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  • Leveraging the company's Pro A-Series chips, AMD officials continue their efforts to gain traction in a part of the PC space that is growing.

  • Alibaba's $232 billion early valuation makes it on paper more valuable than eBay (market cap $65 billion) and Amazon ($153 billion) combined.

  • Ever since the iPhone and Android personal smartphones began being used on a regular basis in business contexts about six or seven years ago, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has been a big factor in daily business in most countries. People naturally gravitate toward devices they know how to use well in order to get a task completed. A good BYOD strategy allows employees, business partners and others to use personally selected and purchased client devices to execute enterprise applications and access data in a secure manner. However, like anything else disruptive in business, there are many pitfalls if an enterprise—no matter what size—doesn't plan its BYOD strategy accordingly. For example, one of the major issues is that most mobile devices are designed to share data in the cloud and have no general-purpose file system for applications to share, increasing the potential for data to be easily duplicated between applications and moved between apps and the cloud. In this slide show, developed with eWEEK reporting and industry perspective from the IBM MaaS360 Secure Productivity Suite's customer platform services team, we discuss some issues companies often don't think about before deploying BYOD.

  • Preorders are open now for the gaming tablet in the United States and Europe, with shipments to begin on Sept. 30.

  • Preorders for the latest Galaxy Note 4 large-screen smartphone open today, with devices shipping starting in mid-October, depending on the cellular carrier.

  • Amazon's latest Kindle e-readers and Fire HD tablets are set to arrive for consumers in October, including the new seventh-generation Kindle Voyage, which is the thinnest Kindle yet offered, and a lighter, more powerful Fire HDX 8.9 tablet, which now includes a graphics engine that is 70 percent faster than earlier Fire models. The two new Kindle e-readers and four new Fire HD tablets were unveiled by Amazon on Sept. 17. The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's most advanced e-reader so far, with a 7.6 mm profile and a weight of 6.4 ounces. The standard Kindle, meanwhile, gets a series of updates, including a 20 percent faster processor, twice the storage and a new touch interface. The Fire HD tablet family comes in 6-inch or 7-inch screen models in five colors each, while the new Fire HDX 8.9 tablet drops its weight to 13.2 ounces compared with previous HDX models. All new is the Fire HD Kids Edition, which is Amazon's first-ever tablet built specifically for the physical punishment that kids can dish out. Here are descriptions of more of the features in the new Kindles and Fire HD tablets.

  • Industry analysts have ranked IBM among the top providers of mobile application development and software-defined storage offerings.

  • Fitness tracking has become a hot topic in the technology industry. Samsung and Nike, in addition to smaller companies like Fitbit and Jawbone, have been competing in the space for some time. And, now, with new smartwatches launching with health-related features built in, a new class of products has entered the market to change how people view fitness tracking. As a result, the market has gotten crowded.  Trying to sort through the sheer number of fitness trackers and find something that best suits your needs will be a chore. While it was once easy to find products that focused solely on fitness, there are now a wide range of products that do much more in addition to personal fitness. Those devices can't be overlooked; they include the latest smartwatches, which can be considered fully capable fitness trackers in today's world. This slide show looks at dedicated fitness trackers as well as the new health-tracking features in the new smartwatches, and suggests which devices should do a decent job of helping users stay healthy and on-track with their fitness goals.

  • Customers waited in long lines over the last several days until the official release and sales of the new iPhone 6 models began today across the U.S. and other countries.

  • Gartner expects adoption of smartwatches and other devices to ramp up in 2015 and beyond, but says design and competition from China will be hurdles.

  • The PND market is set for a continued downturn on a global basis, with Berg forecasting shipments will decline to 10 million units worldwide in 2019.

  • Concur, founded in 1993, currently serves more than 23,000 enterprise customers and 25 million active users in 150 countries.

  • Amazon's two new Kindle e-readers and four new Fire HD tablets have plenty of new features and capabilities. The company also unveiled the Fire HD Kids Edition.

  • AT&T customers can now preorder the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4 tablets for delivery starting Sept. 23, as well as save 50 percent on the purchase of a Tab S keyboard.

  • The smartwatch battle has officially begun. While a number of companies have released smartwatches in the past couple of years, none of them have really been such a hit with buyers to set a standard for design or features. It's time to see if that will change now that Apple has entered the market. But which of the current smartphones on the market does the Apple Watch match up with best? You can take your pick. But the Moto 360 has caught the attention of many consumers who don't like the typical square or rectangular design found in other products. Given the attention both products are receiving, it makes sense to compare the two now to see which one might do better in different feature categories. While Apple won't ship its smartwatch until early 2015, it's still the device that many consumers want to know more about. Motorola Mobility released the Moto 360 in early September, and it's just starting to make its way into the market. So this is as good a time as any to compare them head-to-head. Check out this side-by-side comparison of the Moto 360 and Apple Watch and decide for yourself which device wins out in each category.

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