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Google SkyBender Drone Project Aims To Deliver 5G WiFi
News  |  1/31/2016
Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.
Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/30/2016
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
iPhone, iPad Wireless Charging May Come By 2017
News  |  1/29/2016
Apple is reportedly working on smoothing out issues with technology that lets consumers power up iPhones and iPads sans wires.
Safari Snafu Fixed, But Apple AC Plug Adapter Recalled
News  |  1/29/2016
Widespread reports of Apple's Safari browser crashing on iOS devices and Macs emerged this week, but Apple reportedly has fixed the issue just as it geared up to deal with another problem -- a recall of its AC wall plug adapters.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
News  |  1/28/2016
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
Samsung Smartphone Strategy: Diversify Offerings, Improve Software
Commentary  |  1/28/2016
Samsung says it plans to shake up its smartphone business to reinvigorate slumping sales.
iPhone, Samsung Power Smartphone Market To New Heights: IDC
News  |  1/28/2016
Robust holiday demand and major gains from upcoming brands such as Huawei pushed worldwide smartphone shipments to record levels in 2015, but Apple and Samsung remained leaders.
8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016
Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
Apple Mulls Subscription Services For News App
News  |  1/27/2016
In an effort to differentiate itself from competing news service applications, Apple may start to offer subscription services for certain content providers.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
Microsoft's iPhone Keyboard To Feature One-Handed Typing Mode
News  |  1/26/2016
Microsoft is testing a one-handed software keyboard for the iPhone that fans out from one corner -- a move that may strike a bit of deja vu for those who saw the company's last angled one-handed keyboard in 2012.
iOS, WatchOS Beta Builds For Developers Pushed Out
Commentary  |  1/26/2016
Apple gave developers new test versions of all its major platforms this week -- iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and OS X.
Google Glass Sharpens Focus On The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2016
Signs point to a sharper focus on the enterprise as Google Glass 2 designs surface and Google's consumer social media accounts for Glass shut down.
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
Comic: Convertibles
Commentary  |  1/25/2016
Convertibles are the new sexy devices, but they don't give you that feeling of the wind blowing in your hair.
iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3: More Details Emerge
Commentary  |  1/25/2016
Apple reportedly has a new iPhone, iPad, Watch, and MacBook on deck and ready to launch in the months ahead.
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
News  |  1/25/2016
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/23/2016
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
iOS 9.2.1 Gives Older iPhones A Performance Boost
Commentary  |  1/21/2016
iOS 9.2.1, the latest system update from Apple, improves the performance of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Apple's iOS Dev Center In Italy Promises More Developer Jobs
News  |  1/21/2016
Call it app development -- Italian style. Apple says its iOS Development Center in Naples is just the first of a European expansion to encourage app developers and job creation.
Apple's Design Patents Are Too Broad, Industry Groups Argue
Commentary  |  1/21/2016
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Electronic Frontier Foundation are among those filing friends-of-the-court briefs supporting Samsung in its appeal to the US Supreme Court. This latest wrinkle in the long-running Apple v. Samsung case raises important questions about how our patent system is being used.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
Smartphone Growth Increasing Even As Consumer Spending Declines
News  |  1/20/2016
While the smartphone market continues to grow, mobile device sales won't make up for an overall decline in consumer spending this year, according to a new report from Gartner.
LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
Mobile World Congress 2016: 5G, IoT And Politics On Tap
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona is a mere five weeks away. Here's a look at what we're expecting at the event, amidst local, national, and global politics.
IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016
We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
Samsung: Galaxy Note 5's S Pen Problem Is Fixed
Commentary  |  1/19/2016
Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 5's hardware to prevent the S Pen stylus from getting stuck, but details are few.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
iPhone 7 Could Offer Significant Camera Advancements
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Patents filed by Apple suggest the company is working on a bevy of new features for the iPhone 7's camera, such as dual-shooting modes.
Apple Readies iPad Air 3, Minor Apple Watch Refresh
News  |  1/18/2016
Apple is reportedly planning to release the latest version of the iPad Air -- the iPad Air 3 -- in March. However, the same reports find that the company is only offering a few new features with its Apple Watch refresh.
Ford's Autonomous Car: Under The Hood
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Ford is building an autonomous car and the technology for the test vehicle is more familiar than you might think.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
iOS 9.3 Offers Night Shift For Late-Night iPhone Users
News  |  1/17/2016
Now you can rest easy while still staying tied to your iPhone. Night Shift, a new feature in iOS 9.3, warms your screen's color temperature to reduce eye strain before sleeping.
Microsoft Rewards Lumia 950 Owners With Free Office 365
Commentary  |  1/16/2016
People who've purchased the Windows 10-based Lumia 950 or 950 XL can score a free subscription to Office 365 thanks to Microsoft.
Google Play Supporting Promo Codes For Apps, Games
News  |  1/16/2016
Google will now support promo codes in the Google Play Store, enabling developers to better engage with users.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Business Use Of Personal Data Is At Risk, Accenture Says
News  |  1/15/2016
A new report from consulting firm Accenture sheds light on the growing challenges to business use of personal data and what organizations can do about it.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Commentary  |  1/15/2016
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 To Business PCs
News  |  1/14/2016
Microsoft expands its Windows 10 upgrade campaign beyond consumers by sending update notifications to business PCs.
Samsung Fabbing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chip
Commentary  |  1/14/2016
Samsung's second-generation 14nm fabrication line will start pumping out the Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm's most important mobile chip. Samsung may also use the processor in its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone.
iPhone 7: Patent Points To Enhanced Speaker Design
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.
iPhone 7 Rumors: 7 That Have People Talking
Slideshows  |  1/14/2016
Apple will reportedly make the iPhone 7 waterproof and compatible with wireless charging, and equip it with new camera technology. Let's chase down the latest speculations.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
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