A late entry into a packed category of smartphones, Amazon's Fire phone offers a variety of unique features. Now, the reviewers are assessing if they're enough to make the phone stand out. Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen. The Fire phone uses Android, but Amazon has modified it to the point that it's barely recognizable. That means the phone offers new ways to navigate, discover and, of course, shop. Satya Nadella is painting an upbeat vision of Microsoft's future, saying the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units will become profitable. In the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with image-recognition tech, Target is debuting an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones.
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.