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How to free up more space on your iPhone or iPad to upgrade to iOS 8

Posted September 18, 2014 - 4:44 pm

iOS 8 requires almost 6 GB of storage?!

Why Android users shouldn't buy the iPhone 6

Posted September 18, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Why Android users should avoid buying Apple's new iPhone 6. Plus: What you can do with your old Android device, and Amazon updates its Android-based Kindle ereaders and tablets.

5 apps business travelers shouldn't leave home without

Posted September 18, 2014 - 3:21 pm

These travel apps help you plan routes, book flights, and even remember your socks.

Facebook turns its feed into a popularity contest

Posted September 18, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Facebook users will soon start to see more posts higher in their feeds tied to popular events or topics of conversation, with less relevant posts getting pushed farther down.

Will Apple Pay take off (and take down BYOD)?

Posted September 18, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Lofty promises of a mobile electronic wallet have been around for a decade, only to crash down to earth as consumers continue to stick with the venerable plastic credit-card swipe. Will the newly unveiled Apple Pay be any different? There are signs Apple might be able to pull it off.

Harvard team develops soft robot that stands up and walks on its own

Posted September 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Harvard University scientists have built a soft robot they say can function without a communications and power tether. The four-legged robot can literally stand up and walk away from the people who built it.

How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

Posted September 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE might eventually change the way voice calls are handled in the enterprise.

Get to know iOS 8: Why business users (and IT departments) will be happy

Posted September 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Here’s a quick overview of some of the new business-focused features you’ll find on your iPhone and iPad as you upgrade them to the new iOS.

MIT's Cheetah robot is off its leash, running and jumping

Posted September 18, 2014 - 11:59 am

With a new 'bounding' algorithm, this four-legged robot moves more efficiently.

Once your car's connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

Posted September 18, 2014 - 11:39 am

Where you are and what you're doing in your car could suddenly become very public.

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

Posted September 18, 2014 - 11:37 am

Citrix CEO outlines vision for every employee to be able to access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

Posted September 18, 2014 - 9:44 am

Network operator Orange wants to help businesses deliver relevant information to their customers, and keep track of things and people, with three new services that take advantage of its mobile networks.

Report: Apple announcing new iPads at October event

Posted September 18, 2014 - 6:02 am

New iPhones hit retail tomorrow and now it's time for Apple to look towards refreshing the iPad lineup.

Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

Posted September 17, 2014 - 8:57 pm

A bug in Apple's HealthKit -- a back-end feature in iOS 8 -- is delaying the launch of outside developers' fitness and health apps, the company said Wednesday.

Motorola Moto X reviews roundup

Posted September 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Read reviews of the Moto X phone by AnandTech, IGN, SlashGear, PC World, and TechRadar. Plus: Goat Simulator chews its way onto Anroid, and Android Wear redditors discuss the Apple Watch.

How IT should prep for iOS 8

Posted September 17, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Though many changes are geared toward consumers, IT shops have some new tools at their disposal as well.

Important PSA: Don't enable iCloud Drive when you upgrade to iOS 8

Posted September 17, 2014 - 2:05 pm

You could lose the ability to sync your files if you don't opt out of iCloud Drive

MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

Posted September 17, 2014 - 1:09 pm

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

Posted September 17, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Box foresees a significant jump in usage of its iPad and iPhone app resulting from one of the new extensions Apple will launch with the new iOS 8.

Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

Posted September 17, 2014 - 11:12 am

Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

iPhone 6 versus Samsung Galaxy S5: Which is better for you?

Posted September 17, 2014 - 11:11 am

It's time for the battle of the smartphone heavyweights: The iPhone 6 takes on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Which is best for you? I've got details and specs.

Amazon deal doesn't stop from adding Chromecast support

Posted September 17, 2014 - 6:04 am

Also, Disney, iHeartRadio and DramaFever get Chromecast support.

No old iPhone is left behind in this Shenzhen market

Posted September 16, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Some iPhones never die: they go to a four-story electronics mall in Shenzen, where stacks of them are sold every day.

Apple likely to release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Wednesday

Posted September 16, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Apple will probably release iOS 7 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) tomorrow, the traditional time of its mobile operating system upgrade launches.

How to prepare your devices for iOS 8

Posted September 16, 2014 - 4:32 pm

These are the steps you should take before the next version arrives.
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