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Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/30/2016
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
Safari Snafu Fixed, But Apple AC Plug Adapter Recalled
News  |  1/29/2016
Widespread reports of Apple's Safari browser crashing on iOS devices and Macs emerged this week, but Apple reportedly has fixed the issue just as it geared up to deal with another problem -- a recall of its AC wall plug adapters.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Slideshows  |  1/29/2016
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
News  |  1/28/2016
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
News  |  1/27/2016
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
8 Ways SaaS Delivers Business Value
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016
Sure, software as a service still offers an easy point of entry for small and midsized businesses that need to upgrade their software. But today's cloud-based options offer even more for businesses of all sizes.
11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
Microsoft's Cortana To Spy On Email To Keep You On Track
News  |  1/25/2016
Microsoft plans to make Cortana smarter with the ability to scan emails and set alerts for commitments you may forget.
Mac OS X El Capitan:10 Productivity Tips
Slideshows  |  1/24/2016
Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan has its share of features that can help employees be more productive in their work. Some of the tips we're sharing here deal with the operating system itself, while others are concerned with the small applications that come with the operating system. When it comes to making the most of time spent at a computer, every little bit helps.
Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/23/2016
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
News  |  1/22/2016
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016
Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Google Play Supporting Promo Codes For Apps, Games
News  |  1/16/2016
Google will now support promo codes in the Google Play Store, enabling developers to better engage with users.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Outlook, Skype Updates Arrive For Android, iOS
News  |  1/13/2016
Microsoft is releasing updates to its Skype and Outlook tools for iOS and Android platforms.
Microsoft Buys Event Zero Tech, Boosts Skype For Business
News  |  1/13/2016
Microsoft has acquired technology assets from Event Zero in an effort to improve management tools within Skype for Business.
Stanford Scientists Develop Safer Battery Material
News  |  1/13/2016
To prevent itself from overheating, a new kind of polymer can temporarily disable its ability to conduct electricity.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Google, Lenovo Team On Project Tango Smartphone
News  |  1/9/2016
Lenovo announced at CES that it will release a smartphone that integrates Google's Project Tango spatial sensing technology this summer.
Ford Aims To Connect Cars To Smart Homes, Drones
News  |  1/5/2016
As it transforms from automaker to mobility provider, Ford is betting big on self-driving cars and automotive connectivity.
Microsoft Partnerships Drive Connected Cars: CES 2016
News  |  1/5/2016
At CES, Microsoft announces new partnerships with Volvo, Nissan, Harman, and IAV to further connected car strategies.
Manufacturing Vs. IT: Mind The Gap
News  |  1/4/2016
If your IT organization isn't working to integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise infrastructure, you're hurting the bottom line. Here's how companies such as fashion firm Zara, food processor SugarCreek Packing Co., and General Electric are bridging the gap between IT and the factory floor, with positive results.
Google's 'Lego' Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We're Excited About In 2016
Commentary  |  1/1/2016
The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016.
How To Survive A Software Licensing Audit
News  |  1/1/2016
Enterprise IT organizations face software audits as a matter of doing business with large technology vendors. What's the best approach to dealing with them? Here's a look at what you should and shouldn't do when you get that software licensing audit notice.


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