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  • BlackBerry cutting staff in smartphone unit

    BlackBerry plans to lay off an unspecified number of staff in its devices unit, as it attempts to make that business profitable, while expanding in other areas.

    Written by John Ribeiro25 May 15 14:05
  • Apple TV is dead, long live Apple TV!

    Apple will not enter the television set market with its own long-lauded, long-expected hardware, according to an online report, putting an apparent end to one of the more persistent rumors weaving around the Cupertino, Calif. company's future.

    Written by Gregg Keizer22 May 15 06:52
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  • 3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

    It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

    Written by John Brandon24 March 14 12:56
  • 10 Back-to-School Laptop Buying Tips

    Today's students need a good dose of technology to do their best work. But the market for consumer tech is both crowded and confusing. Before you invest in a laptop--and, yes, you should get your student a laptop--here are 10 important considerations.

    Written by James A. Martin07 Aug. 13 12:50
  • Control your TV with your smartphone, tablet

    Using your smartphone or tablet to control your Tivo box is easy and offers a lot of flexibility in recording shows and channel surfing.

    Written by Nick Barber22 Jan. 13 18:49
  • Digitize your music

    In my lifetime, music has been delivered on vinyl, cassettes, eight-track tapes, CDs, and audio DVDs. How do I listen to it now? Usually with a PC or a smartphone, and occasionally with an MP3 or other media player. I downloaded much of that music or ripped it from CDs, but the rest of it came from LPs and cassettes.

    Written by Jon L. Jacobi03 March 11 01:59
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  • Does the Apple Watch Sports go the distance for runners?

    Whenever Apple puts out a new product, it's going to draw headlines. There's no better example than the Apple Watch -- its first offering into the fitness market, which has a potential to be a 22 million unit market in the U.S., according to Market Strategies International.

    Written by Jen A. Miller26 May 15 02:08
  • Experts bust Android security myths

    Thanks to its inherent "openness," the open source Android OS is vulnerable to a variety of security risks, but how often do people you know actually fall victim to Android malware or other attacks?

    Written by James A. Martin20 May 15 23:36
  • The LG G4: Three things right, three things wrong

    This week the G4 smartphone from LG Electronics starts shipping outside its home country, with arrivals in the U.S. and Europe expected in a couple of weeks. While the smartphone has a great screen and camera, it doesn't get everything right.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 May 15 01:27
  • Microsoft returns to its roots at Build with smart cows

    I was the top launch analyst for Windows 95 and that product effectively launched me and I've worked with that firm for two decades now. Since then I've watched and been troubled by the many unfortunate changes and mistakes Microsoft has made.

    Written by Rob Enderle02 May 15 06:01

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