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Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
News  |  4/30/2012
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
Woz Digs Windows Phone, But LG Doesn't
Commentary  |  4/30/2012
Apple's co-founder gives the Lumia 900 Windows Phone a public display of affection, while LG halts efforts to bring new Windows Phones to market.
Oracle Insists Google's Clean Room Was Dirty
News  |  4/30/2012
As the two sides deliver their closing arguments in the trial's copyright phase, Google maintains it played by the book. Did Google's file cabinet prop win over the jury?
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
News  |  4/30/2012
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
3 Examples: Visual Technologies Change The Rules
Commentary  |  4/30/2012
Businesses of all shapes and sizes will soon be held to a higher standard of customer experience as they try to sell products, or convey content of any kind.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Strike E-Book Partnership
News  |  4/30/2012
Deal calls for Microsoft to invest $300 million in new partnership with bookseller and drop Nook patent claims. Coming later: A Nook app for Windows 8 tablets.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
News  |  4/29/2012
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
Oracle, Google Trial: Who Wins Round One?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012
In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
BlackBerry World: 5 Changes RIM Users Must See
Commentary  |  4/27/2012
Research In Motion's developer and partner conference gets underway April 30. Here's what RIM needs to show everyone to silence the BlackBerry naysayers and doomspellers.
After Flashback, Apple Walled Gardens Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/27/2012
Apple and other vendors will use the Flashback botnet as reason to move forward with desktop walled garden restrictions. Here's why that approach won't cut malware.
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
The Google Phone That Never Was
News  |  4/26/2012
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
6 Reasons iPad Hybrid Tablets Are Inevitable
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
Apple's chief executive says he won't consider an iPad that transforms into a laptop. Here's why he may not have any choice in the matter.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
News  |  4/26/2012
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Skype Has A Future In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
Skype is one of those consumer technologies that IT hates and tries to banish, but it's probably too late for that. There is a good consumerization-of-IT case to be made for Skype, even in use with professional unified communications products, such as Microsoft Lync.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/26/2012
Microsoft has finally released Skype for Windows Phone. See what InformationWeek's Eric Zeman had to say about it after taking it for a spin on his Nokia Lumia 800.
Salesforce.com's Benioff And Infor's Phillips: A Fireside Chat
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Microsoft Preps Spotify-Like Music Service
News  |  4/26/2012
Streaming music service called "Woodstock" would replace Zune-branded services, according to published report.
Facebook Blesses Adobe Social Marketing Apps
News  |  4/26/2012
Adobe earns credit for the way it makes use of Facebook APIs for Pages, Ads, Apps, and Insights, becoming the first company to win badges in all four areas of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer program.
Converting Your Product To Cloud Service: Lessons Learned
News  |  4/25/2012
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
Apple iOS 6 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want
News  |  4/25/2012
If iOS 6 is discussed at Apple's sold-out developer conference, here's what we want to hear.
How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
Consider some 75 examples of companies embedding technologies in products, from shoes to showers, in new ways. Embedded tech is finally allowing enterprise IT to generate revenue and growth.
Salesforce.com Government Cloud: What's Inside
News  |  4/25/2012
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
The Obama administration takes a hard line, while the Aspen Institute sticks with softer platitudes, as some governments try to restrict Internet freedoms.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Facebook Phone: 4 Reasons Why It's Crazy
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
Reports of the fabled "Facebook Phone" have resurfaced, this time linking HTC to the social network. Here's why you shouldn't believe them.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
News  |  4/25/2012
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Apple's Cook Won't Find Peace From Competitors
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't want Apple to be "the developer for the world." As the market leader, however, that's exactly the position in which Apple has put itself.
Infor Reinvented: Enterprise Software's 'Biggest Startup'
News  |  4/25/2012
Charles Phillips reintroduces Infor after a 16-month transformation that has yielded a newly aggressive apps vendor some now call 'Inforacle.'
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Oracle Grills Google's Schmidt, Rubin
News  |  4/24/2012
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
Yammer Update Emphasizes Enterprise, Cloud Search
News  |  4/24/2012
Enterprise social network expands search functionality to include activity feeds from applications, including those in the cloud, and adds premium groups for departmental signups.
Compliance Policy Development: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  4/24/2012
Consider this advice to make sure your governance and compliance policies are written wisely.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
Windows 8 Release Preview Set For June
News  |  4/24/2012
Microsoft announcement sparks speculation that final version of Windows 8 may ship as early as October.
Oracle Overhauls JD Edwards ERP Applications
News  |  4/24/2012
Oracle adds productivity, reporting, and compliance updates to a portfolio that has already seen sweeping changes during the past year.
How American Greetings' E-Store Preps For Mother's Day
News  |  4/23/2012
Take an inside look at how Cardstore.com, acquired by American Greetings, achieved a 100-fold increase in traffic carrying capacity, to pave the way for this year's wave of Mother's Day card orders.
Logitech Earbuds For Business Sound Good
News  |  4/23/2012
The BH320 is a high quality set of earbuds designed for business Unified Communications applications. They're comfortable, the sound is excellent, and they are light and feel good. They are also expensive, but not outrageously so.
Social Dynamx Social Software Targets Call Centers
News  |  4/23/2012
Social customer care tool aims at large-scale contact center operations, claims big customers like Dish Networks and Time Warner Cable.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2012
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
Google Challenges Oracle Copyright Claim
News  |  4/23/2012
Judge will decide the issue of API copyrights, a turn of events that improves Google's position. But not everything went Google's way on Monday.
Google Docs App for Android Tablets: The Ugly Truth
News  |  4/23/2012
The Google Docs for Android app provides a potentially useful tool for mobile users. However, its lack of presentation creation tools, weak spreadsheet experience, and general instability reduces its potential. But wait, there's more: It's also slow.
3 Mobile Trends SMBs Might Be Missing
News  |  4/23/2012
There's a gap between small and midsize businesses when it comes capitalizing on mobile--but forward-thinking firms can still reap advantages.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/23/2012
Skype for Windows Phone lags behind the experience available to Android and iOS devices, based on my experience trying it out on a Nokia Lumia 800.
Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
News  |  4/23/2012
Executive order would punish countries or companies that help Iran and Syria use communications networks to track dissidents.
10 App Stars For New iPad Screen
Slideshows  |  4/23/2012
Apple optimized its core tablet apps, including iMovie and iPhoto, for the new iPad. But look what else you can do with the gorgeous new Retina display.
Google Docs Parts Hidden In iOS GMail App
Commentary  |  4/23/2012
It looks like it was left in by accident, but the iOS GMail app has very limited support for Google Docs. We could create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents on an iPad and iPhone, but only the text of the documents was editable.
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