Profile of Larry LoebBlogger, Informationweek
Member Since: 6/5/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 140
Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange. His first Mac had 128 KB of memory, which was a big step up from his first 1130, which had 4 KB, as did his first 1401. You can e-mail him at [email protected].
Articles by Larry Loeb
posted in October 2015
Some major mobile carriers are selling your data under the radar, and it's potentially worth $24.1 billion this year.
IBM announces six more companies that will create apps and services using IBM's Watson Developer Cloud.
A steady stream of executives exiting Yahoo in recent months shows a lack of confidence that CEO Marissa Mayer can turn things around.
Facebook releases an update to its iOS app that will stop the excessive drain on iPhone batteries that users were reporting.
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
IBM's decision is a "goodwill" gesture aimed at expansion in the Chinese market.
Sprint joins other major carriers in setting lower priority levels for heavy users.
Apple's new support and features for the iWork suite of apps refine usability.
August unveils a new smart-home access platform that integrates Apple's HomeKit and Siri.
Google will fold Divshot into its development platform for app developers Firebase.
Apple announced an update to its iMac to include Retina display and fifth- and sixth-generation Intel Core processors.
The Obama administration will not push legislation that would compel companies to decrypt customer data, but will continue to try to persuade them to give access when needed.
The apps removed from Apple's store installed root certificates that could have potentially allowed third-parties to view private user information.
In what appears to be a move to protect the brand of Google's parent company Alphabet, the Internet giant has bought the domain abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.
The FCC grants AT&T a waiver of its rules for the hearing impaired, allowing the carrier to roll out its WiFi calling on the iPhone and other devices.
Apple's promise that iOS 9 would trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices can finally be realized with a newly rolled out iCloud delivery fix.
Facebook inks a deal with French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to Africa.
A report from the New York Times removes doubt that ad blockers make a difference in the mobile experience, but at what cost?
The latest version of the Mac OS X, called El Capitan, looks a lot like the last version with some visual and functionality improvements. However, it's the added security that makes the upgrade worth it.