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BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
News  |  8/31/2015
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Facebook M: 10 Things We Wish It Could Do
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
Apple Watch Debuts At No. 2 In Wearables Market
Commentary  |  8/28/2015
Apple sells 3.6 million smartwatches in its opening quarter, blasting past competitors Samsung, Garmin, and Xiaomi to consume 20% of the overall wearables market.
10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits
Slideshows  |  8/28/2015
Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.
Former Apple CEO Unveils 2 Low-Cost Obi Smartphones
News  |  8/27/2015
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5 are two more low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets. The phones run Android and offer sophisticated cameras.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
News  |  8/24/2015
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 off-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
iPad Pro's Arrival Timed For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
Apple's big-screened iPad Pro won't enter mass production until September or October, and the business-oriented tablet may come with a stylus.
Blackphone 2 Delivers Secure Smartphone Improvements
News  |  8/19/2015
Silent Circle is now accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its secure enterprise smartphone.
Apple Watch Owners Give Apple Pay A Boost
News  |  8/19/2015
A Wristly survey indicates those who own an Apple Watch find the company's contactless payment platform, Apple Pay, to be a solid match.
iPhone 6s: 9 Features On Our Wishlist
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015
Apple is predicted to add an iPhone to its smartphone lineup on September 9. Here's the latest from the ever-churning rumor mill.
Google Android One Lands In Africa
News  |  8/18/2015
Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
With 'Marshmallow,' Android 6.0 Matures Anew
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Android 6.0, or "Marshmallow," brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
News  |  8/18/2015
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
7 Hot Advances In Email Security
Slideshows  |  8/18/2015
Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
Android M Is Officially 'Marshmallow'
News  |  8/17/2015
Google has completed the SDK for its Android 6.0 update, officially called "Marshmallow," along with a final preview for Nexus phones.
Why AT&T's 'Willingness' To Help NSA Is Alarming
News  |  8/17/2015
Snowden documents show AT&T was all too happy to aid the NSA spy on Americans. Are we really that surprised?
Polyera Wove Band Boasts Flexible Display
News  |  8/17/2015
Polyera, a largely unknown startup, is making a splash with its Wove Band, a wearable device with a flexible display that can be wrapped around a user's wrist.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5 Bank On Camera Performance
Commentary  |  8/17/2015
While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
10 Reasons Why Google Alphabet Exists
Commentary  |  8/16/2015
Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
Apple's Project Titan Is Getting Closer To Reality
News  |  8/16/2015
A newly published report in the Guardian suggests that not only is Apple planning a self-driving car, but that the so-called Project Titan prototype is ready for testing.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 5: A High-End Gamble
Commentary  |  8/15/2015
Samsung hopes its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ handsets will boost sales, but may find them a hard sell.
Windows 10 Security Updates, Skype News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/15/2015
This week's Microsoft news roundup includes Build 10512 for Windows 10 Mobile, Skype for Business on iOS and Android, and some major Windows 10 security fixes.
Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
Commentary  |  8/13/2015
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+: Lofty Price, High-End Features
News  |  8/13/2015
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ offer premium features, including luscious screens, Samsung Pay, classy frames, and premium pricing to match.
Google Spins Niantic Labs Out Of Alphabet
News  |  8/13/2015
There's no "N" in Google's new alphabet, as the company spins off Niantic Labs, the gaming and travel apps developer, into an independent company.
iPad Revamp Targets Business Users
News  |  8/13/2015
Following a sales slowdown, Apple is working with more than 40 companies to make its iPad a more appealing enterprise tool.
IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
News  |  8/13/2015
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512 Hits Fast Ring
News  |  8/12/2015
Microsoft buckles down on Windows 10 Mobile and releases an updated Build 10512 to the Fast ring of Windows Insiders.
Qualcomm's Adreno 530, 510: Faster Chips, Killer Cameras
News  |  8/12/2015
Redesigned graphics and imaging chips will dramatically improve smartphone gaming and camera capabilities, says Qualcomm.
Apple Pay, Google Wallet Come To Rite Aid
News  |  8/12/2015
The retailer reverses course and says it will enable Apple Pay and Google's mobile payment platforms at all of its stores nationwide.
Salesforce Demos Apple Watch Apps For Business
News  |  8/12/2015
Salesforce extends its support for Apple Watch with 20 new partner apps built on its Salesforce1 platform.
Alphabet Rewrites Google's Script
News  |  8/12/2015
A corporate reorganization completes the transformation Larry Page began when he took over in 2011. Moving Google under Alphabet will shelter the company's brands from one another.
Skype For Business Apps Enter iOS, Android Preview
News  |  8/11/2015
Following the launch of Skype for Business on Windows Phone, Microsoft releases app previews for iOS and Android devices.
Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Good For Android
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
With Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, the company is going to focus on its most important product: Android.
Google Hangouts For Android Gets Spiffy Update
News  |  8/10/2015
A fresh coat of paint brings Hangouts for Android into the Material Design era. Discover what it will mean for users.
Google's Android One Phone Needs To Hit $50 Price Point
Commentary  |  8/10/2015
Google is looking to revamp its Android One smartphone offering in India, with company executives saying the device needs to hit the $50 price point.
Microsoft's Cortana Available For Android Users
News  |  8/10/2015
Microsoft is reaching out to fans of Google's Android, trying to lure them away from Google Now by making its own digital assistant, Cortana, available to them.
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