• Samsung will challenge Oculus and HTC with a phone-free VR headset

    Samsung will challenge Oculus and HTC with a phone-free VR headset

    The Samsung Gear VR headset is an excellent early introduction to the wonderful world of VR.Except you do need the phone, and the most immersive VR experiences are provided by those that don’t, like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
  • Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps

    Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps

    There is a renewed focus on risk data aggregation and reporting (RDAR) solutions, as financial ins Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.In March, Apple introduced CareKit, its third open-source medical framework, and starting April 28 the first applications benefitting from CareKit are available.
  • Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings

    Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings

    The company says its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, helped it generate more revenue and stabilized its mobile division.Moving forward, Samsung says it believes it will see growing sales for the Galaxy S phones alongside its entry-level Galaxy J series and mid-range Galaxy A series.
  • Providing Secure Connected Products

    Download Security is a primary concern of ThingWorx customers - especially device manufacturers and end-customers that deliver and use connected products.These customers demand a proven solution that protects them and their customers against hackers, malware and unsafe operations.
  • How to Boost Customer Experience – and Gain Competitive Advantage – in Financial Services

    How to Boost Customer Experience – and Gain Competitive Advantage – in Financial Services

    Above all, it has become essential for organizations to ensure a great customer experience if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive marketplace.Join InformationWeek for a 60-minute webinar to learn what helps customer experience leaders thrive and how they beat laggards across the board.
  • Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum

    Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum

    One of the frequently cited use-cases for real-time data comes from Uber, which has harnessed the power of data and real-time analytics to actually predict when your driver will arrive to pick you up.It is the power and momentum of what real-time data can do -- as in that Uber application -- that brought more than 500 users to the Kafka Summit in San Francisco this week.
  • Top 8 Considerations for Server-side Flash: Maximize Your Investment, Dodge Inefficiencies

    You’ve decided you need Flash to stay competitive.But in your quest to find the best of the best, you find it’s more than just IOPS and throughput you need to to compare.
  • Apple and Samsung are ruling smartwatches

    Apple and Samsung are ruling smartwatches

    In the world of smartphones, Samsung and Apple dominate sales, with the pair being responsible for around 40 percent market share combined according to recent figures.Related: The Apple Watch is twice as popular as the first iPhone At first glance, this is excellent news for both, but dig deeper and it’s not so great.
  • iPhone Shipments Decline As Smartphone Market Cools Worldwide

    iPhone Shipments Decline As Smartphone Market Cools Worldwide

    There is a renewed focus on risk data aggregation and reporting (RDAR) solutions, as financial ins Chinese vendors like OPPO and vivo show impressive leaps in growth as the overall market for smartphone shipments cools down.Samsung and Apple remained at the top of the smartphone manufacturing pile, even though its year-over-year shipments of the iPhone dropped for the first time.
  • Achieve Quick Security Wins: Aligning with Critical Security Controls

    Download The Council on Cybersecurity's Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense provide guidance on easy wins for prioritizing security processes that are most effective against today's threats.This document shows how Carbon Black maps to 18 of the top 20 critical controls that will allow your organization to continuously maintain a strong security posture.
  • Losses for Apple, Samsung Are Huawei's Gain

    Losses for Apple, Samsung Are Huawei's Gain

    Smartphones are having a rough year: Q1 was "the first time ever in history the global smartphone market.The firm pointed to "strong smartphone saturation in developed markets, as well as a year-over-year decline from both Apple and Samsung" as the reason for the drop.
  • Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability

    Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability

    Organizations require new ways to "weaponize" the threat intelligence they have to prevent attacks To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, the company introduced the Samsung ARTIK Cloud, a cloud-based backend design to run IoT applications and services.
  • iPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It

    iPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It

    While most other smartphone makers would love to have numbers like these, Apple's figures worry investors.The year-over-year decline reveals weakness in Apple's smartphone business, which is its main money maker.
  • Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors

    Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors

    Redmond has struggled in the mobile space for years, and smartphone sales continue to decline as its other products and services generate profit.During its most recent earnings call, Microsoft executives noted a slowdown in PC and smartphone sales hurt overall financial results for the third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year.
  • 12 Android Apps Actually Worth Paying For

    12 Android Apps Actually Worth Paying For

    Even though Google Play regularly outshines the App Store in total number of downloads, Apple users have proven far more willing than their Android counterparts to actually plunk down cash for their apps.My fellow Android users, it's unfortunate that you're not buying apps.
  • Body discovered inside Apple headquarters conference room, along with firearm

    Body discovered inside Apple headquarters conference room, along with firearm

    The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department is investigating after a dead body was found in a conference room at Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters this morning.At the time of this writing, the body has not been publicly identified, and no additional information has yet been provided by acting spokesperson Sgt.
  • Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs

    Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs

    Organizations require new ways to "weaponize" the threat intelligence they have to prevent attacks Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 steps away from its traditional Quests and takes a different approach to the way Windows Insiders can help chase bugs.In its latest build, Microsoft is also introducing a couple different types of bug-chasing Quests.
  • FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says

    FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says

    The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.The report cited "people familiar with the matter," and noted that an Apple attorney suggested that whatever the FBI found would "have a short shelf life," since Apple is continually working on software improvements.
  • Samsung is making another Gear Fit wearable, but that’s not all

    Samsung is making another Gear Fit wearable, but that’s not all

    Tentatively known as the Gear Fit 2 and the IconX earbuds, here’s what we think we know about them so far.The rumored big new feature in the Fit 2 will be a GPS unit, a feature usually found on more running-focused wearables, and notorious for being a serious battery hog.
  • FBI: Sorry, That iPhone Bug Stays Secret for Now

    FBI: Sorry, That iPhone Bug Stays Secret for Now

    For now, the FBI has no intention of sharing its mysterious iPhone unlocking mechanism with Apple, though that could change.As the Wall Street Journal reports, the FBI says it's not actually sure it knows enough about the iPhone hacking process to make a disclosure.