Apps sell phones, and Windows Phone has long lagged behind both iOS and Android in app availability.  Is it finally closing the gap, or is it still being hurt by the app gap?

August 22, 2014 12:03 PM EDT

This pilot fish has a project to install some new servers for a rapidly expanding bank. But the hardest part of the job turns out to be getting the IT manager to sign a Delivery and Acceptance document at the end.

August 22, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

As a longtime user of Quicken I was intrigued when the folks at Intuit's Quicken group called to pre-brief me on an new product announcement. I was hoping for a SaaS version of Quicken. What I got was an improved version of Quicken or the Mac, announced today.

August 21, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

Reports say that the first Windows 9 preview will be released on September 30. Will that be the day that Windows finally gets back its mojo, or will the operating system continue to be lambasted by critics and users alike?

August 21, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

With a rumored replacement on the way, it's time to revisit Google's current Nexus tablet to see how well it's aged a year after its release.

August 21, 2014 11:16 AM EDT

Apple executives have been promising an amazing year of Apple product introductions since last year, but some products on that schedule may slip -- Apple seldom ships a product until it is ready. All the same, big news is coming and here's the best of what we've heard in the last week.

August 21, 2014 11:11 AM EDT
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Digital transformation is about a lot more than your front-end digital customer experience. It requires a modern,mission critical infrastructure on the back-end as well. If “rogue IT” is what happens when business doesn’t speak to IT, then “rogue digital” may soon be what happens if the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) doesn't speak to the CIO or vice versa.

August 21, 2014 9:49 AM EDT
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Spam spam spam spam. Spam spam spam spam. Wonderful spam.

For many users, iMessage is becoming an unusable cesspool of spam. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is under fire for poor security design in iMessage, and for failing to react to the (inevitable) spam problem that has ensued.

smh. Why do we keep having to reinvent the wheel, every single freakin' time a new communications tool becomes popular? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers eyeroll furiously. Not to mention: Bloody Vikings

August 21, 2014 6:08 AM EDT

It's the depths of a particularly frigid midwestern winter when this executive approaches an IT support tech complaining that there's something wrong with her smartphone -- the screen won't respond.

August 21, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which went on sale today, offers Samsung hardware together with Barnes & Noble apps.

August 20, 2014 1:09 PM EDT
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Do you regard your smartphone cameras, speakers or microphone as a security threat? You might after learning about covert sound-based and camera-based attacks that were presented at the 8th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT).

August 20, 2014 12:22 PM EDT
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