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Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Dog Fitness Tracker Raises $25 Million: Blame Google
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
As the tech market scrambles for the Next Big Thing, VCs are betting on nervous executives with deep pockets.
Microsoft Outlook, Office On iOS & Android: First Look
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft has released Office for Android tablets and Outlook capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Here's a closer look.
Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
News  |  1/30/2015
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
Microsoft Outlook For iOS, Android Is Here
News  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft's launch of Outlook for Android and iOS comes shortly after its acquisition of email startup Acompli.
Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Tablets
News  |  1/29/2015
After a three-month preview period, the Android version of Microsoft Office is being released on the Google Play store.
Samsung Loses Smartphone Lead Over Apple
News  |  1/29/2015
Rise in iPhone sales and drop in Galaxy sales put Apple and Samsung on even ground during the holiday quarter.
Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
News  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass both are headsets. But with its ability to respond to wearers' voices, hands, and eyes, the HoloLens has a brighter future.
iPad Sales Lag As iPhone, Mac Shipments Soar
News  |  1/28/2015
Apple's iPad sales were down during the 2014 holiday quarter, even though iPhone and Mac sales were booming. Is the tablet market faltering?
Windows 10: 7 Pressing Questions For Microsoft
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015
Microsoft's Windows 10 announcements and earnings call gave a snapshot of its future but also raised many questions in the tech community.
BYOD Means Bring Your Own Dollars
Commentary  |  1/28/2015
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
iPhone China Sales Will Outstrip US: Report
News  |  1/26/2015
Apple is expected to announce that it sold more iPhones in China than in the US for the first time in history.
Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century?
Slideshows  |  1/26/2015
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
Google's Wireless Service Taps WiFi And Cellular
News  |  1/26/2015
Google's planned wireless service will use both cellular and WiFi, connecting to whichever offers the stronger signal.
Windows 10: Microsoft Gets A Makeover
News  |  1/26/2015
Microsoft knows it messed up with Windows 8 and 8.1. Is Windows 10 the answer to its problems?
Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
News  |  1/24/2015
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
Video: Windows Holographics, Deflategate & Stupid Passwords
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at Windows holograms, what CIOs can learn from Deflategate, and the 25 worst passwords of 2014.
Apple Watch Battery Life: Will It Be Enough?
News  |  1/23/2015
The Apple Watch is expected to offer several hours of active use and 19 hours overall. However, in the new wearable market, is it enough?
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
Geekend: HoloLens Makes Microsoft Cool
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In the HoloLens, Microsoft might at last have its version of the iPod, a cool product that turns the company's image around.
Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
News  |  1/22/2015
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
Windows 10: Free Upgrades, Spartan Browser & Holographics
News  |  1/21/2015
Microsoft said its developers consulted 1.7 million Windows Insiders, who delivered 800,000 pieces of feedback on more than 200 topics regarding the new OS.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
FreedomPop's Unlimited WiFi Plan Challenges Carriers
News  |  1/21/2015
FreedomPop's new deal offers unlimited WiFi at 10 million hotspots around the US for $5/month. But be aware of the restrictions.
Windows 10 Mobile: See Today, Try In February
News  |  1/21/2015
Microsoft will showcase its Windows 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 21, but smartphone users will likely wait until February for the consumer preview.
Augmented Reality Is For Real In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/20/2015
Google Glass got the hype, but a system used by Lockheed Martin shows how augmented reality will charge ahead in the enterprise.
Samsung Smartphones Lose Ground In 2014
News  |  1/20/2015
Samsung's smartphone marketshare retreats as Chinese vendors turn up the heat.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But it's got competitors. Who will win?
Windows 10: 7 Predictions Of What's Next
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015
Microsoft will unveil more details about the Windows 10 operating system during a special event Jan. 21. Here's what we expect.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
T-Mobile, Virgin Offer New Low-Cost Plans
News  |  1/16/2015
Both carriers have introduced dirt-cheap prepaid service plans -- but beware of a few catches.
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
Microsoft Surface, PayPal Partner for Small Business
News  |  1/16/2015
New PayPal card readers and Microsoft's Windows 8.1 app for its Surface tablet and other devices will simplify mobile payments for business owners.
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
News  |  1/15/2015
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
Microsoft Lumia 435, 532 Budget Phones Target Android
News  |  1/15/2015
Microsoft's Lumia 435 and 532 are the cheapest in the company's lineup, serving as entry points for small businesses and emerging markets to adopt Windows Phone.
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
Samsung's Tizen Phone Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  1/14/2015
Samsung finally launches the first smartphone to run Tizen, its homegrown operating system.
Mobile Advertisers Gear Up For Apple Watch
News  |  1/13/2015
Apple hasn't said it will allow ads on its smartwatch, but mobile marketers are already exploring how to serve ads on the wearable.
We Literally Canít Live Without Our iPhones
Commentary  |  1/13/2015
We have uploaded part of our minds and selves into our phones.
Microsoft Protests Bug Disclosure By Google
News  |  1/12/2015
After Google discloses Win 8.1 vulnerability two days prior to planned patch, Microsoft argues in favor of vulnerability publication schedules.
Samsung Ponders Move To Windows Phone
News  |  1/12/2015
Samsung appears to be shifting its focus away from Google's Android mobile OS. Will it fill the gap with Windows Phone?
CES 2015: 11 Peeks Into The Future
Slideshows  |  1/10/2015
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
CES 2015: Lack Of Killer Phones Sets Up MWC
News  |  1/9/2015
With few new devices on display at CES, the major phone makers face increasing pressure to deliver at Mobile World Congress in March.
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