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Google terminates Quickoffice apps on Android, iOS

As Google last week introduced new features for its online and Android productivity apps, it also quietly announced that it has halted development on Quickoffice and would soon pull the free software from the Google Play and Apple App Store.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 June, 2014 21:06

Tags: web apps, Apple, QuickOffice, Google, applications, software, internet

Microsoft admits communications, tech problems during Office 365 outages

A "unique" breakdown coupled with a previously unknown flaw in Exchange Online caused Tuesday's extensive outage, and to make matters worse, the service disruption alert system also malfunctioned, leaving some affected customers in the dark.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 June, 2014 03:10

Tags: applications, Microsoft, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

Google's Android Studio development environment is available in a beta version that makes it easier to create apps for smartwatches and TVs.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 June, 2014 20:48

Tags: application development, Android, Google I/O, smartphones, software, mobile, mobile applications, Development tools, Android OS, Google, consumer electronics

Cloud and on-premises Microsoft email faced off in LA County: Guess who won

In a scenario illustrative of Microsoft's tectonic shift to the cloud, Los Angeles County halted an on-premises Exchange upgrade to instead roll out Office 365 and its Exchange Online service.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 June, 2014 06:56

Tags: applications, Microsoft, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Google focused on Big Data, real-time analysis in the Cloud

When it comes to big data, many enterprises are getting slammed with big problems. That's why Google will focus on helping those large companies over the next year.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 June, 2014 06:45

Tags: Google, applications, computerworld, big data, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing

Microsoft botched all aspects of Exchange outage response

Microsoft blew it Tuesday when its Exchange Online hosted email service went dark and the company made no effort to explain what was going on to customers.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 June, 2014 05:21

Tags: web apps, SaaS, applications, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, three

Oracle fortifies integration suite for mobile work

If it weren't enough of a challenge for IT architects and system managers to glue enterprise systems together, they must also now worry about connecting their systems to mobile and Web applications as well.

By Joab Jackson | 27 June, 2014 04:31

Tags: applications, middleware, Enterprise application integration, software, data integration, Oracle, Data management

Cool Stuff at CE Week New York

OK, kids, strap in for this post - we're going to move quickly here. Start off by watching the video above to see a bunch of new gadgets that we saw this week at the CE Week New York event (in New York City, natch).

By Keith Shaw | 27 June, 2014 03:53

Tags: gadgets, applications, Photo / video, consumer electronics, smartphones, software, Fitbit, video

Carnegie Mellon system lets you get to the good parts of video, fast

While Video has become ubiquitous thanks mostly to smartphones it doesn't mean you want to actually watch all of it.

By Michael Cooney | 27 June, 2014 02:22

Tags: Carnegie Mellon computer science, applications, Photo / video, iPhone, IT Skills & Training, GoPro, software, Google Glass, video, Carnegie Mellon University, Google, consumer electronics, smartphones

Salesforce.com, Philips join forces for health care IT

Salesforce.com is teaming up with Philips to develop a software platform to connect patients with health care in a much faster and easier way than is usually possible today.

By Chris Kanaracus | 27 June, 2014 00:03

Tags: applications, Salesforce.com, health care, software, phillips, internet, industry verticals, cloud computing

New iOS jailbreak could become sinister

A new jailbreak for Apple's iOS software that uses confidential information intended only for security researchers could develop into a more sinister attack, according to security analysts.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 June, 2014 11:36

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, security, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile, Lacoon Security

How Samsung's Gear Live shrinks Android for the wrist

Google has unveiled the first three smartwatches that will run Android Wear, a cut-down version of Android for wearable devices, and we got our hands on one of them: the Samsung Gear Live.

By Zach Miners | 26 June, 2014 10:30

Tags: mobile applications, Google, consumer electronics, Android, Google I/O, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, mobile

Owler uses crowdsourcing for competitive intelligence

Jim Fowler first took on the likes of Dun and Bradstreet as CEO of Jigsaw, which used crowdsourcing to collect and curate business contact data, and now, after selling the company to Salesforce.com in 2010, he has launched Owler, which wants to take on competitive intelligence providers through -- you guessed it -- crowdsourcing.

By Chris Kanaracus | 26 June, 2014 07:00

Tags: analytics, jigsaw, Internet-based applications and services, applications, Salesforce.com, software, internet, Owler

Netgear Nighthawk X6 router introduces concept of tri-band wireless

At the CE Week New York event today, Netgear announced its new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (model R8000), featuring 802.11ac wireless connectivity and using Broadcom's new 5G Wi-Fi Xstream platform. The $300 device is now available for pre-order online, with availability expected later this year.

By Keith Shaw | 26 June, 2014 06:35

Tags: consumer electronics, applications, Photo / video, broadcom, Networking, netgear, wireless, software, video, gadgets

Google previews Fit software kit for health-tracking apps

Google is set to release an SDK aimed at making fitness-based apps more effective by pulling in data from multiple devices.

By Zach Miners | 26 June, 2014 05:26

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Google I/O, internet, Nike, mobile

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with beefier Apps suite

Under pressure from Microsoft's Office 365, Google has launched a premium edition of Apps with unlimited cloud storage and extra IT controls, and has also improved the Docs office productivity suite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 26 June, 2014 04:32

Tags: Google, applications, storage, Google I/O, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Google service analyzes live streaming data

Taking what many see as the next step in big data analysis, Google is previewing a service called Google Cloud Dataflow that analyzes live data, potentially giving users the ability to view trends and be alerted to events as they happen.

By Joab Jackson | 26 June, 2014 04:32

Tags: Google, applications, development platforms, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

Google enters smartwatch market with LG G and Samsung Gear Live

Google entered the hot smartwatch market Wednesday, unveiling two devices, the LG G and Samsung Gear Live.

By Zach Miners | 26 June, 2014 03:51

Tags: mobile applications, Google, consumer electronics, Google I/O, smartphones, internet, mobile

Microsoft turns Cloud storage into Office 365 feature

Microsoft's decision to boost free storage space to one terabyte for Office 365 subscribers is less a game changer for the rent-not-own concept than additional evidence that storage is transforming from a separate service to a feature, analysts have argued.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 June, 2014 00:18

Tags: Apple, Google, applications, Data storage, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing

Microsoft fixes Exchange Online outage after almost 9 hours

Microsoft has finally fixed an Exchange Online outage that left affected users without access to email for almost nine hours on Tuesday, prompting many to vent their frustration online as they struggled to get their work done.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 June, 2014 09:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, Microsoft, Mail, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

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