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Windows 10 PCs, Tablets, Hybrids Take MWC Spotlight
Slideshows  |  2/28/2016
Microsoft partners debuted laptops and hybrids designed for Windows 10 during Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.
Windows 10 Devices, New Android Apps Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/27/2016
Microsoft this week released Windows 10 Mobile and PC builds, acquired Xamarin, launched new Android apps, and voiced support for Apple in its fight with the FBI.
Microsoft, Facebook And Google Take Apple's Side In FBI Showdown
News  |  2/26/2016
Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, and Google parent company Alphabet will file a joint brief to support Apple in its battle with the FBI.
Apple Preparing Enhanced iPhone Security, NYT Reports
News  |  2/25/2016
The struggle between Apple, the FBI and the US Justice Department speaks to a need for critical discussions about the ramifications and rules in a changing world. The New York Times reports Apple is looking to make it even harder to crack the iPhone's security, while CEO Tim Cook continues to defend his company.
Bill Gates Weighs In On Apple Vs. FBI Encryption Battle
News  |  2/23/2016
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates adds his opinion to the Apple vs. FBI debate. The government has demanded Apple grant access to the locked iPhone of a suspected terrorist.
HP Elite x3 Brings Windows 10 Mobile To Businesses
News  |  2/22/2016
HP bets big on Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile with its Elite x3, designed to be your smartphone, laptop, and desktop.
9 Windows 10 Apps For A Productivity Edge
Slideshows  |  2/21/2016
Microsoft has made productivity a core focus in Windows 10 and Office, but the Windows Store has more tools you can use to get things done.
Apple Fixes iPhone Error 53 With iOS Update
News  |  2/20/2016
Apple has pushed a software update to fix the "Error 53" problem plaguing iPhone users who got third-party repairs.
Windows 10 Lands At DoD, Outlook Web Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/20/2016
Microsoft this week debuted Outlook.com, group video calls on Skype for iOS and Android, the Lumia 650, and several new features on Windows 10.
Android, iOS Own 98% Of Smartphone Market, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  2/18/2016
Apple's iOS and Google's Android leave little more than a pittance for Windows and BlackBerry, according to new estimates from Gartner.
US Defense Department Begins Windows 10 Rollout
News  |  2/17/2016
The US Department of Defense has begun to deploy Windows 10 on 4 million devices and systems. It's a big win for Microsoft's new OS.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Sweetens Samsung, HTC, LG Smartphones
Commentary  |  2/17/2016
A slew of phone makers, including HTC, LG, and Samsung, are pushing the Android 6.0 update to their flagship smartphones. However, this version of Android -- Marshmallow -- will still not make it to the majority of smartphones.
Microsoft Lumia 650 Runs Windows 10, Costs $200
News  |  2/15/2016
Microsoft's Lumia 650 is aimed at business users on a budget who want access to Microsoft's suite of mobile Office applications. For IT professionals, the new smartphone offers an easier way to manage the devices remotely.
Windows 10 Update Site, IoT Incubation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/13/2016
Microsoft this week launched a website for Windows 10 updates, gave Insiders a new preview option, and announced a total of 74 Android device partners.
Microsoft: 74 Device Partners Will Bring Office To Android
News  |  2/11/2016
Microsoft is finding new routes to mobile success by partnering with 74 device makers to bring its apps and services, including Office, to Android tablets and smartphones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100: Dedicated Processor For Wearables
Commentary  |  2/11/2016
Qualcomm's newly released Snapdragon Wear 2100 is a new processor platform that will power the next generation of Android Wear smart devices. The chipmaker also detailed new platforms for smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft, HCL Partner For IoT Incubation Center
News  |  2/11/2016
Microsoft and HCL Technologies are building an incubation hub to use the Azure IoT Suite for enterprise adoption of IoT across verticals.
Windows 10 Updates History Site Launched
News  |  2/10/2016
Microsoft's new Window 10 update history website will contain notes on each update and serve as a hub for information on older releases.
Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
News  |  2/10/2016
Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
Apple TV Gets Voice Dictation In Latest Round Of OS Betas
Commentary  |  2/9/2016
Apple pushed out new builds of tvOS, watchOS, iOS, and OS X this week, adding features and improving performance along the way.
BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite
News  |  2/9/2016
With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market.
BlackBerry Layoffs Leave Dark Cloud Over Handset Business
Commentary  |  2/8/2016
BlackBerry cut about 200 employees this month, which prompted many to question its commitment to smartphones, BlackBerry 10 in particular.
9 Biographies Of Tech Icons You Should Know
Slideshows  |  2/8/2016
Here are the stories of tech influencers, from Thomas Edison through Linus Torvalds, who shaped the present and future of technology. Some of these icons are less famous than others, but all have had a role in shaping and changing the way we live, work, and communicate.
Mozilla To Kill Firefox OS For Smartphones, Shift Focus To IoT
News  |  2/6/2016
Mozilla announces plans to cancel support and development on Firefox OS for smartphones in order to shift efforts to connected devices and the Internet of Things.
SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/6/2016
This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available.
Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Commentary  |  2/5/2016
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.


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