By - Paul Heltzel

Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Google added a handful of new features to G Suite this summer, mostly AI-driven upgrades focused on collaboration. According to the company, G Suite users spend nearly three-quarters of their time creating and communicating with colleagues, so many of the recent updates are focused on helping these users save time when working together. Some of the new features, for the

By - Gregg Keizer

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 fails to unseat Windows 7

Windows 10 battled Windows 7 last month for the title of Most Popular Windows, but again failed to land enough blows to put its opponent on the canvas. According to U.S. analytics company Net Applications, Windows 10 slipped one-tenth of a percentage point in user share during November, falling back to 38.1% of all PCs and 43.8% of those running

By - Matthew Finnegan

Microsoft’s $480M HoloLens deal with US Army could boost AR adoption

Microsoft has won a $480 million contract to provide US Army soldiers with HoloLens devices for training and combat missions – a significant step forward in the adoption of augmented reality technology. The deal is part of the army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System project, which aims to develop a headset that will increase “lethality, mobility, and situational awareness” for soldiers in

IDG Contributor Network: Project Fi changes name to Google Fi, but is it growing?
By - Jeff Kagan

IDG Contributor Network: Project Fi changes name to Google Fi, but is it growing?

Google has been busy entering all three segments of the wireless industry with their Android OS, Pixel smartphones and Project Fi services. Three months ago, I wrote a column discussing Google’s activity in the wireless space. Some of their effort is very successful. Others, not so much. So, let’s take an updated look at Google in wireless and what to

By - Jonny Evans

Why it really doesn’t matter if Apple is ‘late’ to 5G

Apple knows how networks work. Think how the company managed to become dominant in mobile technology off the back of iTunes and the iPod. It knows tastes change, and it knows how to surf that change. At its best, this is what the company does. Apple will go 5G when its ready It looks like the latest Apple-critic groupthink we

By - Lucas Mearian

Sirin to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone

Swiss-based Sirin Labs plans to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone on Thursday; the device will give users a secure method to access cryptocurrency exchanges, store their digital currency offline and exchange encrypted communications with other users. Announced earlier this year, Sirin’s Finney smartphone will come with a built-in cold-storage crypto wallet for retaining bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital tokens keys,

By - Matthew Finnegan

WhatsApp at work: Companies grapple with a popular ad hoc tool

Popular consumer technology often makes the jump from the personal to the professional. AOL Instant Messenger, the iPhone and Facebook, for example, started off as consumer apps and devices and quickly gained ground in the office. More recently, WhatsApp, the messaging app now used by 1.5 billion people worldwide (and owned by Facebook) has been traveling that same path. A

Office 365: A guide to the updates
By - Preston Gralla

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office — currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be hard to keep track of the changes in each update

By - Gregg Keizer

Top web browsers 2018: IE and Edge catch a break – and their breath

Microsoft’s browsers last month staved off decline for the first time since June, managing to hold on to their share of the market even as Mozilla watched more users desert Firefox. According to U.S. analytics vendor Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s and Edge’s share rallied in November, increasing by one-tenth of a percentage point to close the month at 13.9%. The