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Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
iPhone 6C With 4-Inch Display? Expert Says No
Commentary  |  3/29/2015
This week, the Apple rumor mill started to churn with talk of three different iPhone 6 series devices, including a 4-inch iPhone 6C. However, a smaller iPhone doesn't seem to jive with the company's plans.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
Are you on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9? This InformationWeek guide will help you pick the better of the two smartphones.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10
Commentary  |  3/26/2015
If there's one day to go smartphone shopping, it's April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and the HTC One M9 will hit store shelves on the same day.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Cyanogen Developing Android OS Without Google
News  |  3/25/2015
Now flush with $80 million in new funding, Cyanogen is looking to create a unique version of Android that doesn't rely on Google. Will smartphone manufacturers try it?
Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
News  |  3/24/2015
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
Google Testing On-Body Detection Tool For Android Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
With Google's new On-Body Detection Tool, Android phones will remain unlocked as long as they are in your hand or pocket. However, there are security concerns.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Steve Jobs Bio Gets Praise From Tim Cook, Apple Execs
News  |  3/23/2015
The latest bio about the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is drawing praise from Tim Cook and others at Apple, even though the company did not cooperate with the authors.
Smartwatches, Ultra-Thin Notebooks, Odd IoT: Gadgets For Spring
Slideshows  |  3/22/2015
You've heard all about the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy S6. But what else is new in the gadgetverse?
Android Auto Revs Up As Google Courts Developers
Commentary  |  3/20/2015
Google released its Android Auto app for smartphones this week, and Pioneer added the platform to a handful of its head units.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
T-Mobile Targets AT&T, Verizon With Low-Cost Business Offering
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
T-Mobile hopes to lure enterprise users away from AT&T and Verizon with simple, low-cost business plans.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
HTC One M9 Smartphones Insured With 'Uh Oh Protection'
Commentary  |  3/18/2015
Break your HTC One M9? HTC will replace it for free under its new "Uh-Oh Protection" plan.
Adobe Document Cloud Takes Aim At Paper
News  |  3/18/2015
The company's forthcoming cloud-backed Acrobat DC, with the help of mobile devices, promises to turn paper documents into editable digital forms.
Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
Google Play Store Apps Draw New Scrutiny
News  |  3/17/2015
Google is now closely monitoring apps in the Play Store. In addition, the company is providing app ratings in order to protect users.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
Microsoft Office Delve Learns From You
News  |  3/16/2015
Microsoft's Office Delve, its new Office 365 productivity and collaboration program, got a few key updates, and you might be able to test them out.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
BlackBerry, Samsung SecuTablet Offers Security For Business, Government Data
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
The SecuTablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that's secured for governments and businesses by BlackBerry's Secusmart service.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Microsoft Cortana Coming To iOS, Android, Report Claims
News  |  3/13/2015
An artificial intelligence project entitled "Einstein" will enhance Microsoft's Cortana to compete with Apple's Siri on iOS and Google's Android.
10 Apple Watch Apps: Which Ones Will You Use?
Slideshows  |  3/13/2015
Apple is trying to find a compelling reason for you to buy the Apple Watch. Would these apps do the trick?
iOS 8.3 Beta: A Shift In Apple's Testing Strategy?
Commentary  |  3/13/2015
For the first time, Apple is allowing people other than developers to try a pre-release version of iOS. Is the iOS 8.3 beta a shift for the company?
Net Neutrality: Enjoy The Pause Before The Fight
News  |  3/13/2015
With the official release of the FCC's Open Internet Order, opponents -- including politicians in the US and abroad, as well as telecommunications carriers -- are expected to launch a protracted fight.
Windows Looks To Gain In Sluggish Tablet Market, IDC Finds
News  |  3/12/2015
Android will dominate iOS and Windows in a sluggish tablet market over the next five years. However, Microsoft is expected to grow its marketshare.
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
Android, iOS, Windows Phone: What's Best For BYOD?
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015
Protecting data on mobile devices is more important than ever, especially with workers using their own smartphones and tablets. For IT pros, which of the three major platforms -- iOS, Android, Windows -- provides the best option for a BYOD plan?
IoT Adds New Wrinkle To MDM, BYOD
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
For the past few years, BYOD and MDM has focused on smartphones and tablets. Now, companies like AirWatch are turning their attention to the Internet of Things.
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time'
News  |  3/11/2015
The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
iPhone Will Sport 'Force Touch' Tech Later This Year
Commentary  |  3/11/2015
Apple plans to port "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive technology it created for its new MacBook, to its next-generation iPhones later this year, according to published reports.
IoT Standardization: Why The Network Matters
Commentary  |  3/11/2015
We caught up with executives from IBM Research Zurich during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week to get the latest news on the company's efforts as part of an alliance with the lofty goal of standardizing IoT and M2M networks worldwide.
New Apple MacBook: Gorgeous, But Flawed
Commentary  |  3/10/2015
The new Apple MacBook may be one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks out there, but it makes some serious compromises to get there.
Google: IoT Can Help The Disabled
Commentary  |  3/10/2015
At Mobile World Congress, the head of Google's accessibility engineering team explained how the Internet of Things can help those with disabilities.
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Preorders Hit 20 Million, Reports Claim
Commentary  |  3/9/2015
In South Korea, reports claim that Samsung has already taken 20 million preorders for its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.
11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  3/8/2015
Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to consider for your next coding project.
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