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Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
News  |  3/29/2013
Microsoft Windows Blue rumor mill refuses to die down. New developments include a secret Redmond app development team and the alleged retirement of Windows RT.
HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
News  |  3/29/2013
HTC did such an incredible job piecing the One smartphone together that it is practically unrepairable, teardown outfit concludes.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
Commentary  |  3/28/2013
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Windows Blue's Got Me Down
Commentary  |  3/28/2013
Microsoft has allowed that something called "Windows Blue" exists. Too bad the company seems hell-bent on taking Windows in the wrong direction.
Digital Government May Exclude 4 Million U.K. Citizens
News  |  3/28/2013
National Audit Office study finds 17% of citizens don't use the Internet and may be unable to access services under "Digital by Default" plan.
British Video Game Sector Reboots
News  |  3/28/2013
After four years of low scores, the games creation business is regaining strength thanks in part to lure of possible tax relief.
Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
News  |  3/28/2013
49% of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers, says new report from AT&T.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
U.S. Agencies Told To Share Financial Systems
News  |  3/27/2013
Obama administration hopes to save money and development time by pushing agencies toward shared services for all future financial systems.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
News  |  3/27/2013
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.
BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
News  |  3/27/2013
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
BlackBerry Says 80% Of BB10 Apps Are Native
News  |  3/27/2013
BlackBerry says BB10 platform is gaining traction with developers and now has 100,000 apps, with only 1 in 5 an Android port.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
Oracle Sparc T5 Can't Make Sun Rise
Commentary  |  3/26/2013
Oracle says new Sparc servers beat IBM's Power line, but gains in a shrinking market aren't likely to stanch hardware losses.
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
HHS Seeds Employee-Driven Pilot Projects
News  |  3/26/2013
Department of Health and Human Services staff can get up to $10,000 to implement innovations that will improve agency operations.
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
10 Key Facts About LinkedIn Search
News  |  3/26/2013
LinkedIn improves its search capabilities to make it easier and faster to find people, companies and jobs on the professional social network.
Windows 8 Updates Core Apps To Improve Usability
News  |  3/26/2013
Microsoft upgrades Mail, Calendar and People apps. But will it appease customers who say these features should have been included at launch?
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Google Invites U.K. Nonprofits To Make 'Global Impact'
News  |  3/25/2013
Google invites British charities to compete for £2 million pot in its latest Global Impact Awards, the search giant's way of rewarding innovative technology that will "change the world."
Bentley University Shares Drupal Lessons
News  |  3/25/2013
Using the open source software, Bentley's Web team improved the university's branding and functionality and added responsive design for the mobile Web.
Windows Blue/9: No Desktop? No Way!
Commentary  |  3/25/2013
A leak of an allegedly major revision of Windows 8 hit the web last week. Microsoft's focus seems to be on developing the Metro interface, but will they ever actually remove the desktop? Absurd!The desktop is a major strength of Windows!
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
OpenStack Deployment Tool Goes Open Source
News  |  3/22/2013
Mirantis Fuel may prove a game changer by accelerating launch pace of OpenStack private clouds inside enterprises.
Google Backlash: For Real This Time?
Commentary  |  3/22/2013
Unhappiness about Google Reader's impending closure and mistrust about Google's commitment to new products won't last.
BlackBerry Q10 - Feel the Keyboard
News  |  3/22/2013
Next up for BlackBerry is the Q10. It has a smaller screen than the now-available Z10, but also has the hard keyboard that made BlackBerry famous. Here we have a short video demo of the Q10 and its differences from the Z10
Google Eyes Android Smartwatch
News  |  3/22/2013
Google Android model would compete with Apple, Samsung smartwatches reportedly in the works.
Federal Reserve To Hire Chief Data Officer
News  |  3/22/2013
Appointment would make the Fed another in a growing number of governments and government agencies with chief data officers.
U.K. Smart Meter Plan For 2014 In Disarray?
News  |  3/22/2013
U.K.'s upcoming $17 billion project to re-wire British homes with smart meters will fail if regulated too much, say conservatives.
New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/22/2013
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
News  |  3/22/2013
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Joyent Offers NoSQL Database As A Service
News  |  3/22/2013
Infrastructure provider Joyent teams up with Cloudant to provide a scalable, NoSQL database as a service.
Corona Labs Launches Corona Cloud
News  |  3/21/2013
Corona Labs wants to provide backend services for mobile apps.
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