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Olympic Sponsor Samsung's First Order Of Business: Free Phones

As the official phone of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Samsung’s first order of business is to give each athlete a free Galaxy Note 3. Not a bad perk for an Olympian — medal or not.<p>It’s a simple, yet clever move. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies alone, where an estimated 2,500 athletes will be …

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

Apple Has Made It More Difficult To Decide Which New iPad To Buy For The Holidays

There was a subtle surprise in Apple's iPad product announcement this week—the new iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display now have the same specs. Gone are the days when the iPad Mini was a technological step behind it’s larger sibling. From here on in, it would seem, the only difference is the …

Microsoft fires back at Apple: iWork is ‘watered down,’ and the iPad isn’t a ‘work’ machine

Apple’s full-frontal assault on Microsoft yesterday didn’t go unnoticed by the folks in Redmond.<p>During its iPad event yesterday, Apple went out of its way to not only attack devices like the Surface but also go after the company’s approach to operating system upgrades and productivity …

The Successful BBM Launch Points Out A Survival Route For BlackBerry

10 million downloads in twenty four hours. Now that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available on iOS and Android, the walled garden is down and everyone is pouring in to pick up one of BlackBerry’s signature technologies. If BlackBerry wants a signpost to a way forward that’s good for the business …

Microsoft launches Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS

Microsoft has quietly rolled out its Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS, allowing PC users to access their Windows desktop from their phone or tablet.<p>The Remote Desktop app, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, lets users connect to a remote PC while on the …

BlackBerry may wind up selling off limbs before going private

Like all of your favorite boy-bands from the ’90s, BlackBerry might be breaking up instead of taking some time off.<p>The suffering smartphone maker recently accepted an offer to be taken private after a year of failed restructuring efforts. But now that the deal due diligence is underway, BlackBerry …

Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

Taskmasters: how Israeli intelligence officers helped inspire the look of iOS 7

In October 2009, at an Israeli sports training facility called the Wingate Institute, Eden Shochat walked the floor of GeekCon admiring the projects. Each year at Shochat's long-running, invite-only creative gathering, attendees are tasked with making things that are both amazing and useless. One …

Easy access to Airplane mode an iOS 7 security flaw -- researchers

A video posted to YouTube recently shows how the Control Center's Airplane mode in iOS 7 gives hackers the time they need to overcome a device's security functions.<p>Apple's Control Center in iOS 7 makes it easier to access certain functions, but a recently released study from security researchers …

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Apple said to buy smart calendar app

The move hints at the world after Siri<p>Though Apple hasn't yet gone beyond its classic "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time" non–commital reply to CNet, the big rumor at the moment is that Apple has indeed bought the company behind Cue, a super–smart personal …

Further Thoughts On Why BlackBerry's Failure Could Be Your Failure Too

It’s a year and a half now since I offered the view that RIM, the name we used to give to BlackBerry, was a busted flush in part because its new strategy was too narrow. Over the months that followed, the new CEO Thorsten Heins, made a really impressive attempt to make the company work. It didn’t, …

Finland and Nokia: an affair to remember

Pride and diversity. Dependency and acquaintance. Pride and nostalgia. Sun and moon.<p>These are the answers given by Nokia's vice president of …

This Electronics Store's Stock Went Up Over 1,000% Because People Thought It Was Twitter

Markets aren't completly rational because humans aren't close to completely rational

Key Part Of Obamacare Website Going Dark This Weekend

The federal government will take down a critical part of HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare web portal, for a portion of the coming weekend as programmers feverishly work to fix major glitches that are impeding enrollment and marring the debut of the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health care …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

GPS gets elderly couple stuck in mud for 2 days

A California couple wonders whether their GPS is sending them down the right road. It isn't. But they keep going anyway. Then they are mired.<p>Technology's arrogance is so great that it can make you feel small and unintelligent.<p>But if you trust it too much, you can lose your sense of, well, …

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Dell May Have A Winner With Its Windows-Powered Venue 8 Pro

The most pleasant surprise to come out of Dell’s press conference the other day wasn’t its line of new laptops or the silly Android tablets it’s trying to foist on weary consumers. To my utter shock it was the Venue 8 Pro, the company’s first pint-sized Windows 8 tablet.<p>Let’s start with its looks. …

First Windows 8.1 ad features the return of the Start button

The removal of the Windows 8 Start button last year turned out to be a hot-button issue for users of Microsoft's latest operating system. Following a range of feedback from customers, Microsoft is now preparing to release Windows 8.1 on October 18th with a Start button. The latest OS update also …

Inside look at BlackBerry reveals failed 'SMS 2.0' push, qualms over Z10 launch

We're familiar with much of BlackBerry's history, but there are a few unanswered questions: why did Jim Balsillie resign his board position, for example? And why did the Z10 launch ahead of Q10, to disastrous results? Thankfully, <i>The Globe and Mail</i> has addressed some of these mysteries through a …

Why Lego Design Principles Don’t Work On Smartphones

Phonebloks is a new concept for a modular smartphone that would be upgradeable like a desktop PC. Here’s why it’s a designer’s dream and an engineer’s nightmare.<p>By now, you might have heard of Phonebloks, a modular smartphone design concept that is taking the Internet by storm. Created by Dutch …

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Don’t Be So Web 1.0: Your App Is Your Brand Now

And, according to a Salseforce.com VP, if your company doesn’t have one, you risk being irrelevant.<p>Ever since companies started buying computers, programmers have been tasked with automating familiar business processes, and applications have been programs that do familiar paper-based things, merely …

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Is the doctor in? MedWhat’s ‘personal medical assistant’ is always on call

On a cold and wintery evening several years ago, I poured warm garlic oil into my ear because the Internet said it would make me feel better.<p>MedWhat wants to prevent this from happening, or at least provide a better way to find legitimate medical information online. The startup has built a smarter …

Five tips for the new Camera app on iOS 7

Apple has redesigned the Camera app for iOS 7, adding new features and navigation options. Here's how to use them.<p>There isn't a single app or screen left unchanged in iOS 7, and the Camera app is no exception. From the way you navigate through the app, to the new option to use live filters when …

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US House members overwhelmingly use iPhones over BlackBerry or Android

No doubt capitalizing on the launch of the new iPhone 5S, NBC polled the US House of Representatives to ask a simple question: what kind of smartphone do you use? The results are that they overwhelmingly prefer the iPhone, to the tune of 58 percent. The runner-up is, unsurprisingly, BlackBerry at …

Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1012000/1012212_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522191891_e6fca77a5aaf46a79eb08ae1228e58c3<p><b>As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit</b> …

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