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Lenovo's Motorola Buy: Government IT Impact
News  |  1/31/2014
Lenovo won't overcome its obstacles with US federal IT market due to this acquisition -- but deal will likely strengthen Samsung's position.
Dell's Android Dongle Dare
News  |  1/30/2014
$129 Cloud Connect, a wireless network card, turns any modern display into a computer; use with Android apps, virtualized PC desktops, and Dell cloud services.
Facebook Paper: 3 Facts
News  |  1/30/2014
Facebook will launch a standalone news reader app on Feb. 3. Here's what you need to know.
Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion
News  |  1/30/2014
Google loses billions of dollars on the deal, but says it will help to improve Android and let Motorola become a major player in the wireless phone market.
Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes
Commentary  |  1/30/2014
Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.
AT&T Fights To Keep Customers
News  |  1/29/2014
AT&T fires the latest salvo in the carrier war for contracts: $100 credit for all new lines of service.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
1 Billion Smartphones Shipped In 2013
News  |  1/28/2014
Smartphones accounted for 55.1% of worldwide mobile phone shipments last year; Samsung, Apple again led the pack.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Android Surges, iOS Slips In 2013
News  |  1/27/2014
Android, iOS, and Windows Phone continue to jockey for position as Samsung and Apple begin to show signs of weakness.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Google Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Samsung Profits Decline As Growth Slows
News  |  1/24/2014
Sales of Samsung's smartphones fell slightly during the fourth quarter as the world's leading smartphone maker offers weak outlook moving into 2014.
MDLive, Sutter Health Make Telemedicine Inroads
News  |  1/24/2014
Telehealth provider MDLive rides high on healthcare partnerships totaling $24 million in funding so far.
Nokia Smartphone Sales Dip Ahead Of Microsoft Buyout
News  |  1/23/2014
Nokia's latest earnings report could signal more challenges ahead for the Windows Phone platform.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
Apple Customers Bought More Expensive iPads In Q4
News  |  1/22/2014
Apple sold about 25 million iPads during the holiday season, with iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display making up the bulk of sales.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
Apple Phablet Could Disrupt Market
News  |  1/21/2014
Phablets aren't a fad, Juniper Research says. Android and Windows Phone will lead the market -- at least until Apple jumps in.
Can Windows Tablets Break Out In 2014?
Commentary  |  1/18/2014
One lesson to date: While Apple can still command top dollar, Windows tablets only become widely desirable when they drop to Android-level pricing.
Apple, Samsung Extend US Smartphone Supremacy
News  |  1/17/2014
US consumers prefer iPhones and Galaxies to other smartphones, iPhone sales help Apple widen its lead.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans
News  |  1/17/2014
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
Samsung Aims Low With Android Tab3 Lite
News  |  1/16/2014
Samsung's latest Android tablet features stripped-down specs, targeting casual users more than mobile pros.
Windows 9: What We Know
News  |  1/15/2014
With Windows 8.1 floundering, Windows 9 rumors have picked up steam. What can you expect from the next version of Windows?
Why Does Nest Need Google? Analytics
Commentary  |  1/14/2014
Before we have a truly smart home (or car), we need data analysis that we trust with our lives.
China Mobile Preps iPhone Launch
News  |  1/14/2014
China Mobile secures more than 1 million iPhones as it prepares to offer the device to customers for the first time. Meanwhile, one study suggests sales of the 5s are killing the 5c.
BYOD In Defense Department? Not In This Lifetime
Commentary  |  1/14/2014
Despite some moves toward securing mobile devices and applications, Defense Department officials do not embrace the bring-your-own-device trend.
Google Buys Nest Labs
News  |  1/14/2014
The $3.2 billion deal represents one of Google's largest acquisitions
Pediatricians Welcome Patients With Surface Tablets, EHRs
News  |  1/13/2014
A practice in Microsoft's backyard, Pediatric Associates of Bellevue, Wash., uses Surface tablets equipped with Greenway's mobile EHR software to record patient visits, beginning at birth.
iPhone Thefts Rise: Protect Yourself
News  |  1/13/2014
Thieves nabbed more than 8,000 Apple products in NYC last year. Take these device and data safety steps.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
Surveillance: Fast, Cheap, And Out Of Control
Commentary  |  1/13/2014
The cost of surveillance has served as a natural privacy protection, but today's mobile technology changes the equation and begs for updated privacy laws.
CES 2014: 8 Radical Robots
Slideshows  |  1/10/2014
These robots won't conquer the world, but they will wash windows, watch aging parents, and entertain kids.
Motorola Sweetens Moto X Deal
News  |  1/10/2014
Motorola follows up discounts on the smartphone with a free Google Chromecast for new buyers.
Samsung Touts Galaxy S5 Dramatic Change
News  |  1/9/2014
Samsung hints at big makeover for Galaxy S5 smartphone, expected to ship in April, along with improved Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
T-Mobile: We'll Pay 'Evil' Family Fees
News  |  1/9/2014
T-Mobile promises to pick up early termination fees, offers trade-in cash to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.
CES 2014: Your Heat-Seeing iPhone Awaits
News  |  1/9/2014
FLIR says its thermal imaging attachment for iPhone 5 and 5s has camping, home improvement, and security applications.
Microsoft CES Buzz: CEO Search
News  |  1/9/2014
Microsoft remains publicly committed to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer's vision. Is that discouraging his potential replacements?
Struggling BlackBerry Focuses On Government Market
News  |  1/8/2014
New Washington area security innovation center, announced at CES, is part of renewed focus on government customers, says CEO.
CES 2014: Exciting Smartphones Absent
News  |  1/8/2014
Top smartphone makers shied away from CES this year, and Chinese companies flooded show with budget models.
10 Wearables To Watch At CES 2014
Slideshows  |  1/8/2014
Smartwatches show their mobile mojo at the annual Las Vegas tech fest, but they're not the only promising wearables.
Do Drivers Need More Privacy Protection?
News  |  1/8/2014
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
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