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FBI's Ability To Crack iPhones Raises More Questions
News  |  3/31/2016
The FBI, with its newfound hack, has agreed to unlock other iPhones. While the dispute with Apple is off the front burner for now, the company is still facing other legal challenges, including one case in Brooklyn. Serious legal and technical questions linger.
iPhone SE, iPad Pro Now Available At Apple Stores
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
The smaller, less-expensive iPhone SE, along with the iPad Pro, are now available for sale starting March 31. In addition, a new teardown of the iPhone SE shows how Apple managed to create its smaller iPhone.
Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
News  |  3/31/2016
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
Apple Vs. The FBI: Protecting The Poetry Of Code
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
If the FBI had succeeded in its attempt to have Apple write a new version of iOS (FBiOS, perhaps?), then what would a tech vendor have been required to do next?
Mobile Messaging Apps: 8 Tips For Keeping Your Workplace Secure
Slideshows  |  3/31/2016
The old struggles over BYOD have been replaced with application struggles, as employees use favorite mobile messaging apps for enterprise purposes. As with BYOD, pushing back isn't the answer. Innovating forward is.
Google Fiber Phone Goes Beyond Typical Telecom Services
News  |  3/30/2016
With Fiber Phone, Google can offer subscribers a classic package that many have moved away from -- Internet, TV, and phone service. But that's where the similarities end.
Twitter Makes Messaging Accessible To The Visually Impaired
News  |  3/30/2016
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
KLM Passengers Can Use Facebook Messenger For Check In
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
KLM, a Netherlands-based airline, is the first to allow passengers to check in, obtain flight details, and even talk to customer service from within the Facebook Messenger chat app.
Amazon Bans Unsafe USB-C Cables
News  |  3/30/2016
Following widespread reports of substandard USB-C cables frying everything from smartphones to laptops, Amazon moves to implement a ban on fraudulent products.
Microsoft Shrugs Off iPad Pro Threat
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
Apple is going after Windows PC users with its smaller iPad Pro. Will the updated device pose a threat to Microsoft? Redmond says it isn't worried.
IM Surges In Enterprise, But Ushers In Security Concerns
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
Over the past 20 years, email has been the preferred communication technology in the enterprise. Now, as workers go mobile, instant messaging is replacing email, and that's a big security concern for IT.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Acer Chromebook 14 Tries To Be MacBook Air Look-Alike
Commentary  |  3/29/2016
The Chromebook 14 from Acer features a sleek all-metal design, a 14-inch display, and all-day battery life.
FBI Cracks iPhone Encryption Without Apple, Drops Court Case
News  |  3/29/2016
The FBI vacated its court order against Apple March 28, saying it had successfully accessed an encrypted iPhone without Apple's help.
Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
News  |  3/29/2016
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
iPhone 7 Reportedly Designed With Curved Screen, AMOLED Display
News  |  3/28/2016
Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone, which most are calling the iPhone 7, with a curved screen and, resources permitting, an AMOLED display, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
iOS 9.3 Web Links Bug Causes Apps To Crash
Commentary  |  3/28/2016
In the wake of a bricking problem with older iPhones and iPads, users who have downloaded iOS 9.3 are now encountering a separate issue that is causing apps to crash or freeze when launched. This time, Apple may not be to blame.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
Apple CareKit, ResearchKit: 6 Apps Aiming For A Healthier World
Slideshows  |  3/27/2016
Apple has introduced an emboldened version of its successful ResearchKit platform -- now a year old -- as well as CareKit, an open-source platform that's the natural extension of what ResearchKit is now making possible. Here's a look at the frameworks and 6 new health-related apps that were created using them.
iPhone 7: Does Apple's Next Smartphone Have To Be 'Spectacular'?
Commentary  |  3/26/2016
The Apple iPhone SE is nice enough. But come the fall, Apple needs to really impress with the iPhone 7, some critics say. However, some other analysts aren't so sure.
iOS 9.3 Update Could Brick Older iPhones, iPads
News  |  3/26/2016
A potential flaw in Apple's iOS 9.3 update could brick older editions of the iPhone and iPad, so the company has decided to pull back while it finds a fix.
Google, YouTube Working On Periscope Competitor
Commentary  |  3/25/2016
Google is secretly developing an app that will let people stream video live to YouTube. The product would compete with similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter.
iPhone SE Reviews Herald A Small, Powerful Smartphone
News  |  3/25/2016
With the early reviews of the iPhone SE in, Apple is getting credit for packaging an upgraded camera and a faster A9 processor into a form factor designed for smaller hands.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
FCC Spectrum Auction Finally Nears Despite Infighting
News  |  3/25/2016
As the FCC's auction of 600 MHz wireless spectrum -- four years in the making -- finally draws near, new testimony shows an agency struggling with infighting and partisanship.
What Retailers Really Know About Their Customers
News  |  3/25/2016
Retailers are getting smarter about delivering better customer experiences across multiple channels. Yet in spite of ongoing technology investments, the promise of relevant, personalized marketing is still falling short. Here are some of the latest tools retailers are using, how they're using them, and what it all means to their businesses and customers.
