I never did use Ray Ozzie's Lotus Notes or Groove (acquired by Microsoft) collaboration tools, mainly because the companies I worked for didn't use them, though I have interviewed the famed software designer and watched his colorful career unfold over the years. So when Ozzie's latest venture, Talko, released its free calling/messaging app for iPhones today, I decided I would give it a whirl and rope my colleague, Michael Cooney, into testing it with me.
By Bob Brown | 24 September, 2014 07:14
It's almost fall again, and so Apple has released the next generation of software that powers its mobile lineup: iOS 8. As always, this is a free update, and it packs new features and enhancements, both obvious and subtle.
By Michael deAgonia | 18 September, 2014 02:16
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in. screen and weighing 1.8 lbs. (without its keyboard cover), the Surface Pro is not as light as it could be, particularly for nomadic workers. And starting at $800 for a system equipped with an Intel i3 with 64GB plus $130 for the Type Cover, it is not an inexpensive system.
By Brian Nadel | 16 September, 2014 20:09
My wrist has been attracting an inordinate amount of attention lately.
By JR Raphael | 15 September, 2014 22:43
An MBaaS (mobile back end as a service) such as FeedHenry, Kinvey, or Parse is a kind of PaaS (platform as a service) for server-backed mobile applications. Kinvey bills itself as a complete mobile and Web app platform. It has extensive client support, integrates with the major enterprise databases, and offers a back-end data store, a file store, push notifications, mobile analytics, iBeacon support, and the ability to run custom code on the back end.
By Martin Heller | 10 September, 2014 23:36
Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse
By Paul Ferrill | 09 September, 2014 20:09
What do Flickr, TechCrunch, eBay and Best Buy all have in common?
By Ken Gagne | 05 September, 2014 05:57
A few years ago, the mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) seemed to be the likely answer to the huge challenge of creating groups of mobile applications that work together and integrate with enterprise data. In hindsight, MEAP systems, which typically combined a back-end server and middleware stack with a client application, seem excessively expensive and heavyweight.
By Martin Heller | 04 September, 2014 00:39
When you stop and think about it, it's kind of astonishing how far Chromebooks have come.
By JR Raphael | 29 August, 2014 03:06
There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic
By Paul Venezia | 28 August, 2014 00:19
Mercifully, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen pulled his simple, addictive and fiendishly difficult twitch game from the Android and iOS marketplaces after it exploded in popularity earlier this year, but he's back with a new assault on your attention span: Swing Copters.
By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2014 04:10
VMware's Virtual SAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems
By Paul Ferrill | 20 August, 2014 20:04
Peak and Tibbr are two tools that teams can use to help track projects and improve workgroup communications.
By David Strom | 14 August, 2014 20:45
Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation
By Martin Heller | 13 August, 2014 20:06
The latest revision of the powerful and popular blogging engine does far more than blogs, although the power comes with a price
By Serdar Yegulalp | 06 August, 2014 20:15
The beta of Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features.
By Michael deAgonia | 30 July, 2014 03:02
Nokia's new low-cost Lumia 635 smartphone makes some unfortunate hardware compromises, but on the plus side it comes with the excellent Windows Phone 8.1.
By Matt Hamblen | 24 July, 2014 20:38
Three new services -- Flow, Glip and Slingshot -- try to enhance the ability of teams to converse and collaborate using a variety of tools.
By David Strom | 23 July, 2014 20:36
Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler
By Martin Heller | 16 July, 2014 20:05
Dell's big, fast, 15-inch flagship laptop and its amazing touchscreen give the MacBook Pro Retina a run for its money
By Woody Leonhard | 11 July, 2014 20:03
This whitepaper provides some frequently asked questions and important insights about private clouds, to help organisations discover how private clouds add value while maintaining simplicity, enabling automation and driving self-service.
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