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iPhone 7 Models May Start With 32GB Of Storage
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
The iPhone 7 might introduce a new starting point for built-in storage while also improving RAM, according to a report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Microsoft's Mobile Fail: What Happens Now?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Despite dwindling sales, thousands of job cuts, and billions of dollars in restructuring charges, Microsoft remains committed to the mobile market. The questions is, what happens now?
Asus Unveils ZenBook 3 Ultra-Thin Laptop, Zenbo Home Robot
News  |  5/31/2016
At a launch event at the Computex trade show on Monday, Asus unleashed a massive wave of consumer electronics products, including a home robot, an ultra-slim notebook, 2-in-1 PCs, and smartphones.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Java Ruling A Potential Win For Open Source
News  |  5/28/2016
Oracle's long and contentious court battle with Google over Java copyright issues ends in defeat. But the open source community can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.
Nokia Remnants Killed, Undersea Cable Project: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/28/2016
Microsoft severed all remaining ties to Nokia, awarded funding to startups to improve global connectivity, and partnered with Facebook to build a cross-Atlantic cable.
Google May Shame Partners Into Ending Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  5/26/2016
Google might resort to naming and shaming smartphone makers and carriers who are behind in updating Android devices.
PayPal Update Deals Further Blow To BlackBerry, Windows Phone
News  |  5/26/2016
PayPal will end support for its popular online payment app at the end of June, dealing another blow to BlackBerry and Windows Phone. The update also eliminates support for Amazon.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network
Commentary  |  5/24/2016
Samsung and SK Telecom have partnered up to create what they say will be the world's first network specifically for the Internet of Things.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display
News  |  5/24/2016
Apple watchers can add "OLED display" to the list of features we're expecting in the iPhone 7, as hinted by the CEO of Applied Materials.
Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Motorola suggests that its future lies in its past with a new teaser video that features the 2004-era smash hit RAZR flip phone.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Improved Camera, Quadraphonic Speakers
News  |  5/23/2016
The iPhone 7 rumor mill continues to churn out photos and information indicating a redesigned rear case and improved camera specs. Other photos point to a quadraphonic speaker system.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
Apple Store Turns 15, Gets Retail Revamp
News  |  5/21/2016
This week marked the 15th anniversary of the first Apple Store opening. We take a look at the history of Apple's retail strategy and where it's headed.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
SAP Cloud Partnership, Feature Phone Sale: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/21/2016
This week brought news of a Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build, a Bing Concierge Bot, plans to bring SAP HANA to Azure, and the sale of Microsoft's feature phone business.
iPhone Sales Slide As Chinese Smartphone Makers See Growth
News  |  5/20/2016
Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Xiaomi, and Huawei continue their strong performance, while Apple sees a double-digit slide in iPhone sales, according to the latest statistics from Gartner.
Google's Virtual Reality Vision Comes Into Focus
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
Google makes several announcements, including its mobile virtual reality platform Daydream, that reveal its long-term strategy to bring VR to the masses.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Android N Focuses On Performance, Productivity, Security
Commentary  |  5/19/2016
Google revealed more details about Android N at its annual Google I/O developer conference and released a beta build of the refreshed mobile operating system.
Apple iOS App Dev Accelerator To Open In India
News  |  5/19/2016
The iOS design and development accelerator will be based in India's startup center and build Apple's global ecosystem of third-party developers at a time when its sales in countries like China are plummeting.
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Division To Foxconn, HMD Global
News  |  5/18/2016
Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and HMD Global for $350 million. This also means Nokia will return to the phone business.
Motorola Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Target Budget-Conscious Buyers
News  |  5/18/2016
Motorola, recently acquired by Lenovo, looks to customization and strong battery life to stand out in a crowded smartphone market. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, along with the Moto G4 Play, are all designed for budget-conscious users in emerging markets.
Apple OS Updates Fix Bugs, Brick Some iPads
Commentary  |  5/17/2016
Apple released new versions of its iPhone, Watch, TV, and Mac operating systems this week, but not all of the updates went smoothly for some users.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Bets $1 Billion On Apple
News  |  5/17/2016
The famed investor's firm takes a $1 billion stake in the iPhone maker, marking its first investment in the company and signaling hope for Apple's growth prospects.
