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10 things Windows 10 does better than Windows 8
Fixing the Start menu is just the beginning. Windows 10 brings many other good changes, and we show you the best ones here. Read More


5 Ways to Maximize the Effectiveness of Mobile Push
Read this whitepaper to learn five steps companies must take in order to build and maintain an infrastructure enabling the delivery of precision push notificaitons. Learn More


Gaining Clarity from the Chaos of Cloud Adoption
While enterprises recognize the risks and consequences of the phenomenon known as 'Shadow IT,' few have the ability to identify and reign in employee use of non-sanctioned, cloud-related services that could lead to potential liabilities and security issues. Learn More

Why I ditched my Fitbit and what this means for analytics
Dashboards that don't evolve don't get used. Here are best practices for delivering successful self-service analytics to your employees. Read More

Samsung monitor wirelessly charges smartphones
The SE307 monitor is optimized for gaming and uses the Qi wireless charging standard Read More


2015 Enterprise Mobility Survey
The 2015 Enterprise Mobility Survey asked over 300 mobile professionals what their top enterprise mobility challenges are, their plans for equipping employees with mobile apps, and how they are driving value with mobility. Learn More

Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car
Self-driving cars will try to avoid robot pedestrians in a simulated city as part of an effort to make real-world streets safer.M-City, a test facility that the University of Michigan opened this month in Ann Arbor, packs a range of street configurations and road conditions into a 32-acre (13-hectare) facility for testing emerging automotive technologies. The site includes stoplights, traffic circles, gravel and brick roadways and movable building facades. It will play host to some of the testing for vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) detection systems that Verizon Communications hopes to turn into a commercial reality.V2P uses DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications), the same radios as vehicle-to-vehicle technology that could prevent crashes between cars that approach each other unexpectedly around a blind corner. In the pedestrian safety system, the smartphones people carry would talk to specialized radios in cars or even just to drivers' phones. Those wireless exchanges are part of a broader effort to prevent vehicle accidents that killed 30,000 people per year in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency estimates 14 percent of those accidents involve pedestrians.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws
In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches and their iOS and Android companion applications, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw, according to a new report from HP Fortify Read More

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How Today's Hybrid Enterprises Thrive in Disruptive Times
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Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy
Best Buy will sell 16 configurations -- about half the number Apple sells online -- of the low- and mid-range Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch, as well as bands and other accessories. Read More

Apple Pay rival CurrentC to start rolling out next month
CurrentC, an electronic payment system backed by many of the biggest retailers in the U.S., will begin a limited public roll-out in August, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.The smartphone-based technology is intended to rival payment services from Apple, Google and Samsung, and an August launch would be in line with the "mid-2015" schedule the company told IDG News Service in April.CurrentC will offer the same type of convenience as its rivals, enabling consumers to pay at participating retail outlets by phone. But rather than rely on the phone's wireless NFC (near-field communications) chip, the first-generation CurrentC involves the customer scanning a barcode on a retail terminal to initiate payment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Nintendo shutters TVii video service for Wii U
Users could use game pads to control video content, but TVii had few fans Read More



14 fascinating facts about Apple's iPhone

Eight years since its debut, Apple's iPhone has changed and conquered the smartphone market. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about the iPhone.


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