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Windows 10 Preview: How To Try It, Safely
News  |  12/31/2014
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
5 Facebook Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/30/2014
Facebook tweaked this and that in 2014, but there are still several improvements we'd like to see.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
Apple's iPads: 4 Things To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
A Journalist Codes: 4 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
A journalist who writes about software writes his own and finds out coding is not easy. In fact, easy is particularly hard.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
News  |  12/15/2014
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
News  |  12/13/2014
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Cartoon: Chief Storm Officer
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
IT overtime never ends.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
News  |  12/11/2014
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
News  |  12/10/2014
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
Amazon Invites Haggling Over Some Prices
News  |  12/9/2014
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
Kids And Tech: How Much Is Enough?
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
On the question of kids and screen time, educators and cognitive scientists still have more questions than answers.
Facebook Search: 5 Privacy Fixes
News  |  12/9/2014
Facebook's search engine, Graph Search, makes it easier for friends to find old posts buried in your profile. Here are five ways you can review your content and adjust your privacy settings.
8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech
News  |  12/9/2014
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand
Slideshows  |  12/9/2014
Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Apple Names Top Apps For 2014
News  |  12/8/2014
Games and creativity apps were big winners on Apple's list this year, but 2014 was also a great year for productivity apps.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
We Need More Agile IT Now
News  |  12/4/2014
While IT is becoming more Agile, the rate of change in business requires even faster adoption of Agility.
Healthcare Software: Put Development In Context
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Developers must walk a mile in clinicians' shoes to create great healthcare applications.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprises With New API
News  |  12/4/2014
Cloud storage company Dropbox launches application programming interface that lets developers build enterprise apps on top of the service.
Facebook Tackles Malware With ESET Partnership
News  |  12/3/2014
ESET joins two other Facebook security partners, Trend Micro and F-Secure, to help protect Facebook users from malicious software in news feeds and messages.
How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
Twitter Overhauls Harassment Reporting Tools
News  |  12/3/2014
Twitter announces improvements to its blocking feature, plus redesigned tools that make it easier for users to report abusive activity.
HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
5 Ways To Manage LinkedIn Email Notifications
News  |  12/2/2014
Drowning in LinkedIn emails? Here's a look at five settings you can change to prevent email overload.
9 Google Apps Tips: Productivity Boosters
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014
Check out these little-known Google Apps features that can make you more efficient and less irritated.
Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
News  |  12/2/2014
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Twitter App Tracking: How To Opt Out
News  |  12/1/2014
New Twitter setting tracks the apps you install on your mobile devices. Here's how it uses this information and how you can opt out.
Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
Commentary  |  12/1/2014
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.


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