Samsung Smartwatch Design Projects UI On Your Hand
News  |  5/16/2016
Samsung recently filed a patent application indicating plans to integrate a projector into its smartwatch, which could turn the wearer's hand or nearby surface into a display.
Fitbit Rules Wearables, Apple Dominates Smartwatches: IDC
Commentary  |  5/16/2016
The first quarter saw wearable shipments increase across the board, but there's now a clear division between devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit Flex, according to IDC.
Apple's $1 Billion Didi Investment: Precursor To Project Titan?
Commentary  |  5/13/2016
Apple plans to invest $1 billion in a Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing business. The move could be the first in a series of major changes at Apple, and a precursor to the company's much-rumored electric car, called Project Titan.
FBI Chief: Battle Over Encrypted Devices Rages On
News  |  5/12/2016
Despite dropping its fight with Apple over creating a backdoor to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI still plans to pursue access to other encrypted devices and data, said the agency's director.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Microsoft Is Shuttering Sunrise Calendar App
News  |  5/12/2016
Microsoft plans to sunset Sunrise, the calendar app it acquired in 2015, later this summer. The Sunrise team will now work on the company's mobile Outlook app.
Pebble Smartwatch Updates Include Expanded Health, Fitness Features
News  |  5/11/2016
Pebble's smartwatch has been updated with new capabilities to help users better track their fitness performance. It also now includes Smart Alarms to ease the pain of waking up.
PC Sales Topple To 2011 Levels, Tablets Continue Decline
News  |  5/10/2016
The global PC market had a rough first quarter as demand continued to fall. Hybrid devices took the lead as tablets fell farther behind, according to market research firm Canalys.
iPhone 7 Rumor Wars Confuse Apple Watchers
Commentary  |  5/10/2016
Constantly changing rumors demonstrate no one knows anything certain about the iPhone 7 -- but we can catch the latest round of speculation.
FCC, FTC Probe Carriers' Mobile Security Patch Protocols
News  |  5/10/2016
The FCC and the FTC want to know how mobile carriers, such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T, are responding to mobile threats and protecting consumers with security patches.
8 iPhone, iPad Apps To Jazz Up Your Presentations
Slideshows  |  5/10/2016
The best presentation apps do more than organize material for group meetings. These eight apps for iPhone and iPad users offer a variety of interactive features and mobile capabilities that can jazz up your next talk in front of your boss and coworkers.
iOS 10 May Include Standalone HomeKit App
News  |  5/9/2016
The current HomeKit platform lacks a dedicated app, which could finally reach consumers with the launch of iOS 10 later this year. The smart home market place is expected to grow and Apple is looking for a piece of this emerging market.
Data, Analytics In Spotlight At Elite 100: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/8/2016
InformationWeek unveiled its Elite 100 winners this week at its annual conference in Las Vegas. The top 5 projects this year all put the focus on data and analytics. Here's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 8, 2016.
iPhone 7 Generating More Excitement Than iPhone 6s
News  |  5/7/2016
A new study indicates US consumers are anticipating the upcoming iPhone 7 more than they did its predecessor, the iPhone 6s.
Gogo's Faster WiFi Aims To Improve In-Flight Internet Access
Commentary  |  5/6/2016
Gogo is deploying its 2Ku satellite-based in-flight WiFi service on select airlines to provide passengers with a faster browsing experience while in the air.
10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration
Slideshows  |  5/6/2016
As more people are working away from the office, convenient ways to collaborate are getting more crucial. Here are 10 apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that can help your team work together, no matter where you are.
Apple Music May Get A Needed Overhaul
Commentary  |  5/4/2016
Apple Music caused major waves in Cupertino last year, resulting in a so-so product and employee departures. The company is hard at work on a redesign.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available
News  |  5/4/2016
Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Worthington Industries Moves Metal With Mobile App
News  |  5/3/2016
Worthington Industries, a global metal manufacturing company, uncovered new business processes in its effort to ease paperwork headaches for its shipping and trucking operations. See why its Bill of Lading eSignature app earned the company the Elite 100 Award for Best Use Of Mobile.
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