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Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Microsoft NYC Flagship Opens Oct. 26
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft announces grand opening dates for its first New York City flagship store and first international flagship location in Sydney.
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
iPhone 6s Plus Hands-On: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  9/30/2015
Apple's new iPhone 6s Plus is more than a simple update to last year's phablet. Here's our hands-on look at the smartphone's strongest offerings.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Privacy Policies
News  |  9/28/2015
In response to the uproar over privacy concerns, Microsoft executives are clarifying how information is collected and used in Windows 10.
iOS 9: 10 More Hidden Features To Explore
Slideshows  |  9/27/2015
Apple fortified iOS 9 with so many features, we're still discovering them. Here are 10 more tricks for iPhone and iPad users.
Office 2016 Release, Windows 10 In China: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/26/2015
The week of Microsoft's Office 2016 launch brought several updates regarding the company's plan to bring Windows 10 to China in order to grow its presence there.
BlackBerry Priv Will Be Company's First Android Smartphone
News  |  9/25/2015
Amid more losses, BlackBerry officially confirmed rumors that it's working on an Android-based smartphone. The Priv will be released later this year.
Microsoft, Baidu Deal Drives Windows 10 Adoption
News  |  9/24/2015
Microsoft announces a partnership with China's Baidu to broaden Windows 10 adoption in the world's most populated country.
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  9/24/2015
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
iPad Pro Vs. Competition: What's The Best Business Tablet?
Slideshows  |  9/22/2015
With the arrival of the iPad Pro, the tech world is talking about enterprise tablets. Which model is best for you?
iOS 9 Adoption Rate 'Fastest Ever,' Apple Claims
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Apple claims more than half of all iOS devices have been updated to iOS 9 since the platform's release this month.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
Microsoft Band 2 Images Suggest Curved Screen
News  |  9/21/2015
The upcoming version of Microsoft's wearable device, the Band 2, will feature a more graceful curved display, according to images that leaked online.
Windows 10 Hardware, Cortana Meets Salesforce: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/19/2015
Windows 10 and Cortana Analytics Suite were hot topics during a week when Microsoft also appointed a new company-wide president.
iOS 9 Adoption Reaches 20%, But Problems Abound
Commentary  |  9/18/2015
iPhone and iPad owners are upgrading to iOS 9 swiftly, but the process hasn't been smooth for everyone.
iOS 9: 10 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  9/18/2015
Apple packed a lot of changes into iOS 9, now available for iPhone and iPad. Here's your guide to navigating the new system.
WatchOS 2 Is A No-Show Thanks To Bug
Commentary  |  9/17/2015
Apple delayed distributing watchOS 2.0 for the Apple Watch due to "significant" software bug.
Microsoft Cortana Steering Toward Your Connected Vehicle
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft's is hoping to important Cortana, its digital assistant, to cars in the future, but a J.D. Power report finds that not everyone is thrilled with Apple, Google, and other invading their vehicles.
iOS 9 Released With Strong Adoption Expected
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
Apple's latest operating system, iOS 9, reaches iPhones, iPads, and iPods today. It introduces a range of new features, including a more powerful version of Siri.
iPhone 6s Vs. Galaxy S6: Which Premium Smartphone Is Best?
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
The choice between Apple's iPhone 6s and Samsung's Galaxy S6 boils down to a few key smartphone differentiators.
Apple Watch Owners Are Highly Satisfied
News  |  9/15/2015
A 451 Research survey finds early Apple watch adopters are exceedingly satisfied with the smartwatch. Many are also using it for health and fitness.
Microsoft General Counsel Named Company-Wide President
News  |  9/15/2015
Brad Smith, Microsoft's first company-wide president since 2002, will also continue to oversee its security policies as chief legal officer.
Microsoft Unveiling Windows 10 Devices Oct. 6
News  |  9/15/2015
Microsoft has sent invitations to its Windows 10 hardware event in New York, where it will showcase new devices.
