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Apple iOS 8.1.2 for iPhone, iPad addresses disappearing ringtones mystery
Apple on Tuesday released an iOS update (8.1.2) for the iPhone and iPad that includes unspecified bug fixes, aside from one that could have resulted in ringtones purchased from iTunes disappearing. Read More


Why IT Struggles with Mobility
This paper chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the enterprise mobile app journey based on our observations working with industry leaders who have weathered three years of pain to arrive at the same conclusions. Learn More


Advanced Evasion Techniques for Dummies
Advanced evasions will break the security protection model that most organizations are using today. Given this changing threat landscape we need to rethink traditional security models. Here's advice on how to evade AETs. Learn more

Cool Yule Tools: Best techie gifts for 2014
The National Santa Agency has a handle on what everyone wants. Read More

Comcast sued for launching public Wi-Fi hotspots from customers' routers
A class-action lawsuit filed in San Francisco last week charges Comcast with exploiting its broadband customers by using their in-home routers to send a separate signal for public Wi-Fi hotspots that extend into their neighborhoods, according to a recent San Francisco Chronicle report.Comcast has pushed its plan to create public Wi-Fi hotspots to 19 cities so far, and reportedly plans to launch 8 million hotspots by the end of the year. I covered the project when it launched in Chicago this summer. Here's a quick breakdown from that article on how Comcast is approaching the project.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Mobile device makers unleash FIDO
Vendors of mobile devices are lining up to implement an authentication scheme meant to make online transactions both simpler and more secure, known as the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) specification, which is being released today.Within a year there could be 20 to 30 vendors integrating FIDO in shipping products, says Michael Barrett, who heads up the FIDO Alliance, an industry group of more than 150 members that has written the specification.+ Also on Network World: Can the FIDO Alliance Help Obsolete User Name/Password Authentication? | Hackers leak top Sony executives' emails +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Guide to Managing and Lowering Mainframe Software Charges
Monthly license charges (MLC) are rising by 7% or more each year, and account for 30% of total mainframe costs. Yet managing MLC costs is an inexact science. This best practice guide provides a step-by-step process to reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 20% without compromising business critical services. Learn More

Microsoft delivers Office mobile management in Intune update
The updates Microsoft has made to its Intune PC and device management service this week are partly catching up to other MDM systems with features like containers for apps and files, a managed browser and bulk enrollment for iOS devices. But they also add unique options for managing Office apps on iOS and Android.Intune now lets you set conditional access to Exchange Online and Office 365 (a feature that was already available to customers with Exchange 2013 on-site). "Before you let email or files flow onto a device, you can go check if it's managed by Intune and if it's compliant," senior director of product marketing Andrew Conway explained. "You can set up the compliance policy: you can require a 4-digit PIN, you can require a device that's not jail-broken or rooted."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Best Apple iTunes apps of the year are brain trainer, number puzzler
Apple has named Elevate, a set of brain training games, and Threes!, an addictive numbers game, as its top 2014 app and game, respectively. Elevate Elevate Brain Training app Elevate is a free (with in-app purchases) brain training program from Elevate Labs that the app maker says was "designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning." The iPhone/iPad app is built to improve users' "focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills and more." You need to use it at least 4 times a week to see real results, the software maker says.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New products of the week 12.08.2014
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Microsoft and Watchguard Technologies Read More


Enterprise Mobile Security Checklist
Here are a few considerations to help evaluate your environment before implementing an enterprise mobility management (EMM) strategy or any other mobile security policies. Learn More

MIT names U.S. CTO Megan Smith as 2015 commencement speaker
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a seriously early jump on its 2015 commencement exercises, naming U.S. CTO and MIT alum Megan Smith as its speaker for the June 5 event.Smith, who has undergraduate (1986) and master's (1988) degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, was named by President Barack Obama as the chief technology officer of the United States in September. Before that, she was VP of new business development at Google.RELATED: Top Techie College Commencement Speakers of 2014To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook among 8 finalists for Time's Person of the Year
Apple CEO Tim Cook, who dazzled the industry with new iPhones and iPads and showed strength by becoming the first Fortune 500 CEO to publicly announce he is gay, has made Time magazine's short list for Person of the Year for 2014.Cook, who filled Steve Jobs' big shoes in 2011, has a shot at winning an honor from Time that Jobs never won. The very well compensated Cook was also a finalist in 2012.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

2014: The year smartwatches died
Something borderline amazing happened to me last weekend… a couple arrived at my house wearing matching smartwatches. I consider that amazing because these smartwatches were only the second and third I've ever seen on the wrists of real people in the wild. The first was at a tech conference over the summer, and that one turned out to be a freebie from the Google I/O conference. And I live in San Francisco, the de facto capital of the tech world.I'm actually very interested in buying and wearing a smartwatch, but I still haven't found one that meets my relatively modest list of needs: The ability to tell the time without pushing a button Activity tracking Sleep tracking Ability to read alerts, message header, and texts Full-day battery life Compatibility with iOS and Android smartphones At least as stylish as a mid-level traditional watch, without announcing itself to people 30 feet away Like many people, I had high hopes for the Apple Watch, but the company's fall announcement brought with it mixed reviews. And more to the point, unlike most Apple hardware announcements that are quickly followed by product availability, the actual product launch won't happen until 2015.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Building a private cloud, of sorts, with OwnCloud
Getting cloudy has always been a mixed proposition in the IT world. Your users want the convenience of using a variety of devices and having their work accessible on all of those devices from wherever they are, whereas you still have to worry about data security, lost computers, federal regulation and the control that is necessary to ensure your organization's information technology resiliency. Add the fact that most cloud services like OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox -- let's face it, the ones that your users want -- are consumer-oriented services that lack the ability to be managed and controlled centrally, and you have a face-off for the ages.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More




Cisco's top 10 innovations over the years

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