Software

Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

By Joab Jackson | 23 May, 2015 04:56

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Gartner, Google, IBM, Microsoft, cloud computing, RightScale, internet, Infrastructure services

Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Android developers who want to keep tabs on how their apps appear to Google’s search engine got a couple of new tools on Friday.

By Katherine Noyes | 23 May, 2015 03:48

Tags: analytics, application development, Google, software, internet, search engines

Microsoft offers Windows 10 carrot, threatens with stick

Microsoft has extended the carrot. Later it will brandish the stick.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 May, 2015 03:16

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

IBM defends use of temp visa workers

IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 23 May, 2015 03:11

Tags: Xerox, IBM, Microsoft, IT careers, qualcomm, careers, H-1B, IT management, emc, white house, Dell

Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

By building browsers with integrated ad blocking, German company Eyeo hopes to attract more users. A beta version of the Android browser is now available for download from the Play store.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 May, 2015 22:32

Tags: Eyeo, telecommunication, applications, ios, browsers, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, mobile applications, Android OS

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 22 May, 2015 21:25

Tags: Google, security, WayIn, twitter, mobile, internet, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

It's common sense to reset an Android phone to its factory state before selling or disposing of it. But beware, researchers recently found that this often fails to properly wipe all sensitive user data from the device.

By Lucian Constantin | 22 May, 2015 21:03

Tags: Motorola, university of cambridge, LG Electronics, security, mobile security, Samsung Electronics, Forensics, data protection, privacy, htc, Google

ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

The ICANN leader who kicked off the Internet organization's move away from U.S. government control will leave his post early, possibly before the transition is finished.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 May, 2015 10:41

Tags: ICANN, internet

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Google said Thursday it would make changes to its Maps search system after racist search terms brought up the White House among their top results.

By Zach Miners | 22 May, 2015 08:57

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, Google, mobile, internet, search engines

Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

For developers who want to expose their Web applications to other computers and Internet services, API platform vendor Apigee is offering a free online tool to help create APIs using the increasingly popular Swagger API specification.

By Joab Jackson | 22 May, 2015 06:36

Tags: Development tools, application development, Web services development, Apigee, software

Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

After launching its Community Cloud last August for companies trying to engage their customers online, Salesforce has now given the platform a major update.

By Katherine Noyes | 22 May, 2015 06:22

Tags: applications, Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce.com, software, internet

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

As PayPal prepares for its upcoming IPO as an independent eBay spinoff, it wants to make at least one thing clear: It's got mobile covered.

By Zach Miners | 22 May, 2015 06:10

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce, paypal, mobile, internet

Is Apple planning a 3D printer?

LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Speaking here today about the tremendous growth of the 3D printing industry, analyst Terry Wohlers slipped one name into a list of potential machine makers that took some by surprise: Apple.

By Lucas Mearian | 22 May, 2015 05:41

Tags: HP, popular science, Apple, emerging technology, Microsoft, 3D printer, autodesk, Hewlett-Packard

Coming soon to Firefox: More ads!

Mozilla today announced an expansion and rebranding of its in-browser advertisements, now dubbed "Suggested Tiles," that will by default show in the new tab page of all Firefox users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 May, 2015 05:35

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, 21, internet

Chromebook craze won't abate this year

Google's effort to add features and push Chromebooks into more hands is working, with shipments of the low-cost laptops expected to jump 27 percent this year.

By Agam Shah | 22 May, 2015 05:26

Tags: Google, hardware systems

Cisco bypassed Russian sanctions to continue sales: report

Cisco reportedly skirted US sanctions in order to sell networking equipment to Russia's military.

By Jim Duffy | 22 May, 2015 04:39

Tags: business issues, router, cisco, legal

Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up this morning to find that their service was down. And for many, the problem lasted for about 8 hours.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 May, 2015 02:45

Tags: verizon, computerworld, twitter, internet

Yandex tries to improve privacy features of its new browser

Russian Internet company Yandex has released a beta version of its new browser that the company says is more privacy-friendly than an earlier build.

By Loek Essers | 22 May, 2015 02:39

Tags: internet, Yandex

Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple says it has resolved a widespread iCloud issue that caused service disruptions for 40 percent of its users -- that comes out to at least 128 million people, based on a company customer count.

By Fred O'Connor | 22 May, 2015 02:22

Tags: Apple, internet

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 21 May, 2015 21:22

Tags: Huawei Technologies, Boditrak, security, CareFirst, Lenovo, government, internet, Apple, Radio Shack, Oberthur Technologies, Google

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