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Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video
News  |  2/27/2015
In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic.
Mobile Devices Replace Blueprints On Construction Sites
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Knaack's DataVault Mobile shows how the work on construction job sites is going digital.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
News  |  2/26/2015
The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Microsoft Garage Brings Productivity Apps
News  |  2/26/2015
Experimental apps from Microsoft's Garage incubator are designed to enhance productivity.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Sets Kickstarter Ablaze
News  |  2/24/2015
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Cloud Storage For Office, Azure Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/21/2015
Cloud technology was the theme of this week as updates to Microsoft Azure and Office rolled out of Redmond.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
Apple Watch Orders Top 5M, Healthcare Features Killed
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
8 iOS, Android Apps That Are Strangely Useful
Slideshows  |  2/16/2015
Your iPhone or Android smartphone can predict the weather, but can it tell you the closest flu outbreak or get a wake-up call from around the globe?
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
Google, Mattel Partner On New View-Master VR Toy
News  |  2/13/2015
Mattel's next-generation of its View-Master toy makes use of Google Cardboard.
Microsoft Windows 10 Preview For Phones Is Released
News  |  2/12/2015
Microsoft is rolling out the first public preview of Windows 10 for mobile to Windows Insiders, but not all devices are eligible.
Android Wear Sales Dim As Apple Watch Looms
News  |  2/12/2015
Only 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped last year, pointing to softer demand than many anticipated.
Microsoft Buys Digital Pen Producer N-trig: Report
News  |  2/12/2015
Microsoft's reported purchase of N-trig, the company behind its Surface Pro 3 pen, follows years of collaboration.
Apple Pay Lands On JetBlue
News  |  2/10/2015
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
ARM Unfolds IoT Security Plan
News  |  2/10/2015
ARM aims to make mbed a unifying code base for the fragmented Internet of Things, where security is an increasingly key concern.
Apple Music Rumors Hint At Content Creation Plans
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Apple is denying rumors that it is buying Big Machine, the record label that brings us Taylor Swift. But such a move makes sense if Apple wants its streaming services to succeed.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Fitbit For Dogs: Readers Respond
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Is an activity tracker for dogs a sign of an impending IoT tech bubble, a great idea, or both? Readers weighed in with a variety of opinions. What's yours?
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Office for Windows 10, Sunrise Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/7/2015
The Office preview for Windows 10, the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise, and news of SharePoint Server 2016 lead this week's Microsoft news.
Swatch, Pebble Girding For Apple Watch Fight
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
Swatch, the famed Swiss watchmaker, said a self-charging smartwatch is on deck for April. Pebble chimed in and said "big things are on deck" for 2015 to counter the Apple Watch.
Net Neutrality: 4 Legal Challenges To Consider
Slideshows  |  2/5/2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a new open Internet proposal on Wednesday, and carriers are gearing up for battles in court. Here, we look at four legal arguments we can expect to see, and give you our best guesses about how they'll fare in court.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
7 Android Apps We Love For Work
Slideshows  |  2/5/2015
These Android apps will make you better at your job. We're really looking to help you do business here. No games. No flight-checkers. No digital wallets. Just pure work apps.
Microsoft HoloLens Could Make Conference Calls Really Fun
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
Everyone should have the chance to create an ideal virtual world for collaboration. With HoloLens, we could someday connect with colleagues in a fantasy French cafe, or on a World of Warcraft battlefield.
The Ecosystem Wins In Educational Mobile
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Educators and their tech staff look to management ecosystems rather than device features when it comes to making mobile device decisions.
Android Adware Raises Google Play Security Concerns
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Three apps, downloaded to tens of millions of Android devices from the Google Play store, foisted ads for apps on unsuspecting users.
ARM Cores Take On PC Processors
News  |  2/4/2015
ARM is looking beyond smartphones to PCs with its new 64-bit Cortex-A72 processor core.
White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
News  |  2/3/2015
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Where Are The Updates?
Commentary  |  2/3/2015
Google and its smartphone partners have been slow to roll out Android 5.0 or Lollipop. It maybe a sign the code is still buggy.
Intel To Buy Lantiq, Get Ready For Smart Gateways
News  |  2/3/2015
Intel Corp. agrees to buy Lantiq, a Munich, Germany-based supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies.
Report: Tablet Shipments See First Tumble
News  |  2/2/2015
Apple, Samsung, and Amazon hit a rough patch in tablet and hybrid device sales, which fell for the first time since 2010.
T-Mobile, Sprint Tussle During Super Bowl
Commentary  |  2/2/2015
As the Patriots and Seahawks were battling one another on the gridiron, Sprint and T-Mobile played rough off the field.


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