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Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Google Kills Quickoffice
News  |  6/30/2014
Google will no longer offer Quickoffice mobile productivity suite to new users, urging mobile owners to adopt Google Drive apps instead.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Smartphone Buyers Want Larger Screens
News  |  6/23/2014
Big-screened phones are no longer a fad, global survey of potential smartphone buyers shows.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Facebook Overhauls Android App For Emerging Countries
News  |  6/20/2014
Facebook's Android app now consumes 50% less data and is 65% smaller to accommodate bandwidth and device limitations in emerging countries.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Amazon Fire: 6 Key Points
Slideshows  |  6/20/2014
Amazon's Fire smartphone might convince people to buy more stuff from Amazon. But consider these factors before buying the phone.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
New Devices To Target Gluttony, Stupidity, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Inspired by the self-serving Amazon Fire, industry leaders in packaged food, gambling, and government services will release a slate of new mobile devices in time for Christmas.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
Amazon Fire: Here's The Rub
News  |  6/19/2014
Amazon's new Fire smartphone makes sense for Jeff Bezos, but not for us. The "ultimate" shopping experience should be made available as an app, not as hardware.
Amazon Fire: The Buy Phone
News  |  6/18/2014
Or should we call it the Prime Phone? Amazon hopes its smartphone will tempt people to ditch Apple and Samsung for dedicated access to Amazon products.
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Wearable Tech: Fashion Will Rule
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
With wearable tech, first impressions matter more than features.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Amazon Phone Looks To Be AT&T Exclusive
News  |  6/17/2014
It stands to reason that Amazon would have a single carrier partner for its first smartphone.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
Transportation Dept. Wants To Regulate Smartphone Maps
News  |  6/16/2014
The Department of Transportation seeks the power to determine whether smartphone apps are a danger to drivers.
What Amazon Phone Could Mean
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
Watch for Amazon's long-rumored device to usher in a new era of commerce-optimized smartphones. Call it the industry's first sell phone.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Takes On iPad
News  |  6/13/2014
Samsung's new line of high-end tablets boasts a gorgeous display, sophisticated design, and a thoughtful feature set.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
Business PCs' New Era: 6 Trends
News  |  6/13/2014
Six factors are shaping the new multi-screen world of office computing.
9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Slideshows  |  6/13/2014
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Facebook Ads: Users Offered More Control
News  |  6/12/2014
Soon Facebook will opt you into ads based on your browsing history and offer new ways to adjust what you see. Here's how to opt out -- and the other key details.
Starbucks Wireless Charging Plan: Meet Powermat
News  |  6/12/2014
Starbucks plans to install free wireless charging stations in its stores -- but not all devices are compatible.
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