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HTC One X: Big Screen In Thin, Fast Phone
Slideshows  |  7/31/2012
HTC's new HTC One X packages a big, beautiful screen in a thin and light phone. Although not perfect, it's a compelling smart phone we'd consider buying ourselves.
Census Releases Data Through New API
News  |  7/31/2012
Agencies, businesses, and individual developers can create apps using census statistics on population, age, gender, race, education, occupations, and more.
CIA Invests In Broadband Wireless Chips
News  |  7/31/2012
Technology can help cover gaps in cell network coverage.
iPhone 5, iPad Mini Launch Date Revealed?
News  |  7/31/2012
Consumers eager to own Apple's next-generation mobile products may not have to wait much longer.
Apple Vs. Samsung: Opening Day In $2.5 Billion Case
News  |  7/31/2012
Samsung fears shadow of Steve Jobs will influence jurors in the heart of Apple country. Judge Koh says no and go; jury selection tries to move case forward.
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
The Death Of 'Open'
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
Oracle Buys Xsigo To Boost Cloud Prowess
News  |  7/30/2012
Oracle nabs networking virtualization technology for simple, flexible connections to servers, storage, and networks.
Windows 8 Gets Touch-Compatible Mice, Keyboards
News  |  7/30/2012
Microsoft's new Sculpt and Wedge lines of peripherals will make it easier to navigate through Windows 8 touch menus, but the convenience comes at a price.
Feds Make Hospital, Nursing Home Comparisons Easier
News  |  7/30/2012
New online features from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services give patients and their families easy access to vital performance and safety information for hospitals and nursing homes.
Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
VMware's System Management Push: CA, BMC, HP Push Back
News  |  7/27/2012
Traditional systems management vendors lock horns with VMware as it trespasses into their space. In some cases, they remain the better option, say users.
How Hadoop Cuts Big Data Costs
News  |  7/27/2012
Hadoop systems, including hardware and software, cost about $1,000 a terabyte, or as little as one-twentieth the cost of other data management technologies, says Cloudera exec.
Harvard's Connected Health Docs Service Fortune 500 Clients
News  |  7/27/2012
Partners Healthcare specialists will work with CHS Healthcare Services, a large onsite clinic operator, to provide telemedicine services to its corporate clients.
Apple's Authentec Buy Hints At Secure iPad
News  |  7/27/2012
$356 million acquisition of biometrics specialist suggests Apple might be getting serious about the enterprise client market.
Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync
Commentary  |  7/27/2012
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
Samsung, Apple Widen Lead In Smartphone Race
News  |  7/27/2012
Samsung and Apple both gained ground on their smartphone competitors, while Chinese firm ZTE jumped into the top five vendors.
4 Ways Ford Is Exploring Next-Gen Car Tech
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
InformationWeek 500 Conference preview: Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas will discuss how the automaker is making software an ever more important part of the vehicle.
Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know
Slideshows  |  7/26/2012
How will Apple's new iPhone stack up to Samsung's premier smartphone? Here's a look at some key considerations.
Cerner Hosting Outage Raises Doctor, Hospital Concerns
News  |  7/26/2012
Cerner's national network went down for a day, forcing physicians to resort to handwritten orders.
CIO Roundtable: How To Navigate The Healthcare Maze
News  |  7/26/2012
Our brain trust of eight leading healthcare CIOs offers insights on Meaningful Use, accountable care, clinical analytics, and BOYD.
HP, Cloudera Extend Hadoop Ties, Plan Appliance
News  |  7/26/2012
HP agrees to resell Cloudera Enterprise platform along with its hardware and an upcoming HP-Cloudera appliance.
IT Chief Heals Growing Pains At Expanding SMB
News  |  7/26/2012
Georgia-based Digital Insurance has IT pain points that might sound familiar. Consider these strategies if your SMB has a growing need for speed.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Will Microsoft Surface Tablet Cost $1,000?
News  |  7/26/2012
Gadget site lists Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet at a price that might be too steep for most consumers.
Windows RT Won't Run Some Old Printers
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
Windows on ARM was always going to need a lot of new driver work, but it appears that Microsoft's commitment to supporting devices on the low-cost Windows version is tentative. Only some printers will be supported.
Samsung's Smartphone Sales Trounce Apple's
News  |  7/26/2012
Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple in the second quarter. No wonder Apple's trying to protect its turf in court.
NFC Phone Hacking and Other Mobile Attacks
News  |  7/25/2012
Just by getting a few centimeters from a phone running NFC (Near Field Communications) with a malicious NFC tag you can take control of that phone. Charlie Miller demonstrated the attack at Black Hat using an Android phone and some test devices he created.
Walgreens' Prescription For Photo Profits: Public API
News  |  7/25/2012
Walgreens expects to expand use of its chain-wide photo printing service 20% through third-party mobile app developers. An open API will pave the way.
Apple Vs. Samsung Trial: What's At Stake
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
The smartphone giants have been preparing for this IP battle, which kicks off July 30, for more than 14 months. Here's what they want.
Meteor Streaks Through Social Software Sky
News  |  7/25/2012
JavaScript framework for speeding development of fast, collaborative applications gains admirers, as the company behind it gains funding.
Microsoft Exchange Servers Spoofed To Manipulate Mobile Devices
News  |  7/25/2012
Black Hat researcher demonstrates mobile man-in-the-middle proof-of-concept attack that allows for unauthorized remote wipes.
Google Glasses: Does This Make Sense?
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
Yes, I want Google Glass glasses. But here's why you probably won't.
Enterprise Still Likes Apple over Android
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
A Good Technology report reveals that enterprise companies are choosing Apples over Androids. On the flip side, Android activation is doubling in the enterprise.
Google Now Points To Future Of Mobile
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
I've been testing Google Now for a few weeks on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Search innovation is alive and well.
Android App IDs Smartphone, Tablet Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/25/2012
Can Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and carriers be pressured to stop waiting months before patching known, exploitable vulnerabilities on their Android smartphones and tablets?
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
DARPA-Funded App Collects Android Vulnerability Data
News  |  7/24/2012
The brainchild of start-up Duo Security, the X-Ray service will let users know whether their smartphones have vulnerable systems software and allow Duo to collect population statistics.
Android 'Bootkit' Malware On Rise, Especially In China
News  |  7/24/2012
The latest quarterly threat report from security company AVG reaffirms existing trends in the growth of Android malware, but notes a new type of threat increasing in the wild: "bootkits".
Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
News  |  7/24/2012
Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
News  |  7/24/2012
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Mobile Developers Prefer iOS Over Android
News  |  7/24/2012
Mobile developers would rather create apps for iOS than Android, according to the Appcelerator/IDC Q2 2012 Mobile Developer Report. Why? Android has done a poor job of courting the enterprise with mobile device management solutions.
Google IaaS Vs. Amazon EC2: New Benchmarks
News  |  7/24/2012
Zencoder's new benchmarks find that Google Compute Engine offers a powerful and competitive infrastructure-as-a-service option to Amazon.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
New FDA Law Paves Way For mHealth Regulations
News  |  7/24/2012
By letting FDA proceed with developing regulations for mobile health apps, Congress assures mHealth industry that clarity is on the horizon.
X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
News  |  7/24/2012
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
7 Habits Of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores
News  |  7/24/2012
What does it take to launch a successful enterprise app store? Get seven tips to help you evolve your application management tactics.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
Apple Wins EU Ban Of Smaller Samsung Tablet
News  |  7/24/2012
German court bans Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the European Union, but allows Samsung to continue selling its Tab 10.1N.
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