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Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails To Wow
News  |  2/25/2014
Samsung's new Galaxy 5S flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor, improved camera, and Download Booster, but it is evolutionary -- not revolutionary.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
$25 Firefox OS Smartphones: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/24/2014
Spreadtrum and Mozilla target first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Game-Changers
News  |  2/21/2014
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone and Samsung's Galaxy S5, five big trends reshaping the electronics industry loom large at MWC.
Is Mobile VoIP A Telco Killer?
Commentary  |  2/20/2014
Customers change slowly, but they won't pay for voice calls forever if alternative apps save money and improve quality.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Mobile World Congress: More Wearables On Deck
News  |  2/20/2014
HTC, Samsung, Huawei announce new smartwatches, features in push for wearable device market share.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Android Phones Sans Google Services
News  |  2/19/2014
Yandex, Russian Web giant, enables manufacturers to create Android devices without Google apps on board.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts To Know
Slideshows  |  2/19/2014
The clock ticks for Windows XP holdouts. Explore the key issues before making your next move.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
LinkedIn Privacy: 5 Safety Tips
News  |  2/18/2014
Protect your LinkedIn account by browsing securely, keeping your activity private, and recognizing signs of malicious behavior.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor
News  |  2/18/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5, expected to debut at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, also boasts better display.
Voalte One Comes To Android
News  |  2/18/2014
Hospital communications app, originally for iPhones, will ship on Motorola Solutions' WiFi smartphone for hospitals.
Android Smartwatches: Early Leaders
News  |  2/15/2014
Smartwatches based on Google Android comprised 61% of devices in this up-and-coming category last year. Galaxy Gear deal begins this weekend.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
MicroStrategy Launches In-Memory Analysis Engine
Commentary  |  2/14/2014
MicroStrategy Prime brings in-memory analysis platform, co-developed by Facebook, to the cloud.
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
LG Debuts Powerhouse Phablet
News  |  2/13/2014
LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a large HD display, capable camera, and 4K video recording.
Dear Twitter: Stop Imitating Facebook
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
Twitter tests a redesign of user profiles that borrows heavily from Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. Here's why we hope Twitter reconsiders it.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
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