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Holiday Gift Guide For Tech Gadget Lovers
News  |  12/30/2011
Need a gift idea for the tech gadget geek in your life? Here are several of the hottest new tech toys for the 2011 holiday season, from the Looxcie Camera to the Logitech Harmony Link to the Amazon Kindle Fire, and much much more.
iOS Developer Services Improve App Testing
News  |  12/29/2011
Restrictions put in the developer license by Apple cause problems for many users, but outside services are popping up to break the limits.
Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software
News  |  12/27/2011
Interface sluggishness has been unslugged. Users get some control over the contents of the carousel.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
Android Gets Toe In Pentagon Front Door
News  |  12/27/2011
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of certain specific Android devices on their networks.
Microsoft To Withdraw From CES
News  |  12/22/2011
Consumer Electronics Show in January will be the last one for Microsoft, which says the tech fest is out of synch with its product cycles.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Here are five things we probably won't see take place in the mobile industry in 2012, along with a few that might.
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Prevent Drunk Facebooking With Sobriety App
News  |  12/21/2011
Avoid the shame of PUI (posting under the influence) by testing yourself and your drinking buddies.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Microsoft, Nokia Mulled RIM Acquisition
News  |  12/21/2011
Amazon is also said to have kicked the tires on the struggling smartphone maker.
Feds Tackle Sprawling, Disorganized Government Websites
News  |  12/21/2011
Some agencies have more than 100 domains and dozens of Web hosting providers, but administration has ordered agencies to clean up their mess.
Microsoft Wins Patent Claim Against Motorola
News  |  12/21/2011
International Trade Commission, however, rejects several other patent claims that Microsoft filed against Motorola.
Radian6 Chief: Ignoring Social Could Bring 'CEO Spring'
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
Companies must embrace enterprise social media in 2012 or be overrun by it, says Marcel LeBrun.
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
IBM Acquires Social Services Software Developer
News  |  12/20/2011
Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services.
Novell Vs. Microsoft Ends In Mistrial
News  |  12/20/2011
Jurors unable to reach a verdict on Novell's claims that Microsoft intentionally sought to destroy WordPerfect and Quattro.
Google Want To Google Get On Google's Tech Google News Google Page? Put Google In Your Google Headline
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
My unscientific research reveals Google likes stories about itself and Google products. While I took it lightheartedly, the U.S. government is more concerned.
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
News  |  12/19/2011
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
Social Business In 2012: Enter The Water Dragon
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
I hope to see the term "social business" bite the dust in 2012. Enterprise 2.0 is about individualism, data, new management models, and architecture.
Microsoft's Dumbest And Smartest Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
The past year was one of highs and lows for the world’s biggest software company. Here are seven reasons why.
NASA Commercial Flight Program Faces Delays, Funding Woes
News  |  12/19/2011
Space agency and its partners move ahead with plans for spacecraft that can transport crew and cargo into space.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
SAP spotlights innovation, customer success and new partnerships with Google, Tableau and Tibco at its Influencer Summit.
Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Commentary  |  12/18/2011
There potentially is more money to be made developing for Apple's iPhone, even though Android has more users.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
Google Apps Loses L.A. Law Enforcement Deal
News  |  12/16/2011
Security concerns mean Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies won't move to Google's cloud-based e-mail suite.
Oracle Accused Of Lies, Extortion By N.J. University
News  |  12/16/2011
Montclair State University lawsuit claims Oracle purposely over-promised off-the-shelf ERP functionality it couldn't deliver.
Young Adults Drive Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
It is no surprise that the younger generation is in love with smartphones, but all age groups are increasingly embracing the technology.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
Facebook Makes Peace With Greenpeace
News  |  12/15/2011
The social network promises to "unfriend" coal.
Microsoft's Droidrage WP7 Giveaway Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Malware-infected Android owners offered chance to win a free Windows Phone 7; more than 3,200 entered.
Nokia Intros Lumia 710, Its First U.S. Windows Phone
News  |  12/15/2011
Budget device marks the Finnish phone maker's U.S. debut on Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
Google Awards $1.5 Million To Code For America
News  |  12/14/2011
Startup will use the money to bolster a fellowship program and launch two others to create new Web-based apps for cities.
Zendesk Turns Facebook Wall Posts Into Helpdesk Tickets
News  |  12/14/2011
Integrates customer questions and complaints posted on Facebook into online helpdesk and customer support tool.
Google Hangouts Go Mobile
News  |  12/14/2011
Group video chat may be the killer app for Google+.
Danish Bank Believes Nokia Will Sell To Microsoft
News  |  12/14/2011
Denmark's largest bank predicts Nokia will sell its phone-making business to Microsoft during the first half of 2012.
California Forms Cyber Crime Unit
News  |  12/14/2011
California's eCrime Unit's priorities include identity theft, email scams, and computer equipment theft.
Business-Worthy Consumer Tech Gifts
Slideshows  |  12/14/2011
The team at BYTE had the unique challenge of finding the top business-worthy consumer tech gifts for the holidays. There are lots of top 10 lists out there, but our challenge was finding cool consumer stuff that will also work well in the enterprise. Of course, many consumer products can be brought into the enterprise--that's the raison d'etre for BYTE--but there aren't a lot of them that also make great gifts. We skipped the obvious--the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire--because we bet whoever wants t
Samsung Tablets Added To Some American Airlines Flights
News  |  12/14/2011
First class and business class passengers on American Airlines flights will be able to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab for entertainment while in the air.
7 Enterprise Social Platforms Think Beyond Facebook
News  |  12/14/2011
Want a "Facebook for the enterprise" to help improve collaboration? These 7 players show today's wide range of options for internal social networking.
SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015
News  |  12/14/2011
At SAP Influencer Summit in Boston, SAP unveils plans for cloud hiring spree and Hana-led database push. Can it push by IBM, Microsoft, and Teradata in just 3 years?
The Case For A Holistic View Of The Enterprise Software Market
Commentary  |  12/13/2011
It's getting increasingly difficult to cover a broad swath of each vendor's product portfolio in order to give customers all the insight they need.
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