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Google Android N Is Officially Nougat
News  |  6/30/2016
The newest version of Google's Android mobile operating system will be called Nougat, the company revealed June 30.
Samsung Selling Unlocked Galaxy S7, S7 Edge In US
Commentary  |  6/30/2016
In an effort to appeal to its growing base of customers, Samsung is now offering its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones unlocked in the US.
Amazon's Discounted Smartphone Stunt: Don't Fall For It
Commentary  |  6/30/2016
Amazon will knock $50 off the price of select phones in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen. Don't do it. You'll be better off paying the extra cash.
HP's Chromebook 11 G5 Offers Touchscreen, Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/28/2016
The Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, offers an optional touchscreen, and will run Android apps when it goes on sale later this year.
iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Indicating Camera Improvements
News  |  6/27/2016
Leaked photos purportedly show the rear casing for Apple's upcoming iPhone 7, which features a much larger opening for the camera sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs, Release Date Leaked
Commentary  |  6/27/2016
A flood of leaks suggest the next phablet from Samsung will arrive in early August with a new name and amped up specs.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
YouTube Mobile Live Streaming Launch Targets Facebook
Commentary  |  6/24/2016
Google-owned YouTube plans to bring live streaming to its mobile app, a direct attack on recent moves made by Facebook.
8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters
Slideshows  |  6/24/2016
Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
BlackBerry Earnings Shine Light On Its Struggling Smartphone Business
Commentary  |  6/23/2016
BlackBerry's service revenue climbed during the last three months, but not enough to stem the hemorrhaging of its hardware business.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Rolls Out Wallet App To Windows Insiders
News  |  6/22/2016
Microsoft Wallet will bring tap-to-pay to Windows 10 Mobile, starting with Windows Insiders.
iPhone 7 Release May Shake Up Apple's Upgrade Cycle
Commentary  |  6/22/2016
The iPhone 7 will closely resemble the iPhone 6s, as Apple pushes major changes to its core product out to 2017, breaking the company's traditional two-year upgrade cycle, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
News  |  6/20/2016
Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a timeline for including self-driving features in its vehicles. Within the next five years, the company expects to add driver assistance systems into its vehicles to perform safety-related maneuvers designed to avoid collisions.
Apple Watch Price Cut To $49 At Best Buy
Commentary  |  6/20/2016
Customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Best Buy will be able to score an Apple Watch for a mere $49.
Bluetooth 5: Five Things For IT To Know
Commentary  |  6/20/2016
Bluetooth 5 promises improvements in speed, range, and application over the current version. Here are five things you need to know about what has been announced, and what it can mean for your enterprise.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
News  |  6/16/2016
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
iOS 10's App-Deleting Function Comes With A Catch
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
In iOS 10, Apple will allow iPhone owners to delete unwanted pre-installed apps for the first time. But you're not really getting rid of them.
WWDC 2016: What We Didn't Get
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
Apple's WWDC keynote highlighted dozens of new features headed to iPhones, Macs, and other gear, but the company didn't cover everything on our wish list.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
iOS 10, macOS, watchOS Updates: WWDC Up Close
Slideshows  |  6/14/2016
Apple debuted iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and the latest update to tvOS at WWDC 2016. We discuss the many new capabilities in these software updates.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 Unleashed
News  |  6/13/2016
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the debut of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
Bluetooth 5 Bringing Quadruple Range, Double Speed
News  |  6/11/2016
Next week marks the formal debut of Bluetooth 5, which will double the range and quadruple the speed of the wireless standard. The goal of these improvements is to accelerate such applications as industrial automation, smart infrastructure, smart homes, and location-based services.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
iPhone 7 May Get Intel Modem Chips In Some Models
Commentary  |  6/10/2016
Bloomberg reported that Apple has selected Intel to provide the company with the wireless modems for some versions of the upcoming iPhone 7. It's a major victory for the chipmaker's efforts to crack the mobile market.
Lenovo Unveils Project Tango, Moto Z Droid Smartphones
Commentary  |  6/10/2016
The Phab 2 Pro will help people capture virtual reality content, while the Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force feature swappable modules.
Apple WWDC 2016: iOS, Siri Updates Expected
Slideshows  |  6/10/2016
Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 13. With the company's iPhone sales and revenue decline, the pressure is on. At the event, we expect to see refreshes to iOS and Siri, and seven other updates.
Google Fiber Aims To Deliver Home Internet Service Wirelessly
News  |  6/9/2016
As Alphabet looks to bring internet service to more homes, its Google Fiber unit is experimenting with wireless delivery -- a means that could cost substantially less than laying cable.
Android Marshmallow Finally Hits 10% Adoption
Commentary  |  6/8/2016
The 8-month-old version of Android has finally reached 10% of Google-based smartphones, even as a new version is almost ready to replace it.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Master Work-Life Balance
Slideshows  |  6/8/2016
Technology makes it easier for you to take your work anywhere, but it can also help you balance your personal and professional lives. Here are 10 iPhone and Android apps that fit the bill.
Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices
News  |  6/7/2016
Users may soon have another weapon to combat thieves who pilfer Android smartphones or tablets -- a kill switch that goes beyond a remote data wipe.
Smartphone Sales Continue To Tumble In 2016
News  |  6/7/2016
Smartphone sales will continue to slow in 2016, with 7% market growth, a decrease of 14.4% in 2015, according to Gartner.
Samsung Bendable Smartphones May Come In 2017
Commentary  |  6/7/2016
Samsung is preparing two smartphones with bendable displays for early 2017, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The company is hoping to create new technology to spur smartphone sales.
Microsoft Bing Malware Alerts Get More Specific
News  |  6/6/2016
Microsoft has updated Bing phishing and malware warnings to give more detailed information on specific threats.
Microsoft Band 2 Update Offers Android Support For Cortana
News  |  6/6/2016
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available to owners of the Band 2, who are pairing the wearable with an Android device.
Salesforce Cements CRM Leadership With Demandware Buy
News  |  6/6/2016
How can a SaaS-based market leader in customer relationship management leave the competition further behind, even in the dust? Salesforce just acquired one of the fastest-growing companies in one of the fastest-growing sub-segments of CRM.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Microsoft HoloLens Getting Outlook Mail, Calendar Apps
News  |  6/4/2016
Early adopters of HoloLens will be able to check their email and calendars using new augmented reality apps for Outlook.
Detachable Tablets Will Lead Market Rebound In 2018
News  |  6/2/2016
For the next two years, the tablet market is expected to decline, according to a new report from IDC. However, demand for detachable tablets will help this market rebound in 2018.
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/2/2016
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.
Xiaomi Buys 1,500 Microsoft Patents, Eyes Global Expansion
News  |  6/1/2016
Xiaomi, the Chinese consumer electronics company, is looking to broaden its intellectual property portfolio with the purchase of 1,500 Microsoft patents. The company is also preparing for a global expansion that will include bringing its smartphones to the US.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Targets Oracle Customers
News  |  6/1/2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 hits general availability on June 1, and the company is looking to win Oracle customers with better pricing, security, hybrid cloud capabilities, and other features.
Mobile Ad Blocking Surged 90% In 2015
News  |  6/1/2016
Hundreds of millions of people are now blocking ads on mobile devices, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report by PageFair.


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