yARN News, Features, and Interviews

  • NOMINATE NOW: The personal touch – putting in a personal innovation nomination

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 23 June, 2014 09:59

    With five days left to nominate for the 2014 ARN ICT Industry Awards, there’s a great opportunity to recognise and applaud the achievements of the people in the industry under the Personal Innovation award category.

  • How IBM plans to get with the times

    By Rob Enderle | 26 May, 2014 12:18

    The IBM Edge2014 infrastructure event hinted at how the company plans to use experience to its advantage. Far from burning out or fading away like an aging rock star, IBM intends to join today's young rockers on stage -- and steal the show.

  • yARN: It's raining - so what!

    By Mike Gee | 17 April, 2014 09:43

    Looking around over the past few weeks the clouds seems to be gathering over the ICT industry – and, for once, there’s no pun intended.

  • Office for iPad establishes the tablet as a true PC

    By Tony Bradley | 27 March, 2014 19:38

    Microsoft's announcement that it's bringing Office to the iPad is a game changer. Naysayers have belittled the tablet as a toy or a content consumption gadget since it launched. The argument has always been shaky, but with the world's most popular productivity suite now available for the iPad, you can no longer deny that the tablet is, in fact, just an evolution of the personal computer.

  • Separated at birth: Why Apple won't merge OS X and iOS

    By Marco Tabini | 14 February, 2014 14:14

    Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone, one argument that continually rears its ugly head is that the company must somehow find a way to merge its desktop and mobile operating systems into a single product. Most recently, one analyst has claimed that the folks from Cupertino are working on an "iAnywhere" operating system that would allow a special dock to turn a tablet into a full-fledged desktop computer destined for the professional-user market.

  • Microsoft's productivity drive could kill software as we know it

    By Mark Hachman | 11 July, 2014 21:00

    Last week, Satya Nadella charted a new course for Microsoft, focused on interconnectivity and productivity - one where, conceivably, the company's standard-setting Office applications and other products and services could slowly blur into different modes of working with the same data.

  • Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

    By Michael Simon | 10 May, 2014 02:44

    After the Financial Times yesterday broke the news that Apple is in advanced discussions to purchase Beats Electronics for the tidy sum of $US3.2 billion, the reaction was swift and immediate: Apple has finally gone off the deep end. Clearly the company's enormous cash pile was burning a hole in Tim Cook's pocket, because no one in their right mind would spend so extravagant a sum on a trendy company that makes overrated, overpriced headphones.

  • How the Surface Pro 2 became my favorite computer

    By Tony Bradley | 15 January, 2014 15:13

    A funny thing happened to me when I started playing around with a Surface Pro 2: It became my favorite computer.

  • 3D printing is IT's next big challenge

    By Bart Perkins | 13 January, 2014 11:36

    If your organsation is looking into 3D printing, IT can't afford to sit on the sidelines until it starts to look real.

  • Why smartphone food photos look horrible

    By Mike Elgan | 30 November, 2013 11:52

    Martha Stewart wants to show you horrible pictures of nauseating-looking food for some reason. Mike Elgan finds this personally vexing.

  • The Apple/IBM deal: iOS claims the IoT

    By Jonny Evans | 23 July, 2014 22:15

    The partnership announced last week isn't just about selling more iPhones. It's part of a big push into the Internet of Things.

  • Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 17 July, 2014 23:45

    So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It's a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It's a win for Apple, which finally gets some serious business software chops, and for IBM, which gets device sex appeal.

  • Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

    By Ryan Faas | 17 July, 2014 20:06

    One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.

  • Apple's partnership with IBM leaves CIOs hanging

    By Tom Kaneshige | 17 July, 2014 08:37

    The big news this week of Apple and IBM joining forces to dominate the mobile enterprise market makes a great story - at least on the surface.

  • Has Microsoft finally realised PCs are different than tablets?

    By Fredric Paul | 02 July, 2014 23:46

    If recently published reports are to be believed, Microsoft is finally realizing something I've been saying ever since Windows 8 first reared its ugly head: the so-called Modern (formerly Metro) tile interface may work fine on smartphones and tablets, but it basically throws traditional computers under the bus. The Windows 8 start screen is just plain silly on traditional computers.

  • Opinion: Must-have accessories that should be in your laptop bag

    By Tony Bradley | 04 January, 2013 14:05

    For some, a laptop bag is just a piece of luggage dedicated to safely transporting a portable PC and/or tablet from Point A to Point B. For business travelers, though, the laptop bag is more like a Swiss Army knife--an essential element filled with the gadgets and accessories you need.


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