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Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
News  |  3/28/2015
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Commentary  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Internet Explorer: Microsoft's Troubled Browser Retires
Slideshows  |  3/19/2015
Microsoft this week announced the demise of Internet Explorer. Let's reflect on how it evolved over the years.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
Microsoft: Internet Explorer Is, Mostly, Dead
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft is killing the Internet Explorer brand in favor of Project Spartan in Windows 10.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
Microsoft Cortana Coming To iOS, Android, Report Claims
News  |  3/13/2015
An artificial intelligence project entitled "Einstein" will enhance Microsoft's Cortana to compete with Apple's Siri on iOS and Google's Android.
Windows Looks To Gain In Sluggish Tablet Market, IDC Finds
News  |  3/12/2015
Android will dominate iOS and Windows in a sluggish tablet market over the next five years. However, Microsoft is expected to grow its marketshare.
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time'
News  |  3/11/2015
The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
8 Android Security Concerns That Should Scare IT
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015
Even though mobile operating systems such as Android are superior to PCs when it comes to protecting against security threats, there still are several concerns that IT should beware.
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  3/8/2015
Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to consider for your next coding project.
Windows Phone 10 Updates, Office 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/7/2015
Microsoft previewed Office 2016 for Mac, unveiled new Lumia smartphones, and let some more Windows 10 details slip this week.
Apple Watch: What To Expect On March 9
Commentary  |  3/6/2015
Apple is holding a special event on March 9 to highlight the Apple Watch. The big question on everyone's mind: Is it as "life-changing" as CEO Tim Cook claims?
Apple Watch: 5 Facts, 5 Questions
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015
As Apple's March 9 event approaches, we break down what we know, and what we want to know, about Apple Watch.
iPad Pro Update: Larger Model Delayed
News  |  3/5/2015
The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets pushed back as Apple determines which features are best for enterprise users.
VR, Smartwatches, Wearables: 8 Cool Gadgets From MWC
Slideshows  |  3/5/2015
At the 2015 Mobile World Congress, InformationWeek looks at eight cool devices from the showroom floor, including VR headsets, smartwatches, and fitness trackers.
iPhone 6 Sales Propel Apple To Top Smartphone Spot
News  |  3/3/2015
Samsung lost its top spot to Apple towards the end of 2014, during which smartphone sales surpassed 1 billion devices, according to Gartner.
Office For Windows 10: New Details Released At MWC
News  |  3/2/2015
Microsoft shares more details on the mobile Office for Windows 10 at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Windows 10 For Mobile Takes MWC Stage
News  |  3/2/2015
Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640XL with the promise of a Windows 10 flagship phone later this year.


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