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BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
News  |  8/31/2015
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Windows 10 Hits 75 Million Installs, Windows 95 At 20: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/29/2015
After Windows 95 turned 20, we learned about the future of Windows 10, SharePoint Server 2016, and Cortana for Android.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
Windows 10: 75 Million Downloads And Counting
News  |  8/26/2015
Microsoft's newest operating system experiences intense growth, surpassing 75 million installs one month after launch.
VMware Fusion 8 Supports Windows 10, El Capitan
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
VMware's Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro virtualization software versions support both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Apple's upcoming El Capitan version of Mac OS X.
11 Windows 10 Apps For Your Upgraded PC
Slideshows  |  8/26/2015
The new Windows Store is a highlight of Windows 10. What are the best apps it has to offer?
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Microsoft Windows 95 Turns 20: A Look Back
News  |  8/24/2015
On Aug. 24, 1995, Windows 95 was released amid global fanfare, marking a significant milestone in the history of Microsoft.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Go Programming Language Is Growing Up
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
The Go programming language hits version 1.5 with new features and a new maturity.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Windows Server 2016 Will Run Docker Engine
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft and Docker have collaborated to produce a version of Docker Engine that formats containers to run on a Windows Server 2016 host.
Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 Previews Released
News  |  8/19/2015
Microsoft delivers the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 the day after it releases Windows 10 preview build 10525.
Windows 10 Upgrade? Try A MacBook
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
iPhone 6s: 9 Features On Our Wishlist
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015
Apple is predicted to add an iPhone to its smartphone lineup on September 9. Here's the latest from the ever-churning rumor mill.
With 'Marshmallow,' Android 6.0 Matures Anew
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Android 6.0, or "Marshmallow," brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
IBM's LinuxONE Mainframe: What's Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Linux on a mainframe is not a new idea. Red Hat and SUSE are already there. Linux on an affordable mainframe is the new idea.
Android M Is Officially 'Marshmallow'
News  |  8/17/2015
Google has completed the SDK for its Android 6.0 update, officially called "Marshmallow," along with a final preview for Nexus phones.
Linux Foundation Funds NTP's 'Father Time'
News  |  8/17/2015
The Network Time Protocol will keep Harlan Stenn, its chief maintainer, working for another year. But the 12-month commitment, as well as other funding decisions, raises the question of whether the Linux Foundation is hedging its bets on NTP.
11 Programming Languages That Lost Their Mojo
Slideshows  |  8/16/2015
Programming languages come and go. Here are 11 that have given up the spotlight to more modern options.
Windows 10 Security Updates, Skype News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/15/2015
This week's Microsoft news roundup includes Build 10512 for Windows 10 Mobile, Skype for Business on iOS and Android, and some major Windows 10 security fixes.
Apple's Boot Camp 6 Supports Windows 10
Commentary  |  8/14/2015
Apple has officially released Boot Camp 6, which allows Mac users to run Windows 10 on their machines within a virtual environment.
Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+: Lofty Price, High-End Features
News  |  8/13/2015
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ offer premium features, including luscious screens, Samsung Pay, classy frames, and premium pricing to match.
iPad Revamp Targets Business Users
News  |  8/13/2015
Following a sales slowdown, Apple is working with more than 40 companies to make its iPad a more appealing enterprise tool.
CIOs Face Budget Choices Thanks To Strong US Dollar
Commentary  |  8/13/2015
A strong US dollar means that hardware and software pricing are going to rise. Garter is advising CIOs to be prepared for some sticker shock.
Bank of America CTO Talks Windows 10 Plans, Security
News  |  8/13/2015
Bank of America CTO David Reilly is juggling Windows 10 deployment and security concerns, supported by an evolving relationship between business and IT.
10 Google Milestones: From Stanford Dorm To Alphabet
Slideshows  |  8/13/2015
In the last 25 years, Google has staked out its position as one of the world's preeminent technology companies by almost single-handedly creating Web searching as we know it. Here's a look at 10 key moments, from its inception at Stanford to this week's Alphabet restructuring.
