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Windows 10, HoloLens: 7 Things We Learned From Microsoft Build
News  |  4/30/2015
Windows 10 will host iOS and Android apps, turn mobile phones into PCs, and come equipped with a newly named Microsoft Edge browser.
Apple Watch Troubles: Taptic Engine, Wrist Tattoos
News  |  4/30/2015
The limited launch supply of Apple's wearable has been pinned on a faulty component, and some users report problems caused by their tattoos.
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
News  |  4/29/2015
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
Samsung Handily Reclaims Smartphone Crown From Apple
Commentary  |  4/29/2015
Shipments of Samsung's smartphones roared back to life during the first quarter, putting the company ahead of Apple. However, profits remain elusive for the world's largest maker of phones.
UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
News  |  4/28/2015
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
News  |  4/28/2015
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
News  |  4/28/2015
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
News  |  4/28/2015
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
LG G4: Can Leather Design Dethrone iPhone 6, Galaxy S6?
News  |  4/28/2015
The LG G4 smartphone is impressive on paper, but it's another question entirely if consumers will go for the leather look, especially with competition from the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6.
Apple Pay Partners Now Include Best Buy, Discover
News  |  4/28/2015
Retail giant Best Buy and credit card company Discover are the latest partners to join Apple's contactless payment platform -- Apple Pay.
IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave
Commentary  |  4/28/2015
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
iPhone 6 Sales Help Drive $58B In Revenue For Apple
News  |  4/27/2015
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shone during a record-breaking quarter that earned Apple $58 billion in revenue.
Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One
News  |  4/27/2015
Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one.
Nokia: No Plans To Return To Phone Manufacturing
News  |  4/27/2015
Despite rumors to the contrary, Nokia has no official plans to re-enter the mobile phone manufacturing market, the company officially stated.
Google Project Fi: Reasons To Love And Hate It
Commentary  |  4/26/2015
Google's Project Fi is an interesting set of contradictions. Here's what we love and hate about it.
Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now
Commentary  |  4/26/2015
Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and, in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
Apple Watch: My In-Store Demo
Slideshows  |  4/25/2015
The first shipment of Apple Watches reached eager owners on April 24. We stopped at an Apple Store in New York City to test one out.
Apple Watch Teardown Proves It's Hard To Fix
Commentary  |  4/24/2015
The miniscule battery in the Apple Watch is the only component nimble-fingered technicians might be able to replace, according to iFixit's latest report.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
News  |  4/24/2015
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Microsoft Band, Health Updates Look To Compete With Apple Watch
News  |  4/24/2015
The Apple Watch is the focus on media attention this week, but Microsoft's Band update looks to challenge the device.
Apple Watch Hits The High Street, Not Just Your Local Apple Store
News  |  4/24/2015
Apple is taking a different approach to sales and marketing with its hotly anticipated Apple Watch, eschewing in-store sales for more luxurious outlets.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
Google's Project Fi: Disrupting Wireless As We Know It
Commentary  |  4/23/2015
Google's Project Fi will use a mix of cellular and WiFi to connect calls, messages, and data. Though inexpensive, Project Fi's focus isn't on the cash.
10 Apple Watch Apps For Business, Productivity
Slideshows  |  4/23/2015
Salesforce, Microsoft, and Evernote are three of many companies developing Apple Watch apps focused on productivity and collaboration.
HP Pavilion, Envy PCs Sport Intel Chips, Bold Colors
News  |  4/22/2015
HP is trying to lead the back-to-school charge with several new convertible PCs and laptops that sport more processor, graphics, and display options for the company's Pavilion and Envy lines.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Commentary  |  4/22/2015
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
Google's Mobile Search Shift Demands Website Upgrade
News  |  4/22/2015
"Mobilegeddon" is here. It's not the end of the world, but it may mean the end of your stale website.
Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
Nokia Eyeing Return To Consumer Phone Market, Report Claims
Commentary  |  4/20/2015
Nokia is reportedly looking to rejoin the consumer cell phone market, but not in the way you might expect. There are reports that its Nokia Technologies division is developing a new phone design that the company will license.
Sony Xperia Z4 Smartphone Unveiled Without Fanfare In Japan
News  |  4/20/2015
Sony's Xperia Z4, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, was announced without fanfare in Japan, with no word yet on international availability or pricing.
Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
Surface 3 Vs. Surface Pro 3: Picking The Right Tablet
Slideshows  |  4/17/2015
The Surface 3, the newest hybrid from Microsoft, packs the hallmarks of Surface Pro 3 into a thinner and lighter device.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
Apple Watch Won't Be Sold In Stores Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail chief, said the company will sell its high-end Apple Watch online exclusively until June as preorders continue unabated. The latest estimates have preorder sales topping 2 million.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: Pricey To Make But Selling Briskly
Commentary  |  4/15/2015
In a statement, Samsung claims demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is higher than anticipated. However, a new report also finds the smartphones are the most expensive the company has ever produced.
BlackBerry Leap Debuts In UK, Coming To US Soon
News  |  4/15/2015
Down but by no means out, beleaguered BlackBerry looks to recapture marketshare with the Leap smartphone, which is headed to the US soon.
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Microsoft Office Delve: Updates, Mobile App
News  |  4/14/2015
Additions to Office Delve include new people-based search, authoring canvas, and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Apple's WWDC Starts June 8 With iOS 9 On Deck
Commentary  |  4/14/2015
At the 2015 WWDC, Apple's is expected to show off new versions of iOS, specifically iOS 9, and Mac OS X. Additionally, developers will get more details about the Apple Watch.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
Apple Watch Scores 1 Million Preorders, Analysts Find
Commentary  |  4/13/2015
Most buyers opted for the cheapest Apple Watch option possible, says research firm. However, do the numbers point to a new trend in wearables?
LG G4 Android Smartphone Leaks Online
Commentary  |  4/13/2015
LG had planned a media event two weeks from now to unveil the G4, a new Android smartphone, but the company leaked a slew of photos and info a bit early.
Microsoft Office 365 MDM: Hits And Misses
Slideshows  |  4/12/2015
Microsoft is offering free mobile device management (MDM) features for all commercial users of its Office 365 cloud-based services. Here we break down what it can and can't do for your organization.
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