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Rise of the Planet of the Lockscreens

The humble lockscreen is about to become the most important interface on your smartphone, says columnist Mike Elgan.

Timeline: How Apple's iOS gained enterprise cred

In the seven years since the first iPhone arrived, iOS has morphed from a consumer-centric OS into one with a wealth of enterprise-worthy features.

Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.

Google shows Apple how to buy a music service

Google's purchase of music streaming service Songza will be a boost for the Google brand as well as its search, Play, Glass and other services. Maybe Apple could learn a thing or two from the deal.

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be ignored or used on boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps and being deployed in increasingly fun places.

Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8

At this year's WWDC, Apple showcased a variety of new technologies under the Continuity umbrella that take device communication to a more sophisticated level. Users are the winners, says columnist Michael deAgonia.

At WWDC, continuity across devices is the theme

Apple's "Continuity" initiative is all about using the right device for the right task at the right moment and shifting between those devices seamlessly. Columnist Ryan Faas explains.

WWDC preview: For Apple, it's all about platforms now

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is the company's one big chance to talk up hardware, operating systems and services -- and explain where Apple is headed. Ryan Faas explains what to look for on Monday.

WWDC 2014

Continuing coverage of Apple's WWDC 2014

'Oleg Pliss' hack makes for a perfect teachable IT moment

Earlier this week, some iOS device owners woke up to discover that "Oleg Pliss" had hacked their iPhones and iPads and locked them up. The hack could have been worse, says Ryan Fass, which is why it's a good lesson in security that IT staffers should use.

So an iPhone user tries out Windows Phone 8.1...

Long-time Apple columnist Ryan Faas got his hands on a Lumia 520 running Windows 8.1 and liked what he found.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: What's the best smartphone? That's the wrong question.

There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.

Hands on with iOS 7.1: A few good improvements

Apple's latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, adds some useful touches and fixes some of the glitches that appeared in the previous version.

Is Apple's 13-in. iPad a desktop for kids?

Rumors about Apple building a very large iPad have been unavoidable for seven months. But does a giant iPad make sense?

New tech device? Make the most of it

If you got a new smartphone, tablet or computer for the holidays, these Computerworld stories can help you get acquainted with new OSes, find great apps and accessories, safely dispose of your old devices and more.

7 business card apps for smartphones: Scan 'em and store 'em

If you can't keep track of your business cards, one of these 7 smartphone apps will help you scan and store all those new contacts.

Apple's new iPad Mini: With a Retina Display, it's a Mini in name only

The new iPad Mini with Retina display offers a no-compromise option for tablet fans who want the speed of an iPad Air and the portability of the smaller iPad.

Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2013: Tablets and accessories

Part 4 of our annual gift guide showcases the best Android, iOS and Windows tablets, plus some choice tablet stands, cases and other add-ons.

Second take: The iPad Air sets a new benchmark for performance and style

Having spent a few weeks with the new iPad Air, columnist Michael deAgonia is ready to declare that it's a stunning improvement on what was already a rightfully successful tablet.

Still got a first-gen iPad? Don't ditch it yet

In the life of every device, there's a moment when you wonder whether it's finally obsolete. If you're wondering that about the original iPad, columnist Michael deAgonia has some advice.

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