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Bloomberg: AT&T and Time Warner Talking Deal

AT&T making deals, Verizon and T-Mobile facing trouble.

Mobility Is at the Center of Digital Business

Mobile 2.0 has arrived, so organizations must develop an enterprise mobile strategy that extends beyond smartphones and tablets and into the IoT.

2017 and Beyond: How Digital Innovation Will Impact the World

Digital innovation is by far the biggest influencer, changing the way we do just about everything, from shopping to communication to running a business.

G.fast Set to Explode, While XG.FAST Waits in the Wings

XG.FAST and its predecessor technology, G.fast, are seeing lots of vendor activity.

Mobile Payments Offer Security Advantages

Secure mobile payment apps—mobile wallets—don't transmit a primary account number; they send a randomly generated token to the POS terminal and payment network.

802.11ax Entering the Market

Corporate planners will hear more about 802.11ax, which is likely to be a very valuable addition to the 802.11 family.

Verizon May Seek Changes or Exit Yahoo Deal

News this week included the Yahoo deal, Google as a frenemy to telecom carriers, 3D printers and Galaxy Note 7 fireproof returns.

Managing Mobility Is a Major IT Challenge

Enterprise mobility presents numerous benefits: increased productivity, potential cost savings and improved employee morale. It comes with many potential risks. Between "bill shock" from uncontrolled roaming costs to user negligence causing unmanaged overages to to data loss, managing mobility can be a major challenge....

What Customers Expect From Multi-Channel Support

Companies are falling short of customer expectations in providing multi-channel support, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum for BoldChat by LogMeIn. The accompanying report, "Get It Right: Deliver the Omni-Channel Support Customers Want," reveals that customers are using at least five channels for support...

3 Ways CISOs Can Partner with Chief Data Officers

The CISO and the chief data officer must work well together, given the importance of secure data access. Here are tips for fostering a C-suite partnership.

How Channel Can Help Customers Cut Mobile Costs

COMMENTARY: There are three questions every channel partner should ask to help customers save on mobile costs.

Contextual Mobile Services: How Ready Are You?

Contextual mobile services harness real-time, context-relevant data to provide a personalized service driven by an individual’s needs at any given time.

Why Developing Wearable and IoT Apps Is a Struggle

With mobile app developers and design staffers now working on multiple products at the same time, these professionals view the growing demand for wearable tech and connected device apps as a top current or future challenge, according to a recent survey from Kony. The resulting report, "Wearables and Connected Devices:...

5 Tips on Using OAuth 2.0 for Secure Authorization

OAuth 2.0 can be an effective authorization method. Here we offer tips on implementing and using an OAuth 2.0 authorization server using the OWIN framework.

Are You Ready for the Industrial Age of IoT?

With only a minority of CIOs and other executives expressing much confidence in their company's ability to manage the scale and scope of data integration needs, the vast majority are looking to the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to help address the shortcomings, according to a recent survey from Bit Stew Systems....

How IT Tools Can Avoid BYOD Overpayments

With bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption expected to increase significantly over the next six to 12 months, organizations are struggling to accurately distinguish between their employees' personal usage expenses on their devices and business-related costs, according to a recent survey from Syntonic. The resulting...

Malware Risk Grows Across Mobile Devices, Platforms

Malware infections for smartphones nearly doubled in the first half of 2016, compared with the second half of 2015, according to the latest Nokia Threat Intelligence Report. The report, which looks at stats and trends for malware infections in devices connected through mobile and fixed networks globally, examined more...

Mobile Ransomware Threat Continues to Climb

Mobile ransomware detection in the second quarter of 2016 increased 200 percent from the first quarter, according to a new report from Quick Heal Technologies. Other threats the security solution provider discovered include adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) with destructive functionalities. The analysis...

Mobile Device Infections Surged by 96 Percent in First Half of 2016

And smartphones accounted for 78 percent of those infections, according to Nokia.

What Citizen Developers Should Know About Mobile Security

The rise of citizen developers creates more mobile security concerns. What can enterprises do to ensure mobile apps are secure?

5 Freaky but Real Application Security Threats

There are some new application security threats in town, and they are pretty scary.

