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In Pictures: The Apple Watch

“The most personal device we’ve ever created.” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Written by John Cox11 Sept. 14 10:25

BlackBerry buying German firm for voice encryption

BlackBerry has always touted its mobile devices as secure. But now it plans to make them "more secure" by acquiring a German company that specializes in voice encryption.

Written by John Cox30 July 14 05:23

Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.

Written by John Cox25 July 14 01:47

Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

Written by John Cox23 July 14 08:17

Apple, IBM join to make iOS the default mobile platform

It's hard to imagine a more unlikely partnership: Apple, the highpoint of trendy consumer-focused mobile computing and IBM, the high point of, well, the opposite -- the business mainframe computer hulking in a data center.

Written by John Cox16 July 14 09:32

Say goodbye to desktop phones

"When are we going to get rid of these things?" said Ken Henderson's boss as he pointed at the corded desktop telephone that has been emblematic of the American office for decades.

Written by John Cox15 July 14 22:52

What to expect from 11ac's next big deal: multiuser MIMO

The big deal about 802.11ac, or "gigabit Wi-Fi," is the promise of much higher speeds for Wi-Fi clients compared to the maximums under 802.11n today. But 11ac is actually several big deals, including something called multiuser MIMO [my-moe], which is part of the "Wave 2" 11ac features expected later this year.

Written by John Cox07 July 14 22:55

New tools let IT admins cut the cord to manage mobile users

The new release of MobileIron's software for managing mobile devices and data helps IT staff themselves be more mobile and lets management tasks be grouped and segregated to improve privacy and security.

Written by John Cox04 July 14 09:10

Apple's WWDC keynote at 1 pm Eastern will finally settle rumors

At 1 pm Eastern today, Apple introduces its newest software updates to a group of 5,000 avid developers at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Very little is known, but much is speculated about what the company will unveil, especially given the promise of "new product categories" to be introduced in 2014.

Written by John Cox03 June 14 04:07

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending May 30

With Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 starting Monday June 2, it's déjà vu all over again with iPhone and iOS rumors that have been circulating since the end of WWDC 2013.

Written by John Cox31 May 14 06:21
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