Apple Watch Now Offers Some Pretty Awesome Tools for Skiers

Finally, the Apple Watch Series 3 recognizes that skiing and snowboarding are exercise, too.

Beyond the convenience of on-your-wrist text messages and meeting reminders, perhaps the most compelling reason to swap out your analog timepiece for something smarter is Apple Watch’s physical activity tracking features. Reaching daily activity goals with the help of the watch almostmakes exercise fun, but … Read more...

Why Microsoft Is Ruling The Cloud, IBM Is Matching Amazon, And Google Is $15 Billion Behind

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CLOUD WARS — In a striking example of just how big the enterprise cloud has become and how rapidly it’s growing, Google Cloud Platform’s disclosure of an impressive $4-billion forward-looking annualized revenue run rate leaves GCP about $15 billion behind the parallel metrics for Cloud Wars leaders Microsoft, Amazon and IBM.

For calendar 2017, the seven biggest enterprise-cloud vendors—Microsoft, … Read more...

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Galaxy Note8

Samsung began rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy.

S8 and S8+ in early February (only to hit pause for about a week to fix random reboots), and Verizon became the first US carrier to roll out Oreo to those devices a couple days ago. Now there’s word that Oreo is rolling out to Galaxy Note8 users in France … Read more...

Speed freaks rejoice, because USB could get twice as fast

The port’s data speed is doubling today, but another doubling is possible. That would help when copying files and plugging in big monitors

USB’s performance is doubling right now, but you speed freaks should be pleased to hear another doubling is possible for the ubiquitous connection technology.

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is the wildly successful port that you … Read more...