13 ways to optimize your Android smartphone

Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips

11 offbeat battery chargers: Portable power with a twist

There's no need for a portable phone charger to be boring -- here are 11 chargers for your smartphone (or tablet) that are both useful and creative...  more

The making of a Microsoft CEO: Layoffs and lip service

Satya Nadella steps up his game with textbook MBA moves and massive layoffs, but the benefit to Microsoft remains to be seen... more

Step away from the button! 6 touchy tech disasters

It's all fun and games until you bring down the data center with a stray brush of the hand or flick of the finger... more

Prove it! Another security vendor claims 100 percent malware detection

A long line of security vendors has promised to detect all malware. Every last one failed. Can Trustwave break the mold?... more

Midyear jobs outlook: What you need to know about IT hiring, skills, and benefits

Companies in hiring mode say there's a shortage of tech talent, while IT pros are upping their expectations for pay and benefits... more

iOS devices are still safe -- from everybody except Apple and the NSA

Security researcher says undocumented services allow Apple and law enforcement to access the contents of any iOS device... more

What you need to know about using Bluetooth beacons

Apple's iBeacons technology is merely the start of a new approach to location-aware apps... more

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Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

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