siri Interface, Limited Apps
Commentary  |  10/30/2015
Looking to tune into a new television paradigm? Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV box reaches stores today and promises to change how you interact with your television set.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
News  |  10/30/2015
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Outlook On iOS, Android Gets UI Revamp
News  |  10/29/2015
Microsoft redesigns the iOS and Android versions of Outlook, which will soon replace calendar app Sunrise.
Facebook Expands FbStart Program For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
To help convince mobile developers to integrate Facebook technology into their apps, the social network has added more partners to FbStart.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
News  |  10/28/2015
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
Samsung Galaxy View: Huge 18-Inch Android Tablet Debuts
Commentary  |  10/28/2015
The Galaxy View sports an enormous screen, Android, and a kickstand for tabletop viewing.
iPhone Demand Drives Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  10/28/2015
Strong demand for iPhone in China drove Apple's earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2015.
HTC RE Camera Price Slashed In Wake Of One A9 Fumble
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
Remember that attractive $400 price-point for the HTC One A9? Yeah, that's a limited promotion. The real price is $100 more.
Yahoo Exec Exodus Signals Uncertain Future
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
A steady stream of executives exiting Yahoo in recent months shows a lack of confidence that CEO Marissa Mayer can turn things around.
9 iPhone Apps Perfect For 3D Touch
Slideshows  |  10/27/2015
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have at least one piece of new technology going for them -- Apple's 3D Touch. Here's a look at nine apps that help optimized that experience.
Apple Watch: Chosen Coolest Wearable In Crowded Class
News  |  10/26/2015
The jury may still be out on the success of Apple's foray into the wearables market, but a Juniper survey indicates the Watch is considered très cool.
Apple Hit With $5M Lawsuit Over WiFi Assist
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
California couple says cellular bills went up after Apple's new WiFi Assist feature pushed them onto LTE.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
News  |  10/25/2015
The Priv smartphone will be BlackBerry's first Android device, and it features a slew of security enhancements, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps Optimized For iOS 9
Slideshows  |  10/25/2015
Apple packed several new features into iOS 9. Here are 10 apps upgraded to make the most of them.
Tech Gadgets For Your Halloween Ghost-Hunting
Commentary  |  10/25/2015
If you're looking to get your spooky on this Halloween with ghosts, vampires, or zombies, we've got the technology to help you do it.
Facebook iOS App Update Fixes iPhone Battery Drain
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Facebook releases an update to its iOS app that will stop the excessive drain on iPhone batteries that users were reporting.
Google's Chromecast Offerings: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Google's new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio dongles make it easier than ever to send video to your TV and audio to your stereo system.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
iOS 9.1 Leads Apple Software Updates
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
Apple delivered system updates across its product line on Oct. 20, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way. The updates included iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and Mac OS X 10.11.1.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
News  |  10/22/2015
CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for past platform changes and promises to work with developers rather than against them. The company also introduced a series of enhancements to Fabric and Gnip.
HTC's One A9 Smartphone Apes iPhone
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
The attractive HTC One A9 smartphone will ship with Android 6.0, or Marshmallow, but may look a bit too familiar to Apple's iPhone users.
Desperate Yahoo Inks Search, Ad Deal With Google
News  |  10/21/2015
In the face of declining revenues and stiff competition, Yahoo cozies up to rival Google in a deal similar to the one it struck with Microsoft in April.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
Slideshows  |  10/21/2015
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
Tim Cook Talks Apple TV, Cars, Watch
News  |  10/20/2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses a wide variety of topics, including the company's innovation cycle, wearables, and what's coming to television. Here are the highlights from his conversation with The Wall Street Journal.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
iPhone 7: Will It Have Intel Inside?
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
Intel is vying against Qualcomm to develop LTE modem for Apple's iPhone 7.
Apple Must Pay $234 Million In Patent Infringement Case
News  |  10/18/2015
Apple loses a battle against the University of Wisconsin concerning the use of processing technology. The loss could cost the company $234 million.
Top Windows 10 Apps To Boost Your Productivity
Slideshows  |  10/18/2015
Whether you're working on a Surface Pro 4, a Surface Book, or an upgraded Windows 10 laptop, here are 10 apps to take your productivity to the next level.
Surface Book Sells Out, Microsoft Offers $300 MacBook Bounty
Commentary  |  10/17/2015
Pre-orders for Microsoft's Surface Book kicked off last week and have blasted through the early supply. In addition, Redmond is looking for customers to trade in their MacBooks.
Apple iWork Refresh Updates iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Apps
Commentary  |  10/17/2015
Apple's new support and features for the iWork suite of apps refine usability.
Windows 10 PC, Mobile Builds, Skype For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/17/2015
Microsoft released preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Skype for Business came to iOS. Acer launched new Windows 10 PCs.
Box Breaks Out Beyond Cloud Storage Toward Content Services
News  |  10/16/2015
Box is betting on developers to turn what began as a storage service into a content platform with its newly unveiled Box Platform.
Steve Jobs Movie: 5 Myths, 5 Realities
Slideshows  |  10/16/2015
The latest Steve Jobs film hits most theaters this weekend. What did the movie get right, and what did it get wildly wrong?
Apple HomeKit Powers August's Smartlock For Connect Homes
Commentary  |  10/15/2015
August unveils a new smart-home access platform that integrates Apple's HomeKit and Siri.
JetBlue Launching Free In-Flight WiFi In 2016
News  |  10/15/2015
JetBlue will be able to offer free WiFi service across its entire fleet by the fall of 2016.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Slideshows  |  10/15/2015
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.
Google Snaps Up Web App Builder Divshot
Commentary  |  10/14/2015
Google will fold Divshot into its development platform for app developers Firebase.
Microsoft's Skype For Business Officially Lands On iOS
News  |  10/14/2015
iPhone and iPad users can now download Skype for Business, which Microsoft has rolled out to iOS devices.
Machine Learning: How Algorithms Get You Clicking
News  |  10/14/2015
Technology may be able to free journalists from creating sensationalistic stories to generate online traffic, but it doesn't alter what people choose to read.
Twitter CEO Confirms Layoffs In Tweet
News  |  10/13/2015
Twitter will lay off 8% of its workforce. With most of the cuts coming in the product and engineering team, the move raises questions about the company's plans and direction.
Tag Heuer's $1,800 Smartwatch Has Intel Inside
Commentary  |  10/13/2015
Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer says the Apple Watch is a threat to its entry-level products, but not its high-end timepieces.
Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Security Drive ROI, Dell Survey Finds
News  |  10/13/2015
Dell's second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn't invest.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
News  |  10/12/2015
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.
7 Microsoft Improvements We Need To See
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015
Microsoft has demonstrated its commitment to building tech for the future, but there is still some room for improvement across Windows, Office, and hardware.
Apple Disables iOS News App In China, NYT Reports
News  |  10/11/2015
The Great Firewall of China has extended to one of the latest iPhone apps. Apple disables the News app in mainland China, according to the New York Times.
Apple Dumps Ad-Blocking Apps Over Privacy Fears
Commentary  |  10/11/2015
The apps removed from Apple's store installed root certificates that could have potentially allowed third-parties to view private user information.
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