Software

Android Pay likely at Google I/O as Samsung preps its own service

Google is expected to reveal details about Android Pay at its annual I/O conference this week, even as Samsung readies its own separate mobile payment service.

By Matt Hamblen | 28 May, 2015 23:41

Tags: Apple, application development, Gartner, mobile payments, Google, software, Lenovo, Google I/O 2015, galaxy

Charter-Time Warner deal would get tough regulatory scrutiny

Charter Communications' planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable faces a regulatory review by the same federal officials who were widely blamed for nixing the recent proposed merger of Time Warner with Comcast.

By Matt Hamblen | 27 May, 2015 02:11

Tags: Time Warner Cable, Networking, time warner, fcc, comcast, Charter Communications

How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

The technology for body-worn cameras has been around for years, but it wasn't until this past year that law enforcement agencies have moved to adopt them in significant numbers.

By Colin Neagle | 26 May, 2015 21:26

Tags: cloud computing, internet

Java at 20: How it changed programming forever

Remembering what the programming world was like in 1995 is no easy task. Object-oriented programming, for one, was an accepted but seldom practiced paradigm, with much of what passed as so-called object-oriented programs being little more than rebranded C code that used >> instead of printf and class instead of struct. The programs we wrote those days routinely dumped core due to pointer arithmetic errors or ran out of memory due to leaks. Source code could barely be ported between different versions of Unix. Running the same binary on different processors and operating systems was crazy talk.

By Elliotte Rusty Harold | 22 May, 2015 00:44

Tags: sun, java, software

Java at 20: Its successes, failures, and future

Although Java was developed at Sun Microsystems, Oracle has served as the platform's steward since acquiring Sun in early 2010. During that time, Oracle has released Java 7 and Java 8, with version 9 due up next year. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently spoke to Oracle's Georges Saab, vice president of software development for the Java Platform Group, about the occasion of Java's 20th anniversary.

By Paul Krill | 21 May, 2015 02:03

Tags: Sun Microsystems, java, infoworld, software, Oracle

Java at 20: The JVM, Java's other big legacy

Think of Java, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, and your first thoughts most likely go to the language itself. But underneath the language is a piece of technology that has a legacy at least as important and powerful as Java itself: the Java virtual machine, or JVM.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 20 May, 2015 00:34

Tags: Sun Microsystems, beca, java, software, Oracle

Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on

What began as an experiment in consumer electronics in the early 1990s celebrates its 20th anniversary as a staple of enterprise computing this week. Java has become a dominant platform, able to run wherever the Java Virtual Machine is supported, forging ahead despite the rise of rival languages and recent tribulations with security.

By Paul Krill | 19 May, 2015 00:47

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, IBM, Sun Microsystems, java, software, Forrester Research, Oracle

What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health. It's an idea strange enough to sound practically paradoxical, like "hot ice" or "short Pink Floyd songs."

By Jon Gold | 13 May, 2015 02:10

Tags: suse, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

If Windows 10 is the 'last version,' it needs names

With Microsoft saying that Windows 10 "is the last version of Windows", the company may have a naming problem.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 May, 2015 20:56

Tags: Apple, Microsoft Windows, Google, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Collaboration companies argue their case at Demo Traction

The recent Demo Traction event showcased a host of young companies that are gaining market momentum.  Each gave their pitch and then answered to a panel of judges.  If it is important for you to stay on the up and up with emerging technologies, this is must watch stuff.

By John Dix | 08 May, 2015 06:16

Tags: applications, social, software, Capita, collaboration

Big data companies argue their case at Demo Traction

The recent Demo Traction event showcased a host of young companies that are gaining market momentum.  Each gave their pitch and then answered to a panel of judges.  If it is important for you to stay on the up and up with emerging technologies, this is must watch stuff.

By John Dix | 08 May, 2015 06:10

Tags: american express, Samepage, applications, data mining, software, big data, business intelligence

Debunking the myths dogging the hybrid cloud

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Scott Brindamour, director of advanced technology solutions, CenturyLink | 07 May, 2015 06:44

Tags: hybrid cloud, cloud computing, internet

What happens when computer science conferences go Gangnam Style

Those who hand out the Ig Nobel prizes, awarded for the most outlandish scientific research, would do well to check up on CHI.

By Tim Hornyak | 25 April, 2015 01:40

Tags: CHI, consumer electronics, Microsoft, RMIT University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Osaka University

21 tips for making Android a better personal assistant

Android devices can do all sorts of wizardry these days -- everything from taking your heartbeat to turning off the lights in your bedroom. But sometimes, it's the simple stuff that matters the most.

By JR Raphael | 23 April, 2015 20:06

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, Android, smartphones

Security for the Internet of Everything: Turning the network Into a giant sensor

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Steve Martino, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco | 23 April, 2015 05:48

Tags: Internet of Things, internet

In case you aren't suitably impressed by the scale of Amazon Web Services

Although the video has been up for awhile, if you haven't had the chance to watch Amazon Web Service's VP & Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton spell out AWS facts at the re:Invent conference last November, do yourself a favor and pull up a chair. Fascinating stuff that gives you some insight into the rapidly evolving world of cloud computing.

By John Dix | 22 April, 2015 04:52

Tags: Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, internet, youtube

With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

With the European Commission leveling antitrust charges against Google, the company should be bracing itself for a big and potentially costly fight over its dominant search business.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 April, 2015 03:51

Tags: search, The Gabriel Consulting Group, Google, european union, european commission, internet, search engines

Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal would make a complementary patent portfolio

The possible acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent of France by Finland-based Nokia would bring together complementary patent portfolios and increase their scale against larger global competitors, analysts said Tuesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 15 April, 2015 05:49

Tags: business issues, IT industry, alcatel-lucent, Nokia

Microsoft's Spartan browser vs. the rest: How will it stack up?

Microsoft's upcoming Spartan browser is set to be the first big new release in the desktop browser market for quite some time, upsetting a tentative equilibrium that has existed for roughly the past two years.

By Jon Gold | 14 April, 2015 20:57

Tags: Firefox, applications, Google, Microsoft, Windows, browsers, software, operating systems

7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Robert J. Gibbons Jr., CTO, Datto, Inc. | 14 April, 2015 04:47

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software, cloud storage

Top Whitepapers

Featured Whitepapers