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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/30/2016
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
News  |  7/29/2016
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
IDC: Samsung Leads Smartphone Market, iPhone Shipments Decline
News  |  7/28/2016
In the second quarter of this year, total smartphone shipments were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from IDC. Samsung and Apple still lead the market.
1 Billion iPhones Sold: A Look Back
Commentary  |  7/28/2016
Apple says iPhone sales have surpassed 1 billion, a major milestone for any product.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Commentary  |  7/26/2016
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts
Commentary  |  7/25/2016
People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.
Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
News  |  7/25/2016
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Commentary  |  7/20/2016
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
News  |  7/20/2016
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Show Revamped Antenna Placement
News  |  7/11/2016
New photos of the upcoming iPhone 7 indicate Apple has redesigned the smartphone's antenna bands and enlarged the size of the camera lens.
HummingBad Malware Infects 85 Million Android Devices
News  |  7/9/2016
A group of Chinese hackers dubbed Yingmob is using a sophisticated malware campaign called HummingBad to access and sell the info stored on Android devices. The malware may have already infected 85 million devices.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
Dell Kills Its Android Tablet Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2016
Dell says that slate-style tablets aren't good enough for productivity and will focus on Windows 2-in-1s -- that is, detachable devices.


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