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Feature

Happiest Minds Uses Wearables to Improve Staff Health

The folks at Happiest Minds know that a healthy body leads to a happy mind. And the way to that was wearable tech.

The Internet of Things at Home: Why We Should Pay Attention

The Internet of Things is producing a lot of interesting consumer products that have the potential to lead to important enterprise tools. Here is a basic overview of the concept, together with examples of available products and what they offer.

Google I/O: Android L Pitched at Enterprise Users

Google will provide enterprise-focused security and management features to its entire Android showcase of mobile devices.

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How-To

3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

How to Transfer Contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone

We show you how to transfer contacts from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, whether it is from a new BlackBerry 10 device or from an older BlackBerry phone.

Samsung Galaxy S III: 10 Must-Know Tips and Tricks

The new Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the hottest Android phones on the market. Al Sacco shares a pile of valuable SGS3 tips and tricks that will help new owners customize the device, take screen shots, watch video while using other apps or surfing the Web, launch voice-activated features and more.

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Video

Computerworld Tech Update 06 - 10 Jan, 2014

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 06 - 10 January, 2014, we talk about the status of Microsoft's CEO search, NASSCOM appointing a new president, wearable tech making a strong showing at CES 2014, Intel dropping the McAfee name, and Tablets out-shipping PCs in the current year.

ComputerWorld Tech Update: 09 - 13 December, 2013

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 09 - 13 December, 2013, we talk about Dell's enterprise mobility management,Microsoft trying to lure Gmail users, Original Design Manufacturers seeing increased demand for their direct servers, and smartphones making a serious entry into the enterprise.

Computerworld Tech Update: 11 - 15 Nov, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 11 - 15 November, 2013 we talk about Edward Snowden, Twitter, Microsoft and Android.

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News

The kill switch is Here: iOS 8 Enables it by Default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3

Phablets are all the buzz with the impending release of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. Earlier in August rival LG entered the space with its best smartphone yet, the G3. Comparison showdowns have never been this tight.

Apple Locks NFC Chip to Apple Pay While PayPal Fires Shot at Security

Now that Apple has baked NFC technology into the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, developers want access. But for now, like Touch ID was tied to specific functions in the 5s, NFC is tied to Apple Pay alone.

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Opinion

Wearable Tech's Dilemma: Too Much Data, Not Enough Insight

When people learn that I run marathons in addition to covering healthcare IT, they ask, "Where's your fitness tracker?"

Why Android Wear is the New iPad

Columnist Mike Elgan tested a smartwatch with Android Wear and said he has experienced a culture-changing platform.

Why You Shouldn't Buy the Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire phone sports some unique hardware, software and services. There's also a third dimension to the phone--it's the most effective device ever sold for harvesting the personal data from its owner. Let's break this down.

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Slide-Show

17 Hot New Wearable Computers

From cameras to physical fitness gear, computers are getting attached to your body.

10 Bizarre Apps for Your Smartphone

From the ridiculous to the might-be-interesting, the app market has some strange surprises in store for consumers. We picked up the 10 apps that can make your phone the center of attraction for all the weird reasons.

A Closer Look at the iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 is longer and thinner, more powerful, and boasts LTE.

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