Apple's new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, combined with a surprise visit from Microsoft yesterday, all suggest Apple is finally ready to get serious about enterprise.
Stories by Matt Kapko
Google Docs users gain three new productivity features released this week, including voice input and a research tool.
A new tool from LinkedIn is designed to help you clip and organize presentations and slides on SlideShare, a slide-hosting platform that reaches 70 million people a month.
As smartphone users flock to simple messaging apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage, growth of the larger, established social networks such as Facebook and Twitter has slowed, or in some cases, stalled out completely, according to a new survey.
Next time you receive an invitation to connect on LinkedIn from someone unfamiliar, think twice before you accept. This is not only sound advice, it's part of LinkedIn's official rules. Section 8.2 of the site's user agreement specifies that members agree not to "invite people you do not know to join your network." While Facebook and Twitter are great for broadcasting random thoughts and bragging about your private life to complete strangers, LinkedIn is designed to be personal and relevant to your professional life.
The divergent paths of Facebook, Google and Twitter have never been clearer than they were this week. We learned that half of the world's estimated online population now uses Facebook at least once a month, that Twitter's growth is at an impasse and that Google is all but throwing in the towel with Google+.
Can you explain to your business colleagues what Google for Work is? If so, you're miles ahead of Google. The company's foray into the enterprise has been little more than a hodgepodge of silos, delineated by products and their respective teams. The company is doing a poor job marketing the entirety of Google for Work because the initiative overlaps with individual product sales and leads to operational confusion.
Google's enterprise program for mobile devices, Android for Work, has attracted more than 10,000 business customers and 40 partners since it launched earlier this year, according to Google. The program is designed to bring enterprise features to the Android operating system, including profile and device management, and security for data, mobile apps and Android devices.
Thousands of teenagers stood in line for hours this week in the sweltering Anaheim, Calif., summer heat at the sixth-annual VidCon online-video conference to get selfies with their favorite YouTube stars. As throngs of screaming fans rushed from one Web-celebrity sighting to another, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki presented her opening keynote, and said that the company "just had its best year ever." She also shared numbers to back up the bold statement.
Apple's products and platforms have been bona fide game changers in the enterprise, but the company still doesn't give many CIOs the time of day. Unless they commit to buying 10,000 iPads or other Apple devices, enterprises are essentially on their own when it comes to support, according to a group of IT executives who spoke at this week's MacIT Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. All of the CIOs said they hope Apple will do more to embrace the needs of small-to-midsize businesses ... but none are holding their breath.
You probably either love Twitter for its quirkiness and brevity or see it as a pointless waste of time. After nearly a decade on the social scene, Twitter still needs to improve its user experience and fill in notable gaps in the service. These seven problems are long overdue for a fix.
Every day, countless individuals and groups are victimized on social networks. The abusers, detached and cloaked in anonymity, often take on different personas as they shame, troll, incite and denigrate others with relative impunity. The ramifications can be devastating and, until recently, the majority of social media companies failed to acknowledge -- let alone confront -- the vulgarity and vicious threats that fly so freely on their platforms.
"We at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security," said Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this month during an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) event where he was honored for corporate leadership. "We can and we must provide both in equal measure."
During your time on LinkedIn, you've probably come across a few egomaniacal profiles that made you roll your eyes, maybe even laugh out loud, U.K.-based filmmakers and advertising duo Joseph & Joseph spent two years collecting the most narcissistic LinkedIn profiles they could find and then gathered a group of actors to read them on camera for a short video series called, "LinkedIn Out Loud."
Last month, during an editorial offsite on the Atlantic shores of Cape Cod, the CIO team shared some tips and advice with each other on how to be more productive and improve our online personas. At CIO, we know the knowledge and insights we gain from our peers can be invaluable, and that's one reason we're all active LinkedIn users.