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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/30/2016
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
News  |  7/29/2016
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
News  |  7/29/2016
Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
8 Hot Gadgets Every Geek Needs For Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  7/29/2016
If you're looking to beat the heat, embark on a foreign adventure, or explore your own backyard, here are some gadgets that will help you make the most of your journey.
IDC: Samsung Leads Smartphone Market, iPhone Shipments Decline
News  |  7/28/2016
In the second quarter of this year, total smartphone shipments were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from IDC. Samsung and Apple still lead the market.
1 Billion iPhones Sold: A Look Back
Commentary  |  7/28/2016
Apple says iPhone sales have surpassed 1 billion, a major milestone for any product.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Commentary  |  7/26/2016
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
8 iOS, Android Apps To Help Get Your Errands Done
Slideshows  |  7/26/2016
For IT professionals, like others with demanding jobs, finding the time for the mundane tasks of everyday life can be a challenge. Here are 8 iOS and Android apps created to help you save time on chores and errands so you have more hours in the day.
Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts
Commentary  |  7/25/2016
People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.
Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
News  |  7/25/2016
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
News  |  7/25/2016
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance
News  |  7/23/2016
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert users when they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT.
Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Commentary  |  7/20/2016
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
News  |  7/18/2016
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU
News  |  7/15/2016
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Lenovo, HP Lead PC Market As Shipment Declines Continue
News  |  7/12/2016
The global PC market continues to face the aspect of declining shipments, but the US market for computers shows signs of resilience during the second quarter of 2016, according to new numbers. Lenovo and HP are leading the market.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Show Revamped Antenna Placement
News  |  7/11/2016
New photos of the upcoming iPhone 7 indicate Apple has redesigned the smartphone's antenna bands and enlarged the size of the camera lens.
Google's Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/10/2016
Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.
HummingBad Malware Infects 85 Million Android Devices
News  |  7/9/2016
A group of Chinese hackers dubbed Yingmob is using a sophisticated malware campaign called HummingBad to access and sell the info stored on Android devices. The malware may have already infected 85 million devices.
Dynamics 365 Unveiled, Skype Meetings Launched: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/9/2016
This week Microsoft launched Skype meetings for small businesses and combined its CRM and ERP offerings into a cloud service called Dynamics 365.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
Google Buys Machine Learning Startup Moodstocks
News  |  7/7/2016
Google has acquired Paris-based machine learning startup Moodstocks as part of its ongoing effort to improve visual recognition technology.
iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
Predictive Analytics, Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
News  |  7/6/2016
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That's driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service
News  |  7/6/2016
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
9 Digital Tools For A Productive Summer
Slideshows  |  7/3/2016
These digital tools will help you stay more organized, productive, and efficient this summer, leaving plenty of time for fun in the sun.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Dell Kills Its Android Tablet Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2016
Dell says that slate-style tablets aren't good enough for productivity and will focus on Windows 2-in-1s -- that is, detachable devices.


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