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  • Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

    By Martyn Williams | 03 September, 2014 02:00

    When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn't imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA.

  • The best apps for taking notes

    By Joel Mathis | 02 September, 2014 23:23

    Man, it's a great time to be a note-taker.

  • Why Microsoft needs to solve the Windows Store 'crap app' crisis before Windows 9

    By Jared Newman | 02 September, 2014 23:13

    Two years into the creation of the Windows Store, Microsoft is facing up to the mess.

  • The future of emoticons will embrace everyone

    By Elle Calderone | 28 August, 2014 00:01

    Katrina Parrott never anticipated that her daughter's incessant texting would lead to a new career in app development.

  • Why Microsoft isn't spooked by the Apple-IBM alliance

    By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2014 06:28

    The Apple-IBM partnership will have little effect on Microsoft's dominance in the enterprise, or drastically change its mutating mobile strategy.

  • How CIOs can boost mobile app adoption

    By Tom Kaneshige | 16 July, 2014 02:23

    CIOs with an eye on mobility have probably spent a small fortune creating a private enterprise app store. They've spent countless hours tending to an environment where business managers plant seeds for app ideas and developers bring those ideas to fruition. Often, the number of mobile enterprise apps sprouts like weeds.

  • Phone it in: These apps use your smartphone to capture information

    By Liane Cassavoy | 13 June, 2014 08:28

    Sometimes, staying productive is all about the little efficiencies, whether it's the ability to dictate a quick note into my phone or using its camera in lieu of my big, bulky scanner. This week, I've found a few apps that take care of these tasks and more.

  • Google I/O 2014: What to expect including Android, Nexus, Glass and more

    By Chris Martin | 11 June, 2014 22:54

    We round up the possible announcement for Google I/O 2014 including new Android, Android Wear, new Nexus smartphones and tablets, Android Silver, Google Glass and more.

  • Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

    By Woody Leonhard | 11 June, 2014 20:08

    Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

  • How voice control will make the Internet of Things more human

    By J.D. Sartain | 11 June, 2014 01:47

    As the Internet of Things expands from the industrial environment to the home, more people will interact with connected devices. Expect the voice commands familiar to entertainment system and smartphone users to become the 'interface' for these smart devices.

  • How Samsung and Apple stack up in the race to dominate digital health

    By Wes Novack | 06 June, 2014 05:29

    There is no love lost between Samsung and Apple. The archrivals continue to trade blows in court and in the consumer electronics market, and it seems the next frontier for their competition is in the health and fitness space.

  • 20+ iOS 8 features Apple didn't talk about

    By Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren | 03 June, 2014 23:34

    Apple's Monday keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference was jam-packed with information about the company's new operating systems and development tools. As such, it's no surprise that a slide entitled "iOS 8 features we didn't have time to talk about" made only a lightning-brief appearance. But we picked through that slide to find some of the intriguing new features you may not have realized were coming to iOS 8 this fall.

  • 10 indispensable iPhone apps for Windows users

    By Tony Bradley | 28 May, 2014 23:20

    If you're one of the two out of three Windows users who also own Apple products, you may not realize you can use the traditionally adversarial platforms to get a productivity edge. Microsoft made waves when it launched Office Mobile for iPhone and the Office for iPad apps, but those were just the biggest steps in a strategy the company has been building for awhile. As a result, there are a slew of iPhone apps to help those who depend on Microsoft tools to get things done. Here are the 10 most essential.

  • Are managed services the 'Holy Grail' for app outsourcing?

    By Stephanie Overby | 09 May, 2014 23:52

    A managed service approach to application development and maintenance seems like a win-win for outsourcing customers and providers. But how do you make it work? Steven Kirz, principal with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon, talks about what a successful managed service deal looks like.

  • Why CIOs shouldn't block rogue Cloud apps

    By Tom Kaneshige | 01 May, 2014 00:05

    Enterprises have an average 461 Cloud apps running in their organisations (nine to 10 times IT's estimates), according to some reports. Line-of-business managers hesitate to bring in the CIO out of fear of being blocked. If CIOs can remove this fear, everyone, it turns out, benefits.

  • Must-have apps for music festivals

    By Leah Yamshon | 16 April, 2014 04:01

    Grab your sunscreen, high-rise cutoff shorts, and favorite satchel: Coachella kicked off this week, which marks the unofficial ushering in of music festival season. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to music fests all around the country, and for some, summer just wouldn't be the same without attending one of these mega events. With beautiful weather (most of the time), camaraderie with other attendees, an interesting array of food and art, and of course killer bands, there's a lot to experience.

  • The Zen productivity guide: tools and tips for distraction-free work

    By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 21 February, 2014 14:14

    You suck at multitasking. Don't take it personally – everyone does. According to a 2009 Stanford study, chronic multitaskers can't concentrate, have bad memories, and are terrible at switching from one task to another. And you don't look more efficient to your boss and coworkers, you just look unfocused, overcommitted and generally not in control.

  • Facebook coughs up $19bn to buy WhatsApp, draw younger users

    By Sharon Gaudin | 20 February, 2014 19:54

    Facebook may be shelling out $19 billion in cash and stock for the messaging company WhatsApp to stanch the departure of younger users from the social network.

  • Staff Picks: iOS apps you should check out now

    By Serenity Caldwell | 07 February, 2014 15:45

    It's no surprise that the App Store has gotten a wee bit crowded over the last few years. With millions of iOS devices activated every year, and tens of thousands of app developers itching to make software for those devices, there's new and cool stuff (along with new and not-so-cool stuff) arriving on the Store every day. Trying to keep up with it all is a fool's errand, as we at Macworld know all too well.

  • The Mac at 30: The next 30 years

    By Dan Moren | 27 January, 2014 13:41

    For 30 years now, we've lived with the Mac, through the good, the bad, and even the ugly. But as we celebrate this momentous anniversary, I found myself wondering just how much longer the Mac we know and love will continue to be an integral part of our lives.

 

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