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HoloLens Shipments Start As Microsoft Courts Developers
News  |  3/31/2016
As Microsoft kicked off its Build 2016 developers' conference, Redmond gave coders a new toy to play with, specifically HoloLens. Developer kits are now shipping as markets for AR and VR are gaining traction.
Apple Vs. The FBI: Protecting The Poetry Of Code
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
If the FBI had succeeded in its attempt to have Apple write a new version of iOS (FBiOS, perhaps?), then what would a tech vendor have been required to do next?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Summer
News  |  3/30/2016
Microsoft executives kicked off Build 2016 with a series of announcements, including the rollout of a major Windows 10 update this summer.
Microsoft Surface Hub Finally Starts Shipping
News  |  3/29/2016
Microsoft's Surface Hub promises to revolutionize the way companies collaborate and communicate, but are businesses ready to pay a hefty price to do so? The giant, Windows 10-based device starts at $9,000.
10 Windows 10 Hacks To Maximize Your Experience
Slideshows  |  3/29/2016
After a few months of using Windows 10, you may still be discovering its subtle features. Here we spotlight some handy shortcuts that can make the OS easier to navigate.
iOS 9.3 Web Links Bug Causes Apps To Crash
Commentary  |  3/28/2016
In the wake of a bricking problem with older iPhones and iPads, users who have downloaded iOS 9.3 are now encountering a separate issue that is causing apps to crash or freeze when launched. This time, Apple may not be to blame.
Microsoft Positions 'Holoportation' As The Future Of UC
News  |  3/28/2016
"Help me Microsoft, you're my only hope!" The software giant pulls unified communications into the future with the help of what the company calls holoportation. It's the next step for Microsoft's HoloLens technology.
8 Hot Software Skills To Keep Your Career On Track
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
Looking for work in tech right now? Looking for ways to expand your role at your current job? I've put on my prognosticator's cap for a look at which software is worth your time. You'll find content management systems, 3D modeling, and programming frameworks in the mix. If you're a hiring manager, it's worth a look to see which software is being used, and where.
iOS 9.3 Update Could Brick Older iPhones, iPads
News  |  3/26/2016
A potential flaw in Apple's iOS 9.3 update could brick older editions of the iPhone and iPad, so the company has decided to pull back while it finds a fix.
Project Tay Turns Racist, Office Updates For March: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/26/2016
Microsoft updated PowerPoint Designer, announced Office 365 updates, pushed for encrypted email, and silenced AI Project Tay after some Internet troll interference.
Red Hat Crosses $2 Billion Mark, Sees Strong 2017
News  |  3/23/2016
Red Hat in fiscal year 2016 became the first open source company ever to reach $2 billion in revenue, only four years after it reached the $1 billion mark.
iPhone SE, Smaller iPad Pro Unveiled: Up Close Look
Slideshows  |  3/22/2016
Apple unveiled smaller, cheaper versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro during its March 21 event. Execs also demoed iOS 9.3 and updates to tvOS and Apple Watch. Get a closer look.
iPhone SE, iOS 9.3, Smaller iPad Pro Debut As Expected
News  |  3/21/2016
Apple unveiled smaller versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro, iOS 9.3, new Watch bands, and updates on sustainability and health during a March 21 event.
Best, Worst States For Tech Jobs: CompTIA
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
In its 27th annual Cyberstates study, CompTIA tells us which states experienced the most growth in the number of tech jobs in 2015, and which ones saw declines. See where your state lands.
FTC Raps Android Developers For Using SilverPush Software
News  |  3/20/2016
The FTC has issued a warning to several Android developers for using SilverPush. This software, found on 12 Android apps, could violate consumer privacy rights by picking up background noise to feed to advertisers.
Windows 10 Mobile Rollout, Skype For Web Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/19/2016
This week saw the release of Windows 10 Mobile on older smartphones, Skype for Web features, and updated OneDrive sharing.
Apple Engineers Could Quit Over iPhone Encryption Case
News  |  3/18/2016
Several Apple engineers have told the New York Times that they'd consider leaving one of the industry's most prized companies and positions rather than be made to create a so-called GovtOS to crack the iPhone's encryption technology.
Windows 10 Mobile Upgrades Arrive For Older Smartphones
News  |  3/17/2016
Microsoft has started to roll out the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to smartphones running older versions of Windows Phone.
Apple Legal Filing: 'The Founders Would Be Appalled'
News  |  3/16/2016
Apple filed another legal brief March 15 in its fight with the FBI and DOJ. The iPhone maker is fighting efforts to give up its source code, and several tech and security experts agree, calling the government's request "potentially cataclysmic."
