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BlackBerry pushes upcoming BBM Protected for end-to-end encrypted messaging

Posted April 7, 2014 - 12:02 pm

BlackBerry is promoting an upcoming end-to-end encrypted messaging service called BBM Protected for industries that need the highest levels of security.

The easiest and quickest way to transfer files between devices on the same network

Posted April 7, 2014 - 11:43 am

ShareDrop is like Apple's AirDrop, but for all devices, and all you need is your browser

Nokia's Asha phones get music, photo improvements

Posted April 7, 2014 - 10:13 am

Nokia's newest Asha phones are getting an OS upgrade that adds the company's free MixRadio music service, camera features and integration with Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service.

What ARIA means for screen readers

Posted April 7, 2014 - 6:30 am

In today's accessible technology roundup: The impact of ARIA on screen reader developers, Quail could be threatened by software patents and how to choose an accessible color palette

This Gmail lab is for masochists (or those who really want to get to Inbox Zero)

Posted April 4, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Depending on your email habits, this setting can be hell or a godsend

Amazon's Dash is a Star Trek communicator for grocery shopping

Posted April 4, 2014 - 8:22 pm

A few lucky customers of the AmazonFresh grocery store will be able to order products just by speaking into the Amazon Dash, a futuristic wand that the company started offering by invitation on Friday.

5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'

Posted April 4, 2014 - 7:48 pm

A 5-year-old San Diego boy has been commended by Microsoft for his security skills after finding a vulnerability in the company's Xbox games console.

You need this free productivity-boosting app for iOS and Android -- now

Posted April 4, 2014 - 1:54 pm

How often does a great tool come along that combines collaboration with cloud access and word processing prowess? Not often. That's why you should consider downloading this great free app now.

At Build, mobility gets a boost with universal Windows apps

Posted April 4, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Microsoft's announcement of universal Windows apps demonstrates the company's commitment to improving its share of the tablet and smartphone markets.

JAMF's Casper Suite makes it easier to set up, deploy, manage iOS devices

Posted April 4, 2014 - 11:58 am

A new release of JAMF Software's Casper Suite automates management tasks for iOS devices by leveraging key changes Apple has introduced for enterprise customers.

Scientists battle cancer with nanoballoons and lasers

Posted April 4, 2014 - 11:12 am

Scientists are working with nanoballoons that are popped by lasers to target chemotherapy treatments directly at cancerous tumors.

Nokia app developers get some new imaging tricks

Posted April 4, 2014 - 10:53 am

Nokia is giving developers the tools to write Windows Phone apps that lets users do more with their photos, like combine shots taken with the front and back cameras.

Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

Posted April 4, 2014 - 10:18 am

With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

Microsoft eases development for Windows and Windows Phone with new App Studio

Posted April 4, 2014 - 7:34 am

Microsoft's App Studio beta test has been expanded to allow novice developers to build applications for Windows tablets and PCs, in addition to Windows Phone.

Streaming devices make better doors than windows [CARTOON]

Posted April 4, 2014 - 6:30 am

Add the Amazon Fire TV to your pile of streaming media boxes

T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers

Posted April 4, 2014 - 1:32 am

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere said Thursday he was disappointed with BlackBerry's decision this week to split with the carrier, and offered credits to hold on to dedicated BlackBerry users among its customers.

PowerPoint for iPad review: Close but not quite there

Posted April 3, 2014 - 3:07 pm

PowerPoint for iPad is very nice as far as it goes, it doesn't go far enough.

Interop 2014: Mobile is here, cloud is next, SDN is coming

Posted April 3, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.

Lenovo budget Android tablets dare to square off against Samsung Galaxy Tabs

Posted April 3, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Based on the UK pricing currently available, Lenovo's new line will span screen sizes and price points.

Public Wi-Fi speeds to get a boost from Qualcomm's new antenna technology

Posted April 3, 2014 - 8:30 am

Qualcomm has chipsets on the way that use new antenna technology to boost Wi-Fi download speeds in crowded spaces where lots of people are competing for bandwidth.

LTE smartphone specs shoot-out: Nokia Lumia 635 vs. EE Kestrel

Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:56 am

The options are increasing for people who want an LTE smartphone, but don't want to spend a fortune or sign an expensive contract. Two new alternatives that won't drain wallets are Nokia's Lumia 635 and the Huawei-made Kestrel.

EU votes net neutrality into law, abolishes mobile roaming charges

Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:26 am

Blocking and throttling Internet traffic will become illegal in the European Union following a parliamentary vote on Thursday.

Web developers less concerned about browser-compatibility, more concerned with HTML5

Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:00 am

A new study of the questions asked on Stack Exchange reveals what issues are giving web developers headaches

The wearable fad is quickly wearing out its welcome

Posted April 3, 2014 - 2:41 am

Wearable gadgets are popping up on eBay like crazy. Didn't these things just hit the market? Why did they fall out of favor so fast?

Amazon announces Fire TV set-top streaming box with gaming capabilities

Posted April 2, 2014 - 6:04 pm

As expected, Amazon has launched its own streaming box to compete with the likes of Apple TV and Roku. Here's what sets it apart from the competition.
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