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iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
News  |  11/29/2015
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
Windows 10 Adoption To Soar, Workplace Diversity Fail: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/28/2015
Microsoft this week yanked and restored its latest Windows 10 update, released disappointing workplace diversity numbers, and marked down products for Black Friday.
Windows 10 November Update Returns After Privacy-Setting Glitch
Commentary  |  11/25/2015
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
Microsoft, Volvo Partner To Sell Cars Using HoloLens
Commentary  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
LG Spikes Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Over Hardware Issues
News  |  11/20/2015
LG abruptly halted sales of its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to unspecified problems with the hardware. The move comes less than a week after the smartwatch's launch.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Asus, Google Chromebit Officially Launches For $85
News  |  11/17/2015
The Chromebit, created by Asus and Google, is the latest in a series of PC-on-a-stick devices that boast low prices and compact form-factors. This version will retail for $85.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Apple's Tim Cook: No Mac, iPad Convergence Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
Microsoft Android App Porting Reportedly Delayed
News  |  11/16/2015
Microsoft may not allow developers to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, as indicated by delays in its Project Astoria tool.
FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
News  |  11/16/2015
The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro: High-End Hybrid Showdown
Slideshows  |  11/16/2015
Apple and Microsoft are targeting the enterprise with high-end hybrid devices. We compare the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 specs and promises. Which would you buy?
Microsoft PowerPoint Update Includes Designer, Morph Features
News  |  11/16/2015
With Designer and Morph, Microsoft PowerPoint users now have expanded and simplified design options to give their presentations a more polished and cinematic effect.
Major Windows 10 Update, Secure Islands Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/14/2015
Microsoft rolled out the first major PC update for Windows 10, purchased Israeli security firm Secure Islands, and tried to guess emotions with machine learning.
iPad Pro iFixit Teardown: Lots Of Glue, Big Speakers
News  |  11/12/2015
iFixit's team has taken apart the iPad Pro to find out what makes it tick. iFixit says there were some surprises hiding under the device's massive display.
Windows 10: Major Update Targets Business, Consumer PCs
News  |  11/12/2015
Microsoft rolls out a major Windows 10 update that affects Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update for Business, security, and mobile device management, among other features.
Microsoft, Box Partner On Windows 10 File Sharing App
News  |  11/12/2015
File sharing just got easier for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Box. The new app is currently available for PCs and tablets.
iPad Pro Reviews: Not A Laptop Killer
Commentary  |  11/11/2015
Early reviews of the Apple iPad Pro laud its screen and pen technology, but lament the Smart Keyboard and lack of app optimization.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Let's gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Kubernetes Augments Container Management Features
News  |  11/10/2015
Google-backed Kubernetes 1.1, released Monday, provides automated "horizontal scaling" of Linux containers, where new pods are created as needed.
iPad Pro Online Sales Start Nov. 11
News  |  11/9/2015
Apple's 13-inch workhorse is finally here. The iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard all bring with them the promise of enhanced productivity.
Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 3: Should You Upgrade?
Slideshows  |  11/9/2015
Microsoft built upon the features in Surface Pro 3 to deliver a more refined and capable hybrid in Surface Pro 4.
BlackBerry's Priv Android Phone Earns Praise, Put-Downs
Commentary  |  11/7/2015
Early reviews for the BlackBerry Priv, the company's first Android smartphone, are all over the map, but most agree the keyboard is only so-so and the software is buggy.
OneDrive Unlimited Storage Killed, Windows 7 Pro's Demise: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/7/2015
Updates from Redmond this week included a Linux-focused partnership with Red Hat, Windows 10 Insider preview build 10586, and the end-of-sales date for Windows 7 Pro.
Android, Chrome OS Merger: Why It Makes Sense
Commentary  |  11/6/2015
Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
HP Milestones: A Look Back, As Tech Giant Splits In Two
Slideshows  |  11/5/2015
HP has officially split into two companies. The breakup marks perhaps the biggest milestone in the company's storied history. Here's a look back at the corporate hits and misses that brought the company to where it is today.
Microsoft, Red Hat Partner For Linux On Azure
News  |  11/4/2015
The deep partnership makes Red Hat Linux the preferred choice on Azure. It also calls for a first-of-its-kind colocated center, staffed by technicians from both companies, to provide support for enterprise customers.
Apple TV: Not Quite Ready For Prime Time?
Commentary  |  11/4/2015
Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV went on sale last week, and so far the reviews have been mixed.
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro Sales Ending October 2016
News  |  11/3/2015
Microsoft is telling computer manufacturers to stop building new Windows 7 PCs by Oct. 31, 2016.
Nissanís Self-Driving Car Prototype Hits Japan's Streets
News  |  11/2/2015
Another automaker accelerates its plans for self-driving vehicles, with Nissan planning test runs of its cars on Japanese roads.
Windows 10 Mobile, PC Previews: What's Inside
Slideshows  |  11/1/2015
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider preview builds for mobile and PC, and shares its upgrade delivery strategy for 2016.


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