Monday, April 20, 2015

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Killer camera on the way?

Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products | 8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

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iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Killer camera on the way?
Apple’s confirmed-but-not-confirmed acquisition this past week of Israeli camera maker LinX has iPhone 7 watchers wishing, begging and hoping that the next great smartphone will incorporate advanced photo-taking technologies. Read More


IBM Demo on Exceptiona​l Customer Experience​s
This demo highlights how a fictional company, Greenwell Financial, used IBM's Digital Experience platform to create market-leading customer experiences. The demo highlights new features coming in the platform, such as renditions, plus new integrations, such as with Brightcove, IBM Interact Learn More>>

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Mobility: The Game-Changer for your Organization
IDG Research shows a majority of companies (59 percent) allow their employees to do work using their own devices either away from their office or at work. In this webcast, hear from two experts on how to make some critical decisions about optimizing your mobile workforce. Learn More

Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products
Fave Raves 2015We asked, and IT pros answered. Their favorite tech products keep people productive and enterprise assets running safely and efficiently. Check out the must-haves.SEE ALSO: Security pros name their must-have tools | Go-to storage and disaster recovery products | IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products | Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency | To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week
Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps.Funding of cloud computing companies is showing no sign of abating this year. A few weeks back we rounded up 5 other cloud companies that scored a combined $175 million from investors. And last week, Silicon Slopes, Utah’s Domo, whose 5-years-under-wraps cloud-based business intelligence technology was finally formally announced, said it had closed Series D funding of $200 million, bringing its total valuation to around $2 billion. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Google's Project Loon close to launching thosands of balloons
Google says it’s Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.Such a number would be required to provide reliable Internet access to users in remote areas that are currently unserved by terrestrial networks, said Mike Cassidy, the Google engineer in charge of the project, in a video posted Friday.The ambitious project has been underway for a couple of years and involves beaming down LTE cellular signals to handsets on the ground from balloons thousands of feet in the air, well above the altitude that passenger jets fly.“At first it would take us 3 or 4 days to tape together a balloon,” Cassidy says in the video. “Today, through our own manufacturing facility, the automated systems can get a balloon produced in just a few hours. We’re getting close to the point where we can roll out thousands of balloons.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products
Giant spikes in traffic and transactions created problems for DailyLook, an online fashion brand that distinguishes itself by styling complete outfits for shoppers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan
Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years Read More


5 Truths about Securing Digital Workspaces
The friction between the demand for user enablement and the need for security must be reconciled with a user-centric approach to IT security, instead of traditional device-centric approaches. Get your straightforward blueprint for keeping security in pace with a fast-evolving digital work environment. Learn More

Spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Huawei P8
The Chinese company hopes to make a dent in Samsung's sales with its latest smartphone Read More

MIT researchers develop wearable thumbnail-mounted wireless controller
Researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to interact with wireless devices – a miniaturized trackpad so small that it can be stuck onto a user's thumbnail. Read More

How to monitor Wi-Fi traffic on Android devices
With these sniffer apps, instead of having to run captures on your bulky laptop, you can walk around with your Android tablet or phone tucked away in your pocket. Read More

Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better
Nokia's plan to buy Alcatel-Lucent would create a huge mobile networks maker Read More

IDG Contributor Network: Bad cell service? Just start your own telco
GSM spectrum is getting assigned to community use in some places. Read More


Are You Equipped to Win the Latest Battle Facing IT?
Today's digital workers are threatening to leave IT in the proverbial technology dust. But enterprise IT departments don't need to be the underdog. Equip yourself to face your IT challenges head on. Get your Enterprise IT Challenges vs. People-Centric IT as a Service infographic. Learn More

Aerohive targets education with 802.11ac access point release
Aerohive Networks today announced the availability of the AP130, the company's latest wireless access point to target educational institutions as customers. Read More

Indoor Atlas: Smartphones can navigate inside buildings using magnetic fields
Navigating outdoors is easy with GPS and when augmented augmented by WiFi the the accuracy and availability of geolocation increase significantly … until you step inside a building.Once you’re inside and there’s no GPS signal WiFi geolocation might give you a rough fix though usually you’re effectively “off the grid.” But knowing where you are inside a structure can be crucial in large factories or office buildings. It may also be crucial for others to be able to locate you.If you want to build an app that’s capable for geolocation within a building you should take a look at Indoor Atlas, an SDK for iOS and Android, which uses magnetometer data from your smartphone and cloud-based mapping data to locate you to within 2 meters or less in real time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Ruckus first to roll out enterprise 802.11ac Wave 2 AP
Ruckus ZoneFlex R710 WiFi access point boasts multi-antenna technology. Read More

Review: Gigabit Wi-Fi access points for SMBs
This time around, we're testing three new entrants to Gigabit Wi-Fi access point market. Cisco, D-Link, Edimax deliver impressive speeds, solid management tools. Read More

Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015
Commencement speakersColleges and universities across the country have begun touting their Class of 2015 commencement speakers, including some of the biggest names in the technology industry. The tech industry has been well represented over the years, with everyone from Steve Jobs (Stanford, 2005) to Bill Gates (Harvard, 2007) sharing words of wisdom. Here’s a look at who will be speaking in 2015. (LOOK BACK at 2014’s top techie commencement speakers)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


First Look: Microsoft's new Spartan browser for Windows 10

Here's what sets Spartan apart from Internet Explorer.


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