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Galaxy Note7 business review: A fabulous phone with a few flaws

If Samsung's Galaxy Note7 isn't already on your radar, you're simply not paying attention. This enterprise-oriented Note7 review details the high-end Android phone's many enterprise strengths and spotlights a few shortcomings.

Written by Al Sacco01 Sept. 16 03:43

Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google shared information on the best new security features in its next major mobile OS update, Android 7.0 'Nougat,' including a faster direct boot, streamlined software updates and enhanced integration with corporate directories.

Written by Al Sacco17 Aug. 16 06:26

7 surprises in Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

The new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is available via presale this week. Here's a detailed breakdown of the most notable new features in Samsung's latest phablet phone.

Written by Al Sacco03 Aug. 16 01:02

4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things and smartphones took center stage at Samsung's annual developer conference this week, but what the company didn't say was equally notable.

Written by Al Sacco30 April 16 00:30

A detailed history of Android -- from 2003 to today

Today, Google's Android is a brand akin to Coca-Cola or McDonalds. The software is everywhere, and it powers an endless variety of gizmos and gadgetry, some of which might surprise you.

Written by Al Sacco24 July 15 01:42

4 things iPhone 6 does that Samsung Galaxy S6 can't

Samsung and Apple are the undisputed kings of the smartphone world, and both own right approximately 20 percent of the global market, according to recent research from IDC. Apple and the iPhone beat out Samsung and its seemingly endless array of handhelds in total sales to end users for the first time during the final quarter of last year, thanks in no small part to the white-hot market reception of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Written by Al Sacco03 April 15 07:34

6 things Samsung Galaxy S6 does that iPhone 6 can't

Samsung and Apple are the undisputed kings of the smartphone world, and both own right about 20 percent of the global market, according to recent research from IDC. Apple and the iPhone beat out Samsung and its seemingly endless array of handhelds in total sales to end users for the first time during the final quarter of last year, thanks in no small part to the white-hot market reception of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Written by Al Sacco03 April 15 07:33

A Must-Have Galaxy Note 4 Accessory for Business Travelers

Back in January 2013, BlackBerry gave me its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Z10, for review. It also gave me a "reviewer's kit" composed of a number of accessories: a case, screen cleaner cloth and a "battery charger bundle," among other things.

Written by Al Sacco11 Nov. 14 03:09

30 Ways Google Glass Could be Used for Education (and 2 Reasons it Won't)

Australia's Open Colleges, an online education organization that says it has educated more than 700,000 students and which boasts "more than 100 years of experience in distance learning," recently published an infographic to spotlight 20 potential uses of Google Glass in the education world.

Written by Al Sacco04 Nov. 14 02:51

Employees Excited, Concerned About Wearables in the Workplace

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a professional services network, this week released a lengthy report on wearable technology. Though the research focused largely on future consumer uses of wearables, it also touched on a number of enterprise-related topics.

Written by Al Sacco23 Oct. 14 01:12

Six Things You Need to Know About Samsung's Gear VR Headset

Samsung today unveiled the latest member of its Gear family of wearable devices, the Gear VR Innovator Edition. The headset is Samsung's "first VR experience powered entirely by your cell phone," according to Nick DiCarlo, vice president of portfolio planning and product marketing, Samsung Telecommunications America.

Written by Al Sacco04 Sept. 14 06:38