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Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
News  |  2/28/2015
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video
News  |  2/27/2015
In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic.
Mobile Devices Replace Blueprints On Construction Sites
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Knaack's DataVault Mobile shows how the work on construction job sites is going digital.
Apple's March 9 Event: Is It Time For The Apple Watch?
News  |  2/26/2015
Apple fans and non-fans alike are waiting to "watch" what happens. Let the speculation begin.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
AMD Describes Notebook Processor
News  |  2/25/2015
AMD's next-gen notebook processor, Carrizo, packs a south bridge and HEVC decoder in the same space as its previous Kaveri chip, it said at ISSCC.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Sets Kickstarter Ablaze
News  |  2/24/2015
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Cloud Storage For Office, Azure Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/21/2015
Cloud technology was the theme of this week as updates to Microsoft Azure and Office rolled out of Redmond.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
Sony Smart Glasses: Not So Smart?
News  |  2/18/2015
Google Glass flopped as a consumer product. Sony's take on smart glasses doesn't look much different.
Apple Watch Orders Top 5M, Healthcare Features Killed
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
8 iOS, Android Apps That Are Strangely Useful
Slideshows  |  2/16/2015
Your iPhone or Android smartphone can predict the weather, but can it tell you the closest flu outbreak or get a wake-up call from around the globe?
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Google, Mattel Partner On New View-Master VR Toy
News  |  2/13/2015
Mattel's next-generation of its View-Master toy makes use of Google Cardboard.
Microsoft Windows 10 Preview For Phones Is Released
News  |  2/12/2015
Microsoft is rolling out the first public preview of Windows 10 for mobile to Windows Insiders, but not all devices are eligible.
Android Wear Sales Dim As Apple Watch Looms
News  |  2/12/2015
Only 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped last year, pointing to softer demand than many anticipated.
Microsoft Buys Digital Pen Producer N-trig: Report
News  |  2/12/2015
Microsoft's reported purchase of N-trig, the company behind its Surface Pro 3 pen, follows years of collaboration.
iPhone Kill Switch: Thefts Drop In NYC, SF
News  |  2/11/2015
Kill switches have helped decrease smartphone thefts in a big way.
Apple Pay Lands On JetBlue
News  |  2/10/2015
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
ARM Unfolds IoT Security Plan
News  |  2/10/2015
ARM aims to make mbed a unifying code base for the fragmented Internet of Things, where security is an increasingly key concern.
Apple Music Rumors Hint At Content Creation Plans
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Apple is denying rumors that it is buying Big Machine, the record label that brings us Taylor Swift. But such a move makes sense if Apple wants its streaming services to succeed.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
Fitbit For Dogs: Readers Respond
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Is an activity tracker for dogs a sign of an impending IoT tech bubble, a great idea, or both? Readers weighed in with a variety of opinions. What's yours?
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Office for Windows 10, Sunrise Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/7/2015
The Office preview for Windows 10, the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise, and news of SharePoint Server 2016 lead this week's Microsoft news.
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
Apple, Tesla Tussle Over Talent
News  |  2/6/2015
Tesla Motors looks to Apple for new employees as the cars of the future begin to resemble computers.
Video: Net Neutrality, Apple Malware & InformationWeek Live
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at legal challenges to the FCC's regulatory proposal, discusses new malware that targets Apple iOS, and invites you to InformationWeek's live radio show.
Swatch, Pebble Girding For Apple Watch Fight
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
Swatch, the famed Swiss watchmaker, said a self-charging smartwatch is on deck for April. Pebble chimed in and said "big things are on deck" for 2015 to counter the Apple Watch.
Geekend: Smartphone Blood Tests Could Save Your Life
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
Blood tests with your smartphone may change the way we treat AIDS, Diabetes, infectious diseases, and even transform the way we interact with our doctors.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
Microsoft Office Preview For Windows 10 Is Out
News  |  2/4/2015
Microsoft launches the first part of Office for Windows 10 in a preview available for download on the new Windows Store Beta.
The Ecosystem Wins In Educational Mobile
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Educators and their tech staff look to management ecosystems rather than device features when it comes to making mobile device decisions.
Android Adware Raises Google Play Security Concerns
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Three apps, downloaded to tens of millions of Android devices from the Google Play store, foisted ads for apps on unsuspecting users.
ARM Cores Take On PC Processors
News  |  2/4/2015
ARM is looking beyond smartphones to PCs with its new 64-bit Cortex-A72 processor core.
iPhone 4S, Surface Tablet, PalmPilot: 10 Mobile Gadgets We Love
Slideshows  |  2/3/2015
With Valentine's Day coming up, we're waxing nostalgic about some of our most-loved mobile devices, from the PalmPilot to the iPhone4S.
Apple Converting Arizona Plant Into $2 Billion Data Center
News  |  2/3/2015
Apple will spend $2 billion to repurpose a failed Arizona sapphire glass plant as a data center and command hub for global networks.
VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
News  |  2/3/2015
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
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