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Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads
News  |  8/29/2014
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
Dropbox Expands The Box
News  |  8/27/2014
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Facebook Click-Bait Crackdown, Explained
News  |  8/26/2014
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Stop Using Chrome, Mozilla Engineer Says
News  |  8/19/2014
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
Facebook Messenger: How To Turn Off Notifications
News  |  8/18/2014
If you want to shut off alerts from friends within Messenger, you'll need to look beyond the app, iOS and Android users.
Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
News  |  8/18/2014
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
IE's Bad Reputation: Will Microsoft Rebrand?
News  |  8/16/2014
Internet Explorer hasn't been able to shake its reputation as a buggy browser because users refuse to upgrade to cleaner versions -- despite their complaints. Microsoft says rebranding is on the table.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Humin iPhone App Adds Context To Contacts
News  |  8/14/2014
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Remote Learning: Intriguing Options Emerge
News  |  8/14/2014
Despite various drawbacks, remote courses (both for credit and for pure learning) are becoming the emerging norm. Understand the options.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Twitter Video Ads Coming Soon
News  |  8/13/2014
Twitter announced the beta launch of Promoted Video, a new ad type that will charge advertisers on a cost-per-view model.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Dell Pushes Power With New Workstations
News  |  8/12/2014
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
Microsoft's Cure For Boring Video: Speed
News  |  8/12/2014
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
Microsoft To Patch 2 Critical Bugs
News  |  8/11/2014
Microsoft will fix two critical bugs on Patch Tuesday -- but not for Windows 8.1 users who haven't installed the Windows 8.1 Update.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Misconceptions
News  |  8/11/2014
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Microsoft Dumps Support For Old IE Versions
News  |  8/11/2014
Microsoft will drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer, but getting people to upgrade could be easier said than done.
Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
Facebook Malware: Protect Your Profile
News  |  8/8/2014
Malicious "Color Change" app has resurfaced on Facebook, compromising thousands of profiles. Here's what to do if you're infected.
Microsoft To Open Fifth Avenue Store?
News  |  8/7/2014
Microsoft wants to open a store on NYC's Fifth Avenue, says report -- just weeks after CEO Satya Nadella said retail stores are a "supporting" part of his strategy.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Foursquare Now Tracks Your Every Move
News  |  8/7/2014
Foursquare relaunched its flagship app with a bevy of new features, personalization options -- and a setting that consistently tracks your location.
Google Buys Messaging, Video Startups
News  |  8/7/2014
Emu and Directr will expand Google's messaging and video advertising businesses.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
LinkedIn Pays $6M For Overtime Wages Violation
News  |  8/5/2014
Department of Labor investigation found LinkedIn failed to properly track pay records and compensate workers for overtime.
Microsoft vs. Samsung, Explained
News  |  8/4/2014
Microsoft claims Samsung is trying to renege on its obligation to pay patent licensing fees. Could the billions Microsoft earns from Android-related patents be at stake?
Grow Your Tech Company & Stay Cool
Commentary  |  8/4/2014
Automate everything, ditch fancy titles, and other ways a small company can scale fast without losing its soul.
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