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Top iOS news of the week: 74 million iPhones, smarter covers, new version of iOS

Apple sells 74M iPhones over the holiday quarter The holidays were good to Apple as reported by the company this week. Over 74 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets were sold. This contributed heavily to the firm’s outstanding financial results reported this week. The iPhone sales led Apple to a record quarter for both revenues and profits. Source:… Read more →

Top Android news of the week: Cyanogen, Office and Outlook, LibreOffice coming

Office, Outlook for Android hits the store Microsoft was busy this week, releasing Office for Android and Outlook. Office had been in preview for Android and is now in general release for free. An Office 365 subscription is required to unlock advanced features. Just a short while after acquiring the good email app Acompli, Microsoft released it this week with… Read more →

Microsoft gives business users more Windows 10 upgrade details, guidance

After providing Windows consumers with details about its planned free upgrade promotion for Windows 10, Microsoft has started providing business users with some early guidance, as well. In a January 30 blog post, Microsoft officials said users running Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro will be eligible for the free Windows 10 promotion. Via that promotion,… Read more →

​Google Now and third party apps: One interesting dance

Google Now has added more than 40 cards—snazzy data delivery services that make Android worth the price of admission—courtesy of data from third party apps. The move is interesting for multiple reasons, but here are the highlights. Google’s relying on third party data indicates that maybe it doesn’t have all the information that’s useful to you. And silly me thought… Read more →

Amazon Echo update adds Pandora, iTunes, and Spotify voice control

(Image: James Kendrick/ZDNet) The Amazon Echo that I found to be a perfect 10 just got even better, as an update adds useful new features and improvements. An email from Amazon is notifying Echo owners that voice control is now possible for Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes through iOS and Android devices. See related: Amazon Echo review: A perfect 10 Prior… Read more →

​How to watch the Super Bowl over the Internet

In the United States, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest holiday of the sports year. Watching it is easy. You just get together with your fellow fan friends at whomever’s home has the biggest HDTV and bring out the beer and chips. But, if you can’t get to a TV, or if you’re out of the country, you can still… Read more →

Microsoft pushes Windows Server ‘Next’ back to 2016

For the past several years, Microsoft has delivered its new Windows client and server releases in tandem. But with Windows 10, Microsoft is going to deviate from that practice and postpone its next release of Windows Server until 2016, while its complementary Windows 10 client will roll out in calendar 2015. Microsoft officials confirmed the decoupling of the coming client… Read more →

Verizon Wireless will allow users to opt out of undeletable ‘supercookies’

After a long dispute with privacy advocates and watch groups, Verizon Wireless will reportedly alter its ad-targeting program and disband the use of mandatory supercookies. Unlike regular cookies, which can be wiped from a person’s browser at any time, the code from a supercookie is a bit stickier. It is designed to evade the deleting capabilities in common browser cookies… Read more →

Uber Pledges to Improve Data Privacy Practices

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Verizon Wireless will allow users to opt out of undeletable ‘supercookies’

After a long dispute with privacy advocates and watch groups, Verizon Wireless will reportedly alter its ad-targeting program and disband the use of mandatory supercookies. Unlike regular cookies, which can be wiped from a person’s browser at any time, the code from a supercookie is a bit stickier. It is designed to evade the deleting capabilities in common browser cookies… Read more →

Mark your calendars: Amazon Web Services transparency on deck

Amazon’s move to break out Amazon Web Services beginning in the first quarter will shed light on what is arguably the company’s most important business and opens up options for the company. To date, AWS, the largest infrastructure as a service player in the enterprise, has been relegated to the “other” category in Amazon’s earnings results. Meanwhile, Amazon’s capital expenses… Read more →

Samsung to acquire Simpress, Brazil printing service company

Samsung will acquire Simpress, which is Brazil’s largest printing service company, according to ZDNet Korea. ZDNet Korea reported the story Friday. The acquisition, which is likely to be less than $100 million, will be announced Monday. For Samsung, the acquisition of Simpress will fill in a few B2B gaps for expansion into Latin America. Samsung is looking for an efficient… Read more →