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Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Analyst suggestion of converged iOS/OS X device flies in face of Apple statements

<i>CNET</i> reports that JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz forecasts that Apple will release a converged iOS/OS X device he has dubbed the iAnywhere.<p>While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS …

Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 glitches in February update

An optional update resolves several nagging snafus, from orientation issues on a Lenovo ThinkPad to problems with Netflix video playback.<p>Windows 8.1 users beset by technical woes may find some help in a newly released update.<p>On Tuesday, Microsoft issued an update package that fixes a variety of …

Google and VMware team up to put your Windows desktop on Chromebooks

So, your bosses have replaced most of the office computers with Chromebooks, but you <i>need</i> those old Windows apps to keep you sane. If the IT folks aren't on top of it already, you may want to tell them about a remote access solution developed by Google and VMware called Horizon Desktop as a Service …

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

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IT's Losing Battle Against Cloud Adoption

Asking IT about emerging trends in enterprise computing is increasingly a fool’s errand.<p>Open source pioneer Billy Marshall once quipped that “the CIO is the last to know,” because she was too far removed from what open-source code her IT team was downloading or which SaaS services they were …

Peek: A Simple, Beautiful Calendar App for iPhone

First up, it’s worth noting here that we’ve seen a slew of so-called smart calendar apps come to the fore over the past year or so – there’s Readdle’s Calendars 5, Any.Do’s Cal, Tempo and Sunrise for starters. And now there’s Peek Calendar, which is entering the fray with its own unique take on …

Dell launches new Android HDMI dongle with desktop virtualization

Dell has just launched a new Android based HDMI dongle, which can transform any display into a virtualized desktop computer. Portability is the essence of mobile technology, but Dell aims to go one better by packing in as many feature as possible into its tiny USB sized computer.<p>Dell’s Wyse Cloud …

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Evernote for iPhone and iPad updated to offer a more customizable experience

Evernote for iOS has been updated to make the note-taking app easier and faster to use, as well as more customizable, the company said in a blog post today.<p>Among the new features are redesigned New Note buttons that are larger and sit more prominently at the top of the screen, and the choice of …

Wallgram Turns Instagram Photos Into iPhone Wallpapers

If you’re anything like me, you’ll change your iPhone’s wallpaper on a regular basis to keep things fresh, but finding a good one isn’t always easy. At least that <i>was</i> the case — until Wallgram came along. Wallgram isn’t just another photo bank full of images; it uses Instagram photos uploaded by …

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FORTUNE — Fresh from signing a $2.91 billion deal with Larry Page to acquire Google’s Motorola unit, Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang spoke to Motorola employees for 45 minutes at the latter company’s headquarters outside of Chicago on Thursday. Immediately after that meeting, Yang discussed the deal and …

How to Craft the Perfect Email Subject Line

<i>Dmitri Leonov is the VP of Growth at Sanebox, where he leads business development, sales and marketing efforts.</i><p>According to some estimates, more than 144 billion emails are sent every day, and sometimes, it seems like every one of them lands in your inbox. Even those of us who are tasked with …

Microsoft 'Office Online' set to replace existing Word and Excel Web Apps

Microsoft is readying a launch of new "Office Online" branding for its existing Office Web Apps. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Office Online will roll out in the coming weeks, and Microsoft’s office.com site will be refreshed to accommodate the changes. The …

Microsoft Joins Facebook-Founded Open Compute Project

The fifth summit of the Open Compute Project is happening on Tuesday, and Microsoft has revealed that it is the latest member to join the group, a Facebook-founded initiative that sees the company and its partners commit to developing and sharing designs for data center infrastructure.<p>Bill Laing, …

IO launches an OpenStack cloud running on open source servers

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Modular data center expert IO is getting into the cloud provider business, launching a new service called IO.Cloud that’s …

Facebook Saved Over A Billion Dollars By Building Open Sourced Servers

Facebook is reaping the benefits of designing its own energy efficient servers. Today at the Open Compute Summit, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “In the last three years alone, Facebook has saved more than a billion dollars in building out our infrastructure using Open Compute designs.”<p>Facebook …

Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …