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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The latest hardware from Acer: new gaming laptops, 2-in-1s, a smartwatch and more

Taiwanese multinational hardware technology company Acer Inc. yesterday announced a wide range of new hardware at its annual global press conference in New York. The company announced new gaming monitors and notebooks, an all-in-one desktop, a smartwatch and more. In addition to the various notebooks and 2-in-1’s, Acer also announced its Holo 360-degree video camera. The […]

Latest updates for Microsoft Teams: link to channels and teams, Markdown in Wiki and more

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced its latest updates and features for its enterprise collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams, which the company launched last month following a four-month beta. The latest updates follow the announcement earlier this week of Trello Inc.’s integration with Microsoft Teams. Users will be able to access all their Trello boards directly from […]

Hackpad migrates to Dropbox Paper: how to import, export or opt-out

Dropbox Inc. announced Tuesday that it will shut down document collaboration service Hackpad on July 19, migrating all Hackpad notes to the company’s recently launched Dropbox Paper. Dropbox acquired Hackpad in 2014 and open-sourced it in 2015. Hackpad served as inspiration for Dropbox Notes, which eventually became Dropbox Paper, a free collaboration tool that launched […]

How to delete your account, inbox cleanup alternatives

Another day, another consumer data-mining scandal. This time around it involves newsletter unsubscription service, owned by California-based data firm Slice Intelligence. While the free app has been cleaning out your inbox, it has also been collecting data, in particular, Lyft Inc. receipts that it has been selling to rival Uber Technologies Inc. Regardless of the […]

Watch live: the impact of tech on media at NAB Show 2017

With the expansion of social video content and virtual and augmented reality, content creators, media brands and marketers have been forced to rethink production and distribution to keep up with the times. The annual National Association of Broadcasters Show, currently underway in Las Vegas, will explore this topic and others, including the impact of live […]

Microsoft launches To-Do to replace Wunderlist: how to get started

Microsoft Corp. Wednesday announced the launch of a public preview of To-Do, a new to-do list app that will eventually replace the Wunderlist app. Microsoft has been privately testing the new To-Do app for nearly a year. It acquired 6Wunderkinder, the German company behind the Wunderlist app, in June 2015 for between $100 million and $200 […]

14,000 organizations now use Workplace by Facebook – latest features and integrations

Facebook Inc. is looking to expand its growth in the enterprise market with the announcement Tuesday of a wide range of new features for its collaboration service, Workplace. Announced at the company’s annual F8 developer conference, currently underway in San Jose, California, the new features for Workplace will keep the service competitive with established names […]

What to expect from the AWS Summit: Can Amazon Web Services move into the data center?

Amazon Web Services dominates the public cloud computing market, but it doesn’t yet have a solution for customers that want the economics and versatility of clouds in their private data centers. On Wednesday at its AWS Summit in San Francisco, the company is expected to offer some insights into how AWS and its partners aim to take the […]

Watch live from DockerCon 2017

How are businesses taking advantage of the latest in container technology for virtualized application deployment? And where does Docker fit into this ecosystem? DockerCon17, currently underway in Austin, Texas, will explore these and other questions at Docker Inc.’s annual conference this week. SiliconANGLE will be at DockerCon17 with exclusive interviews from our roving news desk, […]

How to use Slack’s new custom status feature

Slack Technologies Inc. has introduced the ability to add custom status updates and away messages to its business messaging app. The company is also opening up the feature to third-party developers. As the enterprise messaging market gets more competitive with the likes of Microsoft Teams and Facebook Workplace, Slack has been introducing more feature updates […]