Apple Watch, Android Devices Driving Wearables Market
News  |  9/14/2015
The Apple Watch and Android-based wearable devices are expected to lead the market during the next four years, according to IDC latest report.
iPad Pro: 6 Pros, 4 Cons For Business Users
Slideshows  |  9/14/2015
The iPad Pro represents a sea change for Apple's tablet, which is now more than ever angling to replace your laptop.
10 Free Tools For Productive Programming
Slideshows  |  9/13/2015
Every programmer needs a set of tools -- and tools seem to be even better when they're free. Here are 10 you can use to be more productive in your next scrum.
Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/12/2015
With all that Apple news this week, Microsoft kept things quiet, but there was some news out of Redmond, including questions about Windows 10 downloads and Office support for the iPad Pro.
Google's Android Pay Challenges Apple Pay In US
News  |  9/11/2015
Google is pushing mobile payment technology further into the mainstream with the launch of Android Pay, a similar technology to Apple Pay.
Microsoft Office Cozies Up To iPad Pro, Apple Watch
News  |  9/10/2015
Microsoft is opening up its Office software suite to rival platforms, including an interesting relationship with Apple's new iPad Pro and Apple Watch.
iPhone 6s, iPad Pro Star At Apple Event
Commentary  |  9/9/2015
The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, along with a larger iPad, dominated Apple's fall event, which also heralded a new Apple TV and revised mobile and wearable operating systems.
Microsoft, Dell, HP Bringing Surface Pro Tablets To Enterprises
Commentary  |  9/9/2015
In a move to bring more Surface Pro tablets into the enterprise, Microsoft is teaming up with hardware partners Dell and HP.
Amazon's $50 Tablet Aims At Bargain Shoppers
News  |  9/9/2015
The sagging and crowded tablet market has proven challenging for Amazon to break into, leading the company to target the low-budget market.
Will Windows 10 Make It To 20? IT Watchers Discuss
Slideshows  |  9/9/2015
Industry analysts and InformationWeek editors predict the future of Microsoft's iconic operating system.
Apple's Swift Programming Language: 10 Fascinating Facts
Slideshows  |  9/7/2015
Swift 2.0 is Apple's main language used for programming OS X and iOS systems. Here are 10 things you should know about Swift before you dive in.
10 Best Smartphones, Wearables From IFA 2015
Slideshows  |  9/5/2015
The IFA tradeshow in Berlin produced a wealth of new smartphones and smartwatches to keep us all connected. From Sony, to Samsung, to Motorola, here's the best of the best.
Windows 10 Marketshare, Skype 6.0 for iOS, Android: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/5/2015
A quiet week in Redmond delivered news of Skype for Android and iOS, an update of Windows 10 enterprise adoption, and Microsoft Office UI Fabric.
iPad Pro Expected At Apple's Sept. 9 Event
Commentary  |  9/4/2015
Apple is now expected to show off its long-rumored and highly anticipated iPad Pro at its Sept. 9 event. The company may also update its iMac as well.
Windows 10 Runs On 1.5 Million Business PCs
News  |  9/3/2015
Windows 10 Enterprise has been downloaded on 1.5 million devices. That indicates a strong trend of adoption among business users.
Acer Convertible Chromebook, Smartphones Debut At IFA
News  |  9/2/2015
In addition to its new convertible Chromebook and numerous smartphones, Acer updated its Aspire notebooks and released a tablet targeted at gamers at the 2015 IFA show in Berlin.
Containers 101: 10 Terms To Know
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015
Application containers have been around for a while in the Linux world, but now Microsoft is moving them into the mainstream. Here's what you need to know about this evolution of server virtualization.
Google Logo Gets Mobile Makeover
News  |  9/2/2015
Google has swapped out its old logo in favor of a simpler design optimized for a broader range of devices.
Microsoft Insider: 2 Days On Redmond Campus
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015
Ever wonder what life is like in Redmond? Here's what I saw during a two-day experience on Microsoft's massive campus.
10 Apple Slip-Ups That Bruised Its Reputation
Slideshows  |  9/1/2015
Apple is known for its consumer-friendly reputation, but this list proves Cameragate is only the latest in a long line of Apple foul-ups.


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