For the first time ever, Google has published a set of standards it says smartphones must meet to be business friendly, highlighting those that get regular security patches and at least one major OS update.
Google on Feb. 15 turned on the browser ad-blocking feature it's been talking about for a year. Here's how it works and why Google acted.
Six months after Oreo's release, how have Android device-makers done at getting the upgrade into users' hands? A sobering but important analysis.
Apple's wearable vision isn't just about accessorizing iPhones; it's about creating new computing platforms.
If you’re still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Workplace, Stride and six other chat providers have to offer. (Free reg. req.)
Here's what to do when your contacts or calendar events don't sync between devices.
Intel says it has most -- but not all -- of the buggy Meltdown/Spectre firmware patches in order. While Microsoft announces but doesn’t ship a firmware fix for the Surface Pro 3.
I thought it might be time to share some of the commands I think most people will want to use most often with Apple's HomePod.
When iOS 11.3 arrives later this year, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data -- part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed.
If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here's how to use Microsoft's cloud storage service in Windows 10. (Free reg. req.)
While the full potential of blockchain may not be understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.
Is this a sign of Google testing the waters for something grander? If not, then it should be.
Apple’s quarterly report may look golden, but there are fundamental problems behind its billions in profit.
Swype hasn't been spectacular in a long time, but its impact on Android and mobile typing in general is undeniable.
With a smartphone and an RFID tag on the window, shoppers may be able to forgo using plastic at all gas stations and drive-through restaurants. But will they?
The February patch for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, has drawn criticism and problem reports of many shades, from many corners.
The best productivity tools are the ones you always have with you, and when it comes to enterprise productivity it's pretty clear that most knowledge workers are adopting iPhones - so here are some Siri tips to help you stay productive.
Group chat apps such as Slack can help teams collaborate and be productive -- but they can also get overwhelming, with too many messages demanding your attention. Here's how to tame the Slack beast. (Free reg. req.)
What follows are six handy Mac hints and tips that I hope will help you get things done faster and more effectively.
JD Power just released the results of their 2018 wireless purchase experience study. There are a couple important bits of information that buyers need to know, but no one is talking about.
Google’s new core competency is guessing what you’ll do, then doing it (so you don’t have to!).
Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1809, due out this fall, it now looks like the spring update for the OS will arrive on April 3 or 10.
Stefan Kanthak, reporting on the Bugtraq mailing list, shows how Microsoft’s own security patch download links are based on HTTP, not HTTPS
The iMac Pro -- and the powerful applications you can run on it -- has much to offer many industries, including architecture, product design and film making.
Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.
Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 4 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17101, released on Feb. 14, 2018.
ICYMI: Many Mac users may have come across a small window that appears on top of their browser when surfing the Web that warns them, 'System Scan is Recommended'. So, what is this message, and what should you do if you see it?
ICYMI: Thinking about wireless charging now that you purchased an iPhone X? We've compiled a list of great Qi-enabled wireless chargers that will pair perfectly with your new gadget.
ICYMI: What you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4074588, released Feb. 13, 2018.
ICYMI: Android P rumor season has begun -- but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.
ICYMI: Learn how to use Apple's iCloud Keychain to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and other critical data safe, as well as create and recall complex passcodes.
ICYMI: Demand for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions is strong. No question about that, but less obvious are the limits and hidden liabilities of this popular business model.
ICYMI: This year's MWC gets under way Feb. 26 in Barcelona, and while hardware announcements are a given, attendees are more likely to be hearing a lot about 5G networking.
ICYMI: Larger wireless carriers consistently win the majority of market share. Smaller carriers can also be successful, if they learn the right lessons to successfully compete.
ICYMI: iFixit is impressed with Apple's advanced speaker design, but this is not an easy system to upgrade.
ICYMI: The growth in unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile application management (MAM) software and services, according to a new report.
ICYMI: You can leave your cables at home and still be able to charge your phone, get online, print and more.
ICYMI: The browser isn't as glamorous as it used to be, but it's still among the most powerful and reliable tools of the Information Age. On the 25th anniversary of Mosaic -- remember that? -- take our quiz on the history and technology of browsers and see how much you really know.
ICYMI: Pay attention to the technology malady of our time. It's making your employees miserable -- and unproductive.
ICYMI: Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1801 (Build 9001.2144), released on Feb. 7, 2018.
ICYMI: An outstanding smart speaker for the home has some potential as an enterprise product.
ICYMI: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.
ICYMI: Microsoft plans to pilot a blockchain-based digital ID platform that would allow users to control access to sensitive online information via an encrypted data hub.
ICYMI: Google in July will start inserting a 'not secure' label in the address bar of every website that uses HTTP connections between its servers and users.
ICYMI: Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system.
ICYMI: Well, that didn’t take long. While Microsoft claims that Windows 10 S is now a Windows 10 “mode,” the truth is that this attempted counter to Google Chrome OS has floundered.
ICYMI: If February turns out half as bad as January, you’ll thank your lucky stars if you take a few minutes now and make sure Windows Update is turned off. Temporarily, of course.
ICYMI: Microsoft has provided few details about the next non-subscription version of Office, coming next year. We've teased out some answers to pressing questions about the suite.
HP has added Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops to its list of hardware it now supports under its managed service.
Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.