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Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?
News  |  8/30/2014
Apple's latest iPhone could help bring mobile payments to the mainstream.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks
News  |  8/28/2014
LG's G Watch R and Samsung's Gear S do little to shake up the wearable market. Perhaps Apple's upcoming device will.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Slideshows  |  8/28/2014
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
News  |  8/27/2014
iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
The Internet Of Overhyped Things
Commentary  |  8/27/2014
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Verizon VoLTE, HD Voice Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2014
Verizon says its new Voice over LTE service will offer 4G customers better voice quality and instant video chats.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Samsung, LG Tease New Hardware
News  |  8/25/2014
The next few weeks will see a number of new smartphones and wearable devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple, and others.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
News  |  8/22/2014
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Amazon Fire Phone Slow To Ignite
News  |  8/20/2014
Web data suggests sales of Amazon's Fire Phone are lukewarm at best.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
HTC One Runs Windows
News  |  8/19/2014
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
News  |  8/18/2014
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Smartwatches Need A Disrupter
Commentary  |  8/15/2014
Current smartwatches don't offer enough useful features to catch on with consumers, says analyst. Will Apple change that?
Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals
News  |  8/15/2014
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
Humin iPhone App Adds Context To Contacts
News  |  8/14/2014
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
News  |  8/14/2014
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Aims High, Misses
News  |  8/13/2014
Samsung's latest smartphone sports new iPhone-like metallic design but falls short on some key features.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Microsoft's Cure For Boring Video: Speed
News  |  8/12/2014
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
Intel Broadwell Sneak Peek
News  |  8/12/2014
Intel reveals first details of its 14nm chipmaking technology and Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Will Google Or Apple Unseat Intel?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could steal the microprocessor market from Intel, says microprocessor design veteran Dave Ditzel.
Chromebook Sales Surge
News  |  8/11/2014
More than 5.2 million Chromebooks will be sold this year, says Gartner.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Misconceptions
News  |  8/11/2014
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Acer Chromebook 13 Breaks New Ground
News  |  8/11/2014
Acer's latest Chromebook models deliver an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, a 13.3-inch full HD display, and sub-$400 price tags.
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