Monday, May 11, 2015

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Your brain on iPhone 7 and plastic survives

7 reasons to ditch your iPad for the Surface 3 | Wireless engineers now have a new online hotspot for geeking out

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iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Your brain on iPhone 7 and plastic survives
Given that Apple sold 61 million iPhones in its most recent quarter and that the iPhone 6 Plus now dominates the U.S. market for phablets with 5.5-inch screens or bigger, you might think Apple could coast for a spell, and that rumors of the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 would be overkill. But no, the rumor mills cranks along. Read More

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5 Ways Disaster Recovery Is Like Jack Bauer
If you don't swoon at the words "disaster recovery," we don't blame you. After all, the term sounds kind of pragmatic. No-nonsense. Mandatory. We get it, but things may just change when you start thinking of disaster recovery in terms of Jack Bauer from 24. Learn More.


Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survival Camp
End of support for Windows Server 2003 Release 2 can have a dramatic impact on your business. It will mean no more updates or patches from Microsoft, which can result in a less stable and less secure infrastructure for your organization. Join this webcast to learn how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Learn More

7 reasons to ditch your iPad for the Surface 3
Microsoft’s Surface 3 tabletImage by ShutterstockMicrosoft is releasing its new 10-inch tablet that runs on Windows 8.1. With a starting price of $499, the Surface 3 is pitted squarely against Apple’s iPad Air 2 tablet, and is a highly compelling option if you are looking to get a new tablet or replace your iPad.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Wireless engineers now have a new online hotspot for geeking out
There are plenty of places online to bounce ideas off of other network and IT pros, but Kevin Franzen felt there was a need for at least one more, and he calls it the forums. Read More

9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi
Is your company's lethargic Wi-Fi making users scream? Try these techniques for a zippier network. Read More

Why Microsoft is battling Android malware
It's no secret that Android has a badware problem. One report said 97% of malware can be found on the Android platform, while a more recent report says Android apps are rife with secret usage tracking.Microsoft's Windows Store doesn't have this problem because, unfortunately, no one uses Windows Phone. Its market share remains stuck in the low single digits. But with the recent update to Visual Studio adding support for porting Android apps to Windows Phone, Microsoft is preparing for the flood of Android apps, good and bad.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Overcoming Performance Limitations with Flash Storage
Whether you're deploying high transaction database applications, starting a new VDI (virtual desktop) project or trying to maintain performance SLAs for a highly virtualized environment, see how Flash or Hybrid storage solutions based on our Dell SC Series platform can deliver results in a flexible and highly scalable architecture. View now

Apple, IBM partner to help Japan's elderly survive on their own
Japan has a problem. In a nation of 120 million people and falling, 33 million people, one-quarter of its total population, are over 65. Many of these elderly are disconnected from family or just want to maintain their independence, but Japan doesn't have anywhere near enough healthcare workers to tend to these ageing people, and given its xenophobia, the government isn't keen on letting in foreign workers to fill the gaps.The solution? An iPad with some IBM apps. Company CEOs Tim Cook and Virginia Rometty met in New York City along with the CEO of Japan Post Group to announce the initiative to help Japan's seniors better deal with everyday issues and connect with healthcare providers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Snake, the original mobile game, is coming to Android and iOS
The 90's nostalgia bubble is actually producing something useful – the return of Snake, the classic game first found on some of Nokia's earliest popular cellphones.The Verge reported today that the game's original creator, former Nokia design engineer Taneli Armanto, has partnered with Finnish video game studio Rumilus Design for Snake Rewind, which will feature updated graphics and gameplay, such as a new feature that seems like heresy – "the ability to rewind if you crash your snake," according to the report. Where I come from, if you crash the Snake, you're out.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

HP buys Aruba and next thing you know Dell is reselling Aerohive WiFi gear
Aerohive Networks announced Monday that Dell will begin reselling its wireless LAN and related management products -- not a shocker in light of longtime Dell OEM partner Aruba Networks being snapped up by HP in a multi-billion deal last month. Read More

Project Fi's winners and losers
Project Fi, Google's Wi-Fi and cellular network service, can be described as low-cost, disruptive, cutting edge, tantalizing, confusing, even awesome. Here's a look at those who could gain from the new service, and those who could lose. Read More

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Tapping into Mobile Commerce 2014
Mobile commerce is growing: by 2017 mobile commerce is projected to account for $109 billion in sales, with average order spend on tablet quadrupling relative to its 2013 numbers. In this infographic, we break down the numbers and provide some strategies to help you win at mobile. Learn 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

IDG Contributor Network: GPS breakthrough: Low-cost accuracy within centimeters
A form of antenna motion, where the GPS is moved in wavelength-sized increments, could allow for more accurate GPS measurements with smartphone-grade chipsets, scientists say. Read More

All eyes on Android at Google I/O
The upcoming conference will focus squarely on Android, with sessions about how developers can utilize its newest features Read More

Billions of reasons to listen to these Unicorn startup founders
Bob Brown/NetworkWorld TIE Startup Con "Unicorn" panel (L-R) Moderator Deepak Sindwani of Bain, WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey, Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh Unicorns are all the rage these days, and we’re not talking about the ones in fantasy stories or on your kids’ bedspreads. The unicorns that people at events like last week’s TIE Startup Con (formerly TIEcon East) are agog over are private companies with valuations of $1 billion or more, such as co-working office space provider WeWork and data virtualization company Actifio, whose founders talked shop during the opening panel at the Cambridge, Mass., get-together for entrepreneurs and investors.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Galaxy S6 edge an impressive enterprise phone — with one big exception
Samsung, one of the largest and most popular Android partners, has slowly been making inroads in enterprise. Last month, the company released its two new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, which are identical except for the GS6 edge's curved display and slightly larger battery.Due to the popularity of Samsung's Galaxy S devices, it's easy to find GS6 reviews, but our evaluation is written specifically for business users — and the IT staffers who need to support them. I've been using both devices regularly for almost two months, though I gravitated to the GS6 edge. As such this evaluation is focused on the GS6 edge, though most of conclusions apply to both phones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New products of the week 05.11.15
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Barracuda NG Firewall on AzureKey features – Barracuda NG Firewall now supports new routing functionality in Azure with User Defined Routes and also works with ExpressRoute providing additional security, redundancy, and application aware traffic routing. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


How Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm.


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