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13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

13 ways to optimize your Android smartphone

Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips

11 offbeat battery chargers: Portable power with a twist

There's no need for a portable phone charger to be boring -- here are 11 chargers for your smartphone (or tablet) that are both useful and creative.

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

VoIP PBXes, NTP servers, Web-controlled power strips -- hack together one of these handy, cheap solutions for the server closet and beyond

First look: Android L in action

The new Android version comes with a UI refresh, not new features alone

Gadgets galore: 8 digital products from CE Week

CE Week, a New York City-based exhibition from the same folks who bring you the huge CES show in Las Vegas, attracts vendors who are showing new, innovative or just-plain-weird products. Here is a sampling of what we saw.

10 tech support requests you never want to hear from your family

Image by Archiboldian licensed under CC BY 2.0If you’re a techie it’s likely that someone in your family will ask you a question about their cell phone, their computer, their iPad, their you-name-it … and not long after the whole

Watch out for these smartwatches

With Apple expected to launch an iWatch in October, other vendors including Samsung, LG and Motorola, are getting a headstart with smartwatches in varied shapes and colors.

15 Chrome OS productivity apps that work offline

Chromebooks are lightweight, inexpensive and efficient -- in other words, great for business travel. But can these cloud-based laptops operate when you're off Wi-Fi? Sure they can -- here are 15 productivity apps that can work with...

10 Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 Success Stories

Organizations around the world are unlocking business intelligence with the cloud-based Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 service. Here are 10 examples of its success in the real-world.

Biggest, baddest, boldest software backdoors of all time

These 12 historically insidious backdoors will have you wondering what’s in your software -- and who can control it

Put your NFC-enabled smartphone to work

As NFC proliferates on new smartphones, we're entering the era of touch-and-go business.

Six Docker services making serious waves

Docker is primed to take IT by storm -- and here are six new services to make the most of the open source app-container technology

10 great new features in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft woos customers to the cloud with a slew of new networking, security, storage, DR, management, and orchestration capabilities

Asus adds 'laptop' to the shapes its Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt

Taiwanese PC maker Asus has added laptop to the forms that its latest Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt -- potentially taunting Microsoft and Google once again with the device's ability to run both Windows and Android.

Gigabyte puts 3200 by 1800 '3K' screen on 13.9-inch gaming laptop

Taiwan's Gigabyte is fitting a 3200 by 1800 screen on its latest gaming laptop, making it among the growing number of vendors adding so-called "3K" displays to their PC products.

Samsung introduces Tizen smartphone, with a Tizen TV next year

Samsung introduced Monday its first smartphone built around the Tizen operating system, with a TV running the OS planned for next year.

ARM developing processors to make wearables 'invisible'

In the gold rush for wearables, the key to success is invisibility and long battery life. ARM is pursuing the development of tiny processors that fit the profile.

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