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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.
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 Wants Less Reliable Hard Disks
News  |  2/25/2016
With less reliable hard disks tuned for collective operation, Google believes cloud data can be kept more affordably and securely.
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.
Apple: FBI Wants Access To Many Different iPhones
News  |  2/24/2016
Despite the FBI's insistence that it's focused on the San Bernardino terrorism case, authorities want access to more than one iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: An Up-Close Look
Slideshows  |  2/23/2016
Competent and compelling, Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, don't break new ground, but they're solid high-end offerings. The company also unveiled a VR camera and other device initiatives.
Mobile App Development Gets Enterprise Friendly Boost
News  |  2/23/2016
The enterprise mobile app market is booming. JAMF, IBM, MobileIron, and VMware -- along with more than 60 partners -- aim to help mobile developers make their apps more enterprise friendly and maintainable. Here's what their community approach can mean for your business.
Tim Cook Vs. FBI: Why Apple Is Fighting The Good Fight
Commentary  |  2/21/2016
A court has told Apple to compromise an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But Apple should not be required to enlist in the war on bad things.
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.
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."
Secrets To Successfully Leading A Diverse, Distributed Workforce
News  |  2/17/2016
The workplace has become more diverse and dispersed. Managers need to adapt by listening, embracing curiosity, and finding way to encourage engagement.
Google Runs Custom Networking Chips
News  |  2/12/2016
Google engineers contributed open source code to the LLVM compile project, revealing the company's use of in-house silicon.
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.
IoT Reality: Smart Homes Not Smart Enough Yet
Commentary  |  2/10/2016
The Internet of Things needs standardization and easier programming options. Until then, the promise of IoT for consumers remains unfulfilled.
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.
Visa Debuts Developer Platform
News  |  2/5/2016
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
News  |  2/5/2016
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
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.
NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
News  |  2/2/2016
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
News  |  2/2/2016
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.


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