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Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Facebook Ends Email: Beware Forwarding
News  |  2/26/2014
Facebook will retire its email address system in March and forward messages to your personal email account. Here's how to turn it off, plus other email settings to check.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Social Collaboration, Small Business Style
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
Choose social collaboration tools based on your company's size and ambitions -- and the sensitivity of the business you will discuss.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
Government IT: 5 Ways To Measure Value
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Federal CIOs must do a better job of creating and using metrics if IT is to earn the respect it deserves as a value generator instead of a money drain.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Facebook's WhatsApp Mega Deal: 5 Rivals
News  |  2/22/2014
After Facebook's WhatsApp deal, pundits couldn't get over the price. But consider these five other sky-high acquisitions from the last decade.
Where Are All The Chromebooks?
News  |  2/21/2014
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
When BYOD Equals Bring Your Own Malware
News  |  2/20/2014
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
Defense Dept. Inks $40.5M Deal For Adobe Software
News  |  2/19/2014
The DOD expects to save $16.6 million under a three-year contract with CDW-G giving the Army, Air Force, and DISA access to Adobe technologies.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts To Know
Slideshows  |  2/19/2014
The clock ticks for Windows XP holdouts. Explore the key issues before making your next move.
LinkedIn Privacy: 5 Safety Tips
News  |  2/18/2014
Protect your LinkedIn account by browsing securely, keeping your activity private, and recognizing signs of malicious behavior.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
Social Business: Why Group Adoption Matters
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Social business adoption shouldn't focus on individuals. Instead, success stems from groups. Here's why.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Facebook Tackles Your Love Life
News  |  2/14/2014
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Facebook combs through data to judge whether your love will last, and which seasons spell trouble for relationships.
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
Dear Twitter: Stop Imitating Facebook
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
Twitter tests a redesign of user profiles that borrows heavily from Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. Here's why we hope Twitter reconsiders it.
Mozilla Plans Firefox Ads: Will Users Buy It?
News  |  2/13/2014
Firefox's plan to deliver sponsored content to new users may clash with its company manifesto.
Financial Truths About The .NET Development Ecosystem
News  |  2/13/2014
Microsoft's high prices for dev tools fund a cottage industry that has no parallel in computing.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
IT Is At The Center Of Your Business
Commentary  |  2/12/2014
Think again if you think IT is just a commodity. Here's why.
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Takes Shape
News  |  2/11/2014
Details about upgrades to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 emerge, as Microsoft urges customers to dump Windows XP.
Facebook's Paper App: 5 Wishes
Commentary  |  2/11/2014
Facebook's news reader Paper launched last week to positive reviews, but we see room for improvement.
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Facebook's Next Decade: 3 Key Challenges
Commentary  |  2/7/2014
Facebook redefined privacy and sharing, but the next 10 years will force the social network to find new ways to connect with a changed culture.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Nadella, Gates: Right Team For Microsoft?
News  |  2/6/2014
Does the pairing of Nadella and Gates foretell Microsoft's return to glory or a new era of dysfunction? Take a closer look.
The Non-Existent Software Crisis: Debunking The Chaos Report
News  |  2/6/2014
An alarmist report that's become a universal reference in discussion of development practices obscures a much less dire reality.
Hey CIOs, Stop Saying 'No' To Consumer Tech
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
CIOs can learn from Consumerization 2.0 issues such as restless employees, shadow IT, and BYOD.
Satya Nadella: 6 Must-Do's For Microsoft's New CEO
News  |  2/5/2014
Where to start as Microsoft's new CEO? Let's examine six priorities for Satya Nadella.
Digital Innovation: Internal Or External Team?
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
Most execs think digital business will change their industries, but only one-third think their companies are ready. It may be time to suit up an innovation team.
Facebook: What We Love To Loathe
News  |  2/5/2014
Facebook tests your patience on privacy -- and some friends test your patience with TMI. Survey shows what makes Facebook fans tick, and what ticks them off.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: Marching Orders For Digital Business
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
New CEO lays out four forces driving change at Microsoft -- and just about every other company. Are you paying attention?
Software Contracts: 10 Devilish Details
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
Don't sign on that dotted line until you review these critical criteria. Check out part two in our software contract series.
Microsoft Names Nadella CEO: What He Inherits
News  |  2/4/2014
Microsoft's new CEO boasts an impressive track record, faces challenges on a scale that few tech execs have seen.
Kinect Assists Stroke Victims With Home Rehab
News  |  2/4/2014
Microsoft's real-time, motion-sensing technology could make rehabilitation more successful and more fun.
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