When App Performance Draws Constant Complaints

IT departments are feeling increasingly overwhelmed due to ever-expanding corporate networks along with near-insatiable user demand for newer and better apps, according to a recent survey from InfoVista. The accompanying report, titled “Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations,” focuses on the...

Samsung, Tech Data Team Up on Mobile Initiative

Seeking to become a full-service provider, Samsung formed a partnership with Tech Data to sell unlocked mobile computing devices via the channel.

What Companies Miss With Invisible Payments

Yes, friction-free invisible payments work wonders. But only when something else is highly visible. 

Apple Systems, Devices Reach the Enterprise Core

Although Microsoft may be the house the channel helped build, there is no denying that Apple has become a force to be reckoned with in the enterprise. A new survey of 480 executives, managers and IT professionals conducted by JAMF Software, a provider of IT management software optimized for Apple systems and devices,...

Apple Gets Serious About MDM

The maker of iPhones and iPads touts its new device management options for businesses ahead of a new iOS 7 update.

BlackBerry 10 Delayed, RIM Shedding 5,000 Jobs

Research in Motion delays BlackBerry 10 after a disappointing quarter.

Mobile Internet Use Climbs Dramatically

New data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project points to a steady shift in how users access the Internet.

iPhone 5 to Have NFC, Mobile Payments, Rumors Say

Apple is said to be including NFC capabilities in the iPhone 5 this fall.

Microsoft's Tablet Surfaces

Microsoft takes on the iPad with hardware of its own and innovative accessories.

IDC: Apple Tightens Grip on Growing Tablet Market

IDC revises tablet forecast upward as business buying picks up and Microsoft gets ready to flex its marketing muscle ahead of the Windows 8 launch.

iPad to Lose Market Share to Android Tablets, Says IDG

New survey reports that IT and business professionals will favor Android tablets over iPads in the coming year.

Hands-On Reviews of MacBook Pro Retina

Early impressions of Apple’s high-def laptop have reviewers using words like “mindblowing” and “stunning.”

Apple Updates MacBooks, Announces IOS 6

MacBook Pro gets a major hardware refresh as Apple excites developers with new tech at WWDC12.

Google: 900K Android Activations a Day

A rumor prompts Google's Andy Rubin to disclose Android's enviable rate of adoption.

Prepaid iPhone Plans Coming Soon from Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel's Virgin Mobile USA brand will start selling contract-free iPhones beginning June 29.

Google Acquires Quickoffice, Sets Stage for BYOD Showdown

Google snaps up the Office-friendly app maker as Microsoft works to bring its productivity software to tablets.

Toshiba 21:9 Widescreen Satellite U845W Review Roundup

Early hands-on impressions of new Toshiba ultrabook say it’s a niche notebook that takes an interesting approach.

Windows 8 Will Drive Massive Hardware Shift. Who Wins?

It’s not yet clear what hardware configuration, touch or otherwise, will benefit most from Windows 8 adoption.

Windows 8 Tablet Announcements Coming Next Week?

Rumors suggest that three new tablets based on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS will be announced next week, though probably won't be available until the fall.

Google Updates Chrome OS with New Hardware and Software

Chromebox joins Chromebooks as Google expands open source operating system vision

Review Roundup of Latest Chromebook From Google, Samsung

Google's latest Chromebook gets mixed reviews from USA Today, CNET, Engadget and others.

IBM Shushes Siri

The iPhone's personal digital assistant is tech non grata on IBM campuses as security concerns surface.

Google Tablet Rumored To Be Announced June 27

Google is rumored to be coming out with a Nexus tablet in July for $200.

Glitches, Ad Worries Darken Facebook Post-IPO Glow

Facebook's IPO may be one for the record books, but trading glitches and a murky advertising and mobile outlook are weighing on investors' minds.

Only Seven Android Phones Have Ice Cream Sandwich

The latest Android OS has only been installed on a handful of devices, though more are coming soon.

1 in 2 Own Smartphones, Have an Average of 41 Apps

The latest Nielsen survey of smartphone users also found that Android and iOS users are the largest percentage, at 88 percent.

2012 MacBook Pro to Have Retina Display, Rumor Says

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a thinner, lighter MacBook Pro with a Retina display.

iPad Mini Rumored for October Release

Apple is said to be developing a 7-inch iPad for fall 2012 release. But some signs suggest otherwise.

