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Google, Sanofi Focus On Diabetes Data
News  |  8/31/2015
Google and Sanofi want to make real-time data more useful for diabetes patients and clinicians.
Apple TV Upgrade Will Be Pricey
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
A report suggests the latest version of Apple TV will cost much more than competing products. Will it be worth the price?
BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
News  |  8/31/2015
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
Google Chrome Support For Flash Ads Ends Sept. 1
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Google's Chrome browser will no longer support Flash-based ads starting Sept. 1. This follows several months of problems with Adobe's Flash platform.
Android Wear For iOS Launches
News  |  8/31/2015
iPhone owners can now interact with Android Wear devices.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Facebook M: 10 Things We Wish It Could Do
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
Windows 10 Hits 75 Million Installs, Windows 95 At 20: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/29/2015
After Windows 95 turned 20, we learned about the future of Windows 10, SharePoint Server 2016, and Cortana for Android.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
Amazon Underground Makes In-App Goods Free
News  |  8/28/2015
Android developers now have the option to be paid by the minute rather than by fees for in-app items.
10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits
Slideshows  |  8/28/2015
Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.
Former Apple CEO Unveils 2 Low-Cost Obi Smartphones
News  |  8/27/2015
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5 are two more low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets. The phones run Android and offer sophisticated cameras.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus Can Damage Smartphone
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Inserting the S Pen backwards can wreck the Galaxy Note 5's ability to detect the stylus.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
News  |  8/24/2015
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
7 Hot Hackathons Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  8/24/2015
Whether or not you're a developer, hackathons offer a lot to pique your interest. Take a look at seven hackathons that showcase the breadth of topics and creativity you'll find at these events.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
News  |  8/23/2015
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
10 Retro Smartphone Apps We Totally Need
Commentary  |  8/23/2015
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
10 Mobile Games To Ease Your Commute
Slideshows  |  8/21/2015
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 off-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
A new report from PageFair and Adobe finds ad blocking software will cost websites more than $21 billion in lost revenue this year, and that's only expected to increase in 2016.
iPad Pro's Arrival Timed For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
Apple's big-screened iPad Pro won't enter mass production until September or October, and the business-oriented tablet may come with a stylus.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Blackphone 2 Delivers Secure Smartphone Improvements
News  |  8/19/2015
Silent Circle is now accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its secure enterprise smartphone.
Apple Watch Owners Give Apple Pay A Boost
News  |  8/19/2015
A Wristly survey indicates those who own an Apple Watch find the company's contactless payment platform, Apple Pay, to be a solid match.
iPhone 6s: 9 Features On Our Wishlist
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015
Apple is predicted to add an iPhone to its smartphone lineup on September 9. Here's the latest from the ever-churning rumor mill.
With 'Marshmallow,' Android 6.0 Matures Anew
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Android 6.0, or "Marshmallow," brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
News  |  8/18/2015
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
7 Hot Advances In Email Security
Slideshows  |  8/18/2015
Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
News  |  8/18/2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times expose. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
Android M Is Officially 'Marshmallow'
News  |  8/17/2015
Google has completed the SDK for its Android 6.0 update, officially called "Marshmallow," along with a final preview for Nexus phones.
10 Most Popular CRM Apps
News  |  8/17/2015
A Gartner subsidiary, Software Advice, has developed a rating system that shows the popularity of CRM applications. See which services made the Top 10.
Why AT&T's 'Willingness' To Help NSA Is Alarming
News  |  8/17/2015
Snowden documents show AT&T was all too happy to aid the NSA spy on Americans. Are we really that surprised?
Polyera Wove Band Boasts Flexible Display
News  |  8/17/2015
Polyera, a largely unknown startup, is making a splash with its Wove Band, a wearable device with a flexible display that can be wrapped around a user's wrist.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5 Bank On Camera Performance
Commentary  |  8/17/2015
While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
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