Collen Kriel

Collen Kriel is a beat writer for SiliconANGLE covering consumer technology with a focus on mobile. He has a passion for words, the Internet, the Web and all things tech. He endures a minor fascination with people who define themselves by the brand of smartphone they own. Prior to writing for SiliconANGLE he worked as an account executive in the IT industry, directly for, or in association with companies like Mimecast, IBM, VMware and Micros. He is an avid traveller currently making his way around South East Asia

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Beyond the phones: IoT and 5G announcements to expect at Mobile World Congress

The world’s largest mobile industry event, Mobile World Congress, is set to kick off on Monday in Barcelona. With an expected attendance of more than 100,000 people, MWC will have a strong focus on the Internet of Things and 5G technology. The MWC Innovation City will allow visitors to interact with various demonstrations, including smart […]

Microsoft announces updates for Windows 10 Mail, Calendar and OneNote apps

Microsoft Corp. has announced various updates for its Mail, Calendar and OneNote apps for Windows 10. New features include Focused Inbox, travel reservation support, password protection for OneNote sections and more. Mail app updates Focused Inbox Microsoft first introduced its Focused Inbox for Outlook for iOS and Android and is now introducing the feature for […]

Burner announces new integration with Zapier, a public API and Hostbot

Burner, the app from California-based Ad Hoc Labs Inc., has launched a variety of new features. They include a new integration with automation tool Zapier Inc., a public application programming interface with support for OAuth 2.0 and a chatbot called Hostbot that allows automated communication between guests and short-term rental hosts. The Burner app allows […]

Apple’s rumored March event set to showcase new iPad Pro lineup, upgraded iPhone SE

Ever since last year, rumors have been making the rounds that Apple Inc. would launch its refreshed iPad Pro lineup in 2017. The latest report from Japanese site Mac Otakara claims that Apple will hold an event next month where the company will unveil four iPad Pro models. In addition, the event is rumored to […]

WhatsApp’s updated Status is a lot like Snapchat Stories: Here’s how to use it

To coincide with Facebook Inc.-owned WhatsApp’s eighth birthday this week, the messaging service has updated its WhatsApp Status feature. The Snapchat-like feature will now allow users to share photos, videos and GIFs, decorated with text, emojis and drawings, with their contacts. These status updates will disappear after 24 hours. While the feature is very similar to […]

How to get started with voice shopping on Google Home

To bridge the gap between its Google Home device and the popular Amazon Echo, Google Inc. has added the ability to use Google Assistant for voice shopping on the connected smart speaker. Users will be able to order items, including food, medicine, pet supplies and more from Google’s Express shopping service. Here’s how it works: […]

Latest iPhone 8 rumors: dedicated ‘function area’ to replace Touch ID

With Apple Inc. celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year, the rumors are pointing to a feature-rich 2017 iPhone model. Three iPhone models are rumored to launch in September, the slightly upgraded iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, as well as a premium iPhone 8 model. Rumors for the iPhone 8 include an OLED, […]

Watch live: IBM Machine Learning Launch on theCUBE

If machines are to keep up with business demand, they must learn to learn. Natural language processing and speech recognition are just two of the more popular sectors in cognitive technology, with Deloitte LLP predicting 95 of the top 100 enterprise software companies will have integrated cognitive technologies into their products by 2020. Announcing its latest effort […]

How to get started with Amazon Chime, a new video conferencing app from AWS

Amazon Web Services Inc. has launched a video conferencing service, available on mobile and desktop, called Amazon Chime. The new service has a free, basic edition, a “plus” edition that costs $2.50 per user per month and a pro edition for $15 per user per month.   Here’s a look at how you can get started […]

How to watch RSA Conference interviews and commentary from theCUBE

With the unrelenting rise in cyberattacks, cybersecurity is more important than ever — and the RSA Conference 2017 hosted by RSA Security LLC this week in San Francisco is the place that some 45,000 attendees are flocking to find out what’s coming next and what to do about it. SiliconANGLE and the mobile video studio theCUBE will be […]