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  • Today's high-end smartphones: Too big for comfort?

    It's obviously the start of smartphone season. Tech-fashionable vendor OnePlus announced its new OnePlus 2 high-end low-cost smartphone on Tuesday, while Samsung has sent out invitations to an upcoming press event that will take place in a couple of weeks.

  • Managing Apple Macs and Windows Systems with the Same SCCM Tool

    Organizations are looking to manage their Apple Macs along side their existing Windows systems using existing tools already used in enterprises like Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Parallels (the maker of virtual machine technology that has allowed Mac users to run Windows guest sessions for years) just updated their add-in to SCCM, "Parallels Mac Management 4.0" for Microsoft SCCM.

  • Is Apple's control freakery out of control?

    Apple makes money. A LOT of money.

  • Just give up on mobile already, Microsoft

    How many ways can Microsoft fail with mobile technology? There was Windows CE -- a failure. Windows Mobile -- a flop. And, more recently, Windows Phone -- a fiasco.

  • The Apple Watch disrupts, but is that enough?

    Disruptive technology doesn't come along often, and is often initially dismissed because it's easy to ignore something you've lived an entire life without. But every once in a while a bit of tech comes along that makes it easier to do what you're already doing.

  • Just say no to connected cars

    There is a growing chance your next vehicle will be a connected car, augmented with Internet-connected intelligent systems and services.

  • The OPM lawsuit will only make the lawyers rich

    Sensitive data pertaining to millions of people was compromised in the data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. I suspect that millions of those people smiled when they heard about the filing of a class-action lawsuit filed against the OPM. They would like some recompense for the incredible hassle that data breach caused them. And they probably want to see the OPM pay for its mistakes. Unfortunately, those smiles are probably about all they will get out of the lawsuit.

  • The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio

    When Apple announced it was creating an Internet radio station called Beats 1 to go along with its Apple Music service, I was dismissive.

  • Broadband for all

    There's no mere digital divide in the United States; it's a chasm. It ensures that the have-nots will always have less, and those with broadband access will have more. It's time to finally end that, and guarantee that everyone in the country, no matter how poor, gets broadband and its many benefits.

  • Nvidia asks Washington to sledgehammer smartphones

    Today's smartphone is more powerful than a supercomputer of just 20 years ago. It is an immensely complex device. In fact, more than one in six (16%) of all active U.S. patents are smartphone-related. Because of this complexity, smartphones for the last several years have been the epicenter of intellectual property disputes in high technology. Nearly every mobile, software, chip and Internet firm has been involved in some legal battle.

  • Finding your way around Apple's iOS 9

    Ever since the move away from skeuomorphics in version 7, iOS has been in a state of flux -- one that many iPhone and iPad users and reviewers noted came at the expense of stability. With iOS 9 due out in public beta next month and to the general public this Spring, Apple continues refining the appearance and behavior of the software that powers the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. And just as it's doing with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple is adding a variety of under-the-hood improvements and new tricks that focus on proactivity, UI refinements, and best of all, stability and performance.

  • IT funding potholes

    Organizations should know how to budget and pay for IT products and services -- they've been doing so for more than 50 years. This is not rocket science. Unfortunately, many organizations continue to make the same mistakes year after year.

  • 4 news apps that will change everything

    I'm a huge fan of newspapers. I've been subscribing to the print edition of The New York Times since I was in college.

  • El Capitan's 5 biggest improvements

    When Apple execs took the stage last week for the company's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), they covered a lot of ground -- discussing changes to iOS 9, updates to watchOS, details about the company's music-streaming plans and specifics about OS X 10.11, better known as El Capitan. All three platforms will see improvements focused on performance, privacy and refinements when they arrive later this year.

  • Windows 10: Who will jump on the upgrade train?

    Windows 10 is looking pretty good. No, really!

  • Google on Apple: The end is near

    The chat room and social network religious wars between Apple and Google demand that you take sides. But I've always felt that the best experience includes a cherry-picking of Apple hardware, Google services and apps from both.

  • 5 questions you should be asking about the future

    I recently have been sounding ahead-of-the-curve executives about the questions we should be asking about the future. Here are five of particular importance.

  • Here comes the modular mobile revolution

    The future of consumer electronics will be delivered this year in a Puerto Rican food truck.

  • The Internet of Growing Things

    Earlier this month, in Monterey, Calif., a meeting organized by the Produce Marketing Association provided an opportunity for a group of local growers of crops such as lettuce, artichokes and strawberries to find out how the latest digital technologies were changing agriculture. Participants heard about how technologies like robots, drones and predictive analytics could help them improve their operations.

  • Why you want Google Photos

    We all love to take pictures. Smartphones make it easy.