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Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?
News  |  8/30/2014
Apple's latest iPhone could help bring mobile payments to the mainstream.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads
News  |  8/29/2014
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks
News  |  8/28/2014
LG's G Watch R and Samsung's Gear S do little to shake up the wearable market. Perhaps Apple's upcoming device will.
8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Slideshows  |  8/28/2014
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
News  |  8/27/2014
iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
The Internet Of Overhyped Things
Commentary  |  8/27/2014
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Verizon VoLTE, HD Voice Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2014
Verizon says its new Voice over LTE service will offer 4G customers better voice quality and instant video chats.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Does eBay Fit In Instant Gratification Economy?
Commentary  |  8/25/2014
What's left for a company that matched the perfect item with a faraway buyer now that consumers are demanding it here and now?
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Samsung, LG Tease New Hardware
News  |  8/25/2014
The next few weeks will see a number of new smartphones and wearable devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple, and others.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Instagram Adds Analytics For Businesses
News  |  8/22/2014
Instagram will launch a new suite of advertising tools to give businesses more insight into how their campaigns perform.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
News  |  8/22/2014
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Amazon Fire Phone Slow To Ignite
News  |  8/20/2014
Web data suggests sales of Amazon's Fire Phone are lukewarm at best.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
HTC One Runs Windows
News  |  8/19/2014
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
News  |  8/18/2014
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
Windows 8.1: 8 Things I Hate About You
Slideshows  |  8/18/2014
Latest version of Windows 8.1 beats its predecessors, but oh those grating quirks.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Smartwatches Need A Disrupter
Commentary  |  8/15/2014
Current smartwatches don't offer enough useful features to catch on with consumers, says analyst. Will Apple change that?
Humin iPhone App Adds Context To Contacts
News  |  8/14/2014
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
News  |  8/14/2014
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Twitter Video Ads Coming Soon
News  |  8/13/2014
Twitter announced the beta launch of Promoted Video, a new ad type that will charge advertisers on a cost-per-view model.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Aims High, Misses
News  |  8/13/2014
Samsung's latest smartphone sports new iPhone-like metallic design but falls short on some key features.
Intel Broadwell Sneak Peek
News  |  8/12/2014
Intel reveals first details of its 14nm chipmaking technology and Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Acer Chromebook 13 Breaks New Ground
News  |  8/11/2014
Acer's latest Chromebook models deliver an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, a 13.3-inch full HD display, and sub-$400 price tags.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
Windows Phone: A Big Week For Microsoft
News  |  8/9/2014
Windows Phone momentum continues, with an OS update, more apps, and Skype improvements. But is it time for Microsoft to just give up?
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better
Commentary  |  8/7/2014
Sprint has ditched its effort to acquire T-Mobile, hired a new CEO, and set a new course. This is all good news for consumers -- if it makes the right moves.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
IBM Click-To-Buy Consulting: Gimmick Or Growth Engine?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014
As more tech spending moves outside IT, IBM needs new ways to get in on the action.
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