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Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
10 Pricey iPhone Apps That Will Leave You Broke
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015
InformationWeek went searching for the most expensive iPhone apps that are out there. Here's our Top 10.
Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Major Mobile Upgrade
Commentary  |  7/30/2015
Executives from New York-Presbyterian Hospital describe how they brought directories and communications into the 21st Century in this InformationWeek Elite 100 profile.
Nokia OZO Virtual Reality Camera Aimed At Film Pros
News  |  7/29/2015
The world of virtual reality content moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia's OZO virtual reality camera.
Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
Commentary  |  7/29/2015
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Motorola Moto X, Moto G Smartphones Target Samsung
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
The Motorola Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G offer something for everyone in customizable packages.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Samsung SE370 Monitor Boasts Wireless Charging Capability
News  |  7/28/2015
No stranger to innovative products, Samsung launches the SE370 monitor, which can wirelessly charge your smartphone.
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Apple Watch Coming To Best Buy Aug. 7
News  |  7/27/2015
The Apple Watch is moving out of the high-end boutique world and into big-box retail through a Best Buy partnership.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Slideshows  |  7/27/2015
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition Completed After FCC Approval
News  |  7/26/2015
Hours after the FCC gave final approval to the deal, AT&T announced it had completed its acquisition of DirecTV, a deal estimated at $49 billion. The integration of the two companies will occur over the coming months.
Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Commentary  |  7/26/2015
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
Moto G Details Leak Ahead Of Motorola Event
Commentary  |  7/24/2015
Motorola is holding a splashy event in NYC July 28, and leaks have provided a solid look at what's in store.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
Qualcomm Will Slash 15% Of Its Workforce
News  |  7/23/2015
A cellular slump provokes Qualcomm to restructure, meaning 4,700, or 15%, of its employees may lose their jobs.
Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
News  |  7/23/2015
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015
Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to install, configure, and use Microsoft Office on iPhones and iPads.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Apple Watch Sales Nearly Impossible To Predict
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
Apple reports its quarterly earnings July 21. There's lots of interest in determining just how many Apple Watches the company has sold.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Target iPad
News  |  7/20/2015
Samsung has revamped its lineup of iPad competitors with new 9.7- and 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab2 tablets.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Commentary  |  7/20/2015
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon
Slideshows  |  7/19/2015
Whether you're a user or a developer, the reasons to leave Flash in the past keep multiplying.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
HTC Grip Delayed As Company Rethinks Wearables
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
HTC has delayed the release of its Grip fitness wearable after consumer testing and may be retooling the device to serve a different purpose.
Motorola Readying New Phones, Smartwatch?
Commentary  |  7/16/2015
Motorola plans to unveil something in New York on July 28. From new smartphones to a new smartwatch, here's what to expect.
Microsoft: Windows 10, Cloud Are Keys To 2016
News  |  7/15/2015
At its partner conference, Microsoft executives emphasized the importance of cloud and Windows 10 to its success in the upcoming year.
ZTE Axon Smartphone Tempts US Consumers
Commentary  |  7/15/2015
ZTE, the Chinese handset maker, rolled out the Axon phone this week, which it thinks will be its ticket into the US market.
HTC Desire Smartphones Are Colorful, Affordable
News  |  7/15/2015
HTC is rolling our four new Desire smartphones in the US, hoping to attract customers with colorful options and affordable prices.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Mozilla Kills Flash On Firefox As Adobe Rushes Patch
News  |  7/14/2015
It's another nail in the coffin for Adobe's Flash platform as Mozilla disables it from running on the company's Firefox Web browser.
Is Samsung Rushing Galaxy Note 5 To Market?
Commentary  |  7/14/2015
Samsung may roll out its Galaxy Note 5 phablet earlier than planned to combat slower-than-expected sales of the Galaxy S6.
Apple's iPhone Commands 92% Of Smartphone Profits
News  |  7/13/2015
Despite the dominance of the Android platform, Apple's iPhone still commands an overwhelming lead when it comes to smartphone profit share.
The Sharing Economy: Not What You Think It Is
Commentary  |  7/13/2015
You may think your business operates in a sector that is immune from the kinds of disruptions that the likes of Airbnb and Uber have caused hoteliers and taxi drivers. But you'd be wrong
HTML5: 10 Tips That Will Change Your Life
Slideshows  |  7/12/2015
HTML5 is the future of the Web. Whether you're a developer or a power user, there are things you should know about the Web's new programming foundation.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
News  |  7/10/2015
Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
News  |  7/10/2015
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
iOS 9, WatchOS 2 Betas: Improved Usability, Cool Features
News  |  7/10/2015
Apple updated the beta versions of iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 this week. The betas released so far are specifically for developers, but Apple says it plans to involve Joe Public in its beta testing, eventually.
7 Mobile Power Technologies To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/10/2015
Advances in smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and even Internet of Things devices have failed to adequately address one core problem: power. Here are seven up-and-coming technologies that may power our future.
AWS API Gateway: Point And Click
News  |  7/9/2015
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
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