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Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
11 PCs Ideal For Windows 10 Upgrades
Slideshows  |  6/28/2015
With Microsoft's big Windows 10 launch just over a month away, let's take a look at some recently released PCs that would be ripe for an OS upgrade.
Windows 10 Pricing Chaos, Upgrade Explained: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/27/2015
Microsoft this week released the full suite of Office for Android, updated the Surface Pro 3, and confused the Internet with its Windows 10 pricing strategy.
Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015
July 29 is fast approaching and we know you still have a lot of questions about how to download and use Windows 10.
Samsung Slammed For Disabling Windows Update
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
Samsung admitted to altering the behavior of Microsoft's Windows Update tool, but claims to have good intentions.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
iOS 9 Beta 2 Reveals New Treats
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The latest developer build of iOS 9 includes a space-saving feature to help people stuff OS updates onto nearly full iPhones.
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick: The $129 PC In Your Hand
News  |  6/24/2015
Lenovo's pocket-size $129 Ideacentre Stick 300 joins a growing field of computer-on-a-stick offerings from rivals like Google and Intel.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015
Docker's upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Replace Windows Server 2003 With Windows Server 2012
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
Bhargav Shukla, director of technology at KEMP Technologies, explains why it's a good idea to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 now.
Windows 10: Free For All Insiders?
News  |  6/22/2015
Microsoft's muddled messaging sparks a debate over whether Windows 10 will be available for free to Windows Insiders.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
COBOL Leads Us Back To The Future
Slideshows  |  6/21/2015
COBOL defined business software development for decades. Now, is it over the hill or just hitting its prime?
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
Windows 10 Mobile Update, Elop Exit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/20/2015
News of an executive shakeup at Microsoft comes the same week as new Windows 10 Mobile build 10136.
Apple Watch 2 Rumors: New Video Camera, Same Old Battery
News  |  6/19/2015
If the new details of Apple Watch 2 pique your interest, you may also have a wider selection of models to choose from, according to the latest reports.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
News  |  6/17/2015
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 Ready For Insiders
News  |  6/16/2015
Microsoft gives Insiders a closer look at Windows 10 Mobile with the launch of Build 10136.
Windows 10 vs. Mac OS X 10.11: OS Showdown
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015
Microsoft and Apple are both planning OS releases for later this year. Which one is the better pick, Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.11?
Windows 10 Enterprise Update, Surface Hub Pricing: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/13/2015
Microsoft news from this week included pricing and release date for the Surface Hub, clarification about the Edge Internet browser offering for some enterprise users of Windows 10, an updated Skype, and changes to Office 365 online.
BlackBerry With Android: Would You Buy One?
News  |  6/12/2015
BlackBerry mulls an Android handset to boost BES12 sales.
iOS 8.4 Fix Means Better iMessaging
News  |  6/12/2015
Later this month Apple will push a software update to iPhone and iPad owners resolving a pesky messaging bug.
iOS 9 Gives iPad A Serious Productivity Boost
Commentary  |  6/11/2015
Split-screen multitasking and changes to the keyboard will make the iPad a more powerful productivity machine for road warriors thanks to iOS 9.
Microsoft Surface Hub Gets Launch Date, Price
News  |  6/10/2015
Businesses can start ordering the Microsoft Surface Hub July 1 for a starting price of $6,999.
How CIOs Can Prepare For The Platform Economy
Commentary  |  6/10/2015
As the digital economy booms, and interconnected users rely more upon each other's contributions, products and services are on the way out, and platforms are in.
5 Apple Features We've Seen Elsewhere
Slideshows  |  6/10/2015
Many of the new features announced at Apple's WWDC and coming to iOS 9 and Mac OS X echo recent news from Google and Microsoft.
The Rise Of Bring Your Own Encryption
Commentary  |  6/9/2015
The BYOE security model gives cloud customers complete control over the encryption of their data. At the same time, cloud providers are finding innovative ways to let users manage encryption keys.
WWDC: What Apple Didn't Tell Us
Commentary  |  6/9/2015
Apple has plenty in store for iOS 9 and other products like HealthKit and Car Play, that it didn't talk about during the WWDC keynote. Here's a rundown.
6 Top Programming Languages For Mobile Development
Slideshows  |  6/9/2015
The language you choose for mobile development can be the difference between great success and tremendous frustration. There are options -- but only if you know which path you're on.
Apple's Swift Programming Language Goes Open Source This Fall
News  |  6/9/2015
The open sourcing of Swift demonstrates Apple's pragmatism, but should not be construed as a broad embrace of openness.
Apple Reportedly Planning Data Center, Network Upgrades
News  |  6/9/2015
Apple, according to a published report, is continuing its major investment plans to better serve its customers and compete with other cloud-based service companies.
Apple WWDC 2015: 10 Best Moments From The Show
Slideshows  |  6/9/2015
InformationWeek was on hand at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in San Francisco Monday to hear all about about OS X, iOS 9, and watchOS. Here are our 10 favorite moments from the conference.
iOS 9, Mac OS X El Capitan Dominate WWDC 2015
News  |  6/8/2015
Apple's WWDC 2015 set the stage for a new Apple Music streaming service and updates including OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and WatchOS 2.
WWDC: iOS 9 Plus 5 More Predictions
News  |  6/7/2015
As the world counts down to WWDC 2015, we speculate about the new products and services that Apple might unveil. From iOS 9 to other news, here's what to watch out for.
Skype Launches Web-Based Client Beta Version
News  |  6/6/2015
Users of the online telecommunications service Skype have a new option when they want to make calls or hook up with video chat, as the company has released a Web-based beta version of the service.
Windows 10 Ready For July, Office 2016 Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/6/2015
Microsoft is busy readying Windows 10 for its July 29 launch, but it made time to push a few updates to the Office 2016 preview.
Windows 10: Sneak A Peek At Your Future PC
Slideshows  |  6/4/2015
Microsoft gives a sneak peek of laptops, tablets and PCs built for the new Windows 10 operating system.
WWDC: iOS 9 Quality Is A Must For Apple
Commentary  |  6/4/2015
Apple's annual WWDC opens on June 8, where the company is expected to unveil a host of updates across its mobile, Mac, and TV devices. However, the company needs to focus on the quality of iOS 9.
Windows 10: 5 Key Features For Business
Slideshows  |  6/3/2015
With Windows 10 fast approaching, we spotlight five features that will change the enterprise user experience.
Windows 10 Retails For $199 Pro, $119 Home
News  |  6/2/2015
Microsoft unveils pricing for the Home and Pro versions of the Windows 10 operating system, both due to arrive July 29.
Windows 10 Landing On PCs, Tablets July 29
News  |  6/1/2015
Mark your calendars: Microsoft's long-awaited Windows 10 arrives in less than two months.


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