What you should really expect from Samsung’s facial recognition

What you should really expect from Samsung’s facial recognition

Biometrics is neither a silver bullet nor a foolish approach. The trick is to understand what you’re securing, and not pretend you’re getting more than you are

04/04/17

What IoT can learn from mobile management

What IoT can learn from mobile management

The internet of things is a much more complex, proprietary world than mobile devices ever were, but an API- and policy-driven approach can still help

03/28/17

First look: Android O developer preview

First look: Android O developer preview

With a scattershot set of improvements, the new Android version is a fairly minor affair, but there’s nothing that does harm

03/22/17

Microsoft, stop sabotaging Windows 10

Microsoft, stop sabotaging Windows 10

Abusing users via in-OS ads, secretive monitoring, and iffy upgrades is a bad strategy, especially given the doubts fostered by Windows 8 and Vista

03/21/17

Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Office 365 everywhere? Not on these devices

Microsoft still can't decide if it can commit to a world that's not about Windows alone

03/14/17

Microsoft apes Apple’s failed app strategy in Windows 10

Microsoft apes Apple’s failed app strategy in Windows 10

Apple's Mac App Store is clearly Microsoft's model to force Universal Windows Platform adoption, but Apple didn't exactly succeed in its own attempt

03/07/17

Windows 10 wants to make Android its iPhone

Windows 10 wants to make Android its iPhone

Unlocking your PC from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone is the next step in Microsoft's journey to replicate Apple's Handoff ecosystem

02/28/17

3 signs of an AI snow job

3 signs of an AI snow job

Technology may appear to be smart, but in most cases it merely has great logic. That’s not the same as intelligence or the ability to learn

02/21/17

Hands-on: Microsoft Teams fails in its debut

Hands-on: Microsoft Teams fails in its debut

Once again, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. Will it ever learn?

02/14/17

The Android Wear 2.0 terror and other fake news

The Android Wear 2.0 terror and other fake news

The facts about wearables' fit in and risk to the enterprise are a far cry from what the security fearmongers would have you believe

02/09/17

2 web technologies you need to dump now

2 web technologies you need to dump now

Too many sites block or restrict users using modern technologies. You can easily avoid this suicidal path

02/07/17

Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

Microsoft has added SharePoint support to its OneDrive apps, but differences across Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android might confuse you

01/31/17

Almost there: Skype for Business inches forward

Almost there: Skype for Business inches forward

A convoluted user interface and crippled mobile features limit the conferencing tools' utility, but there's now enough to get started

01/24/17

Mobile is still the safest place for your data

Mobile is still the safest place for your data

IT likes to fret about smartphones and tablets, but more established technologies—even paper documents—are where the data-breach risks lie

01/17/17

Android won't fix the Chromebook conundrum

Android won't fix the Chromebook conundrum

High-quality Chrome OS laptops are coming to run Android apps, but there's no real reason to choose them over today's laptops or tablets

01/10/17

5 lessons from a Chromebook deployment

5 lessons from a Chromebook deployment

Subsidized management and apps plus supersimple administration let schools manage fleets of devices and users at a low cost

01/03/17

11 home IoT devices actually worth getting

11 home IoT devices actually worth getting

In the internet of things are many poor home-automation products, but that doesn't mean they're all bad

12/27/16

Smartphone and PC? Microsoft just might pull it off

Smartphone and PC? Microsoft just might pull it off

The technology approach is proven, and the ambition has long been there, so there's a chance this time for the merger of PC and mobile to actually happen

12/13/16

The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

Cloud storage vendors don't provide a comfortable balance for some IT admins, but third-party options get you part way there

12/06/16

2016: The year Apple lost its magic

2016: The year Apple lost its magic

Trivial product upgrades, a few bizarre new features, executives in fantasy land, cracks in its ecosystem make Apple fans worry, not lust

11/29/16

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