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Apple Should Have Same Confidentiality Rights As Attorneys, Priests
Commentary  |  2/27/2016
Technology companies know more about us than our loved ones, attorneys, or priests. To balance the availability of that information in matters of public safety, businesses should have a limited exemption from being required to provide such information.
Windows 10 Devices, New Android Apps Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/27/2016
Microsoft this week released Windows 10 Mobile and PC builds, acquired Xamarin, launched new Android apps, and voiced support for Apple in its fight with the FBI.
Apple Claims FBI iPhone Cracking Demands Are Unconstitutional
News  |  2/26/2016
Apple argues in a court filing that the government is asking for "boundless" power in its bid to get the company to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Editing
News  |  2/25/2016
Google's improved speech recognition allows editing and formatting of Docs files with its new Voice typing feature.
Zuckerberg Hits MWC To Talk Drones, AI, VR
News  |  2/22/2016
In his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision of how drones could be used to deliver Internet services to poor populations, and talked about the future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
9 Windows 10 Apps For A Productivity Edge
Slideshows  |  2/21/2016
Microsoft has made productivity a core focus in Windows 10 and Office, but the Windows Store has more tools you can use to get things done.
Windows 10 Lands At DoD, Outlook Web Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/20/2016
Microsoft this week debuted Outlook.com, group video calls on Skype for iOS and Android, the Lumia 650, and several new features on Windows 10.
9 Reasons To Crowdsource Data Science Projects
Slideshows  |  2/19/2016
The data science talent shortage has some companies thinking outside the box. Even if your company employs a formidable data science team, you would likely still benefit from third-party ideas or solutions. Data science competitions and other forms of crowdsourcing offer viable means of advancing the art of the possible relatively quickly and cost-effectively. We share some of the possibilities.
NFL CIO: Super Bowl 50 Tech Was A Game-Changer
News  |  2/19/2016
NFL CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle said Super Bowl 50 was as good as the game has ever been from an operations standpoint.
Skype Group Video Chats Arrive On iOS, Android
News  |  2/18/2016
Microsoft officially launches group video chats for smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android.
Google Gmailify: Gmail On Yahoo, Outlook
News  |  2/18/2016
Google looks to bring some of Gmail's most popular features to users of other email accounts, including Yahoo Mail and Microsoft's Outlook.com.
Apple Fights FBI Over Disabling Security In San Bernadino Case
News  |  2/18/2016
The FBI wants Apple to help it crack the passcode of an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But CEO Tim Cook says this demand would "undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect."
Google Closes Play For Education, Admits Collecting Student Data
News  |  2/17/2016
Google is shuttering its Play for Education division. At the same time, the company responded to requests for information from US Senator Al Franken, who has been asking questions about how much student data Google collects and how the company uses the data.
Microsoft Lumia 650 Runs Windows 10, Costs $200
News  |  2/15/2016
Microsoft's Lumia 650 is aimed at business users on a budget who want access to Microsoft's suite of mobile Office applications. For IT professionals, the new smartphone offers an easier way to manage the devices remotely.
Windows 10 Update Site, IoT Incubation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/13/2016
Microsoft this week launched a website for Windows 10 updates, gave Insiders a new preview option, and announced a total of 74 Android device partners.
Microsoft: 74 Device Partners Will Bring Office To Android
News  |  2/11/2016
Microsoft is finding new routes to mobile success by partnering with 74 device makers to bring its apps and services, including Office, to Android tablets and smartphones.
Google Gives Away 2GB Of Storage To Promote Security
News  |  2/11/2016
Google does its part for Safer Internet Day with its giveaway. Also, Gmail users will start seeing warnings when message senders can't be authenticated and when they don't support transport encryption.
Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  2/9/2016
Cloud, big data, and security are all big factors in education IT this year. At the same time, there is a cultural shift taking place not only among the student body, but within the demographics of the IT departments themselves.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
News  |  2/9/2016
Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
Google's Next Cardboard Could Be Plastic
News  |  2/8/2016
Google is said to be preparing an updated VR headset. The new version could include more sensors, higher quality lenses, and a plastic shell.
SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/6/2016
This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available.
Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
News  |  2/4/2016
Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
News  |  2/3/2016
Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.


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