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Smartphone Makers Deliver Record-Breaking Third Quarter
News  |  11/30/2014
Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and LG all saw growth, while Samsung's share of the smartphone market dipped yet again.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
Black Friday Smartphone Deals: 7 Tips
News  |  11/28/2014
Looking to score a smartphone bargain? Let's talk trade-ins and timing.
Geekend's Black Friday Shopping List
Commentary  |  11/28/2014
Seeking some great ideas for your holiday gift list? Look no further, Geekend is here.
Twitter Offers Turn Credit Cards Into Coupons
News  |  11/26/2014
Twitter targets advertisers with its latest commerce program, which lets users store discounts on their credit cards.
Nexus 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Phablet Deathmatch
News  |  11/25/2014
There's never been a better time to buy a big-screened phone. Here's how the Google Nexus 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus stack up.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Commentary  |  11/24/2014
Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Tank, CEO In Glare
News  |  11/24/2014
Samsung shipped 40% fewer GS5 smartphones than it expected to, leaving them piled up in warehouses.
Comcast App Lets Customers Track Service Techs
News  |  11/21/2014
Comcast tests a service that alerts customers when technicians are on the way.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
Mobile Platforms: The Truth About Third Place
News  |  11/20/2014
In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last.
Gorilla Glass 4: Better Smartphone Drop Protection
News  |  11/20/2014
Corning says its next-generation glass is twice as strong as anything now on the market.
Intel's Mobile Change Of Plans
News  |  11/19/2014
As Intel merges its mobile, PC divisions, the promise of a big smartphone division fades.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
Nokia N1 Android Tablet: iPad Mini Lookalike
News  |  11/18/2014
Nokia returns to the mobile hardware game with the N1 tablet, which resembles an iPad Mini but runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
A Super-Wrong Way To Understand Net Neutrality
Commentary  |  11/18/2014
Comparisons to electricity and cable TV are off base. Time for an honest discussion.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Apple Pay Sparks Consumer Interest In Mobile Payments
News  |  11/17/2014
McDonald's, Walgreens, and other retailers report more consumers are using mobile payments.
Why We Must Move To IPv6
Commentary  |  11/17/2014
Facts are facts: The number of IPv4 addresses available in North America will reach zero soon.
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Privacy: Zuck Is Not The Devil
Commentary  |  11/14/2014
Facebook's new privacy rules? No reason to get grumpy. US Department of Justice's new "overly friendly skies"? Worthy of outrage.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
ATP: Don't Give Up On Prevention
Commentary  |  11/13/2014
As businesses rely on more complex systems with more tools from different vendors, traditional security measures are becoming increasingly inadequate.
Android Lollipop On Nexus: Top Features
News  |  11/13/2014
Google is updating older Nexus devices to Android 5.0. Here's what you need to know about the new and improved OS.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Nexus 6: Where In The World Is It?
News  |  11/12/2014
Carriers begin selling Google's latest Nexus smartphone, but locating one takes work.
Google Fiber For Small Businesses Debuts
News  |  11/12/2014
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
Microsoft Lumia 535: First Non-Nokia Smartphone
News  |  11/11/2014
Having officially dropped the Nokia brand from its devices, apps, and services, Microsoft offers up a ho-hum handset for emerging markets.
Dell Enterprise Tablet Plans
Commentary  |  11/11/2014
From depth-sensing cameras to light-but-rugged designs, Dell sees a future for tablets in the enterprise.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
Our Robot-Filled Future: Not All Scary
Commentary  |  11/10/2014
Artificial intelligence is not the danger, says one futurist. Rather, it will save us from danger -- and a dreary existence.
Apple Resolves iMessage Glitch
News  |  11/10/2014
Former iPhone users can deactivate their numbers to fix a bug that sent some texts via iMessage rather than SMS.
Windows 10 Enterprise Features Revealed
News  |  11/8/2014
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
Apple Dominates North American Tablet Market
News  |  11/7/2014
Amazon and Samsung trail Apple significantly in tablet use across the US and Canada.
How DevOps Is Like A Formula 1 Pit Crew
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
DevOps and pit crews both rely on speedy teamwork, but share a fine line between winning and stalling.
New Malware Targets iOS, OS X
News  |  11/6/2014
WireLurker infects iPhones and iPads via USB cable when attached to Macs.
Jawbone's 2 New Fitness Trackers
News  |  11/5/2014
Jawbone takes on Nike and Fitbit with entry-level Up Move and sensor-laden Up3 fitness trackers.
Google Nexus 6: Restocked Each Wednesday
News  |  11/5/2014
Nexus 6 smartphone is in short supply, but Google says it will make more available.
GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
News  |  11/5/2014
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
8 Innovative Health IT Startups
Slideshows  |  11/5/2014
Investors keep pouring money into health IT startups, and that's good news for patients set to benefit from time- and life-saving inventions.
Has Android Peaked?
News  |  11/4/2014
Having hit 84% of the smartphone market in Q3, Android likely has nowhere to go but down.
Health Wearables Going Big In 2015; Questions Loom
Commentary  |  11/4/2014
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
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