Apple May Sell $799 MacBook Air, Rumors Suggest

Supply-chain sources told DigiTimes that Apple may offer a low-cost MacBook Air in Q3 2012.

Apple to Offer Mobile Service, Analyst Predicts

Not content to disrupt the music, e-book, textbook, and other industries, Apple will try to shake up the mobile wireless space too, an analyst predicts.

Future BlackBerrys Will Have Keypads, Says RIM CEO

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins says there will be touchscreen and keypad BlackBerry models in the company’s future.

Apple: Notebook and Tablet Markets Will Not Converge

Apple CEO takes aim at hybrid ultrabook concepts as the iPad maker continues to make record profits.

Google Drive Stirs Concern About Data Privacy

Are you worried Google will learn your company's secrets? Some companies warn their employees not to use the new Google Drive or Gmail for these and other reasons. 

Microsoft Adds Paid SkyDrive Plans and New Desktop Apps

Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage service gets competitive with Dropbox and SugarSync.

Apple iPhone 5 Rumor Points to Liquidmetal Case

Apple’s next iPhone should be out in October, encased in a 'liquid metal' metal alloy.

Intel Ramping up for Ultrabook Revolution

The chip giant is moving forward with its next generation of server and desktop processors.

Wrist Watch Pairs with iPhone and Android Devices

A start-up raised over $4 million to fund a "smart watch" that connects via Bluetooth to iPhone and Android devices.

Are the BlackBerry and Windows Phone OS Doomed?

Recent headlines paint a dismal future for the BlackBerry and Windows Phone. 

Nokia Lumia 900 Phone Free Until April 21

To compensate for a software glitch, Nokia is offering a $100 credit to Lumia 900 users.

Unlock Your Old iPhone Without Jailbreaking

AT&T is now allowing you to unlock old, off-contract iPhones. But you might still experience a roadblock.

Nokia Lumia 900 Reviews Call it Best Windows Phone Yet

Reviewers say the new Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone has a lot to recommend it, but suffers from lack of third-party apps and some other problems, such as call quality. 

First Sprint 4G LTE Smartphone to Debut Soon

Sprint is set to roll out its first 4G LTE smartphones a few months ahead of its 4G network. 

An iPhone With a 3D Camera May Be in the Picture

A patent filing suggests Apple is working on a 3D camera for future iOS devices. 

RIM Earnings Tumble, CTO, COO and Balsillie Fall Too

Another terrible quarter for the Blackberry as new CEO pin the company's future on the enterprise and not consumers.

Most iPhone 4S Owners Like Siri But Do Not Use Many Features

Siri has proven to a popular addition to the iPhone 4S—even if users aren’t taking advantage of the virtual assistant’s many capabilities.

New iPad is Hot, Literally

Is the honeymoon over between consumers and the new iPad less than a week after its release? 

Android Under Fire In The News

Google’s mobile operating system has been hit with some bad news lately, from ads that drain batteries to malware concerns.

Dell, Lenovo Readying 'Day One' Windows 8 Business Tablets

Companies vie for first place as signs point to an October launch date for Microsoft's tablet OS.

New iPad Reviews are Highly Positive

Apple’s new iPad arrives in stores tomorrow. So far, reviewers have been fairly consistent about two things: They love the iPad’s high-definition Retina display and the 4G network connectivity is super fast.

Amazon Kindle Fire - The Latest BYOD Gadget?

Good Technology has released a version of its mobile enterprise platform for the Amazon tablet/e-reader.

AT&T to Add 4G LTE to 14 More Markets

The wireless carrier will be expanding its 4G LTE network to cities in the South, Midwest, and Staten Island.

What's Missing from the New iPad?

As expected, Apple announced a new iPad on Tuesday. But there were still some surprises.

A Sneak Peek at Android Jelly Bean

Android Jelly Bean is expected to be optimized for tablets as well as notebooks and netbooks, among other features.

AT&T Working Hard to Defend Its Worst Carrier Rep?

Several recent moves by AT&T, such as throttling heavy data users' speeds, are not exactly customer-friendly.

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