9 iPhone SE Alternatives That Are Cheaper
Slideshows  |  3/25/2016
Apple recently unveiled the smaller, less expensive iPhone SE, which starts at $399, to appeal to new buyers. But there are lower-cost alternatives. Here are 9 choices to consider.
iPhone SE, iPad Pro Presale Orders Are Starting
Commentary  |  3/24/2016
If you're looking for a smaller iPhone or need to upgrade your iPad, Apple is accepting preorders for its latest mobile devices, the iPhone SE and the smaller iPad Pro.
Pebble Axes 25% Of Staff Despite Smartwatch Success
News  |  3/24/2016
The company's CEO Eric Migicovsky confirmed in an interview that Pebble is laying off 40 people -- about a quarter of its workforce. This comes despite a fairly successful run as a smartwatch maker.
iPhone Cracking: Why FBI Needed Outside Help And What It Means
Commentary  |  3/24/2016
This week, the FBI said it now doesn't need Apple to crack into an iPhone. However, what does this tell us about encryption and the overall state of hardware security?
Google Pumps Up Cloud Platform With Machine Learning
News  |  3/24/2016
Google execs at the GCP Next 2016 conference pitched the company's cloud platform by highlighting advantages, including security, commitment to open source, and machine learning.
iPhone SE, New iPad Storage Pricing Is A Rip-Off
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
Apple continues its practice of overcharging for storage with its newly unveiled iPhone SE and the new smaller iPad. The company's devices should come with more onboard storage, and upgrading shouldn't be so expensive.
Facebook Drops Support For BlackBerry
News  |  3/23/2016
In another blow to the beleaguered smartphone maker, social media titan Facebook announced it would drop BlackBerry support for Messenger, its popular messaging application.
Microsoft, Google, Others Push For Encrypted Email Protocols
News  |  3/23/2016
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have banded together to proposed a method for making email more secure.
Intel's Andy Grove: A Silicon Valley Pioneer
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
Andy Grove, Intel's longtime chief executive, died March 21 at age 79. He leaves a profound legacy within the company, as well as in the computer industry at large.
Apple Event: Moments Of Bravado, Muted Tones
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
Apple execs at the company's Monday press event launched iterative updates to existing products while crowing about non-consumer-facing achievements.
Apple's Liam Robot Emphasizes Company's Sustainable Credentials
News  |  3/22/2016
The focus at Apple's most recent event may have been on products, such as the iPhone SE, but the company made some impressive strides in sustainability, too. The highlight of all this is Liam, a robot that recycles old iPhones.
FBI Aims To Crack iPhone Without Apple, Cancels Court Date
News  |  3/22/2016
The FBI may have just found a way to access an encrypted iPhone, it said in a March 21 legal filing to cancel its court date with Apple, stating that the agency will report back April 5.
Adobe Beefs Up Marketing Analytics, Creates Developer Portal
News  |  3/22/2016
The Adobe Summit 2016 is serving as a backdrop to a host of enhancements and launches appearing within Adobe's analytics and marketing business, including a new portal for developers.
Can iPhone SE, 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Revitalize Sales?
Commentary  |  3/22/2016
Apple's refreshed iPhone SE and its 9.7-inch iPad Pro are an attempt to add some vigor to slowing sales of the company's smartphone and tablet offerings, but Cupertino may not have gone far enough.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
iPhone SE, Smaller iPad Pro Unveiled: Up Close Look
Slideshows  |  3/22/2016
Apple unveiled smaller, cheaper versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro during its March 21 event. Execs also demoed iOS 9.3 and updates to tvOS and Apple Watch. Get a closer look.
iPhone SE, iOS 9.3, Smaller iPad Pro Debut As Expected
News  |  3/21/2016
Apple unveiled smaller versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro, iOS 9.3, new Watch bands, and updates on sustainability and health during a March 21 event.
Amazon: Kindle Users Need To Update Or Lose Connectivity
News  |  3/21/2016
A number of Kindle e-reader models need to install a critical software update by March 22, or risk losing the ability to connect to the Internet.
Apple, FBI Head Into Court March 22
News  |  3/21/2016
The FBI's Feb. 16 court order citing the All Writs Act and demanding Apple's cooperation in unlocking an iPhone will go before a judge March 22, after more than a month of global attention and a day after a press event at Apple Headquarters.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
Barry University CIO: Managing The Mobile Security Load
Commentary  |  3/21/2016
In higher ed, CIOs have to deal with ultra-connected students and faculty whose devices increase the security burden on IT, while managing the growing use of online video as an educational tool. Here's how the CIO of Barry University in Florida handles it all.
Apple Watch At 1: How It's Changed
Slideshows  |  3/20/2016
The Apple Watch debuted one year ago this month. How has the wearable changed over the year, and what's coming in the future?
FTC Raps Android Developers For Using SilverPush Software
News  |  3/20/2016
The FTC has issued a warning to several Android developers for using SilverPush. This software, found on 12 Android apps, could violate consumer privacy rights by picking up background noise to feed to advertisers.
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