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512 Hits Fast Ring
News  |  8/12/2015
Microsoft buckles down on Windows 10 Mobile and releases an updated Build 10512 to the Fast ring of Windows Insiders.
Windows 10 IoT Core Targets Raspberry Pi Crowd
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
Microsoft wants a piece of the IoT market, and the Windows 10 IoT Core version of the new OS is part of that. For those using Raspberry Pi it's another option.
Lenovo ThinkPad P50, P70 Sport Intel Skylake Chips
News  |  8/11/2015
Lenovo's ThinkPad P50 and P70 notebook are designed for graphics professionals and others who need plenty of power. The two mobile workstations sport Intel's Skylake processors and advanced cooling.
Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Good For Android
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
With Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, the company is going to focus on its most important product: Android.
Microsoft, Docker Intensify Container Collaboration
News  |  8/11/2015
This week, Docker and Microsoft CTOs reported on their joint engineering work on containers for Windows Server. The two said their collaboration is on track.
iPhone 6s Likely To Arrive Sept. 9
Commentary  |  8/10/2015
Apple is reportedly ready to reveal the iPhone 6s, along with a new AppleTV, and iPads, during a Sept. 9 event.
11 Clever iPhone 6 Hacks
Slideshows  |  8/10/2015
Apple's smartphone is full of little surprises. Do you know about these tips and tricks for your daily iPhone use?
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 7: What Enterprise IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  8/9/2015
Windows 7 organizations are starting to look at Windows 10. What are the major points of comparison? Read on to see what the changes could mean for your company.
iOS 9 Beta: WiFi Assist, App Revamps
News  |  8/8/2015
The latest update to the beta version of Apple's iOS 9 delivers a much needed WiFi feature, app redesigns, and new wallpaper options.
Windows 10 Updates, Outlook For Apple Watch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/8/2015
The week following Microsoft's Windows 10 launch brought new OS updates, CRM acquisitions, and apps for Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Microsoft Opens Windows Bridge For iOS To Developers
News  |  8/7/2015
Microsoft released an early look at its iOS bridge for developers. A final release is scheduled for this fall.
Mac OS X Bug Opens A Pathway For Adware
News  |  8/7/2015
An exploit of privilege settings in Apple's Mac OS 10.10 can leave users vulnerable to adware.
9 Hot Gaming PCs From Alienware, Falcon, Others
Slideshows  |  8/7/2015
When it comes to gaming, the right PC makes all the difference. Here's a look at nine must-have desktops and laptops from Acer, Alienware, Falcon, and more.
Windows 10 Updates Offer Functionality Fixes
News  |  8/6/2015
Microsoft is sending a cumulative batch of Windows 10 updates to tablets and PCs running the new OS.
Stagefright Bug Spurs Android Makers Into Action
Commentary  |  8/6/2015
In the wake of the Stagefright bug, Google and Samsung plan to issue monthly Android security patches to ward off potential threats. Will other smartphone manufacturers and carriers follow?
Windows 10 For Xbox Adds To 'One Microsoft' Vision
News  |  8/5/2015
Microsoft has announced plans to tie Xbox into its Windows 10 ecosystem with a September preview and November launch.
Microsoft Sway Launches For Windows 10, Office 365
News  |  8/5/2015
Sway, a digital storytelling app, has exited public preview. It is now available online and in the Windows Store.
Microsoft HoloLens Ready For Developers, Enterprises
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
Microsoft has learned a lesson from Google Glass. The company's HoloLens is designed for developers who want to create enterprise, not consumer, applications.
Microsoft's Incent Games Acquisition Blends CRM, Fantasy Sports
News  |  8/4/2015
The purchase of Incent Games and its sales gamification platform FantasySalesTeam will help Microsoft drive CRM adoption and team competition.
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