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Google SkyBender Drone Project Aims To Deliver 5G WiFi
News  |  1/31/2016
Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.
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.
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.
Samsung Smartphone Strategy: Diversify Offerings, Improve Software
Commentary  |  1/28/2016
Samsung says it plans to shake up its smartphone business to reinvigorate slumping sales.
iPhone, Samsung Power Smartphone Market To New Heights: IDC
News  |  1/28/2016
Robust holiday demand and major gains from upcoming brands such as Huawei pushed worldwide smartphone shipments to record levels in 2015, but Apple and Samsung remained leaders.
8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016
Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
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.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
Microsoft's iPhone Keyboard To Feature One-Handed Typing Mode
News  |  1/26/2016
Microsoft is testing a one-handed software keyboard for the iPhone that fans out from one corner -- a move that may strike a bit of deja vu for those who saw the company's last angled one-handed keyboard in 2012.
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.
iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3: More Details Emerge
Commentary  |  1/25/2016
Apple reportedly has a new iPhone, iPad, Watch, and MacBook on deck and ready to launch in the months ahead.
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.
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.
LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
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.
Samsung: Galaxy Note 5's S Pen Problem Is Fixed
Commentary  |  1/19/2016
Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 5's hardware to prevent the S Pen stylus from getting stuck, but details are few.
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?
IT Infrastructure Trends: 5 Worth Watching
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Any infrastructure projects that can either cut costs or improve data protection should be tops on your list. Here, we look at five infrastructure trends that will help CIOs determine the best places to invest their budget dollars wisely in the next 12 months.
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.
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.
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.
iPhone 7 Rumors: 7 That Have People Talking
Slideshows  |  1/14/2016
Apple will reportedly make the iPhone 7 waterproof and compatible with wireless charging, and equip it with new camera technology. Let's chase down the latest speculations.
Google I/O Developer Conference Gets Date, New Venue
News  |  1/13/2016
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the dates for the upcoming Google I/O developer conference and the site of the event. Developers who lost out on last year's sold-out conference may be happy to hear this year's show will be held at a larger venue.
Samsung Galaxy S7: More Details Leaked
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
Sightings on an AnTuTu benchmark page have revealed results likely generated by the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7, leaking a spate of specs.
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.
iPhone 5e Rumors Point To Smaller, Cheaper Model
Commentary  |  1/11/2016
A new report suggests the 4-inch iPhone expected soon will be powered by Apple's A8 chip and named the iPhone 5e.
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.
Windows 10 Devices, Connected Car Deals At CES: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/9/2016
The week of CES saw new Windows 10 devices, connected-car advancements, and the looming end of Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
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.
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.
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.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
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.
Fitbit Blaze Chases Apple Watch With Luxury Touches
News  |  1/6/2016
The Fitbit Blaze carries a touch of luxury in the form of leather and stainless steel band options, alongside expanded communications capabilities. It's the company's first attempt to take on the Apple Watch head-on.
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