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BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
News  |  8/31/2015
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
Google OnHub Router: My First 24 Hours
Slideshows  |  8/31/2015
Google's OnHub is a router for people who don't want to deal with routers. Here's what it looks like, inside and out.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Windows 10 Hits 75 Million Installs, Windows 95 At 20: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/29/2015
After Windows 95 turned 20, we learned about the future of Windows 10, SharePoint Server 2016, and Cortana for Android.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
Apple Watch Debuts At No. 2 In Wearables Market
Commentary  |  8/28/2015
Apple sells 3.6 million smartwatches in its opening quarter, blasting past competitors Samsung, Garmin, and Xiaomi to consume 20% of the overall wearables market.
10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits
Slideshows  |  8/28/2015
Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.
Former Apple CEO Unveils 2 Low-Cost Obi Smartphones
News  |  8/27/2015
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5 are two more low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets. The phones run Android and offer sophisticated cameras.
Podcasts, Presentations: Help Your Users Improve Quality
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Our hands-on demo of the iRig Mic Studio shows a tool that can help your users make better podcasts and video presentations. It's a toolset that will allow trainers, executives, sales, and marketing professionals to put a studio in their backpacks and create good recordings from almost anywhere they happen to be.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus Can Damage Smartphone
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Inserting the S Pen backwards can wreck the Galaxy Note 5's ability to detect the stylus.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
News  |  8/24/2015
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Top 5 Features
News  |  8/22/2015
The Galaxy Note 5, Samsung's next-generation phablet, is getting strong reviews. Here are the handset's best qualities.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Drones Need Geo-Fencing, Says Sen. Schumer
News  |  8/21/2015
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing a new FAA amendment as government officials seek more ways to keep drones under control.
10 Mobile Games To Ease Your Commute
Slideshows  |  8/21/2015
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
iPad Pro's Arrival Timed For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
Apple's big-screened iPad Pro won't enter mass production until September or October, and the business-oriented tablet may come with a stylus.
Intel Developer Forum: Spiders, Flying Sharks, And Drones
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
The future may be unwritten, but we have pictures.
Google’s OnHub Router Promises Easier WiFi
News  |  8/19/2015
With OnHub, Google hopes to simplify home networking, to encourage interest in IoT devices.
Comic: Not So Wearables
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
A gaming smartwatch? You know it is only a matter of time until someone tries it.
Blackphone 2 Delivers Secure Smartphone Improvements
News  |  8/19/2015
Silent Circle is now accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its secure enterprise smartphone.
Apple Watch Owners Give Apple Pay A Boost
News  |  8/19/2015
A Wristly survey indicates those who own an Apple Watch find the company's contactless payment platform, Apple Pay, to be a solid match.
Windows 10 Upgrade? Try A MacBook
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
News  |  8/19/2015
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
iPhone 6s: 9 Features On Our Wishlist
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015
Apple is predicted to add an iPhone to its smartphone lineup on September 9. Here's the latest from the ever-churning rumor mill.
Google Android One Lands In Africa
News  |  8/18/2015
Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
With 'Marshmallow,' Android 6.0 Matures Anew
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Android 6.0, or "Marshmallow," brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
News  |  8/18/2015
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
7 Hot Advances In Email Security
Slideshows  |  8/18/2015
Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
Android M Is Officially 'Marshmallow'
News  |  8/17/2015
Google has completed the SDK for its Android 6.0 update, officially called "Marshmallow," along with a final preview for Nexus phones.
Why AT&T's 'Willingness' To Help NSA Is Alarming
News  |  8/17/2015
Snowden documents show AT&T was all too happy to aid the NSA spy on Americans. Are we really that surprised?
Polyera Wove Band Boasts Flexible Display
News  |  8/17/2015
Polyera, a largely unknown startup, is making a splash with its Wove Band, a wearable device with a flexible display that can be wrapped around a user's wrist.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5 Bank On Camera Performance
Commentary  |  8/17/2015
While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 5: A High-End Gamble
Commentary  |  8/15/2015
Samsung hopes its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ handsets will boost sales, but may find them a hard sell.
Apple TV Streaming Service Delayed Until 2016
Commentary  |  8/15/2015
It looks like an important part of Apple TV's revamp has been delayed. Media conglomerates and Apple are stuck in place after months of negotiation rights to streaming live TV to Apple customers.
Windows 10 Security Updates, Skype News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/15/2015
This week's Microsoft news roundup includes Build 10512 for Windows 10 Mobile, Skype for Business on iOS and Android, and some major Windows 10 security fixes.
Keyless Security Not So Secure
News  |  8/14/2015
A suppressed security paper shines a light on the shortcomings of the cryptography used to protect keyless vehicle access systems.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+: Side By Side
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ mobile devices to stay ahead of the Apple curve. We give you a side-by-side comparison of the two smartphones.
Google Chromebooks Pitched For Work, Again
News  |  8/14/2015
Chromebooks have found fans in education. And now, with Dell's Chromebook 13, businesses have reason to reconsider Chrome OS in the workplace.
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