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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.
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
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.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
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.
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?
BYOD Means Bring Your Own Dollars
Commentary  |  1/28/2015
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
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.
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?
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."
Microsoft Lumia 435, 532 Budget Phones Target Android
News  |  1/15/2015
Microsoft's Lumia 435 and 532 are the cheapest in the company's lineup, serving as entry points for small businesses and emerging markets to adopt Windows Phone.
Samsung's Tizen Phone Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  1/14/2015
Samsung finally launches the first smartphone to run Tizen, its homegrown operating system.
Google Domains Service Opens For Business
News  |  1/14/2015
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
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: FCC's Wheeler Stirs Net Neutrality Pot
News  |  1/8/2015
Agency chairman hints at plans to side with Obama, reclassify broadband as a utility.
Google Experiments With New Spectrum Opportunities
News  |  1/8/2015
Google's research on Citizen Broadband Service Radios could change the competitive landscape for Internet service providers.
AT&T Counters T-Mobile With Rollover Data Plan
News  |  1/7/2015
AT&T responds to T-Mobile's Data Stash campaign with its own plan to let customers carry over unused data.
CES 2015 Gadgets: Great Or Silly?
Commentary  |  1/7/2015
Will connected dog collars, WiFi-enabled coffee makers, and similar gadgets enhance your life, or just deplete your bank balance?
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.
Cuba Calling? Not So Fast...
News  |  1/6/2015
Lack of infrastructure and enterprise communications capabilities will make a tough go for companies interested in taking advantage of loosening restrictions.
Robots Down On The Farm
News  |  1/6/2015
By 2020, robots will handle many more farming tasks. Take a look.
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.
Wearables Carve New Path To Health In 2015
Slideshows  |  1/2/2015
Wearable devices coming in 2015 will add health and athletic capabilities to enhance value and keep users' interest.


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