Apple Releases Penultimate Version Of iOS 9.3
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
Beta 7 is likely to be the last test version of iOS 9.3 before Apple makes the refreshed platform available to everyone. Here's a look at what's in store.
iPhone Encryption Battle: What Apple Can Learn From BlackBerry
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
BlackBerry was the preferred smartphone for business users a mere five years ago, until the company decided to allow certain governments to access user messages. Apple could face the same confidence loss from corporate customers if the company assists the FBI to crack the security of the iPhone.
SQL Server On Linux, Outlook Gets Smarter: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/12/2016
Microsoft this week announced a Dynamics AX upgrade, plans to release SQL Server on Linux, and several Skype for Business updates.
Ballmer: Linux No Longer A Cancer
News  |  3/11/2016
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who infamously once declared Linux a "cancer," has now had a change of heart and applauded the company's latest moves to embrace the open source platform.
Google Releases Android N Developer Preview
News  |  3/10/2016
With a surprise early release, Google hopes developers will provide more feedback and have more time to implement new Android features.
US Anti-Encryption Legislation Is Imminent: Report
News  |  3/10/2016
US Senators Feinstein and Burr are preparing legislation that would punish tech companies that refuse to cooperate with investigators, Reuters reports. French lawmakers recently backed a similar mandate that goes one step further by threatening jail time for execs who don't cooperate with law enforcement.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
Feds Appeal Apple's iPhone Encryption Win In NY Case
News  |  3/8/2016
Apple may have hoped to "hang its hat" on a recent iPhone encryption win in a Brooklyn court, but the Justice Department has requested revisiting the judge's ruling.
IDC: Windows To Surpass Android, iOS In Detachable Tablets
Commentary  |  3/8/2016
Shifting tastes in tablets will lead more people to buy detachables, giving Microsoft the appeal it needs to catapult Windows ahead of Google Android and Apple iOS in the category, says IDC.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
Apple's Federighi: Encryption Reversal Would Put US At Risk
Commentary  |  3/7/2016
With the Feds pressing Apple to return to iOS 7-style security, Craig Federighi, Apple's head of software engineering, used an op-ed piece in The Washington Post to explain the need to always race forward.
9 iPhone Hacks To Free Up Storage Space
Slideshows  |  3/6/2016
If you're tired of seeing notifications to address your shrinking iPhone memory, try a few of these tips to clear some extra space.
Apple Vs. FBI: 4 Key Developments This Week
News  |  3/5/2016
The legal battle between Apple and the US government made significant headway this week. These are the four key takeaways from this past week.
HoloLens Preorder, Windows 10 Enterprise Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/5/2016
This week Microsoft added Windows 10 IoT support for Raspberry Pi 3, kicked off HoloLens preorders, and filed an amicus brief in support of Apple in its FBI case.
Phablets Will Boost Sagging Smartphone Sales, IDC Finds
Commentary  |  3/4/2016
Consumers love big-screened phones, and these phablets will help drive smartphone growth over the next few years. Apple's iPhone and Google's Android will continue to dominate despite some slowdown in sales.
IBM Cuts Jobs In 'Workforce Rebalancing'
News  |  3/4/2016
IBM has reportedly begun a wave of layoffs that are initially targeting the Global Technology Services and Global Business Services groups. Here's what we know so far.
Google Chrome Continues Gaining On Internet Explorer, Edge
News  |  3/3/2016
Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are losing marketshare as users make the jump to Google Chrome.
iOS 9.3 To Snitch On Spying Bosses
News  |  3/2/2016
Apple's upcoming iOS 9.3 is gearing up to give you greater transparency regarding whether your employer is monitoring your iPhone.
Windows 10 IoT Adds Raspberry Pi 3 Support
News  |  3/2/2016
Microsoft has added support for the Raspberry Pi 3 through a Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview update.
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Voices Support For Encryption At RSA
News  |  3/1/2016
Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, emphasized the importance of maintaining consumer privacy during his keynote at RSA 2016. He also emphasized his company's support for Apple against the FBI.
Windows 10 Security Boost Targets Business PCs
News  |  3/1/2016
Microsoft launches a new Windows 10 security feature designed to give IT leaders more insight into recognizing and addressing cyber-attacks.
8 IoT Operating Systems Powering The Future
Slideshows  |  3/1/2016
Unlike PCs and mobile devices, there's a wide variety of commercial and open source operating systems powering the IoT. Here are eight leading contenders and the best use-cases for them.


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