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Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.

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It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

Joe Stanganelli

By Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM is not a startup, and venture capital is still borrowed money.

Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Sculley? You mean Tim Cook, I assume. And they're telling you to uninstall...

Apple debuted the feature-packed iOS 9.3 at its launch event that also unveiled the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro. Here are some tips to help you maximize your day-to-day use of the updated mobile operating system.

Kelly Sheridan

By Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/17/2016ReadPost a Comment

A secret team is reportedly reviewing ways to shake up the iTunes App Store. One strategy under consideration would see developers pay to boost the discoverability of their apps.

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Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

For Windows 10, Microsoft may give its infamous Blue Screen of Death a QR code that users could scan with their smartphones to get more information about the crash.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/12/2016ReadPost a Comment

Perhaps when you use your smartphone to scan the QR code, you get a blue screen...

The PC market continued its losing streak in the first quarter of 2016, as shipments declined for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest numbers from Gartner and IDC. Lenovo and HP remained the market leaders.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/12/2016ReadPost a Comment

I"m surprised Acer is not listed in the top 4.  They've been acquiring...

Apple's mid-size 9.7-inch tablet takes a big step forward in the new iPad Pro. This powerful slate offers plenty for mobile professionals to like. Here's an up-close look.

Eric ZemanReadPost a Comment

You use your iPad for more complex and processor intensive operations than...

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.

Kelly Sheridan

By Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/10/2016ReadPost a Comment

It doesn't work well with old hardware. It's suppose to be a modern design...

Apple is reportedly planning to offer iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users a choice of removing some of the default apps that come with its iOS, possibly as soon as iOS 10 is announced.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/7/2016ReadPost a Comment

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