Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Google Maps Pac-Man can't wait for April Fools' Day | Microsoft's Surface 3 starts at $499, eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade

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Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world
Today's workers expect to be able to use their mobile devices to do their jobs, and companies are obliging, offering extensions to enterprise applications with interfaces that adapt to smaller screen sizes, thanks to responsive design. Read 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


How Modern Business Connects for Success
Reviews how companies can infuse ready-to-use, world-class collaboration capabilities through SaaS, on-premises and hybrid deployment models. Learn More

Google Maps Pac-Man can't wait for April Fools' Day
Google, which in recent years has popped out so many April Fools' Day pranks that they've warranted their own slideshows, this year has gotten a head-start by rolling out Google Maps Pac-Man to end March.(The most exciting Pac-Man news since NFL player Adam "Pac-Man" Jones -- @RealPacMan24 -- started following me on Twitter for some inexplicable reason?)The gamified Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man across any location you plug into the mapping program (we're showing a map of Google's Cambridge, Mass., location here).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft's Surface 3 starts at $499, eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft wants laptop diehards to switch over to its lightweight Surface 3 tablet, which will offer PC-like performance and be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 later this year.The Surface 3 tablet has a 10.8-inch screen with a 1920 x 1280-pixel resolution, and can double up as a laptop with a keyboard attachment. The tablet provides 10 hours of battery life when playing video.With prices starting at US$499, the tablet is positioned by Microsoft as a nimbler, less expensive version of the faster Surface Pro 3 tablet, which starts at $799. Surface 3 will ship in 26 countries starting in May, and an LTE version of the tablet will be available through carriers later this year, Microsoft said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

LG may introduce leather-covered flagship smartphone at April 28 event
The company is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the G4 Read More

5 common Wi-Fi attacks – and how to defend against them
In addition to using strong passwords, you need to prepare your network for these types of attacks. Here are some common vulnerabilities and how to protect against them. Read More


IDC: Enterprise Social Software Forecast
In spite of everything that's changing with Enterprise Social Networks, some things are staying the same: IBM was ranked as the market leader for enterprise social software for the fifth year in a row. Learn More

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum
Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today Read More

Stanford crypto expert Dan Boneh wins $175K computer science award
ACM Stanford University computer science professor Dan Boneh has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences for his work in cryptography.The Association for Computing Machinery/Infosys Foundation award, which includes a $175,000 prize, recognizes relatively recent contributions by young scientists and systems developers. Boneh, who leads the applied cryptography group at Stanford, was born in 1969 in Israel.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here 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

What happens with data from mobile health apps?
Health IT experts caution of lax cyber hygiene in the medical community, urge policymakers to address privacy issues. Read More


IBM Connections Cloud Mobility
Combining the power of cloud computing with the freedom and functionality of mobile devices can give enterprises access to a wide range of key benefits, including increased reliability, real-time updates and access to applications that embrace and cultivate the spirit of collaboration and community. Learn More>>

5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching
Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.Sure, “the cloud” is a broad term and in reality, what new tech company doesn’t have some cloud angle? But 5 companies that announced funding this week, some familiar to us and some not, all have legit claims on being cloud computing businesses.The big winner of the bunch this week was, a San Francisco cloud ERP provider based on the Salesforce1 Platform that touted $110 million in fresh funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Existing investor Salesforce Ventures also chipped in. The $110 million, which will go toward product development, sales, marketing and more, adds to $50 million committed about a year ago by Advent International.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

How to check Wi-Fi channels on Android devices
Checking the channels used by your wireless network and others nearby can help when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues. Here's how to do it. Read More

Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365
Leveraging Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft extends built-in mobile device management capabilities to Office 365 commercial plans at no additional cost. Read More

Hands on: AT&T Velocity hits the WiFi hotspot
AT&T Velocity I’m using the ZTE-built AT&T Velocity WiFi hotspot as I write up my quickie review of the device here, and sure enough it’s providing me with ample speed as I fact check on the web during this process. The basic purpose for the device is to provide you with 2.4- or 5-GHz WiFi Internet access – via an AT&T 4G LTE connection -- when you can’t find free or safe WiFi in the wild. You just need to make sure you’re not somewhere that blocks usage of such devices – a practice frowned upon by the FCC.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Meet the White House's new open source-happy IT director

"First Geek" David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world.


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