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Chromebooks Ready For Enterprises, Forrester Says
News  |  7/31/2013
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
Apple iOS Fingerprint Scanner Has Security Limits
News  |  7/31/2013
Thumb-scan authentication for your smartphone might sound sexy, but bypasses remain all too easy.
Microsoft Releases Office Mobile For Android Smartphones
News  |  7/31/2013
Release of Office Mobile for Android sends clear message: Microsoft will use iOS and Android to fuel Office 365 subscriptions while keeping Windows 8 protected.
Can Microsoft Rebound From Surface Flop?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
Clearly, Microsoft's Surface tablets have bombed. Now what will the company do about it, and what does it mean for customers?
Samsung Galaxy Phones Edge iPhones In Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  7/31/2013
Two Samsung smartphones beat Apple's in latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
Doctor Profile Data Exchange In Works
News  |  7/30/2013
Data Commons hopes to make complete info about physicians, from name and address to specialty certifications, available through one online hub.
10 Must-Try Travel Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013
Travel smarter for business and pleasure with these travel apps that deliver last-minute hotel deals, sightseeing discounts and even customized packing lists.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Promising Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013
From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
Banks Struggle To Get ATMs Off Windows XP
News  |  7/30/2013
Most ATMS still run on Windows XP, according to one industry estimate. With less than nine months until Microsoft stops supporting the OS, a credit union exec explains why upgrading is so painful for financial institutions.
Mobile Health Market To Reach $26B By 2017
News  |  7/30/2013
mHealth market will grow by 61% due to sales of mobile monitoring devices and integration with mainstream medicine.
HTC Warns Of Q3 Loss
News  |  7/30/2013
Inventory costs, market slowdown seen as factors in company's ongoing struggles.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
BlackBerry Launches Q5 Smartphone In Canada
News  |  7/30/2013
BlackBerry's low-cost QWERTY smartphone reaches its home market of Canada on August 13.
Apple iOS 7 Ready For Fingerprint Scanner
News  |  7/29/2013
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
News  |  7/29/2013
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
How To Master The Enterprise Mobile App Lifecycle
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Enterprises are eager to develop mobile apps, but lack skills and cohesive deployment plans. It's time to take a full life-cycle approach.
Scam Android Apps Plague Google Play
News  |  7/29/2013
Victims get hit with a bill of more than $3,000 -- and given just three days to pay -- for what's labeled as an annual subscription fee to an online adult video site.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Ayasdi Analyzes Shape Of Big Data
News  |  7/29/2013
Startup melds rarefied mathematics discipline of topological analysis with machine learning techniques to glean insights from huge data sets.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
News  |  7/26/2013
Comparing the mini-tablets? Here are six reasons to embrace Google's latest 7-inch tablet.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Apple Dominates Consumer Brands Poll
News  |  7/26/2013
Apple wins brand of the year from U.S. consumers in Harris Interactive poll's smartphone, tablet and PC categories.
Samsung Leads Smartphone Market
News  |  7/26/2013
Samsung reported record profits during its most recent quarter, thanks in part to strong sales of the Galaxy S4.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Google Nexus 7, Chromecast: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
Can Michael Dell's New Offer Sway Investors?
News  |  7/25/2013
Dell CEO delayed a shareholder vote on his buyout plan for the second time. He's betting his new and allegedly final offer will secure victory.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
Docs Unlikely To Track Gifts With CMS App
News  |  7/25/2013
Busy doctors not expected to track freebies using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' new mobile app, even though it could help them check government's accounting of gifts later.
Google Nexus 7 Heats Up Mini-Tablet Battle
News  |  7/25/2013
Will Microsoft's ambitions again by thwarted by Google's aggressive move in the mini-tablet market? Here are 8 factors to consider.
5 Wishes For Samsung Nexus 10
News  |  7/25/2013
Google's Android chief says Samsung will make the next Nexus 10 tablet. Here's what it needs.
Android 4.3's Best Features
News  |  7/25/2013
The latest version of Android may be an incremental update, but it brings some much-needed improvements to Google's mobile platform.
Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
News  |  7/24/2013
Windows XP loyalists have a bone (or three) to pick with Microsoft.
Google Takes On Apple With Chromecast, Android 4.3
News  |  7/24/2013
It may be a multi-screen world but Google's new Chromecast streaming TV hardware brings it all together. Android 4.3 debuts for Nexus tablets.
Google Nexus 7: Small Tablet To Beat
News  |  7/24/2013
Google announced the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet Wednesday with a low price and high-definition 7-inch screen, raising the standard for small Android tablets.
3 Disruptive Technologies Gaining Speed
Commentary  |  7/24/2013
Former chief strategist of Netscape says IT leaders should brace themselves now for three big movements: smart cities, car tech and big data analysis.
Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers
News  |  7/24/2013
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
Apple, Samsung Lead Q2 Smartphone Sales
News  |  7/24/2013
Second-quarter sales results show Apple and Samsung leading a healthy smartphone market, while Blackberry struggles.
Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record For Quarter
News  |  7/23/2013
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
CIO Profile: William H. Miller, Jr., Of Broadcom
News  |  7/23/2013
Bill Miller loves being the one to "tool people up" to make sure the big semiconductor supplier's chips are used in as many devices as possible.
10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  7/23/2013
From flashing LED alerts to scrolling shortcuts, your iPhone has capabilities you may not have found. We shine the light on some great tips.
PayPal Founder's Fellowship Hatches Medication Reminder App
News  |  7/23/2013
PayPal founder Peter Thiel created a fellowship to get young people tackling big ideas. One result: a medication reminder app worth sticking with, designed by a 19-year-old.
Verizon Intros Trio Of Motorola Droids
News  |  7/23/2013
Verizon refreshes aging RAZR lineup with new Android smartphones from Google's Motorola division.
FBI To Overhaul Printer Network
News  |  7/23/2013
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
Nokia Brings Big Screen To Lumia Line
News  |  7/23/2013
Lumia 625 has a 4.7-inch display, the largest of any Windows Phone.
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