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Microsoft Now Alerting Users To State-Sponsored Attacks
News  |  12/31/2015
Microsoft is changing its policy after a Reuters report revealed that the company didn't alert users under similar previous circumstances.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Google Goes With OpenJDK For Android
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?
Apple, Phablets Drive Holiday Device Sales
News  |  12/29/2015
Apple products and phablets were among the most popular electronic gifts to give this holiday season, according to a new report from Flurry Insights.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Microsoft's 2016: More Windows 10, Hardware Advances, Research Gains
Slideshows  |  12/27/2015
Microsoft's New Year resolutions are expected to include gains in the PC market, new Surface Phone, and advancements in HoloLens, Microsoft Research, cloud and security.
Outlook Getting Smarter, Surface Hub Delayed: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/26/2015
Microsoft this week announced smart capabilities arriving for Outlook in 2016, a new security policy, and a Surface Hub delay along with a price increase.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
Apple, Facebook And Google Are Top Apps Of 2015
Commentary  |  12/21/2015
Three Silicon Valley tech giants, Apple, Facebook, and Google, account for the lion's share of app usage on smartphones and tablets in the US, according to Nielsen.
Apple's Tim Cook Defends Encryption, Labor Practices In China
News  |  12/21/2015
Charlie Rose sat down with Tim Cook and other major players on the team at Apple for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the company during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Apple's Tim Cook Staunchly Defends Corporate Tax Payments
News  |  12/20/2015
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cooks defends how the company pays its corporate taxes and calls criticism of the tech firm "political crap." There's also a behind-the-scenes look with Jony Ive.
Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Mobile For Older Smartphones
Commentary  |  12/19/2015
Microsoft will not deliver Windows 10 Mobile to older smartphones this month as promised.
Windows 10 Build Released, HoloLens Showcase: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/19/2015
This week brought the first Redstone build for Windows 10, Office app updates for Android, and a HoloLens developer experience at the Microsoft NYC store.
Windows 10 Now Ready For Chinese Market
Commentary  |  12/18/2015
Microsoft and the government of China have come to a new agreement that will bring Windows 10 to the Chinese market. However, this version of Windows will conform to certain state demands.
Windows 10: Driving Enterprise Upgrades, PC Sales
News  |  12/16/2015
The next two years will bring accelerated adoption of Windows 10 and new devices within the enterprise, which could help the overall PC market, according to new analysis from Gartner.
IBM's Watson Taps APIs, Learning Centers For IoT Expansion
News  |  12/15/2015
IBM has released several APIs and opened a new global headquarters for its Watson IoT effort. Here's an update on the company's cognitive computing plan to use Watson to analyze IoT data.
11 Things Computer Users Will Never Experience Again
Slideshows  |  12/15/2015
Once upon a time, microcomputers weren't all-in-one devices. They were put together from standalone components, each with its technical merits -- and we had to know all about every one of them.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Cortana For iOS and Android, Windows 10 Mobile Moves: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/12/2015
This week's Microsoft news cycle shined a spotlight on Windows 10, Microsoft Band 2, and a new Linux certification.
Google's Android Tablets To Get Split-Screen Multitasking
Commentary  |  12/11/2015
Google engineers are aiming to improve Android's appeal as a work platform by bringing split-screen multitasking to its tablets.
Microsoft Band, Pebble Classic: New Features, Improved UI
Commentary  |  12/10/2015
Microsoft's wearable fitness tracker gained a host of new powers that make it a more well-rounded product. Pebble is also prepping a significant update for its original wearables.
Microsoft Releases Cortana On iOS, Android
News  |  12/9/2015
Microsoft has launched Cortana, its personal digital assistant, as an app for iPhone and Android devices.
Apple's Big Update Day Covers iOS, WatchOS, tvOS, OS X
Commentary  |  12/9/2015
Apple has pushed new versions of its core operating systems to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac computers.
Google Pushes Security Patches For Nexus Devices In 1st Android 6 Update
News  |  12/8/2015
Google plans to update its Nexus-branded handsets this week with a security patch. It's also adding tons of new emojis. This marks the first set of updates to its Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile operating system.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
10 Linux Distros Perfect For Holiday Gift-Giving
Slideshows  |  12/6/2015
This holiday season, why not give the gift of Linux? It's fun, practical, and free. Here are 10 Linux distros perfect for nearly everyone on your list.
HoloLens App Contest, Surface Phone Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/5/2015
This week brought a wealth of updates on HoloLens, Windows 10 IoT, Dynamics CRM 2016, Outlook features and Microsoft's mobile strategy.
Windows Struggles As iOS, Android Dominate Smartphone Space, IDC Says
Commentary  |  12/4/2015
Microsoft will have a hard time selling Windows handsets while Apple and Google keep their shares at or near current levels, according to research firm IDC.
iOS 9 Adoption Hits 70%, Blowing Away Android 6
Commentary  |  12/3/2015
iPhone and iPad owners have updated to iOS 9 at a quicker pace than last year's iOS 8, according to Apple.
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Strategy 'Won't Work'
News  |  12/3/2015
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks Windows Phone should run Android apps and the company should be more open about cloud earnings.
Microsoft Wants Your HoloLens Ideas
News  |  12/3/2015
Microsoft has launched a contest to find its next HoloLens app idea. The winner will be involved in the process of seeing their app become reality.
Microsoft 'Surface Phone' Reportedly Coming
Commentary  |  12/2/2015
Microsoft may replace the Lumia brand next year with a Surface Phone running Windows 10 Mobile, according to reports.
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: A Notebook, Tablet Hybrid
News  |  12/2/2015
Another hybrid notebook hits the market with the launch of the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga, which features four work modes and a stylus for designers. The company also released the ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310.
Richard Stallman Is Not The Father Of Open Source
Commentary  |  12/1/2015
Richard Stallman is absolutely certain of many things. One of them is that he is not the father of open source software.
7 PC Alternatives For Work: Tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultraportables
Slideshows  |  12/1/2015
A recent spate of enterprise-class tablets -- and a significant increase in the ability to create content on tablets -- could change how enterprise users view the devices.


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